Monday, November 5, 2012

I heart shopping: IKEA Shopping Adventure

It is no secret that I love to shop. I find it very relaxing. I love taking in all the colour and being inspired of new ways to dress, wear jewellery and decorate our home. I often walk around the shops just for inspiration and come home having purchased nothing. For something different I thought I would share a recent shopping adventure I had to IKEA and the type of products I like to purchase for my home when I go there. I normally come home with the same type of items. I am a sucker for a good rug and platter! So here is what I picked up on one of my latest trips....

 I have been really inspired by colour lately and picked up this floral tablecloth and platter. So cute!
It is also no secret that blue is my favourite colour. It calms me. 
I picked up this gorgeous rug. They also had a hot pink one. I still really want to go back and get it! 
L-O-V-E this rug!
I picked up 2 rows of hooks to hang our pool towels on. Perfect for our family!
Adore these white lace topped containers. I have them all over our home. Stunning!
I found these angel napkin holders. Cherub looking....Totally meant to be in my home. YES!
Dots! Who can pass up a dot platter. Not me! So F-U-N!

So there you have it. A little collection of treasures I picked up from IKEA. I love pottering around there, absorbing the colour and textures and finding what I think will work well in our home. I have way too much fun decorating and it is lucky I only go to IKEA about two or three times a year! 

{P.S: This is not a sponsored blog post. I just thought I would have fun and try something different}

20 comments:

  1. I adore Ikea - I just blogged about it recently :) I love the hooks - putting them together like that is gorgeous

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  2. I am loving the hooks as well. Ikea is such a fun place to explore and I just love the way they already have area's set up for inspiration.

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  3. I love Ikea and I'm super excited because they are going to build one at North Lakes and I'm only 5 minutes away. I might even get a job there and then I can furnish our house just like an Ikea show room. I love those hooks I'm going to have to go get some.

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    1. Ha ha! Love that you want to furnish your home like an Ikea show room. Every time I visit there I feel the same way. Better start saving hey!

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  4. Love your purchases Naomi. The hooks look great. I have only been there once and it was so exciting. I bought some different hooks to hang at the top of the doors, a couple of those lace topped containers (one for me and one for my Mum) and a white chair that is high for little people to reach the table. It's so useful since the high chair is not needed but they still need to reach.

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    1. It really is a fun place to visit. I like that it is also very family friendly.

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  5. I just need all of them, they are so cute and kind of my taste.

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  6. OMG! I love everything! We recently bought some plates in the flower pattern. So cute!

    Hubby wouldn't let me get the tablecloth! Teaches me for taking him shopping hey?

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yep! I always go alone for that very reason!

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  7. Like Megan, I'm looking forward to IKEA opening at NorthLakes :-) I love their toys...they are so reasonably priced and I bought some recently to give away to a charity that I'm involved with...so some needy Brisbane children will get a surprise :-)

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    1. Maria what a brilliant idea. I am going to keep that in mind next time I go. Thank you x

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  8. I love ikea.. my mum and i go there for dates and also just look and buy nothing (ok always a little something.. but really nothing ;)I just love the visual of all of it and all the possiblities.. sadly I wish the purchases would equal an awesomely put together house.. but no.. I just love looking at design obviously...

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    1. I love looking at the design ideas as well. Very inspiring and fun to imagine them in your own home. Love the idea of going on dates there.

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  9. I adore the polka dot platter! *envious =)

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    1. I know. very cute isn't it. I had to make it mine. Now I have banned myself from there for a very long time :)

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  10. Not much of a shopper here Naomi, but like you I definitely love beautiful things, and colour and home inspiration! Although I find shopping trips a bit exhausting, I think I'd be an awesome online shopper if I had more time.
    Your Ikea hooks are lovely. They are just the kind of hooks I'd love to buy, so it's good to know where to get them. Love your polka dot plate too. I can imagine that with fairy bread on it.
    If Ikea ever open an online shop, now that would be perfect!

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  11. IKEA Shopping is really cooooooool! A lot of colorful and cute things.Great collection of treasures and hooks.I love IKEA shopping.
    http://www.kingmover.co.uk

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  12. I must say, that not buying anything new this year has been a challenge when it comes to Ikea. But I've not visited for 11 months, and like my sugar addiction, I might just like to become re-addicted come January 1! Love your purchases. Those lace topped containers are just gorgeous!

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  13. I love all these items especially the white lace top containers. I have been to IKEA once and I bought some kitchen appliances. I love their unique products and their designs.

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