Our first stop was at Ikea. We arrived at the 10 a.m. opening to avoid the crowds. Although it was still pretty crazy, it wasn't elbow-throwing crazy. We bought the grey MORUM rug that's just under 7x10 feet. We'd been looking for a rug to place under our dining table and this was the perfect size. Even after putting some felt pads on the bottom of our dining chairs, they were still leaving scratches on the wood floors, so this was our solution and I'm happy with the way it warms up the space. I also picked up a handful of black RIBBA picture frames for my wall gallery.
Then we were off to Crate & Barrel. I am in love with C&B. I somewhat jokingly asked the sales guy when Saskatoon was going to get their own C&B. He laughed and said, "Saskatoon will get one after ever other city in Canada gets one." *Sigh* At least I can buy online...but browsing their bricks and mortar shops is so much more fun. I bought a few dishtowels - you can never have too many pretty dishtowels.
I picked this Marrakesh patterned dishtowel for me, and a few others to hold on to for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Although some of them are so cute, I might get greedy and keep them...like this Marseilles pattern. I love French-inspired textiles.
The aforementioned, "major damage" was the purchase of the Colette Bed I'd been crazy about since seeing it in their Toronto store. We needed a new bed and I figured that since I still loved it at least eight months after first setting eyes on it, I should just hurry up buy it already. A nice bonus was that it was 15% off and the taxes in Alberta are only 5%! I'm used to sales that simply save you the tax, so saving above and beyond that was great.
So here it is, in all its glorious splendor....
This is clearly not our bedroom, but a picture from the C&B website. Our bed will be delivered to us in 6-8 weeks. Just looking at this picture makes me want to call them up and buy the matching bench...but I won't...at least not right away.
I also bought the Jules accent table to use as a night stand on my side of the bed. We'll get something with a drawer for Josh's side. I couldn't not buy it, I mean, it was practically named after me! And, like the bed, it was love at first sight when I found it in the Toronto store all those months ago.
I love how versatile the Jules table is - it could work just as well in our living room if I felt like changing things up.
After cleaning out C&B, we were off to the Chinook Mall so I could check out all the pretty, shiny things at Anthropologie.
Here's the loot I brought home from Anthro...
Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase looks great on our top floating shelf - which had been empty until now. Always a keen observer, Josh said, "there's something stuck to it."
I couldn't resist picking up one of their monogrammed mugs - especially since it works for both of our initials. I'm sure Josh truly appreciates having a flowery purple mug with his initial stamped on it.
I also picked up this chartreuse ikat bowl to hold my earrings in. So delicate and pretty.
I didn't buy anything at Zara. I figured I had indulged in enough impulse buying for one day.