Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Coffee Table

It has taken me a month to get all my boxes put away after our move. Part of the problem is a husband who is working seven days a week and having to travel for his job over the last month. But things are settling down and there are finally pictures on the wall. But a very funny thing happened the other day, so I thought I would share. You may remember my post on how we came to this particular house, well it gets better:

I decided last week to hire some people to help us move the furniture from one bedroom to another. A task that was too much for my husband and myself. The doorbell rang and the man at the door looked perplexed. He asked me if the people who lived here before gave me their name. I said no. I had found them myself in the phonebook. He laughed and said they had just moved the previous people out of this house a few weeks ago. They knew the house well! Not only that, but it seems we have the exact same coffee table! What are the odds of that? They also had two other pieces that matched my coffee table, which we had not bought - but it was the exact same piece. It is large, with glass and leather around the edges. I guess I hadn't noticed it when we did a quick walk-through. I had noticed the piece that they had used to hold a television, which was the sofa table that matched my coffee table. Each room had window treatments that exactly matched the furniture I would put in that particular room - which I hadn't noticed when we decided to take this house.

It seems that when you open yourself up to synchronicity, through intention, all sorts of funny things can happen.

33 comments:

Land of shimp said...

Did you ever see the movie Contact, Nancy? It's not that it's a great movie, although in fairness, it's a pretty good movie but that it has a line in it that just opens up a world of imagination.

Jodie Foster's character sits and listens to a washing machine spinning, "Searching for patterns in the chaos." isn't that sentence almost as beautiful as any painting you've ever seen? What a wonderful concept.

Actually, if you've never seen the movie, you may wish to. There's a lot in it about what seems possible, vs. why we believe and how.

There are patterns in the chaos :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

That's wild. It's like the home was always yours.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What fun!!! So glad you are getting so well settled...and that the house is welcoming you with such open arms! You were made for each other! Love, Janine XO

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Seems it was meant to be!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Oh, love this one. It's like our couch synchronicity! This is only the 2nd instances I've heard of involving furniture synchros.

The Good Cook said...

I love that coffee table AND the synchronicity of it all!

alaine@éclectique said...

You are meant to be there, Nancy.

lakeviewer said...

What a great story!

Natalie said...

That is SO Cool! There must be a similar energy around the previous owners and you. They must have been lovely people.xx

Brian Miller said...

that is so cool. you are definitely where you need to be...

ellen abbott said...

Sounds like you found your house in more ways than one.

DJan said...

And the fact that you by CHANCE hired them to help you move the stuff gave you the information you would have otherwise missed. I just love it!!!

Amy said...

Nancy, Life is a trip - it's amazing what "coincidences" (or are they?) come up often. I really believe there is so much more to our perceptive potential than we can even imagine.

I have to tell you, when I saw the photo of your coffee table I started laughing because I just took a photo of our coffee table recently because we wanted to put it on Craig's List so we could get a new one. Too funny!

So happy that you feel so at home in your new home!

m. heart said...

That's fantastic!

Marguerite said...

Incredible story! Glad you're settling in so well! Oh, and I love that coffee table and the sofa and rug, too. And the window treatments matching! How perfect!

Rob-bear said...

What an amazing story. This whole process seems so friendly towards you. A marvellous gift.

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Reya Mellicker said...

As you know, I love these kinds of experiences. It makes clear how interconnected we all are. Wow.

Jill of All Trades said...

Wow, truly a small world. When we moved into the previous house some years ago we were astonished when we discovered our neighbors across the street used to be our old neighbors we lived across the street for a few years.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

yes, definitely reminds me of the macgregors sofa story! too funny, nancy! and very neat! it's so much fun to come across such little happenings, especially in a new home! glad things are coming together for you there now!!! enjoy!

Hilary said...

It sounds like you are surely home. What a great table too!

Grandmother said...

Besides the great synchronicity, it's a handsome table!

Cloudia said...

it's fate, lucky Friend!




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Star said...

There are so many coincidences in life, aren't there. You just never know what the next one is going to be.
Blessings, Star

Pat said...

That certainly IS a coinky-dink! That home had your name on it from the get-go!

susan said...

You do the most you can in this life and then trust in something higher to get you through the things you can't control. It's the best life lesson of all.

Gaby said...

I forget to pay attention and to listen. I get so busy I don't notice the gifts. Thank you for reminding me.

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Have a fabulous 4th of July, dear Nancy!! Love, Janine XO

Shrinky said...

Wow, what are the odds on that happenning? Not only that, but to then contact the exact same removal guys, too - woooo, spooky! Nice table, by the way (smile). Hope you have years of happiness to come in your new home, and the "settling in" proves easy.

otin said...

Damn, I moved 6 years ago and still have no pictures on my wall and a few unpacked boxes! haha

Lydia said...

Loved this post. You are home, most definitely. :)

Herrad said...

Hi Nancy,
Good story thanks for sharing.
Love,
Herrad