Wow, what a year 2013 was. I accomplished a lot of things. Mostly travel and school related. I traveld to 10 countries last year. But travel isn't what I'm going to talk about this post. Part of my goals while in Germany are to amass a beautiful antique collection. I've been to quite a few antique shops and flea markets in 2013, but I have to admit that I am very picky. I don't like to buy just anything. Here is a compilation of the best stuff that I have found so far with #1 being my favorite.
7) Assortment of Bavarian Tea Cups
6) Naumann Sewing Machine
This was my first antique purchase when I moved to Germany. Read about it here.
5) Bavarian Painted Wooden Box
I really liked the family history behind this box. Read about it here.
3) Vintage Gold Painted Mirror
I may have a slight mirror obsession. Read on here.
2) Crystal Chandelier
Scored this jewel in my tiny little German town. Read here.
1) Italian Curio Cabinet
And my favorite score of 2013 was this Italian Curio Cabinet which was my biggest purchase. Read more here.
I admit that with all of the traveling I've been doing, I have slowed down with my flea hunts and purchases. But there are plenty of items on my list before I leave Germany. I'm excited to get back to the hunt in 2014. Here are some of the items still on my list: secretary desk, settee, french chair, paintings, a dress form, perfume bottle, and French flour containers. Some of the splurges I'd love to get in 2014 are: A Mora clock (or replica), French bedframe, and armoire. Let's see if I can make it happen.
What are your flea market/antique wishes for 2014?
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