Tuesday, December 6, 2011
One of my cousins from Norway has been visiting for the last 3 weeks, and we had her and my parents over for dinner on Sunday. She brought my three fun plates (Stavangerflint and Figgjo) that I'll post soon.
We used our Heath Ceramics dishes the Dansk Fjord silverware and Iittala wine glasses - three different countries, but they all go really well together. For dessert we bought some little tarts from Patisserie 46 and served them on our Millesgården plates by Rörstrand.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The name of this pattern by Turi Gramstad Oliver is "Mitt skin er lasted med........" ("My ship is loaded with..."). It's covered with fun foods and a chef sitting in a ship.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
This teapot in the Azur pattern and the teak tray under it were designed by Jens Quistgaard. The teapot was produced by Kronjyden. The tray was produced by Dansk, and small square glass dishes (some with lids) with square feet were also produced that could fit into the square holes on the tray.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I love this over-the-top design for a nutcracker. I should have put something next to it for scale, because it's quite large - more like a nut-destroyer, maybe. Designed by Jens Quistgaard and produced by Dansk.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
This rectangular dish was designed by Inger Waage for Stavangerflint and is part of the Opaque series, also called the Inger series. The design is matte, with the only glaze colors being black and blue. The mark on the back of this one has a nice clear example of the mysterious date star around the Stavangerflint logo.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Small Elle pottery vase (and cats). The artist was Birgitte Skyttern, the shape of this vase is 929.
One of the best things about Elle pottery is how "Elle" is written on the bottom. If you're not familiar with the company, the name isn't always easy to read, so if you use some creative eBay searches you can usually find pieces that are listed wrong. For example, pieces with this signature are sometimes listed as E''E.
Now I've given away one of my secrets...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This little Graverens bowl belonged to my grandma. I love the notch in the glaze on the rim - I'm guessing it's the result of the glaze dripping/running while it was fired, although it's funny to think that maybe the glazer had a hiccup while working on it. This one has a Graverens sticker on the bottom, and the shape and pattern numbers: 960/489. And, like so many of the pieces from this pottery (as well as Elle), it has a chip. There's something about the clay that they used - if you even look at it sideways, it'll chip! That's just the sign of a well-loved bowl, though.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Look at this cute little guy! A Lisa Larson fox from her Lilla Zoo line. The bottom has the Lisa Larson sticker, Gustavsberg sticker, and a mystery sticker that's probably just from the store where it was sold, or maybe from a previous owner.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Getting my blogging mojo back with this sweet little Stavangerflint bowl with children playing in a hay wagon. I don't know the pattern name or the artist, although I would guess it is Inger Waage and it looks like it was part of a children's line.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A little fox we found at an antique store. Designed by Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg and part of the Lillskansen line - this one is marked with the number 4 on the bottom and is the smaller of the two foxes. The Lillskansen line was introduced in 1978.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
When I first saw these on eBay I became obsessed, and then I won them! The design with the televisions, antennae, power cord, and musical notes - and the one shape toward the top that looks like a weird bird - is so fantastic and is the perfect representation of when TV was still somewhat of a novelty.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One of the cats designed by Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg in Sweden. There is quite a bit of variation on these cats, and sometimes it can be a challenge to find one with a cute face - I think we did alright with this one...