Tag Archives: Norway

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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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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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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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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Vintage embroidery hangers

Here is a fantastic pair of vintage embroidery metalwork. I found them at a flea market in Norway. The pair is quite wide, 31 cm, thus matching a large variety of textile wall decorations. These hangers are in very good … Continue reading

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Vintage home decor for sale: Norwegian ‘klokkestreng’ bell pull embroidery wall hanging

I found this ‘klokkestreng’ (=bell pull) embroidery wall hanging at a flea market in Norway. The item is in nice vintage condition. This cross stitch pattern is somewhat unusual in the Norwegian bell pull tradition dominated by ornaments. This bell … 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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Vintage folk art wall tapestry from Norway

This needlepoint tapestry is a nice example of vintage Norwegian folk art. Available in my Etsy shop.

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