Never Say Never

by admin on November 18, 2011

100ml bottles
For those of you who followed our journey in Italy, you will remember the crazy Italian glass distributor that I met in Certaldo. Well, for months after my return to the States, Mr. Cervantes and I tried to work together to import the 100ml bottle that stole my heart. Time passed, things got busier and I decided to shelve the project. I gradually lost touch with Mr. Cervantes, and all that remained of the memory was this really sleek, sexy 100ml bottle that was the baby to our 375ml. The bottle sat on my desk for months…then it went home with me and sat in my room…then my home office…it hung out in my work bag as well…a traveling companion of sorts. I remember the day that I put it in my recycling bin. “Time to move on Peg”. It wasn’t more than an hour in the bin when I pulled it out and put it back on my desk. I placed in solidly next to my computer and just stared at it. A few seconds into the stare I decided to take one more shot. I called our glass distributor and asked if they could try to make it happen. This was a long shot because they are a huge company and we are a little client…relatively speaking. My rep was compelled by the story and agreed to see what she could do. Two weeks later, the phone rang…they had secured the bottle and 15,000 were ready and waiting for my approval. Woohoo…I couldn’t believe it…this mini dream was coming true. I was so excited because it is such a cool bottle…no one else has it in the States…perfect gift size…great story/energy behind it…I love finding things with heart and soul! We had to jump through some hurdles like manufacturing tiny bar top corks to fit the bottle…custom made in Portugal just for our little bottle…but we made it!

The bottle is here and we’ve packed it with a variety of oils and vinegar…and then had a special 6 pack box made for the holidays!

If there is one thing I’ve learned on this journey it’s finesse. You can push so hard but when it starts to feel like your forcing it then let it go….if it was meant to be it will come back to you exactly as you envision or in another form…but either way it will come around and if you are present you will know it….and you will be in awe…and you will feel reverent.  The universe really does work its magic….if only you believe!

Have a nice weekend,



Lisa Duff-Khajavi November 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Hi Peggy,

I love the feel of the way you write! This entry reminds me of something Steve Jobs said that I really relate to.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
— Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.

Not only is this magical to me, but gives perspective and respect to ageing.

Your 100ml bottle came about as a series of connected dots! It’s beautiful! I have some very similar bottles that are German Trokenbeerenausle and Eiswien of our daughters’ birth years that we’re saving for them. Such an elegant shape.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

admin November 21, 2011 at 3:47 am

Thank you Lisa! Great quote from Steve Jobs….personally I trust in all of the above. 🙂

I hope you have a great holiday as well!


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