Sparkling Vintage Ladies Night – Friday 8th of November

On Friday night 8th of November ladies are invited to join us for some quality Christmas shopping, live musical entertainment, drinks and canapes and the opportunity to get yourself photographed in our glamourous vintage photo-booth.

                                   DRESS-CODE: *SPARKLING VINTAGE* !

A great opportunity to dress up like a diva, catch up with friends and get started on your Christmas shopping! 🙂

Stalls include vintage fashion and accessories, beautiful one-off handbags, gorgeous crafts, unique handmade jewellery and gifts for your loved ones. Plenty to spoil yourself with too!

Tickets are limited and cost £15

BUY TICKETS HERE 

With your ticket you will get 2 free drinks, canapes, a goodie bag with little surprises and your photo taken in our glamourous photo-booth. Plenty of exclusive special offers in store too.

Jazz vocalist Cindy Douglas will be providing us with quality musical entertainment, fitting in perfectly with the theme and atmosphere of the evening. cindydouglas.co.uk


If you’ve been to any of Nina’s Apartment’s bazaars before you know you can expect a fun environment, inspiration, quality products and a friendly atmosphere!

                          

Furniture in stock right now: Danish design, retro sideboards, storage units and more

Ladderax unit with desk £395

‘Trioh’ Danish design teak coffee table £160

Solid wood chest of drawers £85

Danish design teak coffee table with glass top £95

G-Plan low sideboard £140

Retro – super comfy! – swivel chair £150

Vintage ottoman £40

Upcycled bedside cabinet £45

Lloyd Loom ‘Lusty laundry basket £35

Retro 1960s sideboard £245

Upcycled chair. painted and slightly distressed, plus recovered seat £85

Vintage stackable school chairs £40 per chair or £200 for six

A very sunny summer bazaar

Hundreds of people flocked to Nina’s Apartment’s summer bazaar on Saturday 15th of June, for some quality vintage shopping, yummy BBQ, fresh lemonade or having silly photos taken in the photo booth. The sun was out, which made the day even more special. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed themselves! Here’s to a great summer!
Photos taken by photographer Kelly Compton.

Vintage summer bazaar at Nina’s Apartment Saturday 15th of June, 11am-4pm



It is time for another one of those crazy fairs at my shop!

This time with a summery theme, since we are halfway through June after all. Expect to find lots of great vintage and revamped furniture, retro fashion and accessories (BIG sunglasses and fine suitcases) and plenty of collectable items too.

To tie in with the summer theme we’ve got a BBQ and lemonade stall set up (and some sneaky wee cocktails!) and outdoor seating – with umbrellas to prevent you from sunburn (or getting wet ;-). Plenty of picnic hampers for sale too for those of you loving the outdoors.

Dress by Bobosemporium

A vintage photo booth is set up for those of you wanting your picture taken in great vintage outfits and with props in front of a real classic Morris Minor. All for free of course.

For the kids there is a face painter in a vintage caravan, traditional Dutch ‘blikgooien’ plus some toys and a sandpit with buckets and spades for the very little ones too.

What else does one need on a Saturday? Come along, it’s gonna be fun. From 11am to 4pm, free parking on site.

Traders taking part in this event are:

Nina’s Apartment  – that’s me! vintage furniture and homeware

The Closetvintage clothing and accessories

Peapodvintage furniture, homeware and fashion

RockingStitchhandmade textile crafts

Fimbly bunting and baby accessories

Bobosemporiumvintage clothing 


Gary Robertson upholstery – furniture

Re-Storevintage homeware

Dee-Licious Finds vintage toys and finds

Mydecorideas upcycled furniture and homeware

Retro Racks – vintage clothing

All clothing and accessories Bobosemporium

All clothing and accessories Bobosemporium

When Cottage met Apartment: a cocktail of country chic and urban flair.

Nina’s Apartment is now open every Saturday from 10am – 2pm, thanks to the help from the ladies of Willow Cottage, a fellow local business with a shared love for vintage and upcycled furniture. Lisa and Debra from Willow Cottage are big Annie Sloan chalk paint fans and are regularly bringing beautifully upcycled pieces of furniture in – from cute little chairs to full-size kitchen dressers. I am delighted to have their items in my shop, adding that bit of classic ‘Country Living‘ flair to my more continental, eclectic, colourful ‘Elle Decoration‘ style! Come and see for yourself, we’ll be happy to help you find something you love.

 

Free fabric scrap wreath tutorial

First of all, thank you for your support this year! For reading this blog, liking and following me on Facebook and Twitter and of course, for your purchases of my vintage homeware and giving me commissions. It’s been an amazing year and I am looking forward creating beautiful things again in the next.

Here’s a little something for you to get stuck into during the holidays: a fabric scrap wreath. I made lots and sold them at fairs. Everyone loved them! They are easy to make and are very decorative.

You’ll need:
1. wire wreath frame
2. about 1/2 meter of fabric

How:
1. Cut/rip the fabric into long strips of 2cm wide.
2. Cut the strips into small strips of about 10cm long.
3. Tie each strip around the wire frame and keep doing this until you can’t see any wire anymore. The fuller, the better!

Enjoy your holidays, see you in the New Year!

Nina x

My vintage furniture shop in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire….is open!

The proud shop owner!
The ‘al-fresco’ bar
Moustache mirror made by Dee-licious Finds, beautifully modeled by Chris

A courtyard full of vintage (and two wee boys)

Nina singing and hubby Glenn playing air guitar with the bbq fork

Upcycled telephone bench

The Malpaso Gang playing in the woodworking shed!

Scandi patchwork cushion collection by Nina’s Apartment, vintage furniture and Interior design, Aberdeenshire

I love Scandinavian fabrics. The simplicity of the geometrical patterns and the strong colours have been used for decades but are still so timeless and work well in most interiors – contemporary or traditional. Marimekko is an obvious name in the ‘Scandi’ fabric design world, but I have recently discovered Lotta Jansdotter, who makes the most stunning prints and whose fabrics I have incorporated in many of my cushions. One day I might try and design my own Scandi-style fabrics, but for now I source beautiful material already available.

Here are some cushions I have made recently using various Scandinavian fabrics.

(PS: If you like this style, I do take commissions and can make a set for your own home, based on the colour scheme of your interior. Just contact me for a free consultation!)

And so now…I have my very own shop! With a door and a key: Nina’s Apartment

Sometimes things change quickly. Less than a year ago I set up my own business and started promoting my ventures online. In January I set up an Etsy account, in May I started selling at Yeadon’s bookshop in Elgin and I’ve done a number of craft/vintage fairs since last Christmas.

(Oh yeah, I also had a baby)

It is August now and I have just got the keys to my very own studio & shop space. Eeek! What’s going on?! Am I scared? Yes, I am!

It is out in the sticks and not on a busy high street, so I am going to have to shout loudly to draw attention! Nevertheless, it is hugely exciting and I will be part of a lovely old building housing other creative people who make furniture – and even complete handmade kitchens (the woodworking workshops there would make any joiner drool!). Oh yes, and it has lots of parking space (try to find that in a city!).

It will be my own little work space where I can let my creative juices flow, paint, sew, design, make and also show off and sell my furniture, vintage, unique and handmade homeware and other nice things. I hope to make it a fun, inspiring and welcoming place to be, where people can come and spend some time, find inspiration, join me in creating things – or just catch up over a cup of coffee.

But first things first: redecorating! An opening party will follow. Promise.

x

Nina’s Apartment will soon be located at:

Lethenty Mill
Inverurie
Aberdeenshire
AB51 0HQ