Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Tampa IKEA

Image found - IKEA Tampa Fan Blog

My day at IKEA documented through photos. 


I know I sure did :)

I found a whole bunch of really nice photos of more furniture groupings HERE at My Tampa Life.  I just love the rooms that IKEA sets up.  It was pretty crowded when I went, so the My Tampa Life photos are really nice since it was before the Grand Opening.

I haven't participated in Leigh's Thrifty Thursday in ages, but IKEA is thrifty especially if you contain your enthusiasm and don't over buy!  Most of the IKEA frames I purchased were $4.99.  Last year those same frames were $7.99!  It wasn't a sale, but their new lower price.  Now that's a deal!! 

I purchased napkins in all sorts of different colors, a ton of photo frames, a small glass baking dish, two things to send my nieces and some red and white wrapping paper.   Per usual, I spent more time taking photos than I did grabbing up deals.

I hope you can visit an IKEA in your travels at some point and I also hope you can go over to Tales of Bloggeritaville and see what other thrifty finds the other participants have dug up!

Have a delightful day!


Swampgirl said...

I think I may be the only person in the world who has never been to an Ikea!! Maybe it should go on my New Year's Resolutions!! It looks like so much fun!!!

Just Breathe said...

What a fun day, I love IKEA. That basket is very nice, I better go get me one!

jennifer said...

This is almost painful. I am using Bryan's Mobile Broadband thingy and it is so SLOOOOOOW and it won't download the pictures. I NEED to see those pictures!!


I hope you have a great day!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I have never been to an Ikea. I'm so curious about them! Thanks for giving me a little peek.

Tracy said...

LOVE your photos. Not long ago an IKEA store opened about 45 minutes away. I've yet to go, but your post makes me want to visit! = )

Shutterbug8162 said...

I love Ikea! The closest to me is 2 hours away though. I usually stop in when I am in Philly for work meetings. But lately, that long of a road trip doesn't gel well with being preggers. Hoping to get back in the spring to stock up on stuff. I love their frames, kitchen stuff, lights, fabrics, well, just about everything. Haha.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a great place! No, Swampgirl, I dont think we have those in Bama? I havent been either and I tell ya what...
i'd keya to go there! Looks like a fabulous place!
Kristin, I can imagine your frames and photo ledge! Hope you will take pics when you get it up!
Thanks, friend, for linking up to Thrifty Thursday on Tales from Bloggeritaville! Great thrifty treasure!

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Keetha Broyles said...

I've never been to an Ikea. Heard a lot about them, but have never been!

Jane said...

I got IKEA envy reading your post. Closest one to me is in Dallas area (8 hours away). My sister lives 5 minutes from the store there and never goes...what is wrong with her :-)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I have yet to go into an Ikea. I pass one quite often while going to other stores and I keep meaning to stop.

Condo Blues said...

I loooooove IKEA. I have the curtain rail system on my patio door. I bought it at an IKEA when I was on vacation. Some people get t-shirts, I get curtain rods.