Monday, 26 April 2010


Hi my darlings!
I hope you had a really fun weekend!
It was a warm and very sunny weekend over here so
we went to a couple of boot sales and had a BBQ both
on Friday and Saturday.
Might as well when the weather is nice, right?

My low carb, low cal, low fat vegetarian BBQ plate.
Very nice!

I got a whole bunch of neat stuff at the car boot sales
but I just can't post pictures of everything so here's a
few of my favorites...

Earrings, 20 pence. (2 Kr, $0.30, €0.25)
Brooch, £1. (11 Kr, $1.50, €1.15)

Cute gingham top, 50 pence. (5 Kr, $0.75, €0.60)

OJ bottle, 30 pence. (3 Kr, $0.50, €0.35)
Water cannister, 50 pence. (5 Kr, $0.75, €0.60)

Cheese/pickle forks, 50 pence. (5 Kr, $0.75, €0.60)

Kid's game, 30 pence. (3 Kr, $0.50, €0.35)
Straws, 20 pence. (2 Kr, $0.30, €0.25)

Hey! I feel extremely boring to be honest, all I blog
about is finds, finds and more finds.
Is there anything you want me to blog about?
Please let me know because all I do is crafting and
going to the gym. I need inspiration.

Saturday, 24 April 2010


As promised, here's more finds from Prague.
I still have to post pictures of the two 1950's dresses
I got but they need to be washed and ironed first.
I don't think I have to add that these treasures are
from the 1950's/1960's, do I? ;)

Wicker sewing box, £2.70. (29 Kr, $4.15, €3.10)

Wicker bottle, £1.80. (19 Kr, $2.75, €2)

Locks, £1.15. (12 Kr, $1.75, €1.30)

Collar, £2. (22 Kr, $3, €2.30)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


I'm finally back home!
Like a lot of other people I've been "stranded" because
of the volcano on Island, lucky that I got the room a lot
cheaper because I stayed there before and Prague is a
very nice city to be stranded in, so it wasn't all bad...
I came home this afternoon, by coach, it took 22 hours
and Ive been in five countries during this period of time.
I'm extremely tired but I can't help myself, I just have
to show you the brooches I got in Prague.
All of them are vintage, of course... Enjoy!

1940's Lucite brooch, £4.
(44 Kr, $6, €4.60)

Handmade 1960's leather brooch, 60 pence.
(6.50 Kr, $0.90, €0.80)

1950's/1960's brooch, £1.50
(16 Kr, $2.30, €1.70)

Handmade 1950's brooch, 80 pence.
(8.50 Kr, $1.20, €0.90)

Handmade 1950's brooch, £2.50.
(27 Kr, $3.80, €2.80)

I got some other stuff too but they need a good clean
and so do I right now so you just have to wait...

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Went to another car boot sale this morning, this is
some of the finds.

Cute bolero, 50 pence.

1950's book, 50 pence.

Necklace with Teak flowers, £1.

Unused 1960's whisk, £2.

Going to Prague for a week! See you!

Saturday, 10 April 2010


The weather is wonderful, everything is in bloom
and the birds are singing, that means it's too nice
to be stuck indoors by the computer so I'm gonna
make this a quick one before I go for a long walk.

Went to a boot sale this morning, got a few things
and here's my two favorites.

Brand new Swedish clogs, £1. (11 kr, $1.50, €1.10)
These cost a whole lot on the Internet, I was looking for a
pair like this the other day but though the prices was a bit
of a piss take to be honest.

Peacock fan, 30 pence. (3 kr, $0.45, €0.35)
Click image to see larger version!
Beautiful, isn't it?

Friday, 9 April 2010


Woke up early and the sun was shining so we decided to
take a day off and go for a ride and scouting charity shops
along the way.
I've lost six kilos (13 lb) so most of my clothes are too big
so today I was on a hunt for some cute summer wear and
summer wear I found.
I'm so spoilt with car boot sale prices that I felt I spent a
fortune today! :))
It's not hard to pick a favorite out of the bunch, of course
it is the vintage wicker handbag that I snagged for £5!!!

Click the images for larger versions!

Cardigan, £2.50. (27 kr, $3.80, €2.80)
Bolero, £5. (55 kr, $7.70, €5.70)
I looove the bolero, it will look so good with a yellow dress.

Shorts, £1. (11 kr, $1.50, €1.10)
Vintage apron, £1.50. (16 kr, $2.30, €1.70)
I love these candy striped high waist shorts, they are the
perfect addition to my summer wardrobe.

Vintage wicker handbag, £5. (55 kr, $7.70, €5.70)
Mint condition and caramel colored lucite handles. *sigh*

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 8 April 2010


What a beautiful day!
18 C, sunshine and not a cloud in sight!
Did two loads of laundry this morning and hang it out
to dry and I just finished mowing the lawn.
I just love the smell of freshly cut grass and air dryed

Got a donation from a fan today, kick ass
pedals for my cruiser!
What do you think?

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Been ill today, food poisoning.
I used the time very wisely, I looked at cruisers on
Rat Rod Bikes to get some ideas and inspiration for
my project.
I also made a list of what stuff I need to get.
The hunt for cool and preferably vintage parts has
now begun.
I bought a vintage chain guard today for only £13!
(143 Kr, $19, €14)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


I finally got my other cruiser back last week.
Someone promised me to paint it professionally
over two years ago but he never did and he was
rather awkward about letting me have it back
but I had enough of his bull shit so I went to his
workshop with a don't mess with me attitude
and picked it up.
So now I got a huge project on my hands and it's
gonna be a fun one by the looks of it.

Here's a picture of the piece of junk I'm gonna
revamp. I will keep you posted how this project
is progressing.

This is my other cruiser, it needs a bit of TLC this
spring by the looks of it.

Monday, 5 April 2010


Went to another car boot sale this morning but there
weren't many sellers that could be bothered to get up
and get rid of stuff.
I still managed to find a few cute vintage things, here's
some of them.

Earrings, 50 pence/pair. (5 kr, $0.75, €0.50)
I changed the hook on the right pair just before taking
this picture.

Donkey dish, 30 pence. (3 kr, $0.45, €0.30)
This little fella has been mended a lot of times but I just
couldn't leave him, he was so cute and the Swedish toffee
matches his colors perfectly!

Sunday, 4 April 2010


The season for car boot sales has finally started!
Went to one this morning we haven't been to in
a long time and got some really nice bits.
I would be sitting here all day loading pictures
but the sun is shining so here's just a few of the
things I managed to snag.
Everything but the dress is from the 50's/60's.

Flask, 30 pence. (3 kr, $0.45, €0.30)
This will be perfect for the beach parties this summer!

Vase, 20 pence. (2 kr, $0.30, €0.20)
I absolutely love this vase! My fave of the day!

Pot, 40 pence. (4 kr, $0.60, €0.40)
It has got a red and a gray leaf on it too.

Big bowl, 10 pence. (1 kr, $0.15, €0.10)
It has the same colors as the leafs on the pot.

Wicker bull head, 50 pence. (5 kr, $0.75, €0.50)
I know! It's so kitsch it hurts!
He really is the perfect addition to my collection of vintage
souvenirs from Spain.
The seller bought this on his vacation in Spain in the 60's.

Dress, £1. (10 kr, $1.50, €1)
This will be just perfect as a house dress.


This wooden 1950's brooch arrived in the post yesterday.
I found it on Etsy for only $3.50!

Friday, 2 April 2010


Another splurge on a rare 1940's pattern...
I just can't help myself when it comes to 1940's
and 1950's beach wear!


Thursday, 1 April 2010


Matzo Brei is one of the great traditional Passover
holiday breakfasts. Not only is it simple to make, it
is delicious and foolproof.

For each serving:
One egg
One sheet of Matzo
A pinch of salt and black pepper

1. Moisten the Matzo.
Start by breaking up the Matzo, and soaking it in
cold water until it's soft.
Don't soak for more than 2 minutes, since you still
want the egg to absorb in the next step.

2. Drain the matzo in a colander.

3. Beat the eggs, add a little salt and black pepper.

4. Mix the Matzo and the eggs.

5. Cook the mixture. Transfer the mix to a hot non
stick pan with just a little bit of oil, and cook until
done, turning a few times.
Keep the heat down and check regularly so you
don't burn it.

6. Transfer to a plate and serve while hot.

I prefer my Matzo Brei with cinnamon, brown
sugar and maple syrup sprinkled over the top.
If you plan to do the same, don't use too much
salt and don't use any black pepper!

If you want to serve this for lunch or dinner you
can do a savory version by adding some minced
garlic, herbs, well everything you fancy really...