Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Additions to Our Home

Howdy Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Saturday was an awesome day for me, I got to go thrifting at a German Floh Markt and went to a fabulous wine festival, in a vineyard, with our wonderful new friends! Our furniture has been in-country for over two weeks and should hopefully be delivered later this week. I am praying this happens...
I made a few design concept boards for our kitchen and hall and have been trying to get as much done as possible before the movers bring all of our decorations and furniture over. As you know, I am trying to make our very contemporary kitchen (which is a rental) a little more rustic and cozy. Our home is not decorated yet, this is just what we have acquired since we have been here and on a very tight budget. 
Click here to see the kitchen before.
I got these wine crates from a vineyard (see first picture on this post). They happen to fit perfectly onto the bottom shelf of our island and work wonderfully as drawers for fruits, vegetables and wine. I adore the German print on the sides of them.
 This gorgeous rug was discovered by my husband and me at a thrift shop and it has very similar colors in it to the rug on my design concept board. I think it's stinkin' awesome and way cooler than the one on the board since authentic, handmade and antique! I got it for a grand total of $76! What a steal!
 I love that the colors are so unique. It has pink, orange, lime green, aqua blue, citron, red, and chocolate brown! This is the perfect rug for us since I love changing out our color scheme about once a month. It really warmed up the kitchen.
My lovely neighbor and dear friend was cleaning out her basement and gave me these antique European wine jugs. They go for a few hundred bucks a pop at Pottery Barn.

Click here to see before pics of my hall.
I knew I wanted a gorgeous and vintage light fixture and the size, height and price had to be just right....
I stumbled upon this vintage European crystal chandelier at a flea market and fell in love. It was only $75 and was already wired and ready to go! All it needed was a little bit of Windex and elbow grease. I love that it adds some vintage charm and bling to our very contemporary home!
 The darling pink bistro chair below was also a gift from my neighbor and I just love the chippy pink paint!! 
I am not sure what I will do with this chair yet however, I like it here until we receive our things from the states.
I will keep you posted on the progress of our new place. I am so pleased that it's all coming together and is really starting to feel like home.

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  1. LOVE the German wine boxes!! So cool! Your kitchen is looking so great! Hope your stuff gets there soon and the transition goes smoothly.

    1. Why thank you! We just got word that we will get our things Weds! Woo hoo! Have a blessed day!

  2. lovely idea!!!!! have a nice week

  3. I absolutely love all of your finds!!! That chandelier is stunning! You must be so lucky to not only live in Europe, but to also get your hands on european antiques....can you tell I'm a little jealous ;) Loving the stripes on your entry. I'm your newest follower.

    1. Thank you so much Kristel! So glad to have you! Yes I love living in Europe and the shopping here is fabulous! I am going to open an online boutique to sell some of the things that I find very soon! I hope you have a very blessed day and thank you for stopping by!

  4. Molly you are doing such an amazing job making your house a home, even before they deliver your stuff! I LOVE everything you've done so far. You make it all look so easy, but I know better! ;)

    1. Thank you so much Crystal! Soon as our things are set up we want you over for a dinner party!!


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