Thursday, 2 December 2010

This week

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Here's this weeks updates, In keeping with the cold weather, we have gone all Scandinavian thias week, with beautiful items from Swedish ceramists Nittsjo, Jie Gantofta, Soholm of Denmark. We have some great vintage Cake tins perfect for Christmas cakes and Mince pies. We are posting all these on our Ebay page.

Lots of lovely things will also be added to the website, hopefully by Friday, its just so cold at the moment that I seem to be only going at half speed.... Role on Christmas.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

This week

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Here's this weeks updates, Lots of stuff on Ebay including an original Dala Horse from Sweden, Jie Grantofta Herb jar, And another onion lampshade.
In the Webshop we have some new additions, a lovely Gaydon salt & Pepper Set, Wooden Danish Vikings, and some lovely items by Carlton Ware, and Hornsea Potteries.
As usual everything should be listed by the end of the week, thats Friday.
And for all those who have asked I will be making more Collages Very soon, I will keep you posted.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Christmas is coming

Wooden horses, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Lordi...Christmas is once more upon us, over the next few week i'll be posting vintage Chritmas present suggstions. And posting details of vintage Christmas decorations.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

We love enamel

We love enamel, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Oh how i love enamel, its bright, fun and functional. From Krenit bowls, to Finel teapots, Cathrineholm lotus ware, so German studio ware. Many of these items are still avalible on our website... More are coming soon. Take a look and brighten up your kitchen.

This week

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Lots of lovely things will be added to the website and ebay this week, we have found some more jie gantofta herb jars, a great set of 70's guzzini salad servers, some wonderful coasters from laurids lønborg, and some great Dala horses from Sweden. As usual, i'm super busy, so if you don't find what your looking for it will usually be posted on the website by the end of the week , if not email me.
Have lots of fun.
Jay x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

This week updates

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

We're having a clear out, as we need more space... most of these items will be avalible on eBay by Thursday 7th October, the rest you will find in our online shop soon. Email me if you need details.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Little Gems

Vintage retro lot, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Lots of lovely things to be added to the website this week, not so sure I can sell the yellow tray. Oh I love my job.

We love plastic

We love plastic, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

This week's updates

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

All these items will be added to our Ebay site or will be found on the website, happy bidding . We've having a clear out.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

This week updates

More lovely things have been added to the website, and as usual lots of bargains can be found on our eBay site. Top picks are the Dialene daisy tray (eBay) Retro bread bin also posted on eBay. The fantastic Bjorn Wiinblad tray , can be found in our new look website. Follow the links at the top of the blog. I also have to mention the Alfra & Alessi Egg cups, posted on eBay starting price £4.99 guaranteed a future collectible.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

New Website

Yeah, the new website is now up and running, over the next few weeks I will be adding lots of new items, so keep watching here, or on twitter, and i will keep you posted.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

This week

This weeks additions to the website and my ebay shop, any questions please ask away..

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Krenit bowls

Krenit bowls, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Gorgeous Krenit bowl's, created by Herbert Krenchel in the 1950's, If you have always wanted one of these or are already an avid collector, you will already know how beautiful these bowls are. Made from steel, the insides are enamelled, and the outside have a matt black mixture which is formed using cement, hence the name Krenit. Krenit is a combination of the name Krenchel and eternit (fiber cement).
In 1954, the bowl won a gold medal for its unique design in Triennalen (Milano, Italy). Production stopped in 1966.
The krenit bowl is simply a design classic, modern, functional and yet truely beautiful,
We currently have one krenit bowl left in our online shop, I really don't mind in nobody ever buy's it, that way I can look at it for a little bit longer.

This week

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

All these lovely gems will be avalible in our webshop by the end of the week.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

This week updates

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

All these items will be avalible either in our webshop or on Ebay, I especially love the metal owl coasters, starting at 99p on ebay, and the stunning giant Rya rug, which has just a few days to go ( also on ebay)
We Also have Danish coasters, designed by Alf Rhymes, also starting at 99p on ebay.
In our online shop you will find many treasures, including that lovely Bjorn wiinblad tray, which i may just have to buy myself, if nobody else does.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

This week updates

This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Here's a small collection of some of the new items i will be listing this week, some will be of ebay, other will be posted on the website. So keep watching. Follow me on twitter if you want to know the minute a new item is listed.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

1960's French Party nibbles dish

Just posted on Ebay

We love red

We love red, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

2. Salter scales, 3. 70's Wire toast rack, 4. Viners homemaker Cutlery, 5. Bakelite 1930s car window trays, 6. Atomic pan stand, 7. Krenit bowl, 8. 1970s emsa coasters vintage, 9. Vintage tin trays, 10. 1960s Alan Fletcher stacking, 11. 1960s shaving towel, 12. 1970s Party Plizt, 13. 1970s Austria Enamel Pans, 14. 1970s moneybox, 15. 70's Plastic lampshade, 16. Colani Elephant money box, 17. cheese board 60s, 18. 70s Smash Martian, 19. Radio 1970s, 20. fluffy rug, 21. 1980s tangle toy, 22. P1080318, 23. P1080148, 24. P1070914, 25. P1070783

coasters collection

coasters collection, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Coasters boring, i don't think so.

1. 1970's Owl Coasters, 2. Bussum Coasters, 3. ceramic Coasters, 4. 1970's Worcester ware table mats, 5. 1970s emsa coasters vintage, 6. 1960s/1970s tin coasters, 7. Vintage tin trays, 8. 1960s vintage coasters, 9. 1950s place mats, 10. laurids Lonborg coasters, 11. 1970's Danish Coasters, 12. Swedish 1960s Coasters, 13. P1080402, 14. P1080178, 15. P1080159, 16. 70s coasters

Friday, 18 June 2010

Colani Eelphant money box on Ebay 99p

1970s colani elephant, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Just listed in my ebay shop starting at just 99p

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Colani herd of elephants, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Elephants can be found on our website, or email us, we usually have a few.

90s reproduction

Colani Elephant money box, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

original 2nd generation

1970s colani elephant, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Colani Elephant money boxes, How to tell how old they are ?

Colani Elephant money boxes, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Designed by Luigi Colani for Dresners Bank in Germany in the 1960s, these money boxes have become a design icon, and are becoming increasingly sort after.
There is alot on confusion for buyer's, over the different types on Elephants. So here's some help.......
This Elephant is not a reproduction, its a second generation original 1970s, it has the "Dresdners Bank" logo marked on the base, small original elephants are also unopenable. ( +Very rare)
1st generation originals are made of a softer plastic, they have the Dresdner logo inbetween the legs on the smaller elephants, (these are like gold dust, & Very very rare) , but usually quite worn, with eyes missing.
90's reproductions still precious, but not quite as rare, these have no logo, and have a black plastic base which can be opened.
Some people like new things, some like old worn things, some like shiney things, but i think buyers have a right to know what they are buying.