I got a message from someone about these neat Casa Lambretta shirts and then darn me, I forgot to write their name down. The price for them is 35.00 Euros each. The good news? At that price (not including shipping) you can believe you’ll be one of the only handful of Americans who has one. ; )
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A Really, Really Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Vespa Motorsport on Toy Hunter
This was a fun clip to watch even though I am still not sure why anyone would want a “Tytus.” I am also amazed when companies don’t keep archives of their products, past and present. But it’s a lot more common for them to forget their past in an effort just to keep up with the present. I think all companies need a docent/librarian.
For some less rare (but no less desirable) toys, visit Vespa Motorsport’s toy page where they have over five pages of Maisto, New Ray and Legos scale scooter models for great prices.
Winking at you.
It seems like no more than a month or two passes before I discover another kid’s show featuring scooters. This time it’s an Italian show even though it looks like it came straight from the shores of Japan.
Here’s a description of what the “Winx Club” is all about according to Wikipedia:
“Winx Club is an action and fantasy show combined with comedic elements. In the mystical dimension of Magix, three special schools educate modern fairies, ambitious witches and supernatural warriors, and wizards from all over the magical universe.”
Oh and Bloom (the main character) rides a scooter.
You can get Bloom doll with her bright pink scooter for $20 on the ToysRUS site. The puzzle was featured in a recent eBay auction and is harder to find.
Watch the TV Commercial for the Bloom Scooter Doll in some language that is definitely not Italian.
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Vintage Italian 1961 Calendar Page
If you’re lucky enough to live near a Waitrose UK grocery then you can get your Tiramisu on:
“Vanilla, coffee and marsala flavoured ice cream with a rippled coffee sauce and dark chocolate curls. Made with British milk and cream.”
Here’s a link .
Thanks to Alice D. for this find!
PS: I have set up a new category called “Food, Wine” that you can use for searches. Look in the right columns to find the categories list.
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
1951 “V” Magazine Cover
This Weekâ€™s Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Schiaparelli Vespa Eyeglasses
Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian clothing designer during the time of Coco Chanel’s reign. But her real influence came from the Surrealists and Dadaists. Like a lot of Italians, she fell in love with the Vespa scooter and often featured them in her store windows. (That’s a 1954 Vespa 150 in the photo.) She also incorporated its logo into the silhouette of a pair of folding google-like eyeglasses which may or may not have been produced.
Personally, I’m not seeing the logo. Do you?
The Italians have such style.
Every now and then Etsy comes up with a winner. And this art print is produced by a designer in Italy no less. It measures 30 cm x 42 cm (A3 Size) and costs 32 Euro.
Thanks to Julie G. for this find!
The Quicker, Cooler Picker-Uppers.
These embroidered towels are from Sur La Table and are $8 a piece. They measure 22″ long and 14″ wide and are 100% cotton towels and machine washable.
Thanks to frequent contributor Julie G. for this find!