Category Archives: Vintage products I sell

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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Cast iron waffle makers from Norway

Whenever I find second hand cast iron waffle makers at flea markets, I list them available for purchase in the vintage section of my Etsy shop. In this blog posting I present different types of vintage cast iron and cast aluminium … Continue reading

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‘Klokkestreng’ bell pull tradition in the Nordic countries

Originally, ‘klokkestreng’ (= bell pull) refers to a thick, decorative cord attached to a lever and a bell which you could ring by pulling the cord. It was used in manor houses, country houses and bourgeoise homes to call servants … Continue reading

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How to use Norwegian ‘gorojern’ pizzelle iron

Update 21 December 2016: Please visit my Etsy shop to see available cast iron waffle makers. The original blog post below. ——————– I found this fantastic, vintage ‘gorojern’ pizzelle iron at a fleamarket. A gorojern is a sturdy, heavy, cast iron frying … Continue reading

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How to make Norwegian krumkake waffles

Krumkake waffles are traditional Christmas cookies in Norway. These crispy, thin waffles are rolled in cone form and filled with jam and whipped cream. They are made with a special pan called ‘krumkakejern’, krumkake iron, which leaves a beautiful, floral … Continue reading

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For sale: Vintage bell pull embroidery hangers

Are you making traditional Scandinavian bell pull embroidery wall hangings, but find it hard to locate authentic, traditional metal hangers to buy? I can help you. I visit flea markets and collect vintage bell pull hangers to sell them in … 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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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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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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