1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.
I walked home after work today through Chinatown today to pick up faux cherry blossoms as part of the wedding centrepiece. The original orchid theme tweaked to include cherry blossoms because M had his heart set on this wedding cake.
I'd spied them last Friday in a store on Dundas and went back for them but the shop owner was on vacation which was fine, except they didn't have enough in stock - I needed about 40 - and the shop girls couldn't help me so I'd have to wait until Friday when the shop owner was back.
Mildly disappointed, I headed on home....except I didn't go straight home. I was searching for pretty chopsticks to give away as bombonieres and stumbled onto an even better option for the cherry blossoms then the first! And they were cheaper!! While they were twice as expensive a branch, they were fuller so I needed only 11. Ooh, and the great thing about Chinatown is oftentimes, if you pay cash, they'll give you a discount, aka, no tax.
Everything's all coming together! My sister just confirmed the cake design and order and I've got my quotes for the fresh bridal flowers to review and we're well on our way!