Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Make a Happy Tray

It's cold, rainy and dreary outside today...you know, one of those days when it feels 20 degrees colder than it actually is. 
But, I ran a couple of errands, and stopped by the store looking for tulips, to brighten things up a bit.

I found these cherry red ones, and decided to make a "happy tray" with things that make me smile. 

A cup of tea in a transferware cup...

...a scented candle with a monogram, photo of my sweet grands, one of my bubble paperweights, and my charm bracelets. 

I think I'll put the tray on my bedside table, snuggle under the covers, read a little, and enjoy another cup of tea. 

What would you put on your happy tray?
xo Babs

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I think your tray is a hit...
It puts me in the mood for some tea.
Very pretty. Have a good week.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That is so sweet. I know what you mean about how it seems colder out sometimes just because of the weather conditions. I never thought about what I'd put on a tray for me like this! I know I'd use decaffe coffe because I'm a coffee drinker, definitely some flowers, perhaps a picture of my son's wedding with all of us in it, perhaps a little wedge of pie! Stay warm...hugs, Liz


Beautiful and cheery happy tray! You make me want to do the same and get into bed and suggle with a book or magazine, lol!

Ron said...

Great cheery tray! I adore that monogrammed candle. Is that an "R" for Ron??? LOL! What brand is it? I love.

Unknown said...

Looks beautiful, Babs! Love the tray, and the tulips are lovely! Sweet photo of your grandbabies!!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

What a lovely idea..........
and your tray is so pretty and bet it did cheer you up.......and
Your grandsons are adorable.

Mine would have flowers for sure,
and I love red tulips, so they would be perfect for this time of year.........
and a pic of my family especially my lil almost 1 yr. old grandaughter and our furry grandaughter dog. lol
some perfume, some red rooibus hot tea in a pretty mug, and a Jesus calling devotional book, and if I could squeeze a nice decorating magazine on there too, I would!! lol

Thanks for sharing this great idea.
Blessings, Nellie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love you "happy" tray Bab's!!

Kelly said...

Such a cute idea to have a "happy tray"! I'd probably have a cup of coffee, a good magazine, something sweet to eat and of course....my computer nearby! LOL.

Sarah said...

This tray would cheer me up too. Your red tulips and the transfer ware cup and saucer make me smile. This is a great idea.
Snuggle in and stay warm…...

Sue said...

Hi Babs....love your Happy Tray...it was a great day to bring flowers home...it was horrible outside...What would I put on my Happy Tray....Tom Sellecks Butt.

Savannah Granny said...

Babs, Great Happy Tray. Love the tulips and you lovely transfer ware cup. You do such a good job with vignettes.
I would have a cup of raspberry tea, reading material and a small vase of miniature roses.
Have a happy day, Ginger

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it and it is a happy tray.Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Cranberry Morning said...

What a delightful idea!! So inspirational. :-)

Rita C at Panoply said...

Hi Babs, thanks for visiting me and my annual container planning - I see you have some happy red tulips (which I love). Tulips make me happy without anything else, but your happy tray is perfect. I'll stop back again, it's nice meeting you - from the looks of your 'about me', we have several things in common. :)

Denise said...

Hi Babs,

I love your Happy Tray -- it's sooo pretty!! I really adore tulips, and this makes me want to run out and buy some. If I were fixing a happy tray for myself, I'd be sure to include a book and/or magazine, fresh flowers, and coffee or hot tea in a beautiful cup.

Thanks for sharing and have a great day!


Denise at Forest Manor

Alycia Nichols said...

Nothing like tulips to bring a smile to your lips! What a pretty tray!

MY happy tray would have David Beckham sitting on it! :-) :-) :-)

Debbie said...

I love the idea of a happy tray. I need to make them for myself when I have a case of the blahs or blues or winter drearies.

I'm glad you found tulips out there. I was thinking tulips for a table for my luncheon. Haven't decided, but like tulips.

Pat said...

Crystal and silver and white florals would be on my "happy tray" along with a cup of hazelnut creme coffee and a French home decor magazine, dear friend!!!
Perfect solution of what to do on a dreary, damp day!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Babs…the tray is beautifully decorated and love all of your treasures and must say I love our charm bracelets…i have them too and just love receiving charms!…Have a great day!!!

thepaintedapron.com said...

love love love the tulips Babs, they definitely brightened my dreary day! I would probably add a chocolate something :)

The Tablescaper said...

Your tray makes me smile.

- The Tablescaper

Tea in the Library said...

I would be very happy to find this tray by my bedside, or cozy reading spot!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Such a sweet and cheery "happy tray"....it is sure to lift my spirits on a cold and rainy day:) Loving your pretty red transferware cup and saucer and the gorgeous red tulips take center stage in your lovely tea tray! Thanks for sharing tea with us! Stay warm! Hugs, Poppy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, your happy tray makes me smile. Mine would have tea cakes, a hot cup of tea, some hydrangeas and an array of decor magazines.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Babs, I can’t think of a better way to spend a cold wet/snow day........I love your sweet Happy Tray! I think I may pamper myself doing just this very thing.
Thanks for sharing your lovely tray........


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Great idea Babs! A sweet tray to make you smile every time you walk by it! I must admit, it doesn't take much to make me happy. I might need an extra large tray. lol! For sure something sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Karen said...

This really is a 'happy tray'! The tulips and colours are so inviting and...well...happy!
I just found you on the blog hop and am so glad I did! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read more! Hoping you'll stop by and say hi sometime!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Babs,
Your tray would make me happy, too. I take a tray of tea to bed every morning, but I really need to cheer it up. Those pretty tulips, your candle and darling grandkids are delightful additions. Happy ❤️ Day!