23 March 2010


Do you know what this is? My 113th post! I promised a giveaway but I haven't prepared the prize! I'll do that, and then the next post will be the giveaway post!

Anyway, can you guess where we went this weekend?
Ah yes, IKEA! One of my most favorite places. I just love it. It's almost an unhealthy love... All I have to do is step out of the car and smell the parking garage and I'm instantly happy. The smell of the store, the taste of the meatballs and lingonberry juice, the most wonderful furniture... just sitting there, begging me to buy it. *sigh*

If only my family felt the same. It depends on the mood of the kids. Saturday wasn't their day. It was awful! We left empty handed. We didn't even eat there! (That's a first.) But you know what? We went back for dinner! :D It's not as crazy as it sounds. (Well, maybe a little.) But we weren't sure if the thing we wanted to buy would fit/look right in the space we were trying to fill. It would have looked awful! Whew, so glad we made sure. Although I guess it would've meant 2 trips either way...So anyway, this is what we got:
I just love it! We actually bought it to put a fish tank on, but after I built it I thought, "this is too pretty to put a fish tank on." After that I was very wishy-washy on the fish thing. I want fish, but do I need more work? No...I really don't. So I'm going to fore-go the fish for now. It's for the best.

I also bought an Expedit bookshelf for my craft room with my birthday money. Yay! But I won't be building it until most of the construction is finished. Have I mentioned how impatient I am on these sort of things?

I was at Target the other day and I noticed that Liberty of London has various collections throughout the store. Sadly I didn't know it, and most things have sold out. I did see this tray though. Should I keep it? It's cute, and it seems to be a decent size for serving cupcakes and such. But do I need another tray??? We'll see.
Also for my birthday I bought some roses and daffodils. The daffodils were 3 bunches for $5! Wow! And I had a coupon for $5 for a dozen roses. Can't beat that!
And finally, one of my favorite spring flowers, the Chaenomeles, or flowering quince. It gets little fruits too. So pretty...


Patchwork Penguin said...

I love the cabinet. I'm wondering how wide the top is... could you use it as a big board ironing surface????

Jackie said...

First, Happy Birthday!! Yay for Ikea! I love it too! I have Expedit cases in my studio and love them. The cabinet you purchased for the fish tank is adorable. What is the name of it?

Susan L (lily40au) said...

happy first birthday ... with ikea and flowers. i couldn't have said it any better myself. that little cabinet is gorgeous. i can't wait to see the giveaway prize

Chris said...

Happy birthday Erica - I love the new cupboard. Will it go in the new sewing room too?

corry said...

Hi Erica, you had your birthday..hiep, hiep hoera! Happy (late) birthday wishes for you!
I love the new cabinet with the baskets. I'm a big ikea fan too, and have a house full with ikea cabinets.

Beata said...

Oooo, lucky you! you got something from the Target Liberty collection.... (unfortunately no so accessible for us in Canada!!)

Nice cabinet and Happy Birthday!