Decor tips: Antique bargains

inredningstips

Those curtains make my heart sing mmmm

porslin

Amazing antique porcelain…takes any table seting to seventh heaven :)

kristallkrona

lampor

toalettbord

golv

prydnadskuddar

A perfect place to get that beauty rest :)

I have always had a great passion for history and things with an air of the past. Without history, we would live in a confused present without a permanent foundation. I live in an old wooden house and I’m mighty proud of. In Gothenburg, you can find some real antique bargains. We have antique dealers as well as flea markets. I like to go there often to soak up the atmosphere of the old stuff that is waiting for a new home.

The most beautiful type of interior design, of course, is the right balance between old and new. One can have an ultra modern luxury apartment, but without the possessions that have a soul and personality, the home is dead and stereotyped. Even just a few old things such as an antique couch or chair are all you need to make a home beautiful and alive. Too much old stuff can make your home feel dated and more like a museum. It’s balance that makes all the difference :)

Have you bought any antique bargains recently??… Tell us!

Have a great day!

LOVE M

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21 Comments

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    It's Me
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 09:33

    It looks so nice !!…have a nice new week darling…love Ria…xxx…

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    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:25

    Antique items are so pretty :)

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    Sarah
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:46

    That´s so lovely.
    I really like these ideas which you are posting

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    Heather
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 13:09

    Gorgeous images – very shabby chic!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    Teresa
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 16:42

    I love antiques too. I like to imagine the stories behind every piece and think some’ll rub my way ahahah

    We are starting to pay homage to it and sharing. Because of hard times in the past I think people tended to ressent even the objects and much prefered to get rid of them completely… now, with vintage crazyness and a somehow more peaceful look to the past we can enjoy those pieces and even grab some… still a long way to Gothenburg, though.

    Happy Antiking, Love!

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    two birds
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 18:01

    what beautiful rooms! i love the vanity and vintage wallpaper. i would live in any of these rooms in an instant!

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    Caroline@inner-outerbeauty.com
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 18:31

    Gorgeous post! Love to mix old with new. xo Caroline

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    Lilli
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 21:06

    Hi Maria! You ae right, it is a very lovely style, elegant and classy! It gives also a peaceful feeling:) Going to pin some photos!:) Have a good week ahead dear! Kisses! xo

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    Arien
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 22:18

    Hi dear!
    nice post, love this kind of deco, so inspiring
    xoxo

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    Julie
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 22:31

    Such great photos. I would love to get my beauty rest in that last chair!! xo, Julie
    http://www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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    Elena
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 23:24

    Beautiful photos! Such an inspiration!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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    megan
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:53

    oh my gosh with this gorgeousness
    Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

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    Lotta
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 03:44

    Vad fint! Älskar antikviteter.

    Härliga bilder!

    Kram
    Lotta

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    antonella leone
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 16:40

    fantastics <33<

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    antonella leone
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 16:42

    fantastics <3<3 all look so wonderful <3 <3

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    mary jo
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 19:27

    I swear I’m so malleable, looking at your images makes me want to floor my home in bleached wood even though I’m about to do it in a dark wood–it’s just so light and airy! Love the crystal chandelier, it’s one of my fantasies to have a giant one hanging down into my living room!

    xo Mary Jo

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    Claudia
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 20:39

    I am absolutely in love with the selection of pictures you made. I am in love with the chandelier. Thanks for sharing!

    greetings,

    xx Claudia

    cwbritto.blogspot.com

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    poziomka
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 23:03

    What a lovely post!
    xoxo

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    Courtney
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:03

    You have great taste, these photos are beautiful!

    girlavantgarde.com

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    Pamela
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:33

    These are very pretty antiques. Wonderful pictures Maria.

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    Maya
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 03:24

    Love love love these photos – I love the design aesthetic!

    xx,
    Maya

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