Hello, you beautiful cottage lovers, you! I realized the other day that I have not shown you the pair of Chesterfield barrel chairs I found at...get this...TJ MAXX!
Side note before continuing with this post: Lest you think that I do nothing else but shop or that I am promoting unabandoned consumerism or hoarding, let me clarify that I shop periodically with a very discerning eye and pocketbook. I am just extra happy when I find quality pieces at prices that won't break the bank or offend my thrifty attitude. Now, onto the finds...
Shock and awe, right? I shop TJMaxx regularly and know that when they have larger furniture pieces, they usually come in quantities of one. Well, kudos, TJMaxx, for having a pair of these awesome beauties. They are nearly identical to the Ascot Chair at Pottery Barn (no longer available but shown in photo below)...
Similarities between my chairs and the PB chair:
-dark brown legs
Differences between my chairs and the PB chair:
-Pottery Barn Ascot Chair has square legs while the TJMaxx version has turned legs
-Pottery Barn Ascot Chair has no details while the TJMaxx version has bronze nailhead trim
-Pottery Barn Ascot Chair was $899 to $1199 each while the TJMaxx version was $199 each (hubba hubba!)
That's huge savings! Not that I was planning on purchasing the chairs from PB, but it's the justification that counts, right? It's as exciting as the day that Goodwill saved me $318! Remember that?
I added these Vera Wang LOVE KNOTS basket weave boudoir pillows (also from TJMaxx) to the mix. These pillows normally retail for $180...but not at TJMaxx!
The Ralph Lauren industrial lamp is a TJMaxx find from last year. Suggested retail? $345! Again, not at TJMaxx!
This brass metal table in between the two chairs is...you guessed it...another TJMaxx find.
The cherry on top is this little brass box made in India. A simple but elegant $2.00 Goodwill purchase.
Have you had any luck at TJMaxx? I find amazing things there ALL the time. It's like shopping at a flea market, except that everything is new. You never know what you will find, and the inventory is changing daily. It's much more exciting than shopping at a regular department store!
Anyone else have a TJMaxx story to share? Or maybe a Big Lots adventure? Any discount or thrift store story will do!