Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Sorry for the lack of post lately but the weather has
been and still is really nice and my friend Sandra is
over from Sweden for another week so we're pretty

So what have we been up to?
Well, Greg (singer from Slim Slip and The Sliders)
came over just a few hours after we'd picked Sandra
up from the airport on Saturday so he stayed over
the entire weekend.
On Sunday morning we went to two car boot sales
and in the afternoon Brett came over for a jam with
the boys while me and Sandra were sipping cherry
wine in the garden.
What else? We'd been shopping, taking long walks,
watched movies and relaxed.

Here's some of my favorite finds from Sunday!

1950's compact, £2.

Vintage Avon perfume bottle, 50 pence.

Light pink angora cardigan, £1.

1950's fan, £1.

Saturday, 22 August 2009


I got hold of the perfume I've been craving and
hunting all summer, last one in the county, yes,
it's true, and it was half price!

Friday, 21 August 2009


Don't kill me, OK?
My wonderful man bought these loooovely 1940's style
wedges today. He sure knows what I like.

Next week I'm gonna do that famous shoe sorting I've
been telling you about, my friend Sandra, who's coming
over, again, tomorrow has got the same size as me so
she promised to be my shoe model.
I guess the new ones will end up on eBay and the vintage
ones on Etsy.
I really need to do it and I'm out of excuses.

Thursday, 20 August 2009


I found this picture on Facebook.
It's taken outside Ace Cafe in London and the car
I'm leaning against is a custom Volvo Amazon!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Me and my man had a fantastic day out today.
The sun was shining and it was really nice and warm
(31 degrees Celcius) outside so we decided to take a
road trip to Welwyn Garden City to look around in
charity shops and to look at pretty houses and dream
ourselves away for a moment.
We so want to move there but the house prices here
in England are ridiculously expensive.
We both want a spacious house from the 1930's with
lots of character, a red or yellow front door, garage,
bay windows, a mature garden, etc.

This is what I picked up:

Blouse, 50 pence.

Blouse, £2.

Rattan bag, £1.55.

The background is the newly painted bathroom floor.
I will post pictures as soon as we got all the bathroom
accessories in place.
We didn't do red and gold, it looked pretty silly so we
agreed on black accessories and it now looks great.


I made these lovely cherry blossom combs the other day.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009



Say hello to my latest bag.
It's red mock croc from New Look and it cost £15.

Monday, 17 August 2009


Did you start to wonder if I picked up anything at the
car boot sales during the weekend? Of course I did!

As a huge Lucite fan I own some carved 1950's Lucite heels
but wouldn't really buy a pair of modern, nowadays called
"clear heels" but I found these and thought about something
Dolly Parton once said in an interview.
When she was little she saw a woman wearing clear platforms
filled with water and fake goldfishes and then and there she
decided that she would wear trash (yes, she said it) when she
grew up.
I myself want to remove these ugly silvery flowers and fill the
wedge and the top with red roses instead.

Oh! And I found this really slutty bag!
It's not my style whatsoever but I decided to get it and wear it
when me and my man go to a punky gig.

Click the images for larger version.

Clear wedges, £1.
Crazy handbag, 50 pence.

Salt & pepper dog, 50 pence.
Skirt pattern, 20 pence.

Guitar shaped pencil cases, 50 pence each.
W. Germany vases, 75 pence each.

Wanna know how much I payed in your currency?
Check out the Universal Currency Converter!


I got too many projects at the moment.
Sure, it's nice to be busy but when I end up having
panic attacks it's not that swell anymore.

The project I'm looking forward most to finish is
our staircase.
I started the project two weeks ago but had to give
it a break when my friend from Sweden came over.
It needs another coat of white paint and when it's
dried it's time to paint the steps black.
Hopefully it would look as good as this:

Now I'm gonna replant some houseplants for the
window in my lovely hobby-room and then give my
teak furniture a good ol' oil-in.

Thursday, 13 August 2009



Here's some of the cute stuff I found at the car boot sales
we visited on Saturday and Sunday last weekend.

Cute vintage buttons, £1.

Vintage plastic wicker sewing box, £3.

4 plates 1950's Midwinter Modern, 50 pence.

Heart shaped Marc Jacobs pocket mirror, 50 pence.
Cat brooch, 20 pence.
Scissor brooch, 20 pence.
Vintage key purse, 20 pence.
Vintage squirrel bracelet, 20 pence.

Wanna know how much I payed in your currency?
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Look what I got by post this morning!
I'm very happy about this find, not only because I got
it dirt cheap, $8.99 on eBay, it's also a mix between
my two favorite materials when it comes to handbags,
wicker AND Lucite!




Wednesday, 12 August 2009


I think my man has been bitten by the Swede-bug
or maybe he really fancy my aunt. He he he...
It looks like we're going over again next month!

Postcard from Karlstad in the 1950's.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


It's been one busy week, therefor lack of posts.
My best friend Sandra, that I've known since I was 16,
came over for a week to see how I live, shop and have a
good time.
Here's a list of what we did.

Tuesday: Picked her up at Stansted airport.

Wednesday: Sat on the patio the entire day, doing our
nails and drank too many cocktails.
Went to Ace Cafe in the evening where we modeled for
an upcoming book about rockabilly's.

Thursday: A whole day of shopping in central London.
I was stopped outside Topshop by a headhunter from a
model agency who really loved my style and curves and
wanted me to send some professional pictures.

Friday: Went to a Slim Slip and the Sliders gig, we were
on the guest-list as usual. Greg, the singer, seems to really
fancy her, I hope he fancy her so much that he ask her to
move over here, that would be so swell.

Saturday: Went to a car boot sale, got tons of cool stuff.
Had a BBQ in the back garden and a long walk.

Sunday: Went to another car boot sale and afterwards we
had a really nice pasta dinner on the patio and another long
walk, found a really cool house.

Monday: Walked around town, did some shopping.
Made a very nice Tai dinner and Greg from Slim Slip came
over in the evening to get to know my girl a bit better.

Tuesday: Relaxed and enjoyed the scenery in Benington
Village. Had another BBQ in the back garden.
Drowe her to Stansted airport.

Being sassy in a red 1940's truck at Ace Cafe.

Dorks color coordinate for a night with Slim Slip.

Friday, 7 August 2009



Sorry for the delay.
I have a friend from Sweden over this week and yesterday
we went into central London for a girlie day, which I really
needed, we came back so late that I just didn't have the
strength to put the computer on.

I do have a consolation prize for three girls!
These pair of bee earrings goes to:
Jema Rose
Bettie Booh

I'm gonna have another giveaway in the very near future,
so please have another try.

Monday, 3 August 2009


Me and my man had a day out today.
We haven't done much together lately because we'd
both been busy with this and that so we decided to
go to Golders Green to have a bite to eat and check
out the local charity shops.

I found these funky vintage earrings for £1.50...

and this record by Connie Francis who sings Jewish
favorites(!!!) for £1.

Hello!!! As a Jewish rockabella this must be a slice
of heaven.

Afterwards we went shopping for new towels etc. to
doll up the bathroom.
I also been painting a second coat on the stairway,
started last night and I'm really looking forward to
finish it because it's gonna look like a piano!
I got the idea last year after watching an episode of
the TV show, The Real Housewives of New York.
(The countess has black and white stairway in her
Manhattan townhouse.)

Tomorrow my best friend from college is coming over
for a week, I'm really looking forward to it.
We're gonna go to the Ace Cafe hot rod night, have a
party, going shopping in London and much more.