This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Marie Osmond’s “Scooter Pie”

♫“I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit scooter”♫

This cute little figurine measures 4″L x 3-1/4″W x 3-1/2″H and is called “Scooter Pie.” It’s a hand numbered Marie Osmond limited edition resin doll from her 2002 collection. Who knew Marie liked Vinos? Oh, and this is one rare bit o’swag you can get your hands on. It’s listed for $29 at this site:

Gnome place like gnome for the holidays.

Sorry for the bad pun but it couldn’t be contained. We featured Gnome Masters work here this past summer and now he has released a Santa gnome for the holiday season. The price is $40 for an outdoors painted gnome and $45 for an indoors version. He measures 11″ tall and weighs in at 13 lbs and his scooter is painted a metallic glitter red with gold trim.

This time it’s personal.

Here are some greeting cards that were spotted recently. Several can be personalized with the recipient’s name. The first is from UK Card Shop 1973 . The second one is from Hallmark Greetings Hallmark Greetings online and can be personalized and is perfect for a scooter husband’s birthday. And the last is from an online card shop called Greeting Card Universe where they have quite a few personalize-able scooter cards.

Thanks to Julie G. for a couple of these finds.

It’s a mad mad mad mod world!

I really love this book. It’s like a mash-up of Richard Scarry books with some mod sensibility. It’s very witty with something to puzzle over on every page. And yes, a scooter plays a prominent role.

Here’s the description from Amazon:
“In a distinctive oversize package and illustrated with Joëlle Jolivet’s signature retro, eye-catching style, Oops! follows a family through the streets of Paris as they try to get to the airport for their vacation. Back at their apartment, their house-sitting aunt slips on some soap, setting off a chain reaction of events that create some extreme roadblocks for the family’s trip. A movie shoot, a parade, policemen, rampaging bears, aliens, and much more collide in this remarkable new picture book adventure. The book includes a gatefold page at the end that explains in detail the train of chaos on the previous pages.”

Pasta Priests.

We’ve featured these fellows before, but Harvey Nichols seems to have expanded their line to include aprons, coaster, tablemats, tea towels, oven gloves, a coffee stand and the aforementioned pasta. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you have to be over in the UK to order. Time to make some friends in London, don’t you think?

Thanks to Dave J. for the find and the photo!

The Seafront beckons.

Get 1000 pieces of retro scooter goodness! This is actually two puzzles made by those clever folks at Ravensburger. The price is around $28. You get both the inside and outside of a very cool looking coffee bar that I really, really hope actually existed. Sorry, no riots in this version of Brighton. But there are espressos and Lammys.
BTW, I had a “milkshake” in Brighton during an Isle of Wight rally and it was disgusting! It was just some fizzy water and some barely dissolved flavor powder. No milk. And certainly no ice cream. What is up with that?

Here’s another Ravensburger we featured earlier this year.

It’s the love pug!

On sale now is this cute kid’s t-shirt at Gymboree. Regularly $21.95 it’s now $9.99 and comes in sizes 3-12. For those crafters out there who are pug and scooter obsessed, snapping up a couple of these to make into a pillow or a totebag or even frameable art just might be the ticket. After all Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.