Cathrineholm kitchen canisters
were in the shed, somewhere! In fact, Anth has been storing bolts, nails and other manly sheddy bits in them for years (I know!) On Saturday I decided it was time for a S A R operation - I needed to find these babies and bring them
home back into the kitchen where they belong. And I did.
Unfortunately, life has not been kind to these canisters over the years (particularly since we've had them, ahem!)
the labels are original and were supplied on purchase with the canisters
Sadly, there's nothing I can do about the scratches (and even...sob, dents!) but they're clean (thank you Chux Magic Eraser), their teak lids are nice and shiny (I used this) and they're back in the kitchen in (almost all of) their Scandinavian mid-century glory (although in saying that, they were manufactured in Japan)
The leaf-like design is known as the lotus pattern (betcha knew that already) it was designed by Arne Clausen in 1962, and you can see it on all sorts of vintage C H kitchenware (usually enamelware) from kettles to serving dishes. The form, and colours, and enamel these pieces were made of, was designed by Grete Prytz Kittelson (one of the most influential designers in the history of Scandinavian design) You can read more about Grete here.
(her amazing home is definetely worth checking out too. Click here)
Btw, (and I'm embarrassed to mention this) am I the only person out there who thought Cathrineholm was a person? Please tell me I'm not (
the only ignoramus )?
Cathrineholm was actually the factory in Norway where this stuff was manufactured! (it ceased production in 1970)
Well, durr!!! (that's what you're probably thinking...)
Sorry, but C H sounded like a person to me.
You live and learn. Don't you?
Moving on (quickly) I'm thinking of buying this print to hang in our kitchen
where did I take photos before I painted that pantry yellow? Hmmm, hope it's not getting too boring...
p.s. went to the flicks yesterday and finally saw Moonrise Kingdom, we loved it. Annabel wants to be Suzy and live in a house like the Bishops. (she also wants to be Margot Tenenbaum)
A sumptuous but quiet little film. Watch it.
p.p.s. thanks for spellcheck Sally, noted and corrected x