Hunting and Gathering at TJ Maxx

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I have had a long term love affair with TJ Maxx. It started years ago when the first TJ Maxx opened in Salt Lake City and my mom and I would peruse the racks looking for that one great deal...like mighty (but cute and ever so stylish) huntresses stealthily tracking our prey (oh and I'm pretty sure "stealthily" isn't a word...but like I tell my son when he teases me..."I just used it, you understood what it meant, and therefore it's a word"..hee hee). Anyhoo, once a second TJ Maxx opened we would go to one "TJ" and then see what we could find at the next. Ahhh, such good times.

So it shouldn't come as a surprise to you that one of my favorite places to "hunt" is TJ Maxx. I did a little "hunting" over the weekend and here are some of my...um, I hate to say "kills" so instead I'll say "finds".

These tea cups were love at first sight. True, I don't drink tea very often, but I could...these cups might be reason enough to host my own little tea party. And actually I love that in Europe they seem to drink coffee from small "tea cups" rather than ginormous mugs. So yes...I bought them - and really, I spent $12.00 for four cups and saucers...so I'm not exactly breaking the bank here.




Layla at The Lettered Cottage showed this adorable wire cloche on her blog last week. I'd seen it before and almost bought it but was trying to be super thrifty so I passed it up...and then continued to kick myself for weeks (especially since they were all gone when I went back to buy one). So imagine my joy when I found this baby at a different "TJ" over the weekend. I pounced...like the good huntress I am.


Finally, aren't these placemats and napkins fab? They're so soft, so beachy, so casual, so inexpensive. They just had to come home with me.


Happy hunting!
XO ~ AnNicole

22 Suburbanites Said:

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Love the details on the cups and saucers, and the warmth of the placemats and napkins.

Renee

bukovan said...

OMG! I want that cloche!!! I wonder if my TJ Maxx carries it. Looks like I've got an errand to run tomorrow. Great stuff. thanks for sharing!

Simply Dandy said...

Hi AnNicole,
Oh yes TJ is great as is Marshalls and Homegoods. Do you have a Homegoods? I rarely walk out of there with nothing. I love your teacups and I too passed up that cloche, I love the chicken wire.

LeAnn

Laura said...

I think I need those placemats!!!!! Love them.

A Touch of Country said...

gonna have to go get some of these placemats & napkins. Thanks for the heads up!

imjacobsmom said...

I'm off to my TJ's - I hope they have those things left!!! Do you have a Homegoods or a Marshall's near you? ~ Robyn

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

What great finds! I love the wired cloche. I had admired it on Layla's site too. There are probably none left in the country now. LOL! Thanks for sharing. Let us know what you do with all those treasures.

Charla

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

If you love TJMaxx, you should try Homegoods!

D said...

Love that TJ Max! :)

Aura said...

I love love love TJ Maxx. It's my relaxing time when I pull up in the parking lot and grab that red shopping cart and get to spend the next hour doing nothing but shopping.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I LOVE Tj Maxx! It is absolutely my favorite! All of your finds are awesome, love those tea cups and saucers!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I love a good "kill"!! Cute finds!!

Joy said...

Great finds!
I've managed to resist buying that cute bird cloche a few times at my TJ Maxx. It's so fun to see it in the homes of other bloggers.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Wish we had TJ Maxx here in Australia! Love your teacups.

Rebekah said...

Tea cups are perfect for serving ice cream. They hold a sensible serving and it's kind of fun and fancy at the same time. :)

Great finds! I love TJ Maxx, too.

Stephanie said...

AWESOME finds! I love perusing TJ MAXX!

Lynette said...

I love your new finds - I have a love affair with placemats and napkins - and I don't really even cook - just collect them!!

We have a Ross and TJ's by us but the Home Goods is pretty far out - makes going there all the more special!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those tea cups are lovely, and I really like the wire bird cloche. :) Very pretty placemats...perfect for summer!

Megan and Jon said...

I too confess to my love affair with TJ Maxx. When we moved 1 mile away from one, I had to restrain myself from going everyday to see if something new popped up. It is such a great place to find trinkets for bookshelves, etc.

gina said...

Great finds!!

Lee Laurie said...

I'm so glad that I found your blog! I love it! It is so motivating! My favorite store is T.J.Max also. The closest one to me is an hour away. I love the cups and saucers that you bought. I love dishes! Come visit me sometimes.

Lee Laurie
A Southern Rose

glimpse of my world said...

Love the wire cloche!!