Monday, June 25, 2012

field trip



Over the weekend my sister Betsy and I met in Westport, CT for a GASPquest/GASPfest at the new location of Terrain, a home and garden extravaganza of a place that is big sister to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.



Just how big is this place? Well, for starters it has a cafe and restaurant. We were there for HOURS. Almost laughably, all I bought was a greeting card (true!) but I did bring back loads of inspiration pics as Terrain is blooming with inventive displays and ideas.

Ready, set, go ...



Twine in a can. Simple and clever utilitarian chic! Ah, the tinkering possibilities ...



Plants in pretty glasses



More proof that anything looks great in a jar (even with a dusty lid)



Wished Terrain's branded wood crates were for sale



Painted stripes make colorful picnic table runners



Pitched lattice for portable privacy (say that 3x fast!)



From nearby sibling, Anthropologie: Clever way to display a canvas



Suprise self-portrait!







Chair I talked myself out of buying ...





On my ride home I stopped at Ikea in New Haven ...



No Rory Gilmore sightings (tee hee) as I drove around Yale in search of Ikea but once there, I quickly filled my cart with rosy things from their NEW FLORAL LINES! Note the cute boxes of tissues!


Phew. Okay, now that all of that is out of my system it's back to writing for me for the next deadline!

Thank you for reading about my field trip. Any shopping field trips to share? Just post a link at my Tinkered Treasures page on Facebook!

xo
elyse

19 comments:

marie said...

Very fun post....love the twine in a can and the plants in a glass. Sure sounds like a fun place to visit.

Thaks for shaing it!

marie said...

So sorry about those spelling errors! :(

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

that looks like such a fun place full of display eye candy!! glad you took a fun field trip and hopefully feel rejuvenated to write! love thr IKEA florals...would you believe i live 15 min away from an IKEA!? don't you wish they would bring back the Rosali print from Cath Kidston, or do another collection from her?!

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow! I wish I had come along! I loved everything in your pictures and would have made a dent in my wallet! Beautiful place!

XO,
Jane

Jen Kershner said...

Oh, I wish we had one! On second thought, maybe it's better we don't. I enjoyed the visual tour though!

birdie blue said...

looks like you had a fabulous time, my friend. i've perused terrain's on-line site, but it's always fun to view pics of the real things.

yes, love ikea's summer line. thought of you when i saw that 'rosy' line.

xo
molly

Lucille said...

"Terrain" looks like a very interesting place in which to shop. You seemed to have enjoyed yourself! I guess we all need a shopping trip once in a while! It's good for the soul, don't you think?

Mary Ellen said...

So glad you were able to take alittle time for yourself Elyse! You sound like me when shopping. I hardly every come home with goodies, just lots of great ideas!

Gosh it is so hot here this week! I feel like I am melting-

bee blessed
mary

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Elyse,

What an awesome trip! Love that store. Did they have one in NYC before? I remember being in a store like it many years ago...
But haven't been able to find it anymore...


Gabriela

Lisa said...

I went out to Suzanna's but was so busy looking for great new chairs I didn't take pics. Too hot! But you had fun! I love the Ikea roses!
Glad you had fun!!
Hugs, Lisa

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I wish I could have joined you on that field trip! How wonderful!

Deborah said...

Wow such a wonderful field trip :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Claudia said...

I've been to that exact IKEA - when I was coaching in New Haven earlier this year.

xo
Claudia

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like a fun trip!

Melinda

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

oh my!!!!! i want to go sooo bad!!!!

Fran said...

I was enjoying your post and your photos and then......GASP........now *I* need to go to Ikea!! Thank you for sharing! :) Fran

koralee said...

Oh my this is my kinda store for sure and lots of great ideas...thank you my friend for sharing. xoxox

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Really lovely ideas love the bottles! Oh and Ikea is great I hope to take a trip there next week good luck with your deadline!!!

Denise

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