Sunday, December 15, 2013

Why Thrift Stores are Like eHarmony - Christmas Edition

They were not what anyone would consider "couple material."

He was old school - classic, hard-working, yet possessing a certain style. He was no spring chicken, but still, he was a real catch. I was surprised to see him there.

He had learned that sometimes you just have to go where life leads you, even if it means losing a job you never imagined would end, and going somewhere new. 

Attitude is everything.

She, on the other hand, was a hot mess. She'd been a party girl, and life in the fast lane had taken it's toll. She'd been on the market before, and there were no takers. The sparkle that once made her seem exciting now somehow just looked cheap and tacky.

But, she had a kind heart. She was nothing if not flexible and she was open to something new.

You would never expect to find them at the same party. But, fate had brought them together at the same place and time. At first, they just chatted. Party talk. It was a tad awkward. 

Then, a bit of her old sparkle shone through, and the hard-working fellow was charmed. She made him smile. She was really quite funny. He need some fun and sparkle in his life.

So, he invited her to leave the party so they could really talk.
They shared a little about themselves. He was non-judgmental, and she liked that. She was impressed by his steadfast ways - she needed some stability in her life. They decided to meet again. They planned a real date for the next Sunday afternoon.

He had a hot shower, but otherwise he did nothing new. He decided the best thing was to be himself. If she didn't like him as himself, it wouldn't work anyway.

She, on the other hand, took the advice of a true friend. She decided it was high time for a makeover. A coat of copper metallic, and some silver on top of that, and she felt pretty; like a real lady. 

She still was the same sparkly girl on the inside, but she knew it was finally time to grow up. 

She relaxed. It felt right. Still, she was a bit nervous. She really liked this guy...and she hoped he might like her, too. What was the old saying, "opposites attract"?

She took one last check in the mirror when the door bell rang. She liked what she saw.

He had been a bit nervous, too. He wondered if they'd have anything in common, or if the chemistry he'd felt at the party would still be there.

Still, he was a gentleman. He would treat her to a nice evening, and if there was no chemistry, that would be the last time they'd see each other. At this point in his life, he was past wasting time if there was no real connection. 

When she answered the door, he was nearly speechless!
She looked more beautiful than he remembered, though he was not really sure why. He complimented her. 

She was pretty sure he liked the way she looked; his mouth sort of hung open for a millisecond...was that a good thing or a bad thing? 

The afternoon was really fun! Effortless. They felt like they had known each other for a long time. Could this be the beginning of something real?

Only time would tell. But for now, it was delightful. Before the afternoon ended, they had made plans to see each other again...maybe they would make dinner together. 

He told her he made a great beef stew, and she had a new trifle recipe she'd been waiting to try...

Word for the Day:
Luke 2:1-5
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, 
because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

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Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh my word! That was adorable. You're too funny.
I was really thinking to myself, "Revi, what on earth are you doing with a Pink Metallic Tree?"
and here you are, spray painting the dickens out of it? Is nothing safe with you?
I love how it turned out. I guess, they'll be decking the halls and donning their gay apparel soon enough?!
...loved it, Pat

lynn said...

i just love this sweet story, revi! glad to see you:) the tree painting is fabulous!

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

Wow, your post is adorable. Your blog is wonderful an very creative. Kisses from Spain and Happy Holidays.
This is muy blog, see you:

Book Chick said...

You are so funny! That was a quirky fun story. Love the end result. Did you actually paint that with copper paint? It worked great. My goodness I'm going to go buy some spray paint and get busy.
Clara from Redeemed Junk and Stuff

lala said...

Very entertaing post - tree looks great, love the color!!!! Happy Holidays!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Now that was cute! I enjoyed the story and smiled while I read it! Will there be a continuation?? :-)
The tree's new color looks quite fabulous! Great idea!

Pura Vida said...

how your imagination!

Sonnie said...

Revi - what a great story teller you are! I really enjoyed it and smiled through the entire story!
Merry Christmas! Sonnie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Who knew you could paint a tree?! Fabulous makeover and a funny story to go with it! Thanks for the entertainment, Revi!

must love junk said...

Revi, this is the best! Love your story and your transformation (they make a great couple :)

Michelle said...

{{swoon}} That is such a great little story. You've got a way with words!

Ivy and Elephants said...

So cute, Revi! They make a fascinating couple, they kind that everyone want to get to know and hang out with. Great post!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks like it's going to work out after all :) I love happy endings

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT story!! LOVE the part where he thought she looked even prettier than he remembered but he didn't know why!! HOOT!!! SO true!!! I got teary eyed at the ending, too, so glad things worked out for this sweet couple they look like they were meant to be together and could be comfortable in even the most refined company!!! xxoo

Revi said...

What a sweet comment! Here's a little update: When Hannah got home for Christmas, she saw the mop bucket tree in the kitchen, and asked, "What's that? Did you do something to that, or did you buy it like that?" I told her it was pink, and I spray painted it. She said, "Well if you want to get rid of it, I want it." I like it that she wants stuff at my house...:)

Jann Olson said...

Cutest couple Revi. I love it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC