Are you ready? Are you sitting down or holding tightly on to the shoulder of whatever poor person may be your closest arm rest? Because this is part 1 of 2 of the remarkable events that occurred on Friday the 21st of this month during our buying trip to Ebeltoft.
We had gone to pick up a gorgeous antique silver plated cocktail shaker (soon to be for sale), but as we always do, we made the most of the long-ish trip, and stopped at a number of other locations as well.
We quickly learned that the whole day was a special one, and the amazing occurrences just kept coming.
To preface this story, I should mention that my sister and fabulous co-owner of Rolighed Scandinavian Antiques, Kathrine had been down with a cold-like virus, and due to current circumstances had therefore been tested for the covid-19 virus. Since I am traveling to England on the 25th, I needed to be tested as well, knowing that if she had it, I likely would have it too.
Just before we began our journey of awesome events, we were both cleared that morning - and so we could go on with not only relief, but also elation in our minds.
We arrived at the shop and went roaming, as we do, and just as I was in a little spell of 'well, shall we just hurry and move on' sister points to a group of four glasses and exclaims, "how about we just grab those?". What she pointed to were four of the very rare Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe for Iittala ‘Thea’ glasses. Mould blown crystal with sculptural steel handles made for hot drinks. We were suddenly very excited. I'll tell you just why after the little flashback below:
The first time we ever came across these special glasses were a couple of years ago now.
It was in the beginning of our time focusing on this antiques/design interest, going to charity shops, and one day they just stood there looking special, and stylish, and I had to get them - knowing they were Iittala, but nothing else about them really.
Kathrine came home, and as I always do, started some extensive research, realizing that they were in fact by Torun Bülow-Hübe and quite rare. So now she was really excited.