A few years ago I purchased four curtain panels made from a dotted
Swiss fabric at a consignment shop. At the time I really did not
have any use for the curtains, but I loved the fabric and since the
price was really fair, I bought them. I contemplated cutting up the
panels for other uses but never did. Now I am so happy that I
did not because these four panels perfectly soften the look of the
shutters in my new studio.
I love the shutters and did not want to interfere with being able to open
them up completely when I wanted to. I found these swing arm curtain
holders at Country Curtains and knew it would be the perfect
solution for the look I wanted.
So now the windows are softened but not at the expense of light and
Now this is where this blog post becomes a bit mystical. Ever since
I moved into this house I have discovered that things I purchased at
random back in Idaho without a real purpose in mind have fit
perfectly into this house. There were things that I just knew I
should have not spent money on because they seemingly had no
purpose at the time, but a little voice in my head kept saying to
buy them anyway. Just like these four panels which are the
perfect length for these windows and four is exactly the number
Now I could say that this is coincidental, but it has happened so
many time since we moved into this house that now I am really
beginning to wonder if it is really a mystical, cosmic interference.
A few weeks ago we were at a party at our friend's house and were
introduced to a woman who attends Bible study with the previous
owners of our house. This woman told me that the previous owners
were very uncertain about whether or not they should sell their
house that had been in the same family for sixty five years. They
loved the house, but their life was changing a bit and they were
trying to decide if they should sell it to build a new home to
accomodate their newly widowed mother. So they prayed with
their Bible study group. Stay or sell. They decided to wait a
bit longer and keep their house on the market.
Meanwhile, David had decided we needed to accept this
new job opportunity in Texas. So I went on the internet
and looked for a possible house for us in Victoria. This
house was one of the first houses I saw and loved it from
the photos. And when we came down here for a visit and
saw the house in person, we knew right away it would be
perfect for us. It is as though Divine Providence stepped
in and cleared the path of decision for both families.
So six months later we are happily living in a house that seems to have
been predestined for us and the previous owners are happy as well.
And I am making DIY tie backs from jumbo rick rack accented with
vintage buttons given to me months ago by my Mom.
Always be open to new possibilities and trust that things often
work out for the best.
Bentley thinks that lizards are mystical too.
They can slip away into the smallest of cracks!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley