29 Mar

Dining with a difference & £100 TK Maxx giveaway

Spring is here you guys and I am embracing it with a giant, outdoorsy, long lost friend hug.  This was literally one of favourite posts ever to create…

TK Maxx set the challenge to create a unique dining experience and I headed in store honestly without much idea of what I had in mind.  But that’s the beauty of shopping at TK Maxx right?  You find exactly what you weren’t looking for.  I’m such a sucker for the wicker pieces at the moment and when I managed to snag these baskets and that incredible giant vase, coupled with the sunshine outside, things started to take shape.  Big smiles too when I came across the Rwenzori collection; beautiful pieces handwoven in Uganda, helping support women in the poorest communities send their children to school.

I hunted down the soft furnishings and grabbed that giant pompom trimmed, wool throw the moment I saw him as well as the mongolian cushion for just £30 (big savings on the £90 RRP).  Once it’s gone, it’s gone and many of the pieces are one offs so you gotta grab it when you see it.  I did a little happy dance when I clamped eyes on the huge, old school, water dispenser proclaiming to the husband that I had wanted one of those for years…  I think he rolled his eyes.  But it’s true, I really have.  New kitchen knives and chunky wooden boards at 60% off cheered him up though (it’s a man thing) and a stop by the food section saw another basket filling up with delicious oils, vinegars, nuts, chutneys and olives.

And so the table was set.  My perfect dinner party – al fresco, laid back, mix and match yumminess.  And the good news is that you can get in on the action because I’ve partnered with TK Maxx to giveaway a £100 gift card which you can use online or in store.

Congratulations Giovanna!x

How would you create your dream dining experience?  TK Maxx’s Home section will have you covered with a unique selection of designer accessories and soft furnishings, everything you need to make your house a home plus there are extra big deliveries of home products in store right now perfect for preparing for guests, entertaining and decorating and all at super affordable prices.  Go go go!

With thanks to TK Maxx for supporting this post.

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  1. Fernie Posted 29 Mar at 8:21 am

    I love TK Maxx homewards, there’s always something different and eye catching!!

  2. Sarah McGraw Posted 29 Mar at 8:26 am

    Loved this post- and especially lovely to feel a hint of summer coming on these last few grey Glasgow days. Would love to win the TKMaxx gift card to glam up my bare garden, which we’re hoping to enjoy more now that we have a crawling 10 month old daughter. All the best for your pregnancy- being a mum is the best job in the world!

  3. Dong Bach Posted 29 Mar at 8:51 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Time to upgrade my kitchen I guess! 🙂

  4. Louise Posted 29 Mar at 9:05 am

    Such a pretty set up! Also, loving the baby bump, you’re rocking it girl ⭐️

  5. Sandra Posted 29 Mar at 9:25 am

    Love the full setup, it looks amazing! I am obsessed with TKmaxx. It’s my favourite shop for homeware and I have found so many gems in there. I am redecorating the kids room at the moment, so I would love to win the gift card.

  6. I Macleod Posted 29 Mar at 9:43 am

    There is only one shop in the UK, that I can walk in and be guaranteed to find something unique, of very good quality that will last and last while generating good interest from guests at home. I have this huge gold tray I bought in Clydebank ( amongst other key pieces lol) for £19 after the Christmas sales years ago & it sits on our 8 seater dining table. Everyone thinks it’s a custom made piece from Morocco…but alas it’s from my beloved TK Maxx!

  7. Mia T Posted 29 Mar at 10:00 am

    Loving your al fresco selection, TK Maxx is great for finding hidden gems on the high street with it constantly changing stock x

  8. leigh fenn Posted 29 Mar at 10:19 am

    Love TK Maxx, something for every occasion in there. Im hoping for some sunny weather soon so i can go picnicing in the park with the family (and new puppy), would get a new blanket, hamper and picnic essentials if i won 🙂

  9. Cat Posted 29 Mar at 12:28 pm

    Well done Thankfifi and tkmaxx – you knocked it out the park again

  10. Becky John Posted 29 Mar at 4:38 pm

    I love the giant wicker vase 🙂

  11. Emily Clark Posted 29 Mar at 4:55 pm

    Always walk into TK Maxx looking for clothes, but never fail to walk out with a bit of kitchenware or something for the home. They always have such a good selection!

  12. Anthony Harrington Posted 29 Mar at 4:58 pm

    How lovely! this has put me in the Spring picnic mood. Lovely post, great competition too!

  13. Karen kelly Posted 29 Mar at 6:08 pm

    Love a wee TK Maxx bargain -loving the water dispenser….though I’d have it filled with strawberry daquiri! Xx

  14. HAZEL ABBOTT Posted 29 Mar at 8:11 pm

    Whether shopping for clothes or things for my home theres plenty things id choose and with TK Maxx bargains you simply can not lose.

  15. Andrea Upton Posted 29 Mar at 8:16 pm

    What lovely photos, I love a TK Maxx bargain you just never know what you are going to find in there.

  16. Amy Posted 29 Mar at 10:02 pm

    I love TK Maxx and finding something great that you weren’t ever looking for. Keep up the fantastic posts 🙂

  17. Gemma Loudon Posted 29 Mar at 11:00 pm

    I love the styling on these! The sunny weather in Glasgow this past week has got me thinking of some new soft furnishings for summer picnics on the green!

  18. Sarah Posted 30 Mar at 6:53 am

    Loving the set up. TK Maxx is always a treasure trove of beautiful finds.

  19. Roisin Posted 30 Mar at 10:50 am

    We’ve just sourced a little 2nd hand BBQ to fit into our tiny shed, so that when the sun comes out we can pull it out into our little patio and savour every minute. Growing up my family did a lot of late night bbq’s so I’m also looking forward to a few evenings, sat under the rug cooking food on the fire. Al fresco is best.

  20. Gill Nicol Posted 30 Mar at 11:35 am

    Beautiful styling, makes me long for a summer picnic in the park!

  21. Emma Hill Posted 30 Mar at 2:09 pm

    My dad introduced me to TK Maxx when i was a teen. I always bought my ski jackets from there. Since moving into my own flat I have loved decking it out with their eclectic mix of crockery, candles and cushions. They always seem to have a gadget I never knew I needed!

  22. Donna S Posted 30 Mar at 2:12 pm

    Lovely, everything looks beautiful. I love TK Maxx, there is everything you need with a huge range of brands.

  23. gaylesbury Posted 30 Mar at 9:06 pm

    Amazing finds!!!! I love that kind of shopping when you find something you didn’t know you needed, you instantly love it, and you love it all the more because it was a bargain!!!! Gorgeous styling x

  24. Kim Neville Posted 30 Mar at 10:48 pm

    TK Maxx have some wonderful products. Like the picnic set

  25. Alex Posted 31 Mar at 1:02 am

    Am currently still in the process of trying to convert my other half to be a TK Maxx lover! As someone who loves to find something just that bit different-without spending the earth- it is definitely my go-to for both home and clothes!

  26. Jessica Posted 31 Mar at 7:07 pm

    That food looks even more delicious on those gorgeous platters

  27. Georgina Mason Posted 31 Mar at 7:07 pm

    Absolutely love TK Maxx!! I love all the unique things you can find as well as some of my favourite designer things at discount prices!

    Beautiful pictures of your TK Maxx picnic! Perfect for summer and amazing colours- love the greys and mustard!!


  28. Roz Posted 31 Mar at 7:23 pm

    TK Maxx is brilliant, you summed it up perfectly by saying you find everything you didn’t know you needed! 🙂

  29. Caroline Posted 31 Mar at 7:28 pm

    I love TK Maxx! It’s like a treasure trove.
    Would love to win and go looking for treasure! X

  30. Linsey Posted 31 Mar at 7:31 pm

    Love TK Maxx! My husband is not so impressed when I drag him in there every time we’re at the shops but it changes so much you need to keep looking

  31. Fran Posted 31 Mar at 7:57 pm

    I haven’t been in TK Maxx in so long but always find brilliant home stuff. This has reminded me to go and check out what’s in at the moment!

  32. Katy Posted 31 Mar at 7:59 pm

    Love TK Maxx (and Homesense) especially the home bits and bobs – have got really good quality food storage from there in the past and I always like to eye up the furniture to see if anything will fit the corners of our house!

  33. Ellis Posted 31 Mar at 8:14 pm

    I love TK Maxx’s homeware section too!
    I’ve actually been looking for some pieces to transform my little patio for the warmer nights and you’ve given me so much inspiration.

  34. Penny Posted 31 Mar at 8:31 pm

    I do so love TK Maxx and their amazing bargains! We buy nearly all our clothes from there now … and found some real gems in the skincare section 🙂

  35. Fi Posted 31 Mar at 8:54 pm

    I love TK Max and would be thrilled to win vouchers. But what to buy…!

  36. Rebecca Posted 31 Mar at 10:09 pm

    Home sense fan over here! Could do with a new chair!

  37. Giovanna Posted 31 Mar at 10:34 pm

    Wow! I absolutely love all the items you picked – TK Maxx is such a gem of a shop! That chopping board and that throw are just dreamy .

    Amazing taste as always! X

  38. Rachel Beaton Posted 31 Mar at 10:40 pm

    So much good stuff at tkmaxx. I’ve recently discovered their beauty section my poor wallet.

  39. Jenny Posted 6 Apr at 9:31 am

    Not enough dog in this one soz. However your hair looks beaut and I am now hungry. Xoxo

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