Friday, September 9, 2011

Ikea trip

Last Friday I took a little afternoon trip to Ikea after having lunch with my parents and sister in Fredericksburg.

Driving North I could see all the crazy labor day weekend South-bound traffic, so I decided when I got to Ikea that I would take my time checking things out.

When I got there, I set up my Ikea Family card and strolled through the showroom. Then I took my time going through the other level and picking up the things I was there for. I also picked up a couple other things along the way, which was okay too.

I had dinner at the Ikea cafe, swedish meatballs of course. They were delicious. Here's a blurry phone photo:


This is the duvet cover that we have on our bed. It's called Ransby, and you can see this twin sized duvet cover was marked down to a clearance price. When I bought our queen size cover earlier this year, I tried to find it listed online somewhere but had no luck. It must be a discontinued item or something. It's not listed on Ikea's website now, either. They didn't even have any packaged ones left on the shelf this time.


Here's a closeup of the material:


I thought it was funny that there is a matching shower curtain out there. I was tempted to buy it, since it was only $10, but I took a photo instead to remember it by.


For some odd reason I really love these cowhide rugs. Not sure why. But of course I left them all there at Ikea.


I checked out the textile section and literally gasped out loud when I saw this amazing fabric, called Charlotta Vild.


It has origami animal figures drawn on it. It's a mixture of Japanese (origami) and Scandinavian (the animals). The designer, Åsa Ekström, must know something about origami! I fell in love with this fabric when I saw it, and I especially loved the marked-down price. You can see in this photo that it was marked down from $5.99/yard to $4.99/yard and then again to $2.99/yard.


So I just knew I needed to get 4 yards of it for that great price. After ringing up at the register, the price was even lower! I got it for less than $1/yard. At first I thought something rang up wrong, but I double checked the receipt and did the math-it was on clearance even MORE.

So, after loading my car up with my purchases, I happily walked back to the textiles department and bought the rest of the fabric they had on the bolts on the shelf! Got about 15 yards or so all for under $15! I did this because I knew it would be the last I'd ever see of the fabric unless I bought it from some etsy seller online. Ikea is definitely doing away with this fabric-it's from 2008, so it's time for something new on their shelf. Thank goodness I was there on that day and got this awesome deal.


I am going to make some pillows with this fabric, and the rest I will save for a future kids' room. I think I could probably make some nice bedding and curtains out of this fabric since I have so much of it now, and it would be perfect in a nursey. Not that we have one of those to worry about any time soon, though. Guess this can be added to the small collection of items we have for that future kid (remember the plush food sets and baby piano?).

The other things I purchased were typical Ikea items.

Like this green pot. I re-potted my christmas cactus in it-as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect. I had been meaning to re-pot the little guy because he was starting to look a little frail. I like this pot because it matches the plant.


I also got 5 packs of these glass Clips frames for .99 cents each. 4 come in a pack, so that was a total of 20 frames for $5. I had a specific project in mind for these little guys.


We moved our blanket chest back upstairs and I got these 2 Lack side tables for $7.99 each. Stuck them together (a little YHL tip) and now we have a new coffee table. I also got the faux sheepskin rug for $9.99 and put that on top. We already had the basket and I thought this would be the perfect place for it.


I love how the lack tables match our bar table and stools, too. The color and the shape all go really well together.

I bought a couple Tekla dish towels for .79 cents each.

And a couple packs of these Svajs clothes covers for Daniel's suits.

And this comfy polka dot Ikea Stockholm Cirkel cushion. I had been eyeballing this for the last few times I was at Ikea, so I knew it was finally time to get it.

1 comment:

  1. Random I know but I just sent you an email about the Ikea fabric Charlotta Vild that you purchased on this trip. I was wondering if you still have any of this fabric left and if so would you be willing to sell me any? Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.