April 6, 2011

Ikea...And The Seven Deadly Sins

Ever since I first laid eyes on this pretty pink polka
dotted candle from Ikea...I have been dancing
precariously close to committing the 7 deadly sins!
I know! It's just a candle...land sakes! Get a hold of yourself
woman! It's merely wax that will melt away in a jiff and
leave you heartbroken!

And yet...

Did I not LUST over it..YES...HELLO! It's perfectly pink in every way!

Did I not ENVY my sister for her possession of their polka dottiness! Uh, yes.
Just because she older than me doesn't mean she gets all the good candles!
She's NOT the boss of me!

WRATH!!!! My niece went to the Costa Mesa store and they were SOLD
OUT! She was also told that there were none to be found in the OC!
How do you like them apples! Apparently all those selfish OC Housewives
bought them up!

LAZINESS...my niece {you're a peach Fen!} then went to the Covina store...
with back spasms...to buy them...all I had to do was sit on my bahookie...
then pick them up from Bee's house and skip giddily home...ok, I drove...
I'm too lazy to skip, remember!

GREED! Want! Want! Want! NOW! {channeling a little Veruca Salt here!}
Mine! All mine!

PRIDE! I have the prettiest candles EV-UH!

GLUTTONY! I have every darn pink polka dotted candle in the
Western Hemisphere! Muuuuhhooooowaaaaaaaaahhhh!
Ok...not all...just most! ;}

See! I told you...it's not a pretty side of me...and I blame it all
on a bit of pink wax...and Ikea!

{never fear...one or two just might make their way into a future
give away...after a lot of fervent prayer and repentance! ;}

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  1. Oh no!The covina store is the one I shop at.Then again I would only go crazy for them if they were lavender and white Polka dot.Good find.

  2. Uh oh! Now I have to go to IKEA and see if they have any! Dangit!


    They really are the perfect shade of pink.


  3. {{{Giggle}}} you are just too cute, not to mention how adorable those candles are!

  4. Gotta LOVE Ikea... they have the best stuff and at great prices.it takes an hour and a half to get to the one near me I think I may have to head that way this weekend


  5. We don't have an Ikea here.......darn it!

  6. You are so funny! Boy those are adorable candles!!!

  7. This is hilarious, because I can totally relate!! The craziest things get under my skin, the worst is leaving with a bunch, then deciding it's not enough and going back:-)))
    Love the pink candles, I am heading to Ikea soon, I'll have to look... If you haven't scooped them all up:-)

  8. OK, here I am trying to be good and now I HAVE to go to Ikea. I even have pink polka dot plates!

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Oh drat - now I need to schedule a trip to Ikea this weekend.Which means a stop in the restaurant.Which means Swedish meatballs and a package of cinnamon buns to take home.Which means...Oh drat!

  10. Well, who could resist pink polka dotted candles? Not me - I'm going to IKEA in two weeks and I'll be sure to look for them. What a wonderful addition.
    Sharon :-)

  11. Oh you do the very same thing I do when I see something I REALLY like. Horde! Love your candles to pieces!


  12. Ha ha ha ha ha ha brilliant ;-)) You have to love polka dots im wearing a little black and white polka tea dress today ;-)) But PINK you dont get much better than that ;-)) enjoy your lovely candles..dee ;-) x

  13. *G* thanks for the smile!
    Those candles are sweet though, and I'm not a particularly pink person.

  14. I am laughing very hard because after I read your post about them before - I googled Ikea and tried to find them!! no luck. I did get over it and I am so glad you have lots of them. LOL


  15. Thanks for the chuckle. I'm certain the ONLY way to be granted forgiveness is to share. ;o}

  16. Man! A whole tub full! Hurray for the niece! ♥

  17. Oh my, you really did make me laugh out loud this morning! Very pretty candles, glad you managed to get a few!

  18. I hope you will still be my friend after you hear what I am about to tell you.
    I...have, um...never...beentoIkea. There! I said it! I have never been to Ikea! And I am not ashamed to tell the world! It's right down the street from me too! How do you like THAT?
    Okay, the cockiness has faded. Dunno why. Just never been, is all.
    I do, however, LOVE the cat herding video! I must have seen it 10,000 times!


  19. I have me some jealousy now too! Wondering if my Ikea has them!


  20. Cute post, M! Hey, I think you put a little TOO much thought into this one!! :0)

    I made pink pearl studded candles for our daughter's wedding, but these are just adorable in all their dotty glory!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  21. They are gorgeous!! I have to go to ikea.


  22. I guess a road trip is in order...Ikea here I come:o)
    Great post!!

  23. I wouldnt be able to resist these at all.

  24. Oh I will have to kick you in the knee (virtually, of course) if you bought all the pink dotty candles in the SLC area store. It's a four and a half hour drive from here (the closest Ikea to me) and this is too pretty to pass up. I'm packing the truck as soon as I hit the publish button!!!!
    BTW, your little rosebud tablecloth almost stopped my heart!!! Gorgeous!
    sending hugs...

  25. Love it! Love it! Love it! I'm a new followerer and you are a WHOOT! I am cracking up reading this!

  26. HA HA HA
    I can't wait until my IKEA opens!!!!!

  27. they are SUPER cute - who could blame you for grabbing them up?

  28. OMG soooo love the polka dot pink candles.....our ikea in Aussie never has anything pink let alone polkadot pink...pink with envy over here lol

  29. Love your work! You can never have too many polka dotted candles! xx

  30. I LOVE IKEA, although I haven't been since I moved so far away from our closest store. Those candles have inspired me to plan a trip there soon!

  31. Hi...
    All my pink loving friends....pray today brings you peace and joy...and that you will know God is....

    being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
    God Bless You Kandy

  32. I'm envious! I wish I could grab some of those super cute pink polkadot candles!! love them!!! Happy Pink Saturday!


  33. Why is there no IKEA by me??? Why?? Why? WHY?????? I will have to live vicariously through you! I am in serious love with these candles. You are a cutie, I am following.

  34. Dang, dang, dang!!!! I just made the 2 1/2 hour trip to IKEA on Thursday and I didn't see even one pink poka dot candle. Did you drive all the way to Michigan to take all of them from our store too???? I say this only because it would be something that I would consider doing when I get a needle in my butt over something like this. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

  35. How fun, I love polka dots, but the closest Ikea is in Salt Lake, a meer 8 hours away. :(
    Happy PS and enjoy those candles.

  36. Fabulous! So love polka dots. Now I am wondering if I can paint little biddy polka dots on my pretty ribbon adorned battery candles ... hmmmmmm.

    Happy PS April ~
    TTFN ~

    FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/

  37. Dots just make all the difference to me too. It says fun and sophistication all the same time.
    Have a great weekend.


  38. Oh, I love them too! Very pretty and girly!! I love pink and I love polka dots, so what's not to love? Unfortunately, we don't have an Ikea here so I'm out of luck. So glad you got yours and I know you'll enjoy them too! Happy Pinks!

  39. wow. that is utterly adorable and ... get ready for this ... i don't even like candles. yep, it's true. grossed out by their waxiness.

    enjoy your cutie patoot candles for me!

    happy weekend


  40. You made me smile! I'm so glad you're dealing with your "sins". I guess you wouldn't be willing to give a few of those candles up in the interest of repentance, huh? Oh well, we're a work in progress. Terri

  41. He, he, you sound like me. Nothing like being told they are sold out of something to make me want all I can get my hands on! Have a nice Sunday! Twyla

  42. I'm with you, those are probably the prettiest candles I have ever seen!
    Hugs, Cindy

  43. Well- I am still laughing out loud- but only because I am so guilty of the same behavior. If I love it- I buy them all- now why do we do that!! Lol!! The candles are fabulous- no wonder you listed for them!
    (I definitely think you should find it in your heRt to part with at least 1 for a give away later!)
    Ps- beautiful photos!

  44. LOVE this post! The pink candle is just wonderful and I, too, want one. My only hope is that there is one in Tempe, AZ, the only IKEA in Arizona! Did they have other pastel colors or only pink? It is lovely.

  45. And all this time I thought OC meant obsessive compulsive. Like with glitter.

  46. Love these pics, IKEA + your blog. Head over heels in love for your header. I'm a new follower, hope you're gonna follow back. All the best, talk soon

  47. JUST when I think I don't need to make a trip to Ikea... So darned cute, I'm glad you got off of your, what?, bootiekins, yeah I made that up, to get these!

  48. I'm coveting my blog neighbor's candle. Does that count as a deadly sin? I'm glad you live on the west coast...I'm going to try to find them here on my end. Ha!

  49. Wow! That's some serious stuff! Well, recognizing you have a problem is the first step toward healing...congratulations! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  50. love the candles...I am a big fan of the polka dots myself and the pink too! Thanks!

  51. Lucky duck..... ever since you showed those wonderful pink polka dot candles I have been looking for pink candles to put polka dots on {we don't have an Ikea here}

    Nope NO Ikea so I have to improvise!
    I looked on their website but nooooooooooooooooooooo pink polka dot dreamy candles :-( Come on Ikea stop teasing me.


  52. Where did you get that wonderful tablecloth. It has the perfect pink roses on it. Dawn


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