I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It is a public holiday here in New Zealand on Monday so we get to enjoy a long weekend. Unfortunately the weather isn't quite playing the part but that means more time inside to work on making this place homely.
I left Germany with a little regret that I never ended up purchasing an older style piece of furniture. I had been looking to take something back here, knowing that what we in Germany refer to as "Gründerzeit" pieces are hard to come by. In the end I ran out of time and just didn't find anything for the right price.
Luck was un my side when I spotted this lovely piece on a local auction website. It was brought back from Switzerland by it's last owners 10 years ago and I managed to get it at a very good price. I am so pleased about it and it puts a smile on my face every time I walk past. It gives me a feeling of home and is a great addition to our mostly new furniture. I know what you'll be thinking: is she going to paint it white? I will not it's perfect just the way it is :-)
This lamp below is also a new addition to our home. I purchased it on an auction as it reminded me of TineK's lamps - which I love. I sprayed the base white and added a simple white shade.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post. It's nice to have people from home reading this blog too. Maybe I need to think about making this a bi-lingual blog?