Sunday, 22 November 2009

Vintage Homes

This is foto is from a present exebihition on vintage homes at
Nordiska Museumet Foto: Peter Segemark

But perhaps this a bit more how most homes really looked in
Sweden in the 1930-40s ...

A picture perfect magazine home

Another museum home - The Aviation Museum in Cape May, NJ
Image from here.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Modern products - Vintage look, part 1

This is the delightful powder of Paul & Joe. They have several pretty make-up products with a vintage look. Especially their nail polishes and varnish bottles.

Perhaps some of you vintage lovers have other products you can recommend ?

This is probably the prettiest clutch I´ve ever seen ! Although new it has a distinct vintage look acquired by the attached vintage ornaments and would go beautifully with a black vintage 1940s dress like say this one below. An Adrian original from Dressing Vintage. This clutch and others can be found in a post by fellow blgger - Greetz from Tiz.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Heightening The Bathroom Experience !

What makes a great bathroom experience ? Well for one it helps to have a bathtub... I know, I know its quicker to take a shower, but if you are like me a) need to relax after a stressful day b) constantly cold or c) just a plain little ole´luxury babe ;) Then there is nothing like a long warm bathtub soak ! And so, I dream of bathrooms worthy of a 1940s Hollywood star like this one...

Gorgeous ! Don´t you just love bathrooms !

The first time I realised that a bathroom could be so much more than just the place where you wash your face was when I rented a furnished apartments were its owner had decorated the whole bathroom in pink including several delightful plastic flamingos !

Or this one ! Both bathroom images are from here.

Ofcourse, not everyone can afford such a sumptuous room like this... Still, it is possible to invest in one truly magnificent piece ...

Me want ! ;)

Or this one ! This small ( but deep) one is great when you don´t have a lot of space ! :) Both bathtubs are from

And even if you have like, NO money (sort of like me at the moment ...) You can still find ways to add little luxury to your bathroom experience like taking a beautiful body powder puff ...
and dipping it in a gold tin ( both from )
filled with heavenly vanilla scented body powder and then, after a long soak in the tub, dusting your entire body. I guarantee that you will have a " heightened bathroom experience" no matter what budget your on ! Here is a "make it yourself" recipe from Rachel's supply.

Vanilla Dusting Powder Recipe
Leaves a long lasting, pleasant vanilla fragrance on the skin. You will need:

1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup tapioca starch
8 drops vanilla essential oil
30cc Pure Vanillin Powder

Combine powders and mix well. Add fragrance oil to absorbent cotton pad. Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes 2 cups powder

If you can´t be bothered with the whole mixing stuff and just want any easy "fix" Lush has this really nice body talk that you can buy online or in one of their many shops that you can put in any beautiful glass jar of your own choosing.