I'm So Glad

So glad I didn't hesitate, that is!

Last week, Debra at Bungalow posted this gorgeous tole tray for sale on her blog. Now usually I'm the kind of girl who has to ponder things but this time I jumped on it. The tray is gorgeous and absolutely perfect for my kitchen corner. Thank you Debra!

I'm also trying my best to be glad for more snow. It's coming down again. :)

This morning I started tutoring at my old school. It will be an hour or two per day for the next two months. It's always fun to go back and be with the kids and teachers. Have I ever told you how much I love school?


Laurie Anne said...

It's very satisfying to see the lightbulbs go on right above their little heads when they've learned something isn't it! I love the reading program I volunteer with at the kids' school...it's always a sweet part of my week.
Lovely tray! glad you pounced on it!

Amelia said...

Yes, the snow came in here - melted - and has stopped...just great moisture that way.

The tray just looks right at home there in your little corner.

What grade level are you tutoring? Were you a teacher at one point?

Enjoy the week.

Love the Decor! said...

What a beuatiful tray!!
Once in a while it's good to be impulsive!!
have a great week and enjoy school!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the tole tray. I am the opposite of you, Stacey. Very impulsive. And I would have jumped at this. It's beautiful.

It looks like we are just going to have to put up with the snow. We have had it going right in to April. At least the past two days have been sunny!

I'm so glad you have a chance to tutor. I would love to go back to work just part time, but there is nothing available, especially part time. I was a paralegal in downtown Chicago. Even part time, it was a 20 minute train commute and 15 minute walk one way. Ugh!


Tootsie said...

just beautiful! glad you didn't ponder!

Darlene said...

That tray looks beautiful! It looks like we are just out of the area for any snowfall but I could tell y'all were getting it again....crazy weather!!!

Have fun at your part time tutoring job. I LOVE my part time job (3 hours a day) and I hope I don't have to go back full -time for a long, long, long time!!

Marilyn said...

Love that tray, so glad you didn't hesitate. Yikes, it looks like ice! we have a flood. 1.5 inches so far and suppose to snow after midnight. I hope you enjoy your tutoring. I bet it is fun to get back into that groove.

Lynn said...

Hello! I'm from S.W. OKC.. I just came across your blog and have become one of your followers too! I find your blog very interesting!

Please stop over and visit me sometime on my blog too! Love to have you visit!

We sure are getting some snow falling out there right now!

I'm ready for it to be spring!!


Nola @ the Alamo said...

The tray IS just perfect. Love the way you've elevated the little lamp up on the cake stand; why can't I ever think of things like that!

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse said...

I'm glad you didn't hestitate too cuz it's perfect in your kitchen! The sun is out right now but we are expecting 5 to 10 inches over the next few days..woohoo!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Loving that tray!
I can't imagine having to deal with snow. I live in so cal and we do not get snow :0).
Enjoy your day!

Marydon Ford said...

Golly, sweetie, that Tole tray is gorgeous. It is getting hard to find them in great condition anymore, muchless not pay an arm & leg for them. Love it,

Enjoy your teaching ... I love teaching little ones, but am not a certified teacher.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

April said...

Love your beautiful tray, Stacey! That snow is gorgeous...sure makes me jealous! I used to tutor a group of little kindergarteners and it soon became the highlight of my week! Have fun!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stacey, your tray is great!!!!!

Lisa said...

Your tray is beautiful, Stacey! And I love the pretty lamp you paired it with. :0)
PS After all this cold weather, we better not have ANY mosquitoes this summer. LOL

Melissa Miller said...

Stacey the tray looks perfect on your counter. ~Beautiful!

Lou Cinda said...

Love the tray and it looks GREAT on your counter!! Perfecto!

I know you may be getting a little weary of the snow and yearning a bit for Spring! We don't get snow, but it is COLD!

Have fun teaching little minds!

Lou Cinda :)

Shelia said...

Congrats on that beautiful tray! I saw it and did procrastinate! :) That'll teach me!
It's so pretty.
Now you had better stay warm.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

Oh Stacy, what a marvelous tray! Gorgeous colors and I can see it works so well with the trim on the lamp. Just beautiufl, I'm glad you jumped on it!

Everyone had so much to say about the home across the street that I posted the "rest of the story" if you're interested.

I've also got some snowy roses from Penniwig's on my sidebar for all of you burried in snow!


squawmama said...

The tray does look gorgeous in your little corner of the kitchen...We finally escaped the snow and are down in Austin Texas right now... And we are continuing to head south. LOL Have a GREAT day!

Carol said...

Oh, I like your new tray!
Have fun at school!


Nancy said...

beautiful tray!!! I'm glad you did it too! ;)

southerninspiration said...

I saw it, too, and it is really pretty! It looks perfect for your pretty kitchen!
I hope the tutoring goes well, and that you enjoy your time with the teachers and students....
My dd and my hubby will be coming up to OU this weekend......to check it out.
Has your son decided on school?


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Stacey, that tray is so pretty, and I love the way the posts frame your snow picture. Have fun tutoring (how great that you can do something you enjoy, but I have a feeling you would enjoy whatever you were doing.) laurie

L said...

I'm hoping for more snow, it's supposed to be here this week :)

Kim said...

Oh yeah - I woulda arm wrestled you for that tray. I love toleware. Never knew about the school thing Stacey. What other secrets are you hiding?????

vignette design said...

What a beautiful tray. It looks perfect in your kitchen.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful tray.. we've had more snow and now nasty nasty wind and cold..hugs ~lynne~

Just a little something from Judy said...

Lucky you, the tole tray is beautiful! It certainly will look good in your kitchen. As for the snow...we are getting more again tomorrow. What a winter we are having.

You like school, I did not know that. The world needs more people like you as tutorers. I am sure you would be a caring and skilled tutorer.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

The tray is beautiful.. It looks awesome in your kitchen. You will be a fantastic tutor.

kim said...

Love the vignette you created with that beautiful tole tray. So glad you stopped by again....Kim

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey!

Well I'm freezing again! Ready for the sun to shine! I love your tray..the colors are wonderful! It looks fabulous in the corner of your kitchen! So nice that you are a tutor..I know the kids and teachers appreciate your time!

Happy Tuesday!

Domestic Designer said...

Your tray is so pretty. You are lucky to have found it. Can you believe how much snow we have had this winter? Spring has to be right around the corner.

Jeannette said...

Morning Stacey! I love love love tole trays but NEVER see them for sale anywhere!!! Just gorgeous!!! We are getting hit with possibly another foot here and I am going insane - no shopping for over a week now!!!lol Good luck with the kiddos! Sounds like you are getting back in the workforce lately(outside the home that is!) Pefect hours too!! Have fun - Sincerely, Jeannette

Happy@Home said...

Glad you jumped right in there and bought the tray as it looks just perfect in your kitchen. I like it paired with the lamp. They look like they were meant for each other :-)
I can tell by your enthusiasm for school that you will be a real asset to the kids you will be tutoring.
I hope the snow is kind to you.
Thanks for your sweet comment. It means a lot to me.

Tara said...

Beautiful tray.

I'm a teacher too. I have taught for 25 years. Home sick today though. Have been feeling a little burned out lately. I am hoping it is just the winter blues. I need sunshine. How long did you teach? What grades? When did you know it was time to retire?

pk @ Room Remix said...

I love the "spring begins" reminder! Can I last another 39 days? Not sure. :-) I shouldn't complain. At least we didn't get two feet this time like some did. Hope you're having a good week!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi Stacey,
The tray is perfect for your kitchen! I'm so glad it has a good home! THANK YOU for the mention on your blog.

Glad you could get back to tutoring since you love it so much.

Keep warm!

Angie said...

That tray is just gorgeous and looks great in your kitchen! I don't have any, but wish I had several to hang together on a wall. I just love them!

The Vintage Attic said...

I love tole trays, I have about 16 of them and I have never seen the one you just got.

About that snow, over the weekend we got 24 to 26 inch and it's snowing again here in MD, calling for another foot. I'm so over the snow, but I guess if it's going to be so clod it might as well snow.


Cozy Little House said...

We may actually be getting snow! Can you believe that? You have to jump when things come along that you like. Or somebody else might beat you to it.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Stacey, that tray Is beautiful and I love that lamp! Have a nice week! Twyla

The Vintage Attic said...

Stacey, most of my tole trays came from auctions. I have bought 2 from ebay, if shopping ebay ask questions. I go to actionzip.com and if I see a tole tray at an auction close to me I'll either go to the auction if I have time or call and let a phone bid. You can get them at auction anywhere from 5$ to 75$ it's a hit and miss on price at auction, I don't like to pay more than 50$, but most of mine have been ALOT less.
I owned a vintage home decor shop for the last 8 years ( I closed it last year) so auctions for me was a must go. Hope this helps, Happy Hunting.


Cathy said...

Oh...lovin' the red tray! it is perfect in your kitchen...so glad you took the plunge!

The tutoring sounds like so much fun! I know you will be great at it! Good luck!


Sit A Spell said...

I adore that tray...soooo, when you are finished adoring it yourself, feel free to pass it my way. ; ) Those colors are so me, as is the pattern.

I didn't realize you were working in the school. I was a teacher many moons ago before my Sissy was born.

Our puppy is a Yorkipoo! Isn't he precious?!?

Melissa Miller said...

It's snowing here! Finally....:)

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

What a beautiful tray. It looks perfect for your kitchen.
Your tutoring job sounds perfect. Hope the weather brightens up soon for you.

Jill said...

No wonder we get on so well! Just today, I am NOT kidding I dug out a green toile tray and tucked it in a kitchen corner. Now I will admit, your's is much prettier!

I love school too! I am getting ready to do a 4 week substitute job in 1st. grade. I am soooo ready to have my own classroom, this recession has kept teachers from retiring so those jobs are pretty scarce around here!

Tutoring will be great!


Liz said...

ewwwwwww! ahhhhhhhhh! It is darling! I love your little lamp on the cake stand to. Don't you love vignettes?!


Just a little something from Judy said...

Just wanted you to know that you are missed around blogland. Hope all is well.

Dawn said...

Just me again. It must be thawing out a bit if the robins stopped for a swim in the pond. I thought they would be ice skating!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, so good to hear from you. You are missed. Hope you are having a blessed time.

Barb ♥


That is a lovely tray.

Miss Janice said...

I LOVE that tray...jealous...

Megan said...

Hi Stacey--I saw that tray also--good thing you didn't ponder because I was thinking it would look great in my house but you got there first. Enjoy--it looks lovely.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the beautiful tray. I had an entire evening to blog hop....so much fun....to visit new blogs and catch up with friends Be sure and stop by mine. This is my ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary and there are LOTS of prizes everyday this week and next....I am celebrating the entire month.

kim said...

I love tole trays. That one is a beauty!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your tole tray is very pretty. Enjoy your tutoring. It's so rewarding to help out kids isn't it?

Susan and Bentley

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That tole tray is beautiful! I have a couple of red tole trays and just love them.

Sounds like you are going to have some fun with the tutoring position...

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Stacey,

Oh - my - your new red tray is fabulous - looks like it was meant to find a home with you. How fun that you are tutoring the children at your old school - sounds like a very special activity and one that will bring you joy. The children will love having you.
Have a wonderful week.