söndag 20 januari 2013

Grandma's winter warm

This weekend it has been about -18 °C here. This is my dear grandmother's outfit from when my father was a kid. The coat is from the 1970:s and you wouldn't belive how warm it is. 

You can also see the pictures of my grandmother's overall that I got from her last spring and I have been waiting and waiting for the winter to come to be able to use it.
Finally it's here and it is just amazing to have an overall just like a kid! Sitting in the snow, riding down a hill or making snow angels is not a problem anymore!

The last pictures if of my great grandfather Woldmar, to show you a piece of me and my grandmother's history. He was a sailor, an artist and a poet. 



måndag 14 januari 2013

The poisoned apple

Well I think I was as lucky when I stumpled over this rare dress at a flee market!

This is an exquisite vintage dress from Märthaskolan. Märthaskolan was one of the few Swedish brands who made haute couture and they started in 1927. The seamstresses also dressed the royal family - they had a royal Warrent. 

Märthaskolan is really a part of the Swedish fashion history and the needlecraft is art. All the details in sewing and design is planned to perfection. Is it still a disirable brand and this dress can be sold for up to 240 dollars today. 
I found it for 16 dollars at the flee market. My, my I was in heaven! 

And I still am, this dress is a dream! The deatils are stunning. As you can see you have to be gentle to get inside it; first you go through two zippers, one for the lace and one for the petticoat, and last there are hooks for the bustier. Even the corset metal straps are gorgeous!   

In 2012 a museum in Stockholm, Livrustkammaren which focus on the royal family, had en exhibition called Royal Vintage were you could see a lot of Märthaskolan's work. You can also read about the exhibition in English on Gingerstyle.


For more fun stuff like Märthaskolans handbook from the 1940:s see Husmodern.

torsdag 10 januari 2013

Winter awesomeness

 I almost broke my neck conquering this sledding hill with my sledge some weeks ago. It sure has the perfect view!

I bought the woolen sweater on a flee market last summer, for just a simple 1 dollar. The brand is Ivanhoe of Sweden, so it has some great quality. The pilot cap and the leather gloves are bought on a market that is every october in Rimbo, Sweden. They market has a sweet mix of whitetrash stuff and great handmade craft!

The bag is a real jewel. It is a big leather suitcase that I bought in a store which sell them mostely to middle age men. Perfection to me.