Over the weekend, my husband had a sudden urge to go to IKEA. Have I mentioned how much I love this man? 😀
It was a quick trip as we went through the showroom, which the boys love. My oldest kept saying “THIS is how I want our living room to look!” every time we went through a new “home”. We had yummy meatballs and ribs and I had my usual IKEA treat – their sparkling pear drink. That stuff is awesome.
We ended up with a few odds and ends:
We decided to get rid of some old dishes we’ve had for over a decade — Steve had them before he met me, which was in 2001. We already had some neutral stoneware, and we decided to add some chocolate brown goodness to mix it up a bit. We were also in need of some everyday wine glasses. Not that we drink wine everyday, but we wanted glasses that wouldn’t be too expensive to replace. At $4.79/6, the price was perfect.
The hardware on the bottom left is for a future project, we also got pretty bird prints and some kitchen utensils, and more ice pop molds because mine are currently full of icy mango-y goodness.
Last but not least, are the new book ends IKEA released to celebrate their famous Billy bookcases. We have a few of those bookcases, and it’s our family initial, so we snagged two of each size.
I can’t believe July is almost over, we’ve got a couple of things planned before school starts again and my boys go into 3rd and 2nd grades. Is it just me, or is this year flying by?
9 thoughts on “Impromptu IKEA”
Ikea is a long drive from our house. But we make it there about once a year. I always feel like a kid in a candy store. Looks like you grabbed some great things. xo
The closest one is about an hour or so from us, so we don’t go often. I just got their catalog though . . .
I have never been in an Ikea… looks like I would be addicted.
Miranda, you should definitely try it, if only once!
Oh you so would. It really is a unique place. And cheap food, too!
I was wondering about those B’s and hoping they might offer other letters too!
What a great hubby, to suggest a trip to Ikea. Mine is far less willing…
I think it’s just the Bs for the Billy bookcases, sadly. Maybe there will be demand for others, though.
Awwww, how lovely that Peppa Pig is also loved in your home:-). Yes, the year and summer is flying by way too fast! I love Ikea(though the closest one to me is over 2 hours away). Love how their spaces are set up to give you ideas on how you could decorate using their pieces. Loving everything you bought too.
Thanks! Yes, we love Peppa and Kipper, can’t stand Caillou, love Bubble Guppies, Little Bill, Backyardigans. I pretty much know the whole Sprout / Nick Jr. list 😀