Once in a while you get so lucky and just happen upon a thing that is just perfect. And often it happens when you are not looking at all – but actually hunting for something else.
This time was no different. I was helping a friend with her kitchen last Friday – which ultimately meant two trips to Ikea (her 5th trip – for just one kitchen…very annoying…but…noooone to take responsibility in Ikea…) because of wrong parts. It is a brilliant idea that you can build you own kitchen just to your liking…but gosh the work and trouble that comes with it – you start to wonder if it is worth it.
Well, the positive element of the day was a trip to an antique store I knew and had mentioned to her several times. And this day with a car at our disposal we took the chance and went there. My friend had for some time been looking for a coffee table for her living room without having any luck since she had very specific requirements for the size and hight of the table which is not at all standard for todays coffee tables.
We came, we saw and score…bam…one great table after another…end then not only one but two perfect ones. So then we had to pass som time debating which was more perfect all the while taking a trip round the rest of the place. And here I happened upon my find of the day…a handbag.
The perfect little accessorie – I think it is possibly late 1950s but more likely to be from the 1960s from a Bon Goût ladies handbag line. Great size, multiple rooms i a sort of layered way – almost like two bags in one. And the colour is great – very special – sort of a mustartd brownish yellow. Normally I hardly ever go for any kind of yellow – has never really been my colour but lately I’m sort of warming up to it in spite of it really not being my colour. But for accessories it really is great, spicy and give something extra – not to mention it is such a happy colour – still wouldn’t paint my walls yellow though…
Next step of the mission – see if it’ll go with my favorite shoes – a pair of saffran yellow suede pumps. But I need to get them resoled before trying out any combanations…what if it looks great…I would want to take it out straight away showing it off…and that wouldn’t bee good for the shoes… 😉
And oh yes she did decide – so we also to home the coffee table and some cute nicknacks for sushi dinners…