Category Archives: Vintage Love

Vintage Love-Punch Bowl

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Hola!

It’s me! I feel like I’ve been missing in action for a while! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year! We spent New Year’s Eve at my cousin’s house. I absolutely love my cousin and her family and we had a lot of fun! We did karaoke and I feel like I want to do it all the time now!

I took all my Christmas decorations down before new year and put my regular stuff back out. About two years ago I bought what I would call milk glass punch bowl. I was so excited when I saw the price on it. Ten dollars!!! I couldn’t believe it! I grabbed it right away. It came with eight cups.

I am just gaga over this punch bowl! I have used it several times and looks beautiful no matter what you put in it. Even a trifle would be beautiful in it.

I don’t really know if this is vintage, antique, or a reproduction. It’s so beautiful (and I’ve never seen one like it) I think it doesn’t matter. This punch bowl beats all those glass punch bowls from the eighties! The tablecloth under the bowl is also vintage. I love that table cloth too!

I am back at work today and am going to have a hard week. Over winter break I was sleeping between 3-4 hours more than I normally do!How am I going to take a nap? At work? I am also studying to become hearing and vision screening certified and that requires studying! UGH! I can’t remember what I did yesterday and then I have to learn all this new stuff. I feel like a high schooler again. I won’t be done with everything until towards the end of February so I better take some Ginko Biloba or something to help my memory! It’s going to be a busy two months!

Have a great day!

Besos,

Flor

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Love

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Hola!

The weather has been super dreary! I am surprised I can stay up during the day-but I guess that’s because I’ve been taking a nap every evening. Ugh! Totally not being productive at home!

You know that i love vintage and antique things. A couple of months ago my husband and I went to a local thrift store and I could have fainted! Sitting there, up on the top shelf was a beautiful pitcher that matched a bar set that I have. OMG! It was only like $4.00. I snatched it up right away! What are the odds!

I just love the color! You can see my bar set here.

I am quite sad that this year I did not make it to Kane County Flea Market. By the time the weather was nice enough to go I was off on vacation and things have been so busy since I got back that I haven’t even had time to devote to a full day at the flea market. I am looking forward to going next year.

Keep your eyes open. Treasures are everywhere!

Besos,

Flor

Vintage Sheet Music Paper Hearts

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When I got up yesterday morning there were two things that unfortunately started the day off wrong. I had pink eye. It had snowed overnight. I was like come on!!!! When I showed my husband and Julieta my eye they suggested I just put on an eye patch and go to work. Really?

1. It’s not Halloween

2. Where do I buy an eye patch?

3. I would just be covering the problem.

Instead I decided to go to the doctor and I am better now! Since I was home I decided to do even more spring cleaning. I filled a bag and a box with more items to donate. Yay!

Whenever I go to Kane County Flea Market I always buy vintage sheet music from the same lady. She has some awesome stuff. I just kind of collect it until I use it. I had seen some heart embellishments on Pinterest and of course had to case them because they were so pretty.

These are going to look so pretty on a card, scrapbook, gift, or any other type of paper crafting.

Negative heart cut outs + small store bought embellishment hopefully=more gorgeous embellishments. I better start getting creative. Waste not want not!

Have a great day!

Besos,

Flor

Supplies: vintage sheet music, Michael’s, Stampin’ Up!, Want2Scrap

 

 

Weekend Wanderings

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What a great weekend! It was pretty much perfect. There wasn’t even any cooking, baking or cleaning involved…YES!

I started out Friday by going out to dinner with a friend. It was nice and quiet.

Saturday I went to the Wilton Tent Sale with my best friend and Julieta. It was great! It was the first time Julieta was there and she absolutely loved it! She was all pumped up about baking! We went a bit later in the morning than last year and it was also a bit more crowded.

We bought quite a bit of stuff!

My girl was pretty happy!

After the sale we went to eat and I tried something new.

The salad with strawberries was delicious! There is something about sweet with savory that I don’t find appetizing for some reason but this totally changed my mind.

After getting home exhausted I had just enough time to get a mani/pedi before going off to a family First Communion party.

Sunday was also tiring but fun! Up bright and early to go to Kane County Flea Market.

I really enjoy going to the flea market with my best friend. It has become a yearly tradition along with the Wilton Tent Sale. I did buy a few small items, but I was disappointed that nothing really special caught my eye. I will try again in the fall I hope!

After the flea market I made it home just in time to attend my son’s installation as a Junior Deacon at the Masonic Lodge. I am one proud mama of this awesome boy!

That has been the busiest weekend in a long time and I loved every minute of it! It’s nice once in a while to not cook and clean and just enjoy being outside of the house for a bit…I totally spent the weekend wandering!

Have a great day!

Besos,

Flor

Vintage Love-Berry Baskets

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It’s Wednesday already? Yesterday I kept writing Mondays date and here we are Wednesday already!

The weather has been very uncooperative for summer break already. Our local pools opened up this weekend and they have had to close everyday so far because of the weather…kind of a bummer! I have made a goal of creating two scrapbook pages a night for at least a week  so that I can catch up  and so far so good. I started Monday night and so far have four pages done.

On to some super cute vintage berry baskets…

These berry baskets are so cute! I fell in love with them the minute I saw them. I wanted to display them, but also be able to use them. I filled them with some of my card making/scrapbooking embellishments. They also weren’t expensive. I think they were a dollar a piece. I couldn’t go wrong with this purchase!

Have a great day!

Besos,

Flor

Vintage Love-Upcycled Tray

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The weather here was beautiful yesterday! It was just like a spring day. I even had to open my car windows! Today they say it won’t be so pretty!

Several months ago Eddie and I went to an estate sale. I found this awesome vintage tray that I kept picking up and putting down. I couldn’t decide if I should buy it or not. It was only $2.00 so I bought it. I put it in my “project pile” until I figured out what to do with it. I thought about putting holes in it and adding flowers to use as a kind of wreath on my front door. I would feel bad if I put holes int it. So I decided instead to add some prettiness to my work desk.

 

I don’t know about any of you but I sometimes have a hard time getting my work area to work for me. Sometimes things just aren’t where you want them so you have to be kind of crafty and inventive. I was constantly putting post-it notes  on my computer so it was always cluttered and made me feel unproductive. I placed my pretty vintage tray on a plate stand and added the cute magnets I made and now I can change my little reminders and notes daily without it looking ugly! I absolutely love the colors on this tray.  Wouldn’t pictures look cute on this? Now I have a prettier work area and feel more productive!

Pretty cool, huh? You saw this here first!

Besos,

Flor

Rosca de Reyes-Three Kings Bread

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It’s Monday, January 7th. That means I am back at work. I am kind of happy but also sad! I enjoyed being home, but my productivity was minimal. I made it not taking any naps for the last 5 days…that’s an accomplishment!

Growing up we knew about Three Kings Day but we never really celebrated it. The one thing I always do is keep my nativity set up until after January 6th in celebration of the three wise men. We bought this nativity about 24 years ago in Mexico. It is something very important to me. We have put it up religiously every Christmas every year.

Have you heard of Rosca de Reyes or Three Kings Bread? We have never bought a Rosca de Reyes until this year. We ordered one from one of My Mans friends. It was a beauty!

The dough was so sweet and delicious especially  the champurrado. You can find the recipe for champurrado here https://micasayourcasa.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/champurrado/

This is what Wikipedia says about Rosca de Reyes : Rosca de reyes or roscón de reyes (kings’ ring) is a Spanish and Latin American king’s cake pastry traditionally eaten to celebrate Epiphany.

Although the name indicates that it should be round, the “rosca de reyes” generally has an oval shape due to the need to make cakes larger than 30cm across for larger parties. Recipes vary from country to country. For decoration, fig fruit, quinces, cherries or dried and candied fruits are used.

It is traditionally eaten on January 6, during the celebration of the “Día de Reyes” (literally “Kings’ Day”), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men. In most of Spain, Spanish America, and sometimes, Hispanic communities in the United States, this is the day when children traditionally get presents, which are attributed to the Three Wise Men (and not Santa Claus orFather Christmas). In Mexico before children go to bed, they leave their shoes outside filled with hay or dried grass for the animals the Wise Men ride, along with a note.

The tradition of placing a trinket (figurine of the Christ Child) in the cake is very old. The baby Jesus, when hidden in the bread, represents the flight of Jesus, fleeing from King Herod‘s evil plan to kill all babies that could be the prophesied messiah. Whoever finds the baby Jesus figurine is blessed and must take the figurine to the nearest church on February 2, Candlemas Day (Día de la Candelaria). In the Mexican culture, this person also has to throw a party and provide tamales and atole to the guests.

In Spain, due to commercial interests, roscones bought in cake shops hide in their interior a figure – either of Jesus or others like little toys for kids and a dry faba bean. Whoever finds the figure is crowned and becomes the “king” or “queen” of the banquet, whereas whoever finds the bean has to pay next year’s roscón.

In Argentina, the tradition of consuming rosca on January 6 is also followed, although no such figurine is included. In addition, a similar version with whole cooked eggs on top of the cake is also served on Easter as rosca de Pascua.

In some places, the roscón de reyes is replaced by panettone, also baked with trinkets inside.

I invited my family over yesterday to have some Rosca de Reyes and Champurrado. Of course there was lots of food that everyone brought to share! The person who found the trinket in their piece of bread was nobody because there wasn’t one in the bread!!- unless they accidentally swallowed it! I guess next year I will buy the rosca myself and we will all get together again and hope that there is a trinket! Either way the rosca was delicious and we all spent some quality family time together.

 

Happy Monday!?

Besos,

Flor