If there's a style that can avoid the dreaded fall into 'dated' or 'tacky' territory, it's Scandinavian Modern, a minimalistic design trend that began in the 1950s. Simple, clean lines and organic materials make these pieces timeless and versatile. 

This Norwegian pewter cream and sugar set looks right at home on a Danish teak tray. I think it was meant to be!

Hand blown Danish glasses are subtle in their smokiness and simplicity. They would suit almost any vintage or modern home bar.

Another piece from Denmark, this Marselis vase exhibits all we've come to love about Scandinavian Modern design: warm and organic, simple and elegant. The tear shaped pattern and creamy, matte glaze were a favorite of designer Nils Thorsson.

Do you have a favorite? :-)