I'm something of an IKEA junkie. Even as a kid, I loved it when my mom would take us shopping there. I'd imagine myself living in all of the tiny fake apartments they set up to show you how space efficient their furniture is. I'd make wish lists in my head of all the snazzy and stylish things I would buy when I was a grown-up with my own house and a job. I'd "test" all of the couches and beds...thoroughly. And the meatballs! Call me lowbrow, but I could eat those Swedish meatballs with gravy, lingonberry sauce, and chips until the cows came home.
|Awesome Bathroom Storage, My Son the Junior IT Guy,|
A Boy and His Rat, Couch Coveting FTW
On Saturday we took a trip to the IKEA in Croydon with Victoria as something of a last hurrah before she went back to Vienna. We had a scrummy lunch of meatballs and chips - followed up with their Krokant cake and apple cake - then hit the showroom floor. The Husband and I didn't really have anything in mind to buy other than possibly a small storage box for under the bed, and a cute stuffed animal for E. Despite seeing him hugging that stuffed rat in the collage above, he was most sold on the rocking moose we found. Since that wasn't an option, we tested all the stuffed animals and came away with a 4-foot-long stuffed snake that he now drags around our flat.
In one of the loft-style flats they had set up, I found this gorgeous mirror (covet) and the incredibly fun vintage Singer sewing machine. Of course, the real fun got started down in the marketplace. We found 4 stemmed glasses to replace some of ours that have been breaking. (Seriously, I know they're about 25p each, but they break when I wash them!) I also found giant 2" Julebukks in a clearance bin! At £2.25 a pop, these babies were a steal. And being the Christmas junkie that I am, I couldn't pass them up.
|come with me, my pretties...|
|to die for! (via, IKEA)|
|coveting so hard... (via, IKEA)|
|definitely not so loud any more|
|Shut Up and Take My Money |