Thursday, 8 November 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Such a busy week, carpet fitting, half-term,
& Halloween, but at long last I can finally get back to work, finding new owners for beautiful vintage goodies.
Here's a sneaky preview of what's to come in the next couple of days, lots of new items to add to the website, and lots of bargains being auctioned of on our Ebay site. Join my Facebook fan page, to be updated. xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fabric world map wall hanging

Use as a wall hanging or use to make something new, I like the idea of floor cushions,that make the world when joined up, or maybe a world duvet cover... ahh if only I had the time, I think I think i'll leave this one up to you.
Up for Auction on Ebay worldwide shipping avalible
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110963492405&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Thursday, 11 October 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Here's this weeks updates, lots of new items have been added to our new mini Etsy shop, and we are also having yet another ebay clearout. Favorite items have to be the enormous world map wall hanging (ebay up for auction) The apple tray (Ebay) The Owl money box (webshop), and the wonderful Arne Jacobsen cruet set, also up for auction on Ebay. Do take a look all the links are in the left hand corner of this blog.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Lenticular & Vari Vue

Loving working on my Etsy mini shop at the moment, its so nice to meet other sellers, and everyone's so friendly, one new friend I made this week was Kim, who sell's genuine 1960's vari vue art, I think in England we often call it Lenticular, anyway check out her shop, and if your a shop, of quirky vintage goods, she is also looking for a retailer's worldwide. So send her a message, or pass this info on if you know anyone who may be interested.   http://www.etsy.com/people/howweirdcollectables

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

My new Etsy


My new Etsy, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

The website is still open, and I will be adding new items next week, I have also opened an Etsy shop, its a great place to find smaller items, that don't cost the earth to ship worldwide, I'll be adding new items on Etsy everyday next week, hope you like it. http://www.etsy.com/shop/planetutopia

Monday, 10 September 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

This weeks updates, I'll be posting all these lovelies on the website and having a eBay clear out, most of these items will be up for auction on eBay by Thursday. The Uten silo style pin board is in my eBay shop. Enjoy

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Here's this weeks updates. Many of these items will be available in our eBay shop, by the end of the week, other will be in our online shop. If you can't find an item your interested in just email me. Have fun, apparently the sun will come out soon. X

Monday, 11 June 2012

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

10% off Everything


Bjorn Wiinblad dish, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

10% Off everything at www.planetutopia.co.uk
just type "happy" in the discount voucher box at the checkout. Enjoy. (ends 12/06/12)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


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Monday, 21 May 2012

This Weeks updates....


This Week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Hornsea bird Ashtray


Hornsea bird Ashtray, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Superdooper rare John Clappison bird ashtray, being auctioned off this week, in our eBay shop. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110881731523&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Friday, 11 May 2012

Thursday, 26 April 2012

This week's updates


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Have been so busy with moving, that I have lots of lovely things to add to the website, I'm still going mental over enamel,, just can't help myself, I'm going to let the last of my zooline hippo's go, hopefully she will find a new home.
Most of these items will be available on the website in the next week or so, but the eBay clear out also continues, so do check my listing there as well. Enjoy.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Bella Cat


Bella Cat, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Works at Planet Utopia in charge of Stock control, accounts, and stress management., we love her.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

eBay Retro clearout


This Week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Yes, we are auctioning off all those, items that just aren't quite perfect enough to go in our online shop, listings will start tonight (Wed 18th April) with more items being added over the next few days. Favorites have to be The pea green Cathrineholm Kettle, Dovecots teastand, and some fantastic vintage fabrics.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Funky vintage wall hanging


Funky vintage tea towel, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Is it a wall hanging or the worlds most gorgeous tea towel, anyway for those that asked, its now on the website.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Recently added


Recently added, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

All available on the website now, more amazing lovelies, to come later in the week.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Vintage Retro Enamel


Vintage Retro Enamel, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Just a selection of some of the stunning enamelware we have had in the last year or so, some is still available on the website... think I'm an enamel addict.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Recently added


Recently added, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Here's a update of all the items added to the website in the last few days, keep watching as there will be more to come.

Friday, 16 March 2012

This Week


This Week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Such a busy week, anyway all these lovelies will be added to the website in the next couple of days. Favorites have to be the Abraham Palatnik perspex horse and owl, and of course the Stig Lindberg scottie dog money box

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Antti Nurmesniemi Finel Coffee pot

Beautiful rare Finel coffee pot, will be put in our on-line shop next week after the looming house move....

Stig Lindberg money boxes.


Stig Lindberg money box, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

So many new items to put in our online shop, however we are moving house at the moment, so everything is carefully packed away, the shop will remain open, and I'll be checking my email daily, and still sending items. Wish me luck.
Jay

Saturday, 18 February 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

This weeks updates, many will be found up for auction in our ebay shop, see the link to the left, others will be available on our website. This weeks favourites have to be the space age light shade, onion light shade, Finel coffee pot, and the Erik Hoglund glass dish.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Cathrineholm kettle and coffee pot

Ahhh I have put this Cathrineholm Kettle and coffee pot on the website today. So beautiful and getting harder to find.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

This weeks updates


Updates, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Sneaky preview, these lovelies will be added to the website, by Thursday..Enjoy.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

New lovelies


New lovelies, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Just added these lovelies to the website, more to come so keep watching.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Cathrineholm Lotus enamelware

When I first came across Cathrineholm enamelware. I like many people thought that it was produced in Norway by a lady called Cathrine Holm, or maybe it was just designed by her, but I soon discovered that this classic design was actually produced by the metal working foundry company Cathrineholm that manufactured wrought iron, chains, nails and agriculture equipment, later moving onto enamelare, until a fire caused its closure in 1972.
There are many designs of Cathrineholm enamelware, some more popular that others. Probably the most well known designer has to be award winning, Grete Prytz Kittelsen. Born in 1917, Grete worked as an artist, goldsmith and enamel designer, and won numerous awards, she is also known as the “Queen of scandinavian design”
Cathrineholms most famous design, has to be the lotus ware pattern, a simple iconic pattern, which has become a timeless classic and highly sort after by collectors, for its striking design & functionality. Most people assume the lotus pattern was designed by Grete prytz Kittlesen, due to the shape and stucture, and the fact that so many Cathrineholm items where were designed by Grete Kittelsen.
However this is where the story takes a twist, it is infact Arne Clausen, we have to thank for this wonderful piece of design. Arne Clausen was an artist and worked at the factory as a decorator, apparently Clausens designs were added to kittelsens, without her knowledge. It is said that Grete Kittelsen, really didn't care for the pattern, and believed the collection should be void of decoration.
So we have both Arne Clausen and Grete Kittlesen, to thank for some of the most influential designs of the Scandinavian Art movement.
Arne Clausen should really get the recognition he deserves, so please spread the word. His family have recently allowed luciekaas.com to produce ceramic bowls incorporating the stunning Iconic Lotus pattern.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Sneaky preview of what I'm listing on eBay this week, including one of my precious Cathrineholm kettles, these will be listing tonight 19/01/12 at around 8 o'clock. Good luck poppets.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cathrineholm lotusware


I love Cathrineholm enamel, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Gone a little bit Cathrineholm mad this week, I just love saving identical items up for a while and then Photographing them all together, but soon they must find new homes.

Cathrineholm Kettles


Cathrineholm Kettles, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

This week


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

This weeks updates, the clear out continues, for all you bargain hunter's, all these item's will be up for auction, in our eBay shop, favourite finds have to be the 1970's blue enamel bowl, Finel casserole pot by Kaj Franck, and the onion lampshade.
Good luck if you bid.

Friday, 6 January 2012

January sale... clear out


This week, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Having a clear out on eBay, rather than having a sale on the website, we are just putting everything to auction. Good luck if you bid.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

vintage new year


vintage new year, originally uploaded by planetutopia.

Happy New year to all my friends, followers and of course customers, hope you all had a great Christmas.
Lots planned for the New Year, these lovelies will be added to the website tomorrow. :)