Howdie Friends!! Just checking in to let you know how that my sister has arrived safely and we are having a great time.
Oh and can I tell you that your response to my Guest Room Makeover has been absolutely wonderful!! Thank you to everyone who has left me such sweet comments saying that they want to be my next guest.
That little counter may say pm but that was 2.40 AM my dears. I drove off in the middle of the night. But at least the roads were empty…
I was right on time at Frankfurt airport to see that her plane had just landed.
And then I had to wait another full hour before she finally stepped through those doors and I could gave her that big hug I so desperately wanted to give her. Two and half years of not seeing each other is way to long!
Then after an airport coffee and sandwich we drove home and crashed in bed to sleep it off a bit.
As you can see that guest room isn’t for show only.
My sister loved it by the way, she was just sorry her suitcase clashed with the color scheme
And then the chit chat and talk-talk could start for real.
But first my sister had a special gift for me. So with much ceremony the suitcase was opened and I was handed a package.
Hmm she comes all the way from New Zealand to hand me a Tupperware box……
What’s in it?
Bamboo shoots? Leeks? Grass?
Let’s take a closer look….
Roots and cutoffs. Now I know what it is! My sister smuggled roots from my favorite plant into the country.
When I was visiting her in New Zealand in 2007, I couldn’t get over this beautiful plant growing so freely and wildly all over the countryside there.
Look at these amazing Agapanthus flowers:
She brought me two varieties of Agapanthus and they have been potted as we speak. I really hope I will get them to thrive here too.
Ok, Tuesday was spent recuperating from the trip, Oh and visiting a thrift store
Come Wednesday we got serious.
Our older sister joined us and we went to have breakfast at Ikea.
For one Euro you get a complete continental breakfast. And it is truly an amazing experience. On a very ordinary midweek Wednesday the place was packed! There were long lines for the breakfast buffet and you had to fight to find a table to sit and eat.
But with a good foundation in our stomachs we were ready for Ikea’s new winter collection.
Btw New Zealand doesn’t have an Ikea and it is one of the things my sister misses dearly down under in Kiwi land.
Ok, look at what I noticed. Remember my Billy Bookcase Built-in? Well of course you do, I bring it up every other post. Sorry people, I am just so pleased with it, anyway….
Here it is. Look at the details. The beadboard back, the molding, the trim underneath the shelves….
And now look what Ikea is selling for 229 euro!!
A Laktorp bookcase, with molding and beadboard back and trim around the edges and underneath the shelves.
I think Ikea has been reading my blog!!!
(or would that be the other way around…..).
Anyway. We had a great time shopping at Ikea and I came home with way too much stuff of course.
But at least those mugs I broke the other day have been replaced.
All in all we had a great day. And I am signing off now, because I have some more hanging with my sister to do….