Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thursday 13

Thirteen on Thursday the Thirteenth

If you don't know I am home alone this week, you haven't been here often enough *insert the smiley with the sunglasses on*. More than two days and I am still loving it! I have been busy visiting, scanning old pictures, talking to friends, watching dvd's, being lazy because it has been too hot, cleaning out my closet, swimming, watering my plants, listening to pleasant melodies, (add eating and sleeping and we already have 13 things!). Here's what I got yesterday, during my last visit to IKEA, the successful Swedish furniture retailer. There are two stores in Barcelona, one of them is only 20 km/13 miles away, which is very dangerous...

Clockwise, starting at 12 with the black boxes...
1. storage boxes - "Kassett" , aiming to organize my old pics.
2. mini storage net "Minifangst" - still have to decide a purpose for this item...
3. blue candles: "Hushall". I wasn't looking for blue ones but the package of 20 was only .99 euros/1.26 USD
4. "Fixa" locks. See nr. 3... the price applies to each lock. For purpose: see nr. 2.
5. small lamp for my desk - "Vira"
6. batteries
7. ceramic plate ("Hallon") for the giant tea lights
8-13: 6 placemats "Duga", where 5-7 are placed !
*** PS: don't you love the names?

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  1. I think today was shopping day for us all. I was out and about and I got a ton of stuff. Too much, but what can you do? I only get to the "big city" every few weeks.

  2. Oh what i could do alone for a week..........
    Dream Vacation!

  3. Wow, enjoy the quiet and good luck on all your projects. I liked being lazy the best. Come see why I'm having the best week ever.

  4. Wouldn't it be nice if I could have also the time to be just alone. I mean just alone.
    Love the names but looking at them and not the contents, would you remember what's in it.
    Mine is up too.

  5. how glorious to have some time alone!
    there is an Ikea about 90 minutes north of me...friends around here have already ventured and have come back with many treasures like yours...perhpas I should venture north. Is there a weird initiation for Ikea virgins like me?
    My tt is up

  6. I could use a day or two of being home alone, maybe then I could get a few things done around here.

    My list is up. Have a wonderful Thursday. Be Well..

  7. Great list...I feel left our of blogger after seeing all of these thumbnails!


  8. Forget the names! I love the fact that you buy stuff not knowing what you will do with it! But I guess that's easy enough to do at IKEA...

    Happy TT!

  9. I got 3 minifangst nets as well. My kids sue them to put little things :) Happy TT

  10. you are right, those are fun names, and isn't it so fun to just go buy random stuff that you don't need (at least until you see it and then you need it despirately)

    i've posted too at

  11. i think the blue candle is very nice. :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by my 13. You are quite fluent in English, I didn't realize it isn't your native language. Very cool!

    I love all your new stuff from Ikea! good for you finding 13 things for your 13 on the 13th!

  13. Shopping!!! This is my favorite past time. Looks like you got a very good deal with those Ikea products.


  14. It is amazing what you can get done if you are left alone for a bit!

    My TT is up as well.

  15. Ikea is grand! Enjoy your time alone... i would love some alone time too...

  16. Ah, well, I wish there was an IKEA in my state and I wish I could have my house to myself EVER! Enjoy!

  17. I have to stay away from places like that - I want everything!

    Nice take, my friend. A good day to be sure.

    Happy TT! Mine's up!

  18. I live in New York City and we don't have IKEA. I went to my first last year and I was mazed by the size of the place. And they serve Sweish Meatballs too LOL it was fun.
    My own list is up.
    Take care,

  19. What a great deal on those candles!

    I completely understand how dangerous it is to go shopping at IKEA. I usually end up with way more than 13 items and half of which I don't need.

  20. I'm glad you're having such a nice week, and dangit I wish I lived closer - I'd love to shop Ikea with someone equally addicted!!


  21. Ooh, Ikea, how fun! Looks like you got some cool stuff, and organizing is always a very good thing in my book :)

    Have a great day, mine is up too...

  22. IKEA is fairly rockin'. ;)

    Hello from Michele's!

  23. 8-13 isn't that cheating?! I'm on my own next week and looking forward to all those things you're doing this week!

    Mine are leaving a lipstick stain on the coffee mug.

  24. I was with my Swedish friend today and co-incidentally we mentioned IKEA. The names of the products are often not real words in Swedish, but kind of whimsical words (like a small shelf might be called 'shelf-let', if you know what I mean.

    And I have a TT! Yes - I'm back blogging!


  25. Some time I'm really going to have to visit IKEA. I keep hearing about all this cool stuff people get there, but there's not one anywhere near where I live.

    Thanks for visiting my TT. Happy Thursday!

  26. Visiting IKEA is like going to Costco ~ you get all kinds of stuff you don't need but really like! I'm so with you!

    Happy TT

  27. I LOVE IKEA!!!! This is a great list. I would have loved to have been there myself. There is not one near me...the closest is Atlanta (from Florida)...but I hear they are building one here.

  28. I love shopping at IKEA! Enjoy your break, sounds like you're having a wonderful time!
    Have a great Thursday!

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