Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ikea Shopping During the Holidays Is A Must!!

There is nothing like a trip to Ikea to get you into the Holiday spirit! We went last week specifically for two items, but as any trip one takes to Ikea we came back with more than the two things we went for!!

Here are the two items we intended on purchasing…….
Source: via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

This is the Borby lantern in white, it also comes in black, galvanized, and red. 

I needed white for my Thanksgiving table, and for my Christmas mantel. I am killing two birds with one lantern, so to speak!!

We purchased 3 of the large lanterns:
Length: 9 ½ "
Width: 9 ½ "
Height:17 ¼ "
4 of the smaller lanterns:
Length: 6 "
Width: 6 "
Height: 11 "

These are a great deal for Holiday decorating at $14.99 for the large and $7.99 for the smaller lanterns.

The next item was a bit of a disappointment, and we wound up not purchasing it…….

Source: via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

The Strala light in white! So pretty in the picture and equally as pretty in person. 

So what’s the problem?

The white is not white at all with the light in it. It is a soft ivory, and that will not work with the vision I have in my head for my Christmas d├ęcor this year!

PICKY? Yes!! DETAIL ORIENTED? You bet I am to a fault, and sometimes to the dismay of my poor hubby!

You see even before last year’s Christmas had taken place I already had this years look in mind.

When a girl has a plan, a girl has to stick to the plan! Right?!!

So moving right along………

As I said in the opening, no one ever gets, “JUST!” what they are planning to get at Ikea.

There are just so many treasures to find there. I love perusing the aisles, and I try to re-imagine different uses for their products.

We did purchase their off-white pillar candles in various sizes. 

I use off-white pillar candles every Christmas, and it is always so hard to find just the right off-white without a scent. 

Ikea has a great selection so I was pleased to buy those also….(not on my list!)
Source: via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

All five candles for $9.99! A great price!!!

Of course since we are thinking about the Holidays, and candles I also had to buy a couple of bags of their 4 hour tea-lights!!(They burn 4 hrs. and 30min. trust me I timed them, a girl needs to know these things!)
Source: via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

100 candles for $3.99. SERIOUSLY!! only $3.99!

I also purchased some white wooden  pant hangers for my closet. Remember when I re-did my closet, and I got white wood hangers instead of natural wood?

They look so pretty, and fresh in my soft blue walk-in closet!

My last purchase was one really cute Christmas decoration for the playroom……
Source: via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

A perfect little angel to be watching over my sleeping angels!

Well, that is it!! I think I did pretty well considering I saw so many more items I would like to purchase.

I do have a couple of things a friend is going to pick up for me on her next trip there! More about that later!!

We ended the day with a celebratory cinnamon roll, and continued our shopping with some browsing over at West Elm!

Of course I found something there too!!!

We did not get it, but it is going to be MINE in the very near future!!

Do you love Ikea!? What is your favorite item, or items that you always get there?


The enchanted home said...

I am not an Ikea shopper but have to admit these deals cannot be beat. Always good to know....thanks, wishing you a fabulous day!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Heading to Ikea next week!

pam {simple details} said...

Had to laugh, Kathysue ~ just last night my husband said, 'Ikea should pay you for marketing.' I love them, and used the exact lantern for a Christmas project last year. I saw the star as I was in the check out and know exactly what you mean, it was so pretty though. My list of favs is loooong!

Karen said...

Oh how I love Ikea. Very fortunate to have one close by in Burbank. Best deals ever on certain things. Love your purchases!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I LOVE those stars, Kakthysue! And ivory would look great with my Christmas! lol I feel a trip to Ikea coming on! Thanks!...hugs...Debbie

An Eye for Detail said...

Unscented candles... you a girl after my heart! I can't stand the scented ones, and often unscented is so hard to find. I have also bought the regular 8" or 10" candles at Ikea, they have fabulous colors!

Merlin said...

We LOVE IKEA!!! Of course, with a son-in-law raised in Stockholm we go for the food as well!! Delish! Looking forward to being "transferred to fairyland" at IKEA soon!! franki

michele said...

my favorite ikea item is my swing! still deciding where to put a second one.

smiles to you.


Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

MC and I love going to Ikea. I look forward to the apple cake!!
The tea candles...always buy a bunch and now I know how long they last. I never timed them. But you did!!
We never leave empty handed!!!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Well....Yeah, I love Ikea. I am embarrassed to admit that my favorite items are the wood hangars. I love them, and my guest hall closet is filled with them