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!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Creative friends

I am lucky enough to have some very talented creative friends. One of them is Mette Fjørtoft Vågnes, half of pottery designer duo Scusi. I visited her yesterday in her workshop at Kirkeristen in Oslo. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, I just want to add that it was such an inspiring visit - I love seeing all the wacky but beautiful products that Mette creates.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Some visual muzak while you wait

I'm preparing an exciting post for tomorrow. 
Meanwhile, here's a little something I made earlier ;-)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Forgive me Reader, it's been several months since my last post

3 pics and a few hail the blogosphere and I'm forgiven... Right?

I'll admit it - I almost gave up blogging. I have however decided to give it another go. There has been a lot of things going on in my life lately, distracting me from posting on the blog, and also I've simply lacked motivation. I'm very happy to say it's slowly coming back :-)

I am thinking I might do some changes to the blog - maybe also move it to a different location. (I'll let you know.) Or maybe it will just continue it's bumpy journey much in the same way that it has done for years now. We'll see.

Anyway, I think I know what you guys like, and here is some of my latest vintage finds:

Two teak chairs with beautiful green wool upholstery, produced at Låte Møbelfabrikk, Norway. My guess is they date back to the late '50s/early '60s.

 This huge rug is Danish and most likely from the 1960s. This snap shot was taken with my phone in the second hand shop where it still resides (waiting to be dry cleaned before I pick it up), hence the not so great photo quality. I might post a better pic once I get it home.

I can't give you any info on this beautiful vase, I'm afraid... In fact, I hope maybe someone out there can help me. It is a medium sized vase and very heavy. If I were to guess I'd say it's either a Hadeland item or maybe from Orrefors. It could be something else entirely, of course. If you recognise it, please drop me a line.