This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Celluloid Vespa Brooch

I picked this up for very cheap on eBay from a European seller. It’s about the size of a half dollar and is very detailed for it’s size. It doesn’t have any markings on the back but almost looks like a mass produced item ready to be imprinted with the name of a scooter club or event on the bottom. Anyone else seen any of these? Let us know with a comment (see above) or e-mail us !

Is the red Vespa salt or pepper?

It might get confusing. There are also egg cups, money banks and trinket boxes in these same scooter shapes if you don’t want to risk putting pepper on something you didn’t want to. Prices range from £4 to £7 at UK retailer the Purple Puffin.

Thanks to Julie for this great find!

Put a bird on it!

Forgive me. Being a longtime Portlander, I love the new IFC show “Portlandia”. It has nailed our quirky city cold. Here’s a link to the segment that refers to our bird passion:

Portlandia’s “Put A Bird On It”

And although Jacqueline at Screech Owl Design is not located in Portland, (she’s in Portland East, aka Brooklyn, NY) she might as well be. This lovely (and quirky) pheasant card is $4.50 and available at her online store.

Thanks to Portlandia’s own Cassie for this great find!

Lammy Glammy

This site has a lot of Lambretta merc – whether it’s truly “Lambretta” licensed goods or not is anyone’s guess. Still, if you crave some ‘bretta blingage, then why not? Click the link below to go to the site, then type “Lambretta” into the search engine to see everything.

Thanks to Julie G. for these finds!

Lambretta Jewelry

Cake enthusiasts rejoice?

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I wasn’t even able to find a completed Scooter Santa made out of fondant on the interwebby thing. I suppose if you are a cake decorator hobbyist, you’ll get what I’m referring to. I will go so far as to give you a link for one of these “Jem Cutters”(£11.99), and encourage you to see this very entertaining documentary called “The Kings of Pastry.”

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Tin Can Scooters

There doesn’t seem to be a reliable online source for these and that’s a shame. There were several years that miniature scooters made out of PBR beer or Hamms beer cans would have really hit the spot as Portland rally trophies. Ah but sometimes the rarity of a thing is the best thing about it.