Friday, November 13, 2009

belated birthday gift

Last month I met this lady whose mother wanted to get rid of some pieces of old Danish furniture - and after a few phone calls I agreed to go and see her: when I saw the furniture I loved it and decided I was going to buy the whole set: sideboard, table and four chairs - in good condition, only very very dirty.
Also, the price was absolutely reasonable.
Once at home I did a bit of research because the furniture had "made in Denmark" and a symbol stamped underneath.
Can you vaguely imagine my amazement when I discovered that the sideboard was this and the chairs these?

12 comments:

sampling said...

Congratulations of such good fortune! I love Danish furniture and am lucky enough to inherit some from my grandparents. They are such objects of beauty.

aj said...

Oh my. What an absolute thrill. I, too, love Danish furniture. Maybe there's a connection between handweaving and sleek design?

Linda said...

Oh, lucky you! Love the chairs.

Donatella said...

Thank you! I don't why but yes, I think that Scandinavian furniture (and design in general) go very well with handweaving. It's a perfect combination!

matilda said...

O scoperto il tuo blog via Fensismensi e sono affascinata! Ti metto subito tra i miei preferiti. Belle foto! Brava! Devo leggere tutti i tuoi post vecchi!

Nicoletta said...

Ciao Doni, sono curiosa di vedere il tavolo e le sedie!
Baci, Ni

Donatella said...

Ciao Matilda! Grazie mille e benvenuta!!!

Ciao Nicolina, dovresti venire a trovarmi in laboratorio, così ti faccio vedere un po' di cose, e poi aperitivo!

Anonymous said...

Wohlert chairs- be still my beating heart. What fortune!
Kimmen

Nicoletta said...

Si, magari passo un giorno in cui esco dall'ufficio alle 18! Ci sentiamo per metterci d'accordo anche per andare a vedere la mostra! Baci e buona giornata! Ni

Susan Johnson said...

Oh! Happy Day!

www.decomyplace.com said...

wow, that's lovely. btw, we got lots this stuff too.

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