It’s Sunday morning, so what better than coffee and the newspapers?
Did you get hold of your limited edition Orla Kiely design Douwe Egberts coffee jars?
We bought in bulk – well 3 jars is bulk coffee buying for us at least!!
The classic Orla Kiely repeat motifs of apple and flowers are lovely. We’re not sure what they’ll house yet, but we always seem to be on the look out for nice storage jars. And they were free – kind of!
We quite often make real espresso at home, but first thing in the morning the kettle and a teaspoon of instant is what we usually manage. It’s a good job we like this brand of coffee otherwise 3 jars might have been a real slog! 🙂
This week’s Tuesday Huesday image is from an apartment available for let in Malmö, Sweden. The mix of strong, bright colours and patterns is just right – not jarring in the least.
Have a look at the estate agent’s website for more gorgeously decorated Scandinavian properties!
Part of our bulk buy from Wooden Donkey included a whole host of lovely vintage drinks coasters.
There are a variety of makers, but all date from the 1960s/70s with classic Op art designs & colourful & bright stylised flowers.
Here are our five favourites – we’ve kept a set of the orange ones top right!
Others have been put on our website or will arrive there soon.
Helen Dardik is a Ukrainian-born, Canada-based designer & illustrator. We’ve been fans of her work for ages and this new pattern of hers – ceramic dreams – we discovered on her Orange You Lucky blog, is outstanding!
It’s funny how things happen…
…we were looking at these vintage doll patterns for Oxfam on the internet last night… then we walked into a local antiques centre today and found one!
This one’s called Nada and features a young Algerian girl in traditional dress. Here’s another similar one of her patterns that we found featured recently on the Pass the Pattern blog.
They were designed by illustrator, Belinda Lyon. There isn’t a great deal of information about her on the internet. We know she was working in the 1960s/70s – designing fab stuff – including textiles, books etc She illustrated a number of books by Janet Barber.
In addition to the sewing patterns, she also produced a series of tea towels for Oxfam – this is her psychedelic camel!
We’ve just set up a Flickr group to share images of her work, so if you have any, please share!