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July 14, 2014

Mid-Century Vases From Glittery Moon Vintage & Gorgeous Giveaway of a 1950s Hans Achtziger Tall White Vase! – WINNER CHOSEN

Can I just tell you that the vases from Glittery Moon Vintage are arrestingly beautiful? I am constantly amazed by the beauty of mid-century design and our new sponsor, Stephanie from Glittery Moon Vintage, has managed to introduce me to a new area that I am destined to become obsessed with.

Vases!

Amazing, detailed, precise, gorgeous mid-century vases. Obsessed, I tell you. Obsessed.

And it turns out that Stephanie isn’t just a lovely lady with a lovely shop full of lovely vases, she is also a very generous soul! She is giving away one of her wonderful mid-century vases to a lucky reader!

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Do you want to win this lovely 1950s Hans Achtziger vase? Leave a comment below to enter, but first let’s chat with Stephanie, look at some more vases and get a glimpse into her retro home!

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Here is Stephanie, modeling one of the lovely Mid-Century veils from her shop

Some of my earliest and fondest memories include watching Bewitched on a striped 60’s sofa and listening to bossa nova and samba singer Astrud Gilberto on a vintage record player at my grandparent’s house.  This amazing home—an eclectic picture of mid-century perfection—was my first exposure to the mid-century era style.

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The one item which would always stand out when I was a child was my Grandfather’s wonderful mid-century desk, where I would play for hours and use his magnifying glass to explore the various items in his drawers. I always found this desk so appealing, although I didn’t really understand why when I was younger. This very same desk is now in my own home, and its marvelous design and craftsmanship have inspired me to research and learn more about mid-century design. As I wondered what would be the perfect complement to decorating such a cherished object of my childhood, I soon realized that mid-century home décor is where my heart is!

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My grandfather’s desk sits against a sunny window in my living room.

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Here is my living room, where my porcelain collection is housed. In the corner is my Bjørn Wiinblad collection. My art gallery wall is an eclectic collection featuring my favorite Etsy and Mid-Century artists.

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A closeup of the iconic Eames rocker, an Ellen King mushroom, a Wesley Lund candelabra and an enamel dish by an unknown artist.

My love of this style truly began when I purchased my first white porcelain vase, which sparked the need to find out more about these incredible vases—such as, who designed them, is there a story behind the pattern, or what happened during this era to inspire the design of each piece? I learned that many of these vases have been designed by artists and designers that are consistently featured in museums, including Tapio Wikkala and Martin Freyer (who is most famous for designing the VW logo).

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Here is my beautiful white porcelain collection. The feathers add a bohemian touch to the modern all-white collection!

As I expanded my collection, I decided to help others discover and enjoy this wonderful era of home décor by opening up Glittery Moon Vintage. It may have all started with the white porcelain vases, but my shop has since grown and currently offers numerous other mid-century home décor items.

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Mid-Century “Target” vase by Thomas Germany on a Danish Modern table.

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Wouldn’t this Mid-Century hedgehog tray be the perfect accessory for a retro style garden party?

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I love the way these two gorgeous kingfishers, which were made by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, look on my old 1950s wood staircase!

Glittery Moon Vintage has a very bohemian modern feel to it now, and it has also influenced the decoration of my home. I love how my own décor is constantly changing, always depending upon the items I have in my shop. Sometimes it feels like I am living in a rotating museum, something of a dream come true!

I am happy to offer free domestic shipping to all No Pattern Required readers when you use the promo code MIDCENTURY14 . When you visit my shop, I hope it inspires you to find something that will spark happiness and inspiration from such a wonderful era for your home.

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Thank you for visiting Glittery Moon Vintage!

GIVEAWAY!

Thank you very much to Stephanie for this lovely giveaway! Up for grabs is:

Gorgeous tall glazed white porcelain vase created by Hans Achtziger in the 1950s for the Hutschenreuther art department.  This beautiful vase measures 9.2″ h and features the highly collectible Hutchenreuther lion logo at the bottom, which is a symbol of artistic design and high quality.  The vase also features a stunning hand engraved geometric pattern and a wonderful modern shape.

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Hans Achtziger was one of the most influential porcelain makers of the 20th century.  He was the director of the famous Hutschenreuther art department.  Achtziger’s award-winning designs are world renowned and are highly coveted by collectors.  This vase is a perfect example of his iconic work!

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To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below! Stephanie would also love to hear which vase or item from her shop you love, so please visit Glittery Moon Vintage and tell her what catches your eye in your comment!

Rules: Only entry allowed per household. Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway will end on 7/20 at midnight and winner will be contacted by email, with winner announced in the 7/21 post on this blog. Winner will be chosen at random from published comments. Have fun!

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30 Responses to Mid-Century Vases From Glittery Moon Vintage & Gorgeous Giveaway of a 1950s Hans Achtziger Tall White Vase! – WINNER CHOSEN

  1. Helen Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Looks like I am the first commenter! I thought I would try my luck in this great giveaway! I love all things MCM especially the architecture, interiors, ceramics and of course your blog!
    I had a look in Stephanie’s Etsy shop and I think my favourite item is the Schwarzenhammer Black and White Modernist Relief Glazed Porcelain Vase because it reminds me a little of a Jenga set!

    • Cynthia Reply

      July 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Gorgeous!

  2. Amanda Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 4:19 am

    I’m in. My favorite items from her site are the Honeycomb Vase and the Amethyst Vase.

  3. Jenna O Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I love the Vintage Kosta Boda Scandinavian Modernist Icy Glass Snowball Candle Holder. Gorgeous!

  4. Deb Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Lovely vases, lovely home.

  5. Kiki Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I absolutely love the tall, white Martin Freyer vase. It looks like it’s moving – almost like reeds blowing in a marsh wind.

  6. Nicole Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I’d love to win! Everything is so beautiful, but I think I like the Batman vase most of all– it’s lovely and surprising and a little whimsical.

  7. Queen of Fifty Cents Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Ooooh, pick me! This vase would be SO happy in my MCM house!

  8. Janice Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I love Stephanie’s living and her Etsy shop! What a great story about her grandfather’s desk, which must conjure up such great memories for her every time she uses it. Hope I win!!

  9. Kathy Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful home and beautiful post – absolutely LOVE these vases!

  10. Annemarie Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 11:19 am

    What a lovely vase! Your home reminds me of the Guggenheim museum in New York. I love the natural wood tones paired with white. It is truly elegant.

  11. Betty Crafter Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    What a great eye you have for putting things together Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your home and shop with us.

  12. Alesha Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Beautiful! A new shop to follow! I adore the tall turquoise blue vase!

  13. april Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    beautiful shop! bitossi has always been my passion, but you have so many pieces I would love to have in my home!

  14. Midcenturylush Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    These vases are absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Heather Darling Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous! Love everything, but my favorite is:

    Sgrafo Handmade Brown Studio Pottery Bear by Peter Müller

  16. Cat G. Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    The vases are beautiful, but I have to say, the Bear by Peter Müller stole my heart. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. divajean Reply

    July 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    It’s a beautiful vase! I really liked the feathers in your vase collection. I have been trying to find new ideas for landscaping my fireplace mantel. This got me thinking on highlighting one flower or object in multiple ways like you did.

  18. Melinda Reply

    July 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    So many beautiful things in the shop, but my favorite is the Wolfgang Bauer floral plate. All my favorite colors.

  19. Megan Reply

    July 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I love the Scheurich Large Scale Salmon Pink and White Vase. Everything is so beautiful in your shop! Thanks for the giveaway, my dears!

  20. Lacey Reply

    July 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    What a lovely shop. I’m particularly drawn to the Thorkild Olsen Royal Copenhagen Geometric Vase – for its design and also its shape, which would be nice for garden flower arrangements. So many beautiful items!

  21. Mary Hutka Reply

    July 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Every vase is more beautiful than the last. Lovely. Hope I win.

  22. Adel Reply

    July 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    The turquoise Bitossi vase is stunning….and the trio of geese..the whole shop us like a dream!

  23. Calli Reply

    July 21, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I’d love to win! I also love the Thomas West vase!

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