Monday, December 26, 2016

Post update (My sister’s and my own Minna Parikka accessories)!

Although the main theme of this blog is to present only true vintage outfits and items, one of the most popular post of this blog not related in any way to vintage items. Believe it or not, but "My sister’s and my own Minna Parikka accessories" post is one of the most viewed ones almost every month. So I thought that you may like to check some more of these funny accessories. Am I right? Me and my sister are crazy shoppers, so also our Minna Parikka accesories collection keeps growing. So click HERE to view the same old post now updated with our latest purchases!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

You can find me also on Instagram now!

You can find me also on Instagram now! Link is below:


It's my personal (and public!) account, but unlike this blog, it is not dedicated to vintage issues only. For this reason, the account is not even named after this blog. Hope to see you there (also)!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nightly ride to Western Finland

I’ve long been looking for a nice kitchen table with matching chairs. Due to my Love’s recent home decor enthusiasm, I’ve browsed a lot of old decor pictures and ads in internet, on books and magazines with him…

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…and found breathtaking piece of furniture in wonderful colors.

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I've been looking for a dining set also overseas, but haven’t found anything interesting. So was I happy as I can be when I found a complete set (a table and four chairs) for sale in online webshop here in Finland one day!

Seller didn’t want to reserve the dining set for anyone, so the only way to make it ours, was to be fast and go on the spot for a deal. Unfortunately, the seller lived some 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) away from us… Anyway, I was decided to get the set, so me and my Love headed for a nightly drive across the Southern Finland leaving around 6 p.m. on Friday night. We arrived in the light of the full moon at midnight there and made the deal. We were back home at seven on the Saturday morning... I had a day off the work on the Saturday (lucky me!) but my Love had to leave for a work trip right away! So, maybe you would like to see what I got? Well, here comes some pictures…


I have never seen a chair back like this one before!


Funniest detail ever: the dining set is completely same color as my Love’s Cadillac from year 1952!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Ruffles, Rhinestones & The Rapiers

Oh my goodness, it's been over a half year since my last post and I even haven’t any good reason (or even excuse) why this way. Anyway, let's fix this fact right away with this new outfit post!


This is probably worst time of the year to start blogging again, because soon we’ll be living in the middle of the darkest time of the year here in Finland. And, unfortunately, my old and cheap camera needs a lot of daylight for taking proper pictures. Nowadays, when blogs are filled with beautiful and good quality pictures, my dim pics taken with a flash look very retro (in a very bad way)...

Few weeks ago was organized, once again, a Rock 'n' Roll Night event in Järvenpää (small town nearby Helsinki, Finland). The last band of the night was The Rapiers (60's style British Beat group) and I was excited! I’d seen the band the last time about ten years ago, I loved it then and I still love it much!

And then to the point, the outfit of the night:

Mac Shore Blouse Classics labelled blouse with rhinestone buttons and rows of ruffles - Denisebrain
Jeans - eBay
Purse - Etsy
Springolators - Sivletto (Stockholm, Sweden)
Belt - Etsy
Earrings - Nasta vintage shop (Helsinki, Finland)


Monday, March 7, 2016

What was your very first vintage garment?

Elina, from lovely Hopeapeili Blog, published a very interesting post in her blog a little while ago. In the post she wondered what her oldest owned garment was and she also presented her blog readers the same question. The post was really nice and the comment box filled quickly. I thought to continue a little bit same theme and to present to you my very first vintage garments, tell the stories behind them and to ask you what were your very first vintage garments.

I purchased my very first vintage clothes and accessories already as a teenager. The cloth which has retained its place in my wardrobe for the longest time must be this, my mom’s old, Boutique 32 labelled dress. Its origin is the same as probably with many others novice vintage dressers, it was found from own granparents’ attic (in late 1990’s or early 2000’s).


Then my old friend. In my wardrobe there has been, almost as long as previous dress, this Mono labeled, English-made winter coat. I found it from a flea market in Helsinki. Lining of the coat was completely torn but the remainder of the coat was in perfect condition. Seamstress made a new lining to the coat and it has been my most used coat also during this winter!

I also found one old picture of this coat. The picture is from the beginning of the 2000’s (apologies for the poor quality of the pic, it is scanned from the old paper pic). Black go-go boots, which are shown (quite poorly) in the picture, are also one of my very first vintage purchases which are still with me.


Here is one of my longest owned 50’s dresses. I found this dress from the local flea market and I have owned it for a long time, but I just realized that I've never been wearing it!


So, now I would like to know what your very first vintage garments were and when and where did you find them?

LABELS:
Boutique 32 (dress)
Mono London (coat)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

And the winner is…

It's the time to publish the winner of The Lucky Bubbles anniversary lottery. Thank you all for participating and for lovely feedback! The draw was carried out using the traditional lottery tickets and as a lady luck was my mom once again.

And the winner is…



Congratulations Susan! Please contact to me by e-mail and I’ll put the package onto its way.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Blog anniversary & GIVEAWAY

Today is the blog anniversary here in The Lucky Bubbles. My own “baby” is now two years old. I hope to “see” you here also during the on-going third blogging year! To celebrate this, I shall organize again an anniversary lottery. The prize this time is a one pair of deadstock, clip-on earrings. The earrings are never used and still on their original cards. Please mention in your comment a number of the pair you would like to have.

In this how to participate:

- Leave a comment to the comment box (Remember to figure out a name for yourself if you leave a comment anonymously.). You can also leave your request for a topic of posting etc. I appreciate very much your feedback.

- If you are unable to leave a comment to the comment box, you can also participate in the lottery by sending me an email.

- Please mention in your comment a number of the pair you would like to have.

- Entry time is two weeks, until March 4th, at 23:59 (UTC + 2 h).

- I will ship worldwide.

Good luck everybody!


LABELS:
Florida Fashion

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Western mood

We spent our first mini holiday of this year in the spa hotel on the first weekend of February when there was organized Ladybug Rock 'n' Roll Weekender. This was already their seventh (annual) weekender. This was the first time we took part in the event and we loved it! The event was very well organized. In addition to great bands and artists (PatC Miller [Sweden], Terry O'Connell & his Pilots [Sweden], Charlie Thompson [UK] and so on…) there was a lot of nice program for the whole weekend, like a pool party in the spa, glow bowling alley and very lovely VintagEija's Fashion Show.


On the Saturday evening I was wearing a western inspired outfit. I found this fringed sweater from eBay UK before last fall, and I love it! This time I decided to wear it with a brown western skirt.


I also had a white belt, a white box purse and white wedges with fringed ankle straps that I bought as deadstock.


For jewelry I chose horse-shaped earrings because of wanting to achieve a fully western mood.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Purple day dress

When I started this blog, first thing that I did, was publishing once again all the posts that were previously published on the Finnish Fintage Fashion Show blog. But there was one post I forgot to publish then. Now that we have begun real winter weather, since the temperature had fallen already to minus 36 degrees Celsius (minus 97 degrees Fahrenheit!) somewhere in Finland, I thought that it’s the time to re-publish this wintery outfit post. So, here it comes…

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Cold winter days are still here, so it is time to have the warmest dresses out from a closet. I purchased this basic boucle wool dress from a theater flea market couple years ago. It is really warm one and comfortably soft!




In addition to that I have purple box purse, which is one of my latest purchases. I bought it from eBay a couple weeks ago. My purple strap wedges are from Etsy and fancy purple earrings are from Viva Las Vegas event.


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