Yes I have owned Ikea shelving and definitely teen room items and my assistant is a big proponent of the children's room but I had never actually been there till today. My first mistake was not wearing a scarf wrapped around my neck European style. Everyone else seemed to know the dress code. Then the second thing that happened is I felt a need to remodel my kitchen, even though it didn't need it.
Then I entered container land and started losing my mind. Suddenly I felt that my whole house needed reorganizing.These are candle snuffers who looked like they had potential to me for modern mini lighting.About this time an unbidden tune came into my head. I realized I was humming" I have no strings to tie me down..." from Pinnochio. That was when I zipped my purse shut.
"Why?" you might ask was I there. I got a call to arms from Minidork that MAYBE, just maybe the little lights powered by watch batteries might be in the summer sale bin.
Believe me I looked Megan. The cute salespeople who looked about eight years old told me they were definitely gone. Then the boy joked, "You just missed them".. and when he saw the look on my face he quickly added stuttering, "just kidding... it's an Ikea joke..."
I think this is like the famous ghost orchid no one can find in the rain forrests. He said, "We had them... try at Christmas"... sure along with the fountain of youth!
I did see these child size plastic goblets, too cute!And Santa was there too. So it wasn't a total loss But I have to say I now feel I have dual citizenship with Sweden too. Sorry Megan!
One of the quirky thing about this Emmeryville Ikea is that their lunch room has been written up in food magazines. The food is delicious and interesting but the surprise is the room has one of the best views of the Bay Bridge and the City. It is located right on the edge of the East Bay so the unobstructed view is priceless. Busiiness people go there for inexpensive lunches. (I do suggest you go during nap hours though.) C.