My 84 year- old mother is a Maxxinista. Unfortunately, most of her TJ Maxx purchases end up in my closet. It’s not like I don’t like stuff, I just have enough stuff. My mother is from the More is More school of home decorating; I live in an Enough is Enough house. So whenever my mother utters the phrase, “‘I picked up a few things for you at TJ Maxx,” I start thinking about a home addition to store the “few things.” Last week, my mother did some Thanksgiving shopping for me at TJ Maxx, despite my please not to buy anything. I asked the Chaos Crew how to handle the constant barrage of table runners and matching napkins ( that don’t always match my taste!). You wisely answered, “Say thank you and take it without question. You can give it away later.”
Excellent advice. So with that attitude, I headed out to Santa Monica last week to take my dad out to lunch and haul home my new linens n’ things. Good news, Crew! My mom did not buy another 3 dozen white napkins! (She had previously commandeered most of the white napkins available in North America.) Instead, abundance in some of my favorite Fall Colors, including griege.
Embracing my Chaos,
The Thanksgiving Un To Do List