I'm blogging from my mum and dad's in Stavanger where I'm spending the last week of my vacation. I'm using the Blogger app for the first time, and have finally found a way to change the font, it startes out looking very strange. I just thought I'd show you a couple of things from my childhood home that I really love and at the same time try it out:-)
Every time I'm visiting, I'm drooling over this rye (the Norwegian term for rya) that they made in the 60s. I hope some day it might find it's way to my home... You could buy sets with the pattern and the materials you needed. Sellgren is one of the well known brands that made these, but also Husfliden had some great ones, that's where this comes from. I absolutely love the modernist abstract tree pattern and the colors, cream, different shades of grey, black and teal. Mum told me yesterday that the background was supposed to have more pattern, but I love how it turned out.
My parents were married and set ut home in the late 60s and consequently have a lot of scandinavian 60s stuff. They have this great pendant, a brass “Nova,” designed by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1963. It has some dark spots, and they have been looking for a replacement several times, but can't find a lamp that matches the colors and style of their living room and that gives the same beautiful light as this one. I think they're convinced there's no other lamp quite like it:-)
Among all the Figgjo and Stavangerflint they have (after all, this area is the home of those goodies), there are also some great pieces of studio pottery. I've always liked this Danish vase they got as a wedding gift in 1966. I don't know who the maker is, maybe some of you might know?
I've been thrifting too.... I found a box full of goodies yesterday on an op shop round with my mum and the guys. I also got some great planters that belonged to my grandmother. I'll show you when I get home and get them cleaned and photographed:-)