Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Dream Come True

In the middle of the plans for my new, little vintage trailer to come home I was blessed with another dream come true! For quite some time I’ve longed for a vintage-style bike like the one I enjoyed so many years ago. Nothing fancy. No gears or handbrakes or fancy-ness! Just a bike I could get on and ride! Over the last months, maybe more, I’ve watched Craigslist, talked to bike shop owners, browsed through bike departments in stores along the way. Often I found exactly what I liked but the advice of family and friends didn’t fit what my heart knew was right for me. Finally, I have exactly what I waited for!


A couple of days ago I decided to check Craigslist for bikes. Again. To be honest, I wasn’t certain I would find anything new since the last time I had looked. But, I was wrong! Oh, so wrong! There she was – the one. Exactly what I wanted. I knew this was worth checking out. One phone call and we had an appointment to see her. The moment we arrived I looked at her and knew this was what I wanted. Within a few minutes she was in our SUV and we were headed toward home.


Dear friends – I’d like you to meet ‘Daisy’.


Bike 2


Bike


Isn’t she beautiful? And she rides like a dream. A dream come true. Soon I plan to add a basket on the front and perhaps some prettiness along the way, too. Oh, and I have a pretty bike helmet, too – light blue with soft yellow and white plaid!


So, my friends, if you stop by to visit and I’m not at home, please don’t worry. I haven’t gone far. I have places to go and people to see!


Today I am meeting a blog friend from far away. She is passing through town on her way to a conference and I get to meet her – and her hubby – today. We’re going to lunch and on a bit of an antiquing excursion. Oh, no, not on my bike! We will go by car and have such fun. I’ll share more about our time together soon.

17 comments:

  1. Your blue bike is beautiful! How wonderful that you took anotehr peek on craiglist and found this beauty.
    Have fun on your lunch and your bike rides.
    Looking forward to the added baskek.
    Blessings

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  2. Oh I love vintage bikes. Mr. Vintage bought one for me last year. I added a wicker basket and little streamers (pink ofcourse) to the handle bars ~ Happy riding ;-)

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  3. You are having so much fun!! A vintage trailer, a vintage bike. I love this zest for life you have!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. Oh isn't this a cute bike and it will go perfectly with your new trailer! You have been very lucky to find them both. Have fun riding with the breeze in you hair!

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  5. What a sweet bike, Adrienne...enjoy it! :)
    xoxo

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  6. Woo Hoo! Congrats to you! I love Daisy and she looks, well must prettier, like my bike. I have a red one. Daisy looks like a brand new bike! I'm proud for you. If we lived close we could ride together. That is one thing I love to do - ride my bike!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  7. I just love this post and so happy for you and Daisy to be together now. Have a wonderful day out and about. When you return come by and see my dream come true at Delights of the Heart.

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  8. That looks exactly like the one I had when I was in the 5th grade! blessings, marlene

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  9. Adorable! Yes, yes, you need a basket on the front! Hope you had a wonderful meet-up with your blogging friend!

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  10. Beautiful! She reminds me of my very first bike --- which was also blue like yours. You are going to have so much fun on this treasure!

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  11. Wouldn't Daisy look great with a nice wicker basket and some silk daisys around the top of it! Maybe some yellow streamers on the handlebars too! Have you thought about putting playing cards on the wheels with clothpins? You Go Baby!!! Ride as fast as you can, Adrienne! Yee Haa! (Just be careful out in the traffic!)
    xoxo
    Marilyn

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  12. CUTE bike!
    Rene
    You hit it on the head when you said clutter comes from failure to decide...yep...that pretty much sums it up:) Your words of support for me and my *mess* have been such an encouragement to me...THANK YOU for sharing your heart with me.
    have a great weekend!
    Rene

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  13. Love your bike so much! I can imagine the basket on the front full of lilac blooms! Happy cycling! Lots of love xxx

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  14. Oh Adrienne she was meant to be yours!! How perfect! And Daisy will coordinate so beautifully with yellow *winks* Vanna

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  15. Lovely! I'm actually looking forward to getting back on my bike and enjoying some fresh air now that it is beginning to have temps in the 40's here. I may wait until it's at least in the 50's or 60's though, that wind chill will get you every time!

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  16. Hello Daisy. Looks fun but I am not sure I could use vintage here, I need the gears for the hills.

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