Saturday's trip to IKEA was an all-day affair....lingering on all levels of IKEA's store, enjoying lunch there, meandering over to the Container Store, stopping for dinner at the oasis above the freeway on the way home.
Above is one of the model rooms I liked. However, it's not as practical as these other rooms:
Tilt your head to the right to enjoy this kitchen Elena called "her" kitchen. I liked it too.
Combine the kitchen above with this living/dining area, and it would be one happy apartment. Wait, that doesn't make sense. Maybe cheerful in colors. Or the apartment dweller would be happy. That's probably it!
I do love this dining area. Wouldn't have thought of the yellow chairs but they're so pretty! Maybe I should have bought some.
Elena: WHY DO ALL THESE NAPKIN HOLDERS SAY "MEAT BALL WILL KEEP NAPKINS IN PLACE???"
Me: Oh, that actually says METAL ball.
$5 for the napkin holder. Shoulda bought that too!
Here's the room we couldn't get Mimo to leave behind. Look at that long work surface and all those cubbies! Could be used as a doll house or for play cooking or keeping house.
We found a lot to buy.
Mimo spent the trip home playing games on my iPod Touch and talking to Elena.
(Is this where I say "When I was four, there were no home computers or cordless phones or ipods or digital cameras."?? I believe the music of the day when I was four was played on eight track tapes or cassette tapes. Either way, it's pretty impressive how adept children are now at technology. Before Mimo's little brother Hudson was one, he'd reach after I took his photo to see what the picture looked like on the back of the digital camera.)
So the day was a happy one. We spent money, laughed a lot, and brought back items to cozy up our homes.