Monday, September 9, 2013

lotus



It's been a long time since I've been excited by an op shop find! Today was the exception, a Cathrineholm pot! I've long admired them and they look particularly good en mass (google Cathrineholm to see what I mean), but for now I'm just so glad to have one. A few chips on the enamel on the lid still can't dampen my enthusiasm.


Made in Norway I wonder how many made it to New Zealand? The design on the pot is "Lotus", it instantly transports you to the 1960's don't you think?


There is an amazing fan blog of Cathrineholm, you can find it here, it's quite an interesting read.

I think I'll use my new find as a fruit bowl and enjoy it on my bench each day! Have you had any exciting thrifting finds lately?

14 comments :

  1. Orange is such a happy cheerful colour too I always think :-) Great find Louana ... mustve been meant to be yours I think !!!

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  2. Wow, love it. Great find. So happy looking. Cx

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  3. $116.00 for a similar bowl on Trade me!

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    1. Last year I found a beautiful olive green one in an op shop.

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  4. Loveliness! The orange takes me back to my childhood home's kitchen - orange formica countertops! x

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  5. Most definitely 1960's! yay for you!

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  6. she is absolutely gorgeous Louana, you must have been so stoked to find her. I'm liking the glimpse of your kitchen there, with the embroidered table cloth and yellow stools it looks very cheerful x

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  7. I'd be excited too. It looks beautiful.

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  8. Great find! I have a 'thing' for orange and teal Cathrineholm pots and bowls and have managed to amass a small collection over the years, but I haven't managed to find anything (at a price I am prepared to pay) for ages.

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  9. Oh what a wonderful find! I have a white with red patterned pot (without a lid) and a white with blue coffee pot but love the full coloured ones. My dream would be a yellow teapot but I realise that's not going to happen anytime soon!

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  10. wow! what a great piece. i've been looking for some of this on ebay here in the UK but the prices are sky high!.

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  11. A beauty - great example of how enduring mid century style is

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