Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Ikea Orchid

The other day I was at Ikea and as I strolled through the plant section I spotted their collection of orchids. Boy, were they beautiful! And only $12. So I picked one up (in pink!) and I also picked up a matte gray ceramic holder.

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I put some water in the vase per their directions, plopped it down on my kitchen table, and I can't tell you how much happiness it's brought me! I'm surprised that it's done so well, and dare I say has flourished! (I also love that the simple pot matches my wall color)

It's true when they say "it's the little things..."

If you want an orchid in your life, I highly recommend IKEA!

Also speaking of IKEA, I don't think I mentioned it yet but the sofa has been purchased and is in my office! It's not the most comfortable sofa in the world, but that is actually a blessing (it helps me stay at my desk during the day.) And I had to laugh when Matt said he thought it was SO comfortable.. he likes a firm sofa..?

I couldn't help but snap this picture yesterday...
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I love having my animal "assistants" help me during the day.

Also! A friend of mine is selling me her Canon Rebel since she has recently upgraded. Yay!! Once I get it from her the first thing I will capture is my updated office. It's coming with the regular lens, I'm going to wait to get a wide angle later. Thank you all so much for your help with the camera questions! It was invaluable.

20 comments:

  1. Julia-PawleysislandposhApril 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    such a pretty orchid!  And i am loving those colorful pillows!

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  2. Beautiful orchid! The colorful pillows with the couch look great! 

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  3. Beautiful orchid! And I am loving the couch and colorful pillows!

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  4. Dominique DeLaneyApril 12, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    I have an Ikea orchid as well...they are so cheap yet so beautiful and brighten up a space!! 

    Dominique @ http://comfycozycouture.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous orchid! Love the sofa, too and the bright pillows! Perfect for inspiration in the office!

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  6. This seems silly but I would love to learn how you keep your orchid alive! I have been through two now with no success. They are so finicky! Yours is gorgeous.

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  7. How do you deal with Henry's cat hair on your furniture? Also wondering if he claws at it? I have two cats that are very much like him, but black and white. Their hair sticks to everything except leather, but their nails make puncture marks when they jump on the furniture or chase each other across it. They don't actively claw it, but it's suffering nonetheless. I had a micro suede couch (I think that's what you call it) that was great because their nails had no effect on it, but terrible because their hair clung to it like glue. I feel like I can't win. =(

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  8. Pretty orchid! Can't wait to see the updated office. I recently got a Rebel and I love it. The 18mm setting on the lens that came with my camera (18-55mm) is fairly decent at getting wide angle shots. A lot better than my old point and shoot, anyway.

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  9. Doesn't Ikea just rock.  Everything from couches to beautiful orchids.  Love the pillows!

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  10. Bryn, I love the look of the sofa, colorful pillows and Matt! We all need our animal assistants in our lives. I have pondered those orchids many times, but didn't know how reliable they were-good to know!
    Have a great day.
    Nancy @ Powell Brower Home

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  11. Beautiful orchid!  That's so funny - I almost bought one a couple of weeks ago and they are the only flowers I ever buy!  They DO bring happiness!

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  12. Anna (A Newfound Treasure)April 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    That orchid is gorgeous! Wish I could keep one alive, at least for a little bit. I kill all plants, so I buy the fake potted ones at Ikea :) 

    PS Those pillows are so pretty… happy and colorful!!

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  13. Love the orchid. I've been dying to get one, I think Ikea is calling me name now!

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  14. Love the pillows!

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  15. The pillows are pefect on the sofa- I cant wait to see pics of the whole space with your new camera!

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  16. your pillows are fantastic and I love the orchid. One of my favorite things to buy for my home is an orchid. 

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  17. I love how your pillows turned out, Bryn!  They are perfect! 

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  18. I am so glad you kept that cat!

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  19. Ikea orchids are my fav...along with those gorgeous pillows!

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