Monday, January 11, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Store

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Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links.

We were out and about this past week, and look what we blue we found! Yes the sky, but also...

Ikea is a blue and yellow store with products that come in boxes--the "easy to assemble" kind. Since the products come from Sweden, most of the names are in Swedish. It's easy to see what you might like, and there are some bargain prices to be found.

We didn't buy a thing--only picked up a brochure and got some information from a helpful clerk. However, we did buy a yummy meal of Swedish meatballs. We'll probably return another day to purchase a shelving unit and to enjoy another meal!

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Lana G!
2. Karen @Elsie Eleanor Designs
3. LaVoice
4. Candy
5. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
6. Rinkly Rimes
7. Fifi Flowers
8. Eileen
9. Kate @ Color for Your Home
10. Rose
11. JohnC
12. Deborah
13. SelfSagacity
14. Inspired Liviing Spaces
15. Janz Crystalz
16. carolynUSA
17. barbara jean
18. katherine
19. Maria, Sweden
20. Sara Chapman, WA, USA
21. Mar , Spain
22. Cherie
23. Mary@One Perfect Bite
24. Sarah @ Hyacinths for the Soll
25. Debbie ~ Delightfully Wed
26. Maria Berg, Sweden
27. Irene, Norway
28. hip chick
29. Vivian @ At Home on Pine Ridge
30. LUNA
31. Carol
32. cindy
33. Rhonda
34. A Vintage Cottage Home
35. Maria
36. storyteller at Small Reflections
37. Misalyn of UAE
38. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
39. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
40. mizhelle
41. Becky K
42. DeniseMarie
43. The Tablescaper
44. Manang Kim MI,USA
46. Dixie
47. Claudie@Bubblin'Over
48. Christine
49. ...Molly,
50. monkeymommy08
51. gengen
52. ellen b -
53. Dimple
54. Lorie Shewbridge
55. Ivory Spring
56. Erica...Sweet on You
57. angie - annies home
58. Yira-Meditate on a Stormy Day
59. Lynn's Lovelies
60. Joy- Books and Life
61. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
62. Baba's Special babies
63. Black eyed Susan's kitchen
64. Kvasthilda, Sweden
65. Pie
66. hapzydeco
67. Linda @ A La Carte
68. Hagemor-Norway
69. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
70. Crystal @ The hummingbird cottage
71. Coffeedoff UK
72. Boogieboard Cottage
73. Myrna @ My Enchanted Home
74. chubskulit
75. Hagemor-Norway-Fotosafari
76. ThriftyAnnabella
77. peggy gatto
78. Shy@Milestones
79. GardenOfDaisies
80. VickiS~FL
81. Terry
82. Mary
83. Carly's Photography

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Lana G! said...

IKEA is a fun place to shop and eat!

Candy said...

I don't think I have ever seen the inside of an of these days...
Well I got on the ball this evening so I would miss Blue Monday this week.
Hoping for warm BLUE skies here in Texas ;-)

Fifi Flowers said...

I LOVE going to IKEA!!!
Enjoy your week!

Barbara H. said...

I've always wanted to visit an IKEA. There are none anywhere near here. Hope you find some good stuff there.

Glo said...

This posts brings back some memories of some "easy to assemble" pieces that my husband and I purchased at Ikea! As Forest Gump would say, 'that's all I have to say about that'. :)

Happy Blue Monday!

Eileen said...

I love IKEA! And I love eating there too!
And when I'm too lazy to make my Swedish mother-in-law's recipe for meatballs (which is usual), I buy the frozen ones from Ikea! They are not as good as my mother-in-law's but they come close!

Great post!
All the best,

Kate @ Color for Your Home said...

I was at the opening of the very first IKEA in the U.S.-- I think it was in 1982 in Plymouth Meeting, PA -- and I have been a fan ever since. They are especially great for shelving. I enjoyed your post! ~Kate

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Happy Blue Monday to you too, Sally. We saw some blue sky here also today. NICE!!!!! And--it's supposed to warm up this week... Yeah!!!!


Chubskulit Rose said...

I like the selection of stuff at Ikea, its just a little price for me heheh.

Colored Pencils

Deborah said...

Their shelving units are great Sally - cheap and a great way to organize. I am looking to get some more myself. There is one in Sunrise in South Florida. Happy Blue Monday

Self Sagacity said...

I saw an Ikea this weekend too while the one we saw was bluish purple. This is my first Blue Monday, thanks for making it available. :-)

January Zelene said...

this is a fun first time here...

My share..

Sapphire Crystals

Barbara Jean said...

Love you cute little banner!

thanks for hosting


barbara jean

katherine said...

Happy Blue Monday. Great shots especially on the first pic. the sky is so blue and i like it.

Mine is up now Sally.

Maria said...

Haven´t been to the local Ikea for a while now but it is nice to wander about there at some times. But I don´t go there to eat meatballs though, I make them myself :)

MaR said...

That's my kind of store!! love it!!
Happy BM!

Delightfully Wed said...

We don't have a local IKEA so I believe I need to see where the nearest one is located. Looks like my kind of store!

Maria Berg said...

I love IKEA and I am proud it is from my country, MB

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

I love browsing IKEA online but I too havent yet bought anything. If you go back, Sally, will you take a few pictures? I have always wondered what the inside will look like. Are you settling in well? We are finally to a point that life is making some sense after the move. Much love to you!

artis1111 said...

We don't have one of those. BOOO Hooo I do love to find new places to shop and eat. If you can do them both in one store that is the best kind. Kathy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have never been to an Ikea store before but I have heard they are fantastic. What a perfect sign for blue/yellow Monday! Your header is so much fun! What kind of birds are they? We don't see them up here in N.H.

Luna said...

In Vienna we've got too.
I LOVE going to IKEA!!!
Enjoy your week!
And I love your sweet header!

Smile...happy Blue Monday...Luna

Carolina Aviles said...

In South Florida we have one IKEA store and I love to eat breakfast there before shopping!

Cindy said...

I've only been to IKEA once. Great blue. You have a knack of finding blues everywhere!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I love the BIG BIRDS and little birds on your banner! What a wonderful sight! Great pictures of IKEA as well! Happy Blue Monday!

storyteller said...

Yup ... IKEA stores are usually blue with a bright yellow sign! Love your header photo ... those little chicks walking with their TALL parents are a marvelous capture! Are they headed to Ikea to shop perhaps?
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

April said...

We had a brand new IKEA store open up here in Atlanta a little over a year or so ago and I had such fun walking around in it! I definitely need to go back soon!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, I'd love to visit one of these stores, but don't have one close by! Heard they had some really neat stuff and good prices!

Happy Blue Monday to you! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

JTG (Misalyn) said...

My first time to join here.

I love going to IKEA. We don't have it here in Al Ain City. I usually travel to central Abu Dhabi or Dubai if I want to buy some stuff from IKEA.

Happy Blue Monday to everyone.

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I am home from Atlanta and I will catch up with everyone asap. In the meantime I would love to visit that store IKEA. I adore your header. I miss those wonderful birds.

I made a mistake on my first entry on Mr. Linky. Sigh.

I will be over again soon.

Hugs, Jeanne

Denise Marie said...

a little place I like to hit once a year at least. Have a great week.

bj said...

We don't have an Ikea but I sure wish we did.
We had blue sky all day yesterday and a heat wamed up to the middle 40's !! :O)
Happy Blue Monday!
xo bj

Dixie said...

Blue Ikea... now there's a new blue for you! My adult kids love Ikea shelving.. I think all 3 of them have some Ikea shelves in their homes...

Have a beautiful Blue Monday & rest of the week... here's hoping things begin to thaw soon! (darn global warming!)

sara said...

I LOVE IKEA!!! I wish there was one closer to me!!

xinex said...

We went here on my other trip to Tampa (not this weekend) and it is an awesome store!...Christine

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

We don't have a store near us, but I love their commercial on TV where the lady runs over her mail box with a semi truck full of boxes, jumps out, tells her hubby they had a sale and she's going back for more, then she takes off running down the street..

Marice said...

cool blue finds! :)

ellen b said...

I enjoy browsing through Ikea but I'm not fond of the usual crowds that are there. Most of our bookcases are from Ikea...
The meals are a bargain there!
Happy Blue to you Sally. Hope you are staying warm...

Dimple said...

Swedish meatballs sound good!

annies home said...

I do this alot when I am out look for pictures that match something on my blog that is so fun

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I have never actually been inside and IKEA store... but I love looking at their catalogues.
Your photos are great, I love the contrast of the blue and yellow.
Have a great week!

Andrea said...

I haven't been to an IKEA store. I think there is one a couple of hours from my home. I may have to check it out one day.
Blessings, andrea

LV said...

Glad you joined me in your out and about watch for blues. I never leave home without my little digital. We have an Ikea store in Dallas, but not here. I have not been as I stay away from that part of the world. Too busy for me.

Anonymous said...

Great Blue post, Miss Sally! Need to check out our Ikea!

LOVE your Sandhill Crane family on your header....they walk all through my parent's neighborhood, too. Love that they are mates for life♥


gengen said...

I did not went to IKEA store before. Nice shot dear. Happy blue Monday.

Apron Senorita said...

We didnt have an IKEA back home but now in our new city, I'm sure there has to be one near by. I love Blue Monday and I thank you for hosting!

Yoli :)

Barbara Jean said...

Good morning.

Thanks for coming by

I'm so sorry my link was not right. Not sure what or why.

Thank you for talking the time to fix it.
I'll try to be more careful next time.

blessings on your blue Monday

barbara jean

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, I wish we had that store.. my husband wants to add some more selves in one of my bedroom have the same blue skies as I do today..our temperature is presently 36 and going up to 50 degrees.. it is warming up this week... hugs, Baba

Kvasthilda, Sweden said...

Hehehh, I might be going to IKEA next week. The Swedish IKEA stores are also blue and yellow today. Once they were all white with the huge letters in four colors (blue, green, yellow and red) but after introducing the store everywhere in the world the colors scheme went Swedish - as in the Swedish flag which is blue with a yellow cross.
IKEA's K├Âttbullar are world famous :-) Meatballs that is. LOL!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I will never forget the first time we went to our local Ikea! That huge blue facade stood out like nothing that I have ever seen before. Thats about as blue as it gets!
♥, Susan

Pie said...

Great photos! It's my first time to join. Happy Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

Sounds like you had an attractive and tasty outing!

Erica (Irene) said...

I love Ikea.....we have about 4 or 5 within less then 1 hour from my house. It's very popular here in Toronto. They even come in from Buffalo and Rochester to do their shopping b/c it's the closest one to them, so it is very busy here.
Love them cinnamon buns.

Happy Blue Monday!!!!

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Oh, I love Ikea! Happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

Darlene said...

I sure wish we had an IKEA close by. I've been to one once and it was soooo neat!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great blue Pics!I have not been to an IKEA yet. I would like to go.
Happy Blue Monday !

C'est moi Claudette said...

Holy Cow Sally...75 gals today. I'll be here getting nothing done again lol
We have had IKEA for many moons here in Canada. I'm not sure I like them though. Seems if you stay put with your goods in one place, and not have to "disassemble" what ever you spent hours putting together, your ok...otherwise it falls apart. Nice concept but not for me.
Happy Blue Monday, stay warm.
Love Claudie
P.S. Yes their meet balls with gravy are good. The dogs like them too lol

peggy gatto said...

I love Ikea!!!!!!!!

I am late here in CA!
Hope you can come by!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Love going to Ikea , we dont have one here in town but when I go see my daughter in Ottawa ,every now and again I want to go see what's new in Ikea.Lots of fun stuff in there!
Have a good week Sally!

shy said...

Hi Miss Sally, nice info, now I know that IKEA is a swedish store. Its perfect for Blue Monday and a good place to buy new furniture and stuff for your new abode.

EJ said...

I used to work with a guy who loved shopping at Ikea.

♥ Kathy said...

I have never been to one

Becky K. said...

I have never been in an IKEA store.... And... I had no idea they served food...

Becky K.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Hi Sally! Joining you for the first time on Blue Monday. I'm looking forwards to seeing what everyone has posted. :-)

Unknown said...

I miss IKEA and every other super big store available to most! It's a fun place to shop.

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
You really have a knack for finding blue everywhere you go .
I love it !
We do not have an IKEA but I have heard they are a lot of fun to visit with helpful clerks.
That helpful part has me sold right up front :)
Thank you for hosting this fabulous Blue Monday .

Big Hugs
Happy Trails

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. Please stop by often!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally
It sounds like you had a good ideas trip to Ikea this time and of course lunch too.
We call those Finnish meatballs because ours are the same kind too...they are yummy.
Have a really lovely evening

Dawn said...

I have never been to Ikea but I hear good things about it. I love things to organize other things in LOL!

I am guessing that they have a restaurant inside. How yummy.

take care,

joyh82 said...

Pretty pic of the blue blue sky..we don't have IKEA by us :(

joyh82 said...

Pretty pic of the blue blue sky..we don't have IKEA by us :(

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally--we recently had an IKEA open in Charlotte, NC about 90 minutes from where I live. It's a great place and it's easy to spend hours there. They've got some great stuff too. Hope you find what you're looking for in the catalogue and head back again to buy it.

CJ said...

Happy blue monday!! I loved your blog header pic

Janean said...

wished we had a "little blue" here, as in an IKEA store *sad face*

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, I have never been there but I heard it is a fabulous store. The picture of the blue sky is beautiful. It's been kind of gloomy here. I hope you have a wonderful day. Send us a little sunshine. We could use it this month :>)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Happy blue Monday, Sally. I always enjoy your blue pics.

Have a terrifically blessed day!!!

Teresa C said...

How did I not know about this!? I will be joining in next Monday, on both of my blogs. I have a main blog and I also have a blog where I will just post a blue thing I find if I am just surfing the internet. Blue is my favorite color as well. Now I'm off to check out all the other blue posts!

Irene said...

IKEA is great .... a lot of good and cheap stuff - but be careful, some items are not of good quality :o)

Charlotte said...

Ikea is so popular. I'm amazed at how many stores use blue. Maybe it is because blue is the favorite color of so many people.

Cathy said...

Love the blue skies and other blues, Sally

Paula Grace Designs said...

Oh Miss Sally! There is blue in three of the pictures ~ bowls in one and pillows in two others. I LOVE blue and your Blue Monday ~ I wouldn't link if there wasn't any blue. Now I'm sad :(

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