Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sharing the T.J.Maxx love with a giveaway!

You know that I love T.J.Maxx and Homegoods. I love to wander the aisles for inspiration. Sometimes it's for something big like a quilt or comforter, other times it's for a splash of color. My favorite color is red.

These are silk geraniums from Homegoods.

I love red geraniums. I know some people hate silk flowers but they're perfect for me. I've got four cats and two dogs, not to mention the children. Live plants rarely live for long in our house.

I fell in love with the bright red stripes on this pitcher and platter from Homegoods.


I found the red plates behind it at the junk store, but they probably came from T.J.Maxx originally.

This bird house adds an irresistible bit of whimsy to my mantle.


Do you love TJMaxx too? Are you a Homegoods junkie? If you are, simply leave a comment telling me what you'd do with the $25 TJMaxx/Homegoods giftcard that I am giving away. I'll close comments at 5pm on Friday and announce the winner Saturday morning. One entry per person please!

60 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I just dropped by for a visit from Cindy's blog & what a delightful visit it is! I LOVE your red! I'll be back for more visits too!

Please add my name to your giveaway for my favorite store! ☺♥☺ Diane http://fourpawsco.blogspot.com/

Jo said...
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Jo said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I love the red geraniums. It would be difficult to say what I would get at either store - since they have so much I like. My poor hsb hates when we go in there cuz he knows btwn the 2 of us we find things we just have to have!...Jo

http://jos2ndact.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Oh wow $25 at TJ Maxx/Home Goods I would start by worring about how to use it. Then I would wander all the area stores over and over and buy little things (not using the card) until I spent a fortune trying to decide, One I would worry about this great ottoman that $25 would be half and put it in my price range. And then there is no telling which cake plate/s I'd end up buying!
Sorry you asked! hehehe
I love your blog I'm off to visit the rest!
Hugs,Lisa

Dolly said...

Hi Sara,
I just popped over from Cindys blog too!
I would love the chance to win the gift certificate!
What a fun treat!!!!!

I am loving your blog.....
I will be adding you to my favorites!
{I can't get the followers button to work}

Your tattoo and butt cheecks post made me laugh!

Have a great week,
Hugz,
Dolly

Lisa said...

Sara - I'm another "Cindy" visitor!

If I won, I would buy new sheets for my master bedroom. I'm in the process (a very slow process...) of re-doing the bedding and painting the furniture. I would love a fresh, new set of white sheets.

I'm adding you to my favorites - come by and visit me and enter my photography giveaway!

Lisa
Another Day Today

Charlene said...

Oh I would love to win your giveaway! Please enter my name for I am indeed a Home Goods JUNKIE! I would see if I could find a candle holder like the one Cindy at My Romantic Home showed this week. By the way... that where I found you. Thanks for having this giveaway.

Paula said...

Sara, Saw your link on Cindy's blog. There is no Homegoods nearby here. There is a TJ Maxx though. I would probably spend $25 on home stuff because my boyfriend will hopefully be the owner of a new home soon that will be for us in the future.

Ginger said...

I am another Cindy visitor. Cute blog, you have.
I love Home Goods and TJ Maxx and can always count on finding something cute there. I got a $25 gift card for Mother's day that I am planning on spending at Home Goods when I go to Vegas next month. It would be great to add another $25 gift card to it, as I am keeping my eyes open for a quilt for the bed in my beach room.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandi said...

Oh wow. I would love to win your giveaway! I absolutely adore Home Goods and TJ Maxx! I would buy home decorating items I think. I also love their notecards etc. I can guarantee I could find something for myself!! LOL Thanks for having the giveaway!!

Amy, your Number One Blog Fan said...

Um of course I would spend it all on gifts for you. Sign me up!

xo

Kim said...

Sign me up!!! I don't know what I would buy if I won. I would just be so excited to be able to go to Home Goods or TJ Maxx & buy anything!!! I've had to stay away from these 2 stores (as well as Marshall's) as I am on a spending diet. So it would be sooooo fun to be able to spend, spend, spend for a change. So I hope that I win!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I just found your blog! Love it!! Please put my name in for your drawing :)

Thanks,
jill n.

mjnelson5@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE TJ Maxx!! I wish there was a home goods closer to where I live so that I could visit there more often. Thanks for having the give-away- I think I would buy some more of the outside solar lanterns-my son really liked mine, so I gave it to him for his house. Barbara
barbaraboxell@yahoo.com

~Allie~ said...

WOW.LOL

s-w-design said...

Love Home Goods and TJ Maxx for home accessories--I'd start in the candle dept. myself, as I seem to go through them so quickly!

becky up the hill said...

I'd visit the pillow section. I hope this is my only post, the last click didn't work! If there are two, it was an accident!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Sara, You can count me in too, my husband has been laid off for five months now, so just receiving the Gift Certificate would be so exciting. I would just go in and look for the unexpected. I'm crazy about those stores you just never know what you'll find. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the opportunity to win! This is certainly a great giveaway. Here's hoping-

Kay said...

I love TJ Maxx.... I have to drive about an hour to the closest store, and was just there a couple weeks ago. My daughter heads off to the clothing and I get right to the good stuff in the home goods department. I'm never disappointed with their selection. If I had a $50 gift certificate I'd buy something black for my kitchen since I am in the process of putting up black and white toile wallpaper and giving it a face lift.

Christy said...

We don't have a Homegoods here, but we have a TJ Maxx, and recently they remodeled so it looks more like a Homegoods. I love to shop there!

Sandy said...

Fabulous idea -- there is nothing better than TJ Maxx and Homes Goods. I have several in my area and a day spent hitting them all is a joy for my mom and me. Love those cakeplates and would have to have another with a gift card. Please include me. Found your blog from Cindy at My Romantic Home.

Sandy

Bonnie said...

$25 to TJ Maxx!! I'm looking for a summer quilt for our bed. I've started hosting baby showers at our local women's shelter - I could get baby clothes... oh the possibilities are endless!

Becky Haller said...

What a grest idea! Like you, I just wander the aisles getting inspiration... I like to put gift baskets together and often donate several to the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A gift card would make a wonderful addition to a basket!!

Sign me up!!

Becky

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara...I'm another of Cindy's readers. Well, let me ust say that I love TJ Maxx...it is my favorite store in the US. My husband and I are stationed in Germany, but moving back to the States in September. TJ Maxx would be the first place I would visit...what would I buy...mmm...probably something for the house...it is such a treasure hunt when I walk the aisles back in the home decorating section. Anyway...thanks.
Jennifer

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh! I can get cute stuff for sure!!!! You can never go wrong.LOVE that store!

Hope I win!

Clara

kayleeg2005 said...

Hi, came for a visit, you have a cute little blog, and I plan to visit again, please add me to your giveaway.....hmmmmmmm, I think I would look at Tj Maxx for outdoor decor, since it's that time of year, I don't have a Homegoods near me at all, so I miss out on their lovely store. Have a great week!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love TJ MAXX and if I win I will take a special trip to Colorado Springs to shop!! We live in a little town- and so what fun that would be to have an excuse to shop!! They have the greatest things- I especially love the dishes and linens you can find there! So glad I came across your blog via Romantic home!

Jeannine said...

I would definitely buy something new for my bedroom at TJ Max. Sheets? A comforter? New throw pillows? What could it be?

Nancy said...

I came here by way of Cindy's Romantic Home and I love the red!! I think I will bring some red inside!
I actually just came back from TJ Maxx and they have solar lanterns that I am thinking I need but keep waiting. I also love transferware and they have some pretty Johnson Bros. Old English Castles in pink that I do not have!!! Glad you love it, too! My next post will be things I have found, when my camera works for me!
~Nancy

Joyce Mineer said...

Count me in, too! You'll find me in the kitchen department! FYI...found you via www.romantichome.blogspot.com; you can find me at www.themineers.blogspot.com and my favorite color is red, too - so much so that my kitchen is red (with "stop light" red counter tops)! Enjoying reading your blog and will add it to my favs!

Elizabeth said...

Hi,I am Elizabeth ,I jumped over from Cindy's blog.I would love to win your give-away, they are 2 of my favorite stores. I love silk flowers also and your pitcher is lovely.
Elizabeth

MJ said...

Oh my goodness ... $25 ... uhmmmm ... I would definitely buy something for my house!!

MJ
YellowBeachDog.blogspot

Lee said...

I would walk around for hours looking for "the perfect" thing to get.

Lee (whom will sitting on the bookshelf with you for FOUR more days)

Belleek Cottage said...

I love TJ MAXX, sign me up. Very nice blog!

Michele said...

I have never been to Home Goods and have been dying to go there!! If I won, I would spend lots of time roaming the aisles to decide which treasure or treasures I would purchase. Great giveaway, and I love your blog!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com
Butterfly Whispers

Karen Deborah said...

I would get some garden art, or sheets, we always need sheets. not very inventive is it? but it is a random drawing right? with 2 broken ankles I could use a shopping trip.

Debbie said...

I love both stores. I'm the finishing stages of a living room re-do, so I'd use it there.

Lee Laurie said...

Hi, I found out about your blog through Cindy at My Romatic Homes. I love it. I also love the color red. I use red in my kitchen and livingroom. It is a happy color to me. I use pinks and greens in the other rooms. Please enter me into the giveway. If I were to win, I would go straight to the dish department in TJMAXX. I collect "Old Country Roses" china and I can usually find pieces there at great prices! They of course have red roses on them! Come visit my blog sometimes!

Tee said...

Shoes! I'd buy shoes! Or solid white dishes.
Love your blog!

janet said...

I am working on my living room this summer. I would definitely find something for my living room. Please add me to your give away!


Thanks so much

Heather said...

I will buy underwear and socks, and if I have money leftover I will buy a low cut shirt. You can buy a lot for $25 at T.J. Maxx!

Marilyn said...

Coming to visit from Cindy's. If I'm your lucky winner, I'd most likely look at dishes or something else for the house. I'm like Hector the Collector in Shel Silverstein's book. It's a great poem that makes fun of "collections"! And I've got lots!

Jean said...

I shop at T.J. Maxx all the time and love it, but the only time I can shop at Home goods is when we visit our kids in northern Virginia, so I eagerly wait for time to go there and shop til I drop. I am lucky my hubby likes it too. I am always on the lookout for unusual things that they always seem to have, so a gift certificate would be great. I found your blog by way of romantic Home.
Jean in virginia
JCEBASKETS@cox.net

monie said...

I would go to either store and buy something totally frivolous and beautiful as a special treat for myself. Haven't done something like that for years now. I always have to be practical with money. By the way, red is my favorite color, too!I saw a cool red teapot at HG once. I'd buy that if it were still there!

Andrea said...

Hi, I found your blog from Cindy My Romantic
Home. I like the 2nd picture of the flowers
in the pitcher. The color red really pops.
If I won the gc I would buy a hanging
glass candle holder for my backyard.
Thank you for hosting such a nice giveway!
Andrea

Frankie Kins said...

I love Home Goods! Winning the $25.00 gift certificate would be very timely, as I am just about to redo my living room. It would probably go towards some new lamps for that room. Hope I win!

Tracey said...

I know just what I would purchase with a gift certificate--a wooden root bowl. I have wanted one for ages. It would be nice to get something just because and not because of a need.
1tims@embarqmail.com

mgster said...

Hey just came over from Cindy's blog! Just checked out yours and love it! Thanks for the giveaway...please enter me!
Mgster
cmflan122@gmail.com

Mrs. H said...

What would I do with $25 for TJMaxx/HomeGoods? Hmmm. Well, first of all I know that I would head for those delightful Clearance shelves at the end of the aisles. Maybe I'd find a pretty chintz teapot with no lid, or a sweet cottagey shelf with a few scratches, or perhaps a 600 count sheet that has lost it's mate. The possibilities are endless!! This may turn in to an all day event. I'd better pack a lunch.

Bethany Haile Photography said...

How fun!! It is hard to say for SURE what I would spend the $25 on, but you can be guaranteed that I would be wondering the home decor section for a long time! I really want some lime green throw pillows....either solid or with some sort of damask pattern. I have been wanting to change the colors in my livingroom from reds to lime green! I hope I win so I can get started!!! :)

Fabulously Shabby said...

I have to visit my local tjmaxx at least once a week. When I dont have any money and I miss a week I'm worried I am going to miss something fabulous! I visit the one in my town PLUS the one in another town that is only 15 minutes up the highway...I have to check both because sometimes one has something great that the other doesn't. I'm a true T.J. Maxx Junkie! If I won the gift card I'd love it, not sure what I'd buy because their seletion is always changing but I assure you it would be something that I "HAVE TO HAVE!!". What a fabulous & generous giveaway, please enter me! Thanks So Much!
~Sarah @}~

Wagonwife Designs said...

Cindy saw your note on Cindy's blog. Love the red. I know what you mean I gave up on house plants. I look for realistic faux flowers. (Sounds like faux Corinthian leather lol)
I love TJ Maxx. I find pieces that fit my style. If the color is off - I transform them.
You can't go wrong with that store. Thanks for your great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Ew,Ew,Ew Pick me Pick me-hand waving in the air!! I love red and it is a major color in my house.
Thanks
The Jolly Dog House

jcscraphappy said...

Im so glad i was directed to your blog, and what a super giveaway. I would love to use this as im a rookie to home goods and would love to venture in there with a gift card what fun, since i have heard ill be hooked when i go. we didnt have them back home. so im excited to check them out.
thanks
jennie
cambogroup@hotmail.com

Saguaro Chick said...

Finding your blog was the smile I needed today! I was reading several of your posts and was laughing so hard, you make me feel normal! Look forward to checking back!

Leslie

I'm Julia said...

We could do some damage at Home Goods, you & me... you snagging red, me snagging blue ;-) I am such a Home Goods Junkie. I carried a HG beach bag as a purse today, my keys are sitting on a little HG chest. I ate my supper sitting on HG cushions on the patio chairs.

I absolutely would buy something that speaks of the sea... maybe one of those gorgeous sea glass colored quilts, in a twin size to use as a throw.

Hopped over from Cindy's My Romantic Home. What a fun blog you have!

Michelle said...

I'm currently looking for one candlestick to compliment two mismatched candlesticks that seem to be happy together. My vision is to have a trio of candlesticks for a spot I've got picked out. I'm sure there are many other items that I don't even yet know that I "need"! I have only to wander through the decor aisles to have more needs/wants pop up!

Blessings,

Michelle

Anonymous said...

I just found your lovely blog while at Cindy's My Romantic Home. Red was my favorite color as a child and to this day I still love touches of it. In fact my Dad tiled my childhood bedroom in red and white tiles at my request. A Homegoods store just open near us last year and I love going there. I have bought some very nice things there and wouldn't have any problem finding something new if I was lucky enough to win your gracious give-a-way. So, please enter me.

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

jswyant@yahoo.com

Anne said...

My house is in need of some beautify-ing! count me in!

Anonymous said...

Clothes!

Love Mari