Thursday, August 25, 2011

Smells like an addiction

I´m obviously addicted to brooches. But that´s ok for me, no therapy needed. Me and Mister Yeti had to do some important stuff in town yesterday and walked through a street I didn´t know so far. And then there was this second hand jewelery/antique stuff shop that had some tables standing in front of his windows filled with old brooches, watches and necklaces. It had this nice little flea market charme and I decided to give it a try.

It´s a swallow! Ultimate want! And it has those grains of
wheat I don´t know the purpose of. But it looks so cool!

E as in my family name.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elsa - Hanarbeit und Wäsche 5/1951

As summer seems to make a come back I decided to give you a matching magazine. This one contains not only great summer fashion but also the coolest lady in knitting magazine history!

There she is!

And there she is once again.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The mighty return of Brockenhaus

A "Brockenhaus" is nothing but a thrift shop, but I like the name. I went there on tuesday as I figured I hadn´t been there for some months and hoped for maybe a pair of new old gloves. They always have tons of them, you just have to find a matching pair in all the boxes. I came home with more than planned, but that was ok for me :)

And another pair of sunglasses. Must be
the bad weather.

The beret collection is growing, too.
 So, right now I´m seriously thinking about getting myself some contact lenses for sunny days, as I have 3 pairs of vintage sunglasses and would have to get prescription glasses for every single pair. And then there´s always the risk that they are damaged when exchanging the glasses, that I´m not really willing to take. My eye-sight on the other hand is close to that of a naked mole rat, which makes lenses quite expensive, my eyes are super sensitive AND I look really strange when I take my glasses of. Damn you, pros and cons!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

That strange jacket

Hurray, it´s an outfit post. Mr. Yeti said the following thing about the jacket: "It´s strange. It reminds me of 70s science fiction movies with space stations." And I love it just because of that, although I´d rather say 60s. Thatswhy I wouldn´t wear it with a complete matching vintage outfit.   So, we had to get our pictures taken for those super sci-fi biometric passports, which means "No hair in your face!" for me. I chose my favorite updo with a ponytail. Nothing to fancy. And after that I went a bit shopping at a thrift store. Purchases will be shown tomorrow.

Jacket: Vintage
Jeans: Orsay
Gloves: Vintage
Handbag: Vintage
Shoes: no name ripp-off

Deutsche Modenzeitung 10/1940

K588 is an air-raid suit. It´s strange to see something like
that in a fashion magazine, especially as the details make it
look like a uniform. Unlike other air-raid suit patterns, like
this on Wearing History or these, that could be used for a
Rosie outfit.

Monday, August 8, 2011


I´ll take one of those "Pirate" bras, please! Oh, and the one-eyed parrot over there.

Found in Elsa 5/1956

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flea market sunday

Today I went to the huge flea market only a few minutes away from our home. I got up early just to make sure I don´t miss out on the best finds. How disappointed was I when I arrived and had to realize that there were only half as much sellers as usually. And the stuff they sold was mostly out of my price range. I´m a bargain hunter, I love people who think that the old stuff has no worth. Apart from some vintage DIY-material for my illustration business I bought extremely cute vintage buttons for the blouse I´m working on, a handbag and a pair of sunglasses that are more of a fun buy as the quality is not the best (you know, just in case I´ll have a beach wear photo shoot one day...hahahaahahaa, yeah right. But I´m prepared!). I hope you don´t mind me showing some pictures.

My hair before I stepped out of the door.
Didn´t look like that for to long as it was
rather windy outside. Dress and brooch
are both vintage.

Ha, looks better than in real life. Maybe
someone can help me date this little monster?

My hair was a mess, sorry.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Go there, it´s beautiful

This is gonna be about the town I introduced before, Stralsund. If you should ever think about making a trip to Germany and don´t wanna go with the masses, go there. The town was founded in 1234 (yes, really!) and that´s not only damn cool but also a very own "vintage" level. Many of the medieval and baroque buildings have survived through the centuries and part of the town is now a UNESCO World heritage site. For a little excursion into history check Wikipedia.
Stralsund´s full of historic flair and lovely dusty kitsch with a maritime flair. It has everything but mountains. Let´s see some pictures!

It´s got a harbour! Sometimes even the
swedish queen parks her yacht here.
And I don´t even make that up.

One of the oldest pubs in Europe, first mentioned in 1332.

A cog.

If you need some antique furnite or a
really old bike, that´s the place to go.

Inside the Holy-Spirit-Cloister. These are
appartments. Want!

Also inside the cloister.

The house in which the discoverer of
oxygen, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, was born.

Inside the church St. Marien. Between 1625 and 1647 it was
the highest building in the world. You can walk up the

I thought it was funny how he is looking out of the window.

"He said WHAT?"

The macabre kid in me loves this church!

It really does.

Just in case your car is a bit older, that would be your
garage of choice.