This past Monday was Ginger’s 46th birthday! We decided rather spontaneously, over the weekend, to spend the day at one of our most favorite places–IKEA! I have loved IKEA since I was a teenager and requested and drooled over their catalog right on up to 2005, when IKEA finally came to Atlanta. Since then, Brian, Ginger and I have made many, many trips. We would live there if we could, right in one of the showroom display bedrooms or apartments.
We did things a little differently this time–usually, we get there right when they open at 10 and shop for a bit, then eat lunch in the IKEA cafeteria, THEN shop some more! This time, we got there at about noon, ate lunch right away, then spent the next 4-5 hours shopping.
It was a special birthday lunch!!
I snuck in a birthday candle and lighter so Ginger could make a wish!
I made Ginger a paper ribbon big enough for a pony that said “I spent my birthday at IKEA.” It got her lots of attention and many “happy birthday” wishes! She even got a hug from a complete stranger! It was fun.
We went into one of IKEA’s display apartments, and Ginger looked for birthday ice cream in the kitchen’s freezer.
Sadly, there wasn’t any birthday ice cream.
One day, we’re going to get Brian his very own Poang chair. He sits in one every time we go to IKEA.
‘Bout to get our shop on in the downstairs Marketplace.
Did y’all need a pillow (or 70)?!
Pretty pineapple glasses.
I was excited to see these Dala Horse cake pans. I want a wooden Dala Horse figurine! Too bad IKEA doesn’t sell them in the store anymore.
Bought another one of these awesome frying pans.
Took a pic of these chair pads, just because they were colorful and pretty. 🙂
You are here.
Me, too, IKEA art lady. Me, too.
No, IKEA–YOU stop. Crazy self.
What a fun day we had!! A birthday celebration AND IKEA, all in one day? Who could ask for anything more?! Happy Birthday month, Ginger!!