Monday, September 6, 2010

Homeware not Houseware...

I don't know about you, but most of the time I have a tough time finding things for my house that I really LOVE, and that makes me feel at home. I go to all the furniture stores and everything just seems the same, the home decor stores seem to mostly consist of cheap crud made in India or China, and it is just run of the mill same old same old and they are charging ridiculous prices for it. So I spend a lot of time searching, mostly ebay (I am a bit obsessed) and I was so disappointed when I missed out on a sweet retro desk for my new office space because my 3G internet stuffed up on me. I go to some garage sales and antique stores too, although antique stores usually have super inflated prices and I cannot afford to shop there very often and garage sales are often picked to pieces by the time I get there. I am also lucky because I have a Mum who is an expert at finding great stuff, and often I will tell her something that I am looking for and within the week I will get a phone call from her telling me she picked up the exact item for $10 at a garage sale... it is fantastic.

So here are some of my favourite things that I have picked up along the way, things that I love!
Firstly my kitchenette, I love it, I will be sad when we finally renovate the kitchen and no longer need it, because it just is lovely and has so much character!
My retro dining chairs in pristine condition, unfortunately I only have two of these, but that is ok because they are great!!
I love these dining chairs too! I have 4 of them, and they aren't the most stable in the world, but they sure do look cute!

My bargain basement mushroom lamp picked up for $2 at a garage sale.. brilliant, so cute I just wish I could find more like it.

There are many more things, but for now, these are at the top of my list for my favourite things... and I will be constantly searching for more!

1 comment:

  1. Loving the kitchenette! If you do renovate the kitchen let us know :)

    Josie & Nat

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