Monday, March 18, 2013

Moving into Ikea!

I think I might move  house…….I have found a ‘little house’ which is just me. Even my daughter thought so. After days of shifting furniture, scrubbing and painting I was really ready for a little retail therapy so DNo 1 and I decided to have a look at Ikea on Thursday morning. Lunch was not really very exciting but there were so many inspirational displays that made up for it. This little area was just made for me, I am sure. I think you will agree it’s very cute.
I just love this mix of taupe, pink and white.  I could live in a house with just those colours!!  Our beachhouse is not a house that could be comfortable with that colour palette. Isn’t it funny how some things just don’t go. It’s ok though, I’ll just go to Ikea to get my fix!! My two beautiful daughters had organised a surprise for me on Thursday afternoon and had booked me in to have a full body massage. It was wonderful….we had the first real rain for months and it was so relaxing listening to that while I had my massage. What a wonderful way to recharge my batteries!

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Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It is cute! Thanks for sharing!

Micupoftea said...

Retail therapy...scope for the imagination. The colors are just lovely. Have a great week :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love going to IKEA!
I love that look too, will need to find a way to get there soon.
Thanks for sharing this,

Terri said...

Hello Suzi,
I love going to Ikea. All the rooms are so fun to walk through. The room you love is gorgeous with those colors! I do know what you mean about some colors and themes not fitting every dwelling.
Your daughters are sweet setting you up with a massage! Yay for you!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Suzi, I was just at Ikea myself the other day. Don't they have some lovely stuff just now? I bought the cream enameled pitcher and have some forced cherry blossoms in it just now. So much fun for so little money!

rjerdee said...

Oh, I TOTALLY love IKEA. Every time I walk in there, I feel as if I've come home. Everything is orderly, clean, brilliantly displayed, affordable, and attainable. I go there about four times a year for a home-again hit.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed your tablescapes and like the choice of colours.
A massage is definitely the way to relax and recharge as I go every month - for half an hour.

Dawn said...

Love Ikea, but the nearest one is 2.5 hours away. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

Michelle said...

Ikea is such a great store! I just want to buy, buy, buy, whenever I go there. The rose covered tray is so pretty. Happy Spring! ~Michelle

chateau chic said...

Ikea has so much great stuff and good ideas! Fun place to browse and shop.
Mary Alice

MaytagNMom said...

I love IKEA too- yup, I could live there if they'd let me!

Wonderful tablescape- lovin' the roses!

Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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Suz @MaytagNMom
NW Illinois
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Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Suzi: Love your new Ikea table decor. That store is so much fun. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a very cute spot and I can see why you like it. I love the colour pallette; so spring like! Love the table of china too. We don't have an Ikea here unfortunately. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.


Marlis said...

OOh how i miss Ikea. I used to go all the time when I lived in Germany, but alas, there isn't one around here!!! The trays and the sweet corner are my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Spring!! xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

I've never know Ikea to have so much color! Love it.

- The Tablescaper

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Diane said...

Such a great tour - so much more fun than looking at things online! I did love all of the pink - wow!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

It's funny that I have had Ikea on my list and now I really need to get there! Love all the displays.

we three dogs and me said...

So pretty. I could be compy there . Love the table setting, Pretty in pink.

Susan Freeman said...

Love the beachy colors!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Chubby Chieque said...

Very Swedish, Sus! Worlds largest Ikea just a 6 min fromma house. I love the inexpensive stuffs. I am posting some Ikea products nåt week.

Hope u find lots of fun things.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/CC girl

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

It is always fun to go to Ikea. Last trip there I fell in love with their white wood flooring. Thought about using it in our basement finishing but decided it just wasn't practical. Went with a old barn look. Almost ready to lay it and I can't wait! Love the pretty dishes. I love these colors. Especially for Spring. I don't use alot of them in my home other than holidays. I lean more to reds, aquas, and greens. Hopped over from Let's Dish. Happy to be a new follower. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's all about sharing what makes you happy. Would love if you shared some time!

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

RobinfromCA said...

OK, I'm going to IKEA on Monday! I saw a few things I absolutely "need" to have!
Have a lovely weekend,

Alycia Nichols said...

A massage AND a romp through the IKEA store...that's livin', my friend! I'm counting the days until we get our first one here in my area. I might even start a little "IKEA Fund" jar on the kitchen counter into which I shall demand that my husband empty all loose change every evening. The store isn't scheduled to open until late 2014, so I think I might be able to accumulate quite a tidy sum by then! :-)

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Hope your weekend is going along fine!

sandy said...

OH, how wonderful! A massage to the sounds of relaxing rain. Would you believe I've never been to an IKEA? it looks wonderful! I could move in there also!

Kathy said...

I did a quick visit about 10 days ago - way too quick - but, we had to get back home -LOVE IKEA! They do have a marvelous way of displaying things - will show what I got soon! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

An Oasis in the Desert said...

I love IKEA! Those displays are adorable!