Jun 23, 2013

Liebster award vol. 2

In the last post I told I got two Liebster awards. It means I got some question to answer from two kind bloggers! I´ve already answered to Cherise´s questions and now it´s time to answer Jessica´s:

1. Before you got into vintage clothing, did you rock another way of dressing?
I don´t know if I rocked them but in my teens I experimented with few styles. First there was hiphop and baggy jeans. Then came a red mohawk. Before I fell in love with 1940's, I tried out a mix of 70's, 60's and 50's clothing.

2. What is your non-vintage guilty pleasure? (For example mine is listening to dance and dubstep from time to time.)
I have many non-vintage guilty pleasures. For example I love reggaeton dance and music. I danced non-stop for about 17 years. Now it is more occasional. My dancing hasn´t ever had anything to do with vintage. I haven´t danced any jive, jitterbug or such. The closest I´ve gotten with old dances was step dancing. My other guilty pleasures are modern day movies and tv-series.

3. Sweet or savory food?

Both! My friends say that I have two stomachs: one for savory foods and another for sweets. No matter how much savory foods I eat there is always room for something sweet. And vice versa.

4. What do you draw 'vintage' inspiration from most, magazines, films, blogs, or something totally different?
I must say blogs, old movies and friends. I also read old magazines and collect literature about 1940's style.

5. Favourite subject in school? (If it's maths I will have to unfollow you.)
I loved to study and I love to teach biology. If it is possible as a teacher I would like to spend almost the whole time out in the woods or yard with the kids. I also love ethics and other conversational subjects.

6. Have you ever been compared to a classic idol of yours, and if yes, who?
No, I don´t think I have.

7. Name some vintage item you will probably never have enough of. (and don't all answer dresses or shoes, please)
You can never have too many hair barrettes!

8. Best thing you have ever done or has ever happened to you in your entire life?
Hmm..meeting my fiancé, getting into university and having great friends.. But all the best moments aren´t so huge. There are some things that make you smile a long time after, like when I danced in rain at a concert or when me and my friend gazed upon stars on a wharf for hours or just a lazy summer day in our summer cottage with our dog.

9. Copying L-K's question here: What place or country would you love to be travelling to or through one day and why?
If the journey had to last only a day, I would pick Oriental express (if it is possible to travel only a day with it)!

10. Tell me your weirdest habit please.
I had to ask this one from my fiancé and he said I get fixated on some tv-series and I can watch a lot of episodes in a row - which is kind of true.

11. Favourite antique thing you ever bought under 10 euros (or pounds or dollars - at least very cheap). No clothing piece.  :)
I love bargains! They are the cherry of this hobby! Most of my jewelry are this kind of bargains. The most peculiar antique bargain was an early 1900's mourning bag which was made from black satin like fabric and embellished with black grouned beads. The bag contained two pairs of crocheted black gloves, a lace mourning shawl and a mourning veil.

Here are my nominations for Liebster award:

Anna from Red lips pink apron:
Beth from V is for Vintage:
Dakota from Sweetheart of the rodeo:
Katie from The little red squirrel:
Erika from Swingin' it in vintage:
Mary from Mary van Notes:
Miss Turnstiles from Gentlemen prefer blondes:
Sara Wood from Lilies and remains:
Sarah from the chronicles of an eccentric:
Joanna from Dividing vintage moments:

..and my 11 questions:
1. Describe yourself in five words.
2. How old were you when you first realised you like vintage and old things? What triggered this interest?
3. How far have you gone with vintage? Is it a trend or a lifestyle?
4. What is the best comment you have received about your style?
5. What is your favourite outfit?
6. Your greatest vintage or antique bargain?
7. Your weirdest vintage or antique find?
8. What are your other interests besides vintage and such?
9. Does someone else in your family or near relatives have an interest in vintage, antiques or history?
10. What is the skill you have learned to master and are the most proud of?
11. What makes you happy in your every day life?

(The rules of receiving Liebster award: 
- You must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
- You yourself then pick 11 blogs who in turn have under 200 followers. You must then think of 11 questions for the blogs you have picked and also tell them.
- Finally link back to the blog that nominated you


  1. Okay, just discovered your blog and LOVE IT! Being a fellow elementary teacher who likes to dress as though she stepped out of a time machine (my time machine imported me more from the late 50's early 60s, fyi), I have loved trolling your blog! I am dying to make some of your jewelry creations, so amazing! You can see my corner of the crazily-dressed world here...and I'm currently unloading some fabric in a giveaway you might wanna partake in. Okay, off to read more Rosie!

  2. Oh! Here's a link to my blog! Sorry for the excessive comments, eep!


    1. Hi, Cassie! Your comment wasn´t at all excessive! I love to hear from fellow bloggers! I took a quick peek of your blog and loved it! I must read it more properly tommorrow. I´m so glad there are more vintage-nutty teachers besides me. Do you dress in vintage for work also?