We went on a weeknight, which meant that there was barely anybody there. Much more relaxing than the times I’ve been there on a weekend (nightmare!). About the only person who I saw there was actually an old friend from public school who lives a couple of hours away. I love random encounters like that.
What I also love is seeing all the Christmas displays up throughout the store. I kept ohhhing and ahhhin the whole time.
I’ve always loved pillows like this and I even tried to make one with an old sweater, but it was a total flop. If this one had been a bit better quality, I would have bought it, but I could just picture Whiskey getting his little claws in there and stretching the knit.
Someday when I have a larger space to decorate, I think an open concept living room/dining room/kitchen like this would be wonderful. It feels cozy and inviting, and the little festive touches really pull the space together.
One of the pieces that we ended up buying was that little step stool on the right of the table. It will be perfect for those hard-to-reach cupboards and as an extra seat in the kitchen. We wanted it in black-brown, but they only had the beech, so I’m hoping to paint it soon. Maybe a fun colour…who knows!
This kitchen display made me smile because it reminded me of all the lovely Scandinavian treats that my father’s Swedish friend used to give us around the holidays.
This was a favourite of the Christmas rooms. The rustic farm decor, combined with a super comfy sitting area was really inviting.
Garrett seemed to enjoy it too. No, he is not taking a nap at Ikea (although, I bet he wished he was), I just caught him with his eyes closed.
I even toyed with the idea of grabbing a few of these faux trees – they’re just so cute! But we’re still figuring out how to decorate this year, and the last thing we need is more stuff…we’ve got lots of that.
With all our purchases in the cart and paid for, it was time for an time honoured tradition – a frozen yogurt cone on the way out. A sweet way to end a fun trip!