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Great day of thrifting!
I almost cried. These two bowls were taped together and sitting on the bottom shelf at Salvation Army. On top of that, they were $2.99. For the pair. There is some staining on the pattern but BKF helped with most of that, not that it even matters! They are slightly different shades of orange and I am in love.
I had already been to two garage sales and two thrift stores and wasn’t going to stop by but since I was having such good luck I figured I’d run in real quick.
It’s funny too because last week I had a dream about finding a big yellow Cathrineholm Lotus bowl at Salvation Army, so now whenever I go in I am just waiting for it to be sitting there. The items are organized by color and yellow is first so I was disappointed when I saw the yellow items but very quickly changed my tune when I saw the oranges! 😀
Scandinavian design has become a standard in many modern households due to the rising popularity of the green movement as well as the simplicity it presents to a complicated world. This new trend first emerged to the world in the 1950s and has only recently become a staple of modern simplicity. It has since come to represent a new world order of a unique simplicity which combines both form and function in a new “artistic” movement.
The new Scandinavian designs have come to replicate earlier twentieth century art movements, such as the German Bauhaus movement which incorporated much of the same values. These artists reduced previous movements to the bare minimum, attempting to create a new utopian sense of harmony and order during the early twentieth century. The absence of ornamentation was the most prominent feature of this specific school of art design and the artists instead turned to functional and rational building. This entailed a denunciation of many other art forms of the time which were seen as too “cluttered” such as the previous Romanesque building styles which became a pre-WWI style, with a new post-war style evident in the Bauhaus. The new mass-produced consumerism of the time led to an era of cheap and functional consumer goods which is what the Bauhaus school strived to capture in their work, relying on the simplicity of nature. The Bauhaus school attempted to combine art, craft, and technology through their works and thus led Germany into a modern world art order. Modern Scandinavian design is similar to this earlier Bauhaus culture because of the way in which they strive to make their work solely about the form and harmonious order, rather than ornamentation and decoration.