263: A very IKEA Christmas to all….

263: A very IKEA Christmas to all….

This past Sunday, we skipped church to brave what we thought would be massive throngs of peeps at IKEA, but I was surprised at how “normal”  it felt there.  Busy, but normal busy.  Not as “Christmasy” as Linda thought it would be, but we love IKEA anyway…and now Seattle IKEA carries fabric, so it really is fun to shop there!!  I actually only picked up two pieces shown here behind some Glogg we are going to try for Christmas Eve.    And some Nygarda root beer that I picked up for the kids.


This Grey and white fabric was on display in red and white which I totally loved….but they were out of it!! I was so bummed, but I bought the grey any way as I have been having a thing for grey lately anyway….I also bought this, but didn’t get a very good picture of it…..you can see  a sliver of it next to the Nygarda…..

    The little wax guys are not from IKEA they are from my father-in-law’s family treasures  

and in our study room we had need for new chairs for the kids….so I bought a 3 pack of Snille…( I just love IKEA names don’t you??)


 Pictured here is Mimi’s.   Max picked Black,  and Noel picked Red.


When I got it put together (SUPER EASY!)  Mimi said, “Oh! all pink and shiney!”  That’s my girl!  Office Bling all the way…

It’s Nine days to Christmas (I think; I lose track of time this time of year) now….are you ready?


  • Wishing we had an IKEA anywhere in the state here but that’s New Mexico we are all about the Tumbleweed couture here

    December 15, 2010 at 7:27 am
  • I like the gray & white! I’m seeing a lot of gray and white fabric these days, too. That looks like a good IKEA fabric–so many have such a large scale that I don’t use them much.
    The little candles are great!!

    December 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm
  • Ready? You are funny. BUT I do love the gray IKEA fabric! Somehow out of the context of IKEA itself, because usually I look through the fabric and nothing clicks. Hmmm, in addition to the replacement of the pot that we were cooking rice in which almost was incinerated, I might have to look at the fabric again on my next trip…..

    December 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm
  • You mean the red fabric at Ikea like my table cloth is made from? http://elmo-lifescraps.blogspot.com/2010/12/wip-actually-on-wednesday.html I’ll tell you a secret… They were out at my store too and I asked for … and got … the 10 foot piece that was hanging floor to ceiling at a front checkout display. I got that grey too… love this fabric!

    December 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm
  • I was going to go get you some from my local IKEA (20 miles from here) but not only are they out of stock in the red but also in the grey and the blue too!

    They can’t even say when it is coming back into stock as it looks to be a one-off print for the season.

    As it is I can decide whether to curse or cheer you. I’m now going to be haunting their sales in January for backing fabrics! There are also some gorgeous prints too.

    December 16, 2010 at 5:16 am
  • Jeanette


    We went to Ikea last week too, I picked up some really cute ball ornaments filled with red tinsel, and a HUGE stuffed hippo for my niece. (sush don’t tell her). Thanks for sharing your finds.
    Last night I finished the binding on my bed quilt made with Urban Couture fabric (thanks to you guys) and today is a marathon cookie baking day and my son flies in. I am blessed.

    December 16, 2010 at 7:53 am

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