2019-05-01 Your Home and Garden

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n accidentalthemeinthisissueofYH&Gis theideaof
serendipity.InourmonthlyFinder’sFicolumn(page116),
Fitalksabouttheartofbeingopentolettingthingsfind
you:familyheirlooms,thatspecialsomethingspottedin
yourlocalop-shop,oranitemofferedtoyoubysomeonewhonolonger
findsjoyinit.Thisideadoesn’tjustapplytohomewareandfurniture,
shesays– thesamecanbesaidforbigthingslikejobs,homesoreven
pets.Indeed,threeoutoffourofthismonth’shomeownershadn’t
intendedonbuying,movinginorstayinginthehomesthey’vefound
themselvesin,buttheuniversehadotherplansandit allworkedout
beautifully.Seebelowfora littlebitofinspirationfromtheYH&Gteam
onwhatyoucanendupwithwhenyouletthingsfindyou...

KristinaRapley
Editor

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Photography by

Wendy Fenwick

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Fiona spotted the
perfect drinks trolley
at her fave op-shop
in Hamilton – only
for someone else to
bag it! Instead, she
scored an overlooked
mid-century cocktail
cabinet that turned
out to be just right.

Sally’s in-laws tried
to sell this velvet
loveseat made by a
family member, with
no luck. When she
spotted its pristine
velvet cushions
and heard it was
unwanted, she felt like
it was meant to be.

A pair of mid-
century chairs from
Catherine’s family
bach now sit,
re-covered, in her
living room, where
they continue to
evoke fond memories
of playing on them as
a small child.

The table pictured above was
brought to New Zealand by my great-
grandparents when they emigrated
from Scotland in 1919. We were lucky
enough to use it at our wedding last
year. It’s so, so special to me.
Stephanie’s mum died
recently and she was
lookingforsomelittle
thingtotakehome.
Onthelastday,she
moveda bigarmchair
andunderneathwas
thisneedlecaseshe’d
madeforhermum
about 45 yearsago.

Lakshmi’s aunt gifted
her this little Buddha
when she visited
Bangkok after saving
up for two years to get
there. “I’ve cherished it
ever since,” she says.

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