Monday, February 13, 2012

An Embarrassment of Riches.

I have an addictive personality. It's genetic, it's environmental, it's a problem. My whole life I've never been able to stop at just one. "Why not get that shirt in three colors? - I like this vase, I need to know everything about it AND own every version."

I've tried my best to learn to say no and get better but when something is useful and beautiful I just can't help myself. Meet my Kobenstyle Collection:


Dansk is known for their teak mid-century pieces and Kobenstyle. Designed by Jens Quistgaard. It's enameled steel, beautiful in it's simple lines and function (the lid is a trivet). It was made in amazing colors and while it does chip easier then, say, Le Creuset. It's much lighter and less expensive.

I didn't realize it had been breeding in my kitchen. One day I only had a couple of paella pans (a misnomer because it's actually a chafing dish but that's what folks call it, what are you gonna do?) and a casserole dish then BAM! I had a fourteen piece collection.


At least I can say I use it all, even the paella pans (they're pretty useful for mixing things like coleslaw). I think laying it all out on the table at once makes me realize I could let a few pieces go.


Why can't I just like ugly stuff? That would be a lot easier to get rid of.


10 comments:

  1. Oh My! Lovely collection! It looks great all together. Don't let any of them go...

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  2. Oooh, turquoise! Keep them, they're all lovely! NEVER be ashamed of your collections!

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  3. keep them all! especially if you use them. only get rid of duplicates. imagine the summer party you can have and use those as serveware! beautiful! http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

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  4. great collection! it's hard to find in germany, even if i live right to denmark!

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  5. I loved these when I saw your photos on flickr! I say let them multiply like rabbits; they are beautiful. Especially the turquoise. Sigh....

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  6. Oh those are just too damn pretty!

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  7. Every time I see this I wonder why I've sold any of my kobenstyle. Sigh. keep. it. all. :)

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