Wednesday, 21 November 2012

ikea christmas



Hello.. Would you like to join me on a night shopping trip to Ikea? I know I always enjoy a look inside when I haven't been for a while. It's open 'til 9pm weeknights, so far uncrowded & beats the weekend traffic, crowds and queues.
Apart from the Christmas things it's fun & inspiring to look around and makes me want to get organised at home.  
The decorations tied to a branch above gives me an idea. I'll be using driftwood. 


cosy


a light fitting I wouldn't mind owning



always great ideas for small space living 


simple 



cute.. but not really my style ;)


summer ideas 


Loving these all white things I bought home with me. 
A big white umbrella for a family Christmas lunch on the deck at our place.  A few more white lanterns always come in handy.  White star light, still needs a globe. Candle votives. White bedspread I'm using on the lounge seat for summer. Lots of white serviettes. Christmas lights. Metal container I have ideas for.


What do you like about Ikea?





25 comments:

  1. Love all your white things. Will have to see a picture of the star light all lit up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. looking for a globe to fit today x

      Delete
  2. You got some cute goodies!

    I am really loving the blue and white curtains in one of your pictures - I would love to have them in my living room!

    I have an Ektorp sectional in my living room, and an Expedit shelving unit.

    My stitching/crafting/blogging room has an Ektorp seat - it's soooo comfortable.

    I hate battling the crowds, so I rarely get to go to IKEA, but I love it each time I visit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i did try out a few ektorps while i was there susan ;) maybe you could go at night, no crowds.. yet!
      x

      Delete
  3. I really enjoy going to IKEA too. And the white lanterns are my favourite as well. I too have an Ektorp and a wall to wall Billy bookcase!Funny speaking of small space in Australia!AriadnefromGreece!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i guess it would sound funny. we live pretty close to the city here :)

      Delete
  4. I have never been to an Ikea store, the closet one to me is 5 hrs away. I love looking at their catalog. If I ever got the chance to get to one I would probably be in there for days, they would be sending a search party for me. lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that's funny! :) the one closest to me ( about 20 mins away ) is so huge it would be easy to spend days in there!
      x

      Delete
  5. True story......a few years ago I was telling a friend about Ikea and another friend who overheard truly hadn't ever heard of Ikea and thought I was talking about a Kia (car). I've since taken her there ;O)
    Tania xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love IKEA and it is one thing I miss about living in the city!
    Only get there once a year to 18 months now!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love, love, love ikea. I actually picked up two of those Christmas trees. They look so real. Hope you had fun! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. good to know! i didn't have a close look at those.
      x

      Delete
  8. I like most things about them. Looks like it's time to visit again.
    Carolyn

    ReplyDelete
  9. All your white stuff rocks Cheryl! I mostly like all the bits and bobs you can pick up fairly cheap at Ikea :)
    Cas x

    ReplyDelete
  10. god I love ikea...sometimes I wish I could hide in there at night and pretend all the rooms are mine...
    nice purchases!
    Bec x

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the way Ikea is always set up.....you're right it motivates you to get your own house looking like they have it....I miss Ikea so much...I used to be there all the time but now I'm three hours away and haven't seen the inside of a store for two and a half years...xo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh we just popped into Ikea the other day too..how good are the little laterns, super cute. YOu would love the big canvas print we brought, it is of a huge wave and I cant wait to put it up!!x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh! I love that lamp fitting! Thanks so much for sharing. We have my husband's grandmother's lamp hanging in my dining room, which I HATE, and this looks like it may be the solution I've been looking for.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Got it. Love it. Thanks again for sharing!

      Delete
  14. Lovely collection of whites. I love the lampshade in the third shot x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh what's not to like! I haven't been in so long, all the way down in the last very tip of the USA, we are lucky to have a Pier One. Whenever I do go, like you I love stocking up on tea lights, lanterns, bedding, wooden frames and everything else I can squeeze in. Thanks for taking us along, I had fun.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...