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maanantai 27. helmikuuta 2017

Pin it, baby

We found the Batman pin years ago. Then we started to buy old and new pins from here and there. Now we have a start of a collection. Fun old and new pins are welcome, if you happen to find some (cheap) ones, let me know!

sunnuntai 26. helmikuuta 2017

Not quite in season

I love mushrooms and the 50's so of course I just had to buy these paper borders. I don't know yet where to put them but they are pretty as they are, even on a table (or on the floor as they are in the photo).

lauantai 25. helmikuuta 2017

Sweet things

Fazer Montpensier sweets were sold at least from the fifties on. Fazerin parhaat are even older. I love old sweet tins but don't much love the price people usually ask for them. 

torstai 23. helmikuuta 2017

Business as usual

We have been buying a lot of stuff to the shop museum lately and almost every seller wanted to know where the museum is and how to reach us. So, we ordered some business cards. Now it is official, we really have a shop museum, the business card proves it :)

lauantai 11. helmikuuta 2017

Would you?

Once again, you have to admire people in the 50's. It is a miracle that they didn't all die young. This ad promotes a poison (Sumusol) that kills all the flies for the whole summer...and the little boy Heikki and his dog Rekku sleep peacefully without the flies troubling them. I would think twice before spraying poison in my child's bedroom...

maanantai 6. helmikuuta 2017

Spice up your life

I buy every (cheap) little old spice tin I can find - not a lot of them around. This red pepper tin is made out of cardboard except for the lid. So you shouldn't exactly call it a tin, but I do anyway..

sunnuntai 5. helmikuuta 2017

Dance on roses

Anything old is better than new, right? At least old biscuit tins are prettier than the new ones, I think.

lauantai 4. helmikuuta 2017

A childish thing to do

Cowboys and indians and little redhood, I love the graphics and just had to buy these even though there are no children in sight in Vårkulla. I'll put them in the "curiosity cabinet" in the kitchen.

keskiviikko 1. helmikuuta 2017

Pink dreams

An old hairdryer found a new life as a floor lamp. When we bought the thing it was already remade as a lamp. My husband changed the light source to a prettier one and we (read my husband) are going to change the cord to an old style canvas cord. But I just love the "lamp". Of course I do, it's pink and from around 50's.