I'd say that most of the things in my home are bought second hand, most of them come from the opp shop. In this picture I think the table and chairs, the black lamp and two cushions are the only things I bought new. I LOVE buying second hand, mainly because you can find cool unique stuff! But also because its cheap! And it's recycling at its best!
The side-board and the couch I bought off Trade Me, they took a bit of time to find, but everything else I just happened upon. I love seeking out hidden treasures in amongst the bits and pieces at opp shops. It's like finding a gemstone amongst piles of pebbles and rocks. Sometimes I think to myself how could anyone part with this? It's so awesome! One mans junk is another mans treasure aye!
Oh actually, the wooden face bowl (Freedom Furniture) and the grey/blue candle stick (For Keeps) were bought new too.
The only problem with opp shopping is sometimes there are so many good finds and you run out of room in your house to keep them all!
I have a little dream of one day owning a little craft/homewares/vintage shop near the beach, that is also joined to a little café that sells amazing coffee and healthy delicious food. - and then I would have a place for all my found treasure to overflow into!
A few treasures I found the other day... some of them have new spots to live in already.
The green vase has been added to the side-board along with the silver candle sticks.
Awesome big wooden bowl which is now on the dinning table, Liam has filled it with some of his rock collection, doesn't it look so beautiful! (Those brass bangles are from the opp shop too - of course).
Little wooden tray, now on the console table near the front door. It was a bit rough looking but all it needed was an oiling and now it's as good as new. (The two bowls are from the opp shop too. The dolls Isla made).
So what do you think of my little shop idea? Wouldn't it be cool. Watch this space, you never know, it may just happen one day! (Maybe I could just do an online version to start with??).