Monday, 25 February 2013

Time well spent

New plant friend, Devils Ivy
Tapio Wirkkala Ultima Thule desert bowls and a large bowl in the Kekkerit pattern

Time rich...so thrift mad! 

Arabia Sunflower mug
The latest Guttering Planter in yellow
Goliath

Remember Goliath? He's doing better and is spouting some friends! 


Couldn't resist this sweet little West German!


More glass lovelies but not sure of the maker?


Bought a small loom

Made a weaving with the Tassels that didn't make the grade!


 Now need a larger loom, I'm on the look out because I can see table mats and runners as a new ouch line!

New Tassel idea with the copper pipe!

New macramé jewellery idea brewing!

Sneak Peek...........Paravent/Ouch Collab!

What Kinder Kid does after Kinder!

Shabby and broken but I had to bring this dish home.
 If it was in great nick, I probably wouldn't be able to afford it, Whatever this little danish piece is?

West Germans

'Man Friday' Wedgwood 1950
 I'm totally in love this pattern, it speaks to me!

Thrift-retro brass cuff with gemstones and wood inlay.

Me in Real Living :)

That's me updated!

Looking forward to more!

Pippa.

33 comments:

  1. So many great things happening at Casa Ouch. I think your friend Ray will know that Danish dish. I think it's Royal Copenhagen, but could very well be wrong. I pulled out our little loom (exactly like yours) and am wooling-up a dolls' house rug. I'll show you soon. Love everything that's going on. I even spy some Clarice.

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    1. Love that your making a rug for the dolls house! That is very cool! :)

      And yes you do, I might post about it soon!

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  2. Great update! Candle holders are Kosta Boda, I believe they are called sunflower (but I would double check) and your plate is Royal Copenhagen Aluminia, it must have initials in the back, that would tell you which artist did the decoration. Congrats on your Real Living feature!

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    1. Thanks I will check on that but it makes sense, I'm all for the sunflower, the motif has followed me all my life! :)

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  3. That Danish piece looks like Royal Copenhagen.
    I love all of your finds Pippa......I'm so envious.

    Tania xx

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    1. I'm sure you'll have me drooling on your finds soon enough! ..but thanks xx

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  4. Oooh so many intersting things here Pippa. I LOVE the Wedgwood "Man Friday" - Ive never seen it before..very quirky. And some great West German pieces you have there too....and what do I spot on the shelf at the back there...OMG...Clarice Cliff??? surely not an opshop find!

    A few times a year I see weaving looms at auctions going pretty cheap..will let you know the next time I spot one...wouldnt cost much to send to Melbourne.

    Great to get recognition in a magazine too, makes all the time and effort worthwhile.

    Oh Yes...the blue dish Beth Breyen for Alumina/Royal Copenhagen for the Tenera range c 1960s around the $100 mark in good condition, well spotted.

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    1. I'm so pleased to have introduced you to something for a change Ray!
      I did think of you when I bought it home and was looking forward to sharing!
      There were more plates where I got it from, if your interested in details?
      Keep me posted on the looms, so far they have been costly :)
      And thanks for the mag cheer and details on the dish, knew you'd know and so did everybody else! LOL x

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    2. Oh yes plese, send me the details on FB Pippa, love to get one or more of those pieces to have a good look at.

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  5. Everything in this post is just so lovely and wonderful Pippa.
    I love "Man Friday" (and that cuff) especially, because I have never seen anything quite like either of them. "M.F." looks like one of those vintage plates that has been embellished by an artist, you know in the style of Trixie Delicious etc, except it's not, which makes it way, way cool!
    Will you take me to these op-shops when I come to Melbourne? Ours suck big time in comparison!

    p.s. if you could score a plate or three for me,I would be thrilled...

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    1. I'm planning our intiniary! With cheap and good in mind! :)

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  6. So many great projects...so many great photos! You're absolutely on fire creatively! I'm so impressed.

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    1. Thanks Dana, I'm trying to make the most of it :)

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  7. love it all!!...all that creativity....all that thrifting...all that crafting and your living room is spotless!!!....may just hate you a little bit as I walk across my crumb covered floor! xx

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    1. LOL don't hate me, I promise I'm messy and produced a messy child, I just vacuumed that bit of the floor, my mother is due round! :)

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  8. Also love the 'Man Friday', what a great find! x

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    1. Thanks, it has pride of place in our home, I don't think I'll tire of it! :)

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  9. Wow, Pippa, what a week! First off, congrats on being in Real Living!!! What a coincidence - I bought those Kosta Boda sunflower candle holders this week too! Love the yellow planter and that cuff is a stunner. So much awesomeness in this post!

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    1. Thanks Francine, it's been good times all round! :)

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  10. Goodness me, Pippa, I don't even know where to start!! So much loveliness in one place! I'm so curious about the glass candle holders (one of them with a tall white candle). They are in every thrift store over here, but I' e never managed to find out who made them. They're very 70s cool. I'm guessing they're Norwegian or Swedish. I'll research and let you know if I find out!
    So many exciting new projects, I can definitely see some great table mats and runners appearing soon! The sneak peek on the collab is looking very promising, great colors. And last but not least- congrats on your magazine appearance- girl/Pippa power!!

    Ps. It's great to see Goliath immortalized:-)

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    1. Go get yourself some, they are Kosta Boda, Sunflower pattern. We can have some more thrift in common!
      Fingers crossed I find a great loom soon and thanks for the mag cheer, it was a great surprise!
      Now the Collab is the next big project, keep you posted :)


      I have passed on your best regards to Goliath

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  11. Just as soon as I flicked through RL there you were, congrats! Lovely thrifted buys Pippa and your plants are fab! Love the West German with the red topped cactus in it and your chippy plate was definitely a must have - stunning!.

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    1. Thanks Tina, now I need to find out some more about 'Man Friday'? He's been a hit!
      Thanks for the mag cheer, it was a lovely boost! :)

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  12. I love all your finds Pippa, wow, you have a great eye. The tassel with the cuff is great, adds another texture and I think it's genius. Your plants and guttering idea is fab. Great use of old gutters. well done you!

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  13. Thanks lovely Poppet, I'm enjoying myself! :)

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  14. So my gorgeousness happening around your place Pippa! I really must get one of those Devil's Ivy plants, they look amazing :)
    Cas x

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    1. Do! I have two now and want more!

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  15. I saw your work today in Real Living...was very impressed! I love some of your new ideas, the guttering looks great.

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  16. You in Real Living! You save the best for last. Well, maybe the gutter planters were the best. I really like them.

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  17. all your thrifts look like mine. I think I have ten different Mikasa, hof and arabia designs in my crockery cupboard, not to mention the fine china. Nothing quite like opshopping. those who hate it have never found a treasure.

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