Monday, May 19, 2008

It All Started With An Order For A Paper Crown...


AND THIS IS THE CROWN I GOT AN ORDER FOR ONE DAY BACK IN MARCH...

SWEET VICKI, A NEW CUSTOMER TO US, ORDERED A PAPER CROWN WITH INSTRUCTIONS THAT IT WAS FOR A VERY, VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HER MOTHER (MUM) WHO WAS SOON TO BE 80!!
VICKI BRIEFLY EXPLAINED THEIR FAMILY TRADITION OF ALL THE LADIES CONSIDERING THEMSELVES "QUEENS". THEY HAVE A "CLUB" OF SORTS WHICH THEY CALL "THE IMPERIAL COURT" -- AND THEY EVEN HOLD MEETINGS!

HOW FUN!!!! (WHY DON'T MORE OF US DO THAT??)

ANYWAY, I SPED THE ORDER OFF TO HER SO THAT THE CROWN WOULD ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE SURPRISE PARTY. SINCE I HAVE SUCH A PENCHANT FOR CROWNS MYSELF, SHE'D COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

NOT ONLY DID I GET HER CROWN OFF TO HER, I PUT HER IN TOUCH WITH A WONDEFUL LADY ON ETSY WHO MAKES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITTLE TAGS AND JOURNALING CARDS WITH CROWN EMBELLISHMENTS.

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, VICKI HAD A FEW DOZEN CROWN JOURNALING CARDS AND A BIG, BEAUTIFUL PAPER CROWN FOR THE PARTY.

THE JOURNALING CARDS WERE FOR GUESTS AT THE PARTY TO WRITE A SHORT, SWEET SENITMENT TO "QUEEN MUM" TO BE PLACED IN A DECORATED MAILBOX ON A TABLE. FABULOUS IDEA!!!


VICKI PROMISED TO SEND ME PICTURES OF THE FUN EVENT ONCE IT WAS OVER AND BELOW ARE THE FABULOUS SHOTS SHE SENT ME!

FIRST, IS A PICTURE OF THE INVITATION THAT THEY MADE UP AND SENT OUT. OBVIOUSLY, LITTLE MISS "QUEEN MUM" MUST BE A SOAPS FAN! HMM...



VICKI SAYS THEY WANTED THE CROWN THAT READS "LET THEM EAT CAKE" BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO PUT IT RIGHT ON TOP OF THE CAKE!!
WHAT A NEAT IDEA!! CAN YOU IMAGINE ONE OF THE OTHER STYLES OF CROWNS USED AS A WEDDING CAKE TOPPER??
AND BELOW YOU SEE SWEET VICKI READY FOR THE PARTY!!! :)



AND HERE SHE IS...THE QUEEN HERSELF!!!

IN HER SPLENDOR, INDEED!!
NOW....CAN YOU SEE WHERE THIS IS ALL LEADING??
ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME, KNOWS WHERE I'M TAKING THIS...
THIS FAMILY I'VE NEVER MET HAS EXEMPLIFIED FOR US WHAT I'M ALWAYS TRYING TO COMMUNICATE THROUGH MY STORE:
LIVE YOUR LIFE WELL AND BEAUTIFULLY!
TRULY LIVE -- DON'T JUST PASS THE DAYS!
WHO WOULD NOT AGREE THAT OUR DEAR "QUEEN MUM" ABOVE IS NOT LIVING "THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE"? WHAT AN INCREDIBLE LEGACY OF
LAUGHTER AND LOVE SHE IS LEAVING HER ENTIRE FAMILY.
CROWN: $18.00
JOURNALING CARDS: $25.00
CAKE: $40
PARTY FAVORS: $50
LIVING WELL AND LOVING DAILY: PRICELESS.
SO, HOW WILL YOU LIVE BEAUTIFULLY TODAY?

IT IS BEING ABLE TO "BE PART OF" THINGS LIKE THIS IN A CUSTOMER'S LIFE THAT MAKES WHAT I'M DOING SO WONDERFUL -- WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ADDED BONUS!

IT HELPS ME REMEMBER THAT I'M NOT JUST SELLING "STUFF" -- I'M PROVIDING THE LITTLE "EXTRAS" IN LIFE THAT MAKE IT JUST A BIT MORE BEAUTIFUL, JUST A BIT MORE LOVELY. WOULDN'T TRADE MY JOB WITH ANYONE!

THANKS FOR SHARING, VICKI!

AND A BIG HELLO TO "QUEEN MUM"!


5 comments:

Janet said...

Oh my goodness! What wonderful pictures, and what a wonderful affirmation of your work... Kudos & thanks for sharing! (And a Very Happy birthday to 'The Queen Mum'!)

Empress Marjorie, The Imperial Court said...

If you love crowns this was the party to attend. There was a crown on every table to anchor the balloons, crowns on the walls, crown serving bowls, crown cookie-pops, crown pens for the guest book and notes, even crown pen holders. We stripped our homes for crown decor and WOW did we have some! The Queen Mum is the heart of the Imperial Court and we did our best to make her 80th birthday one she will always remember. With your help, we think we succeeded. Thanks for all you did for Queen Vicki and the rest of us.

Queen Vicki said...

My new, dear friend Ruth just made my day when I read her blog about my mom (The Queen Mum). Her surprise party was a huge success and she remains the talk of the retirement center where she lives. We are so blessed to still have our mom with us and her love continues to lift us and keep us strong each and every day. Since none of us know what tomorrow will bring, we must try to live each day to its fullest! Part of that, for us, is to laugh and giggle and act like high schoolers most of the time! We look for any excuse to have an Imperial Court slumber party...our plan is to laugh it up with the Queen Mum well into her hundreth birthday!!!!!Thanks, Ruth for including our Beautiful Mother in your Beautiful Life!!!!!Queen Vicki

The World According to Libby said...

What a beautiful story! Happy Birthday to the Queen Mum!
Love you Ruth!
Lib

Joy said...

Hi Ruth!

I am in Carmel right now! Just wanted to make sure you rec'd everything o.k.? :) These crowns are fabu - just like you!

Joy
xo