Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Stavangerflint Snack Set

Four of these fantastic snack sets with Kåre Berven Fjeldsaa's Viking design on them. I haven't seen this peaceful, relaxed viking with a flower on any other pieces before, and also didn't know that they made a snack set in this pattern. We also have another snack set with the same plate and mug shapes, but a design by Anne Lofthus.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Moar Romantica!

The Iittala Romantica collection is growing. In addition to the mini-coupes and bigger coupes (on the left), today the post delivered sets of wine and water goblets (right). Or red and white wine glasses... Although they might occasionally hold cocktails, too!

The Romantica line was designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1963 and produced until 1972. It came in 4, 6, 8, 15, 17, and 25 cl sizes. [Those equal about 1.4, 2, 2.7, 5, 5.7, and 8.5 ounces. In addition to the stemmed glasses, the line also included stemless old-fashioneds.]

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Elle Bowl

Found this pretty Elle bowl today, along with a big Elle mixing bowl that was more than I wanted to spend!

The bottom is marked 703/R21.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rorstrand Polka

We recently found this Rörstrand Polka dish. Love that the design is like looking down on this group's dinner table.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Iittala Marski

I live vintage Iittala glasses and have a hard time resisting them. This is the Marski pattern designed by Tapio Wirkkala. They're very similar to the Romantica, but shorter, and the stem is thicker. They're sort of the Romantica's burlier brother. They were in production from 1959 to 1980, but some online research shows they may have had a limited reproduction period around 2000 - those had the Iittala mark etched onto the glass (the foot, probably), while these vintage ones are unmarked.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


We found this little Viking yesterday. He was designed by Elsi Bourelius, and made by Jie Gantofta of Sweden.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Iittala Romantica

We stumbled on this Iittala pattern on etsy and love them! They were designed in 1963 by Tapio Wirkkala and manufactured from 1963-1972. We have two sizes now - this one is about 4 inches across and holds about 5 ounces; we also have smaller ones that hold about 3 ounces. This might be one of my favorite Iittala designs!

Friday, November 9, 2012

More Space

With an expanding collection comes the need for more space. We finally finished installing a shelf above the windows in our kitchen eating area, and hung the rest of the scando goat fabric as a valance. In addition to the Figgjo Saga pieces here, there is an old Stavangerflint pitcher with some peacock-like birds. Outside the photo are our Dansk teak ice buckets and some coffee sets from Figgjo, Dansk and Stavangerflint.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Odin and Tor

We just got the Odin - now we just need Frøya! These are carved by Henning of Norway. The Tor is older and has a much rougher carving style, which I like. The base of it is marked with two stamps that read "Carved by hand in Norway". The newer Odin is marked "Henning Carved by hand in Norway".