Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Buying Furniture

It has been a very long time since we have had to source furniture and furnishings for a house. We came to Skye with a substantial collection of our own bits and pieces - and then were lucky enough to buy two properties which came pretty-much fully furnished, so aside from the occasional need for a new mattress or carpet, we haven't been customers of any home furnishing stores for many, many years.

Until now....

The purchase of our cute little property in Strathpeffer bought us an empty building. It had quite attractive wooden venetian blinds at all the windows, but otherwise, the cottage was bare. We still had some cutlery, crockery and kitchen bits, plus a number of rugs and a few small pieces of furniture in our wonderful storage shed at Summer Cottage - so they have all come in handy. But mostly, we are having to re-learn what it is like to furnish a home.

We are finding the exercise to be both fun and exciting! Because the Old Bakery in Strathpeffer dates from the late 1800s, we are keeping well clear of most modern-style furnishings. We are also keen to avoid spending shed-loads of money! Thankfully, Inverness has a few sensationally popular charity furniture stores, and we are becoming one of their best customers.

We are now 'nearly there' in terms of furnishing the Old Bakery. We are still looking for a few items, but we now know that every time we pop into the shops, new items will have arrived. It is also good to know that when we buy from a charity shop, our money is going towards the causes they support.

This was delivered today. It is beautiful!
It will stand in the hall and house books and a few bits of glass or porcelain.
We just could not resist this wonderful dressing table.
Now we are seeking a pair of single headboards
and a bedside cabinet to compliment it...!