Category Archives: Home decor

Wrought iron embroidery hangers. A Scandinavian tradition.

In the Vintage and supplies section of my Etsy shop I sell embroidery hangers I find at flea markets. I especially look for hand made, wrought iron hangers in the Scandinavian klokkestreng / bell pull tradition. These kind of hangers are charming, they match … Continue reading

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Wrought iron tapestry hangers

Update: The hangers below are sold. Please visit my shop to see available hangers. — I have managed to find a couple of fantastic, vintage tapestry hangers at flea markets. The hanger below is suitable for a large tapestry as it is … Continue reading

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Sabrage art! Assemblage art made of champagne bottle corks.

Silly me, but I always felt unsure about opening bottles of bubbly in the usual way. I felt I could not control the cork. Sabrage was the answer. Instant opening, no time to wait, no time to become anxious when … Continue reading

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Bell pull embroidery hangers

Bell pull embroidery is a traditional home decoration in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, England and Scotland. Old style hardware are the most charming option, but they are hard to find these days, as they are hardly produced any more. At times, … Continue reading

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Arabia Zebra figurine. Vintage designer kitsch from the 1980’s.

This Zebra figurine belongs to the WWF series made by Arabia in Finland in the early 1980’s as a limited special edition. The zebra is designed by Lillemor Mannerheim-Klingspor. It is a collectible designer item, but at the same time … Continue reading

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My Dragon Lamp dresses for all the celebrations of a year

I have a fantastically kitsch and silly dragon lamp in my living room. I have made appropriate accessories for the dragon to mark all the celebrations of a year. Here is an Easter witch hat made of a cardboard cone, … Continue reading

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Needle point tapestry from Norway. Vintage folk art wall hanging.

Here is my latest flea market find! A very nice example of Norwegian mid-century needle point tapestry. If you wish to purchase this item, please visit my Etsy shop.

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Whimsical home decoration: A Modern klokkestreng made of fake fur fabric

Originally, ‘klokkestreng’ (= bell pull) refers to a thick cord attached to a bell which you could ring by pulling the cord. It was used in bourgeoise homes to call servants. Later on the cord developed into a narrow cross-stitching … Continue reading

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Modern ‘klokkestreng’ home decoration

‘Klokkestreng’, or bell pull, is a well known tradition in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Originally, a bell pull was a thick rope tied to a bell, which you could ring by pulling the rope, and call your servants. Times changed, … Continue reading

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