Saturday, 23 April 2011

three finds

this spring has been really lucky for me when it comes to fleamarkets and thrifting opportunities. maybe it's because i became more interested in actually researching the when and where and what i'd like to spend on which kinds of items, which led to reading more blogs about vintage furniture and interior design and things like this. which in turn led to me being more informed and more specific about what i want and what i am willing to pay.



i found an old beat up trumpet perfect for decorating the living room - for 100kr it was mine and i think that was a fair price.



in norway, traditionally most fleamarkets take place in schools and are organized by the school band. everyone can donate old stuff and on one weekend in spring and one in autumn you can come back and buy everything for random prices (at least they seem random and depend largely on when you buy and with whom you pay - some parents really don't have a clue and others know very well the worth of the items they are selling). the trumpet above was reasonably priced, but the man selling it to me could have just as well said 50 or 500kr - you just never know before asking.










fee was very happy about finding her pretty yellow olympia typewriter for 4eur at the fleamarket - i think my dove blue brother de luxe for 50kr is just as perfect. i guess it comes from the 1950s, and since it is norwegian it has all the fancy strange letters, but no exclamation mark!





last but not least, i found a really cool lamp to use as a reading light in the evening. those fleamarkets are very well organized, so i could try it out to see how it works before i bought it. isn't the colour brilliant?

these were three of my of my larger finds this spring, and i think they fit just fine into our new apartment...

4 comments:

Doria said...

All of three finds are awesome. I loooove the typewriter! Love it!

TuvaMinnaLinn Vintage (a love story) said...

Så fina saker. Den där trumpeten(?) var verkligen något alldeles extra.

Kitten loves vintage said...

Nice finds, a trumpet isn't a bad idea to add for decoration purposes! And the typewriter, soo pretty! :)

Cara said...

Oh, tolle Fundstücke! Ich freue mich auch schon auf den Flohmarktsommer in Deutschland.....
Und um die schicke alte Schreibmaschine beneide ich dich sehr <3

lg, Cara