Saturday, 4 February 2012

The missing piece

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? 

Tschüss... 

5 comments:

Mareike said...

Ihr habt wirklich ein schönes Zuhause! Der/die/das Vertico (?) sieht sehr edel aus!

Vielen Dank für deine lieben Worte bei mir!

Liebe Grüße

Carla said...

Love this buffet with its little hutch - it looks perfect. You have given me an idea.... I have a lovely timber piece in the dining room same size as yours...I am going to replace the knobs with cute white ones like this! Should do the trick to blend it in better with all my white furniture! thanks

Maija said...

What a great find! No need to miss the shops and markets in Germany when you can find other people who have imported items for you! You have got you place looking really nice so far...I just wish I could pop around for a cuppa :(

Jane L said...

Your new cabinet looks just great and I love what you have done to the lamp. Little grey bucket looks right at home too !

dornrös*chen living now said...

hallo nina, habe deinen blog über liebesbotschaft gefunden...ganz tolle fotos von einem traumhaften flecken erde hast du hier und bei dir zu lesen macht spaß! aus welchem teil deutschlands kommst du ursprünglich und seit wann bist du in NZ? deine einrichtung ist schön; witzig, zu sehen, dass jemand so weit weg von hier ähnliche dinge hat/tut wie wir hier, tineK zb. und dinge weißeln...:) ich komm dich garantiert wieder "besuchen", wünsche dir viel vergnügen im blog und nicht sosehrviel heimweh...lovely greetings von dornrös*chen und ...tschüss :))

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