Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ikea Shopping Trip!

Ikea is one of my favorite places to shop. Not only is there lots of eye candy, but their prices are some of the best you can find! When I was invited to join my sister and two friends in PA for a trip to Ikea and the Cheesecake Factory, I was all in!!! Since we don't have one of these fabulous stores locally, I jump at any chance I get to go! Add to that, a day with my girls: it was a win-win!

:: my beautiful sister & i ::

In all the excitement of getting left, I forgot to bring my camera along, so I decided to take some cell phone pictures of my favorite things to share with you!

There were some industrial-looking galvanized bins, in fun colors, and lots of capped glass bottles for a favorite drink.
They have oodles of flower pots, and these scalloped lace beauties caught my eye! Yup, one of them came home with me :)
This terrarium would be perfect in my living room!
Aren't these free-standing chalkboards adorable? I hope to get one when Hadassah is old enough to enjoy it.
I didn't take any pictures of the room settings, although they're delightful to browse through at leisure. There's so much inspiration there; a kind of Pinterest-overload!
I didn't mention how difficult it is to decide what to bring home, did I?
Here are some pictures of my purchases; I couldn't wait to show you!
I found this sweet little wicker chair, perfect for our little lady and knew I had to get it.
When I brought it home and set it up, I asked her if she liked her chair, and she sweetly replied "Yes!"

It's perfect for reading her favorite books....

....or snuggling with her dolls! It's her own little hang-out spot, and she looks all grown up when she sits there! I have visions of a cute pillow and throw to add to it...

These woven placemats had my name all over them! I have a mild obsession with textures, and these have mad texture, let me tell you!!

Don't they look pretty with my tableware? Now I'm in the mood for a party!

My dining room window was in serious need of some updating in the curtain department, and when I saw these patterned red ones, I thought they were cute!
My sister agreed that they would look great, but I still wasn't convinced I wanted to buy them.
So, into the shopping cart they went, while I tried to picture them in my house.
After walking away without buying them, I decided I really DID want them after all!
Ahh, are my bane.
I purchased them, and hung them up almost as soon as I arrived home!
But I'm still getting used to them.
I'm not 100% sold yet.
What do you think?  
And who wants to join me in my next Ikea trip?!

1 comment:

  1. Ohh how fun! I love your purchases and think the curtains will just take time to get used to, they're cute. (try pulling your shades up a smudge higher?) I'm totally going next time, there's numerous things I want!