Monday, 30 March 2009


The summer is here before we know it and I've started
to stock up on cute tops again, preferably at a good price.
As usual I go for the classic pinup look because it's suits
me to a tea.
I also make my own tops because it's fun and I love the
compliments and the feeling of accomplishment.

I got these tow tops last week:

Antique market, £1.

Primark, £6.

Sunday, 29 March 2009


My cravings for Swedish goodies has been a
bitch lately so my lovely man took me into
central London to the shop Totally Swedish
this afternoon where I spent £20 on Salmiak
and some other stuff I've been longing for for
a while.

I got:
Salta Katten tablettaskar
Gammaldags Ideal makaroner
Wasa Frukost

Friday, 27 March 2009


Busy afternoon!
We decide this morning to go to Hitchin to check out
the antique market and also visit my friend Hannah's
vintage shop, Jolly Brown.
I found a pair of silver mules for only £5, I couldn't

We got a 1950's coat hanger in good condition at the
antique market for only £17!!!

Thursday, 26 March 2009


I added 12 new items on Etsy today!


I got this from Zizzi! Thanks luv!

Now, I want to pass this on to all my readers and
to the blogs I read for supporting and inspire me.
Thank you all!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


I've got myself a new suitcase!
It's been on my wish list for some time and I grabbed
it the very second I saw it! I got it for £28, a bargain!
It's 28 inch and perfect for a longer vacation.
I own a beige mock crock trolley set from Catherine
Manuell but it's a bit too small for a two week vacation,
it's more suited if I go away for a weekend and it cost
around $350 and it's already damaged(!) so I don't
recommend spending that sort of money on her cases
to be honest.

Monday, 23 March 2009


I've must have been a really good girl the last 24 hours
because I've been showered with gifts like never before!
So this must be what Christmas feels like? *smirk*

From my man and mother in law:
A pinup book, chili nuts and coconut macaroons from
one of the kosher bakeries in Golders Green.

From lovely Heather:
Tons of Big Red gum, a cute little box of fruit gum,
a lip balm that taste like peaches and a Bettie Page
memo board.

From lovely Zizzi:
Baby blue napkins with polka dots and baby deers,
a very neat washing up brush and a magazine from
the 1950's (not pictured).

From my man:
A canary yellow cruiser from Kustom Cruiser!

It's a used one but who cares?
He found it on eBay this morning and called the guy up
and asked him if he would take it off and sell it to us for
£70 if we picked up today, and so we did!
My old one that I got from my dad on my birthday 2004
got stolen, a guy my man used to know promised me to
pimp it up but that was 15 months ago and the wanker
doesn't answer his phone or reply to emails.

Sunday, 22 March 2009


Beautiful day, again, so we went to a car boot sale,
bad idea because it's mothers day and we're taking
mother in law out for dinner in a couple of hours,
she is lovely but after all a Jewish mother...
The car boot sale really tired me out big time, too
many idiots, without manners, running around like
headless chickens in search for a bargain.

Anyway, this is what we got:

Two flamenco dolls, 35 pence.

Shot glasses, 50 pence.

Unused brush set, 5 pence.

And as always, everything is vintage.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


Your better half buy you organic cheese in shape of a bunny.

It's was a really beautiful day today!
We went to a DIY store where we got some flowers for the
big pots on the patio and we also got some paint for the part
of the house that got plastered earlier this year.
I also started to give the back garden a face lift.

I added a few more items on Etsy but there's more to come,
much more!

Friday, 20 March 2009


I finally started to set up my Etsy store!
I listed seven items today but there will be more stuff up
for sale soon, I'm just not feeling it today...

Thursday, 19 March 2009


This beauty arrived this morning!
I'm a sucker for wicker handbags and this was like
the holy grail of wicker handbags and the last one
for a while.
I won it on eBay a couple of night ago for £21, not
really a bargain price but I like it because it's unusual.
It would probably cost around £40 on a rockabilly
weekender or in a vintage clothing store in London.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


Won this pattern for 4 1950's sun tops last night for £1.04.
I wish I won this pattern a couple of nights ago so I could
make one of these tops in class tonight...

Monday, 16 March 2009


Today it was warm enough to hang the laundry out to dry!


I woke up this morning with a craving to listen to a
band that used to be one of my favorite bands when I
was younger - The Dandy Warhols.
Their songs suits my mood perfectly today since it's
sunny and I feel a bit brighter.

Sunday, 15 March 2009


I have had a very nice day.
I've accomplished a lot today, both in the garden and
indoors. We also had time for a break so we drove to
one of our favorite places, Bennington Village, to feed
the ducks and have a walk around the village.
This is some of the things we saw on our walk.

Click the images for larger version.

The duck pond.

Cute sign.

Daffodils in full bloom.

The old water tower.

A cute house.

Old letterbox.

A pink cottage.

School mistress house.

Primary school.

The gate keepers house at Lordship Gardens.

St Peter's church (built in 1170).

Note to Miss Wink:
This is the village I've been going on about and I will
show you around because there's so much more to see.
How about a picnic?

Friday, 13 March 2009


I really hate our bathroom.
Everything else in the house is getting a makeover
but the bathroom is not, unfortunately.
Our dream bathroom has pink sink, toilet and tub
and black tiles on the walls and floor.
We're currently looking around on Freecycle for
pink bath utilities, you never know...

I love these taps by Lefroy Brooks.


A Red Lipstick tagged me to answer some questions...

These are the rules:
1. respond and rework: answer the questions on your
blog, replace one question that you dislike with a
question of your own invention, add one more question
of your own.
2. tag eight other un-tagged people.

What is your current obsession?
Lucite and wicker handbags.

What are you wearing now?
A rater transparent baby blue 1950's nightgown.

Who was the last person you hugged?
My man, we hug and kiss all the time.

If you were a tree, what tree would you be?
A palm tree on Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami.

What's for dinner?
Too early to say, I haven't had breakfast yet.

What was the last thing you bought?
Flip flops with cherries.

What are you listening to right now?
Peggy Lee - "It's a good day".

What is your favorite weather?
Sunny and warm.

What is on your bedside table?
I have a shelf filled with handbags, books, a lamp,
vintage jewelery boxes and 1950's knick knacks.

What's your style?
Mostly 1950's style. Both naughty and nice.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
To get well.

Say something to the person who tagged you.
Keep up the good work!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully
furnished anywhere in the world, where do you
want it to be?

Sodra Angby outside Stockholm, Sweden or Hampstead
Garden Suburb
, London, England.

Favorite vacation spot?
I like Spain.

Name the things you cannot live without.
My man, nice clothes, high heels, my camera, my craft
skills, my friends, proper coffee, red nail polish and
red lipstick, music and I'm sorry to say... money.

What would you like to have in your hands
right now?

Can I say a green Schwinn Cruiser?

What 's your favorite color?
Red, yellow and black.

What was the last book you read?
Enemies - A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the
next hour, where would you go?
I would go for lunch at Hermans in Stockholm.

Who do you admire the most?
Genuine caring people, my man and my maternal

What's your favorite bubble gum?
Big Red!
I can't find it here in the UK though. :(

I tag anyone who wants to answer these questions.

Thursday, 12 March 2009


Hi, I'm Rascal Kosher and I'm a shoe addict...
You know you got a problem when you have a panic attack
over your sick amount of shoes. It's just not funny.
I have now decided to start selling off my huge collection
of vintage and 50's style shoes, this weekend I'm gonna try
to clear at least 25 pairs.
They are all in the size UK3/US6/EUR36 and I gonna sell
them on eBay, check back for a link in the near future.

Carmen Miranda and her collection of platform shoes a' 1944.


I couldn't imagine a morning without a cup of proper coffee,
preferably strong with two sugars and a dash of whole milk.
I really can't stand the instant crap!
Since I'm one of those people who really get the kick, and I
do mean THE kick = manic.
I'm about to have a cup and then clean the house, it gets
done so much faster.

My favorite coffee at the moment is Tesco's Italian.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


It's really spring over here now, so nice and sunny.
Crocus, Daffodils and Snowdrops everywhere.
I was in a very creative mood today so I made two
Tiki-style bags and even more hair flowers.
I have class in 30 minutes where I'm gonna start
working on a very cute thing for a bride to be.

One of the bags.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


Ha ha ha!
I got this on myspace from my friend Elaine:

"Please read!!!
If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a
'dangerous breed' category and you also have
a small child please take this as a warning.
Don't leave your dog with the child unattended
under any circumstances.
Only a little moment was enough for the
following to happen. See the photo attached."


It's Purim, easiest explained as the Jewish Halloween.
I should have baked Hamantaschen but my man decided
to go on a diet. *sigh*

I still haven't joined a synagogue since I moved here so
we won't go to the reading of the Book of Esther.
My man is a member of the United but they are waaay
too conservative for our liking.
My man hasn't set his foot there since his Bar Mitzvah.
I actually feel like a bad Jewess since I haven't joined any
of the Jewish communities over here, when I was living
in Stockholm I went to the synagogue as often as I could,
even the morning service!

Monday, 9 March 2009


I'm totally beat after the weekend!
It was a lot of fun though.
Click here to see the pictures!

Friday, 6 March 2009


I'm taking a five minute break form cleaning the house.
Since I haven't been too well lately the cleaning sessions
hasn't been as many as before.
We're having guests staying over, The Go Getters to be
more specific, so it's a very good reason to clean.

We're going to an all day rockabilly event in Birmingham
tomorrow to have fun, see a bunch of great bands, jive
and meet up with friends we don't see that often.
We got the hotel room, entrance and drinks for free so
it's silly not to go.
I also have a free stall if I want to sell hair flowers and
jewelery but I'm not sure if I can be bothered.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

By the way... I've made some new hair flowers.
You'll find them here, here and here.
(Soon available on Tradera.)

Thursday, 5 March 2009


My man surprised me with this huge bunch of roses
last night for no other reason than that he loves me.
Now how lucky am I?

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Me and my man went for a little road trip today
and I spotted an antique shop as we drove through
a small town.
The prices wasn't very low but we managed to spot
a bargain, or in this case, two.

In the bargain box we found a plate for 50 pence from
the 1950's called Woolworths Homemaker, it's highly
collectible and they usually go for £12 each.
I have one already that is gonna be hung up on the
wall in the kitchen along with this one at some point.

I found some really neat sparkling earrings from the
1950's for £3. (Gift from my man.)

Sunday, 1 March 2009


I've noticed that some of you have taken or planning
a trip to Paris and I totally forgot to tell you about a
rather breathtaking place I went to when I was there in
May 2006, Brasserie Mollard, it's a seafood restaurant
entirely decorated in Art Nouveau.
It opened in 1867 and I don't think it has changed much
since then.
I don't eat seafood (it's not kosher and I'm vegetarian)
so I can't really recommend the food, the only vegetarian
meal they had when I was there was onion soup which I
didn't enjoy because I'm not a fan of onions.
You can always pop in for a drink though.
Now check out the decor!