Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dybdahl Denmark Pottery - Dish and Bowl

I recently acquired two fabulous pieces of Dybdahl Danish pottery; I'm very happy to be able to share them with you in today's post!

Dybdahl began pottery production in 1952 in Allerod, Denmark; it was run by husband-and-wife team Palle Dybdahl (1918-2001) and Margrethe Dybdahl (1916-1999).  After Palle made the pieces, Margrethe (who studied at Rostrup-Boyesens Art School and the School of Design in the 30's) decorated them with - among other things - beautiful leaves, flowers, birds and insects.  The pottery also produced spectacular unglazed pots in the shape of various animals (including cats, birds and hedgehogs).

Dybdahl pieces are quite rare, so I'm extremely pleased to have acquired these two lovely items:

Piece #1: Dish/Tray with Leaf Decoration, approx. 6.5" x 5"
Available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Dybdahl Denmark dish with leaf decoration

Dybdahl pottery marks on dish

Piece #2: Small Bowl with Nude Woman Decoration, just under 2.75" in diameter

Dybdahl Denmark small bowl with nude woman decoration

Dybdahl Danish pottery bowl with female nude

Dybdahl Danmark pottery marks on bowl


Thursday, July 21, 2011

RELOCATION CLEARANCE SALE at Pillowsophi on Etsy - 50-70% OFF!

Time has flown; this time next week, I'll be moving!  Unfortunately I just can't bring all of my stock with me... so I'm having a huge clearance sale at Pillowsophi on Etsy47 items have been marked down by 50 to 70%!!

The listings in this sale aren't old or unpopular; in fact, most of the items have only been listed for a few weeks, and many of them have been receiving a lot of positive attention.  I simply don't have room for everything in the van!

As a special bonus for my blog followers/readers, I'd like to offer you all this 10% discount code (which is valid on any size order): RELOCATION10


Here are just a few of the items which have been marked down:


Please visit my shop to see the rest!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Upcycled Vintage Fabric Purse Giveaway Winners Announced!

The purse giveaway has closed and the winners have been randomly selected (by the random sequence generator on!  Here are the results:

WINNER: Chellsea of Forgotten Fortune on Etsy and the Forgotten Fortune Blog!  Congratulations, Chellsea!

Chellsea's Etsy shop is definitely worth a visit.  These carrot cake post earrings are so cute:
The Forgotten Fortune blog is also full of fabulous treats, like this tutorial on how to make polymer clay macarons!

1st RUNNER UP: Rachel of Rae of Light Photography on Etsy and!  Congratulations, Rachel!  Rachel received a coupon code for 25% off anything in my Etsy store.

Rachel is an extremely talented photographer.  I love this photo of a ferris wheel:

 I'm also very taken with this photo, entitled "Vintage Lemon Yellow Roadster":

Rachel's blog is full of gorgeous photographs and great giveaways; please click here if you'd like check it out!

2nd RUNNER UP:  The 2nd runner up received a coupon code for 25% off anything from Pillowsophi on Etsy.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Elle Norway - Mid Century Modern Bowl, Plate, Tray and Tankard

In this post, I'd like to showcase three beautiful pieces of mid century modern Scandinavian pottery.  These lovely white, pink, green and blue pieces were made in Norway by Elle Keramikk.

Under the direction of Tor Samuelsen, the Elle studio produced pottery from 1942 until 1967 in Torkildstranda, which is in Drøbak near Oslo. I get the impression that the popularity of Elle pieces - which are already considered collectibles in Norway - will spread before long... and for good reason!

Elle Norway Bowl
Bowl, 9.25" in diameter, SOLD
Elle Norway Bowl Marks
Bottom of Elle Bowl with Pottery Marks

Plate, 7.5" in diameter.  Photo by GSArcheologist on Etsy (SOLD)
Markings: 550-M3, Elle, Norway, artist signature/initial (F?)

Tray.  Photo from A/S Elle Keramikk

Elle Norway Tankard Mug
Tankard, 5.25" tall.  Available at Pillowsophi on Etsy.
Pottery Markings on Elle Norway Tankard Mug
Markings on Tankard

Monday, July 11, 2011

Etsy Giveaway: Handmade Purse Made of Vintage Fabric

I'm giving away a handmade purse, made by me for my former tiny Halifax-based business, "Twice Toted".  It's been listed for sale in my Etsy shop, but it doesn't really belong there, alone in a sea of vintage pottery, glass, etc.

This purse is made of repurposed corduroy (formerly a pair of pants) and cotton (formerly a sheet).


Step 1.  Add my shop - Pillowsophi - to your favourites on Etsy and/or publicly follow this blog.  Your name will be entered once for each of these actions, so you will be entered twice if you favourite my shop and follow the blog.

Step 2.  Leave a comment (including your Etsy user name, if applicable) on this post, or send me an e-mail with "Pillowsophi Purse Giveaway Entry - your Etsy/blogger/etc. user name" in the subject line.  Let me know how you've chosen to enter (shop favourite and/or blog follow).

GIVEAWAY CLOSING DATE:  Monday, July 18, 2011.  (CLOSED)

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States only.

Good luck!