Diva-scovery: Reiseantiquitäten & Kunsthandel in Berlin

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I walked into one of my favorite antique malls in Berlin – the Berliner Antik & Flohmarkt – a few weeks ago only to discover that my favorite antique shop was NOT there! Now this, my dear Diva Readers, was cause for a national emergency! Fortunately for me, the stress was short lived as the perky owner of Reiseantiquitäten & Kunsthandel (Travel Antiques and Art Dealer) Priti Shambhu was still in the German antiques mall closing up details and she delighted me by appearing around the corner and explaining that she hadn’t closed shop, merely moved to another location across town!

The new location of her shop – Reiseantiquitäten & Kunsthandel, as fabulous as ever – is now located in Berlin’s Charlottenburg in the Suarezstrasse Antiques District!

Antik Centre Suarezstrasse
Suarezstrasse 48/49
Berlin, Germany

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If you like Travel Antiques and Accessories, a visit to Priti Shambhu’s Reiseantiquitäten & Kunsthandel in Berlin is worth taking a trip simply for the souvenir shopping in her charming new shop!

Happy Travels!

The Antiques Diva™

Diva-scovery: Unopiu

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>While browsing the stores at Berlin’s Stilwerk last week I discovered Unopiu – a store whose motto proclaims itself as having “the world’s largest range of outdoor products”. While I was entranced with their gorgeous collection of furnishings for verandas, terrace’s and pool houses, I’m lucky to be able to fit a gas grill and tiny table and chairs for two on the back balcony of my urban apartment. Though I was enchanted by Unopiu’s outdoor collection – as delicious as it might have been – that wasn’t what caught my eye.

No, instead it was the Interior Collection that was one part Tuscan and one part French provincial with the remaining third being an extra dose of European country style. I could see any of the pieces fitting comfortably on the pages of Kathryn Ireland’s Classic Country book, bedecked with her brightly colored fabrics and vintage finds. A visit to their website lured me further into their folds – thus today’s DivaScovery is Unopiu.

Unopiu was started in 1978 when 2 partners with a craze for gardens started a utopian project to create furnishing solutions for open spaces as though they were part of the house, with the same care and the same elegance – 30 years later this small handicraft store has 30 showrooms in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Austria and publish 3 million copies of their catalog (containing over 2000 items) in 6 languages!

Best of all, Unopiu offers online shopping – so you, dear Diva Readers, are only a click away from today’s Diva-scovery!

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Image from an article titled “La Dolce Vita with Unopiu” on Hidden in France blog

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Images above and below from Polyvore

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Until Next Time, Happy Shopping!
The Antiques Diva™

What is Diva-scovery?
A fabulous find or shopping discovery – be it an Antique Shop, Vintage or Home Decorating Store – that will entice diva’s on parade to stop, shop and drop some dough!

Do you have a Diva-scovery you’d like to share? Perhaps a favorite antique shop, an excellent brand or divalicious home decorating store. Whether you’re in Paris, Texas or Paris, France or anywhere else around the globe, I’d love to hear your Diva-scoveries!! Email me at to:toma@antiquesdiva.com”>toma@antiquesdiva.com