Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Springy Shop Update

Here are  some of the newly listed vintage goodies that you can find in the shop right now!
I've been wanting to change the photo styling for a while, to get a  more uniform feeling,  so i decided to try with this baby blue background, I think it gives a pretty fresh springy mood... only it's a bit difficult to get the same light/colour/exposition, so now the shop it  rather a patchwork of baby blues :/

uh, rememer that there is a Spring Sale going on, some of the white porcelain vases have been reduced!
and if you want to stay updated with the new listings follow me on the freshly opened facebook page for Go Go Berlinette!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Perfect Thrifting Weekend (To Say Nothing Of The Cold)

Oh, yes indeed, it's been a glorious thrifting weekend! Despite the cold I catched a few days ago, I went around Berlin, literally east-south-west-north, all the way with my faithful rucksack and 3 layers of upper clothes!
I think I really needed that good feeling of finding something that makes your heart flutter... Being that we are postponing the trip to Japan, I am currently a bit less tight on my budget, plus, I really felt the need to "compensate" that postponed satisfaction, you know what I mean?
So here I am, my back and my legs hurt just like the day after p.e. at school and a dripping nose, but I have to say that am very happy about all of my findings!
some things will stay with me, such as the Sonor vibraphone and the red bag in the second pic, or the black laced shoes in the last picture (2nd hand, barely used, fit me like a glove: 2€ !!!score!!!)...
I still have to decide the "order of appearance" in the Go Go Berlinette shop for all these items, plus I am doing some researches (thanks dear Pottery and Glass forum!), but I am going to list a couple new every day, so stay tuned if you've seen something you like!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


these are some pictures I took in the last couple of days...mostly spent outside :)
the first one is my small collection of wall hangings placed on the long wall of my hallway... the last piece I bought is the tiny plaster head in the wooden "box" on the left. The head is as big as my thumb and carefully detailed, such a tiny treasure!
the second picture is from a walk we took today at Weissensee, north East of Berlin. it was very beautiful and quiet, I can't wait to go back there once everything will be greener and warmer!! 
right before going to Weissensee I was around Boxhagener Platz and with much surprise I bumped into Gemma!! so nice to meet her by chance and having a hot dog together with our boyfriends and her Mop :)
the third picture speaks for itself, I was in Prenzlauerberg, I think the dog belongs to the owner of the shop, "Oliv", the heaven of enamelware... I think it is in Pappelallee.
The last two pictures are from last sunday, the first a beautiful villa near Treptower park, the latter is yours truly while eating a great falafel at Mamo, in Warschauer strasse. Definitely worth trying,  and 100% vegan!

on the "news" side there is a very good one: my handmade SHOP is ranked 34. amongst the "Babble's 50 best Etsy Baby Shops"!!!!! you can go and VOTE FOR ME here :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Good Starts

this morning I woke up with a lot of energy and willing to roll all day, so many things to do: house works, laundry, shipping orders, making stuff, listing new itelms, cooking lasagne (I am going to start cooking as soon as I finish this post...) 
I hope this feeling lasts as long as possible, this is my favourite time of the year and I want to enjoy every minute of it!
uh, welcome to Berlin, Gemma :) 

have a nice start of Springtime folks!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pikaland for japan earthquake and tsunami fundriser

the sweet Amy at Pikaland will be giving 100% of their net profit from the sale of Tokyo-based artist Mogu Takahashi’s Chotto Omoshiroi poster to the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Society.
go HERE for buying one!
there are many bloggers out there that are organizing themselves for a way to donate to help Japan, I choose this as a symbol because I feel very close to Mogu... I am working myself on some stuff that will be ready in the next weeks!!!
Thank you everyone for your comments on my last two posts!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

From my bedside table

we are going to postpone our trip to Tokyo, 
we were supposed to take off the 11th of April... 
We are thinking of going there in October.
I am so sad about what happened that I really can't find the words
if only the phrase "pray for Japan" could have some real meaning/effect right now...


Monday, March 14, 2011

Various Updates

I am spending many hours a day hooked to the news about Japan... what happened it's devastating and I'm feeling much closer to this beautiful country since we still have plans to go there in mid April...
it seems so absurd now thinking about cherry blossoms...
anyway, apart from those heavy thoughts I've been distracting myself with some fleamarket missions this weekend, and here is some of the treasures I've come home with:
"Gabi, 1959"
look at all the beautiful details of this photograph!
the pillow on the left is simply amazing, same thing for her dress...
and I love her witty expression...

 what can I say about this one?
it's a 2"x2" tiny picture of a tiny pup! 

here you've already seen the elephant set
but they go so well with the precious Rosenthal Quatre Couleurs vases by Bjorn Wiinblad!

this is a grouping of some of the latest finds. I am so happy about the Soholm lamp, it makes the perfect light at my computer table... I think that I am keeping it! ;)

here are some of the things that are now available at Go Go Berlinette:

and, last but not least:

Friday, March 11, 2011

I am speechles in front of the images of the earthquake in Japan
all our warmest thoughts to the people there.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What's new today

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I've been making more new softies for the shop these days, click on their names to see more pictures!
check out this wonderful treasury by De Estraperlo: all about stripes, where my Jerome Bluetippen is also featured!

yesterday I bougth my first Rose of Jericho or Selaginella Lepidophylla, I can't wait to see it open up completely!  right now it's still half curled up and dry-looking, but it has a wonderful smell that reminds me of the smell in a forest.

if you are so lucky to be in Tokyo from today until the 22nd of march go check out this exhibiton of handpainted ceramics by Mogu Takahashi
I am very sorry that I am missing this just for a couple of weeks...
but in one month like tomorrow we will be THERE!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

News around the house

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there are two new Les Monstris in the shop, Jerome Bluetippen and Renee Camembert!!!

yestertday I got some new indoor plants... the urge for spring is beginning to show up everywhere!
the two floor West German vases are Scheurich 
the plaid planter is actually a repurposed sewing box :)

 yesterday I got the first open-window-breakfast!
thank you Berlin for these beautiful sunny days

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I am selling this amazing Gustavsberg bowl with the Pynta decor by Stig Lindberg
I didn't know it was so rare, until I looked for some on ebay and there was no way of finding an example... it's an hardly seen decor probably because it was produced only for a short period of time (1962-'65), so not so many pieces reached our days.
It has different kitchen-related object all around in this mid-century style so colourful and fresh that is the distinctive touch of Lindberg :)

that's all for now!
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Springy "Wishlist"

 I NEED this book!
I love japanese craft books, even though most of the times the style is a bit to girlish for my taste.
BUT this  one is just what I was looking for!

Watercolours of Anne of Green Gables fabric?!?
could you ask for more?
yes: I wish they had it still in stock...

mmmmh, lately another idea is climbing on the top of my wish list... and is a Big One: I am dreaming of having a little dog. YES. I am more of a cat person, but being that my boyfriend is allergic to cats I may have to forget about having them around the house... so the idea of having a small dog is taking place into my mind, but there are so many things to take into consideration... number one being that the aforementioned boyfriend is more prone to big dogs with short hair, while me,  I'd love to have some fluffy hairy small dog (boys, are we stereotypes!)
 so for now I like to daydream about having a Papillon or a Cavalier to take care of and go out with for walks... something like in this beautiful painting by Jose Franky the Great:

Apart from these ramblings, around here there are wide smiles going on because in the past days some things "started "by me have reached other destinations... for example this vase has found a perfect home, Palomino has been featured here and here in the same day, and the Soft Totems are on PLUSH YOU! blog :) YAY!

Have a great weekend :)