Like many homeowners, I am constantly on the quest to beautify our home. For one, I love adding details such as pretty dinnerware and tea sets to personalise our place. Hence, I was totally thrilled to be invited to collaborate with IKEA – THE place where you can get beautiful and functional stuff for home at non-exorbitant prices! In case you didn’t already know, I love stuff from IKEA!
This month’s task is to prep our home for guests, which we were totally looking forward to since we were hosting a couple of gatherings. Alas, the Husb has to travel at last minute for work and would be away for about a fortnight! Huge bummer because we had the entire Christmas and New Year long weekends lined up with plans to spend time with each other and catch up with old friends. BUT we are not about to let that spoil our holiday season with the kids and decided to celebrate Christmas early with them!
The Husb and I don’t celebrate Christmas religiously but we want to share with our kids that Christmas is not only the time of giving but also a time to spend together with loved ones. Now that we have a place of our own, we make it a point to have our little-family dinner over there during festivities and Christmas is definitely one of those times. Since we had to reschedule our dinner gatherings with friends, we did a fancier-than-usual dinner with the kids.
Here’s our loot from IKEA – dining and glass wares to spruce up our Christmas dinner and a junior chair for the littlest to join us at the dinner table comfortably.
Top row (L-R): STOCKHOLM deep plate $39.90/2pcs, AGAM junior chair $79
Second row (L-R): VINTER 2015 baking mould $4.90, VINTER 2015 paper napkins $1.90
Thrid row (L-R): BLANDA serving bowl $2.90, HEDERLIG red wine glass $2.90, HEDERLIG Champagne glass $2.90
Presenting our dinner table!
We do not have suitable coasters so my quick-thinking Husb suggested using the VINTER paper napkins with pretty prints for the glasses instead. Not too bad, I suppose since it matched the baking moulds I got to hold the muffins!
“When I designed the STOCKHOLM series I wanted to create a feeling of everyday luxury. It’s beautiful dinnerware that you can use for every occasion – and even combine with the things you already have at home.”
From Anne Nilsson, the designer of the STOCKHOLM series.
Anne Nilsson is right – the deep plates from the STOCKHOLM series instantly glam-ed up our soup!
Now I want to go back to IKEA to get those big STOCKHOLM plates to match! (I thought the huge plates I have at home would be big enough but they were unfortunately, not.)
The BLANDA glass bowl is one item I’ve been meaning to get ‘cos I like how nice it looks when used to prepare ingredients for cooking and also for serving of food.
Instead of using the HEDERLIG champagne glasses for our champagne (didn’t think we could finish the bottle with just the two of us), we used the glasses for another bubbly – the Perrier which the kids could indulge in as well!
What’s a celebration without some alcohol right? I can’t take red wine as it’s a migraine trigger of mine, so we did white instead!
Fine dining (of some sorts) training starts from home!
Note: This post is part of a collaboration project with IKEA Singapore. We were sponsored with a gift card for items we will require for our tasks. Ideas and opinions are our own!