Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Carried A Watermelon?

I can't help but think of that scene from Dirty Dancing, when Jennifer Gray walks into the dance hall awkwardly carrying a watermelon, and everyone looks at her like she is a freak.  That is how I felt yesterday when I walked across the parking lot of TJ Maxx balancing this crazy cage on my buggy.


You can only imagine the looks I received as I wheeled this strange little ginormous, green cage to my car.  I had MW in the buggy, my arms looped through three bags, purse and diaper bag on the other arm, and a buggy with the cage really cool birdcage balancing across the top. I could read the looks on people's faces..."What the heck is that thing?", or "Is that a cage for her kid?", or better yet "Out of all the great stuff in TJ Maxx she comes out with that thing?"




I have to admit, it is big, and strange, but isn't it cool? I found the birdcage on the last aisle of the store...you know the aisle I'm talking about...the one with all the random red sticker items that no one wants.  Well, that's where I found this beauty.  I was so excited to find this, especially since I let that vintage birdcage get away at the Goodwill a few weeks back. 



Also on this aisle were these two glass bell cloches.  I am still left wondering why these were on clearance?  Hmmm...oh well! Score! 




The green color of the birdcage also inspired me to add another pop of green with this pretty, down-filled lumbar pillow.   My husband has threatened to divorce me if I bring one more pillow into our house, but this one was such a pretty shade of apple I just couldn't resist! Maybe he won't notice...hahaha...good one, Aarynn.


I ended my shopping trip with one functional item - this adorable wire egg basket lined with a linen fabric.  Perfect for stashing MW's toys that clutter up the dining room.




So, TJ Maxx, you continue to have my heart! I can't wait to check back in a few weeks to see what else you have in store.  In the meantime, here is a little afternoon entertainment for ya...(insert my face in place of Jennifer's)





2 comments:

  1. Aarynn , I have a recipe for vanilla buttercream in my make pretty cupcakes post. I don't know how to c & p the link from my phone but it should be easy to find. I think I actually included the link in the chocolate post. Let me know if you have trouble finding it. It's my favorite buttercream--just the right amount of sweetness; not so much that it makes your teeth hurt.

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  2. That's hilarious...I carried a watermelon? I think the very same thing when I am carrying something awkward..ha! Love the cage!

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