Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Three against one

My mother-in-law's sister is visiting from back east. We decided to head up to IKEA for a day of walking, browsing and drooling over fine Swedish design. Somehow Joe managed to schedule a meeting with a Gold's Gym personal trainer** right in the middle of our shopping trip, so we also got to take both kids with us - NOT my original plan.

By the time we had wandered through all the showrooms, Minnie had worked herself into a home-design frenzy. She had to touch each bedspread, check out each wall color and decide if every carpet would look good in her room. So when Aunt Karen offered to get her a canopy for her bed, she was in heaven.

I wanted to pick a canopy color that would look good with her room decor and, since she sleeps under some random baby blanket each night, I offered to get her a cute bedspread to match her canopy. I was thinking more along the lines of this...
With the soft blue and the cute flower design and the butterflies... I could think of a lot of cute wall colors to go along with this. So, of course, she runs straight for this.
It's a battle I had no hope of winning. She could not be deterred, dissuaded or derailed. Joe's mom and aunt were in love with the colors and of course had to help her pick out 28 accessories to match. So on top of the bright pink and orange bedspread, we also got pink AND orange curtain panels and a pink canopy for the bed. It's like a sherbet explosion. It's a good thing the walls in the room are still white because your eyeballs would pop out of your head otherwise. I have to get the rest of the blinds installed today and then I will take pictures to post.

**As a sidenote, all the personal trainers have names like "Brick" and "Snake" and I really hoped that Joe would come home with his own American Gladiator-style gym name. He was shooting for "Crash Fistfight" but I think it's too long for everyday use. My friend Cicada suggested "Offroad" which I thought was good. Any other nominees?

5 comments:

Hannah said...

It is cute! I do like the light blue one, though...

The P & A Food Chronicles said...

blue is better!! lol

The Mathews Four said...

Don't hate me but I love love LOVE the one that she picked out! In fact I debated for a long time whether to get that for the girls room or not. I can't wait to see more pictures!
-Jessica

AMS said...

Those little animals are adorable and the bright colors fit her bright personality!!! I can see what you're saying, and personally, I would go for the more subdued, too, but if she wants bright orange and pink, what would it hurt?

Sudar Clan said...

We also went to IKEA today, how wierd! We bought a swing that we can hang in the garage! I think that bedspread is awesome.