Many of the destinations I wanted to visit while we were in Copenhagen came from months of scattered bookmarking in my web travels. Sites like Allisyn Copenhagen and LilleHus were primary sources, but from there I wandered and found clothing, textiles, pottery, galleries and general loveliness galore all of which I kept a running log of so that we could seek some treasures out on our trip. Funnily enough we ended up finding many of the stops on my little list rather by accident our first day as we wantered around Vesterbro. That first day in Vesterbro was wonderful. We found food, drinks and plenty of gorgeous little shops that suited us both to a T. We really felt like we had found our niche.
On subsequent days I would check my little list in the mornings and if we were planning on being near a neighbourhood with one of the stops on it, I would be sure to mark it on our map. I'm glad I had these reference points, for while we did find many places naturally, one of my favorites, the Helbak-Scherning shop, I surely never would have found tucked away as it is down a side street off the Stroget. Helbak-Scherning is the shop and studio of two ceramacists: Mette Scherning (who makes the brooch you see on the left below) and Malene Helbak (who makes the little jug you see up on the right there).
I went back to their shop a few times agonizing over just how much of their beautiful work I could safely bring home in an unbroken state. We ended up buying a jug much like the one pictured here (I left my camera in Victoria recently and so am sadly relying on web photos here) and a matching dish for the house. I treated myself to a brooch that is nearly the twin of the one you see here. And I brought some Scherning earings back for my darling Lauren.
Both women's work is so right up my alley that I could have easily bought one of everything, and will definitely be back there on subsequent trips to my new favourite storybook town.