I celebrated my freedom today by hitting a couple of charity stores:-) and I found some great stuff. I'll start with these fat lava planters. They're larger than the Bay planters I've found earlier, which is great. They're not marked, but they have to be german. I love the combination of orangy red and brown.
Next things I found are these lovely Iittala Senaatori (Senator) champagne glasses by Timo Sarpaneva. Notice the base? Exactly the same design as the Festivo. I actually thought these glasses were from the Festivo series, as I know the design for the famous candle holders started out as an idea for a large wine glass. They're really elegant. I found two, and have to keep looking for them. I might actually "inaugurate" them tomorrow when my husband comes home from Tokyo to celebrate that the vacation has started:-)
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've probably noticed that I collect Stavangerflint Brunette. I love the color, the pattern and the simplicity of this Kåre Berven Fjeldsaa design from the 60s. Today, I found two medium sized bowls. I have quite a few serving pieces, and use them all the time, they're so versatile.
I have a Haldensleben vase that I found some time ago with a pattern that I really love. Today I found it's companion, a beautiful bowl from that same series. It's unmarked, but it has the exact same design. The vase has the same dark grey color inside it that's on the outside of the bowl. The pattern is really gorgeous, and works really well with the circular shape. Isn't it great? There's a lot of the WG vases around, but I really enjoy finding bowls. I have one from Scheurich too that I love to bits, you can see it here.
Speaking of west german pottery, one of my Scheurich vases also got a companion today, a vase in a different shape, the kind that looks a bit like a hand granate...
Finally, I found some Stavangerflint Sera by Inger Waage. It's one of my favorite Stavangerflint designs, I love the colors and the very distinct 60s graphics. I got 4 sets of coffee cups with saucers and small plates, plus two extra plates. The cups are perfect for espresso, which I love after dinner.
That's this weekends catch! I don't quite know how many of the little italian pensiones that will have internet access, there just might be some "radio silence" here. Don't worry, though, I'll be back! In the meantime, I wish all of you an amazing summer! (for those of you in Europe and the western hemisphere) For you guys down under- stay warm!