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Hi everyone!

The other day I stopped by TJ Maxx to look around. Of course, the first place I head to is the clearance aisle in the houseware department! And I saw these gorgeous dishes. I loved the design and the beautiful colors. I instantly thought my mom would love them. She likes to get different 2 place settings as well for just her and my dad. So, I HAD to get these as a little surprise for mom! She does so much for us that she deserves a little surprise for no reason once in awhile.

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I started the table with this beautiful salmon colored table cloth. It has beautiful flowers with embroidery. I bought this about a year ago at a thrift store.

 Dishes for mom 005-horzLarge charger plates.

Dishes for mom 007-horzSalad plates. Seriously? $1.00? Like as in the same price as the Dollar Store??!!

Dishes for mom 009-horzAnd bowls.

Dishes for mom 011Dishes for mom 012Dishes for mom 013   I decided to use some ribbon and braid some napkin rings and then leave a pretty tassel at the ends.

Dishes for mom 014Dishes for mom 015I love my new big terra cotta cloche. Yup, it is really terra cotta. The outside finish looks like enamelware complete with rusty spots. I recently purchased this at the Home Goods Store. It was normally $25.99. I got it for $4.00 because there is a crack on one side. The crack is not all the way through it and to me, it adds character to this piece. So, I was thrilled to buy it at such an amazing price!

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You can see the crack in the above picture.

Dishes for mom 016Cute little bird at the top.

Dishes for mom 017Dishes for mom 021Dishes for mom 023Dishes for mom 026Fun thrifted flowers, vines and candles in the candlesticks.

Dishes for mom 022Dishes for mom 027Dishes for mom 029Dishes for mom 032     Dishes for mom 034r Now I need to make sure to give these dishes to my mom before she sees this post! LOL

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Have a beautiful day!

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29 comments :

  1. Diann,
    HA! I do the same exact thing. I even buy them mostly at TJ Maxx too. Your table is very pretty and the dishes are a great find! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  2. Beautiful table, Diann. The new dishes are gorgeous, your mother is going to love them. You can't beat the prices when TJMaxx puts dishes on sale...the only problem is they seldom have the 4 place settings I always look for, but once in awhile I get lucky.
    I ♥♥♥ the cloche, it is even my favorite green!
    Have a great rest of the week.

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  3. You did a great job with the dishes find and how you set up the table. I just love everything!!!

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  4. Love it all, the table scape, the china and the cloche. Please send it all to Italy perfect for my table!

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  5. Love the dishes and i'm sure your mom will too. They remind me of a vintage fabric that was so popular several years ago. Very pretty. Great find. You can't beat those prices

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  6. Diann those dishes are so pretty and what an amazing price. I do love when the clearance items at TJ Maxx! Your Mom will love them. Sweet table! hugs, Linda

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  7. That is another great table setting. Your mom is going to love them and the the price is great.
    Have a great day

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  8. LOVE these dishes...and the cloche. Wish I lived closer to go shopping with you...and to get some fresh herbs. :-) Your mom is going to love these!

    xo
    Pat

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  9. You lucky girl! What an amazing price and those chargers are huge... I loved them!And I cannot help but admire that pretty green cloche... I have a weakness for glazed pottery and this cloche looks gorgeous and is perfect for this tablescape... lovely table linen as well. Thanks for sharing.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  10. I was so excited to read this post- my best friend sent me a photo of these dishes a few weeks ago and I talked her out of spending the money on them.

    I told her she could find something just as pretty at a better price in a consignment shop. We haven't gone out shopping yet, so she still hasn't found any dishes.

    I just sent her a text and told her to get herself to TJ Maxx ASAP to see if they have any of these beauties left! :)

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  11. Those dishes are fantastic and the cloche, too!!! What an awesome, vivid green!!!!

    The prices were fantastic, too!!!

    How SWEET/WONDERFUL for you honor your mom by getting her some, too.

    The vivid colors/style of these plates is as beautiful as anything I've found in Italy. Really.

    Hugs,
    Lana In Italy

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  12. I love the dishes Diann! They're so pretty, I'm sure your mom will love them! Fun candlesticks and rings too:@)

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  13. Such a pretty table! I like that bird topped terra cotta cloche. And I LOVE the braided napkin rings you made! They add such a creative and personal touch to the table.

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  14. Wow Diann what a great buy, and the table is beautiful! I know your Mom will love them.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  15. Beautiful and what bargains! Scarlett x

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  16. Diane you are such an amazing thrifter!! You get the best deals!! Those dishes were practically stealing for that price! I bet your mom will love them!

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  17. What a pretty table you have set. Joni

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  18. Your TJ Maxx needs to talk to mine about how to price clearance items. What great deals you found.

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  19. What a stunning table! The most gorgeous and cheerful one I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing.
    Love everything about the setting!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  20. what great finds! and that terra cotta cloche! LOVE! I wish we were closer so we could shop together!!

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  21. I love your china, such terrific find! The green terra cotta cloche is fabulous with the bird!! This tablescape is so cheerful and happy, filled with summery breeze! Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  22. Wow, those dishes are SO pretty and were such a great price! I know your mom will be thrilled with them. You put together a beautiful table around them -- especially love the flowers around the candles!

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  23. The table setting is beautiful, the dishes and the table clothe I adored them.

    Your mom is very lucky she will love and enjoy them.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh, wow.....you really cleaned up!!! What an incredible bargain!!! Way to go! Hope your Mom likes the dishes!!!

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  25. That is so pretty! Love the colors. Great dishes, hope your mom loves them!
    Love the terracotta dome, crack and all!

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  26. The dishes are beautiful and how sweet of you to get these for your mother. I am in love with the terracotta dome and what a deal you got on it. Thanks for sharing your pretty table at my Open House party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  27. Oh, I just know your Mom loved this surprise! How thoughtful you were -- and what a great table you set to share with us!

    Stop by if you get a chance. My Vintage Linen & Dish Auction is going on now -- and it even includes some Table for Two items.

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  28. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape is Beautiful with your great dishes!!! We need to go shopping together YOU are good finding great dishes. I know your Mom loved the surprise from this lovely table to having you with her sweet. I hope you have a great week and keep cool.
    XXOO Diane

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  29. Really beautiful dressing styles which you have shared here. I have created outdoor kitchen and dinning table, I have decorated it with old antiques.

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