If it is as big a success as last year's, I'd better hunt for some extra stock! Come down on the weekend of 3-5 February to the old church hall in Kirkton of Rayne, as there will be plenty of treasures and bargains - old or new - to be found from various local traders. … Continue reading 3-5 February: Big Sale Weekend
So I was tidying up the other day and stumbled across some photos of when my husband and I first moved into our house nine years ago. Our house is a detached 1930s granite house in an Aberdeenshire village. It has a kitchen extension built by the previous owners. The decor at the time was … Continue reading How to paint a dated traditional wooden kitchen
I know, I know, Halloween hasn't even been yet and we're already talking about Christmas. It is many people's favourite season though, something they really look forward to each year - especially when it comes to decorating the house. For those itching to get those garlands up, this is for you. However, even if you … Continue reading Did I say the C word? The Christmas Shop is open!
In this blog series I am tracking the beautiful vintage pieces that were once bought from Nina's Apartment, looking them up them in their new homes. Most of these pieces were rescued from house clearances or bought from older people downsizing and no longer having space for their beloved (now vintage) furniture. Whatever their story, … Continue reading Vintage revisited: the future is bright
Nina's Apartment is now offering interior design services in addition to blogging about beautiful homes and selling cool stuff online. To celebrate this news we are offering the service at a reduced price this autumn for bookings made before the 1st of January, to help spread the word and get us involved in even more … Continue reading Autumn interior design offer
Every month we put the spotlight on a different vintage trader, showcasing their business and asking them about their passion for vintage and why they love what they do. This month we interview Claire Milne, who founded Peapod in Rosemount, Aberdeen. Why did you go into the vintage trade? What made you want to start … Continue reading Vintage trader of the month: Peapod
As part of the rebranding and promotion of Nina's Apartment's Interior Design services we are at the Scottish Home Show this month, at the AECC in Aberdeen. It is on from today until Sunday 25th of September 10am-5pm. Architects, designers, kitchens, bathrooms, retailers and builders all under one roof. Great! Here are a few snap … Continue reading We’re at the Scottish Home Show!
Nina’s Apartment is back on her feet since a fire destroyed the shop and all vintage stock at Lethenty Mill at the end of April. Nina Eggens, owner of the business, tells about the experience: “It was horrifying to see my shop go up in smoke in front of my eyes that morning. I worked … Continue reading Nina’s Apartment is back in business after a fire destroyed the shop
One of the great things about buying and selling vintage is knowing where it came from and seeing it off to a new home. Often I buy from older people who need to downsize and it is lovely to hear the history of the dining table they had so many Christmas dinners at, the china … Continue reading Vintage revisited: journey of a sideboard
I don't know about you but I love art. I have run out of wall space a long time ago but I still can't help myself when I see an artwork I really like and that would look amazing in my house. More than once I raided my bank account for a painting or print … Continue reading Discover art on your doorstep during NEOS open studios