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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lunch Stop Is . . .

YES . . . it’s IKEA !

Ikea CTThe $2 lunch shown in the previous post was enjoyed at this IKEA off Rte 95 in New Haven, CT as we headed from RI to PA last Friday.  Lancaster, PA was the final stop on our road trip after visiting the new granddaughter and family in RI and CT.

As AC, Possum, Sara commented in the previous post, we (almost) always brake for Ikea. This lunch deal was featured before too. And like in Alaska and Montana there are none close to our VA eastern shore home. One day we may just have to move near one. We’ve furnished much of our home with IKEA furnishings from beds to kitchen utensils, including the famous Poang chair.

FYI to our Swedish blogger friend, Christer, the largest IKEA opened in 1965 in Kungens Kurva in Skärholmen, south of Stockholm.IKEA collageFounded in 1943 in Sweden, IKEA is a privately held, international home products company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture. It’s the world's largest furniture retailer. The company name is an acronym comprising the initials of the founder's name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), plus his home parish (Agunnaryd, in Småland, South Sweden).IKEA

It’s easy to find a store – just look for yellow lettering on a blue building.

13 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

I won't begin to try to explain IKEA from the Norwegian perspective. ;) They do have good frozen Norwegian shrimp. In fact, we'll hop on up there to get some on Thursday this week when I'm up there getting my hair cut nearby.

Elaine said...

I don't believe I've ever been in one of their stores, but my DIL likes to shop there in Seattle. Oddly enough when we are traveling we don't spend much time in furniture stores....

Don't unplug your hub said...

I have never been to an IKEA store. My neighbours sometimes spend a whole day there.

Anvilcloud said...

Score one for the dumb ole Canucklehead. :)

Daisy said...

I've never been in an IKEA, and we don't have one anyplace very close to us. Looks like they have a lot of interesting things.

grammie g said...

Hi You happy travelers ...I sure hope you did a lot of walking around at Ikea..(which looks like a good stop) after that lunch that probably had more calories then a tub of lard lol : }} you sure needed it before settling down for that long ride!! lol : }}

Montanagirl said...

I have never been to an IKEA, but I've heard of them.

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thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I´m impressed that You know how the name was made! Most swedes doesn´t know that :-) :-) :-)

But I don´t think they have chips with hotdogs or any kind of cooked food in our IKEA´s but I haven´t been to one for over twenty years now :-)

I do think it is a great store though but all of them just are way to far away from where I live.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It looks wonderful. We don't have this kind of store in our area. blessings, Kathleen

Cicero Sings said...

I've bought a lot of furniture at ILEA over the years! I've lived in smaller quarters and they make stuff that fits smaller quarters! Had their lunches too. Lunch is a good deal!

Country Mouse Studio said...

I never knew that about the name

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for everyone's comments.

Lois, now you've made me curious abut the Norwegian view of the Sewdish-based IKEA.

Elaine, oh my IKEA is not just furniture as you will see IF you ever stop at one.

John (Don't unplug...) we have spent many hours, but so far NOT an entire day...but that's an idea!

AC, you're right, but the classification was far from right.

Daisy, lots and LOTS of stuff, some more interesting than others.

Grace (Grammie G) actually we didn't do any walking at al this trip as Grenville pulled a muscle in his back and was wincing to walk. As far as the caloric content, the hot dogs are steamed, so it's the bread and chips (which we shaed) that have the calories.

Mona, maybe you and Elaine can vitist one together :-)

Thanks Christer, but I looked up the name and that's why I knew its meaning. Do they have Swedish meatballs instead at the IKEA in your country? The ones we've been to here in the states also sell packaged and frozen foods, including meatballs.

Kathleen, thanks for the visit and it surprised me to hear there wasn't an IKEA near you in Texas, but then there's none here either :-(

Eileen (Cicero Sings) yes, a nice feature of IKEA is the room setups shown in the stores to give you ideas on compact design. We agree that lunch is a great deal!

Carole (Country Mouse) I wouldn't have known about the name unless I looked it up online, so we wanted to share.

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