Monday, February 25, 2008
What Dreams May Come...
I received a package in the mail last week. Inside was something truly incredible. Something that for years had only been a dream. In a box from the other side of the world was something magical - my very own Moroccan wedding blanket.
I am still so surprised that the blanket has made it here. It was months ago, after seeing a post on decor8 about Holly Becker's new Moroccan blanket that I started on my very own journey. For years I had wanted one, but knew that it would be too expensive and also unlikely to find one in the U.S. Then I came upon Holly's post and learned about the wonderful Maryam from Marrakesh. At the time, the blanket was still beyond my grasp. But in the coming months, with a turn of luck and the good fortune that I had kept Maryam's contact information, a blanket was soon to be mine.
For weeks Maryam and I traded e-mails, learning about one another, two women blogging a world away from each other. Then she found it. My blanket. The photos were sent, lots of thank you's e-mailed, and the blanket was soon on its way. What an amazing journey it has been.
At one time this blanket was loved by a bride, a woman who received this special gift in preparation for her wedding day. Every sequin, every thread would have been lovingly stitched into place for the bride's special day.
Now preparing to sit at the foot of my bed, I can enjoy this exquisitely detailed vintage piece, and with it the beautiful slippers that Maryam sent as a gift.
If you have ever had such a dream, one that seemed just outside your grasp and have dreamed of a blanket like this one, visit Maryam. She is a woman who turns dreams into reality; who sends magic packages right to your doorstep; who lets you enter a world that you may only have only known in picture books and fairytales. Because of her my fairytale has become a reality.
Thank you Maryam. I cannot thank you enough.