Don’t you just love IKEA?
I made (yet another) trip to IKEA Dublin last weekend. I truly love that place, though it does bring out the wistful part of me that wants a big empty house to decorate (using someone else’s credit card!).
Their marketing is really something. I always arrive thinking I only need a few jars, maybe a pie dish. Then after a walk around, drooling over the so-Swedish design, you get to the registers and realise you’ve picked up a duvet cover, a lamp, some house plants and some flatpack furniture. Oh and the jars you actually came for, along with an extra pie dish and some wine glasses.
So what did I pick up….?
Jars of course
Perfect for pasta, rice, dried beans. The smaller ones are good for preserves, and can be easily sterilised in the oven. These ones are €3.19 each, with 1.8l capacity.
This trolley is going to change my life (I’ve decided). More food prep space, and shelves to store extra tins and pots. All for €39. Still in the box, it’ll probably be the weekend before I get round to it.
The obligatory wine glasses (champagne this time):
Light as a feather, and 6 for €1.89. Guests can bounce them off the wall on New Year’s Eve at that price.
Next up, some measuring cups. Set of 4 cups (pick a colour) for €0.99! Part of a foodie Christmas pressie I’m putting together.
Another Kroken rail:
I already have one of these (and the matching magnetic knife rack) – a great way to clear some space on the worktop in my teeny kitchen. I got some hooks for utensils and a little bucket for cutlery… I needed an extra one for teaspoons:
And then this morning, I was catching up with thekitchn.com, and saw this article on the Kraftmaid kitchen. It seems similar to the IKEA kitchen, designed to fit your space and needs. I especially like this one:
So bright and airy, and I love the wicker basket storage and inlaid sink in the island.
I ♡ IKEA.
*Disclaimer: IKEA (unfortunately) have no idea who I am. So I don’t get any free stuff for saying they are great.