Monday, September 8, 2008

Playing Scrabble at T.J. Maxx


Perhaps we should start calling it "Tea J. Maxx," because this store is definitely a beloved one for us tea lovers. On Saturday, my mom, aunt and I were at the one in Anniston, Ala., when I came across a Scrabble coffee mug. Now being a word person, I love the game Scrabble, so I was amused to see words related to coffee (java, espresso, etc.) spelled out in Scrabble letters on the mug. I wondered if the language on the mug would extend to tea, but it did not. With great sorrow, this Scrabble lover placed the mug back on the shelf and started to walk away. But it was a crowded shelf, there were other Scrabble mugs about five rows back, and I looked up *under* the clear glass shelf (one advantage of being short) and spotted these letters: "EELING." Now I don't know about you, but I do not know any coffee terms that end in "EELING," but "DARJEELING" sure does!

So there I go, standing on tiptoe, rearranging the shelf at T.J. Maxx (why do they insist on putting these little items on HIGH shelves, I ask you), but finally I got to the back row and found this wonderful tea mug! Since I've been using the same tea mug at work for more than a year, I was happy to find a new one, and for just $3.99.

This is just one of the coolest things I've seen in ages. Oolong. Darjeeling. Hot. Pot. Earl. Grey. Tea. Leaves. Don't you just love it? Some of you may want to head on over to your nearest Tea J. Maxx and scrabble around for a new tea mug of your own. (Wouldn't it be neat if we could get together and play Scrabble?)

8 comments:

Linda J. said...

That is so cool! Sigh... Once again I want one of your fun tea finds!

parTea lady said...

That really is a great mug, Angela. Wish we had a T. J. Maxx near here. I also love to play scrabble. Too bad I lost my best scrabble partner when I moved south 15 years ago. My hubby would rather cross-stitch than play scrabble.

Rosemary said...

What a fun find!
Nancy

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

Oh wow! That is so cool! What a great find (as usual)!

Carol said...

Being a Scrabble lover, a tea lover, and a T J Maxx lover (as well as being short) sometimes when I read what Angela writes, I think we must have been separated at birth. (However, since I think I am at least 10 years older than Angela, I have decided that it's biologically impossible.) Nevertheless, I'm heading over to my local T.J.Maxx (I have 2 near me) to search the aisles. What a great Christmas present those mugs would be for fellow tea lovers! (as well as one for moi, of course.)

Southern Touch Catering said...

I left for TJ Maxx here in town as soon as I read this and they had two!!! I purchased only one so there is one left on the shelf & as you mentioned there are a lot more of the coffee mugs.
There is also a lot more than ususal of the tea accoutrements on the center isle display this week- word is getting out!
Thanks again Angela

ChaChaneen said...

OH my stars, you are so lucky! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Tea Escapade said...

What a great mug! I too love both scrabble and tea. What a winning combination. I used to go to TJ Maxx all the time, but haven't in about a year. What an excuse to go.