Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy Things

Little things make me happy.

I don’t need big expensive gifts.

Extravagant really isn’t for me.

This shelf is full of simple happy things…


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Do you see them?

Do you see my happy things?


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The bright yellow tulips were a gift from my husband….just because.

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This little pig standing proudly on this beautiful stack of linens is totally a smile maker for me.

I found him several days ago at Homegoods while on a car buying trip to Alabama.  (more on the car trip later)

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Stacks of vintage linens are gorgeous to my hazel eyes.

Like really really gorgeous.  I could have them stacked everywhere.

So glad my mom knows how much I love them because she is helping me build my collection.

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Stacks of books…

Favorite #9…”A” for Amy…an old black and white photo of my dad when he was a wee boy…an old pocket watch face

All Happy things.

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It really can be little things for me.

Diamonds are beautiful, but I don’t need them….just give me a gorgeous old table cloth and I am good to go.

I hope you are filled with joy and happiness.

Hey, this is out of the blue, but if you ever have a prayer need that you want to share with me, just message me and let me know.  I will pray….


Linking up at Timewashed  for her Blissful Whites Party
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23 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Amy,
Like how you have displayed your vintage linens collection on that wonderful shabby shelf unit...maybe I should pull all of mine out and display them. Sounds like I am not alone when it comes to buying cars out of state.

Blessings,
Linda

chateau chic said...

This chippy shelf of yours has always been a favorite of mine to see how you style it. Love it with the stacks of linen...and the yellow tulips, well they are the perfect accent for a beautiful vignette.
I'm like you, it doesn't take much to make me happy. It's all about the little thoughtful acts of kindness.
Mary Alice

Holly said...

Love your display. I too enjoy simple things. Hope you found the car you wanted. We too are on a car hunt. :)Have a fabulous day!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

Amy - I love the entire vignette and especially the memories attached to each piece! That's the best way to decorate - with things that hold special meaning or special memories!

Becky C said...

Hey my sweet sister friend :) I love all of your happy things! They look so pretty on your chippy shelf in the sunlight. Your vintage linen collection is amazing. Your mom sure is sweet to contribute! And yellow tulips just because? How precious of that great husband of yours!
But that little pig is so cute and chubby...you know how I love pigs :)
Less than a week!!! Can't wait :)
Have the best day ever

pballard said...

Lovely display. I to say the same thing. It doesnt take much to make me happy. Flowers always bring a smile to my face. Enjoy your day!

Ruby and Arthur said...

The simple things in life are the best and make me happy too! I would take fresh flowers over just about anything! Prayer request, my son is still recovering from a serious car accident. It has been almost 2 months and he still has a way to go. I would appreciate the prayers. His name is Alex. Thanks Jean

Faded Charm said...

I love all your simple happy things! Enjoy your week...the sun is shining here and I'm getting out in it right now:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

very pretty...the simple things in life

lynn said...

your vintage linens look lovely in the chippy shelf, amy:) happy car hunting!

It's me said...

Love your shelfs.......filled with beauty's !!...enjoy the week darling....love Ria...xxx..

must love junk said...

Amy, your 'happy things' look so pretty on that fabulous shelf! I'm the same-give me good ole 'junk' over new and expensive any day! :)
Susan

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I like simple, too. The tulips are so graceful and pretty. Love the groupings of books too.

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

I love it all. Such beautiful things and displayed so pretty...Connie

Justine H said...

Absolutely love this! Gives such a rustic old country look!

Anne said...

What a sweet little pig! Lovely lines and I adore that chippy cabinet!!!
xx
Anne

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really beautiful linens Amy and the chippy shelf is just wonderful.

I'd love if you would pray for my son Chris, he is having job difficulties and your prayers would be so appreciated...thank you!

Robin Johnson said...

I adore your happy things! You have wonderful collection of lines - so impressive to someone like me that is just starting out collecting them. Oh, and the pig is adorable - I can see why it makes you smile.

{northern cottage} said...

happy happy happy indeed! thanks for sharing your happy with us!

♥ http://www.northerncottage.net

Debbie said...

I'm so with you in this! A woman (not really friend but just someone I know) recently remarked that I was my mother's daughter when I told her how little jewelry I own. I would rather have a time worn treasure that I found in some out of the way treasure chest than jewelry any old day.

And when did you change your profile picture? I hadn't noticed before. I love it.

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Love, love, love it Amy!!! I always adore your vignettes and displays in your home!! And what a fantastic husband, the flowers are beautiful!
Hope your doing well and your profile photo is gorgeous!!!
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Pat Cantwell said...

Amy,
"Happy Things", indeed!!!
Love the gorgeous hue of those yellow tulips, the pig got a smile from me, as well...and I love the addition of books to you vintage linen collection!!!
Have a marvelous weekend, ahead, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Melissa said...

Sounds so much like me! I would take simple, and time worn over expensive any day! It's meaningful to me to own something from the past that I know was cared for and loved. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing!