Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff
After Christmas 2011, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Stockholm and managed to fit in some antiques and collectables owling while I was there. I wish I had been able to take more photos but I guess this just means that a second trip is warranted!
Grandpa, Stockholm – Not an antiques shop but lots of kitch collectables old and new.
A gorgeous shop sign for Grandpa Stockholm
Again, not antique but Design Torget features designs from a range of different designers and this very much reminded me of some vintage 1970s ladder furniture (Ladderax shelving) which I’d perviously seen in a couple of antiques furniture shops and on eBay.
A range of old Sweedish toys (including Trolls, naturally) at the Stadsmuseum.
The Stadsmuseum includes a whole top floor devoted to city living and talking about the space constraints as well as about the decor which has been used through the different eras. It’s a dream for anyone into their interiors, especially if you want to look beyond IKEA for Scandinavian design.
The Stadsmuseum has a range of interior fittings that an owl like me loved ogling, from door handles and wallpaper through the eras this was one of the best parts of the museum. I believe that the handle above is Bakelite.
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to owl too much in this antiques shop which was also in the expensive Gamla Stan area of the city. Lofgren Antik.