Tuesday, 10 April 2012

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

I've gone bazookas over the thought of renovating and decorating our house in the countryside. I just keep thinking about it all the time; kitchen, tiles, wallpaper, furniture. I'm the kind of person who want's certain (note - certain only, as some things may linger on forever...) things done immediately. and I'm very inpatient when it comes to renovating as everything takes such a long time; orders, deliveries, finding the craftsmen, getting it done.
So in the meantime, while waiting to actually be able to start,  I've just been pre-decorating the house isntead; buying a lot of old furniture.

I discovered the online sites of some auction houses,  like Bukowsiks Market, and now I have this urge to check back daily for new additions ( I should propably try to ban that site on my computer, it gets very dangerous. And expensive. The house is only so big,  I can't try to get every nice antique sofa I see to fit there...) . Bear in mind that if you win a bidding on the site you have to pay a 22 percent commission to Bukowskis, so the price can get pretty high in the end.


Well, among some other things I've snapped up a couple of old lamps from there. As said, our house is large but there were surprisingly little lights in there; I've had -and still have- a lot of corners to fill.



The first one I got as quite the bargain (considering from where I bought it, not complarable to flea market finds of course...); I paid a bit over 40 euros fo rit. It's a Chinese porcelain lamp from the late 19th century, although I the shade is from a few decades later.



And you know what? I've always wanted a three-arm floor lamp like this one! I just haven't been able to spot one anywhere over here before.


I ended up paying a ridiculously high price for this one as some wanker kept on rising the maximum bid, but I got it, it's mine now!




9 comments:

Grande Mama said...

And what my dear did you actually pay for it? Will you now have to live on porridge during the rest of the spring?

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Not that much more than for a new fancy lamp.

Emma Litton said...

Ohh I like them both! My husband and I are in the process of decorating our first apartment together. I just wish everything was decorated NOW exactly how I wanted and without spending any more money, haha :)

xo,
Em

Tasha said...

Oooh, totally worth it. That second one is just magical!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

They are beautiful.

We scored the most amazing lamp from a hard watse collection. What is that? One a year people put out mattresses, old furniture, old computers etc they don't want out the front of their houses, and the council pick it up and disposes of it for you for free. This is our FAV time of year and we all go "shopping" and setal each others unwanted funriture. Some people have no idea of the worth of the "old stuff" they are getting rid of.

Roxy said...

That lamp is beautiful, I don't blame you for wanting to win it. Also I love that Mucha picture you have.

Minted Magazine said...

Thanks for the link to the auction house site! Our founder is in the midst of shopping for her new place and will absolute loooove checking it out--and we're sure she'll be just as addicted to it as you have become!

Jenny Olofsson said...

Oh they are true beauties! Jag har letat efter en sådan lampa ( den sista med blommskärmarna ), Problemet är att de brukar kosta så mycket!
Men de är verkligen vackra. Även den andra lampan är underbar ^ ^

Ylva said...

Åh, jag har alltid önskat mig just en sådan lampa! Tack för tipset om auktionshus. Nu kommer jag hamna i budträsket på jakt efter en liknade. xoXo