Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's all right for some

While most of us are just a bit too busy before Christmas, others have the luxury of doing nothing but doze on silk cushions... Like Kurt (above).

Sorry for the long blog post absence. I promise to be back shortly with some pottery pics.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bunting now in my Etsy shop

2 meters of lovely vintage patterns in bright colors. Only three left... Click here to see more pics.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas fair round-up

First of all, thanks to all of you who left comments wishing me good luck over the weekend. Also, thanks to everyone who turned up and spent their hard-earned cash – it was much appreciated!

Here's what my stand looked like for the first few minutes before I realized I had to 1) fill up the tote bags and 2) take the cushions back home and replace them with some other product due to little or no cushion interest. The bon-bon dishes to the left in the picture were my bestsellers – they sold out in two hours. So I stayed up most of the night producing more to sell on Sunday...

Here's one of them. The plate is a vintage Egersund.

And this is what I replaced the cushions with. Being a bit overly creative during my late night designing, I produced these using some old butterknives and my trusted old Dymo tool. (They will not make much sense to those of you who don't read Norwegian.. Sorry guys!) The concept is 'Not The Sharpest Knife In The Drawer'. They made quite a few people laugh, which was the desired effect and I even sold a couple :-)

I had the pleasure of Cecilie Ellefsen and her family's company this year just like last year. She is one of (if not THE) most talented illustrators in Norway. Check out her beautiful calendars on Etsy.

Anonymous guy going 'Let's photograph each other photographing each other!'

PS! I will be listing some of the tote bags and bunting and the two remaining bon-bon dishes in my etsy shop over the next couple of days. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tote bags ready to go

The day is here, and it's all about finishing touches before rigging the table tonight at the Christmas fair. The totes are all done and I hope they sell. If not, you can expect to find them in my etsy shop later.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thrifted trio

It's freezing cold here now, and yesterday I had to defrost my car before driving to my local thrift store. I guess it was worth the trouble. These were my vintage finds: a Staffordshire mug, a West German vase and a dish of unknown origin which I think will make a great little plant pot. They look a bit 'too much' together, but each on their own or grouped with other pieces they work for me. I'm particularly pleased with the yellowy-green mug – I think these colors are quite rare on vintage stuff.