Thursday, January 16, 2014

I love Ikea

 My daughters and I recently made a trip to Ikea. I don't know if it is my Swedish blood or what but I love that store! 

I found these cute plastic placemats that I just adore...and only $1.50 each! They coordinate well with the pink roses apron and kitchen stuff they carry.

I love it when Ikea brings in pink stuff :) I also love it when they bring out new sizes in their lace pots--they are one of my favorite things!

I have them inside and outside. So pretty.

They are good for so many things! These small ones make a beautiful reflection when burning candles at night.

I got a big surprise for Christmas! Janae bought me the floral couch slipcovers for my couch. I have been wanting them but at 3x the cost of the white ones I couldn't justify buying them on my budget. Thank you Janae!

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I have some ideas for changes in the livingroom and I think this couch will look lovely with my white chairs. Fun to add a little pattern for a change. I have never seen this slipcover in anyone's house...would love to see how other people decorate with it.

I was able to find a single cover in the seconds section of Ikea. It was $10. I am going to use it to make a throw pillow to put on one of the chairs and draw everything together.

My favorite fabric online fabric store had a sale and I got these gorgeous fabrics. I can't wait to start sewing!

Our baby guinea pigs are growing like weeds! We of course think they are the cutest guinea pigs ever born :)

Thanks for visiting!


Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

Love your table and the Lacy pots.

NanaDiana said...

Sandy- How very, very, very pretty! I love your blog- xo Diana

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
I wish there was an Ikea near me. I love those lace pots and all your pretty décor.

The g-pigs are so cute!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's all pretty, even the guinea pigs! I also love those white "lace" pots for plants. What a wonderful gift from your daughter!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I was just in Ikea a few weeks ago and I didn't see those placemats! Darn it! I do have those hanging lace planters though and I love them! Everything looks really pretty on your table!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I really like your new cover for your couch. I think that it will look really good with your white chairs. Can hardly wait to see your re-do. Pretty fabric also.
Have a great weekend.

Janae said...

Your placemats do look really nice, I love all the lace ikea stuff too! I am so glad you like your Christmas present, I can't wait to see it on the sofa. It's amazing how fast the guniea pigs are growing, I can't believe it.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love your table vignette with all the pretty pink and white! Those lacy containers are beautiful, and the guinea pigs charming.

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

LUVVVVVV Those pots!!
EEkkkkk gotta to Ikea!!!

Heirloom treasures said...

Lovely sandy. I like Ikea too and have some lacy pots,but never thought of putting tea candles in them. I like the couch covers too. Can't wait to see your makeover with them. Those little fur balls are so cute.x

Anonymous said...

Sandy, the lacy pots are so pretty! You always have lovely vignettes! The Guinea pigs are adorable- what sweet faces!

JP said...

I love your flower pots and wish I had an Ikea close to me...I'd run out and pick some up!
Guess who I just saw on the "Today Show?" Yup, Schneider!!! You guys really know how to show off your brood!

Lucille said...

I love Janae's gift to you and your fabric is very nice. I also love those lace pots. Thanks for the link to that online fabric shop!

farmhouse-story said...

ikea is so much fun--love it! and i love the slipcover, sandy:)thanks for sharing the fabric store. happy weekend!

Okio B Designs said...

I wish I could live in Ikea!


Jennelise said...

Beautiful finds! Ikea can be so fun :) I love it when they come in with pink things too. Last year I picked up some really cute pink ice cream bowls. Thanks for sharing!

Cristan said...

I love all of the same things from Ikea...
But, honestly, I just want to snatch those two babies and smooch them to death!

Anne said...

Love your placemats and lace pots! This may come as a shock Sandy but I have never been at an Ikea store.Can you believe it!We do have one but it is about 45 minutes from our house.I think when the weather is better I will take a drive out to it!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Sandy,
Lové it all... I live about an hour and à half from an Ikea! But the drive will be well worth it. Is been so long since my last visit to the store. You have inspired me to make a trip and a day of it. I love there store goods and gourmet section as well.

Years ago I purchased a rare floral set of shams, a little rich in colour for me but took a chance to bleach them out giving them that softer muted Rachel Ashwell look of muted fabric tone. It worked out beautifully thwarting rich fusia, blacks, blues, greens. to a pale flesh tone and grey to the black, and muted washed out green, and blue I really loved it.

I also sometimes bleach my slips toning them down, so if you ever tire of the boldness you can test out a bleach job on the one cover seeing if its a tone of washed out that will soften its boldness.
Kerrie at sea cottage purchased the white slips on sale and got a really great bargin, I have been wanting to see what they have in the way of accessories myself.

It all looks so shabby cottage here, and cannot wait to see the sofa slip in place.

A beautiful Sunday and week to follow.


Katie Mansfield said...

I just bought the same pots at Ikea last Sunday. Ours is an hour away but so worth the trip. Cute finds, Sandy.
Let's Add Sprinkles

must love junk said...

Love those pots-so pretty! And your guinea pigs are adorable!! :)

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Well I never knew Ikea had so many lace pots... I LOVE those little ones with the light twinkling thru, gorgeous!! and I had never seen the rose slipcover, lovely!! The fur babies are adorable!!
Have a great week,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Ikea too and have a few of their lace pots. I cannot wait to see how that new slip cover looks, I have never seen one like it either!


chateau chic said...

Ikea has so many wonderful things at great prices! Your slipcover is beautiful, and what a lovely gift!
Mary Alice