invented by (that's how the Norwegians describe it)
Guttorm Gagnes was a designer for the David Andersen gold and silversmithing company (established in Norway in 1876) from 1906-1964. This is his Old Norse pattern. These are lovely and chunky and I think, a wonderful example of 20th Century Scandinavian design. They conjur up images of Vikings sitting down to eat at an enormous medieval table, don't you think?
I found them at a local op-shop AND they came with a friend too...
I have been unable to discover very much about this piece...please help if you can...
(did you see the Ikea horsey?)
I do know that this is a 20th century mark belonging to Jacob Tostrup (founded in Oslo in 1832)
I've found lots of treasures at the oppys recently...I've had a lot of luck and so much fun...those op-shop Gods have definetely been smiling...I'll show you the rest of my haul over the course of the week so please check back to see some of the other wierd, wonderful and lovely things I was lucky enough to find.
There will also be more on the real Lucy Violet, thanks for your lovely comments on that post btw x
Just a couple of quick things before today's t.t.
Kel's vintage sheet swap is definetely a go-er. She has limited it to 40 participants this time so DON'T miss out!
Click here for more info.
And. If you'd like to win this fab poster
you can by visiting Aliya's lovely blog, Papermoons and Macarons here x
Today's t.towel is neither vintage or mine. It belongs to the little op-shop where I volunteer on Sunday mornings (more about that another time...and no, I haven't unearthed any real treasure. yet...) I bought it home to wash and took a pic because I thought you might like to see it
for the record, I am somewhere between Horrors and Hormones...
linking to Sophie's
p.s. I have been asked how big the Norwegian pewter "cutlery" is...
the servers are 25cm long and the spoon is 18cm so we're not talking teaspoons!