Saturday, 20 April 2013

This week......drama queen!

 This week I met my new West German, she is in the top three of my collection, if not 'numero uno'!
Wouldn't you agree?...she's a beauty! 
A one bid score on ebay, 
I'm very lucky....everybody must have been snoozing! 
A friend spied it as a Roth...this Roth will need friends!

She bought me some much needed sunshine into my busy week, back at work.


This week also brought.....some Ouch Flower in the media!

 I feel very honoured to be featured in two publications this week, Frankie Magazine and the Saturday Herald Sun newspaper-Home Magazine.

oh... and there's my prototype for the 'clay&tassel' idea...I think it could work well?



Dulux campaign-Texture Design

 In preparation for the return to work...

 Last weekend, I went on a no holds barred thrift fest!!
...a bit of a 'you've done well and deserve it type thing', 'put it on your credit card, you'll pay it later type thing', '$100 is your limit type thing'....who am I kidding, type thing!
but I did good!

Iittala Ultima Thule Carafe
I often see these carafes on eBay...dreaming of how it would look on my Iittala dinner table, so when I saw it hidden on some dusty shelves. It was reasonably priced and I knew I would of had the biggest #regretkickmyself the next day If I didn't take it home :)

 Arabia Finel, Kaj Franck.
 
 An unexpected purchase, I'm not a red girl but again when would I meet her again? 
It was either this kettle of a Cathrine Holm one, olive green but in a poor state and high price!
More Iittala!
 And to show you that I don't just thrift for myself...this Italian Coffee stove top maker was for Mr Ouch!
A man needs a good coffee in the morning if he's to survive Ouch Boy and me!
I also picked up another kettle but for my brother. 
It was his birthday and he's a keen camper, before he opened it I said "a bit left of centre but you'll use it", he was pleased!



Hello Mum if your reading this! xx (Ouch Grannie)

Pippa

10 comments:

  1. omg. I have that ultima thule carafe and just this week I found the exact same coffee maker. Love the Finel teapot even though I'm not a red person either.
    I just love the clay & tassel idea. you are a legend. I love your style.
    T xx

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    1. I knew we were twins! Thanks Tania! xx
      What other red things will we go for next?

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  2. How lovely to see you out there in the media, Pippa!! Great to see you get some very well deserved attention:-)
    The tassel/ clay combo looks so beautiful, looking forward to seeing more of that!
    My goodness what an amazing thrift haul!! You know how I feel about Ultima Thule, right? That decanter is just a DREAM find! It's so incredibly stunning. And that other Iittala piece- gorgeous!! And HOW sunny is that Roth?!?
    Lots of exclamation marks:-) Have a gorgeous weekend, Pippa!!

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    1. Great weekend to you too Tove!
      Another Iittala lover? I knew you were ACE!

      Glad you like the clay tassel combo, I will keep musing about it! xx

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  3. Well done with the articles, you deserve the mention....what you make is very cool :) x

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  4. It must be an absolute thrill to see your work in mags. I hope it results in sales for you!

    I haven't bought a vase, or anything really, for such a long time. I'm really yearning to but trying to control myself. Ebay scores are few and far between.

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  5. Frankie mag - you've made it Pippa! Congrats and I love your new WG vase, gorgeous!

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  6. Good media coverage! You are doing great!

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  7. Oh, my goodness...where do I start? Congratulations on the much-deserved press. And I LOVE the clay and tassel piece. Your yellow WG is absolutely stunning, and all your thrift finds are exceptional. I especially have a soft spot for the Iittala glass pieces. Glad you treated yourself!

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  8. wow big post. so much happening. nice thrifty work pippa! and big congrats on the well deserved press xx

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