Sunday, January 05, 2014

New Year update



Happy new Year to you all! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post. I hit the publish- button the night before we left for New York and never got the chance to answer, but they were all so sweet and heartwarming, so thank you! I hope everyone survived Christmas. We're back to normal over here, no more jetlag and lazy days... I thought I'd show you what I enjoyed seeing the most in New York this time, but I thought I'd get this "thrift and gift" update out of the way first, to keep it a bit chronological.... If you're on Instagram, you've probably seen it already!
I'm such a lucky girl. I got two wonderful pieces of jewellry for my birthday a month ago. Remember my feature about the amazing Juhls silvergallery a couple of posts back? Well somebody's been listening! My husband gave me this beautiful brooch. I love it and have worn it a lot!


From my mum and dad I got this amazing silver ring. On my trip back home this september, we walked past the studio of three amazing female artists that make some wonderful jewellry, all handcrafted. I must have commented on this ring, or mum just knows me really well- anyway, she picked out one of the rings that really made my jaw drop! It's large, concave and oxidized. Really gorgeous!

 
You must be tired of my Festivos and Ultima Thule glasses by now, but I'll just go ahead and show you what's new:-) In early december a seven ringer found it's way to my home. After the "family photo" was taken, a friend told me a three ringer was put aside for me in my local Salvation army store if I wanted it. Boy, did I! It must have been hanging around in a smoker's home, it was all yellow, but an overnight soak in dishwashing detergent cleaned it up nicely.



Most recent family member below

Then my sweet sister gave me six Ultima Thule tumblers! I now have twelve in this size.

 
 
I don't really collect Hadeland Furu (pine), but I have a couple of large plates and I fell for these glass bowls. The design has such a lovely handmade quality, with the uneven edges, none of them identical. The Furu pattern was designed by artist Severin Brørby. I'm a bit unsure of the year, but the information I have found suggests 1972.

  
 
A new Scheurich Fabiola (far left) has joined my most colorful collection of West Germans.



Four Figgjo Tor Viking dinner plates moved into my kitchen. This quirky, cheerful pattern is a Turi Gramstad Oliver design from the 60s. The small plates are from an earlier thrifting spree.


Finally, four new Arabia Ruska plates concludes my thrifting update. Love them and use them all the time! Designed by Ulla Procope in the early 60s, they're still looking modern! See also this post.


20 comments:

  1. Your new jewelry is fabulous!!! I can imagine how excited you were when you received it. Of course, your glass and ceramics are perfectly to my taste, and I think it's all beautiful too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Dana, so glad you liked them! Kinda thought you'd like the glass and ceramics, we always seem to agree on those:-)

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  2. Amazing collection, I'm drawn to the Scheurich because that's what I'm familiar with.

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    1. Thank you!!! Oh yes, there's something about those west Germans. Do you collect them too? This row adds a bit of quirkiness to my livingroom:-)

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful ring Tove, and I wouldn't mind a brooch like that either ;)
    I love all your Festivos - they look stunning massed together. I noticed 'something' can't remember what it was(!) in the same pattern as your lovely new dinner plates, in a little shop just a couple of days ago. I'll go back and take a pic and send it to you it might have been a salt pig...

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    1. Oh, thank you, Kylie!! So happy you like the new stuff:-) I have all nine Festivos as a centerpiece on the dining table now. When I light all candles my husband says it looks like an altar:-)
      Oh wow, did Tor Viking travel that far? So excited to see your pic!! xx

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  4. I had commented on your beautiful brooch but I had not seen the ring. It is gorgeous! I might need a similar one for myself! :) I adore rings.
    Your collection of festivos is incredible! I wish I had more room in my house. I will surely keep more of what I find.
    Happy new year!

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  5. Happy new year!! Oh, me too, Bea!!! Rings are my favorite pieces of jewellry! Especially the large, chunky, rough ones. They had several similar ones, but I liked this very simple one best. Finding room for all the thrifts is becoming an issue over here too... Although I haven't had much time for the charity shops lately. I'm working on narrowing it down, getting rid of some cabinet fillers. Have a great week!!

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  6. You have such exquisite taste. And I like how you've honed your collections down to certain ranges rather than just collecting everything. And your cabinetry is something to adore. Norwegian woman of inspiration!

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  7. Oh my, I'm blushing here, thank you so so much!! I do love my teak cabinetry and between us (whispering) you should have seen the guy whose hands have caressed the wooden surfaces... Oh lala:-)

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  8. Oh my! Your new pieces are exquisite - and you know how much I love your festivos! xx

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Anita!! I found the thrifted stuff a long while ago, but haven't gotten around to post them until now. Oh yes, I know we both suffer from Festivo fever:-) xx

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  9. Your collections are such a treat to see. AMAZING! You have an eye for beautiful things... polished or rusty. :-)
    That brooch is so you! Seriously, I look at that and I think about your love for the unique and beautiful... like the rusted metal ships in your post "Manufactured Landscapes". I swear that piece reminds me of those ships. (I'm weird) Lucky you to get such amazing gifts. Don't you just love it when our guys pay such good attention! ha ha!
    Happy New Year! xo

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Stacey, you're too kind!!! I'm so happy that you see the wreck in that brooch- so do I!! Phew, I'm not the only one:-) I've always been fascinated by shapes, forms or effects that man can't control, hence my decay and rust fetish... Oh yes, we love it when our nearest pay attention, I was totally blown away by these!! Wish you a very happy 2014, and thanks again!! xx

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  10. Nydelig! Den ringen fra foreldrene dine ser helt fantastisk ut.

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    1. Å tusen takk!!! Sååå kjekt at du likte ringen, den er utrolig vakker!! Snille foreldre:-) Håper dere hadde en fantastisk jul, alt godt for 2014 ønskes herfra:-)

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  11. Ualmindelig skønne julegaver! Og godt at se, at det er lykkedes dig at klemme lidt loppejagt ind midt i al tumulten på kontoret. Glæder mig til at høre om N.Y. Der lå ingen smartphone under juletræet, så jeg er stadig ikke på instagram ;-)

    Godt nytår
    Birgitte

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    1. Å, tusen takk, Birgitte!!! Så hyggelig at du likte smykkene, jeg ble hoppende glad, man blir aldri for gammel for overraskelser:-) Er man først bitt av loppe- basillen er det visst ingenting som kan stoppe oss, eller hva? Når sant skal sies er disse funnet over et godt stykke tid:-)
      Nå, ingen smart phone? Det er godt det stadigvekk er noen av oss som ikke går rundt med en telefon i hånden konstant... Det er mildest talt vanedannende! Jeg skal nok velge ut de beste bildene fra NY, så du får se dem alikevel:-) veldig hyggelig å høre fra deg, Birgitte, ha et fantastisk 2014!!

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  12. yes, I love your brooch too, and can see a old ships riggings in it!
    Clearly you have had a merry christmas and your new year is of to a good start and I am glad to hear it. haven't had my festivos out since claud could walk, bit nervous as they are very appealing to little hands! Looking forward to hearing about your new york trip xxx

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  13. Oh my, yes, I can really visualize what little hands can do to Festivos. But time passes so quickly, and little hands are SOOO much more important:-) I hope your Christmas was a lovely one too! I've been reading about the heat in Australia, do ytou have the same hot summers in your part of New Zealand? I'm so glad you like my new brooch, I really love it! I'll be back soon with some New York pics! xxx

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