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Friday, 30 October 2009

christmas at ikea purchases

Life is chaotic at the minute, family stuff. We have houseguests, our largish house is feeling tiny and never clean, and my big boys are needing a bit extra support with stuff going on in their blogging keeps having to go to the bottom of the to do list!!!
But I have 5 mins or so to show you my Ikea purchases from the MK trip. (I have no idea if these are any different to previous years designs as I don't think I have ever been to Ikea near Christmas before....)I have no need for these tins but I liked them.....the heart design on the top tin is on a lot of christmassy things at ikea, I don't like it too much, I think it looks broken, but if you do like they have it on glasses and china too.....
They had a few different wreaths, but the red heart one was my fave...can't decide if I should put on my front door or not.
I only bought 1 candle as I am unsure of my christmas candle situation until the decs come out of the loft!!!i love a red and white christmas dec....although I'm too disorganised to have a complete theme, its a bit anything goes (but not black and white, thats not christmassy in my eyes!!) The birds are for the tree and the cones will be strung on the dining room fireplace..I think!!!
And then some foody bits.....gingerbread houses and gingerbread flavoured toffee (this is for a couple of hampers I am putting together), I liked the packaging....
And biscuitty tree decs...I could, and in fact still will, make these myself but these are perfect to ice on as an extra thank you for the kindergarten teachers I thought.
Couldn't resist these paper gift bags, rubbish blurry pic, but cute yet freaky gnome character!!!
They also had really cheap rolls of brown wrapping paper, I didn't like the string or ribbon they had though so have ordered some bakers twine from ebay for my parcels.
Hopefully I can post again soon, I'm feeling christmassy and want to blog about gifts and crafts and decs that I want to buy (don't tell, I did say I wouldn't buy any more this year!!).
We are off to New York on our belated honeymoon/lovely husbands big 40 birthday only 11 sleeps....I have so much to do for that...sorting out the kids for starters...aswell as having a rough idea of what we want to do whilst there...(silkie sue I will email you x)...if anyone has been in the past few years and knows of a fabric shop/source not to far off the beaten track (no way will I get away with dragging him across town looking for fabric!!!) then please could you let me know....


Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo how exciting Claire, have alovely lovely time :)

Some lovely Ikea goodies there too, Mmmmm some of which I share with you ;) I wasn't too keen on the heart either for the same reason you say



Florence and Mary said...

My friend Kelly & I have our trip to IKEA scheduled to look for Christmas things... thank you for the help putting my list together!

I'm so envious you're off to NY! I usually go around thanksgiving for my annual shopping trip but I haven't been for a couple of years now! Thankfully we're planning a trip for next May!

Victoria xxx

MelMel said...


IKEA do such great Christams stuff, well priced too!

Lalabibaby said...

I haven't been to Ikea in ages ... the MK store is my nearest so will have to go over soon and combine with Costco ... lovely goodies BTW x

Rachel said...

Love your purchases! I bought a very similar candle while there recently and very nearly bought the little paper candy cone things too. I'm very jealous that you're going to New York - I've never been but would love to. Have a great time! Are you going to visit Purl Patchwork? They're at 141 Sullivan St, NY 10012 - they certainly have tons of scrummy fabric on the website!
R xxx

coco rose said...

I am planning a trip to Ikea shortly, the gingerbread houses are a staple for us every year but your decorations look lovely too so i can't wait to go!

bekimarie said...

Lovely Ikea goodies, have to agree about the heart though.
Loving the bags!
If only I could persuade O)H to take me.
Have a great weekend
Beki xxx

Lajoni said...

What a the gnome paper, like you not keen on the heart...Can't imagine ever coming out of Ikea buying nothing

Anonymous said...

I feel a trip to Ikea coming on... said...

I really need to go to Ikea!!!! Suzie. xxx

Sarah said...

So very glad we don't have Ikea over here! What lovely goodies you found. I do like the heart tin especially because it's red. Red and white is so very pretty at Christmas. Sorry to hear you are so busy, may things calm down for you soon.

Looking forward to sorting out my potting table today! The sun is shining brightly.

Sarah xxx

VintageVicki said...

Some really lovely items - not sure on the broken heart though.

Wish I could drive - haven't persuded o/h to go to Ikea for ages :(

Hope life calms down for you soon.


dottydaisies said...

New YORK you lucky thing x love your ikea buys especially the birds x

Anonymous said...

Cute yet freaky!! Sums up the gnome perfectly.

Haven't been to NY or IKEA for ages ... but both hugely enjoyable (mostly!).

I love what you bought ..

If I don't "see" you beforehand, have a wonderful trip to New York. xx

Elaine said...

Love all the bits you've bought. We don't have an Ikea near enough, not sure if that's bad or good LOL

Love and blessings

Sarah said...

Ikea is great for things like that. I've never been near Christmas so may have to pop down there. NY is so great, especially at this time of year - have fun!

LissyLou said...

Some great buys there. I have had the lkea gingerbread house - it's a goodie! have a fab New York trip - we're off there this month!!

Lace hearts said...

Wow, New York, how fab will that be. And I love all the Ikea bits you found - very Christmas-y. I must say I'm starting to feel the pull of Christmas earlier than usual for me. I can't wait! xxx

made with love said...

Very nice, have fun!!
Great purchases there. I love the little cones and those birds are lovely too. I bought the tins a while back.
loving your blog.
Rachael xx

Carol said...

Hi Claire, I know just how you are feeling...feel the same too at the moment! still your Christmas bits are lovely and bright, just what is needed to bring in a liitle cheer.
Do you know, no matter how much I try to keep it tidy and clean it never ever stays that way for very long, hours maybe!

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo good luck with the shoes, what fun :)

I did have a little topple when I slipped them on in M&S but soon remembered how to walk in them, been a long while though ;)



Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I do like Ikea, I always find something that I like here. I really like what you have bought. I am away for Christmas so am not buying anything (decorations etc) this year.
New York, how fantastic, just the right time of the year to go to. Will all the Christmas lights etc.. Have a fantastic time!
Isabelle x