Friday, 15 March 2013

flea friday: a mid-century Arabia vase

We went scouring for a birthday present in the better indoor fleamarkets a couple of weeks ago and came away with this vintage Arabia faience vase. It was my boyfriend's find - I'm so proud of his good taste! The recipient really liked her present too. We got it at a very bargainous price, despite it being absolutely faultless. I think this colour is less desirable at the moment by the general public here. Lucky for us - it's a design classic and we loved the colour!

The vase goes by the name ruusumaljakko which means rose vase and bears full markings on the base as you can see, which helped a lot in finding out about it more. It's design is 385-1, it was designed in 1958 and was put into production in 1963. The designer is Karl Heinz Schultz-Köln. It's shape and decoration is unmistakably mid century modern, but the design concept really comes to life when you put roses in it. Here it is in the recipient's home.

Just a little reminder for vintage lovers: don't forget about my giveaway where you can win a set of vintage preserve jar stickers designed by Nanny Still - there's still time to enter!

I hope you enjoyed seeing our find which I'm sharing on A Living Space, Young Heart and Sir Thrift A Lot.


  1. That looks gorgeous with the roses in it. Glad to see that Finland is treating you well!

  2. What a wonderful vase and a lovely gift nice find.


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