20 July 2010

Serendipity Take Two

Serendipity—what a great word. And today I took a moment to read about it’s origin.

In the English speaking world, it’s source is traced to Horace Walpole. He coined the term in his recollection of part of a fairy tale where three princes try to discern the nature of a lost camel. The fairy tale is titled The Three Princes of Serendip from 1754. (Can honestly say I don’t recall that fairy tale from my childhood.)


I like this definition better—finding agreeable things not sought for.

A bit of Serendipity Stitches of pve designs. No camels involved!


You can see Serendipity Part One here.

2 comments:

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh....that is just great! What you might not know is that pve started the serendipity by drawing my home and sending the original to me --- and now connecting through me, through you.....what goes around comes around. And it couldn't come around to a better person! xo Elizabeth

pve design said...

how fun, I need some monogrammed items....
from you!
pve