Atlanta Trip to IKEA

Hi y'all!

I am back, exhausted, but still alive.

Didn't think I would, but I missed visiting with y'all
while I was gone.

For those of you that have never been to IKEA,
(or Atlanta)
I thought you might like a little tour.

Atlanta is a BIG city.

Everywhere we looked there were things being created.

Pretty  monuments and buildings.

After we arrived at IKEA,
it took my sister and I
three hours to get through the store.

Your trip will be quicker--
first stop, the cafe'.

It's big, too.

Our lunches that we shared.
My veggie wrap was only $2.99.

Next stop, Kid's Spaces.

Next area, Home Goods.


Some rooms.

Some chairs.

Some Entertainment Units.

More rooms.

My sister NEEDED this, she said.

I said, I don't LIKE doing this.

Got organization?

Piles of this and that.
And violence.
The sign tells us to throw Irma.

Rugs, rugs, and more rugs.

Reusable grocery/shopping bags!

Maybe they are or maybe they aren't Floor uplights.
(read the sign).

Have you ever seen so many lampshades?

This is a chandelier!

Twigs and sticks and such.

They were even selling pineapples!

No excuses not to be tidy.

Bamboo tile flooring.

AS-IS (Clearance) section.
You KNOW I checked this out.

After a lovely weekend of 
eating and talking 
eating and talking 
eating and talking
with my sisters,

I came home to Greenville.

Ready for a nap,
and hugs and kisses from my hubby and girls,
which I got in abundance!

I'll bet you are wondering what I got.
It's not exciting, but here it is.

2 pillows ($ .99 each), 
which I will be making something for the guest room out of,
5 bud vases ($1.99 each),
 3 plants ($2.59 each) 
3 pots ($1.49 each) 
for the terrarium,
a rug ($5.99)
for the guest room, and 
Swedish dark chocolate ($ .99 each)
which is delicious!

I hope you had fun
on this whirlwind tour.

Tomorrow is the start of the giveaway.

Some hints:
Vintage postcards,

Look at the birds of the air; 
they do not sow or reap or store 
(things from Ikea) 
away in barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 

Are YOU not much more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:26


  1. Welcome back! It looks like you had a wonderful trip! I love all of the goodies you brought home with you...can't wait to see what you do with them!


  2. I don't know, Leslie. I think even without stopping for lunch it might take me 3 hours to get through that store. I really should plan a trip to go, I haven't been in so long.

  3. We love going to IKEA. To really look at "everything" (you know nobody really can) you need at least 3 hours! I love those little vases you got...too cute!

  4. How much fun a day with your sister and IKEA! I absolutely love Ikea. when I lived in Orlando I went as often as I could, but have since moved I'm actually not terribly far from the one in Atlanta. I'll have to go check it out sometime soon.

  5. I love ikea! What a fun picture post!

  6. I am an IKEA addict too. Looks like you had a great trip. Welcome home!

  7. Looks like fun! It's interesting to see how the display rooms are different than the ones here. I have picked up a few of those bud vases, and I have to admit that the dark chocolate bars make it into my cart every time. They are yummy!!!

  8. Welcome back! That place is exhausting....only been once, and to be honest that was I could! They do have some great organizational stuff, and for kids rooms you can't beat it. Glad you had fun though.

  9. So glad you had fun! Brings loads of memories back from living there a few years!

  10. Your trip looked like fun. It sure is easy to spend several hours in IKEA. I don't go to IKEA as much as we used to. We have three IKEA's within 45 minutes or less now.

  11. Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures. Glad you got back safely since the weather was so volatile!
    Looks like you were really inspired! :)

  12. Ah the memories....I haven't been to Ikea for at least 5 years, since we moved to NC. The nearest one is in Charlotte, I think, 4 hrs. away. I could definitely get lost in the Marketplace.

  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ikea!!! I thought your post was amazing. I also found it quite scary to see how Ikea in the US looks EXACTLY like the ones here in the UK :-) xxx

  14. Wow, I've got to go there sometime! Looks like a wonderful trip. You got me started on birds, and I'm having a "nesting" themed shower for my best friend this weekend! Can't wait to see your giveaway!

  15. You know you passed right by my exit to come and go there. I live close to the exit, too. Glad you had a good time. I have only been three times and I am only forty minutes from there. I will have to get my daughter to go with me again some time. My husband and I went last time to pick up stuff for our son and we didn't even go in the store to shop. Bummer.

  16. Holy Smokes, Leslie. That was a fabulous tour. Makes me want to go immediately to Ikea in Boston! Thanks for taking and sharing all those photos! Sincerely, susan

  17. Atlanta Ikea looks almost exactly the same as the one in Sydney. It's such a great place to shop. My husabnd and I have lost many hours in there.

  18. ikea is such a magical place. i like to make a whole day trip out of it.
    i'm so glad the verse of the week could be an encouragement to you. forgiveness and love don't come naturally, but that's what sets the redeemed apart.

  19. I love, love, love Ikea! Truly an experience each time I visit, which is more often than my husband would like! The Swedish meatballs are divine...nothing short of heaven...dipped in lingonberry jam... I digress.

    Sounds like your visit was just what you needed. I am back from wedding and will post about that and the yard sale I managed to sneak away to!

  20. Leslie,
    I love your blog! You have great ideas for we aspiring homemakers! Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog! Happy to meet you as well!
    I will continue to get my inspiration for my home from blogs like yours!!!

  21. Thanks Leslie. You are so right! There will most probably be a girl(s) walking on the table because I have 9 great-nieces so far!

  22. Wow -- that looks like a place that would almost overwhelm me. Looks like some great buys though, as well as unique pieces. I do wish that I lived near an Ikea. Thanks for sharing!

  23. This was fascinating!! I haven't been there. I don't usually like platic dishes, but the thing they created hanging down with the plasticware was awesome! So many interesting things!

  24. I've only been to IKEA once - in Cincinnati... my husband's company offered it as an option for spouses to tour IKEA with a noted interior decorator as a guide to give helpful decorating and refurbishing hints. It really was an experience! What a store!!!

  25. Hi again, Leslie. Just looking over some of your older posts and I spy a farmhouse sink at Ikea that I soooo want! We just had to replace our ac unit tho, so kitchen re-do is on hold for a bit!

    Oh, thanks so very much for adding my pic and link to your sidebar to help spread the news! Aren't these giveaways such fun?!?!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  26. I live just up the road from this IKEA and I've only been once! But a friend and I are going in June. Guess I should get my list ready! :)


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