Do you read other blogs? It’s ok if you do (I won’t tell them you’re cheating by reading here too!). I ask because, if you do, what I am about the share with you, you’ve probably already seen about a hundred times. Feel free to skip along (just promise to come back and visit again soon, k?). If you don’t, then this will be “news” to you and hopefully you will enjoy it.
The IKEA catalog is out. It is 376 pages of fun! Or at least 376 pages that will make Swedish decor enthusiasts and thrifty shoppers alike giddy with excitement.
Want to meet a non-Swedish decor enthusiast or thrifty shopper? You’ve met him before…it’s Mathlete! Yep, he even suggested the other day that we buy a new chest of drawers for our bedroom versus re-staining the one we were getting for FREE from a family member. I almost had to take a moment to wonder how we are married! I quickly remembered that what he lacks in thriftiness he makes up for in a lot of other ways (thanks for doing the dishes last night sweetie!).
Let’s get back to IKEA though shall we? We have a few things in our house from IKEA including our much abused loved kitchen table. Sadly, the store is rather far away and ALWAYS crowded so we don’t go as often as I’d like. We did spend quite a bit of time there when planning our wedding eons ago though…nothing like hauling out 200 champage glasses and close to 500 votive candle holders for your upcoming wedding and then sweating the entire trip home hoping they don’t break. IKEA is great for a lot of things…packing fragile things like glasses well is not a strong suit.
I just spent some time thumbing (pointer fingering?) through the new catalog to see what they had. Of course, they had some oldie but goodie items like Expedit and Billy.
One of my favorite things about catalogs though is that they bring your attention to things you might have noticed before like the Hemnes glass door cabinet which would be perfect for storing china or other pretties you might want to display.
Then, there is the Godmorgon/Vitviken sink cabinet which would be a great solution for folks (like me) looking to tear out their pedastool sink and replace it with something a little more functional. Where do people put their extra toilet paper with a pedastool sink?
Anyhoo…click on over when you have some time. You might rediscover something you forgot they had or find something new! I know I now have the Ursula throw and Tranetorp table on my list of things to buy. You’ll have to go catalog hunting to see those two items though because they don’t have pics up online yet!
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