Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ikea Fun

 A recent trip to Ikea with my friend Jill (from Bailiwick Studio) made for a very nice day.
We always have a great time when we go shopping together. 
It's about an hour's drive from here, so this was only my second visit.
I can't wait to go back again! They have great prices and so much to choose from.
Many color selections,
Wouldn't it be fun to have several of those clocks set in different time zones?
I thought about buying one of these pretty chandeliers for my entryway. 
 Modern artwork and pretty books,
 Beautiful photo art...these were very large, and I don't have anyplace to put one, 
but I did love them both :)
This swivel chair was so comfy!!
Lots of pretty pillows and pillow covers,
   I bought a couple of these tea towels, and....
my little stash :)
Do you see a summer color scheme in my cart?
We stopped at Pottery Barn after this. I'll show you the photos soon.
A lot pricier, but oh, so pretty too!
Linking up:


Keri On said...

Lovely summer colors! IKEA is fun!

Lorilee said...

I have never been to an Ikea. It is probably a good thing for my pocketbook!

michelle said...

Look at all the wonderful goodness there!!! Oh I knew I should have stopped there during that storm!!
I love what you have in your stash, your color scheme is right up my alley!! :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I have been looking all over for pillows for my red couch and I love those plaid ones. I must go get some. Thanks for showing us.

Brandi said...

hi Marcia, i love Ikea too. looks like you found some really nice things. it's probably a good thing that thing that Ikea's an hour away. that place can really put a dent in your wallet!! :)

Theresa said...

I have never shopped at IKEA but I always drool over their catalog! Love your purchases, can't wait to see what else you bought:)

Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Jaclyn Hicks said...

I love the checkered pillows, they are too perfect! Sounds like a wonderful day!

Beverly said...

I've never been to Ikea, but would love to go. I loved the pillows. Ikea and Pottery Barn in one trip. Great fun. Yes, the items in your basket are showing a definite color scheme. You'll have to show us what you do with your pretties.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Ooooh! I loved seeing the IKEA photos, we have one coming in a little over a month and I am so excited because I have never been! I loved seeing what you purchased and I can't wait to see the PB photos.


kerrie of sea cottage said...

Never a dull moment at Ikea! I love that place. I have the chandie in our bedroom...after 3 yrs. I still love it. I want to put one in our laundry room too. Can't beat the price.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love Ikea! I have that pitcher in white and I didn't know it came in blue. Have fun decorating.


Nancy said...

How fun! Looks like you found some neat treasures. I was in Pottery Barn on Saturday and didn't buy anything, but there were so many pretties!


NanaDiana said...

I am SOOOO jealous. We don't have an IKEA anywhere near us at all! xo Diana

Татьяна said...

Vase wonderful! (as the same it will be well with the bouquet) . in our city Ikea opened only three years ago, and how we are happy! ))))))))

Deb said...

Looks like you found some great stuff...love Ikea!

Sue said...

Believe it or not, I've never been to Ikea.

I need to change that!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Ikea is only 15 minutes from where we are (unless there is a major traffic jam). We make sure to go when we know it won't be crowded and then get out before the throngs of people arrive. I love just browsing there even if I don't buy but usually manage to walk away with candles and frames. Looks like you got a nice bit of pretty summer items going on there. Love Pottery Barn too, but mostly for inspiration. Way overpriced! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

Deborah said...

Love Ikea too...the nearest one is 4 hours away...but you've captured its goodness!!
Is that a lantern in your cart. I bought one there last trip for somewhere on our deck!
Love, love, love visiting Ikea and plan to go again in 3 weeks while on holidays!!

Deborah xoxo

Thelma Louise said...

Hi...Thank you for the nice comment on my blog about the fire. We dont know when we can move back to our house yet. Hope its soon.

Nice pic from Ikea.:-) Its all over the world :-)

have a greate day.)

Christine said...

Hi Marcia! I love Ikea too as we have one about half an hour from us.
You have a lovely basket of pretty things too!
Best wishes

Regina said...

hi marcia
i love ikea,too.i have the same tea towels!! here in germany is the blue pitcher sold out.pretty things have you buyed.
have a wonderful week,

A Rosy Note said...

Looks like you found some great stuff, Marcia. I've never been to Ikea...I really should go there's one not too far away.

Julie Harward said...

How fun...I love that store and their prices! Looks like a fun day for you. :D

Libby said...

Great stuff! Maybe I need to make a trip to Ikea *s* I have always wanted to do that time zone thing.

Farm Girl said...

What a nice shopping trip! I can't wait to see what you got at Pottery Barn. I also can't wait to see what you do with all of the stuff you bought on your shopping trip. I think I was lucky though, I got to go along with you and I didn't spend a dime. :) Thanks! I needed a shopping trip.

It's me said...

I like Ikea....who not ??? ...love Ria...xxx...

Elizabeth said...

Love, love a trip to ikea! Our nearest is about an hour away to.
So always fun to make a trip with a friend!
Can't wait to see your pics of what your putting together!
Have a lovely day!

Heidi said...

We live only 5 minutes from IKEA. All our furniture we bought when we first married were from there too since we lived in Stockholm, Sweden. It was affordable for us to do the whole house. Now we buy things because we love it with the added measure of good prices. :-) I would love to see what you did with your purchases.

Hugs from Holland ~

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I have never IKEA before...these look like fun items and so great for summer...how fun!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Ikea - great selection, great prices. I love all the summer-y red,white and blue. And that British, double decker, red bus? LOVELY!!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Looks like great stuff is to be found at Ikea! Wish we had one of those close to my town. Hope we get to see what you did with your purchases! Have a great day!

Southern Belle said...

Ikea is always a fun place to visit. The tea towels are so pretty!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Marcia,
I love IKEA! Our closest is in the twin cities, about 2 hours for us, but we still manage to get there a couple of times a year!
I have a couple of those rugs, love them and the pitcher you got is just gorgeous!

Janet said...

I just love visiting Ikea and was just there last month in OC. I'm so glad your nephew Jordan is doing so well!

Paula said...

That place is amzing, Marcia! Wish we had one around here... on second thought, maybe it's a good thing we don't- I would be in the poor house! :)

Ava said...

So glad I came back to your lovely blog , it's consistently gorgeous :) Wish I could get mail order Ikea , Nearest to me is 5-6 hours away ! Well done on your purchases. Xx Ava

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Ikea is three hours away so I don't go as often as I would love to! Love what was in your cart!That little blue pitcher is darling!
Have a pretty day!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Believe it or not, Marcia....I've never been to an Ikea, but it does look wonderful! I especially love the colors in that first pic!

Looks like you had a fun day! :)

Have a great rest of the week!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love Ikea!!I am thinking that it is time to take a trip over to ours soon ~ It is about 40 minutes from me but worth the trip ~
The things that you picked out look so pretty all together~