IKEA Spring/Summer Preview

I shared with Real Simple readers some of my favorite products from the new IKEA Spring/Summer collection that we can expect to see in stores as early as February. Can you believe it? Soon we'll be seeing Valentine's day and Easter goodies along with catalogs sporting Summer fashion. I'm already receiving Spring fashion catalogs in the mail. I'm not ready yet, but I'm thinking by mid February I'll be all over the idea of sunshine and walking the beach. For now, I'm cuddled beneath my knit blanket with candles aglow basking in winter's beauty. But I can already feel a gentle nudge towards Spring, can't you?

IKEA preview

IKEA preview

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I have my eye on that outdoor table and chair set, I love that the table has a hole in the top for draining water and that the feet are wide to provide more stability. I'm starting to look for a new place to live again (I stopped during the month of December) and one requirement is outdoor space, whether it be a patio or balcony, I'll take anything. My hope is to have a balcony that I can decorate with a bistro set like this one and add some plants and candles and if there's room, a little corner with a cozy chair for reading and getting some sun. I can't imagine moving again, but this time it's local so it won't be nearly as challenging as moving overseas. And when I move, I'll share the process with you on decor8 in addition to views of my home and some DIY stuff. That will be fun and will certainly make moving a lot more interesting to me to have someone to share it with. :)

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