Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sweet Annika...and Egersund mystery solved!!

I've had a bit of a dryspell, thrift wise, much of it due to crazy days at work. Today I finally had a couple of hours to myself and squeezed in some thrifting between driving the boys to soccer practice and the Saturday grocery shopping. It's fleamarket season over here. It's a sure sign that spring is finally here, fleamarkets are being arranged all over the place. Today I stopped at four, one of them was really great with an auction and all, but alas I was a bit late. All I found was one piece, so you're gonna get it from all angles:-)
It's a really cute one, though, I've developed a crush on "Annika" by Rørstrand. It was designed by Marianne Westman and was in production from 1972. The colors are so lovely, rich brown and mustardy yellow. It reminds me so much of a little bird, the way they cosy up on a branch, all round and fluffy. See what I mean?
Annika has some similarities with "Honey" by Stavangerflint, designed approximately at the same time, but the pieces are more rounded. This little jug sits really well in your hand, it's like it's begging to be held!






I also did some detective work. Remember my mystery Egersund teapot? I just got an e- mail from the Egersund fayence museum with some information about it! The model is "Cirkel", designed by Kaare Blokk- Johansen (who also designed "Unique"), and the decor is "Cherie" by Ingrid Marcussen. It was in production from 1965 to 68. Mystery solved!

17 comments:

  1. Lately I've fallen in love with mustard yellow, so this little pitcher has captured my heart. So good that you found out about your teapot. I love it when a vintage mystery is solved.

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    1. Hi, Dana, lovely to hear from you on a Saturday evening:-) So glad you like the little jug! I just read your last post half a minute ago, and was just about to comment:-) Sounds like exhausting times over at yours! Hope you get to relax a bit this weekend, have a great one!
      xx

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  2. Ååh, jag håller med dej! Annika är en av mina verkliga favoriter.

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    1. Ja, det er en kjempefin serie, jeg husker at du også er glad i den:-) Både fargene og formen er fantastisk!

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  3. Cute! Cute! Cute! xxx
    Love the colours and snug hand fit!

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    1. So glad you like it, Pippa!! Cute is the word:-)

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  4. Having a stall at a market in June, hope you can make it! xx

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    1. Oh, I sooo wish I could, Pippa!! I'd shop!! It's a long way, though:-) I guess we're not talking virtual market?

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  5. Such a lovely pitcher. I can see the qualities that drove you to it. Great news on IDing your teapot. It is incredible how generous people can be if you approach them with a question. I always write, and I always get an answer!

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    1. Thank you, Beatriz! I see it with the first little spring flowers. We have some small white ones that will pop up everywhere soon, they're the ones every kid picks and takes home to mom! My boys are getting bigger, but I still hope I'll get a little handful of those:-)
      Oh yes, I'm so glad that mystery was solved, those things can drive me nuts:-) I've decided to ask more, there's always someone out there who knows! Have a great week:-)

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  6. Charming pitcher Tove. Lovely shape and colors. And congrats on solving your mystery. It's always so satisfying when you learn something new about something old!

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    1. Thank you Francine, so glad you like it! Oh yes, it's so great when you finally find out, I can easily obsess over mysteries like that:-)

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  7. Actually....... that reminds me I have a large bowl hand made in Norway that is a mystery to me! Would you take a look at it? Maybe you are familiar with the style? It's listed in my Etsy shop or I can send you a photo?

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    1. That's exciting! I found the photos in your shop:-) I might have a hunch, I' ll do some searching and get back to you!

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    2. Thanks for taking a look Tove! I've looked here and there every so often but have not come up with anything. So appreciative of you checking it out. :)

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  8. Love this find! The earthy colors are fantastic and "she" is obviously very photogenic. SO PRETTY!!!!
    You always find the most beautiful pieces. Or maybe you just have an eye like no other.... you spot them and know when you have something good!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Stacey, you're very sweet! I fell for the colors too, seems like most of my thrifted stuff are in different shades of brown:-)
      Speaking of colors, I've read some of your older posts lately, and I' m so in love with your house! It's gorgeous, and you're doing such a great job renovating it! Great choices in colors and details, it warms my architect heart:-)

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