I really like IKEA. I know some people think it is cheap crap (my husband being one of those) but I LOVE it. I have never actually purchased IKEA furniture, and Rhys did have a rather bad experience with some, but I love all the little products. The baskets, the bags, candles, plates, pictures, lampshades, toys etc... I could spend hours in IKEA- wasting both time and money.
Yesterday some friends and I took our babies and headed down to our local IKEA for a day out. They do really cheap and tasty hot meals in the cafe, and great coffee in the bistro. Plus there are toy centres and play lands scattered through out the store. It has all the makings for a perfect day out. And yesterday did not disappoint.
I could not have asked for more perfect timing. We got their, played a bit, had some lunch, e picked out some toys and then she went to sleep in her stroller. For 2.5 hours. And I had baby free shopping time! £70 later we had some coffee and headed home. It was an awesome day, causing my love of IKEA to only grow stronger.
I have taken a picture of two of my favourite purchases. Cloth veggies for ele to put in her kitchen...
And a lampshade for e's new room in America.
I know we don't even have a house yet, let alone a room, but the shade is awesome! I left the plastic on it because we are shipping our stuff and I wanted it to stay nice. It is white with hand embroidered flower designs. I love it!
I also came away with a few more toys (hey they were only £1!) and some baskets for our bathroom in America. Apparently I am planning ahead! ha, I just couldn't help myself. I love IKEA.
What about you guys? Like IKEA or think it is cheap crap? Let's here what you have to say.