We don’t have an IKEA store near us (the closest one is over two hours in any direction) so whenever I travel I seek one out. There are certain items that I always purchase for the shop for staging and displays and classes and then I always find some additional fun items. Many of these you can now purchase online direct from IKEA so I have provided links for you to check them out. Where possible I have also provided Amazon links for those of you that would prefer to shop there. I encourage you to check out an IKEA on your travels and find some hidden gems, in the meantime, here are my recent favorites!

By far my most favorite item are these sweet little artificial potted plants and faux boxwood balls. They come in several varieties and each one looks so good in a cute container mixed in your home decor. Whichever one you pick, baby tears, thyme, oregano, bamboo or rosemary, they are all super cute! (Amazon link)

Next up on the favorites list are these cotton dishtowels. I grabbed the red and white variety and the green and white bundle thinking they would be perfect for our winter salvage box which is all centered around a vintage mixing bowl. I washed mine and they soften up and look amazing! (Amazon link)

These flannel blankets were a nice surprise too! Always look for special ale items, they have them in each department. I also washed up these babies and they are going to be perfect for tablecloths and tablescapes in the warehouse.

This huge pile of doormats are all for our Fall Makers Day project. They take a stencil so well and look so cute when they’r finished. Either stenciled or naked they are a steal at around $5.00.

Some practical items on the list include packages of wood hangers for our vintage flannels and men’s dress shirts in our vintage fashion shop in the warehouse. I also use these and home and they hold up so well.

The plastic boot tray is a no brainer for a mudroom with six people and wet winter boots.

Last up is the wood round lazy susan. I’m thinking this will be used for a winter workshop….maybe add a stencil or a paint technique? Such a great project piece for a class! (Amazon link)

Let me know what treasures you all have found at IKEA and how you use them in your home, I would love to see! Do you like to see the details of our hauls??? If you do comment below so we know you want us to keep writing!