mandag den 31. marts 2014

torsdag den 27. marts 2014

What I've Been Up to Lately

I sit down with the intention of blogging, and think about what have happened lately. Quite a lot, although I sometimes think my life is boring. We went on a prolonged weekend to Flensburg in Germany. We were intensive together and we went shopping. That is, DH shopped. ;) I'm not a big shopper, but I did buy three nail polishes, two pairs of shoes and some new clothes.

Here are two duo chrome polishes (my favourite type of nail polish) and a fantastisk dark green shimmer polish:
The dark green polish is my new favourite green, and believe me - I have many green polishes.

Orsay is a great and inexpensive German clothing brand, so when I saw one of their shops I had to go in and look around. I found this lovely blouse with heart-shaped holes in:

And a pair of socalled trekkings that reminds me much of skiing pants from the fifties:
I would have sworn that I would ever put on leggins again, but I can promise you that I will not wear them at work.

And the two pairs of shoes from Deichmann:
DH found the black and white pair of pumps, which are very fifties. A little later I found the black and white flats. I think it is funny I came home with two almost identical pairs without having planned to.

And we have worked on renovating son's old room, so I can get it as my creative room. Here is a little sneak peek:

My old record player in one of the windows:
I have borrowed the small round loud spearkers and the amplifier of son. But it is SO nice that it deserves its own blogpost.

I still knit, and I am pretty good, if I must say so:
A few years ago I challenged myself to learn to knit, and I am definately getting better. It is just a bonus that it also helps me to relax and unstress.

And I am the most embarrassing human being - DH has given me a work out machine from TV Shop:

We think it is fun to watch TV Shop in the weekend mornings, where we have time to sit and laugh of their silly ads. But DH thought this machine was really good, so he gave it to me. So now I just have to get started - this is how it is meant to be used:

You place your knees in the paddings below, hold the handgrips and pull yourself up. Very simple, but very effective. I almost fainted after the first 10, sigh. Better get started soonest.

And I've bought more vintage magazines:
Yep, 1956 is extended. And soon I will receive a lot from 1963, my own birth year. It will be fun to see what the ladies read about in the same year I was born.

In addition to that I've started working parttime, I have a day off on Wednesdays, and I LOVE it! And we are preparing DH's motorcycle and Tiny Honk for spring. I'm trying to find new leather seats, but it is not easy to find for a car that is nearly 50 years old. And we have sold and cleared my MIL's apartment, where I think I might show you some goodies from later on.

What have you been up to lately?

mandag den 24. marts 2014

torsdag den 20. marts 2014

Blouse Like Marilyn's

Look what I grabbed at the local thrift shop for only 4 dollars:

I am pretty sure it is vintage judging from the mark in the neck:

But where have we seen it before, you ask?

Not exactly alike but very close:

I know I will love it the coming summer.

mandag den 17. marts 2014

torsdag den 13. marts 2014

My Picture Book

I've been on Pinterest for over a year now, and I LOVE it! It is my break at work when I need to relax a few minutes. And when I was down with stress a year ago it was my rescue. Looking a lovely pictures was the only thing my poor brain could manage to do. I collect inspiration and nice photos. I've found a lot nail inspiration, but I also pin from nail blogs I read, if I see something nice I want to make some day. I only pin for my own amusement, but I've got about 200 followers withing a year without doing anything. But I suppose my pins are both inspirational and realistic. I e.g. only pin nail art which I think I can do myself. I never pin anything that is out of reach.

I have six nail boards in total, which are all a great success:
My most pinned picture ever is this:
More than 600 repins! Crazy! I think it is due to my descriptions (under the pins), so other members find my pins when they search and think they are inspirational.

But I also have a lot of other boards, for fun or for inspiration:
I would LOVE to own this lovely gingham dress.

I have boards with movie stars and handsome men:
Like Don Draper, yummi!

I have boards for each season and holiday:
Send me some snow so I can make this lovely and funny snow man. :)

And I also have practical boards like:
I want to bake myself an Indiana Jones cupcake some day. ;)

But I also have boards just for fun, like:
Mike, from Monsters Inc., is from my green board.

And many more. See you there?

If you want to follow me on Pinterest, I have a button at the top right.

mandag den 10. marts 2014

torsdag den 6. marts 2014

ALT for Damerne, 1955, no. 9

Now it's spring time in 1955. I have scanned from number 9, which was published 1 March 1955, and the focus is on summery hats:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
Remember that all photos can be clicked into larger and readable formats.

Bettina is refecting on lipstick:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
I am a great fan of lipstick myself and think that just as with shoes, you can never get too many.

An article about the youngsters who wants to manage on their on:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

Which I think is due to the very small and crowded apartments families lived in back then.
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

The rest of the article (page 37):
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

And the hat is from Svend:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

Who must have been a talented hatter:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

The first summer hats fly from the nest:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

Here are lots of inspiration for hat fashion:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
I have never worn hats myself, although I think it is super elegant when I see others.

Home made fashion for the young Miss newly confirmed:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
I would love to own number 4372, although it is many years ago I was newly confirmed.

Beauty in the closet - here is good advice on how to clean and treat your clothes and maintain order in your closet:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

If you also want spring to start early, you can knit this lovely blouse (in Danish):
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

If you don't like big projects, like the blouse above, perhaps this bag for clothes-pins is for you, because soon it will be a good drying day:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9

Let's go on to the ads, where I start we two atypical ones:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
I sometimes see ads for silver cutlery, but I have never seen an ad for fertilizers and even as a smart pill!

I also want to be 5 cm younger! :)
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
Your lips says YES! Yes, my lips also loves lipstick, but I have never tried Richard Hudnut.

Here is a very nice set of lingerie from Amoda:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
And Cutex nail polish in a smart bottle with the famous Spillpruf technology.

The nightgown that makes you feel like a greek goddess:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 9
Asani in ballerina length for nightly grace. The sandals are lovely - I wish I could buy both , sigh.

mandag den 3. marts 2014

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