Friday, August 7, 2009

A Pink Saturday @ IKEA on Tuesday

Exhausted and happy, Claudia and I, after a trip to IKEA that seemed like it would never end. Even Aubrey was fading after two and a half hours...not sure what the giant straw hat was for in the plant area, but it was fun.
With school right around the corner my eldest daughter, Whitney is preparing for her own room at college this year. She has a clear idea of the decor for her room. First and foremost it's not a HiHo look.
Modern with lots of color and bold graphics. These are all examples of rugs she would be thrilled to be taking with her to school.
With energy levels high, her younger sister Aubrey, good friend Claudia and I marched into IKEA Tuesday afternoon.We started with lunch....I had the Swedish Meatballs. A must when visiting IKEA. We then entered the maze of arrows, Whitney's list in hand and optimistic. Two hours later in the rug department....well lets just say, we still needed to go to the lamps at that point.Good thing we all brought our sense of humor. Whitney was genuinely happy with all her purchases, it truly was a productive shopping trip. With the added bonus of staying within her budget. This is a shot of me before the Swedish Meatballs wore off. I'm wearing my super new pink Crocs ( a gift from my daughter Whitney) and I'm holding the rug she choose for a door mat in her dorm room.
A long day and we topped it off with a Trader Joe's snack. I will be up for another trip to IKEA with the girls, but lets wait until next year....and keep it under three hours next time.
Be sure to join Beverly and friends for more Pink Saturday fun, just click on the I Love Pink button in my side bar.
HAPPY PINK!

22 comments:

Kris said...

Can you believe we do not have an IKEA store in our area?
I love the items they have and the prices. Hopefully someday they will put one in near us.

Kris

Pat said...

Up bright and early. Sitting in my new pink chair. Stopping by to say happy pink Saturday. Love the big straw hat. Never been to a IKEA store.

Dreamgirl said...

Love the rugs, and Love IKEA!
You have to when you're a Scandinavian. About 90% of our stuff come from IKEA...

What a beautiful pink post.
Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Greetings from Spain

Claudia said...

Ah, that was one long day! But fun! Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a fun shopping trip you took

Thanks for sharing your fun on Pink Saturday...

Stop by and say hi if you have a minute... :) would love to have you.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

dana said...

What fun----I used to LOVE getting my girl ready for school each fall. I wish we had an IKEA near by. It looks like a great place to spend some money and a lot of time!!

Happy Pink Sat!!! Dana

Michelle said...

We have Ikea too. I shop there maybe once a year or so and always come home with at least 2 items.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

You must had a great and fun day.
Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend
♥Ita

Vicki said...

Hello, Heidi,
I can see those hot pink rugs in a girl's dorm room. In fact, I would have loved them when I was in college MANY years ago. I took a look at your antique store there in NY. Looks like my kind of place, and I would LOVE to visit you some day. Hope your weekend is a good one. Thanks for visiting me at Bunny Cottage. Vicki

Dawn said...

Soon she will be gone and you'll be loving her pink choices! Happy PS!

peggy gatto said...

I adore Ikea!!!!!!
What fun to decorate your daughter's room!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh HiHo!
What a wonderful memory with the girls. I am sure it was fun. She will remember this shopping experience each time she wipes her little feet on her door mat as she starts into her room. How fun is that? And you can breathe a sigh of relief because you have the shopping done. Happy Pink Saturday. Great post. Loved the hat. Please stop by and say hi. I love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

Tami said...

I love IKEA. When my daughter wanted to furnish her first apartment...we headed off to IKEA...she got the best & cutest things.
Have a very special Pink Saturday!!!!
xo Tami

Jorgelina said...

What a beautiful pink post.
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Jenny S said...

Our closest IKEA is three hours away from our house, but right up the road from my sister in law's house.....I CAN"T WAIT for our next family visit!!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Heidi! Love the pink rugs! Looks like it was loads of fun. I'm in the midst of shopping for my son who is leaving for college soon. Shopping for a girl's dorm is more fun! ha!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tina

Beansieleigh said...

Oh... It does look like you had fun! Love the rugs! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I remember shopping with my daughter in the last 4-5 years, and she wanted a whole new look EVERY year! ~tina

My Crafty Little Page said...

Ack! I thought I'd never get out of Ikea on my first visit there recently. I missed the giant straw hat AND the swedish meatballs! Happy Pink Saturday. :)Nancy

Kara said...

I wish there had been an IKEA around 15 years ago when I headed off to college!

Mary said...

Hi Heidi! I don't last more than 20 minutes in Ikea...my brain goes numb. Thanks for visting my tea for one! It's always nice to have a few minutes by myself, with a cup of tea in one hand, and a book or decoraging magazine in the other, but I much prefer to have tea for two! How I would love to visit your store! A little far for me, though, so I'll visit via your blog! Blessings to you!

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Oh what a delightful post! I don't have an IKEA here.

You know I am always delighted every time I come visit you. I am glad you're busy and enjoying the summer. I've been creating pieces too and not blogging much at all. But I did want to touch base and invite you over.

My new blog site is up - Yippee! Please come visit. I now have my fabulous finished faerie boxes listed in a post - they are just yummy, go have a look; )

Remember, I am now at http://MaidenShade.net so please change any links you may have!

xJ

Tamara Jansen said...

I love Ikea. We just got a bunch of stuff for our office re-do there!