Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Time for Recess!

Am I the only adult who loooongs for a recess break?!? I can tell it's time for my recess when, what is usually fun becomes tedious. I love to design and create and paint, but when that seems to feel more like a "have to" than a "want to", I know it's time to change the routine. And that only means one thing to me---thrift and dollar store shopping time. Oh Yeah!!!

I found these tall metal houses at the thrift store
for a dollar a piece.
These sparkly cone trees are from the dollar store.Put them all together and what do you have?A simple little Christmas village
and a happy, rested little me!

50 comments:

Janene said...

Why can't I find those buildings in my hometown thrift store?
I'm shopping with you!
Have a great Thursday!

Janene

Melissa Wertz said...

You find the best stuff for the best bargains at the thrift store!!!! I am coming up there to go shopping with you. And I'm not bringing much money b/c I will not need it. ;0)

Maggie May said...

really sweet! good find.

Angie said...

That is so cute and what a great deal!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The ever creative Joy!!!!! I need to come check out your thrift stores. Jackie

Darlene said...

Those look so CUTE! Ok I have seen the little trees but those tall metal houses are just TOO CUTE!!

erin... said...

Well, I don't find myself wishing for recess much. Naptime on the other hand....

Rambling Girl said...

How cute! I like seeing all the Christmas stuff now so I can get ideas. You all are my designers of choice.

Our Complete Family said...

So glad you had a recess break! It always was the best time in school after all, wasn't it?
Great finds! You're getting all set for Christmas, hu?!?
~ Les

Erin said...

What cute houses! I love the green trees by them too. Isn't Christmas fun!

Valarie Lea said...

Cute Cute Cute!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How stinkin' cute is that??? I MUST have some of those trees. Are they from Dollar Tree? As soon as the kidlets wake from naps and the boys get home from school...I am burnin' rubber to the Dollar Tree!

Karyn said...

I love it! I saw those trees at the dollar store, but I wasn't quite sure how I would arrange them . . . now I do!

supermommy said...

So cute! I can never find that kind of stuff at my stores.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it!!!

Rae said...

So fabulously perfect together!!!!

Patricia said...

Simply ADORABLE!

Amy said...

What a great idea of putting those together. I love the village.

Carol said...

That is so awesome! Why can't I find goodies like that? Take me shopping with you sometime!! :>)
Smiles,
Carol

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Joy, I just love that...so simple, yet striking. Great find on the tall houses.

Cottagecheap said...

Oh you had me worried YOU were going on recess! I was nearly in tears. Plumbing gone wrong I can handle, alternator out I can handle JOY ON BREAK no way!

JEWEL said...

Nice find. You have a good eye.

Sandy Toes said...

The dollar store? the thrift store?..where do you live? we don't have things like that where I live!! It's stickers, plastic toys and bamboo baskets! Hee hee
-sandy toes

ceekay said...

Very pretty! I love those tress from the Dollar store. I have gold ones! You will see them soon.

Carissa said...

You know, when I lived in Utah I could find amazing stuff like this at the dollar store. Once I moved to Washington I have been nothing but disappointed with the findings... I guess I'll have to keep looking for other resources :)

salmagundi said...

Recesses are great, aren't they? I'm thinking of taking one tomorrow! Sally

AndreaLeigh said...

Cute! You are right. It doesn't always have to be complicated!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh I LOVE it!!!

Quiche Me, I'm Yours! said...

1/3 of my home is down in thrift store finds. I love putting my own personal touch and the cost isn't bad either. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and talent!

Susie Harris said...

I hear ya! Thats why I take the weekends off now... Sometimes you just need time to re fuel~

Inspired Kara said...

A-mazing

love
love
love

Jen r. said...

this is super cute! You find the best stuff! I hope you can stop by for my party tomorrow!

ClaraOllieMom said...

That's just so cute. Glad you took some time for yourself. My recess is tomorrow!!!

mishebe said...

I never find that kinda of stuff at my dollar store. lol. love the trees. mishelle

Screaming Meme said...

How adorable is that! You are so creative!

Wendy said...

Very cute. I just love a bargain!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Only you could take something that the naked eye may think is tacky (green trees) and make it breathtaking...all for $2. Gotta love it!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

How cute! Love the little houses :)

JuJu and Family said...

That's the best dollar set up I've seen in a while. I love the trees too.

Spymommy said...

that is some seriously cheap therapy! I go to that same doctor . . . much to the chagrin of my sweetie. :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there Joy,
I've left you an award on my blog...please go and collect it! :>)

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Joy! I know that feeling well which is why I'm bloggin right now!!!lol I picked up some of the red wire trees at the dollar store; I may have to go back and get these too! Looks adorable! Have a productive weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Tracey said...

Hi Joy,
I have recently found your blog and enjoy it so much! I have something for you on my blog.
Tracey

createacraft said...

you are unbelievable..
this really is a small village..=)

enjoy them a lot..=)

Jaime said...

Darling Christmas village. Well done.

tidymom said...

You find the neatest things!!!

Hey, I got my first furniture rehab piece done!! It's up on my blog!! Thanks to your painting "how to"!!

~Tidymom

Jodi said...

What cute finds! You did a lovely arrangement!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh so cute and what a deal!!! I had so much fun catching up on your Site today...candles, lamps,sign, furniture. It's always a "joy" to come over here. : )
M.L.

Susan S. said...

CUTE....I love them....great thrift shop find!

michele said...

Beautiful!

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