Tuesday, 8 July 2014


Due to recent holidays it has all been a bit quiet on the blogging front.

I actually went to Finland last month and I am very excited that our Iittala family has grown a little more thanks to this trip. I am a keen collector of Iittala products and love their timeless design and I have been so happy with our new additions that I cannot stop talking/thinking about them.

I have many Iittala candle/tea light holders already but for some reason I had never co me across their Nappula, candle holder (designed in 2012 by Matti Klenell). I had seen them few times on Instagram and wondered what it was but as soon as I saw one (or two!) in their store I knew I had to get them. They are very simple and elegant at the same time. I love the streamed lined look and how something so simple can still be a statement piece.

Nappula candle holders are made of painted steel and feel very sturdy. Iittala also have quite a good selection of colours; white, black, blue, green, brass but the one that I would have hoped for they did not have; stainless steel/silver. I do hope they add this colour to their collection in the future. Apparently Iittala are also going to have red added to their colour selection. You can read about it in purodeco blog. This time I chose to get the large one in white and the small one in black. I think they go perfectly with the monochrome look that our house has. See below.

Candle holder: Iittala Nappula
Vase: A gift
Place mats: Chilewich Basketweave

By the way, I am obsessed with flowers at the moment. I think it is to do with the summer time and flowers just seem appropriate to have in the house. You can never have too many either. In these pictures I am using home grown roses from our own garden. Not planted by me (I wish!) but they are lovely and free which is the best part. If only we had them all year round!

I also noticed for the first time that Iittala products are designed in Finland but made in China. They used to make them in Finland and I am a bit disappointed but also understand that they have to keep up with the competition. It is a shame though and I hope the quality has not suffered?! Luckily I have never had any issues with any of their products.

I do hope they maintain the same quality standards and bring out new designs that I can add to my collection. They are such timeless pieces and will be easily carried over to the next generation.

For more information visit www.iittala.com

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