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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Me & Ikea




I'm fresh off of my first fun foray into IKEA! Turns out there is one in Draper, Utah on our way to Park City. Here's what a one hour spin in the ginormous world of Ikea turned up.




Nice room-sized displays of how everything works together.



A place to eat where trendy young folks needing STUFF hang out on a Sunday morning.





I love all the ways with storage this place has. Except for wall art (minimal) I didn't find one other thing that was simply for decoration.



Tons of fun lighting.



Well priced furniture. (Well, it's all well priced.)




Plenty of cush to soften the modern style.





I did love the  wall sized "destination"  framed photos.



Looky here LouLou!





Huge.


Ten thousand of everything.




Every modular thing you have ever seen in your life.




Yum!!





Fluffy dusters anyone?




Yum part dieux.











Drawer liners.













 Seventy-nine cents each.








Step stools.




Furniture knobs. 


Every good Scandinavian interior has a few of these.
















I bought four of the white linen tie top pillow covers. Yay!



I'm so glad to be in on the secret!
Hope your having a fun day too!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

22 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I've only been to Ikea once, loved it! Wish there was one closer to home-enjoy:@)

Salmagundi said...

I posted today, too, about my first visit to Ikea. I'm afraid I wasn't so positive, but enjoyed your take on it. Sally

stefanie said...

oh, soooo lucky, I have never been!!! wanting to go badly!

AntiqueChase said...

You make me want to go AGAIN... Is it just me or do you see great IKEA photos and then when you get there it's so overwhelming you forget to check out everything you wanted to check out??

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is a big overwhelming isn't it.!!! I have to drive about an hours and a half to get to one, so my one and only trip did it for me. Great pics. Hugs, Marty

Geneva said...

I absolutely love Ikea! There is something for everyone and the price is usually spot on! I'm lucky enough to have one only 30 minutes from my house and frequent it often with my daughter. I really enjoyed your post and all the great pictures you took!

Ms. Redo said...

That was such an accurate pictorial representation of Ikea - haha! They do have it all, don't they, if you like it modern. Thanks for sharing the bounty :)

Kay said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Catching up a bit--so you're in Utah? That IKEA is very close to Kelly's, and I've been there once with her. But we have one an hour's drive away by the airport. Since I needed to pick someone up at the airport last wednesday, I dropped into IKEA for the first time in a long, long time. I made a quick trip through. Good thing they put those arrows all over! A person could easily get lost in the maze! ha! Your photos are great. Didn't see those linen pillow covers--they're beautiful. Your photos of Park City are just gorgeous. Ben's photo was beautiful, too!
Oh--and just a few weeks ago, a new stationary shop opened in our outdoor mall---and it had the birds and blooms calendar! Yea!!Thanks for posting about that to us.
Have a great week in that beautiful countryside! Kay

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I really ENJOYED this post because I've always LOVED IKEA!!! Ever since my poor college days...to my apt. living days...to my townhome days...and now that we have our first house - I own many IKEA items...I'm addicted to it, really! lol Lots of vintage industrial stuff that I LOVE! :) Glad you enjoyed your little visit!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Pamela Gordon said...

I love Ikea but the nearest one is in Montreal - a day and a half away! Not a place I'd drive to just to shop. You took some great photos. I'm wondering if you were daring enough to use your camera or phone? Have a great week! Pamela

Dianne said...

I love IKEA and find something interesting each time I go. I have to drive 5 hours so it's not often, but I am going in early Dec and your post just wet my appetite! Your photos are wonderful. Dianne

Blessings from Cindy said...

You did a great job of capturing IKEA. I've been there once in the Portland, Oregon area & it was huge. The lighted sheers really catch my eye! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

LOVE this post!!!! When I was ar IKEA I was too nervous to take photos and only got a few. I did buy one of the throws that you have pictured and I love it!! Thanks!

XO,
Jane

Gwendolyn said...

So many wonderful things! Love all the whites.
Blessings~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's fun but exhausting...and any store that has to post its shortcuts on the wall has got to be HUGE! lol Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Elna said...

Nice you have been at Ikea. I'm there often and the linen pillows you bought are really nice.

Elna

Ellie said...

A thumbnail of this post caught my eye, and I was excited it featured IKEA. A trip to Orlando is in my plans for this week. Hope to find the lights in your first picture. IKEA can be overwhelming, but well worth it. I find so many inexpensive and useful things there. Plan plenty of time, and "nose" in every crook and cranny. The second time there is easier and less threatening. Thanks for sharing.

A Cottage Muse said...

Isn't it fun!
I need to plan a trip soon!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I have never been to an IKEA but this post makes me wanna go!

Snap said...

Loved your trip to Ikea! I stay away from there ... not enough in the car to bring home everything I want! :D :D :D I gave you some blog love on my blog this morning and used one of your photos. I hope that is okay. I did link to your blog and the photo should have a caption, but I guess Blogger is burping today and it didn't show up!

In My Wild Eden said...

What a fun tour! I have never been there but if I get the chance I certainly will! Love your new pillows! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Destiny said...

I have become a bit addicted to IKEA lately. They just opened one in Denver not long ago (and I'm only 30 minutes away!). My 4-year-old daughter likes to go and play in Smaland while I shop! I've bought the enamel-style kitchen lighting for over my island, the white slipcovered sofa, some curtains, and tons of small decorative items! In fact, we're heading back there today to exchange some curtains haha! AND the best part is that they give me FREE COFFEE for being an IKEA family member - talk about winning their way into my heart! : ) Have a great week! ~Destiny

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