In My Home {Vintage} Mod Table Lamp

It’s embarrassing how long I’ve neglected the blog but here I am, easing back into the blogosphere.  I’ve had a very busy and exciting year with a major life change that has kept me occupied elsewhere.  The shop is still active but the blog, I’m afraid has suffered.  I thought I’d start by sharing a vintage addition to my homethis lovely bright orange table lamp.  I can’t stop looking at it. 😀

Verdibou_Vintage Orange Lamp

And there are two new lamps in the shop as well.  Click the photos below to go the listings!

Verdibou_Tall Orange Lamp 01

 

Verdibou_Bright Yellow Lamp 01

Danish Mod Kobenstyle Swooning + Orla Kiely’s Kitchen

Remember my last Tuesday’s Treasury, For the Love of Danish Modern where I alluded to having a “super retro and super fun” Danish item that I would be sharing soon?  Well, here it is Folks, in all it’s Danish Mod glory.  A Dansk Kobenstyle tomato red fondue pot!  Doesn’t it make you want to call up your closest friends and gather around a tiny flame and partake in various cheese (or chocolate) creations, wearing your best ’60’s inspired garb? Sounds like a fun Fall party to me…

Verdibou Blog_Fondue Party

 

But wait, there’s more! 🙂  We have all your fondue accoutrements including a stainless steel bread bowl, 2 sets of fondue forks, and a ‘Fondue Cook-In’ cookbook.  I’m not kidding.  We hit the retro fondue party jack pot.  Go check it out!  They are all listed under our “Vintage Housewares” shop section.

Verdibou Blog_Fondue Party ForksAnd now for a little Dansk Kobenstyle shout out/history lesson.  Kobenstyle is a cookware made by Dansk and originally designed by Jens H. Quistgaard in 1956.  “The cookware is recognizable for its 3 point welded handles and inventive lids that double as trivets and create the perfect surface for stacking and storing.” {www.dansk.com}  I bought my first piece of Kobenstyle about two years ago when Whitney and I started thrifting.  I spotted a bright yellow bowl and had to have it.  It was after I brought it home and did some research that I became a tad obsessed with all the fun colors and styles that are out there.  I use my bowl as a planter currently, and for photo props as seen below.

Verdibou Blog_Yellow Kobenstyle BowlIf you’re on the hunt and find something you think is Dansk/Kobenstyle, just flip it over and you should see the Dansk stamp, which will look similar to this:

Verdibou_Dansk Fondue Pot 01

 

And now that you have been introduced to Kobenstyle (if you were unfamiliar before) you’ll start noticing it in magazines and maybe at your local flea market.  Most recently, as I was drooling over Orla Kiely’s home in the September 2013 Issue of Dwell Magazine, I spotted a yellow Kobenstyle pot in her kitchen! (it’s sitting back on the counter to the right of the KitchenAid mixer) Click on the photo for a photo tour of Ms. Kiely’s beautiful home, filled with her gorgeous bold prints and kitchenware.  My dream kitchen just might look exactly like this. Love everything about it.  Annnnd, that’s enough swooning for today…see you next time. 😉

 

 

Tuesday’s Treasury {For the Love of Danish Modern}

A treasury mix of lovely Danish Modern home decor items.  I have a vintage Dansk item for the shop that I’ll share with you all soon!  It’s super retro and super fun. 😉

‘For the Love of Danish Modern <3’ by VerdiBou


Brass Mid Century Danish Can…

$37

SALE: Danish Modern Teak Roc…

$595

Yellow retro danish hanging …

$210

Designer Vintage Danish Mode…

$250

Mid Century Modern Danish Te…

$695

Dansk Fjord Flatware Service…

$1600

Mid Century Dansk “Spid…

$22

Horse figurine paperweight D…

$28

Danish Viking Ships Table Ru…

$44

Danish Modern Trivet by Laur…

$45

Yellow and White Nymolle Den…

$40

ARRAY v54 – Giclee Print – M…

$24

Mid-Century Danish Modern Dr…

$975

Vintage DANSK Tea Kettle – D…

$39

vintage mid century danish m…

$180

Hans Bolling Teak Duck Danis…

$58

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Verdibou Before & After: Vintage Danish Modern Chairs

I love all of the vintage treasures we purchase for the Verdibou shop, but the items I love the most are the ones we transform before putting them up for sale.  I find great satisfaction in refinishing or upcycling products so that there life cycle is lengthened.  With that said, I present to you my new favorite Verdibou Before and After!

These Danish Style Mid-Century Teak Chairs were in pretty good shape when we found them but the brown vinyl, though durable, was not showcasing the chairs’ design and was blending in with the teak wood:

We revamped the upholstery and think it suits the chair much better!  What do you think?

We posted the pair this evening, click this link to go to the listing: Danish Modern Chairs

Have a Safe & Happy Fourth of July!!

Tuesday’s Treasury {Primarily Primary!}

A cheerful treasury, to brighten your Tuesday evening! I fell in love with this blue dresser and just had to find some coordinating items…enjoy. 🙂

‘Primarily Primary!’ by VerdiBou


9 Drawer Cobalt Blue Dresser…

$550.00

mod yellow LUXO task lamp

$72.00

Orange Mid Century Chair

$695.00

Vintage Lemon Yellow dress

$34.00

Pair of Dansk Yellow Plastic…

$25.00

Red bathing suit with belt &…

$180.00

Danish Modern Vintage Flenst…

$19.00

Ruby Red Slim Iridescent 198…

$34.50

1980s BRIGHT BLUE denim high…

$38.00

Tractor Red Earrings Studs -…

$9.00

Rooster Tea Towel

$18.00

Danish Modern vintage Erik K…

$22.00

Yellow Tote bag – Mustard Ye…

$49.00

painted mallards, trio of du…

$28.00

Bow hair tie Red Horse Shoes

$10.00

Small Mirror in Vintage Lemo…

$16.50

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