I Went to IKEA and all I got…
Fri 16th, May, 2014
Good afternoon from Sydney, I’m sitting out on the deck with my new MacBook Pro (omg why why why why why did I wait so long, whole other world, it’s a trillion times faster and cleaner) the sun is shining, 75,000 laundry loads are drying in the sun and Barls is crashed out asleep at my feet.
So if you’ve read this blog for a while you will know I love the Swedish Boutique, indeed I make a pilgrimage there at Christmas and go there for a day out, yes my life really is that interesting. To be fair, in Australia I like going there because, it’s a little bit of Europe, I love the food and stock up on Swedish bits and bobs and I like, bottom line, to walk around made up pretend rooms, where the occupants have all white books and their storage solutions, are, quite, you know, phenomenal.
You’ll also know that in the last few months we’ve had a tonne of appointments at various medical places and it’s been tough, but, everything has a silver lining right, because one of them this week just happened to be a stone’s throw from IKEA. OK bring that right on.
However, the last few trips to the boutique of all things Swedish, well, I’ve been under-whelmed to be honest, lots of black and wild colours and, as always, the stuff I wanted wasn’t in stock.
So the moral of this blog post is I went to IKEA and all I bought was these 4 place mats & a watering can. Is that, in itself, not a miracle??? I made it all the way around and came away with 4 placemats. Are you falling off of your chair in disbelief? I tell you what, I now someone in this old cottage who was! I normally kiss goodbye to a few hundred bucks somehow just walking into the place.
I must say I did display some restraint, there were two gorgeous throws that were in the basket but got removed, I mean how many throws can one cottage take and there is also the slight problem of rather a lot of espadrilles in here at the moment.
So yeah, just the placemats & a watering can it is.
To be honest these are rocking place mats – easy to drop a bit of coastal rustic chic onto your table and at $5 a go my kinda home decor. In the store I was like, hmmm, I’ve looked at these a lot of times before and was like what the heck chuck ‘em in…when I got them home and put them on the table…loved.
OK, I’ll be off, I’m getting picked up by a friend for lunch and some beachside exploring, wonder what we will find, I’m hoping it might be a vintage door, cos I so need a few more of those in my life, or indeed a pair of wedges wouldn’t go amiss.
Next time lovelies.