Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Grocery Store Moment...

After going to the bank, I dropped by the grocery store. There I was at the self-checkout lane, taken aback a bit when I noticed the issue of Southern Accents I was buying was costing more than expected. All of a sudden I felt a chaotic but happy presence approaching. You know the feeling - when you sense someone is coming up behind you.
From the corner of my eye I saw arms outstretched and flailing as groceries were spilling out onto the self-checkout lane next to mine. A package of frozen-something landed in my lane. The person, with the happy-chaotic energy, started to say something charming...
"How cute" I thought to myself...
I looked over towards him. It was my husband! "Danny it's me" I said. A huge smile flashed across his face. We started to laugh and reached out and held hands. Love at first sight, all over again, at the Harris Teeter checkout lane.

These images via Canadian House and Home, Designer Holly Dyment, photography by Michael Graydon. The colors in these rooms look like how I feel. For more of Holly Dyment's work to to her site, Holly Dyment.

34 comments:

Hill Country House Girl said...

Very, very sweet and happy. love the story and love the colors in the rooms!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

That is so sweet! These images are gorgeous!

katiedid said...

Awww! I smile whenever I think of couples that have these moments!

tartanscot said...

yay - how absolutely adorable.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Happy rooms, & happy story!! We all need "happy".

Thanks!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Good for you two...that's the way it's supposed to be...us, too. ;-)

The rooms are divine!

Cara said...

I swear I live on Wisteria Lane and my friends do not understant this kind of love I have for my husband! Good to hear there are more of you out there!

fric and frac said...

I love this story! What a great moment!

Terri said...

What a sweet happy post, and some very pretty rooms! I love it when a good mood day happens and everything seems right in the universe. : )
xo Terri

ArchitectDesign™ said...

awww -thats so CUTE! Love at the TEET as we like to call it, lol.

MW said...
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Frangipani Decor said...

How romantic :) Your post brought a smile to my weary, sleep deprived eyes (new baby etc).

ana said...

so sweet!!! and the books in the coffee table! I love books as part of the decoration.
cute story!

Renee Finberg said...

too cute.

such happy colors.
xx

Heather said...

I guess you guys were meant to be!

Carol Ann said...

Great story, thanks for sharing, brought tear to my eye...
Great room, Holly Dyment is always that colorful, great to see someone else is enjoying and sharing Canadian House and Home, it is a wonderful magazine,most months (I miss Domino)

Annie, bossy color said...

I love it! If those rooms reflect how you feel about you're husband, you're both doing something - a lot of things - right!

Sally Steponkus said...

so cute! that made me smile on this rainy day!

Marge said...

Such a sweet sweet love you expressed in that little story. I love falling in love with my husband in new ways. :)

The rooms are both fabulous!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a sweet story and a happy room too!

Blessings,
Spencer

Michelle said...

Serendipity...well told.

home before dark said...

How lovely and fun. Did you find that you both bought the same things?

Pink Wallpaper said...

too cute!! have a great weekend :)

red ticking said...

this room is soooo charming... just love it... thank you for sharing. and i LOVE your story of the grocery store.. and the frozen whatever hilarious...

tarheel said...

your story AND those fab rooms make me happy.

Love Your Homes said...

Having been reading across each other for some time, I think it's about time for me to leave you a comment.

As you may have found out I'm across the other side of the Atlantic and time difference may be showing a little strange.

Today as I read the sweet story at the checkout, I couldn't help but feeling happy and I smiled...so precious.

All the best,
Ingela

CynthiaJay said...

We love Harris Teeter - wonderful store that we wish would expand up north. And your lovely romantic moment... so nice.

Alicia said...

The thrill of encountering love in an unexpected places is always a delight. My fav is when my then 4 year old goddaughter Hailey grabbed my leg in Target and said gleefully "Surprise!!. Its me!!"
That smile & the joy...magnificent!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Ann said...

Nice lively and vibrant home spaces...I love it and they look very stylish too. Nice mix of colors and textures.

vicki archer said...

That is so lovely - see love can find us anywhere... xv

pve design said...

Oh, I love moments like these and rooms like those, with happy colors.
pve

Haven and Home said...

That is so cute.

Bonnie said...

That is just the sweetest story! Beautiful, beautiful images also.

London Calling said...

Sweet. So very sweet.

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