Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chanceux Day!

It was my LUCKY day!  I came home to find a USPS note on our door stating that they had attempted to deliver a package while I was gone.  Oh NO!  But, to my surprise our wonderful mailman returned  in the afternoon and YES it was my Vintage 1930's French Bottle Drying Rack from Bordeaux, France!  I couldn't get the box opened fast enough to reveal all if it's zinc glory!

Oui, Oui!

While my husband and I were traveling in France last year for the first time, we of course went to many French Markets!  WOW...can't wait to go back is all I have to say!  I was almost in tears when we came upon a Vintage Drying Rack at one of the markets that was too big to take home on the plane...and as much as I tried...ha, ha...it would not collapse!

So, my search for one online started a few months ago...and now it is happily enjoying a new life in our "dill pickle" colored dining room!  I added the Bordeaux, France tag & vintage Skeleton Key.  The Central Steel & Wire Company Chart was from one of our recent LuckY JuNk country picks...and the beautiful Peonies are from our garden.

This photo was taken during our country walk in a quaint French town.

More on our France trip in future posts...

Wishing you all a Chanceux Day!

Vintage xo,

Friday, June 7, 2013

Lucky Relationships

As I mentioned in my first blog...I have spent the majority of my professional career in the healthcare industry...focusing on seniors.  And I will never forget a wonderful life lesson I learned early  on...while sharing a conversation with a lovely woman, named Helen who lived in a retirement community...a young 80 year old.

As I type I am welling up with tears because it was so heartfelt.  She said, "At the end of the day and at the end of your life, the most important things you will ever know are the relationships that you have been so LUCKY to be blessed with".  Wow...really changed my whole life...and how much my relationships mean to me.

Maybe it's a combination of a few "years on the tires" and MANY life experiences that have also brought me to this understanding...but whatever it is, I feel it in my soul and know it to be true!

My wish for you...is that you also know how LUCKY you are to have the relationships you do in your life!  And how LUCKY your relationships are to have you!

As one of my dear girlfriend's fathers used to say (while toasting), 

"Here's to you and here's to me...
May you live to be 1,000 years old...
May I live to be 1,000 years old minus one day 
for I would't want to be on this earth knowing you'd passed away".