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Oh Ma Gah!!!! Now all we need is Trader Jooooooooooes! Yip! Thanks for the heads up, you made my otherwise crappy day!
Congratulations! Have fun! I enjoy going to IKEA. My daughter got a chair last weekend and she put it together by herself!
Oh, KB....certainly you're beyond the need for particle board furniture and sofas made from sawdust. Don't go into the light!
Yes! Trader Joe's next, please!I love Ikea, and it's not about the furniture, dg. The textiles! The kitchen stuff! The holiday wrapping paper and lights!And the meatballs!
My kids love their frozen almond cake and daim cake. They are yummy! Their meatballs are great too! Their cafe here sells local food too.... I'm hungry now, talking about these food!
You lucky dog! I have to drive almost 3 hours to get to an IKEA. Color me green with envy!
Oh - but I do know just how excited you are! There's an Ikea coming to Charlotte (just 2 1/2 hours away) in Spring '09 and we're counting down the days. . .
People in Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Parker and all those other southern suburbs will find IKEA more convenient that those of us up north, but I'm sure the store will do handsomely -- particle board and sawdust or not. Besides, furniture buyers who are both on a budget and environmentally conscious might cheer the use of these materials. For my part, I don't have room in my Victorian home for another toothpick, so I don't have a horse in this race -- tho' I do wonder how Jake Jabs will respond.
I try to stay out of them because I completely lose my mind over exactly the textiles and the kitchen implements of destruction and the meatballs and ok, I like to look at the cool little rooms too. Bless those Swedes! But... it's been many years since I tortured myself over the construction of a bunkbed and I ain't never going back to that particular dark side!
Cute kitchenware and fabrics, and a great source of lingonberry jam, but I would approach the furniture with some caution. A grad school roommate bought a wardrobe there, and the particle board shattered while she was assembling it...
Days later and I'm still excited!!! Thanks for posting those details.
Blue, I'll have to try their cakes, too.Betts, I have to fly across the country! I'll bet there will be people who drive for hours to get to this one now, too.Wendi, I hope they hurry up! They won't start working on this one until yours is open (and a couple of others).Claire, it's still way closer than Utah! I agree on the furniture, being all Victorian here, too, but the textiles and kitchen goods are great. I'll bet Jake is quaking in his boots.Alecto, yes, I lose my mind a little in there, usually because I have such little time to take it all in. If I can go at my leisure, I think I can be more measured.Beatrice, I love those lingonberries. As noted, I'll avoid the particleboard.Rochelle, ain't it great?
Yay! But no opening date as yet. Dang. My husband ripped one of my paper lamps the other day. How they survived 3 years of my clumsy daughter I have no clue. So yeah this is good news.I am not so hot on the furniture but I lurve my round red rug. And the kitchen stuff! OMG! Yes! And just before we left Chicagoland, the Schaumburg IKEA had some really nice metal figurines which I couldn't get cos they were out of stock. I should switch my browser's start page to your blog! I missed out on this piecce of great news!!
Manisha, go right ahead! Get your daily dose of me. I know, it won't be open for a while yet, but just knowing it will be here sometime in the next few years is great. I do like some of their decorative things. And they're good for candles, too.