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!
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.
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!
I’m so so happy you’re back! Looks like I may have to add to my Dansk collection.
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!
Congratulations on the new place, Katie! You’re in the best city in the world. 🙂
I miss your blog! I want to know all about your new home state!
LOVE! And so glad you’re back!
It has been too long since I have read a blog post. I was just looking for the like button. Anyway, “Hi and yay!”
Nice to have you back
Yay – excited to see this post! Logo looks great!
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.
What a lucky find, Pat!!
How nice to see you pop up! I love the look of Dansk. Have you cooked on them? How are they?
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.
Ah. Good to see you here.
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.
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.
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.
Wait, you can use the lid as a trivet kind of thing!?!?!? Love that!
YES! And the handle is also designed to be easy to left off with a wooden spoon while you’re cooking. Genius!
Ahh, redesign is cute! Pots are cute! I’ll be rereading your old posts while you settle back in…
Those pots are adorable! Good to see you.
Thanks for being back with your inspiration! Looking forward to seeing more things on the blog.
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.
I have also been coveting Dansk pots. I’m leaning towards the yellow.
You make my april
Yay! So good to have you back blogging! I’ve missed your posts!
Love the logo!
Welcome back!!! And those pots are dreamy!!
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!
You’ll notice I said absolutely nothing about today’s game!!
These pots are adorable! I love this flatware.
I guess I would have been disappointed had they NOT used the “pretty in pink” line…
I think it’s a legal obligation at this point!!
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.
I hope you write a post about your new logo – how it came to be, what it means to you, etc. It’s lovely!
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome back! I was so happy to see your blog in my reader!
Nice to see you!! I love your blog’s new logo/design!!
Thank you, Chris!
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?
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. 😉
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!
That’s good advice, Tania. 🙂
Ahhhh, I just bought the yellow saucepan! I’m so excited. 😀
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!
I have 1 vintage dank kobenstyle in turquoise but these lavender pots are calling my name.
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.