Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fun Afternoon At Ikea

I bought a chair on Craigslist, and the seller suggested we meet at Ikea Saturday afternoon.
"Sounds great to me", I said.
My husband said he would go with me.
"Yipee", I thought.
We had fun, and I found a couple'a neat items that I thought I would share!
 
First is this great looking pillow cover.  The fabric content is 100% ramie, which has a wonderful rustic appeal...very similar to an old grain sack.  It's a nice, generous size...36", and the insert stripe fabric is sewn in.  Best thing......$13! 
Here's the link although it's not available online:
The next 'find' is a pendant light.  I've been looking for lighting for my guest room which I am working on...not sure what I really wanted.  We found this pendant light with a metal drum shade on sale from $69 to $19.  I think I will cover the shade with burlap or a slubby linen.  It's a nice large size, and I'm sure it will look perfect!  It's only available at stores as well.
 I also found some great looking glasses.  I like all my glassware to match, and somehow my last set has all but disappeared, leaving mismatched assorted ones (where do these odd glasses come from anyway?)
They are a nice thicker glass which I've learned works best in our household.  I love the shape and style.  There are 'rings' around the bottom...kinda hard to see in the pics.
Set of 6 - 16 oz.  $4.99
Set of 6 - 11 oz.  $3.99
Better than the Dollar Store!
I found a few other little 'odds and ends' also.
No matter what your taste or style is, there's always a treasure at Ikea to be found!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Blessings,
Susie


 
 
 


 
 




11 comments:

  1. You found some real treasures at IKEA...one of my favorite stores! Their prices are amazing. I just wish ours were a bit closer.

    Your pillow is fantastic and I love the pendant lamp, too. Everything is wonderful...you are inspiring me to make a trip!

    Hope you are having a great weekend, Susie!!

    XO,
    Janie

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  2. Wow, some nice stuff. I have never been in an Ikea store!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  3. Great deals! And the chair, do we get to see that?
    Tracey

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  4. Love IKEA and love your new finds! :)

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  5. Cool finds at Ikea but where is the chair you bought on craigslist?

    :)
    Sylvia

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  6. I'll be posting before and after pics of the chair. I'm going to attempt a slipcover...to be continued!

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  7. I LOVE Ikea !!! It is so fun to go there and
    see what things can be found ~ there is tons!

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  8. You did good Susie! I haven't been to Ikea in a long time, I must go.
    Enjoy the day tomorrow~Sue

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  9. What great finds! I've thought about trying to slipcover, but haven't been brave enough to attempt it yet. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new chair!

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  10. I love Ikea! I'm getting ready to post, you won the giveaway!!!
    Congrats

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  11. I so love that CUTE pillow and IKEA!!! Congrats on the WIN!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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