Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meant to Be Mine

OK, this story is really weird. 

Yesterday morning I went as usual to my pal Gail’s blog to see what she was up to.  I always start my morning reading her blog first thing.  A day without a Gail post is like a day without sunshine. ;)

So, her topic was how to make a decorative post for plants or signs.  From scratch.

I just loved how it came out, with crown molding on the top and bottom.  I left her a comment to that effect and went about my day.

Well then, on my way home from the office last night instead of getting directly on the thruway, I impulsively turned the car towards a neighborhood that I knew had trash pick up the next morning.  I usually wait until morning to curb shop, but was planning to travel in the opposite direction today, so wouldn’t get a chance to get back this way.

Not a lot of trash out to the curb yet; around here most people wait until bedtime or early morning to set it out.


Oh my Gosh!






Does it look familiar to you?




Why, I do believe that it looks a lot like the post Gail made! 

See her cute red painted post here?



Mine just needs a base, and a cute decorative knob, I’m thinking maybe a doorknob with the backing plate to cover the spot where the banister met the post.  Can’t wait to pretty it up and put it to use!

Isn’t that just the oddest thing, that I should read about and want to make one of Gail’s stands, and lo and behold, one presents itself to me that very day; practically ready to use?

Wouldn’t you say it was meant to be mine?

This was just too perfectly timed to be a coincidence. I swear we are connected somehow. It’s not the first time something like this has happened with us either. 

Told you, weird, right?

Thanks for the inspiration Gail! 

Shall we call mine the lazy woman’s version?




  1. Well, you lucky duck...that is way cool!

  2. Hi Rose....!

    WOW that IS a neat coincidence....Can't wait to see your finished piece....!

    Tamarah :o)

  3. oh my gosh! You lucky duck! :) That is soo neat. You will make it your own, and I can't wait to see it. I haven't had a "curb" find in a long time. Yeah, I've gotten free from friends, but actually "picked" it's been way too long!
    so happy you get to take the lazy way out on this one! :)

  4. Hey nice find, sounds like the Today show might be fighting with you at the curbside soon. They will be using curbside finds to decorate the house for the "wedding couple". Have they called you to help yet, bet they could learn a lot from you, Gail, Deb & Granny J, LOL.

  5. Okay, I've got something strange for you too. I have that post you found. Well, mine is painted a reddish brown but it has the same number 8 spot on it like yours. Only mine wasn't free.

  6. I really don't believe in coincidences, it was destine to be. That is too freaky... we are connected someway other another and now that Granny has the same post as you if really freaking me

    What a great find Rose, can't wait until you put your stamp on it.

    I wanna help decorate that "Wedding Couple" house. Denise get our names in there will

  7. Well if that's not fate I don't know what is! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  8. How totally cool. I would swoon if I found something like that!!

  9. Serendipity! It was meant to be. I can't believe people throw things like that out. Glad you rescued it. Can't wait to see how your version turns out.

  10. oh wow! i have been checking out your blog and i love your finds! i love hearing about re-doing free finds! i am your newest follower!

  11. Just found you tonight, great project. I would put it at the end of a walk with a fall wreath.


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