Monday, February 7, 2011

Ikea Initiation

What do you do when your best pal calls you up and says "Hey girl, Since we are headed to Atlanta anyway - do you want to go by Ikea before we head to the museum*?"
Well if you are me you can't say "Yes, Yes, Yes." and "What time do we leave?" fast enough. You see until yesterday I was an I.V = Ikea Virgin!!. *hangs head* Yes I am 37 years old and I have never been to Ikea before -- sad isn't it. It actually always made me laugh when I told people that because I do like to shop so it was a shock that I had never experienced the fabulousness of Ikea before now.

I simply can not Thank my pal Heather from TwentySomething enough for introducing me to my new favorite place. YOU ROCK H!!! I tend not to say this around TheHandyman because he will think it is due to the furniture(he is a furniture builder after all so it is a little sacrilegious to purchase that elsewhere) but in reality it is due to all the wonderful accessories. If you have not been then you totally need to go and quick. They have the coolest items there.

Below are some of my favorites of the day.

1. Letter Bookends -- just happened to be displaying the best one -- B
2. Wavy Light Shade - so pretty.
3. Fabulous wall of photos. Even though white is not my color I could so see this in Black!
4. Baskets GALORE -- I was in heaven!

1. This light consisted of wires(sparkler size), Paper flowers, and buttons -- crazy!!
2. Pillow of the Day -- loving the colors and it had Birds on it which is always an extra plus :)
3. Dresser and Nightstand - these beauties were an lovely gray color with the cutest teardrop pulls <3
4. I am totally coveting this sink. The shape is so different and unique it was hard for me to resist haha

LOVE the colors!
This lamp was simply stunning..thin wood strips - loved it!
Above photo linked to Sweet Shot Tuesdays because I LOVE it!
  Sweet Shot Day

Heather with her $19.99 find.
I know she will talk herself into it so we will get to go back soon and pick this baby up!

Emma was our photographer for part of the day and had to get the requisite self-portrait - love this girl!

 Our lunches for the day :)

Needless to say it was an awesome trip and I can not wait to go back. 
When all was said and done my total purchases equaled $3.60 -- see proof positive that I have awesome restraint!!

*Sidenote: If you are in the Atlanta area you should check out the Breman Holocaust Museum. After the Ikea visit we went and heard a Survivor speak then toured the museum. Very moving!

Do you have one of those friends who introduces you to new and fabulous places? If so - what was your favorite?


  1. Love the much eye candy! Had a blast and can't wait to go back...I DO need that rug!

  2. What a steal that rug is, run back for it. Glad to know I am not the only one who just hasn't gone to Ikea in like 25 years.

  3. What a fun post! I'm a fellow GA girl and love going to that Ikea!

  4. Oh, I love Ikea. My first experience was in Atlanta, and I'm impressed with your restraint. :)

  5. I love IKEA! The closest one is 3 hours away! I'm orginally from AZ and they built one about 10 minutes from my house *right after* I moved away! Love that rug...what a deal! I'm now following your blog after finding you at the crafterminds chat!


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