I am a firm believer in Synchronicity.
Synchronicity: from Wikipedia: is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.
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Some months back I was shopping at my local market and noticed a man wearing a Cleveland Browns cap. I live in Michigan and Cleveland happens to be my home town. Always one to strike up a conversation with a stranger, whether they like it or not, I approached the man and asked if he was from Cleveland. He told me no, but that his daughter lived there. I asked her name, which sounded familiar and the kind gentleman proceeded to phone her. I got on the phone and explained how I had just met her Dad, pleasantries were exchanged. It turned out she didn’t know who I thought she knew and that was that. I thanked the gentleman for calling her and we went on our way. Just a fun coincidence in a local grocery store, nothing more. Or so I thought.
A month or so later I received this keepsake for my birthday from my niece who has a knack of knowing the perfect gift to give to anyone for whatever occasion! It came from an Etsy shop called:Three Sisters Plates.
I couldn’t have been more delighted! I spent so much time going through every photo, each one stirring up memories of my deeply loved and greatly missed home town. I couldn’t wait to display this keepsake with pride in my home.
I derived so much joy from this plate that it got me to thinking, I wondered if the shop owner also did plates that featured dogs and I began searching. YES! She did!
I promptly ordered one for myself (along with a custom cat plate, which will be displayed on Cat Chat on March 22nd, along with another give-away!). At the same time I ordered, I contacted the shop owner (Sandie) and asked if she would be interested in holding a give-away for my readers. Through our conversation I learned that she was from Cleveland which of course, led me to start my interrogation. When she mentioned her last name, I asked some other questions and then came the SHOCKER. She said “Are you the same lady who met my Dad at the market some months ago?” I nearly DIED! Synchronicity at work! What were the odds of THIS happening?
It was meant to be that I met Sandie’s father in the market, it was meant to be that I received one of her gorgeous, unique, handmade plates, so that I may share these marvelous plates with you!
Here is the Personalized Plate that I ordered (and yes I BOUGHT it, along with the cat plate!) If you wish to purchase the Fun Dog Plate that is NOT personalized, click here
There are all sorts of dogs on this plate and if you look closely you will see some photos of Dakota in the mix! I just love it!! Here is a photo of it displayed in my home:
How incredible are these plates? (The plate stand is sold separately and is super inexpensive). These make the PERFECT and most UNIQUE GIFTS and with over 130 themes you are sure to find one that would be perfect for you, or the lucky recipient!
From Three Sisters Plates:
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To add one of your photos to a plate click here
To add up to 5 of your photos to a plate click here
To visit the Three Sisters Plates website click here
All plates are hand crafted. Yes, each picture is individually cut and glued.
They are meant to be looked at, laughed at and talked about!
Since all the work is done under the glass they can be used, but do not put them in the dishwasher. Most people put cookies, cracker and wrapped candy on them
Also please visit my vintage shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SandiesVintage
Isn’t Synchronicity the best??!
By meeting Sandie’s Dad at a random market in Michigan, and receiving MY Cleveland Browns sports plate as a birthday gift, I decided to purchase a dog and cat plate, which led to my asking if Sandie would agree to having a give-away for YOU, and she agreed! As she said in an email: “after all, we’re practically related!”
GIVE-AWAY! ONE LUCKY PERSON LIVING IN THE U.S. will win their own PERSONALIZED DOG PLATE with 5 of your own photos added to it (a $45 value plus shipping). The give-away starts NOW and will end on THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH AT NOON. WINNER WILL BE SELECTED BY http://www.random.org and WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH.
To enter, visit the Three Sisters Etsy shop and leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite plate is!
Oh and pay attention when you are at your local market, you never know WHO you will meet!