Since moving in to our new home and vowing to furnish it with second hand finds, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for vintage treats. In particular, I was on the look-out for a dining table to fit the alcove in our living room.
Turns out I’m not the only one in the family with magpie eyes – my mum and grandma rescued this beautiful solid oak drop leaf table from a community furniture shop.
It fits perfectly into the awkward space and I just love the carving on the legs.
I plucked these feathered illustrations from my mum’s garage, popped them from their cobwebbed frames and plan to hang them in the study.
After hearing me talk of my love for battered old suitcases, my grandma had a word in her friend’s ear and presented me with this beauty…
It’s a very old, very amazing snakeskin suitcase. The sticker is from its one and only trip, to Switzerland. It was retired soon after but after a little TLC (and a lot of beeswax, apparently), it’s now resplendent once more and sits pride of place in the bedroom.
It’s been an excellent weekend for the Second Hand Home Challenge. Next on the list – chairs!