Latest Finds from the Zagreb Antique Market

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


My husband jokes that even though he has no idea what a "bread bowl" is, surely my rapidly growing collection of them is a steal because hey, Pottery Barn sells them for hundreds of dollars! And I get mine for under ten!
I love our weekly antique market and enjoy the bartering, language practice, coffee drinking and stories behind each good find as much as the good find itself. These are just a few to share with you... there are many more. Each one adds it's own character and story to our home.  The chair and blue plate above were some of the first things I found at the market.


These old pulls on the drawers.


Cam's glass decanters to hold all of the rakija from our neighbors.


My gorgeous baby grand piano that Cam surprised me with for Christmas!! It actually came from Croatia's craigslist but it's more of a genuine antique than anything you could find at the market. I burst out laughing when he told me how little he spent on it. It's from 1880 and after being tuned and cleaned, it plays beautifully. It's a dream! I love watching our kids at it each day - John Shea plays with his knees so he can watch the hammers move inside, and as soon as he can sit still long enough I'm going to start his lessons. Also, that's another chair from the market, and how awesome is that bed head?

12 comments:

  1. How fun for you to have these things for years to come and always remember you days in Croatia! That piano is beeeeeeeautiful :)

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    1. Thank you!! It was such a steal, too!

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  2. Love.
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  3. the bessssst! seriously one of the things I miss the most about Europe. The treasure hunting. You have one good eye! and cam too - holy moly with the piano!

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  4. Is Rakija the liquor made from the stems and skins of the grapes after the wine harvest?? We call it Raki in Greece. My husband loves it so much, he swears it helps with digestion. I call it fire water, haha!

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    1. Yes!! Haha that is exactly how I describe it too, ha! It's usually made from plums here but there's also grape, pear, pretty much every kind of fruit.

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  5. oh my! the piano!!! what a sweet gift and oooh what a dreamy piano to have in your home! i love seeing how you have nested over there with your precious fam. and i love antique shopping so much! but dang it's hard to find a real steal over here!

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    1. It is soo dreamy!! Garage sales I think is where it's at in the States! :)

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  6. I LOVE craigslist and yard sales and antique markets!! These are amazing. Please keep sharing them with us!! Maybe i'll do a similar post sometime, because pretty much my whole house is furnished with second hand items:) You are so inspiring! xoxo

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    1. I know you do!!! I love all of your finds, yes please do a post on that soon!!!

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