Weekend Score!

September 21, 2009

Hello friends! This past weekend was a great one for me, I not only attended the fabric market but also the flea market along our river here that runs through the city center. I found the best dresser for my bedroom, I’m so happy! I thought I’d share it with you in case you didn’t see it already over on Haus Maus. :)

Weekend Score!

Weekend Score!

This is an antique “Vertiko” dresser made in Germany that was once natural wood but is now painted a glossy white with black hardwood (even a sweet key to go with it!), black feet and inside, black shelving. I just love the scale of it and think it fits in perfectly in my bedroom. I’ve been looking for something like this so to find it certainly made my weekend a great one. See the mirror over the dresser? It’s already off of the wall — it originally was there over a smaller piece of furniture but when I moved in my new dresser on Saturday it no longer works on this wall. Now I’m searching for a new mirror to go over this piece. :)

Tomorrow I’ll share photos of my fabric and of the market I went to – it was so great, you would have loved it! (images: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply visualingual September 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, that’s gorgeous!
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  • Reply Juana September 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    What a great find! at a really nice price too! :D
    .-= Juana´s last blog ..Inspiring Flea Markets in Paris =-.

  • Reply Teresa September 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    oh my gosh! That is incredible! What a lovely piece … so envious! :)
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..From the mouths of babes … =-.

  • Reply erin September 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Wow! What a great find! I bet the flea markets over there are even better than the ones in the States. :)
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  • Reply Amy September 21, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Very nice! Isn’t it wonderful when you find the perfect piece?!?
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  • Reply Genelle September 21, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    What a beautiful piece of furniture! Score! Makes me want to go to a flea market!
    .-= Genelle´s last blog ..Paradise Is… =-.

  • Reply liza September 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Yes, you did score! It’s beautiful. I love seeing what you’re doing to your Hannover place again.
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  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente September 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Oh, I looooove it! It is a beautiful piece and and such a great height.
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  • Reply {this is glamorous} September 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    such a fantastic find! looking forward to photos of the market

    .-= {this is glamorous}´s last blog ..{autumn afternoons} =-.

  • Reply julie k September 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    That is a beautiful piece. I however, am more curious about the rug. When/where did you find that? Both are so pretty!

    • Reply decor8 September 22, 2009 at 3:52 am

      Julie k – The rug is from a store here in hannover that specializes in gorgeous oriental rugs and they have some vintage kilims, too. i have been looking for a kilim for over a year now and found this one last month. it’s great, isn’t it!?

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  • Reply Jacqueline September 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    That is a really gorgeous dresser! Adore the design and most of all that color! Have a lovely merry happy day!
    .-= Jacqueline´s last blog ..Sew with L.O.V.E =-.

  • Reply char September 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Oh, I love it…can’t wait to see the fabric!
    .-= char´s last blog ..Dinner TIME… =-.

  • Reply Paula September 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    you should just turn the mirror hortizontal!

    • Reply decor8 September 22, 2009 at 3:49 am

      Paula – See my reply to Tess. :)

  • Reply jen jafarzadeh September 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    love the dresser! I know what you mean about the thrill of finding exactly what you’re hoping for. I had that happen to me a couple weeks ago at the Brimfield market. It’s so fun when that happens (since it certainly doesn’t happen all the time!). p.s. while I think your dresser is great, it’s your rug that I really have my eye on. Love the colors of your kilim rug!
    .-= jen jafarzadeh´s last blog ..sounds from the raspberry fields =-.

    • Reply decor8 September 22, 2009 at 3:49 am

      Jen – The rug is a vintage Kilim from Turkey. :)

  • Reply tess September 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    How would turning that mirror 90 degrees work? Just a thought.

    • Reply decor8 September 22, 2009 at 3:48 am

      Tess – doesn’t work due to how the mirror hooks into the back and also where the metal hangers on. The mirror also has lights behind it. It’s extremely heavy. It is only to be installed on the vertical unfortunately.

  • Reply Yvonne September 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    What a great score Holly! :)

    Looking forward to the rest of your “finds”!
    .-= Yvonne´s last blog ..Growing up so fast =-.

  • Reply monica from hola!design September 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    It’s lovely! I love white furniture!
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  • Reply The Paper Thieves September 22, 2009 at 12:07 am

    That is a rad piece – congrats on scoring it!

  • Reply tiffany September 22, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Thank you for your sharing.

    Thanks for the info. Very helpful !

  • Reply Ika September 22, 2009 at 3:32 am

    This is great, in a way it reminded me on Car moebel furniture. :)

  • Reply Lucy September 22, 2009 at 3:48 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the dresser and I’d love to hear about the fabric martket!!

    Lucy x
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  • Reply juliette September 22, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Holly – I love the fabric you picked up – would you mind sharing the price-per-meter ranges you were seeing? I know this has to be cash only and I want to go prepared when I hit it up either this weekend in FRA or next month in Fürth. Thanks!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Post It =-.

    • Reply decor8 September 22, 2009 at 4:06 am

      Juliette – It varied. For some, it was 3-5 Euros per meter. For the Tilda’s brand, it was as high at 18- Euros.

  • Reply caro September 22, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Hallo Holly.
    Heute schreib ich mal auf Deutsch … :
    Was für ein wunderschöner Schrank. Ich beneide dich ein wenig darum. Du wirst bestimmt auch noch den passenden Spiegel dazu finden. Liebe Grüße, caro
    .-= caro´s last blog .."Handmade-Project" =-.

  • Reply juliette September 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    thanks! I had no idea what to expect!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Vintage 1978 Sewing Guide and Projects =-.

  • Reply Gina September 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    This is awesome!! I love it! :-)
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  • Reply Debbie September 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Lovely dresser! Very shabby chic!
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Anthropologie Love! =-.

  • Reply 2bscrapin September 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    What if you turned the mirror sideways would it work? I love how the mirror matches in color and such. :-)

  • Reply Penny Patten September 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    What a great find!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..Introducing some new Hens an a couple of Roosters =-.

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