The quality of things

I bought a very stylish, grey vintage (probably 1950s-60s) umbrella from the Arkonaplatz flea market in Berlin. Although I much dislike rain and especially walking in it, I have a strange affection for umbrellas and have quite a few of them. Well, anyway, I couldn’t resist this one, it was so lightweight, lean and slender and in perfect working order. Like something out of “Les Parapluies de Cherbourg”. I had… Read more

Jubilee

It took me a while to make up my mind on what to do with these vintage chandelier chrystals that I purchased from a funny little bric-a-brac shop (the owner prefers to call it an installation and to be honest that describes it even better) in Stockholm’s Old Town last year. The chrystals are obviously sensitive to rough wear so as much as I would have loved to see one… Read more

Berlin

What can I say? I’ll try to come up with something. Five intensive days in Berlin last week have left me awestruck. On top of it all, since we got back late Thursday evening I haven’t even left the apartment because I got ill almost straight away! So, I’ve just been dwelling in the memories and in my feverish dreams I’ve been walking the streets of Berlin over and over… Read more

Ice Chandelier and friends

Well well, it’s winter now isn’t it. Heaps of new snow coming every day and the sky stays cloudy and grey… I haven’t seen the sun in somewhat two weeks. What does this mean to me every year? It means that photography is a nightmare and pictures turn out gloomy. If there’s no light there’s no light, it’s as simple as that. I photograph what I possibly can and some… Read more

Shimmy

“Of the 1,060 arrests by police officers in Peabody in 1918, a staggering 1,009 of them were women arrested for public demonstrations of the shimmy dance.” Quote from here. Shimmy necklace The focal point of this necklace is a glimmering vintage rhinestone pendant found from Stockholm. The picture really doesn’t do it justice as the clear rhinestones shine and sparkle a lot more in real life. Added are some black… Read more

Made to last

I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing Christmas weekend! I know I did and after a few extremely stressful weeks preceding the holidays, a break in the country was more than welcome. Now that we’re approaching the end of the year I’d like to wish all my readers, friends and supporters all the very best for the New Year 2012! Be happy! For this last post of 2011 I’d like… Read more

True Romance

…is what’s between me and my jewellery. True Romance bracelet featuring a vintage brass ornament alongside amazonite gems and czech glass. The clasp and findings are gold-fill and gold vermeil for a change.

One more Trixie

Here’s one more addition to the Trixie bracelets family, The Trixie Pearl 2-string bracelet. I’m starting to completely run out of the black vintage beads used in this series but I think I’ll still continue with the black&white theme at least a little bit. We’ll see what else I’ll be able to conjure up, but in the meantime this bracelet along with the original 2-string bracelet and one pair of… Read more

Mask

Continuing on the long side of the earring story. Contrast is the word of the day once more also, in colours as well as materials. I like. Mask earrings. Take a closer look here and here.

Giverny at Night

I would love to visit Giverny, day or night. Giverny at Night earrings Giverny at Night bracelet Vintage sheet music cover art