Friday, February 19, 2010

Kmart I Am So Sorry


My Kmart tray table finally arrived yesterday after my wimpy UPS man took two weeks to get it off his truck because of the snow we've had. But I have to say that my recent purchases from JCPenney and Kmart have been epiphanies. I take back having never set foot in your stores or gone to your websites. The tray table was beautifully packaged, took 5 minutes to put together, and is great. It is heavy, well made, elegant, and looks ten times more expensive than its $69.99 with free shipping. I have set it up in my sun room for tea and scones tomorrow morning using my daughter's childhood china by Mottahedeh. The ginger jar next to it I bought yesterday at HomeGoods for $20. Cute, eh? (A little Canadian Olympics lingo.) BTW, they have restocked the tray table and it is again available. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

34 comments:

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Good to hear it is well made....maybe I'll have to rethink now that it is back in stock.

Belle on Heels said...

ooooh will be purchasing immediately!! it looks lovely.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Go for it!

Vickie H. said...

Lovely to see it unwrapped! Mine came one day last week and I have not yet removed it from the box..still deciding where to put it. I also purchased that same ginger jar from HG (2 of them actually-symmetry, you know)...a whole lot of "look" for not much money. Your display looks so nice. And I am green with envy over the miniature garden stool...I can't imagine where to find one but intend to keep my eyes peeled...please share your source. Thank you for another sweet post. Happy weekend to you!

Style Redux 2 said...

Belle-You'll love it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-HG only had one, and I am keeping my eyes open for a second ginger jar. As for the miniature garden stools, I have several-I find them at flea markets and thrift stores-always $10 and under.

Pemberley said...

Love the blue and white. Got my tray table last week and it's better than I thought it would be. I have photos on my blog if you want to check it out.

home before dark said...

I think we have to have our eyes wide open. As we know good things/people often come from humble places. Your tray table is a wonderful example. Being a bit obsessive I might glue a decorative something (button perhaps?) to cover the screw. (If you do this, you have to cut the shank off with nippers.) Smitten by the garden chair.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

You can TELL how well-made it is - WHAT a find! Perfect little vignette you have there for tea and scones - can I come over? ;)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Beth,

It looks so good with all your blue and white! I will have to share this with my sister. Once when we were out shopping together, I said I have to run into Wal-Mart and she said "You do that, I'll wait in the car". I kid you not!!!

Marie Arden said...

You got me in trouble again! ha I just bought one. I had seen one on line for over $700 and could not afford that right now.
This is perfect who knew KMart had good stuff?

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

that's VERY cute! i saw it in House Beautiful (or something like that) 2 weeks ago and wanted one for myself...just no place to put it.
i'm very surprised by how chic KMart is!
xox alison

Averill said...

It looks great, Beth. I'm tempted now, though I'll need to think about where I'd put it first.

...Maybe in my office?

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-I checked yours out-looks great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-I actually love stores like Target, HomeGoods, etc. I just had not realized that JCPenney and Kmart had gotten stylish! The bolts don't show-they are recessed in the holes. With tray tables, one does need to tighten them sometimes, so something glued on would be problematic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Anytime.

Style Redux 2 said...

Acanthus and Acorn-My kind of girl.

Style Redux 2 said...

Marie Arden-You'll love it!

Karena said...

Really, I too have stayed away from JC Penney and Kmart for ever. You just have to search out these bargains in this economy though!!!
I love it!

Karena

Chic Coles said...

We love that tray table! What great finds. Have a great weekend. Go team USA!

D.B. said...

I bought the same ginger jar only as a pair! Another serendipitous moment......you blogged about the oversized ginger jars and low and behold, that very same day.....there they were at Homegoods. Of course I had to blog about them.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-It was in House Beautiful-maybe you can find a spot for it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Your office needs a small bar.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-These are a pleasant surprise.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Have a wonderful weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

D.B.-Your entryway is stunning-great job!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

A winning purchase, Beth. Who would have thought of K-Mart? I haven't been to one in years. Perfect with the blue anad white.

Catherine

A Perfect Gray said...

Is that a mirror lining the tray top? Looks fabulous! Thanks for the post.

Style Redux 2 said...

Catherine-Who would have thought?

Style Redux 2 said...

A Perfect Gray-Yes, it's mirrored.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

It looks fabulous!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-Thanks!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks fabulous! We would never get such gorgeousness at a K-Mart in Australia! Tracey xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Porchlight Interiors-What a shame!