Tuesday, December 18, 2007

IKEA and Giveaway #6

After we hit the post office this morning, Isaiah and I headed up the road to IKEA. I cannot tell you how great it is to have one so close. I love all their cute, affordable items. For weeks I've been searching for boxes to mail the little house ornaments in. I seriously underestimated how difficult it would be to find such a thing. I've checked so many stores out, it's starting to become exhausting. I thought maybe IKEA would have something, since they always have some interesting things. Imagine my surprise when I found out that all the IKEA holiday items were 75% off. Yippie! I did find some cute boxes, but now I'm thinking that they're going to be too big. Anyway, I picked up a bunch of things and probably could have gotten a lot more had I not had a restless child with me. I bought everything in this picture, plus two rolls of wrapping paper (.25 each!), 3 more sets of the boxes, and two hand puppets for less than $20. Unbelievable!




Today's giveaway will be these three items. A set of white ornaments, felt ornaments (which have a black& white gingham on the back), and some very cute gift tags.



Yesterday's winner is:

Felicia please e-mail me your address to katiebhandbags@gmail.com


And did you see? My holiday meme is on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog today. How cool!

22 comments:

Artsy Momma said...

Oh I miss Ikea, you lucky duck you!

Lesha said...

Very nice :)

Breanna said...

Oh how I wish I had an Ikea close by. One of these days I am going to plan a road trip. I love your little houses, and it sure can be frustrating finding good packaging. I hope the little boxes work out for you!

Heather W. said...

you are so lucky to have an ikea nearby! Sadly, I have never even been to one. Looks like you found some adorable things!

Lynn said...

Oh those are adorable! I wish I had an Ikea nearby too!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I love IKEA. Ours is about 30 minutes away- too far! But I still hop over there once in awhile!

Dar said...

Well, if I don't win this contest I may have to drive an hour away, get lost, finally find Ikea without really knowing how I got there, then buy some after Christmas sale ornaments!

~Darlene
www.homeschoolblogger.com/keldaris

African Kelli said...

I love those! And what a great bargain.

LeeAnn said...

Jeff and I have been saying for weeks that we need to make the drive to Baltimore to check out Ikea. I think you just tipped the hat!

Heidi said...

Oh, I have to enter! I want to do my tree next year in a red/white European theme with lots of red toadstools and pretty ornaments like these. I still can't believe we don't have an IKEA in a city as big as Denver--the nearest one is in Salt Lake! We're going there this weekend but if it's all 75% off now, it will be gone by then, I'm afraid! This may be my only chance to snag some of those goodies! :)

Amy said...

I have never been to IKEA. None in St. Louis. We are not a small town. We have ALL other popular stores, and when I read all of the wonderful finds people get from there I admit it...I get curious! Love the red and white ornaments...so pretty!!!

Karyn said...

I LOVE Ikea!!! I used to live 15 minutes away from one, now the closest is well over an hour away. What great finds!

Katie said...

Oh how I miss Ikea!

Melissa said...

I wish I had an IKEA close. I have never been to one. They seem so cool. I have planned 3 trips to ikea (2-3hrs away) either the car has not worked, a snow day, or my son had an intestinal thing. One of these days I am not going to tell anyone and just GO!

Renae H said...

I LOVE IKEA! I wish there were one closer to me. Seven hours is a little too far to drive!

renae18[at]gmail[dot]com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What beautiful ornaments. We've just had an IKEA open close to us and I can't wait to check it out in the new year.

upstateLisa said...

I looove IKEA! I used to live near one in about 3 cities that I have lived in but there isn't one near my present home :-(

Felicia said...

Well hot diggity dog and yippee! Can't believe I won one of those groovy houses :)

Liz said...

I totally understand your Ikea obsession, ours opened up last year (about 15 minutes away!), and I have to limit how often I go or else risk the poor house! I was so tempted by the Christmas stuff when I was there last, and now that it's super on sale I might just have to go back again!

Ashley Ann said...

I'm so jealous! We used to live within walking distance of an ikea when we lived in holland. I miss it!

lera said...

That is some good stuff from Ikea. I've been wanting to get there. It will probably have to wait until the first of the year now.

Anina said...

I love IKEA! Our nearest one is 45 minutes away and requires a special trip since it's really not near anything else worthwhile.