Friday, August 30, 2013

OMG Godagers!

I've been a facebook-follower of this fantastic little vintage furniture shop in Oslo for some time now. It's called Godagers. Check it out here:
 I'm always amazed by their beautiful mid-century modern furniture, some of which they re-upholster and paint before they put it up for sale. Such nice stuff! Here are some recent samples.

This Norwegian sofa bed I actually do have an original version of. I'm very inspired by this picture to upholster mine...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Creative vehicles

I'd like to share with you these cute motoring discoveries from my summer holiday, both very crafty :-)

 Crocheted car cover, Alicante, Spain.

 Mountain roadworkers' lunch room, Hallingdal, Norway.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

R.I.P. Google Reader

Goodbye Google Reader, it's been good knowing you. Hello Bloglovin'! I love you already :-)

To the right you can see some of the blogs I follow. I have over 600 posts to catch up on at the moment... Been kind of busy lately, but hope to get back into the lovely blog world properly again this summer.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Stavangerflint collection on YouTube

I thought this little film needs sharing :-) I found it via this site:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Clarice Cliff 'Bizarre 5948'

I do like a bit of art deco, but until now I haven't purchased or collected any items from this period. Yesterday however, I came across this beautiful set by Clarice Cliff and my heart skipped a beat :-) I know her designs are very sought-after, especially in England, and I've never come across any of her designs here in Norway before. And what a great pattern this is! I love the simplicity and the colour combination on these. The price was really good too, so I'm very happy with this purchase.

 The marks underneath the creamer reads Clarice Cliff, Newport Pottery, England, 'Notification applied for' and it has the number 5948. On some of the other pieces it says 'Bizarre'.

If anyone reading this should need plates in this pattern I've got some spares for sale.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

William Knutzen vase

This is my first piece of William Knutzen pottery. As with so many items that I find in fleamarkets, I buy it with the intent to sell it on, but once it's been in my house for a while, it really grows on me and I find it hard to part with.

William Knutzen was one of the big mid-century ceramicists in Norway. I tried finding a link in English with more info, but could only find this in Norwegian. Sorry, English readers! For more pics of his work, check out this link.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

More Inger Waage dishes

I have recently added some fat stripey dishes to my Inger Waage collection (Stavangerflint). They provide a nice contrast to my other IW items in the same colour range, I think. When I search for Inger Waage designs online I'm always surprised at just how much this woman produced in her time. Not to mention her creativity!