Stockholm vintage

June 17th, 2009

We found some great finds in Stockholm at the Stadsmission while we were waiting for our boat to Helsinki. We haven’t had as much luck as we’d thought while we’ve been on this trip, so this was a rare occurrence.


I picked up a beautiful ceramic Fox, designed by Lisa Larson in 1955 for Gustavsberg’s Lilla Zoo series. I’ve always wanted one, so I had to pay more than I would have wanted. $60 cringe… I just wanted to have a souvenir from Sweden.


We found a folksy bird candle holder from Denmark, only 2 dollars.


We were especially excited about this 1950s Danish toy by Hans Bolling, only 4 bucks!


What are the odds of finding an Arabia plate the same year as Juli’s birthday? Pretty good apparently since we got this one for around 8 bucks.


Like I said before, thirfting in Scandinavia isn’t what you think… It’s more like this:


This is Jacksons, and this is the reality of vintage in Scandinavia. The showroom was beautiful with some amazing pieces that were so expensive you would think that they would have no business and have to close down.


That glass apple there is designed by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors in 1955, it is an extremley rare example and are known to be sold anywhere between $6000 to over $10,000. Maybe if I get an honorary doctrine in Scandinavian design history I’ll treat myself to one of these.


Wowzers, a leather Bruno Mathsson rocking chair, Arne Jacobsen egg chair, and Poul Henningsen artichoke light. How can you afford insurance on a place like this?


My dream dining chair by Poul Kjaerholm, unfortunately at $6000 a piece, (fritz hansen pricing) I will sadly never own even one of these.


This is more our speed! This is the Stockholm Stadsmission, and we went to every one in Stockholm with absolutely no luck. Until we came to the Gamla Stan location (old town). It was raining all week, but the sun came out for our last day in the city.


Really cool Swedish toys, next time we need to bring a bigger suitcase so we can have an excuse to buy things like this. Also, children.


That teak sofa was only $120!


Can you spot the blue Stelton vacuum jug? It was a bit out of our price range at $35.


There seems to be cool art everywhere, but we don’t have the space to lug it around with us.



Last meal: The best Swedish Meatballs in all of Stockholm at Pelikan! (Sorry, we forgot to photograph it before digging in.)

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Everything looks as yummy as those meatballs!

    Lisa Canning

    17 Jun 09 at 3:34 pm

  2. ohhh – i really want a lisa larson fox too! I’ve been stalking them on ebay but they always go out of my price range.

    that first store looks like a museum & good god and that glass apple is BEAUTIFUL. You guys seriously have the most awesome esoteric design knowledge.

    the art is amazing…

    the brick house

    17 Jun 09 at 5:42 pm

  3. John is definitely the winner in the esoteric design knowledge department. He astounds me.


    18 Jun 09 at 2:17 am

  4. yeah, i am with the brick house!
    how do you know all this stuff?


    17 Jun 09 at 5:50 pm

  5. Where are you traveling right now Maya?

    John & Juli

    18 Jun 09 at 2:18 am

  6. i am in Berlin!!!!!
    love it.. after that, Israel… and then the big cross country journey begins!….


    18 Jun 09 at 6:23 am

  7. Fabulous post . . . amazing finds . . . the Elk plate is fantastic, so exotic!


    18 Jun 09 at 10:25 am

  8. Your kids are going to have the coolest and/or creepiest toys ever… haha. (i.e that little wooden character!)


    18 Jun 09 at 11:27 am

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