This is what I ended up cramming into my suitcase from Denmark. This lovely piece of fabric, about 2 metres. Also doubled as packing wrapping for the breakables, so was pretty easy to justify. This two piece set, which we speculated as to the purpose. The one with the lip looks like it would make a good spoon rest to me, but not sure if that is the original purpose. The marking on it is Upsala Ekeby. It's actually Swedish and operated from 1886 to 1978. I found a really interesting description of the company from a museum exhibition online here. Then I got this set of soup/pasta bowls. I love this pattern, and I find this shape so hard to find in vintage dishware, although it is some of our most used dishes. The marking on this one is Egersund Norway (so no actual Danish stuff that I bought, funnily enough) and I did find a description online here - it is from a ceramics factory in the town of Egersund that was open from 1847 to 1979. Interesting that they both were in operation for roughly the same time period - I guess the 1970s marked the end of this kind of ceramics production in Scandinavia.