These Jonsberg vases by Dutch design legend Hella Jongerius for Ikea PS have been all over the design blogs for years, and though I’ve always loved them they never seemed to have them in stock when I’ve been to Ikea (and I really couldn’t be bothered to make a special trip).
This past weekend we somehow found ourselves in Ikea and there was the pink one in stock, so I snaffled it up, all $39.99 of it. They also had the black one, but somehow I didn’t like it as much in person as I thought I would. I still would love to get the white one and also the terracotta, though I’m not sure they’re producing that one any more.
But the pink one makes a cheerful addition to the fireplace.
We are still in our pumpkin phase as you can see, though the Minx and I are making extensive preparations for the grand Christmas decorating day next Saturday.
The other two bits of incredibly thrillng house news (honestly how can you guys cope with the excitement?) are that (i) we appear to have chosen a colour for the living room walls. No more egg yolk yellow! (We will be discussing this more extensively later). And (ii) this afternoon we have an appointment with the architects to talk about remodelling the basement and doing something about our two kitchen dilemma. Will let you know what they have to say.