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FRUSTRATED ;-) at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon

Time to share a little bit more about myself than I do normally. For many, many reasons I’ve been practicing this year with frustrating myself. That may sound weird, but it has brought me a lot. Or rather, it has brought me nothing. Which is a good thing. Let me explain. I used to be a bit of an impulse buyer. I’d buy clothes, a new Playstation and even furniture without actually thinking through if I could afford it all. I know, pretty stupid. So here I am at age 46 and I’m teaching myself to step back, think about what’s going on in my head when I’m about to buy something and then see if I can stop myself. Last night at the opening party of the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon proved to be particularly challenging. And I’m glad to report to you that I frustrated myself enough to leave empty-handed. Let me show you all the stuff I almost bought but didn’t.

PS: Just because I’m practicing not buying stuff, doesn’t mean you can’t splurge once in a while. In fact, I hope you spend lots and lots of money at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon until the end of January. 

Julien Rademaker and Olivier van Duijn at the opening of the Gevonden op Marktplaats WintersalonGevonden op Marktplaats founder Julien Rademaker and Olivier van Duijn of Marktplaats.nl. On the left: the 275 euro Kuni Sugai print I did not buy.

Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon Lots of cool people and even more cool stuff that I didn’t take home.

Vintage credenza and prints at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon /// More on Interiorator.comThis is the vintage white credenza that would have been perfect for my living room. I did not buy it.

Vintage dining room chairs at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon These dining room chairs were a steal at 75 euro’s a piece. Didn’t buy them.

Eigthies lamp at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon /// More on Interiorator.comI could already see this Eighties lamp at home. But because I couldn’t decide on where I’d put it, I decided not to buy it. 

Gevonden op Marktplaats WIntersalon /// More on Interiorator.comBoy, oh boy! Only 149 euro’s for this amazing high kitsch lamp. And there were two of them. Once again, I resisted the urge.

Pink and black Pastoe chairs at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon /// More on Interiorator.com Pink and black Pastoe chairs. Still for sale when I left the building last night.

Ibiza dining room chairs by Janos Fischer

Ibiza dining room chairs by Janos Fischer With a price tage of 1750 euro’s, This Ibiza dining room set by Janos Fischer was way outside my budget. A minor detail that never used to stop me but now it did.

 Gevonden op Marktplaats wintersalon vase and desk accessoryA very affordable 25 euro vase and a 15 euro desk accessory that were still in the store when I left.

 

African masks at the Gevonden op Marktplaats WintersalonNever liked African stuff, but I did last night. And yet, I didn’t buy any of it.

Rietveld chairs and more at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon Rietveld chairs and some very cool prints. I could already imagine them at home. No sale.

Pastoe chair by Radboud van Beekum at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon Not buying this Radboud van Beekum chair for Pastoe was the biggest challenge for the night. But I won – and still have 550 euro’s in my bank account.

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