Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Driving, job, dog and pottery

Yet again I have to apologize for a whole week's absence from blogging. I've been spending a lot of time A) taking driving lessons, B) searching for a (new) part-time job and C) searching for a (new) dog. The latter activity being by far the most exciting one of the three. I might already have found a potential new family member; I'm going to see a 7 month old (short haired) fox terrier this weekend :-)

I could add a point D) to my list and that would be 'spending time at a local flea market'. The best bargain I found was this Figgjo set of two pots, a lidded jar and a creamer (I had the milk jug from before). The pattern design is Granada. It's a bit crazy, but I like it, particularly for the colors.

The second image here is another Figgjo thrift bargain, and my very first in the A la carte range. Looks like a good egg to me!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mother & Son Salt & Pepper

I had never seen these before I came across them purely by chance in two differen online auctions. At a bargain, I'm almost ashamed to say... I think they are terrific. Not sure about the make as they are not stamped. They were listed as Figgjo ware, but they could just as well be Arabia of Finland, I think. Does anyone know?

Monday, April 20, 2009

A dog on my mind

I'm broody. For a dog. Since Gunn Hund passed in November, life just hasn't been the same in this house. I think I'm finally ready for a new canine family member and have just started looking (online). The process is not easy - ideally I'd like a rescue dog. I think it will have to be a terrier.

Isn't this a fantastic shot? I borrowed it from erica2368's flickr photostream.

Fishy pattern for Figgjo

I never thought I'd blog about Norwegian seafood, but I'm doing so because of their great fish illustrations/patterns 'Something Fishy?'. I want that jigsaw puzzle for my son. It's my friend Cecilie of 'Happymeat' who's the wonderfully talented illustrator behind this pattern. The pattern also adorns a tapas set for Figgjo.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday fish

I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately. In order to try and catch up, I'm serving you some fresh fish patterns: Lidded pot 'Clupea' by Figgjo (very sought-after vintage), porcelain platter from Porsgrund (most recent purchase and a big favorite of mine) and lastly a wooden trivet 'Sill' (herring) by Marianne Nilsen for Almedahls.

Wishing you all a non-fishy weekend! (I might be back with some more fish patterns later...)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

flickr Easter eye-candy

I'm really stuck on this image today... Hope you're having a nice Easter, everyone!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

IKEA wishlist

I'm going Ikea again. These are all pieces of theirs that I would love to have, but they are not coming home with me just yet, regrettably: PS Sinka drawers, Expedit shelf, PS Stuga rug and Stockholm side table (long one and small round one - same name).

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter eggs

My son painted four Easter eggs in kindergarten to bring home. I think they're ever so stylish... I should mention the vase too - it was a true bargain at an Oslo thrift store and my first piece by Carl Harry Stålhane (if you read this post before, I made a blunder with the designer's name first time around... My bad.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I was flabbergasted when I came across this post by Bliss. The pictures was originally feaured on Rusted Mustard blog. It's great to see that I'm not the only adult out there still enjoying dollhouses. Isn't this life-size one great? Not to mention the concept itself. And seeing the house from the back, you could never imagine what it hides on the other side. The artist is called Heather Benning.

I'm adding a couple of pics from my own dollhouse. It's a 70s BRIO one.I recently got the new kitchen chairs. Red velvet... How practical, eh? The lounge suite was a find on ebay.

E for Mrs Eliot

My blog friend Francesca of Mrs Eliot Blog is doing a flickr project with the alpahabet in one week. On Tuesday was e-day. It inspired me to take this photo.

My first blog award!

Thank you so much, Dee Beale, for giving me the Kreativ Blogger award. It makes me feel like I should give an acceptance speach ;-) Let me just take the opportunity to thank all you guys out there who read my blog!

However, this award comes with a duty: The rules are I have to list 7 things I love then share the award with 7 more people.
These seven (random) things I love:
1. Dogs
2. Coffee
3. Chocolate
4. Fleamarkets
5. Receiving parcels in the post
6. Planning my next shopping trip to Ikea
7. A freshly cleaned house

I now have to pass the reward onto 7 more bloggers. Here you go: Sweet Paul, Skinny Laminx, Mel Bombardiere, Plush-A-Holic, The Bedlam of Beefy, Mrs Eliot Books and last but not least Inspiration Bubble. I love all your blogs equally, and I'm sure some of you might already have this award, but I'm also sure another one won't hurt!