Wednesday, July 20, 2011


    noun /ˌsiNGkrəˈnisitē/ 
    1. The simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection
      • - such synchronicity is quite staggering

In the past I have written about retail coincidences:  things coming in waves.  For instance, a sports jersey might come in after I haven't had the pleasure of working on one for months.  And then six more of them might show up from all different customers.  Weird.  And then there was that time when I framed my first Maasi necklace, only to have another unrelated one come in for framing a few days later.  It just happens that way sometimes, and not just for me, but many of my framing colleagues report the same thing.  So, I'm calling it synchronicity and will report on it whenever worthy of note.

A delightful couple arrived in the shop with two miniature watercolors purchased on a recent trip to Italy.  We selected gorgeous framing materials, and since the items were so small (about an inch and a half tall), it was easy to go over-the-top with the design without breaking the bank.  Each of miniatures received a fillet (the thin strip of moulding that fits inside the mat--a frame within the frame), an ornate gilded frame, and museum glass.

Senelar frame in water-gilded gold

A few days later, another delightful couple turned up with their pair of watercolor miniatures from Italy!  And lo, they chose similar materials, this time with natural silk mats.

All are timeless and beautiful mementos from wonderful trips, well preserved and displayed to their fullest.

xo, causally unrelated clients!

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