Some of you might know that I collect the monthly plaques by Bjørn Wiinblad for Nymølle, designed in the 60s. I so love his whimsical figures and the black on white. They also come in red, but I think the pattern stands out more on these. My heart skipped a beat when I found a stack of ten plaques yesterday, lying on a shelf behind a pile of junk in a local thrift store. August and December were not there, but hopefully they will appear somewhere when I least expect it, it's often like that, right? I had January, February and March already, but bought them all anyway. You wanna guess the price? 20 kroner a piece!!!! That's 2,70 in Euros or 3,60 in US dollars!!!
The plaques show a beautiful love story, month by month, from the first time the couple see eachother until they have a baby in december. They're so full of symbolism, like the rain on the April plaque "Konflikt" (conflict), and I never tire of looking at the beautiful faces of the two lovers. I'm amazed by Wiinblad's great attention to detail, that's why I posted so many pictures, including pictures of the reverse sides. Do you have a favorite? I think mine are january and October... The next time you see them will be in my new kitchen, I know exactly where!