Friday, April 15, 2011

The Royal Treatment

Today was a good day. Work was satisfying, birds were singing, the Sun was shining, and I woke up breathing.
This is a little known secret about me, but...
I actually am one of those "grateful" people. 
I really am thankful for each and every day I live, and each and every little thing I'm blessed with. A good man. Family. A job. And a nice dinner out now and then. Not to mention, the occasional treasure hunt.
I have never taken anything for granted. Nothing.
I could change, but...I find it's one of my better qualities.
And believe me, I've got plenty other not so desirable things to work on. Human being that I am.
Hopping off my soapbox now...

This is a little stone crown we found at Marshall's, isn't it sweet?

And these flowers were in my garden...see? I've plenty to be grateful for.

I decided to pick them when I noticed my Dog (she's a Boxer) was a bit over zealous and her jumping and leaping was crushing them. So I brought them inside where they could be admired.
And these are some of my pretty Silverware, their tops mimic the pretty crown don't you think?

And finally, a peek at another item soon to be in my soon to open Etsy shop...An antique Crock from Sacramento California. It's quite sizable.

We plan to open up shop by June 1st if not sooner. 
All Vintage, Re-Loved items.
Nothing new!
To those of you who made such wonderfully kind comments on my "Define My Blog" post...I am ever so grateful, and so appreciative! I visited each of your blogs and wrote a comment for you all. Your sweet words are greatly appreciated! xxx tami
I'm crashing the following parties...
Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Show Off  
No Minimalist Here 
A Beach Cottage 
Funky Junk Interiors 


  1. What a lovely post, I too know that I am blessed which I why I also know I will never win the lottery, I have already won the lottery of life:)

  2. Yep! I agree with Sharon. This is a lovely post. Thanks so much for this sweet post, Tami!

    Ricki Jill

  3. Tami, This is such a sweet post. Your kindness and blessed attitude come across in your blog. The pictures are beautiful and I love the little crown.

  4. Tami~
    such a pretty post! Great finds too!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh some excellent finds!!Tami I can't wait to see your shop!

    Come and enter my very fashionable giveaway!

    Art by Karena

  6. Oh, you are just so sweet!

    I am hoping some of that will rub off on me....

    Please show more of the lovely crown-topped silverware---it looks awesome!

    I am just as anxious for your shop to open as you are for mine!!!

  7. Thank you for an uplifting and inspiring blog entry :) I too am one of life's gratefuls and don't get too upset when things don't go my way. I am blessed in so many areas of my life: great job, great house, great garden and great husband. By the way, I love stuff with crowns on (very topical this month) but I never manage to find any bargains - only new, mass-produced expensive stuff. Must start going to auctions and car boot sales :)

  8. Hello Tami
    YES the best Price is LIFE :)
    Life is Wonderful.....
    Lovely Post
    and do not miss




    Welcome :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  9. I love your glass half full attitiude there is so many people these days that are full of negativity it can start to bring you down. You have the right attitude totally Ive always said why waste your time thinking about the things you havnt got & focus on all the wonderful things you have. There is always someone out there far more worse off. Im very happy with my life, I have a gorgeous son, a loving boyfriend, supportive family & friends & a job I love what could I possibly have to compalin about, life is short & precious.

  10. I love your site! I'm putting you on my bloglist at!

  11. your crown makes me want to run out to Marshalls right now!!!

  12. Very sweet post! You make me lose count of all of the things I'm grateful for!

    Your flowers are so pretty, I'm so excited for out weather to warm up!


  13. I love your crown and I love your attitude to life! I've heard that people who have a positive outlook on life, live longer. I think you will have a very long life! x Sharon

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  15. Thanks so much for your kind comment at my blogg :)

    I really love the yellow pitcher, especially since it is inheritance from a very close friend. Brings good memories :)

    Enjoy the Easter Holiday!


  16. I'm so glad you got on your soapbox and shared your vision of the world with us - I, too, am one of those people that am eternally grateful for all the little things my life provides to me each day - it's refreshing to meet another who feels the same way.

    I'm very excited to see your new store. What kind of flowers are those from your garden? They are certainly beautiful :O)

    I wish you a happy & delightful weekend.

  17. Tami,I just love this post...all of it!!! x0x0

  18. I too feel very lucky every day!
    Although I could use a bit of sunshine today!
    Beautiful photos today!

  19. Hi Tami,

    Being thankful. It's something I forget way too much. Thanks for the reminder.

    So excited about your shop opening! Can't wait to see your finds. Love the crock - and I'm certain that I will love everything you have found.

    The crown is amazing. I would have snatched it up in a nano-second. The silverware is causing me to drool. I've searched high and low for something like that, but most are too expensive. However, the search continues!

    What kind of flowers did you pick? I can't tell from the photo. Flowers are my favorite and I'm going to try to plant a cutting garden. Our time for frost has just passed - so it's time to get ready to plant!


  20. I love the royal pieces. In fact I love your whole blog. The hearder in pink is particularly pretty.
    Best Carolyn

  21. Tami, that is another that I love you. Being grateful is a wonderful quality and I can see how grateful you are in every post and comment. :) I love your treasures that you shared, they are beautiful! I am so glad that you had a wonderful Friday and I hope that your weekend was just as wonderful!! Many hugs to you sweet friend, I am grateful for you. :)

  22. I am thankful for each & everyday, too!! Life is so fragile & precious. Yes, State Street has changed so much. I miss the old Marshall Fields days with the old fashioned ice cream parlour - remember that? :) I think we all still refer to it as MF instead of Macy's.. I just love the architecture of that store. The Carsons went out of business... it's just a big empty building now.
    :) Lara

  23. Yea, I love Etsy shops! I'm a glass half-full gal myself.

  24. Being grateful helps put everything in perspective.Living in gratitude is a lovely way to be.


  25. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. It is great to meet you. Your blog is gorgeous, I think I am one of those grateful people too, I can't imagine why anyone would want to be any other way!
    Those flowers from your garden are lovely.


  26. Oooh, that crown is beautiful. And the pot too!

    I think you're one of those people, Tami, that are hard *not* to like!! Not that I've tried...!!!!


  27. Tami,
    What a great post and that crock is soooo awesome!!!


  28. I love this post. i love that you think grateful thoughts. i do it all the time. I am so fortunate to live this life. best of luck with your new shop. I will surely visit.

  29. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my bog! I just had to stop over and let you know - you've got a beautiful blog and love your pictures! I'm your newest follower!

  30. Beautiful post :) Good luck with your shop opening. Glad you added your link to Good Life Wednesdays!

  31. What a fantastic post and how fun to be opening a shop!! I am so excited for you! I wish you all the best- and know it will be just amazing! :) Hugs, Courtney


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