new year, new arrivals

With 2013 done and gone, I am so looking forward to 2014! Lots of changes for me in the last few months. Myself, along with Hopea’s collection, have relocated to Vancouver Island. Calgary was such an unexpectedly great place to spend the last two years, but I’m also excited to be back where my roots are on the West coast.

The Christmas trunk shows at Kit Interior Objects in Calgary and Inform Interiors in Vancouver both went amazingly well. It was great to see returning faces of customers whom I’ve come to know through these shows as well as meeting other design-appreciating locals for the first time. There’s lots of advantages to having an online store, but I do miss that face-to-face element! I’m looking forward to next year already.

A few pictures from the shows:

Jewelry Trunk Show Calgary

A few Liisa Vitali and Georg Jensen pieces…

Jewelry Trunk Show Vancouver

Kit Interior Objects, Calgary

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My lovely little corner inside Inform Interiors in Vancouver.

Jewelry Trunk Show Vancouver Vintage Gold Scandinavian Ring

Dutifully manning the booth…

Last month, Hopea and one of my favourite design blogs, April+ May¬†organized a giveaway for Jorma Laine’s “Kala” ring. The winner was drawn from the comments and I’m just so pleased it went to such a great customer and supporter like Pippa (ouchflower).

bronze jorma laine ring
I am still in the process of replenishing Hopea’s somewhat bare store (the trunk shows really were successful!), but I’m pleased to say that I have over 50 amazing new pieces of midcentury jewelry that are currently being documented and photographed. There was a great reception for elegant, minimal gold and stone rings over the holiday so I’ve done my best to track down some more of these designs.

Here’s a sneak peek of a few:

Vintage Gold Scandinavian Ring

Nils Westerback 14k gold ring. Finland, 1960.

hannu ikonen bronze necklace

Rare enamelled Hannu Ikonen reindeer moss design. Finland, c. 1975. Currently available.

MP Christoffersen

MP Christoffersen sterling silver ring. Denmark, c. 1960.

For new arrivals as they happen, follow Hopea20 on Instagram or join us on Facebook. 

- Cosima

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4 comments
  1. Karen Devnew said:

    So wonderful to see a post from HOPEA – always enjoy you, your great taste, your knowledge and ah the photos….
    Much happiness in your new home, be well, always dazzle, Karen Devnew

    • hopea20 said:

      Thanks so much, Karen!

      All the best to you.

  2. tove said:

    Loveyour blog!! Congratulations on your move. Such a great thing to move back home, it’s my greatest dream. Your collection is to die for, I love seeing and reading about all the gorgeous pieces. How wonderful that your give away went to our mutual friend Pipa:-)

    • hopea20 said:

      Thanks so much, Tove! It is indeed nice to be home for a bit – and I’m very lucky to call such a beautiful island home. I can’t believe the giveaway went to Pippa, either – how great is that.

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