I just love the way things work out. . .
Many years ago at our local fleamarket I bought some lovely antique handbags from a lady, asked if she had any others and was invited to her house to browse the vintage collection she was selling.
Over the years our paths criss-crossed, she moved
to the village next to mine and we became friends.
Last year she bought a 1930's house to renovate and asked if I'd like the furnishings that had been left in situ- some pretty chintz curtains, brocade cushions and a sweet little hooked wool hearth rug.
I listed the rug on tedandbunny eBay auctions where it was bought
by Tanis, who sent me this lovely picture of it
cosily installed on her narrowboat Cair Paravel
She summed it up perfectly in her email
". . .its good to know eBay works well in such ways.
Its about ordinary folk connecting and doing business,
moving things that still have history to gather. . ."