I played hooky the other day and ran off to Ikea to do some shopping. I rarely make the short trip across town to visit the store, maybe once or twice a year at most. I was disappointed to find construction going on in the housewares/storage/office area. It cut the store down to half it's size. Despite the construction I did manage to find a few items to take home with me.
A pretty metal lantern, you can never have too many for the summertime.
A lamp to place on my bedside table.
I adore the pull string.
Oh, and since I'm talking about new purchase how do you like my new watch? Not from Ikea, but from Charming Charlies - - an amazing store by the way. I love to wear this watch with a couple chunky silver chain bracelets all on the same wrist. Somehow it makes me feel stylish - - even though I'm SO NOT.
Back to Ikea stuff,
I picked up this set of curtains to make a tablecloth for my dinning room table. It has and look of linen which I love and it's so soft. Can't wait to get sewing.
And last but not least, pretty greenery. I'm obsessed with this stuff. I've used it all over the house and always think of new ways to use it. I picked up four new bunches for me and two for my mom. They come in very ugly orange-ish plastic pots but I just pull them out and place them in pretty containers like this footed bowl.