Today when I made a trip to IKEA it dawned on me that I’ve been holding out on

 you guys by only sharing my favorite furnishings and accessories. 

I know it can be a little overwhelming, and there are so many little gems throughout

the store that are easy to miss, so here are a few of my favorites and how I use them.  



6″ x 4″

I LOVE to use their tins as a fun container for gifts.

 They’re all awesome for food gifts, but think beyond that, anything that you’d put in a

 bag or box would work. Even small potted plants or herbs would be great in the

rectangular shape, just tuck the lid in behind the plant.    


Tins stack inside each other for easy storage

6″ x 4″ x 5″

8″ x 5″ x 7″ 

9″ x 7″ x 8″

I didn’t see these on their website, but they were at my IKEA today.

They always have special seasonal patterns in this 3 piece set (size is approx.)


3″ x 5″

4″ x 7″

5″ x 8″ 



Set of 32 assorted sizes

Can be used with Hemsmak tins



Clear Glass – 11″

This inexpensive glass bowl is the perfect ‘basket’ for a collection of kitchen items, an

Italian basket, breakfast basket, or a nice hostess gift with fresh fruit or veggies from

a farmers market with salad tongs. The possibilities are endless.  


.79 each

100% Cotton – 26″ x 20″

I have about 20 of these, and use them daily around the kitchen. They’re lightweight

and dry in no time. Wrap some goodies in one and tuck them in a tin. 🙂


Great for use as a placemat or napkin, too.


Duck Feather Filling

20″ x 20″ – $5.99

16″ x 26″ – $6.99

26″ x 26″ – $9.99 

Hands down the BEST bang for the buck! 

These are the only pillow forms I use for myself and my clients.  


Solids – 50 – $1.99 

Pattern – 30 – $1.99

3 ply – 6.5″ x 6.5″ 

Their napkins are great quality, and they change up the colors and patterns often.

Watch for clearance sales – the blue floral and orange cheetah were both .49

 for a package of 30 today.  


.99 each

Adjustable clips

Since 1938 bedrooms are small we hang up all of our clothing instead of using

bulky dressers in our bedrooms, here they’re used to hang Detail Boy’s shorts. I

 originally tried a more expensive brand and these are much sturdier and better quality. 



Thin, crisp mild ginger cookies – delish!

I’ll choose these light, crisp ginger cookies over Swedish meatballs any day! 

Well, that was fun to share some of the not so common gems I’ve found, 

do you have any favorites we should know about?   

If you’re an Ikea fan you can find more of my favorites here,

and if not, you might become one when you see these awesome items:


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