Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I have a crush


I am married, I know I shouldn't, but I just can't help these feelings I have...for IKEA.

I know it's mostly plastic and pressboard and cheap MDF, and I know it can't last forever but, would it really be so bad to indulge in a little fling, I think it would be fun while it lasted. I just can't take my eyes of those little roomlets with every square inch of space maximized. Every little thing in a row. The allure of the clean lines and simplicity, how can a woman resist. The efficiency just gets me. And that no frills euro style makes my heart pitter patter. I get giddy, butterflies in my stomach when I unload those boxes and break out the allen wrenches and those step by step instruction booklets with the universal demo man and 30 minutes later am admiring a hemnes dresser.

My husband indulges me, as I snuggle under my fluffy down comforter and all starry-eyed peruse the pages of the 2009 catalog. Longing for a new set of canisters for the 5 types of chocolate chips I cook with regularly, or as I pine for some new light fixture or lamp, (I have a thing for light) or daydream about adding more doors to my bookcases to hide the books and the clutter. I just can't stay away, I finding myself constantly thinking of when I'll see it again.

So dear Ikea will you be my valentine this year? XO smart mama

ps- if anyone is going soon they were out of some fabric I need
1.canisters 2.dinner in the crockpot 3.organization

14 comments:

beckylou said...

I love IKEA too. I am anxiously awaiting the Charlotte, NC store to open mid-February!

Smilin' sunshine said...

You make me laugh! I wish one was closer or that they would ship bedding!

Swimmingmom said...

You're so funny! Sounds like you had a successful trip there this weekend!

Jenny said...

Why don't-cha marry it?
:)
You crack me up.
What I want to know is, WHERE oh where do you get FIVE different kinds of Choco chips to bake with?

Lei said...

IKEA! YES! Of course! thanks Les! I need to organize my pantry SO badly.

LL said...

love that place. I'm feeling a girls night out to IKEA :)
you're FUNNY!!!

Michelle said...

I love Ikea as well. I love it when they send me their new catalogue! Unfortunately the nearest is about an hour's drive away :(

Becky said...

where is the closest one? I've never been...maybe that's a good thing. :)

smart mama said...

the closest is probably stoughton, MA-- it is a must visit

sweetpea said...

Love IKEA too. I wish we had one closer--although, that might be dangerous on the budget.

Sonja said...

I got to go to Ikea for the first time last fall, it was fabulous! Wish we had one over here.

Tamlynn said...

Too funny. There is an Ikea very close to me. neener neener. lol.

What fabric are you needing?

bluestocking mama said...

i too love ikea, but it also overwhelms me--all of those organizing choices. not always a good thing for an indecisive girl like me.

Thea Coughlin said...

I also love ikea-especially for lighting.