Tuesday, 20 July 2010

SOME THINGS I'VE COME ACROSS LATELY

You know, come across as in bought.

A bamboo tray found in an antique strore.


A mint condition bag from Pretty Damn Cute.

With a complimentary mirror inside.


And last but not least-
-a 1958 Blaupunkt radio Cabinet!
It also has a built-in but removable record player, but we haven't fixed the electricity chords to see if it works yet.


It serves as a kitsch-y liquor cabinet as well!

We found this at an antique store out of town; Fasaani.We went there only looking for "something small and absolutely no bigger furniture as it will soon get crowded at home". Now this piece was not exactly small, but we just couldn't leave it there.

Even though the piece has a few decades of tobacco smoke impregnated into it Lulu does no seem to mind. I have had to clean it quite a bit though.

17 comments:

Rosina Lee said...

love, love , love the radio cabinet! what a great find. Also love the model soo elegantly drapped across the top.

XX Rosina Lee

http://rosinalee.blogspot.com/

Rosie Unknown said...

Wow, the radio cabinet is an amazing find, I can't wait to see what you fill it with.

Pilot said...

that radio cabinet- I Die!! So good!

Dave Feucht said...

That radio cabinet is gorgeous! We found a 1930's/40's radio and record player cabinet on craigslist here a few years back that only plays 78 rpm records, and the people who had it couldn't figure out how to make the record player work, so they gave it to us half price ($50), and after getting it home, we figured it out :)

We also got with it, the record "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash :)

That bamboo tray is wonderful too, and I love the little tumbler glasses.

Andrea said...

Hi,

I buy old danish modern furniture that also sometimes smells a bit smoky.... i recommend rubbing lavender essential oil into the inside of it (ie where it cannot be seen).

Cool piece
Andrea

Mrs Munster said...

The liquor cabinet is absolutely stunning. It's so nice when your home is still empty and you can buy new (even if antique) furniture there. I'm in a progress trying to de-cluttering my home. Never ending task!

Finding Me said...

That bag is gorgeous!

sueper said...

that radio cabinet is so cool, does it still work??? seems like your house will be filled soon ;)

btw weddingpics are on my blog

x

The Black Opal said...

Great cabinet! Can you show the entire piece!

BlueMoonDame said...

I love the idea of using the radio cabinet for a liquor cabinet!
That cat is seriously too cute.

I need to do more shopping on etsy. for reals.

Sales, Smiles and Styles said...

This is fantastic! You need a nice bit of Nina Simone playing from that now. ;)x

Andi B. Goode said...

Wow. Fantastic finds! I really like that bamboo tray...
-Andi x

Fiona Timantti said...

I love that 1958 Blaupunkt radio Cabinet! And Lulu is lovely <3

Liz said...

Oh, my parents have exactly the same radio cabinet....although your is in better shape than their! Great finds :)

Miss Smis said...

Please tell me where your bird wallpaper is from! It is amazing! Bx

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Dave : oh, what a great find, with the record and all. And what a record :D

Mrs.Munster : tell me about it, nebver ending task indeed!

The Black Opal : I certainly will, but it's a but messy in our living room right now, hence no pics with larger view :D

Liz : :)

Miss Smis : it's a 50's design by Birger Kaipiainen, "Ken kiuruista kaunein". Tapettitalo sells it, it's produced by Tapettitehdas that print old wallpaper.
http://www.tapettitehdas.fi/
http://www.tapettitalo.fi/english.html

PrettyDamnCute said...

Woah! I missed this post somehow (& the bag from my shop!). I've had a great luck finding things for myself lately. Just hope my hubby doesn't figure out why Etsy isn't making me more money ('cause I spend almost all of it on things for me!).