Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects

I’m all off because of the holiday.

I’m walking around calling it Monday and thinking about how yesterday we didn’t even think about going to church.  I’m thinking about how weird the day feels and how it’s one day closer to my book deadline.

Oh, and I can barely get out of bed…is that a holiday induced coma I’m experiencing?  Nonetheless, I hope you all had an amazing Labor Day with your loved people and recharged for the week ahead.

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

Time away with this guy is filling to my soul.  The drive up was filled with dream-acheiving talk, 5 year brand goals, homeschooling plans, and a certain buzz we feel about the future.  Plus, we scored a decent picture of ourselves while we were out.  #bonus

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

We were headed to Ikea (the closest one is in Atlanta and about 3 hours away) and scored an overnight trip.  The time had come to gather the rest of the supplies for all of our book projects.  I had a list a mile long, and we got pretty much every single item on the list.  Speaking of…

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

We were about to pass out by the time we got out of there.  A three hour stay in Ikea is not ideal.  We were both sweaty, starving, and a shade cranky by the time we left.

With a HUGE buggy and furniture cart filled to the brim.  And somehow it all fit into the car.

We couldn’t resist a little inspiration, so we popped into Anthropologie after eating a late lunch.  We are very inspired not only by the look of Anthropologie, but the layouts, the thought out placement of product, the styled vignettes and moments as opposed to straight-up mercantile display…it’s just me and I love soaking up ideas and inspiration for our shop whenever I can visit.  I’ll let the gorgeous pictures speak for themselves…

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

I also spent a good 30 minutes pouring over beautiful books.  And then I’d feel guilty for not being at home writing my book, so I quit that.

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

As if we had any more room to spare, we made a flea market stop to pick up a few more goodies for The Chapel Market.  Alas, this old postal cabinet didn’t make its way home with me.  That $3200 price tag deterred me just a bit.

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects | Perfectly Imperfect

Oh, and Matt clearly doesn’t take the flea market as seriously as I do.

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8 Responses to Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects

  1. Mimi September 4, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    I love all those places to shop! I haven’t been to Ikea in a long time — 6 hours for me : (

  2. Mary Katherine September 5, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Love this post! Next time you’re in Atlanta, give me a shout!

    Mary Katherine

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home September 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Love seeing the pics from Anthropologie!
    I’m kinda obsessed with that store!!
    Thanks for sharing your day :0)
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

  4. Ashleigh Hall September 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    I love it that y’all got some time away and I LOVE Matt’s hat!! (He’s my boss too!) :)

  5. Tiffini September 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    love love both of you…and i – personally – canNOT wait to see what the next five years will bring….He enlarges .. xotiff

  6. Mary September 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Any time you can go shopping and get a receipt as long as you are tall and smile then it was a good shopping trip! Thanks for the pictures to.

  7. SHERRY HICKS September 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    I have an antique bootha and go to anthro often for inspiration I have to tell you that recently your paddy wax relish jar display makes me want to carry some in my space and by one of the wood risers you have for sale, so I am inspired by your store pics as well…..I am in Texas so would not be direct competitor….Hope that is a compliment to you
    Sherry

  8. Anna S. October 30, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    That book – New Fashioned Wedding – is written by my friend, Paige, and it’s awesome!! Well worth the money!

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