Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jars of Joy!

" I wish we could put up some of the
Christmas spirit in jars, and open a jar of it every month."
-Harlan Miller
This weekend I made a little pit stop during my travels to one of my favorite junking haunts....only to find two jars of what I would deem "Christmas Spirit"! It is always interesting to ask yourself..."Does this little purchase make me happy?....Is it good or bad that canned dirty objects bring bliss to my day?...At what point does making a purchase fall into the "Christmas Spirit" category?"
One was a jar of old thread laced with mucho dirt, wadded up string and a zipper...and the other was a jar of button cards! Both of these jugs of junk were $5 each...and just so happened to be on the 50% off table! (it is at this moment you see the familiar grin of shopping glee cover my face) I quickly snapped up my jars of joy and off to the check out counter!

As you stand in the check out line....wait your turn...observe some of the other junk being purchased...have a slight moustache of sweat beads forming over your lip, due to the 98 degree heat outside and the fact that old warehouses are difficult to cool....you can faintly hear Jingle Bells in your head on this June day...yes, these were two jars of Christmas Spirit sitting in my hands. Yummy old thread and cards of buttons...what more could bring Christmas Spirit to me?


Anonymous said...

Love the quote! And LOVE your post! Hihi

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

It's absolutely good that these awesome finds (those buttons!!) bring you joy. I think it makes you smarter than the average bear!

wendy said...

SCORE! I love a good find! You are so creative, I love all of your work!

Utah Grammie said...

Ohhh,I am drooling over your "Christmas Spirit"! I've been on those lines, feeling almost (ALMOST) guilty for spotting something they obviously missed..
Have fun with this fun find!