ikea love

I didn't know it was possible to love a store so much...but I've found out that it is possible. IKEA is my favorite store ever. Even more than PBTeen (Gasp! Did I just say that?! I still love PBTeen to death, though). I was already in love with IKEA before I had ever really visited it (I went once when I was maybe 5, but I don't really remember it), but from what I had seen on the website...Someone help me before I faint. That one fatefully wonderful time I went to their page online, I knew I was going to need therapy. 

So, can you imagine how excited I was when we pulled into the parking lot? I would've been jumping up and down if the seatbelt hadn't restrained me. Squeal!!! Seeing this picture makes my heart go pitter patter all over again (I told you I need therapy...)

This whole dining set - a table with four chairs - was only $99.99. $99.99! I almost bought it. Kind of. I wouldn't have known where to put it anyway, though.

I fell in love with this poster, even though I don't live or have any connections to New York (except for my dad's cousin that I hardly know). I loved everything about it...but I didn't dare look at the price. I didn't want to tempt myself even more, as I knew I didn't have room...sadly I can't find it online.

Does this lamp look familiar? I loved it on the website, but I wasn't sure if I liked it in real life...ah well.

They had the most amazing fabrics, really more pieces of art than fabric. I should have gotten some...I don't know what I was thinking.
Here's what I ended up getting, though...

I got two of the same tables, one is a nightstand and the other a coffee table. I also got a lamp...can you see it on top of the books? I love it.

My new nightstand is so much better than the one I had (above)...excuse the dust.

(My coffee table)

I also got some of the vases I was raving about :) 
On the website it said they were $1.99 each, but when I got to the store they were $2.99 each. It wasn't a big deal, so I picked up a couple. As I was checking out, I asked the cashier if the $1.99 was an online only special, or if the prices just got raised. I figured I didn't have anything to lose. She said yes, it was an online only special...oh well. 
But as she was finishing up scanning my items, she said "Well, I'm not supposed to, but I'm going to anyway." When she gave me the receipt, I saw that she had given me the vases for $1.99! I was totally fine with paying $2.99 - it is only a dollar extra - but it was so nice of her to do that.
It just goes to show...it never hurts to ask :)

I digress.

So the grand total for the 6 items? $32.41. Man. I couldn't get one of the tables for that little anywhere else.

I love IKEA.