A Family Outing To Ikea at Jennifer Grace Creates

A Family Outing To… Ikea!

It’s been about 5 years since I visited an Ikea store, and since the Southampton store opened a year ago I’ve wanted to go, but my hubby doesn’t like to take me there too often as I tend to buy lots of little bits that add up! But he relented this week as we had to pop to Southampton for something else, so today we went there with our little girl.

Not quite the outing for a toddler you might think, but she loved the place! Trying out the beds and chairs (esp rocking chairs) helping mummy put colanders and pink pottys and various other items into the trolley, and opening lots of drawers and cupboards! Of course this was driving us crazy by the end, as she’d disappear every two minutes and we’d find her trying to climb on something in the next aisle / showroom, and as we were there for about 5 hours this got a bit tiring! Here she is posing in a bedroom which I think was mainly appealing because of the toy monster on the bed:

A Family Outing To Ikea at Jennifer Grace Creates

They also have cool kiddie stations which she loved the touch screen computers on, she was making very pretty pictures:

A Family Outing To Ikea at Jennifer Grace Creates

I bought lots of lovely stuff including a little wooden table and chairs for her (on sale for £12.49!) which I shall get a photo of when she uses it tomorrow (hubby has just put it together). One thing I loved but which didn’t come home with me is this material:

A Family Outing To Ikea at Jennifer Grace Creates

I really, really loved it but I couldn’t think of anything to use it for, so couldn’t justify purchasing any! I did get some cute birdie material which I gonna try to use to make some clothes for my little one though.

Hubby says it will be at least 5 years before he takes me there again. We’ll see!

Jennifer x

4 Comments
  • Ikea is one year old in Southampton. I went when it opened but haven’t been back. I enjoyed my visit and bought an Expedit for my craft storage but I have not make the effort to go again.

    February 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm
  • That fabric is fab! My kids loved Ikea when they were little too..great fun if your patience can hold 🙂 I love the photos, it’s always nice to see what others have looked at or bought.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm
  • Hi Jennifer ~ I found your blog through the comment you left on “Deb’s World.” :o)My hubby HATES Ikea too. I live in Arizona, USA and we have an Ikea very close to us. My hubby has been twice and only to help my daughter and I pick up something that was too big/heavy to fit in my car. LOLI love the fabric! When I saw your picture I thought you had covered a board with it for a wall hanging.Lovely blog you have here! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm
  • I had a long overdue visit to Ikea recently and like Anne we came home with an Expedit unit for us to ‘share’, maybe they should market it as Scrapbook storage! Lovely photos, and that monster looks fun, did you manage to come home and leave him behind?

    February 15, 2010 at 7:35 am

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