Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

June 29, 2011

Iittala Find: Alvar Aalto Dish!

I really love the Iittala Alvar Aalto collection but the pieces I ogle most, in typical Tanya-fashion, tend to be the most expensive (go big or go home).  A vase over $200 would bring me little joy, I think, because I would be too worried about knocking it over to enjoy it.  Breaking vases is a real fear.  Years ago I bought an amazing chunky, gigantic vase at a yard sale, only to send it to the recycling bin after only a few uses.  Granted, one use was growing a pirate, so perhaps we were a tad rough with it?

At a super messy mid-century shop I ventured into recently, I spotted an Alvar Aalto dish.  With a typical price tag of $80-90, I think the $30 I paid is a good deal . . . ?

White Alvar Aalto Dish
White Alvar Aalto Dish
White Alvar Aalto Dish
White Alvar Aalto Dish
I can't stop photographing it, so pretty
& curvy.
In any case, it is bringing me joy.  So don't even think about telling me if I overpaid! 
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7 comments

  1. That was a SUPER good deal. I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat. I love those vases, and my dream is to have the tall one someday, but it won't come true unless I find a bargain like you did! With two small grandsons, I'm not investing big money in glass for many years to come. :)

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  2. its a really cute thing to possess...loved the pictures...need tips to make my pics look so good :)

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  3. I think it looks great and I love the unique shape :)

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  4. Dana: Whew! If you say it is a good deal, then I feel great. You are a total expert!

    Sudha: Thanks for the compliment. I am just starting to fiddle with the setting on the camera. A tripod has really helped because it keeps it steady for adjusting the exposure.

    Thanks Dora!

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  5. Man, I love your blog. Fabulous dish. Your house is so fresh and crisp. I wish you were my neighbor. :)

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  6. Awww - that's so sweet. I wish you were my neighbour, too. Only one couple in my ENTIRE neighbourhood will speak to me. Most days it is like pulling teeth to even get someone to wave. People aren't very friendly around here, for some reason. Maybe because our houses are attached, people already feel too close?

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  7. Oh... excellent.. I know how you feel.. I'd do the same.. Its very very pretty!!

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