Freitag, 22. Oktober 2010

Happy place

Yesterday I curled on the sofa with a glass of wine and a large amount of House M.D. to enjoy... (the longer I live in this flat, the more of a Happy Place it becomes to me). What a perfect final chord to the relaxation phase of my holidays: a week in Istanbul, meeting old and making new friends (Yvonne, I'm so glad we met!), dancing all night long, a bit of mushroom-y and crafty shopping, being at home and enjoying it, I simply don't want it all to end!

Oh yeah, and I shopped for furniture, too!

A new addition to my Happy Place! My lovely Ikea table moved to another study (around the corner :) and this is what I chose for my room - however, it arrived slightly damaged, so it'll have to be replaced in about six weeks. I also got myself those wonderful map stickers for the mag holders in the shelves to add a bit of color to the room, they fit very nicely, methinks!


This huge Ikea box is full of thrifted frames, prints, paper and such. Some of the new additions don't even fit in there any more - and there's another, even bigger box, in the living room. How many times have I promised myself I'd take care of those art walls? Now I'm posting this embarassing picture... Let's see how long it takes till those art walls are set!


Yesterday I went and got myself some X-massy mushrooms and hearts plus a couple of things I've been wanting for a while but never came to purchasing (smaller frames, mappy wrapping paper to frame).
It's strange how happy mushrooms can make you!
The tea tray is new as well and no, it doesn't come from Turkey, this one is from Madame Stolz.

And speaking of Turkey
Blue skies, holidays, a wonderful city, what else to add?

Well, corrections, I'm coming! See you not-so-soon, dear non-existant readers :)

Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

Cabinet dilemma: Help needed!

Now there's a sofa, some lovely curtains, a chest of drawers, a beautiful Moroccan rug I keep getting questions about, a fake fireplace that needs fixing and a rather basic Ikea Besta shelf.
I realised I'm not going to live with this shelf forever. I need a cabinet. A big, loving, preferrably white glass cabinet.
I've recently been to one of my favourite cities and discovered this beauty there:

Costs: 970 Euros (including shipping. This cabinet is by Nordal which suggests very high quality - and it does look great, otherwise I'd never looked it up after a quick glance at the store. A shop in Hannover told me it's gonna cost about 1400 euros so I'm rather surprised by the price I found.
Then I've searched some more and found this:                                                                                                                            
Costs: 880 Euros plus around 6 weeks waiting time. It's Car Möbel, obviously. 

Costs: 1009 Euros. To me, it looks just like the previous one - except for the fact it's rather shabby. Or, it's been made shabby. Impressionen.
Now, what does Octopus say?

Well, the price is kind of nice.  It's 580 including shipping. This one would  even fit beside the door and wouldn't have to be placed near the fireplace which would leave less place for other crazy ideas like a chinese cabinet. Now, I'm totally clueless.

What to do? I'm sure that my non-existent readers will help!