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Friday, October 27, 2017

My First Trip to Ikea

Okay, alright...... I have never been to Ikea before now. I have seen the catalogs and have took a peek on the website and I must admit that I am NOT an Ikea fan. Some people do love it and unfortunately I am not one of those people.

But my co-workers and friends just kept saying, "Well since you have never been to the store you can't say that you don't like it." Our first Ikea store just opened in Fishers, Indiana. So I decided to go and see what all the fuss is about. I went and sorry I still don't like it but I did see a few things that caught my eye but I am really a traditional, antique furniture kinda of gal.

First walking in....

Not my kind of light fixture but neat to look at....

I didn't like any of the couches.

Great kitchen! Love the back-splash!

Black farmhouse sink.... very chic!

Love the dishes hanging on the shelf.

Love the color!

This is a dream island!

White farmhouse sink

Beautiful bedding

Great affordable china!

Love this screen, so elegant!

They did have great looking clothes on display.

Affordable kitchen essentials

Great affordable china and stainless steel cutlery sets for $20!
Great Christmas gift ideas!

Pink dishes!

Faux flowers, very pretty

Like I said, great accessories on display. Great Mossimo tote from Target!

Here it is in gray.

Love the gray plates!

I did pick up a few things. 

I didn't know that there was a restaurant in the middle of the store and bakery! It was okay maybe it was because I went during the first two weeks of the grand opening. Maybe it will be better to visit in a year. I am willing to go and look a second time but not for awhile. I am sorry but I would rather go to an antique store or an auction and find good quality furniture that will last me for decades. I hope that you enjoyed this post and maybe you have found something in Ikea to go and take a peek at. 


(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. Just had to comment, Mrs. Shockley, as I find myself in total agreement with your assessment of Ikea! I love traditional decor but can admire modern/sleek items without wanting them for myself. Give me a Chippendale sideboard and I'll be perfectly content, but a 'spaceship' light fixture leaves me cold!!!

    1. Indeed Mary! It's funny that you call it a spaceship. Once my daughter and I were in the store I said that some of the light fixtures looked like UFO's. Some people love it but for me I love the classics! Thank you for stopping by!