Thursday, May 24, 2007

That's all an Angel is, an idea of God...Meister Eckhart



Yes Jeannene, this Angel does have a story, A funny one I must tell.

Well, some friends and I set out on a trip to PA from Virginia Beach, VA, for a market show. They both have stores to fill with wonderful treasures and I was going along for the fun and a great time with friends, (but really for the Antiquing along the way). Highway 13, It is a stretch of road on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay bridge. It is a 6 hour drive from The Beach to PA and it took us 15 hours to actually get to our destination. That tells you how many times the convoy stopped and turned around shopped and eat and played. Way out in the middle of no where are many junk shops, antique shops, and country stores. I think we found all of them.
So this one particular junk shop, an out door place, literally in the middle of nothing, with rain coming down on our heads, we stopped and looked and my heart raced cause I could have bought the whole lot, really. But I am a super bargain hunter and I love the dance of making an offer and they go higher and I go lower etc...
Well this lovely and amazing angel door was resting on the wet muddy ground with no price. I spotted her and froze, forgot everything I wanted and went in for the deal making. I thought it was gonna be priced so high I wouldn't be able to afford it at half the price. The kind lady selling all these beautiful junktiques tells me "well, I have to make something on it, (ready) So how about $35.00". ding ding ding ding...Inside I scream with delight. Outside, my big mouth says, (ready, don't hold this agents me) "how bout $20.00" like a fool. She says "no I can't do that". And I say ok, and walk away to look around and in my head I am saying "ok Becky give her a minute and then offer $30.00" The foolish bargain hunter I am couldn't give in. Well, I went in a huddle with One of my pals and that is when we both realized its a bargain, go get it. Well, sadly before I wondered back to get the Angel door, my gal pal had made the offer of $30.00 and got the angel, to resell in her store. Now don't get mad at my sista. We do this kinda thing often . I buy something and later don't want it and she buys it from me and sells it. Or I pass something up and she gets it knowing I am gonna come to my senses and want it, and she has it for me. Well, To make this long drawn out story longer, we finish our trip finding more goodies and market was great. The whole time I am thinking of the angel. We get back to Virginia Beach and I drive back to my home in the country, (4 hrs away)the whole time angel door in on my mind. I tell my husband about it all and really I never stop talking about it for many hours after I get home. Finally I get a look from him, I get his drift. I go call my gal pal and tell her "I WANT MY ANGEL DOOR"!!! She says "ok" hahahahaha. That's why I love her. But there's more...
My next trip to deliever Angels to her, I got to pick up "MY ANGEL DOOR". It's in the back of the store waiting for me. A price tag on it says $150.00. (stinker)No I did not pay $150.00 for it, I paid $30.00. She knew I was gonna want it after I got home and knew she would give it up to me. But now she has a great thing to tease me about, and she never misses a chance, on how "she could have made a lot of money on that Angel door". I am lucky to have such a angel for a friend. And where is my Angel door now...

In the living room, where the sunlight hits it during the day and a light above it high lights it at night.

9 comments:

Ulla said...

Its really beautiful! I would have easily paid $35.00 for it, but I love your 'bargain' story - makes it even more special! Looks FAB in your living room!

Jeannene said...

Becky thank you so much for sharing such a lovely story. You got "TWO ANGELS" out of this story!!"(your friend too). What a blessing...I love that story so much. You tell me girl...if you spot another door like it and I will hope and pray for the same type of "ANGEL DEAL" you had!! What a true treasure, indeed!

Blessings to you!!

Jeannene said...

..."oh yes, I forgot to tell you, I liked how you began the story...as if you were talking and sharing your story with me!" "How Sweet!!"

Jeannene said...

"Becky, come check out my Post...found the article...just love what they did to that door!!"

Have a lovely weekend,
Blessings to you!!

Sadie Olive said...

Oh I just love that pretty door too! And what a bargain! Lucky girl. :)

Garden_Antqs said...

Oh Becky, what a pretty door, you find my kind of stuff!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend, Theresa

Raised In Cotton said...

Beautiful post! Thank you so much

Hugs,
Carol

pchy45 said...

I love this story sis you are the sweetest ..I am so proud of what you have become in motherhood ..and just all grown up... Its so nice to see that you are as happy as you are... I always smile when i think of you and your stories.. and your adventures ..and gathering of old things ..Gosh I miss you soo...

pchy45 said...

Any woman would be so happy to have you for a sister... and any person would be happy to have you for a friend ...I am the luckiest one of all cause I have you as a sister and as a Friend ..I love You... and I love your Blogs...