Friday, April 29, 2011

Yesterday’s catch, part III

The curves and light in this green Hadeland pitcher photographed so well it became a whole little series on its own :-)

When I grew up we had a bigger version of this pitcher in a smoked/grey colour. I've always liked its shape and the way it holds ice cubes. I think this was a popular design from Hadeland back in its days (probably the 1960s).

Yesterday’s catch, part II

Iittala's 'Ultima Thule' decanter designed by Finish designer Tapio Wirkkala.

I've started collecting drinking glasses in this series (still in production), so finding this for nkr 40,- was a thrill.

Yesterday’s catch, part I

We had quite a successful day thrift-shopping yesterday, my good friend Maggie and I. Pictured above is my main lot. All the items with yellow are from Figgjo. My guess is that they date back to the late 50's. The lovely little cookie tray in front is called 'Smørbukk' and is by Inger Waage for Stavangerflint. It was also produced in yellow, of which I have a dinner plate from before:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Post-Easter egg post

I hope you all had a great Easter. Mine was nice and lazy, enjoying the spring sunshine. I also managed to find some vintage treats :-)

Although the high season for eggs might officially be over for this year, the egg cups remain. Here is a vintage trio from Stavangerflint. The decor on the bottom one is called 'Honey' and the top one is 'Sera', both by Inger Waage. If you know the name for the middle one, please be a good egg and let me know. (Soft pun intended.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Olivetti poster

How cool is this poster? I want one to go with my typewriter :-)

Image borrowed from flickr here.

Vintage Olivetti typewriter

(Click on images to enlarge)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stavangerflint children's dishes

I had dishes with these motifs as a kid. They got lost over the years but I was lucky and found a complete set (plate, cup and bowl) last year at a fleamarket. I'm pretty sure the illustrations are by Inger Waage, and they are just beautiful. And so fitting for spring.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random views recently captured around my house

Do these large glasses have a name? Or a use, for that matter? Other than looking pretty, I mean? I found the large teal one this week and bought it on impulse for kr 15 (less than $3). Only when I put it on the shelf did I realise how stunning the colour actually is.

The fruit dish in a similar colour in the background is by Per Lütken and the vases are Hovmanstorp handblown crystal made in Sweden. Incidentally they were the first items in my glass collection, many years ago.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Inger Waage items

While I'm still working (slowly) on the aforementioned collage, I'll treat you to a glimpse of some Stavangerflint beauties. They are handpainted and designed by Inger Waage (possibly the most famous artist working for Stavangerflint). The finish is a beautiful semi-matte eggshell colour. I only just recently found the largest of these dishes on Etsy, the other two I acquired through a thrift store and on ebay a few years ago. The smallest dish is for holding a tobacco pipe.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Kitchen interlude

While I'm working on a collage of pottery patterns for you, I thought I'd wish you a happy and sunny spring weekend with these photos taken in my kitchen today.

Fruit in da room. The Cathrineholm Lotus bowls look smashing in the sunlight.

Basic lunch. It's starting to feel like Easter, my favorite holiday. Time for yellow.

What's more peaceful than a dog soaking up some sunshine?

And then – time for a large mug of coffee (and some tiny biscuits) while blogging.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Action Frank

The last post in the series of little things... On occasion I find the odd vintage toy that I can't pass. This set of skiing gear for a 12" doll called 'Action Frank' being one such thing. I have never heard of Action Frank before, and it seems neither has ebay. I'd love to know what he looks like. Judging from this outfit, he has short legs (hence the short skis), extremely warm hands (mittens are made of net material), he's got big feet and is probably British (the Union Jack is adorning his anorak, anyway). If you happen to know who I live with, you might enjoy this a little extra.

Update: After a little more research. Could this be him? Guys and dolls, indeed :-))

Monday, April 4, 2011

More little things

How cool is this? If you live in Sweden, this Lundby dollhouse lounge can become yours here.