Saturday, February 27, 2010

IKEA


I have fallen in love with a retail store...is this possible? Yes...it is in my book...there is only one problem here...the nearest store is located 5 hours away...bad for me but gooood for Mr.CC and our checking account! Back in November we went over to Atlanta for some shopping and IKEA was our first stop...I think we spent four hours in this awesome store (warehouse)...we even had lunch there. After drooling over all the gorgeous rooms upstairs, we made it downstairs and started filling up our buggie...I'm a PRO at this task! During November we were in the middle of our kitchen re-model and we were hoping to find some light fixtures here and we did...one fixture for the middle of the room...one for over the sink and some under cabinet lights...we got some outstanding prices and are very pleased with how they look in our new kitchen. During this trip I also bought pillows...steak knives...kitchen gadgets...candles and party napkins. Since I had soooo much good luck with my first visit to IKEA, I knew I had to return soon and I did! While in Tampa for the Outback Bowl in December we made a stop at that location...lucky me...the Christmas items were all on SALE...I think I did a happy dance right there in the store...Mr.CC had to calm me down. This time I bought lots of Christmas goodies (sorry...I forgot to take pics before I put them away in the attic...come back in November for viewing)...I also bought my mom some under cabinets lights for her birthday...more candles...more knives and some frames for the hallway. If you have never been to a IKEA store...treat yourself...they have great stuff at LOW prices...just my kind of place!

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28 comments:

Anny said...

I love ikea soooo much - perhaps even too much?

Michelle said...

I have not have the pleasure of going to IKEA yet, but have it on my list of things to do. The closes one is about a 4 hour drive from me.:(

Kristy said...

Even their catalog is addicting! I am a big big fan of their slip cover couches- perfect for families! We can throw the cover right in our washer!

alice said...

Linda! Great pic's. I love those lights Big wow. Our Ikea is 2 hours ( on a good day). I really love that store IF it was closer. Thanks so much for sparking me into going!!!
smiles, alice
ps I added your give away button to my blog.

Low Tide High Style said...

I love Ikea too, but our closest location is 2 hours away, and that's if there's no traffic! I shouldn't complain though if yours is 5 hours from where you live!

Kat :)

Destination Seaborn said...

I'm a big fan of Ikea too! It's probably a good thing our nearest one is two hours away.
I need to go soon and get a matching nightstand {before they discontinue it}. Thanks for the great pics!
Lisa

Jane said...

I think I'm lucky that there is not an IKEA close to where I live or I would be in trouble. My sisters live in the Dallas area and they have an IKEA within 5 minutes of both of their houses and they NEVER go! The only time they go is when I visit and make them take me.
I'll be posting to Nifty Thrifty on Tuesday.
Jane

Linda said...

There is an Ikea near me and I agree they are wonderful. hugs, Linda

TOTEally Posh! said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment!

Atlanta's the closest IKEA to me, too, although there is talk of one coming to Nashville. We'll see.....

The Lone Star Queen said...

Love the lighting! We have an Ikea about 45 minutes from my house. I purchased the chair, storage boxes, shelves and hanging lamp for my office the last time I went. I printed out my shopping list online with the bin location numbers. That way my hubby didn't have to shop as long. I can't believe I got him to go with me. Have a nice day.

LaKeitha@home23duncanboys said...

I love IKEA too! In my case it's 25 minutes away from me! I don't get to go often because I don't really like going Atlanta alone (I get lost)!

Have a great Sunday!

Darlene said...

I've been to an IKEA once when I was pretty young (and don't really even remember it), in Houston. I have no idea where the closest one is to me now. Think I will have to google it and see. It sounds like an AWESOME store!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Linda, you are so lucky to go there! I think the closest store to me would be Houston and everyone says it's awesome!!! I'm almost scared to go...I know I'll be hooked~

stefanie said...

I have never been, but I have read peoples blogs about it...you can eat lunch, breakfast there, and the clearance items I have seen people get....eeeekkk, I need to go some day.

Brenda said...

I'm anxious to see what shows up for your Nifty Thrifty Tues..adding your 'button' to my post..hope to see you then...

I've not spent alot of time in IKEA..looks great though...

Frugal Home Design said...

I have never been lucky enough to actually visit an Ikea! I think I would love it. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'Day~I am holding an Ikea Giveaway as we speak, just follow my blog and leave a comment though I am having an issue with the comments and hope I fixed it.

I thought 50 min was far but 5 hours you poor thing.Just let me know if you ever want anything small I would be happy to pick it up for you.I know not as fun as going yourself!~Kim

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Oh how I LOVE Ikea!!! I have to watch myself in there!

marmielu said...

It's so fun to wander around an Ikea. I always have to drive to get to one, too, but not 5 hours. I suppose that is a good/bad thing. I love their prices, too.
Mary Lou

sissie said...

I have never been to an IKEA, darn it! I'm not sure if there are any within distance around here. Looks like you did alright finding things you love.

hugs
Sissie

Malisa said...

I love IKEA too! We try to make three or four trips per year. I am lucky to have one about an hour and a half from my house. Aren't the prices amazing?

Malisa

Sandra said...

I feel your driving pain...a trip to Ikea for me is 100 miles round trip...have to make it a day trip! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. See ya soon.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is how I feel about Crate and Barrel...I go in and I just want everything! Of course I don't get in one very often, so I have to stock up when I do!

KMfamily ;-) said...

HI Linda
Thanks for stoppin by my blog. Yours is super cute!!
Yes I too love IKEA. How could you not?
Its an overdose of home decore awesomeness!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda ,
I find it very odd to hear there are some people who have NEVER been to Ikea ! Course your distances are so much greater over the pond and maybe there are not so many stores - poor you lot ! Here is France I can get to an Ikea within and hour and a half - not that I go toooooo often. I vowed that this little cottage I am renovating would be Ikea free but of course things creep in - because Ikea is nice really and soooo cheap . I got my kitchen sink there - a lot of light fittings , rugs , bedding ( do I really NEED more bedding ? No - but I got it anyway ) Not that I save any money mind - because those little baskets , candles and frippery at the end are so tempting. One needs self control to shop in Ikea !
Sue x

Aunt Nutty said...

I just went to IKEA for the first time on Sunday. I loved it. It was so much fun. The one nearest to me is about 3 hours away. But it's in the same town my sister lives in so I can visit her and go to IKEA too!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I just love Ikea too. That is after I figured out how to shop there.

Just had to say thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweat words. I am a new blogger and just lost two followers yesterday and was a bit down. But your coment made me simle!

Have a great weekend.

Teri said...

I've never been to an Ikea. I can see I've been missing out.

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