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
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Such a busy week, carpet fitting, half-term,
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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
Thursday, 11 October 2012
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
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
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 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
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
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
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Friday, 1 June 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Friday, 11 May 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
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
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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
Monday, 16 April 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
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
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.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
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
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
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
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
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.