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Dansk Kobenstyle, pastel-style.

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Oh, hi there! What have you been up to for the past…nine months?

For the last few days, I’ve been working on redesigning my blog. This blog. Because I miss it. I still have some tweaks to do here and there, but I just happened to come across these gorgeous, Jordan almond-colored, limited-edition (!!) Dansk Kobenstyle pots, and I figured what the hell, why not just go ahead and post about them? Overthinking posts is how I got myself into this self-imposed banishment from blogging, anyway.

So yeah, look at these pots!

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I gravitate toward the pink, unsurprisingly, but they’re all really beautiful. I just keep picturing that sweet little pink butter warmer on my stove, a scoop of Miyoko’s melting inside, ready to pour over a nice big bowl of popcorn. You’ve gotta set the mood before you make the splurge.

You know what’s crazy? Just this past Monday I was texting with Daniel about how I want to replace some of my pots, and that I was considering the two smallest-sized Kobenstyles. And then I see these beautiful babies by chance only two days later?!

These pots were meant to be mine. Come on. Maybe I need to give myself a Passover present.

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Even the lavender one is perfection, and I’m not usually a fan of purple unless it’s on Prince. It’s that just right shade—it reminds me of Kohler’s lavender bathroom fixtures from the 1920s. Maybe I need some lavender in my life? Hmmm. And how can you go wrong with yellow? You cannot.

OK. I’m going to go back to tweaking blog stuff, and then I’m going to add some pastel Kobenstyle pots to my cart and try to convince myself to complete the checkout before they sell out. See you again soon!

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  • Reply Amanda S April 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    I’m so so happy you’re back! Looks like I may have to add to my Dansk collection.

  • Reply Katie April 4, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Woohoo! Anna, I’m so glad to see your post. I’m decorating my first NYC apartment right now, and years of reading your blog have helped me so much. Thank you!

    • Anna Dorfman April 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Congratulations on the new place, Katie! You’re in the best city in the world. 🙂

  • Reply steph April 4, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I miss your blog! I want to know all about your new home state!

  • Reply Cheryl April 4, 2019 at 10:29 am

    LOVE! And so glad you’re back!

  • Reply Monica April 4, 2019 at 11:02 am

    It has been too long since I have read a blog post. I was just looking for the like button. Anyway, “Hi and yay!”

  • Reply Fe April 4, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Nice to have you back

  • Reply patti April 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Yay – excited to see this post! Logo looks great!

  • Reply Pat April 4, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    I found a large navy blue Dansk dutch oven at my nearby Goodwill and it was maybe my best day ever. Thanks for sharing these lovely things.

    • Anna Dorfman April 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      What a lucky find, Pat!!

  • Reply Lyndsee April 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    How nice to see you pop up! I love the look of Dansk. Have you cooked on them? How are they?

    • Anna Dorfman April 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      I have not! I’ve cooked in other enameled steel pans, though, and I like them for things like heating up soup/leftovers (and melting butter!) more than I do sauteeing, etc. I think it’s just a personal preference—I’m so used to using cast iron whenever I need high heat.

  • Reply Maggie Mason April 4, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Ah. Good to see you here.

  • Reply Maureen April 4, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I love these! They had a vintage yellow one of these in the Newburgh Vintage Emporium at one point and I was in love; however, I couldn’t get past thinking about putting my food in something that old. Lol. I love the whole design/function of this piece.

    • Anna Dorfman April 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      You know, I have NO idea if the vintage ones have lead in the enamel. I’ve never looked into it. Apparently the new ones are a lot more durable, though, anyway—thicker steel and tougher enamel.

    • Jemma April 6, 2019 at 4:05 am

      I have mulled over the same thing with vintage enamel pans. My husband reckons that enamel surface is glass and stable so wouldn’t leach anything, even if other ingredients were used for colour etc. But he often says things like he knows and I don’t know how he knows! I once tried to find out online and couldn’t find anything definitive.

  • Reply jjzach April 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Wait, you can use the lid as a trivet kind of thing!?!?!? Love that!

    • Anna Dorfman April 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      YES! And the handle is also designed to be easy to left off with a wooden spoon while you’re cooking. Genius!

  • Reply erjeya April 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Ahh, redesign is cute! Pots are cute! I’ll be rereading your old posts while you settle back in…

  • Reply Laura April 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Those pots are adorable! Good to see you.

  • Reply Marta April 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks for being back with your inspiration! Looking forward to seeing more things on the blog.

  • Reply Smuggle April 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    They are definitely cute, I tended to find mine at the thrift store for less than $20 a piece. Katrineholm and Dansk are always on my buy list. I just scored 1970s Dansk Gustav barware not to long ago in Seattle in a Scandinavian neighborhood.

  • Reply Christa April 4, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Welcome back!
    I have also been coveting Dansk pots. I’m leaning towards the yellow.

  • Reply Nin Calvo April 4, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    You make my april

  • Reply Ana Mendes Lopes April 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Yay! So good to have you back blogging! I’ve missed your posts!

  • Reply Gabby April 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Love the logo!

  • Reply Nancy April 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Welcome back!!! And those pots are dreamy!!

  • Reply steven wade April 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I’m in love with the new logo, almost as much as I’m in love with you live tweeting baseball. Can’t wait to see more blog posts!

    • Anna Dorfman April 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      You’ll notice I said absolutely nothing about today’s game!!

  • Reply Uwalls April 4, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    These pots are adorable! I love this flatware.

  • Reply Dave April 5, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I guess I would have been disappointed had they NOT used the “pretty in pink” line…

    • Anna Dorfman April 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

      I think it’s a legal obligation at this point!!

  • Reply bobbi arbore April 5, 2019 at 4:54 am

    woohoo, welcome back!! Blogs are great, aren’t they? Love the redesign. Love the logo. Agree with the purple…only on Prince, but that one looks good. These pots are pretty but I hate cooking, they would end up like all my other pots: in the garden, with plants in them.

  • Reply Cussot April 5, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I hope you write a post about your new logo – how it came to be, what it means to you, etc. It’s lovely!

    • Anna Dorfman April 5, 2019 at 9:39 am

      I’m afraid it’s not “meaningful” enough to warrant a whole post! Really…I just kept moving things around until it looked good to me. “Moving stuff around until it looks nice” is pretty much my entire M.O. as a designer, honestly!! I’m glad you like it, though. So do I. 🙂

  • Reply Steph April 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    So glad you’re back! I just recently started a blog as a little side project and it’s SO. MUCH. WORK. Totally get why people take breaks. Also – love these pots.

  • Reply Jemma April 6, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Great way to start back! Forgot how much I completely love those pots. I have a thrifted white one similar but…just not the same. Found a cathrineholm bowl once, happiest day ever! Definitely treat yourself, then photograph that thing irl and show us.

  • Reply june April 6, 2019 at 10:04 am

    So happy you came back to blogging.
    I actually own four in white and really like the casserole style even more than the pot style.
    Fair warning tho- if at all possible inspect before purchasing. I bought mine online and the enamel IMMEDIATELY started chipping on on lid’s edge. They apparently had a problem with QC as their were a number of reviews online stating same problem. Thankfully, Dansk replaced at no cost to me,so I have no complaints.

    • Anna Dorfman April 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Out of curiosity, what year did you buy yours? I wonder if they’ve changed manufacturers since then, because Food52 addresses this issue on their website. Hmmmm. Hopefully that’s not still a problem!

    • june April 7, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Yup. It actually was Food52. They sold a 2Qt pot, 2 Qt casserole and the mini in a set for a really low, low, low price back in Nov or Dec. When one lid chipped within days I contacted them, they contacted Dansk ,and as I said above Dansk immediately sent me a a full 3 piece set at no charge. So far no other problems with the other pieces….. but I do have a feeling newer ones may be more fragile than the originals. So while they are a great design, I just thought I’d warn folks to check before buying.

    • Anna Dorfman April 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks, June!!

  • Reply Amelie April 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Welcome back! I was so happy to see your blog in my reader!

  • Reply Chris April 7, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Nice to see you!! I love your blog’s new logo/design!!

  • Reply GregM April 7, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Glad to have you back blogging! Have always enjoyed your eye. I hope we will see what progress you’ve made to your place in New Mexico (you left us hanging with your bedroom and patio 🙂 ).

    PS Is the typeface smaller or have I gotten that much older in the past 9 months?

    • Anna Dorfman April 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      There’s not much to see as far as the bedroom and patio go, Greg, but I’ll get to that eventually! And yes, the font size is a bit smaller—I may wind up bumping it up again, though. 😉

  • Reply Tania April 7, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I would manufacture a reason to buy all three.

    Also I’m an over thinker too. I’ve enjoyed all of your posts. If there’s something I’m not particularly interested in, I move on. As we all should, so worry less and post more!

    • Anna Dorfman April 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      That’s good advice, Tania. 🙂

  • Reply Lori April 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Ahhhh, I just bought the yellow saucepan! I’m so excited. 😀

  • Reply Karla April 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I could just stare at my vintage Kobenstyle pots for days! The design is just so heavenly.
    These yellow ones are very tempting. I’m glad to see you blogging again!

  • Reply thelady May 6, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I have 1 vintage dank kobenstyle in turquoise but these lavender pots are calling my name.

  • Reply Lori January 10, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    One of my friends gifted me the pink butter warmer and OMG, I love it so much. It’s perfect for one serving of steel cut oats or boiled eggs! Thank you again for this post, or I never would have realized these magical things even exited. Now I just need to make up my mind what color to get the casserole in, pink or yellow.

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