Thursday, February 4, 2010

a dozen uses



The other day while taking a little errand detour into TJ Maxx, I found this set of mini salt and pepper shakers. There are enough of them that I can use some for their intended purpose . . .



and others to hold small crafty items.



I am thinking they will also make sweet vases for small spring flowers.

They were on the clearance table and cost just $2.00 for the set. Looks like I got "the max for the minimum" or in this case, the minis for the minimum!

xo
elyse

62 comments:

Julie Ann said...

What a great find!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have just found this store and went to it once now! You're making me want to go back! Very cute! ♥

cupcake studio said...

What a great find! Those are so pretty!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Seriously????? No way! Will I get fired if I call in sick today???? Hmmmm.... ;}



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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What sweet little pretties! Isn't it fun when you can have something utile look pretty? Love it!

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, they are so perfect! You did get the max for the minimum.

Hey, I'm headed to Providence tomorrow for 2 days to work on Beauty and the Beast. Is that near you?

xo
Claudia

stefanie said...

ooooo, I am jealous!! I love those..how cute for all your baubles...I need to get out more..lol

Julie said...

Oh, lucky you!!! I love those shakers--especially pink! Wish I had a TJ Maxx...no such luck! Enjoy all the many things you'll do with them!

Karen said...

OK, I drove right past TJ Maxx yesterday thinking to myself "I should stop - NO! KEEP DRIVING! - I should stop . . . NO! KEEP DRIVING!" I was a good girl (smack upside my head) and kept driving. Now I want to go all the way back!
These are just too cute! And a wonderful way to put them all to good use.
As my friend Joy would say "START THE CAR!"
HAGD! :)
Karen

Lori said...

and best of all...they are PINK!!! those are super cute...perfect for holding all those little bits and bobs...eeeeeeeps!!!

Marydon Ford said...

They weren't in our TJMaxx! Wonderful .... so useful!

IF you haven't entered our giveaway go to the Feb. 1 post.

Have a beautiful day.
Happy Valentine's ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Theresa said...

AWWWHHHH, those are just precious! I would have snagged those too! Have a blessed day dear Elyse!

Terri Gordon said...

What a wonderful find, they are so pretty.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Lucky Duck! I want to see them full of flowers, that would be so pretty. Oh I bet you could fill them with glitter too.

bellaboo said...

I love T.K.Max..as it's called here.You never know what you're going to find there as they have new stock coming in every day.
Those little bottles are sweet,a very pretty colour too.You got a bargain there!

Bellaboo

LiLi M. said...

Soooo cute!! Too bad we haven't T J Maxx over here :-(

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What cute little bottles! I Love TJ Maxx! Have a nice day! Twyla

Carey said...

I love the color of those cute bottles. I would have bought them also.
Carey

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Those are darling Elyse!! I love how many there are! I wish I could find some, how cute they would be for my sil baby shower!! I love your ideas for them too :):)

YES, bunnies are actually a LOT of work. Everyday, my oldest three boys clean the cages, feed them and water them a few times a day. In the cold month, the water bottles tend to freeze so they have to be checked throughout the day. My boys do all the work with them though and I am so proud of that. But bunnies are so adorable and sweet, they are worth the work :)
Hugs,
Amy

sjmcdowell said...

They are wayy too cute!!!
Have fun!! Hugs from Me!!

Kimberly said...

I LOVE TJ Maxx. I wish I could find some of that Cath Kidston there like you have in the past. I also love pink and cheap so your find is really wonderful!
Kim

Jen Kershner said...

Oh LOVE! What a score that was. I'd go look for some but that would require me to walk into a TJ Maxx and that would be a very dangerous proposition indeed for me right now!

KATHY said...

Hi, they are so cute!!I love the color....Kathy

Willow said...

They are so cute and I know my Granddaughter would love them since pink is her favorite color. Great find.

Willow

aimee said...

cute and i love the pink! geat find.
blessings,
aimee

Free Pretty Things For You said...

omg i love these!! super awesome find!!

Country Dreaming said...

Love the color of these. Great bargain!

Melinda

debi said...

OMG! What a deal...more of a steal!

They would also make great swap gifts. bwahahaha! *wink*

Lisa said...

I have been avoiding TJMaxx! I jsut want anymore great clutter at my little dog house!! These are amazing!!! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

The Feathered Nest said...

I love these!!!! What a deal too! These are such a precious color...hugs and love, Dawn

Tutti Chic said...

elyse~those salt & pepper shakers are just the best! I am going to check out ours near home. where does the time go? I remember making plans for lunch & then life happens & the best intended plans go astray! let's set something up in the near future?! :)your blog is looking gorgeous!

pinkstilettos said...

These are adorable! I have been wanting to go to t.j. maxx for some time now, so this really makes me want to go now!
Daisy~

cottage farm villa said...

I am totally jealous!!! Those are adorable and I love salt & pepper shakers..... what a find, girl!!!! and such clever uses :)

Beth Gales said...

wow--great find! I am heading to our TJ's tomorrow. SO jealous!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

These are darling Elyse! Look at that color!!!! Pretty as can be! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a truly wonderful find. And they are pink to boot. So cute! Glass s&p shakers here can be bought for less than a $1 and I've thought of doing the same. Certainly wouldn't find any as cute as this. Have fun filling them up. :) Tmamy

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Wow - that has YOU written all over it!!! I don't know how you find these great deals, it's like la la la, oops - great deal! You go girl ~ ♥

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

oh my goodness! I love them, I love them, I love them! <3

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Wowza! What happy, pretty little things! ♥

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

SO cute, I want to head to the store right now and get a set. Such fun possibilities!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Little Pink Studio said...

Ooh, aren't they lovely! Great find at a great price!
xoxo, Cerri

koralee said...

Happy dance...you so lucked out my friend...wow! Enjoy those beauties. Sending you much love for a wonderful weekend. xoxoxo

Diane said...

Very good find I love that Store always hidden treasures to be found! have a great weekend, Hugs, Diane

Its So Very Cheri said...

I can always get my shabby chic fix here.

Don't miss out on my weekly give-a-ways all month

cheri

Eli said...

What a bargain! Not surprised you grabbed them fast. I love them. Eli

Mahek said...

They are sooo cute...

KarenHarveyCox said...

These are so lovely, I am thinking glitter too. What a great idea Elyse.
Karen

Zuzu said...

Sweeeet!!! Love the color! You know there are 2 things I miss about living in the city - great store sales and great food.

You find the best things! Have a joy-filled weekend, Elyse!
Zuzu

Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful idea, Elyse! And they're so cute too.
Brenda

Betty Jo said...

You find the best bargains! They are adorable and would definitely make cute vases for spring wildflowers. ♥

Scrap for Joy said...

Marshalls and TJ's are the best....well, actually HomeGoods is the very best but we don't have that here in Pittsburgh. Probably a good thing-I would be broke! These are the dearest shakers. I've seen the little sets before but not in pink. Perfect for you and your sweet tiny treasures! Stay warm!
Joyce

caroline joy said...

oooh! lucky you! what a steal. I love the Maxx and Home Goods!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

What a great buy Elise and they have a pretty pink color too. I am playing catch up and its good to see your blog again. So much gorgeousness.
Hugs!!
Sonia

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Oh my, I want them!!!

Sandi said...

GREAT FIND Elise!! You are one lucky gal. They are just perfect!!
Hugs~

Vicki said...

Oh, Elyse, you found a real treasure! I am sure your creative heart can find many uses for them! Vicki

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

how beautiful...they are so sweet! I'm jealous...in a good way!

ciao

Beach Vintage said...

These are just fabulous!

Anonymous said...

First time here, love the pink, cute blog, wish I could receive it via email..

Have a great day!

Erika

justagirl said...

that is really a great find! Very pretty!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

No way, Elyse! I'm soooo in love with those shakers! I've found clear glass shakers, but not PINK! I must check out our TJ's, but I'm quite certain I won't find them especially on clearance for $2! Bargain of the year! BTW, would love if you could come to my Valentine Brunch. I'm sure you'd fit right in with all my friends and guess what, none of them are bloggers! Weird, huh?

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling thanks so much for your sweet and caring comments. I treasure our friendship and wanted to wish you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

Love & Hugs
Duchess