Sunday, February 8, 2009


Today's Blue Monday 
will be a 
field trip
to IKEA!
Our nearest Ikea is in Bloomington, MN
near the 
Mall of America!

Grab a big yellow shopping bag
and  a trolley cart.

Don't forget your pencil, 
order form
 and tape measure.
I thought that this chair was cute.
It comes in several 
different slipcovers and it is 
only $229.00.
This tray table folds flat
and it is only $89.00.

Showrooms are set up throughtout 
the store.
It was so crowded today
that it was hard 
to photograph them.

These chandies would be cute 
in a sweet girls room, 
as well as,
the following dresser.
I would prefer this yellow dresser in my room.

It's cute even inside the drawer.
I thought I uploaded a better picture 
of it.  It's also available in red.
I like it's blue companion, too.
(Fitting for Blue Monday.)
The yellow poster bed was 
on SALE for $99.00!
You could get this table to match, too.

How about this lamp on the side table?
I don't think so....
Sometimes IKEA has some pretty
weird stuff.

Before the cafeteria you walked through the
Children's area. 
It is furniture 
my favorite
I would have loved these toys.
Especially the dishes!
Real china, real glassware, 
real cookware 
and real silverware!

Now it's time for

You could order the 
Swedish Meatballs,
but not us,
we're too fussy.
We'll stick with
the Chicken Fingers & Fries.
Jacob did try the 
Ligonberry Juice though.
It reminded him
cranberry juice.

We topped it off with this deliciously
rich chocolate cake.

Now we move on to our favorite department...

It was hard to contain myself.

These plates were only 50¢ each.

Guess who?

and the Oscar goes to....
or is it a mummy?
(I see dead people????)

A little Choklad before we go?

I 'd rather have a Nut Goodie
or a
Salted Nut Roll
made right here 
in our own
St. Paul, Minnesota!

Happy Blue Monday!
for other
Blue Monday fun!


Carrie said...

That was a very enjoyable visit to Ikea...Thanks for taking us along.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I've never had the opportunity to visit Ikea--the nearest one is nearly 300 miles away. I think I would have the "gimmees" terribly once I got in there.

Thanks for the tour--from this Ikea-deprived-gal stuck in the corn.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the Elvis music (and the Ikea tour too)! I just may have to go watch "Blue" Hawaii now ;)

Debra said...

Wow! Fun trip to Ikea...great blues! Happy Blue Monday!

Smilingsal said...

We have an Ikea close to us. I've been twice. It's like an outing to go. And, oh, those Swedish meatballs! YUM! I like the blue and white dishes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

onlymehere said...

I wish the white dishes were on sale at our Ikea! I need some new ones. You made me want to take a trip down. My kids really like the funky stuff at Ikea and that's one reason we go down. I love Salted Nut Rolls to and now you've made me hungry! LOL! Cindy

Momovthree said...

Thanks for taking us shopping! I've been wanting to get to Ikea. Hopefully soon.

Raggedy Girl said...

I loved your tour of the IKEA store. So much so that I went out and found the nearest one to me is 135 miles. OK Hubby--day trip!
Roberta Anne

JudyBug said...

Love your pictures! I have never been in an Ikea but would love to!

Susan said...

Fun walking through Ikea with you (I have never been to their store before)

Happy Blue Monday!


Mama said...

Happy Blue Monday Robyn, I visited Minnesota a couple of times, but it was before "Mall of America" was built but my Daughter got to go and came back so excited that they even had a roller coaster inside, I remember thinking WOW that must be huge, we had nothing like that in England. We did have IKEA though and it looked identical to your one, I also loved the china and glass section. The Blue and Yellow Chests are pretty and the Chandy with the candles is beautiful and the chocolate cake is making me hungry. Kathy.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun tour! I love IKEA, and the first time I've ever been was a few years ago... I couldn't believe all the stuff they had. Looks like you had fun, and those were some great prices. A bed for $99??? WOW! Loved seeing the bargains! Thanks for the tour. Please save a piece of that chocolate cake for me. ;-)

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Sweetie said...

Thanks for taking us to Ikea. I love the blue dresser and the unique lamp on the side table. Happy Blue Monday!

Cyndy said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful tour. I've never been to an Ikea, but my daughter has told me all about the one near her. I may have to check it out on my next visit. I think it would totally overwhelm me!

Chari said...

Hello Robyn...

Oooh, this was fun...I've never been in an IKEA store before...thank you so much for taking me along with you...hehe!

I'm with you on that cute little beige & white checkered that! only 50 cents per plate (pretty white plates)...I would have had a field day loading up my cart...hehe!

Looks like you had fun and a nice lunch too!

Warmest wishes...

Cynthia said...

I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have treked through that store. It has been about 2 months since my last visit and I am getting the itch. I saw some things I hadn't seen before and a few things I have. Thanks for sharing I just love IKEA. Cindy

nikkicrumpet said...

DANG I need to head to an IKEA...I always thought their stuff was all super modern...but I saw a bunch of cute things I'd buy...including that tray table! Thanks for the was fun and my feet don't even hurt!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Robyn, Happy Blue Monday, I had no idea Ikea had so many great things.. I love the chandy's...thanks for the tour..hugs ~lynne~

Elizabeth said...

Happy Blue Monday, Robyn!
I can never make a purchase at Ikea because there's too much to choose from and then I don't go back and narrow it down. I love that dresser, too, and it's such a great price!

ellen b. said...

Ikea is fun when they aren't having a big sale and everybody and their brother are there :0)
Happy Blue Monday to you...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Since there is not one near me, I really enjoyed going to Ikea with you. laurie

xinex said...

Hi Robyn! So glad to see you here...I am glad you found me. I just started blogging about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for visiting and Happy Blue Monday to you too! Lucky you for having an Ikea near you...Christine

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the virtual tour of Ikea. I took a real tour on Friday and bought that cute slipcovered chair.

Kathy b

Picket said...

Morning girl....great tour!!!! We don't have an Ikea around here...but I would sure be up in there if we did!!!! Hope you are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

I've never been in an Ikea store before and after your tour I'll be waiting for them to finish the new store in Tampa. I love stores like that.


Vivian said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to wish Trinket a happy birthday! He graciously accepts all good thoughts, and wonders if they come with cookies.

Your field trip looks like so much fun. We visited the twin cities a few years ago, probably before Ikea. I spent a lot of time in Mall of America :-)

Mrs. B. Silly said...

My daughter had that crazy lamp in her dorm room. This posts makes me realize that I need to make a trip to has been too long.
Hugs, Bridget

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow I wish I had one of those stores near me. I have never heard of it. And that chocolate cake looked ymmy !

Ma'dame French said...

Ohh I loved that tour there were a few things that caught my eye;) Tried to get over earlier but having puter issues;) Wish we had one of those near us which wasn't 4 hours away!! French;)

Terie said...

My nearest IKEA is three hours away and I can't ever seem to have the time to go on a trip like you did. Maybe that's a good thing. Great deals by the way. Thanks for sharing your field trip.

Helen said...

Good morning Ms. Robyn! Yes ... I lived in South Minneapolis for 24 years, my four children graduated from Washburn! I still have one son in Richfield ... he's a chef at Mystic Lake. I do get back to the Twin Cities from time to time. I was there last August AND if I had known you then, you can bet we would have met for lunch or the Mall or the Sculpture Garden or the Walker or Ikea or something!!! I just missed the State Fair - which I never missed in 24 years! Oh, those french fries in the big paper cups! That booth belonged to a friend. His children and family helped him during those two weeks...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Just checking in to say hello..hope things are well with you..lots of doctor runs with hubby...didn't want to miss anything over
Happy Valentine's Day my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

HI Robyn

This was a fun post! A big IKEA opened in Brooklyn but I haven't had a chance to visit it as yet. I'm dying to go now after seeing your photos.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It isn't any wonder you have alot of stuff with stores like that to shop in... I am jealous! I saw that you and kathy are going to tag team me...bring it on! Ha

cindy said...

Thank you for the tour of Ikea! I have not had the opportunity to go there yet...some time when I pass through the cities again..I will have to make a point of stopping there. Have a great weekend! ~Cindy~

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I have driven by IKEA so many times but have never gone in the store! My brother goes there to eat but he never told me about that nummy looking cake! that would be worth a trip in the store! :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love IKEA! and seems that you had fun time there!..

Miss Janice said...

Do you know I have never been of an Ikea store...thanks for the tour--nice stuff there!

Susie Q said...

Isn't Ikea fun? We got one of those sweet chandy's for our daughter's room and it is wonderful! I loved seeing your has been a few months since we last drove down to ours near Cincinnati...maybe we need another visit!
I love those chests and tables that come in blue and yellow and red. They are such fun.