This week we’re featuring yet another lovely piece of vintage Scandinavian pottery. This is a Fajance plaque designed by Beth Breyen for Royal Copenhagen in the 1960s. It’s sometimes referred to as a ‘Crazy Bird’ and is from the Tenera range. We’ve only ever had a spoon rest with this design but you can also find it on salt pots, trivets and strangely, coffee filter holders.
Fajance is an earthenware pottery that derives its name from Faenza in Italy, where it was first manufactured in the 16th century.
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We use jar upon jar of honey chez H is for Home. We use it a lot for making flapjacks and it’s delicious at breakfast on hot buttered toast, swirled into plain Greek yoghurt or in a cockle-warming bowl of porridge in the winter. The first thing that caught my eye about this Helt honey was it’s multi-award winning labelling & packaging – isn’t it great?
Helt honey is produced in Denmark by Englishman, Anthony Lee and there are currently 13 ‘flavours’ from which to choose:
City – apricot, herbal, malt, raisin, caramel, molasses
Heather – earthy, hop, oak, smoky and whiskey aromas finishing off with a lilac, and a clear caramel and walnut aroma
Spring – strong vanilla aroma, then a fig aroma finishing off with a perfumed rose aroma
Summer – berry and elderflower aroma, then a dominating vanilla aroma and a floral note at the very end
Late summer – citrus aroma, taken over by a caramel aroma which lingers, with a slight strawberry and cherry aroma at the end
Honey with ginger – very aromatic; dominated by ginger, woody, menthol and citrus notes supported by a molasses and vanilla note
Honey with liquorice – first you’re hit by caramel, molasses and malt; then you taste the more toasted, liquorice, herbal and vanilla aromas
Honey with cinnamon – dominating fruity aroma with a great citrus note complimented by a slight vanilla aroma
Honey with raspberry – perfumed, raspberry, rose and vanilla
This is a great mid century modern Danish table and chairs. The set is made of teak and has a lovely rich colour and patina. The extendible table is made by Danasco.
There’s a buy it now price of £495 but they’re open to offers. 1oo% of the sale proceeds goes to St Vincent Support Centre* in Leeds. Once again, we’ve not left you much time to get a bid in – sorry!
*St Vincents is part of the international charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society, and exists to promote self-sufficiency by building bridges of support and creating opportunities that enhance the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support. We offer a wide range of services to people who need it most, including free debt advice, counselling, free adult learning and volunteering/training placements for unemployed and adults with special needs.
These pilsner glasses will add a splash of colour to your cocktail cabinet – or kitchen shelves if you prefer.
The fab-tastic long matches for Peter John are straight from 1960s Carnaby Street – very groovy packaging. A humble product, and rare survivors!
Next we have this red electric heater (or “Polykymatic Heat Generator” to be precise). It has a tilting head which fits snugly into the curved arm. It has such a great industrial design look.
Moving on to the two wooden pieces. The first is a rather nice sewing box that we picked up only this morning – it was sitting on the pavement outside a bric-a-brac shop as we drove past. It needs a bit of mild TLC, but it’s a lovely shape and made of solid beech.
The second is the 1960s Danish mirror. It’s got a bit of quality about it too – made of teak, it’s very well constructed and quite an unusual shape.
This crockery was produced by Johnson Brothers in the 1950s. The range is called “Gay Fantasy”. We love the simple stylised leaf design and the classic period colourways.
This large sugar jar is one of two we bought recently. The soft brown sugar has been added to our own collection which sit in a vintage 1950s kitchenette. We bought the kitchenette a few months ago and spent 4 days doing it up. Once we’d finished we didn’t want to part with it. As Adelle is a keen baker, we thought it would make a great baker’s station. It now houses all the different flours, cutters, trays, yeast, dried fruit and sugars. It looks really good – we’ll have to do a quick blog post about it with some photos. We’ll be selling this icing sugar as we’ve already got that one. They were manufactured by Lord Nelson Pottery in the 1970s – and there are four in the set.
Last but not least we have a Cathrineholm enamel coffee pot designed by Grete Prytz Kittelsen. The pattern is called “Lotus”. A little known fact is that whilst the pot was indeed designed by Kittelsen, the Lotus pattern was actually designed by Arne Ingemann Clausen. He doesn’t often get the credit!