* pigeon placemats

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Wants.


I found this set of 6 amazing placemats at an antique store in West Seattle a while back.

pigeons

I especially like how the registration is a little different from print to print, so their eyes are all a little off.  Let me introduce you to eyerolling pigeon and paranoia pigeon.

sarcasticpigeonparanoidpigeon

Searching on the C. Årfelt signature at the bottom, only a few expired Etsy listings come up.  If they are to be believed, these are Swedish circa 1960s and came in several colorways.



4 Responses to “pigeon placemats”

  1. Jes Says:

    I just saw this and ran to my kitchen. I have one, same design, but the color way is different. The circle flowers are lavender and deep blue, the pigeons are bluish-gray and the leaves are wheat tones and some are the blue-gray. This came in a pack of stuff from my grandmother and I have always loved it..now I am going to have to seek out more!

  2. Becket Says:

    Fantastic find!

  3. lisa s Says:

    DREAMY !!! that is such a find….

  4. Feed Dog Says:

    These are great! It’s really cool how the registration gives them personalities.

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