Friday, 31 July 2009


I'm in the mood for a giveaway!
It's finally nice weather here today a so I haven't
given up on summer, yet.
And what's more summery than soft ice cream
and soap bubbles?!

I'm giving away a soap bubble bottle that looks
like an ice cream! (Green one.)
Because of Royal Mail's rules and regulations I'm
not allowed to send this along with it's contents
so you have to make your own bubble solution.

The only thing you need to do is to post a little
comment before 9 PM (CET) Wednesday the 5th
of August. I will choose a lucky winner by a draw
from a hat and I will post who the winner is in my
blog the 6th of August.

Good luck!

Thursday, 30 July 2009


Guess what finally turned up today!
The 1930's aluminum double bass I got for my man
as a very early 40th birthday present, he's like a kid
in a candy store at the moment.
He's been wanting and aching to get one for 15 years
so I guess this really is the best present he ever got.

They are extremely rare and cost a lot of money but
I managed to get it for a very good price.
Since I don't smoke, drink or spend all my money on
expensive stuff I've been saving up ever since I met my
man with the hope of one day finding this treasure.

I'm doing some research at the moment.
There's a decoupaged picture of an old style coach and
a inscription "The Coachmen"on the bass and I think I
found something here.

I also found a note inside the bass that was from Battle
Creek High School, dated February 16th 1933.

The bass in it's current state.

The bass in the picture is stripped and I think it's a
future project for my man to make his looking like


I made the top two years ago and the shorts last year.
I had all the intentions to post this set last summer
but I totally forgot in the end.

I made both the top and the shorts without a pattern,
I did my best to copy a top and shorts I already had.
The fabric was actually a kids bed set I found on sale
a long time ago.
I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread.

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Me last summer.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


It doesn't cost anything to dream, right?
My man has been a bit obsessed with the thought of
finding a summer house in Sweden after visiting my
relatives and their cute summer houses.

I found this little thing earlier.
It was built in 1961 and after looking at the pictures
I don't think it has been touched since then either.
Very charming though.

Click here to see more pictures!


I'm not so keen on his Hawaiian songs in Swedish to
be honest, but I loooove the the design of his posters,
record sleeves etc.
I've been wanting the top picture as a poster for ages
but have had no luck finding one, so I guess my heart
skipped an extra beat when I found these two music-
sheets at a flea market when we were in Sweden.
I'm gonna try and find a firm that are willing to print
these out as big posters for me, they would look really
awesome behind our 1950's cocktail bar that looks like
the front of a boat!
Oh yeah, I payed 15 Kr each for them.

15 Kr = £1,20/$1,95/1,35

Monday, 27 July 2009


I got myself a muff while we were in Sweden.
I found it at a flea market for only 15 Kr.
The little hat was a find from the other week,
it was on sale at River Island and cost me £7.

15 Kr = £1,20/$1,95/1,35
£7 =
Kr 88/$ 11,50/ 8,10


Found this neat set of 1960's spice bottles and teak stand
at a flea market while we were in Sweden for only 30 Kr.

30 Swedish krona is = £2,30/$3,80/2,70

Thursday, 23 July 2009


I printed these knickers a couple of days ago but I
put the finishing touch on it today, the stripy bow.
If you don't get or like the pun, too bad.

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I found this adorable pinup lamp at a flea market in
Sweden for only 30 Kr.
I think it's from the 1930's or 1940's, I'm not sure.
It needs a bit of work done to it but it, like filling the
crack with some wood-filler and change the plug, if
I want to use it as a lamp that is.

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30 Swedish krona is = £2,30/$3,80/2,70

Wednesday, 22 July 2009


You don't get much for your money nowadays, that's why
I prefer to shop second hand and rummage at flea markets
and car boot sales.
You never know what treasures awaits you.
We brought back 18 kilos worth of finds when we were in
Sweden and I plan to post some of my favorite finds as we
go along.
Here's two items out of the bunch:

1 pair of 1950's clip on earrings, 5 Kr

One pair of 1950's salt and pepper shakers, 5 Kr

5 Swedish krona is = £0,40/$0,60/€0,45


Here's some really neat Hula girl stuff from the cool store
Notorious Kitsch that I would like to recommend.
(It's also a part of my personal wish list.)
This is just some of the Hula stuff on the website, check it
out for even more Hula goodies!

Shopping bag £7.50

Dishtowel £5.50

Tablecloth £25

Tea Towel £7.50

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


I love girlie hair bands, can you tell?
And of course, I made it myself.
The top is second hand.

Monday, 20 July 2009


I had a pretty OK day today.
We went to Letchworth to view a house we'd been
interested in for quite some time but it turned out
to be sold.
While we were there we had a look around in the
local charity shops for hidden gems.
I found a vintage bracelet for 75 pence.

Working on some revamping projects and making
tons of hair flowers at the moment.
My fingertips are covered with dried glue.

This is how I look today.

Saturday, 18 July 2009


You might not believe me when I tell you that I actually
spent £20 on a bag today! (It was on sale.)
I've had my eyes on this darling for a while but I didn't
really feel like spending £35 on a bag back then.
Yesterday as I went by the shop I saw that the bag was
on sale for £20, but as a true bargain lady I thought I
better have a look on eBay before I spend any money
and I'm glad that I did.
They go for crazy money on eBay at the moment and it
seems like they are sold out all over the country.
I threw myself on the phone yesterday and called the
shop and asked them nicely if they could be so kind to
reserve it for me and they told me to come in first thing
in the morning, so I went up at 8 AM this morning and
it was totally worth it.

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Friday, 17 July 2009


I finished a revamping project today!
I remember this wooden rooster from when I was
a kid and it put a smile on my face when I found it
at a flea market in Sweden for only 5 Kr.
As you can see it was in a bit of a state but I knew
that a little black spray paint would to the trick.

Before & After

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Thursday, 16 July 2009


This my new watering can!
It's made out of plastic and I found it at Lagerhaus
in Sweden and I couldn't resist it!
Hello! It looks like a tea pot! How kitsch is that?!
It cost me 29 Kr. (£2,20/$3,60/€2,60)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Well, the topic sure lie. I only spent £1,70 today.
My man felt sorry for me since I'm in a bad state
at the moment, so he asked if I wanted to take a
short road trip to Hitchin.
We needed to buy a new lawn mower and it was
a sale on at that branch.
While he was buying the lawn mower I went into
New Look who also had a sale on.
I picked up a pair of red heart shaped sunglasses
for only £1!
Afterwards we went to our favorite charity shop
where I found a vintage clutch bag for 20 pence
that had stains from a gold pen, hence the price,
but it came off with some white spirit.
I also found a 1950's bookend for 50 pence.
(Too bad it wasn't a pair.)

Sunglasses, £1.

Clutch purse, 20 pence.

Bookend, 50 pence.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


I'm not feeling any better but I just couldn't resist posting a
picture of my new favorite handbag that I found in Sweden!
The lady who sold it to me told me this little bag used to be
hers in the late 1950's.
Can you believe it only cost 15 Kr?!

Monday, 13 July 2009


I'm back in England with the worst flu ever.
I can't even sleep in the same bed as my man because
I don't wanna keep him awake with my nasty cough.
I can't wait until get better so I can post some of the
fantastic finds I made in Sweden.

Thursday, 9 July 2009


It's easy to house sit when it's constantly raining.
My cousin wanted help to water her vegetables and
flowers in her garden and maybe mow the lawn if I
had time and the weather was nice.
The weather was finally pretty nice yesterday but
there was no time to mow the lawn at all because we
went for the viewing of the house, ate lunch with my
dad, had coffee and cake with my other cousin, my
aunt was there too, and in the evening we went for a
swim in the lake Vänern with my stepbrother.
Our agenda is so full, I got seven years of catching up
to do with most of my relatives and friends and there's
the first time they meet my man so there's no time to
even watch TV!
I hope today will be a good day after all, in an hour we
are going to my aunt, she's serving fermented herring.
I'm really looking forward to tonight, my best friend
Sandra from college is coming over for dinner.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009


We found a cute little house!
We're going for a viewing today.
I'm not saying that we're gonna buy it, we're just curious.
It was built back in 1909 and my man say's it's the cutest
house he's ever seen.

The house is 104 sqm and the garden is 3500 sqm(!),
there's also a guest house, two outbuildings and a
root cellar.
It needs a lot of doing to it but it's still very charming.
I love the funky 1960's wall covering in the bathroom.
For more pictures of the house, click here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Having a fantastic time in Sweden!
Been to more flea markets than I can count to.
Right now I'm house-sitting my cousin's huge house.
Today we're going to even more flea markets and
maybe have a coffee with my other cousin.