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Fantastic Find

One day this week, I went to T.J. Maxx to get a bath mat for the girls bathroom.  I left with a bath mat and this lantern.  I have been needing something for the center of my dining table for a while now.  I thought this looked like Summer.  My most favorite time of the year.  I need a taller candle, but I am just working with what I have for now.
Look what I found in Pottery Barn catalog that afternoon.  I got even more excited when I saw their's is $129 and I paid $20.  Thank you T.J Maxx!


Sasha said…
Cute! I love less expensive things too!
Michelle said…
Beautiful! Looks great on your table. A flameless candle would be pretty in it!
Tara G. said…
Squeals for a great deal!!
The Yarbrough's said…
Very nice!!! Don't 'ya just love a great deal!!! :)
karen miles said…
At Christmas time you can fill it up with different colored ornaments too!
Jodee said…
Great find! I love T.J. Maxx too!
emily said…
my tj maxx (in columbus, ohio) has a ton of lanterns in the clearance aisle! i thought of you when i saw them last night. :)
His Doorkeeper said…
Laurie, If you will watch Dillard's back in the picture frames, gifts, etc. dept. they will sometimes have the BIG candles on sale. The extra large candles are pricy but I keep an eye out for them!

I love lanterns....have about twelve of them...some we used in Kelly's wedding reception tables.
Kirby said…
So cute! Gotta love TJMaxx!

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