Monday, September 7, 2009

a shopping experience...

As mentioned in an earlier post I trekked off to Renton over the week end to visit an Ikea outlet.  What a fascinating store!  Set up in "areas" of the home (living room, dining room, kitchen) it is chock-a-block full of creative, sturdy and affordable ideas for decorating and furnishing small spaces in an affordable fashion.  Perfect for folks in urban areas everywhere.  Equally fascinating to the interesting color and design was the diverse polutation of shoppers.  I heard English spoken about half the time.  People seemed to be from "everywhere".

I found just what I needed at a reasonable cost - amazing to find a well made slip cover for a love seat for under $50 - change the look without changing the entire piece of furniture!

 By the way, it is cool here this morning...might even turn the heat on for a few minutes.  Tomorrow night it will be in the 40's - summer is beginning to slip away from us!  It remains cloudy and rainy...the lawn looks like a jungle.

6 comments:

Donna said...

Love the new header! And I'm doing some serious house cleaning here and wish we had those cooler temps!! Have a great week sweetie!!hughugs

WR said...

Thanks for noticing the change. I'm off to work but SHOULD be doing some serious housekeeping myself! I have every confidence that it will all be waiting for me when I get home. Where are elves when you need them?

Always good to hear from you! Wishing you a happy week!

Donna said...

I sure wish we had an Ikea store somewhere near us! I'd make a serious dent in my wallet!

WR said...

Ikea has a great catalog and you can order on-line BUT many of their items require assembly. But the real deal is the store because there are so many little things on sale...one could do shopping therapy and spend under $7.00. Maybe they have on-line specials - check them out! :-)

T and S said...

I guess commenting is disabled in your other blog - romancing the NorthWest.

While this post here is cool, the latest post Pacific Bistros is equally good. I liked the last part about the Irish pub.

WR said...

Hi T and S

Didn't know the comments was disabled. Thanks for mentioning it. I loved that Irish pub as well! :)