Have you ever been to IKEA? Do you know what IKEA is?

@mabelk (209)
Germany
November 19, 2007 4:01pm CST
For those of you who likes to accessorize, decorate and change the motifs of their homes with affordable stuffs, then this is the right place for you. You can even get nice ideas how to decorate your home. But be careful! Once you're inside the store, be sure to know your way out or you'll end up with a shopping cart full of little things you never expected you'd buy. I enjoy going to Ikea... it's so much fun!
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 07
Hi mabelk. Yes I have been so many times to IKEA and it is one of my favorite shopping place for creative products for furnitures and varieties of household products. And its outlet/display/sales location is not far from my house. IKEA is an acronym comprising the initials of the founder's name (Ingvar Kamprad), farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd) and home village (Agunnaryd). IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden and it is owned by a Dutch-registered foundation controlled by the Kamprad family. Yes I feel so much fun when doing shopping in their outlet, the arrangement of the products and well organized store. HAPPY DAPPY.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
20 Nov 07
There is an IKEA outlet near your place? That sounds interesting. I might have to search a similar one here but I bet I would have to go to Sweden to find one. :-D I knew IKEA was from Sweden because some of the food in their restaurants are named in Swedish like K├Âttbullar for meatballs but I never knew that the name IKEA actually came from the founder and his hometown. That's good to know!
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 07
Thank you very much, mabelk, for your sincere and remarkable mark BR for my response. Cheers !!!
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I have never been to IKEA. There isn't one near us. My oldest daughter loves to shop there though. She bought my grandson really nice dressers from there,and her daughter a bed.Everything seems really nice.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
20 Nov 07
Maybe you should do a family trip to IKEA together with your daughter and grandchildren ;-D That would be fun. I sometimes tell my friends that if my mother only lives nearby, I would bring her often to IKEA and then I would joke that I'd bet she wouldn't want to go home anymore :-D hehehe
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I love IKEA ....they do have very reasonable things...I just bought a new frying pan there and I was totally mesmerized by the lighting section. I love the little accent lights they have...they are reasonable but the bulbs are kind of expensive so I guess it all evens out.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
20 Nov 07
I agree. One time I was looking for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), but couldn't find the right one that I needed. Then there was this fancy CFL (kinda like a coil or spring shape) which costs quite a lot.
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
19 Nov 07
Hi, I'm from Poland and I know Ikea well:P It's a nice shop and thay hive pretty interesting designes butin here they are not that cheap:P And it's true you can end up buying things you didn't planned but they just look so cool you have to heve them. I bought there wicked shuehorn, though I had no need for it xD
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
20 Nov 07
I can imagine probably because of the currency value of euro against polish zloty (Ey, I had to look that one in Wiki just to know how the polish currency is called hehehe :-D). So that means the products of IKEA in Poland would costs the same if you'll buy them in other parts of Europe? But anyways, you enjoy shopping in IKEA and that makes it fun.
• United States
4 Mar 08
I love IKEA! I've been going there forever and I remember playing in the play area as a really little kid whenever my mom would go to shop there. Awww, memories..haha
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I have been to the IKEA in Houston, TX and we go to the one in Philadelphia, PA. We have quite a bit of stuff from IKEA. We moved to NJ from Mississippi after the hurricane and had to buy all new stuff. IKEA has really good prices so we replaced a bunch of our furniture from stuff from there.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I it is like a home decor store and everything is modern and futureistic looking, I have never been there my self just heard about it on TV.