Saturday, March 24, 2012

a little bit of danish vintage

This week I became the proud owner of this lovely sofa that I
bought from dansk vintage at the Wooloongabba Antique Centre.
I wanted to have an area without a television upstairs, where the focus
would be on reading or quiet activity.

I originally saw this sofa when I had just popped into the WAC for a coffee. It
was displayed in the entrance foyer and almost stopped me in my tracks. My mum
was still over at that time from Germany, and rather than having a coffee
I turned straight around, hopped in the car and drove to get her so that
she could have a look too before I bought it - all the while
fervently hoping that no one would buy it while I was collecting her.
Luckily it was still there when we returned, and I have been diligently making
payments since then until this week when I finally was able to bring it back
to the old girl.

pride of place

it's hard to photograph but there is some beautiful detailing
in the upholstery

this is the view looking into the room from behind the sofa -
I have had these two little antique tub chairs for about 15 years.
I'll get them reupholstered at some point. The table is
an earlier purchase from dansk vintage too.

the little box with compartments is another
WAC find

It's always worth a visit to the WAC to have a look around - and the
cafe is excellent too.

dansk vintage
shop 37
Wooloongabba Antique Centre
22 Wellington Road
Wooloongabba Q 4102

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  1. I'm so glad to see it went to a good home :)
    I saw under Christina and Jamie's house before Jamie did it up - and feel in love :) - unfortunately I couldnt afford it, so it does makes me feel better it got to someone who appreciates it ;)
    I have bought from Dansk Vintage before - got all my dining chairs from them - and an old platerack I use for my cookbooks in my kitchen :)
    cheers Tea

    1. Thanks Tea - I know just how lucky I am to have this sofa :)

  2. So nice to find you here. I'm mad for antiques and old houses. Not that there's much time for them lately!

    That's a lovely sofa! And yes, the upholstery detail is very nice. Such a careful restoration.