Twice a year i get really excited for a shopping trip, one is the fall back to school gooodies at Target, the other is the outdoor living events at ikea. I got a sneak peak at the Ikea summer catalog and this year does not disappoint. I am currently moving from one apartment with a backyard to another one so at least I know there will be some outdoorness going on this year. These picks are some of my favorites. The battery operated colorful lantern at a whopping $3.99 each! The lovely and affordable green outdoor love seat, a steal at only $139 ( thats less than $1 a day of outdoor seating enjoyment all season long, less if you share your seat with someone.) If you are a little bit fancier perhaps you will enjoy the modular outdoor seating its a little pricier but still a real bargain if you have ever looked at similar sets from crate and barrel ( trust me this is a really great deal). And last but not least these lovely fabrics from their regular 2009 collection, they really just pop out at me and would make that reupholstered thrift store find look fabulous.