The answer to the riddle was the 'favorite things' in the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. I would put a picture of the scene, but I'm afraid I don't want to bother. Horrid, aren't I?
Hmm, perhaps I should have been more cryptic and put pictures of the things Maria mentioned before she started singing...
A Daughter of the King
Lily of the Valley
Many thanks to everyone who played!! Now I must know, were there any of you out there who saw the riddle and couldn't figure it out?