We did a recent trip to Ikea. Now I know there are few people that HATE Ikea, but I am not one of them. I always have some vague idea of what I want when I go to Ikea, but no idea what I NEED, what I can't live without, until I see it. And the merchandising is done to show you what you need, in settings that look like cool places you might enjoy living in, if you were young, stylish, hip, cool. Even if you are long past those days, you get that feeling and NEED the things that make you feel that way.
I have given up on the product names at Ikea. I don't know my smmordmingle, from my nordmangle, I swear they just throw together random collections of letters and laugh as people try to pronounce them. And I really don't care.
I love shopping in kitchen shops. If I had the space there is no end to the kitchen gadgets, cookware, and tableware that I would collect. I built a house for a client one time that had a seperate room for the china and silver collection - if only I had the room - I too could collect things I would never use.
I love the farmers markets, and even just a good grocery store. One of my dreams in retirement is to be able to grocery shop 2 or 3 times a week, bringing home enough for a couple of days at a time. Freshness and selection.
Maybe shopping is my therapy.
I do enjoy and appreciate retail therapy, but it’s definitely not cheaper than a psychiatrist.ReplyDelete
You know where to shopDelete
Long have people shopped daily for fresh and in some countries they still do. One thought of my retirement was shopping at a fresh food market a couple of times a week. But I am not in charge of food and cooking and it hasn't happened. I am not an Ikea fan although we have bought a few Ikea products at times.ReplyDelete
I had all kinds of plan for my retirement, and none have really come to fruition and I just don't care. I am happy with my life.
I love to cook, and shop. I think J will be relieved to have me take on more of the shopping.Delete
I'll take a farmer's market over Ikea any Day. I can't stand Ikea. I want something to last and not just 10 years. The one piece I got years ago was particle board and one of the screws split the corner of the stuff and no way to keep the piece securely together. Screw it.ReplyDelete
Housewares? When I was younger it was shopping for clothesDelete
I don't love IKEA, but it is an adventure. And, like you, I love a kitchen store, though not the appliances but the gadgets. And we hit up our Farmer's Market every week for all the goodies and the people watching.ReplyDelete
I have a friend who is banned from Ikea without adult supervision.Delete
I love shopping, even when I don't guy anything. Whenever I vacation in a foreign country, I spend some time browsing in a food market. I usually bring something interesting home with me.ReplyDelete
I love grocery stores in foreign countries, I just had flashbacks to Italy, France, Germany, Iceland.Delete
I've been to IKEA once, maybe twice. Didn't buy anything. It didn't leave an impression on me at all, good or bad. I also loathe shopping. Balder, however, is in Costco as I write this, buying out the whole place. He stress shops, depression shops and happy shops. I used to enjoy bookstores, but they no longer seem to exist. Online shopping it is.ReplyDelete
I do more online shopping than real shopping these daysDelete
Thems I see often tell me shopping >>> seeing me.ReplyDelete