Five for Friday,  Shopping

Five for Friday – IKEA Shopping

I spent the day at IKEA in downtown Atlanta with three of my teacher buddies!  We laughed a little, shopped, laughed more, lunched at The Varsity, laughed even more, and simply had a wonderful time!  Linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for this week’s Five for Friday to tell you all about it!
I adore all things that are black & white…a classic combo which works in any décor and belongs in every woman’s closet. I had one of these black & white dotty rugs last year and loved how it worked in the classroom.  This year I’m in a bigger room so I needed a larger rug.  Couldn’t find anything in a larger size for the right price so I decided to purchase a second dotty one and use them side by side to create the area I want.  The cute dots add a touch of whimsy without overpowering a room with too much color.   It’s about 4×6 and costs only $19.99.
Cute containers to store game pieces or center cards.  They would also work for crayons.
Set of three containers with lids $2.99.

Package of 10 colorful paper plates clearance price of just 49 cents!  I’m going to pop a spinner in the middle to use it for center games! These would also make great sorting plates, wouldn’t they?

This isn’t my first purchase of these great little table top frames but I’m thinking I’ll spray paint this pair teal or black to work with my room colors.  I like to use these frames for holding alphabet cards or sight words at my writing center table.  You could also display your table numbers in them. The possibilities are endless!  They’re double sided and cost less than a dollar!
This shopping trip  wasn’t just for my classroom…had to do a little shopping for the home, too!  I bought 2 sets of sheets…the charcoal queen set was $34.99 and blue king set was $39.99.  I already own some pretty pink floral IKEA sheets and have been thrilled with their quality, comfort, and value.  They don’t shrink after washing so they fit the mattress perfect time after time.  

I couldn’t resist this adorable cupcake apron!  I enjoy baking sweet treats so this will be fun to wear in the kitchen when I whip up my next batch of goodies!  It’s a sturdy cotton and only $7.99.  They also had matching cupcake kitchen towels.  Already regretting I didn’t toss a set in my cart.
Thanks for shopping at IKEA with me!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  
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  • Erin Murphy

    You found so many great things!! I have to be honest and say I've never been inside an IKEA. I will definitely need to check it out!! What a GREAT idea for those plates!! Isn't it funny how we can see something when we're out and about and instantly think of a perfect use for it?? 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great school year!!

    Warmest Wishes, Erin from Kindergarten Dragons

  • Luv My Kinders

    I went to IKEA fro the first time last month. It is 4 hours away from my home 🙁 but I loved it! You found some great stuff! I love the plates turned into spinner idea. I will be heading back there next month when I go to Irvine to drop my son off for college. I am definitely going to get those frames, too cute and tons of possibilities. Thanks for sharing all your great finds!

    Luv My Kinders

  • Leslie

    One of my summer "road trips" will be a trip to Ikea and since I haven't eaten at the Varsity since I was a child, I might include that, too! Thanks for the lovely ideas!