10 October 2007

Another Serendipity Moment ...

... one of you (sorry, can't remember who) mentioned the 'S' word the other day and now I have my own little serendip to tell you about ...

I've spent the day finding the sitting room floor and sorting through stock to decide what to take to the Giant Flea at Shepton on Sunday, and came across (I hardly dare admit) a cardboard box of 'my' stuff rather than stock, which had lurked behind the sofa for far longer than it takes an army of spiders to spin a veritable fort of webs. Anyway, be that as it may, I decided it was time I poked my head inside the box and I found a pair of scissors I last saw when the box was packed before we moved last year, my sewing box, and lots of other goodies, including a bag full of old keys which I bought at a car boot about 4 years ago ...

Well ... as the newly revamped meat safe has a keyhole I thought I'd see if one of the keys would fit in the hole so that I could include it with the safe, just for fun. One did fit, and then it dawned on me that the lock itself was still intact and maybe ... just maybe ... the key was actually a good enough fit to turn the lock ... and it is and it does. I now have a meat safe with a lock with a key that works. How brilliant is that. I'm so excited (sad, isn't it) that I had to come and tell you straight away. Hee hee ... I'm off to celebrate with a glass of red now ... care to join me?

15 comments:

Donna said...

Hehehe you do make me laugh Sue. I can hear you talk as I read this and hear the excitement in your voice :-)
Lovely seeing you yesterday, briefly, will have to make it longer at Ilminster. xxx

kelly said...

that meat safe is a beauty Sue, I love it! I have an old stash of keys that I keep just in case and once or twice I have found that one will fit for an old piece of furniture. good work!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Now THAT is a GREAT find! =) (That you already had, too!)

gill conway said...

how many pairs of scissors have you now?
Love the meat safe.
Gillie x

smilnsigh said...

That is a precious find and I fully understand you wanting to come and tell us! Plus, I think it's quite the happening.

May I add an 'S' word of my own, about this? Synchrinosity. You have the newly revamped meat safe. You found the forgotten box. They "worked" together. See...? :-)

My feeling is that when we are tuned to things, happenings like this 'happen.' Looking for a certain magazine for ages. Just happen to go into a different store and... there it is. Etc. Things like this, are what I call Synchrinosity. It's happened too many times, for me, to discount it myself. :-)

Mari-Nanci

cd&m said...

Oh yes indeed I'll help you celebrate your good news!

Cathy said...

I'd love to join you with a glass of red, although I do have a gin in hand as I write so I will toast you with that instead. Glad you found a key (I'll drink to anything!).
Cathy X

Chris said...

Yes, mine's a red please :-) Isn't it funny how we all seem to collect old keys! You were lucky to find one that actually worked, we always seem to have non matching padlocks and dozens of keys that don't fit :-)

vintage twist said...

That meatsafe is lovely and what good news tahe you found the key.

OhSoVintage said...

Thankyou, but we're now on our 2nd bottle of white. Great that the key fits but why would a meatsafe have a lock? Couldn't you just pick up the whole cupboard and steal it? You've done a great job on the safe, it looks lovely.

photowannabe said...

That's a great serendipity moment. I just love that kind of thing. Beautiful meat safe now made into a valuable possession with the addition of the key. Love the way you tell a story.

Clare said...

Hi Sue,

What amazing luck! You can keep your joint(!) safely locked away now in that too-gorgeous meat safe!

Clare x

Barbara said...

The meat safe is transformed. Very pretty.

Cat said...

You bet I AM celebrating with you with my glass of red (Pinot Noir). I have nothing more to celebrate than being home from work. Yahoo!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Congratulations on the meat safe, it's always good to have a key that fits the lock!
It could have been me with the serendipity word, when blogging about finding Susan who decorated my wedding cake.
BTW I posted pics of The Wedding, perhaps I will post some more tomorrow. We had such a great time, I'm exhausted!