vintage bike …

Yesterday I was looking through some photos for an upcoming Bainbridge Blues blog post for spring . . .

and I came across this bike photo taken by the very talented Michael Jardine of Qamera.

It literally stopped me in my tracks . . .

Bainbridge Blues - vintage bike

You see –  this photo means so much more to me than just a photo of a vintage bike!

For me . . .

it represents leaving the corporate world which I dearly loved at the time . . .

to follow my dreams and start a business where I could be closer to my son.

It represents hard work . . . and dedication to those dreams

to the paths I have chosen to take . . . and to my journey ahead.

The funny thing is . . .

at the time I bought this bike for the Bainbridge Blues shop – I paid way too much for it.

But it never bothered me – as some how I knew it had a special meaning.

Each day . . .

I would wheel this bike out in front of the Bainbridge Blues shop . . .

and we would display gifts and flowers in a big basket on the front of it.

It was a sign to our customers – that we were open for the day.

I simply loved that little shop, and the memories shared with friends and customers . . .

and sometimes – I miss it more than any of you would ever know or imagine!!

That said . . .

my dreams are still here as I continue down this winding road we call life . . .

Bainbridge Blues is now a wholesale textile company

that I share equally with my two good friends and business partners Fran and Mudge.

And now . . . well – I just need to find this old bike . . .

and perhaps give it a face lift and paint it a different color . . . hmmmm . . .

Peace and love to all of you!!

xoxo – liz

. . .

photo by Michael Jardine / Qamera

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