Wednesday, February 12, 2014

An Ikea Journey

Swedish, equipped with an ethnic grocery section stocked with munchies from its homeland, and the place of organizational, OCD dreams. I love Ikea.
Okay, okay--I've only been once. But I already know the brand inside and out thanks to Estée and Aslan's vlogs; they take obsession to a whole new level.

So, I may have just stepped into the blue and yellow clad store, complete with its own line of flags (are you sure this isn't a country?) and a marketplace section that even had both my mom and I throwing all caution to the wind (i.e. ignoring the prices). But, let me tell you, souls with an induced anxiety when it comes to the dollars inside your wallet, Ikea is the home place for you.

So, my journey--and this one, too--begins in the showroom. There were bedroom spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, and offices; then, there were the 'my 300 square foot' home spaces that were replica versions of real people's homes--when can I move out, again?

On the floor underneath was the marketplace; oh, excuse me: The Marketplace. Tons upon tons of dishes, kitchen supplies, pillows, curtains, enough lights to cue a 'am I on the sun' inquisition. My favorite segment? The succulents.

I tested my green thumb in the form of transporting, then caring for an aloe plant two other lotus-like, green blooms. Let's just say that they ended up in the trash (and my green thumb turned more into a sore thumb), but I don't give up. I parted with a jade plant--a long branched and extremely thick, green leaf-clad pot. Jade, please live.

Yet, a close tie to succulents in the department arena is desk supplies. Technically, the Skurar Candle Holder is, as the name suggests, a home for a candle, but, I use it for storing my moisturizer, face masks, oils, etc. Now I'm really stretching the use.

So, you could say that I've fallen head over heels for Ikea; it's European--what did you expect?


  1. I've never been to Ikea but Estee/Aslan's vlogs totally make me want to take a trip. And don't worry too much about the jade plant, I have one and its basically impossible to kill, only water it when the soil looks dry and keep it out of super direct sunlight or it will burn and you are good to go


  2. I love Ikea so much too, it is definitely one of the best shops around! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  3. I love Ikea, definitely a guilty pleasure of mine!

    Abbie x

  4. Ahh yes Ikea, the land of my people. I'm half Swedish, haha! The swedish pancakes they sell in the food market aint got nothing on my Grandma's though! :)

  5. I LOVE IKEA!! Who doesn't to be honest... Their meatballs are amazing and I could never leave that place without buying something :P



    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

  6. Great shop, fab post and a lovely blog. Have followed on BL and would love it if you popped over to see me at http://www.lippylikes.com

  7. I saw the advertisements for that delicacy all over the place. xo

  8. Haha; care to invite me over when your grandma serves up another batch? xo

  9. It's so entertaining, especially on a rainy day. xo

  10. Phew--thank goodness; I don't think my conscience could deal with another death. (: xo

  11. Ikea is like the mother ship, I get as excited about going to there as I do about Christmas haha :)

    xxx Claire


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