Thursday, August 7, 2008

Got JOY??!! I do!! ;)

You know the old saying 'that joy is in the journey'? Well, let me tell you, Dear Ones, joy is also getting there and finding pretties! Yes, I said pretties and at a bargain. That's what we decorating treasure seeking gals are all about, right? We are about other things, but I must say this because of my post today.

While out on my journey to find joy, I stopped into my favorite little thrift store and look what was in a plastic bin and it said 10 cents each! I rummaged through and found these six little beauties - only two were silver, the others silver plate - but that's okay. A swipe of my good ole silver cleaner and these little pieces will give me much more joy than just the sixty cents I gave for them.

Look at the beautiful detail in the little ladle or dipping or whatever it's called? spoon!
A little blurry, but I think you can see the joy here also!

Oh, my heart just skipped three beats with I saw this adorable little child's tea pot. This brings back memories of joy from my childhood. So I had to have this, too!
Can you find joy in an old hand painted biscuit jar!? Well, sure you can - even without the cookies in there! Believe me dear joy seekers, this is so much prettier in person.
I almost fainted when my little gorgeous baby blues set their sight on these dishes! There were eight dinner plates, eight dessert plates, eight bowls, eight smaller bowls and eight cups and saucers! Joy joy joy! No serving pieces, but my joy is still joying strong.

Look at this beautiful detail on the plates.
I know nothing about this brand, maybe some of you do. But I do believe it's an older set and it's in great condition.

Now look at the precious cup and saucer!
Even the pattern is inside the cup! Oh, my joy runneth over!

Okay, I have to stop and take a breath now. Joying is very hard on such a wonderfulness gal like me. I'm alright, just let me rest a few seconds. Okay...onward...

Now, I love Marshall's Home Goods just about as much as most of you do! Joy just streams out of the doors of this place just like the air conditioning on these hot summer days! Do you see these pretties?! I'm really trying to constrain myself here, these pretties match my Blogland teapot!! Oh joy! Never mind! JOY JOY JOY! I had to have these joyfulnesses.

Now a little joy escaped me, just a bit, because I would rather have had tea cups and saucers instead of mugs. But since this design is so divine (I'm a poet and didn't know it!) I had to have all four of the mugs anyway.

Now my joy meter is back up! This piece is just so beautiful, don't you think? The shape is so fancy! I wish I had a rose bush. Wouldn't some fresh roses look awesome placed in here?
Back to the treasure seeking that brings so much joy to us all! I was so pleased with all of my joyful pieces and turned to leave the store when...I saw this beautiful matching candy dish! My heart is skipping beats again and joy is sputtering all out of me! That doesn't sound just right does it? Well, you know what I mean - I'm a happy joyful girl!! Woo Hoo! Joy had won again - I had to have this too!
This is what started the joyfulness of the above purchased set of pretties - my Blogland teapot! I have affectionately given my teapot this name because I have seen her in the different homes of many of you bloggers bringing such joy and delight!
Here is a wonderful set of Joyfulness! This will bring me joy for years to come. I can put joyful candies in the dish, drink joyful teas from the mugs, put joyful flowers and maybe joyful liquids in the pitcher. Last, but not least my Blogland teapot who has already given happiness and joy, will hold warm water for my tea ~ think of all the joy I'm going to have now!
You really must know that all this joying business depletes your body of energy for a few hours. This is the recipe for restoring your joy meter after huge bouts of joy leakage:
Go as fast as you can to your favorite drive-in (yes, it must be a drive -in, because you're not capable of walking) and order a chocolate milk shake. You can order vanilla, but don't drink that one, only drink the chocolate. You can't imagine how the joy meter begins to fill up!
Thank you all for coming along on my journey to joy!
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Joy to the world
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me~ sung by Three Dog Night