I must confess, I’ve been extremely slack at blogging my retro escapades for the past month. Usual excuse: far too busy with end of term assessments blah, blah, blah. Nevertheless, a catchup is in order.
This amazing dish is one of our latest auction finds. We bought a box full of stuff, mainly because this was in it; though Aidan has since sold many of the other objects from the box. This dish is going nowhere though! It’s made by a Swedish potter called Mari Simmulson – very similar stuff to Bjorn Wiinblad, which is what I thought it was when I first saw it. Chuffed to bits with this, but alas, our last visit to the auction was fruitless. Perhaps after Christmas, it will pick up again.
At the start of December, as well as visiting the auction house, we had a little trip down to London, courtesy of free first class Virgin travel… I didn’t take too many pictures as we’d been only a few weeks before. However, I did take one of the supposedly ‘retro’ Christmas decorations on Carnaby Street. Note to the council: try harder.
Using stereotypically swirly-whirly-psychedelic fonts DOES NOT make for authentically retro decorations. Though top marks for the giant pink reindeer – I’ll pretend it’s a little lost roe deer…
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Today I saw your dish “Mari Simmulson” I also like her things very much. I have a very nice piece to hang on the wall, try to send you a picture of it.
I’d never heard of her until we found this dish, but we liked it so much! If you have any more, I’d be very interested to see it. Is it up on your blog? Emma
I have a collection of Mari Simmulson plates and vases, which I’ve picked up over the last 10 years or so through eBay and some Swedish sites. One was a 40th birthday gift. Your plate is lovely. What a nice auction find!
I’m really into Stig Lindberg at the moment.
Love your blog.