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Bienvenidos! 

 

Since this week  on the 16th is Mexican Independence Day , I wanted  to share a few  of my favorite things.

Pan Dulce (Mexican pastry),  is always a special treat for me and my family.  It’s tasty and colorful.

I remember my mom sending my dad to buy some if she knew that we were having company.

Then we have menudo which is a soup made from tripe and hominy, it’s another favorite of mine, but many people get turned off because of the tripe.

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Mexican pottery is something I collect. I especially like Talavera  and vintage pottery.  This blue nesting set of bowls was found at an estate sale and is vintage.

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These bowls are hard to find and when you do find them, they can be quite pricey.  This set was a great deal.

My favorite pottery is the Talavera.  I love the blue and yellow, but I also have a red piece.

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Even though I am a very Americanized Mexican, I do try to keep the traditions going for my children and grandchildren.  It’s so important not to forget your heritage and be proud of it as well.♥♥♥♥

 

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My mission for today is simple; I just want to make you smile. So please enjoy my pictures of my little pets.

My little spaghetti poodles have been with me for a while, but I no longer display them because I don’t have room for them.

These were popular in the 50’s and they come in different colors, pink, blue, white, and even black.

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The next one is blue, but my picture did not capture the color.

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My last one, I caught outside enjoying the sun with her little puppies.

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Enjoy your cup of love and share with those that you can’t be without! ♥♥♥


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Before I get to Back to the Past, I want to mention that the San Joaquin Valley of California finally had some wonderful rain. And we’re expecting more tonight.

I love the old blue mason jars.  They’re good to store buttons, or anything that you want to keep in order.  These were invented and patented in 1858 by a John Landis Mason. You can always find these at flea markets or antique shops.

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Does anybody remember reading the Mary Engelbreit’s magazine, Home Companion? This was one of my favorites and I especially enjoyed looking at the paper dolls they published in the magazine, but unfortunately they stopped publication in 2009, when the economy started to effect all of us.  The pages were full of colorful design ideas and great ideas for decorating.

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And who doesn’t remember Annette Funicello, of the Mickey Mouse Club of the 50’s?  I’m really dating myself with this one, but those were sweet innocent times. It’s my opinion that the 50’s was one of the greatest decades ever!

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“I like vintage a lot.”–Kesha♥♥♥♥


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The little doll above is known as the Buddy Lee doll and this one belongs to my hubby. At one time it did have arms and a complete outfit. He doesn’t remember what happened to these items.  This doll is probably from the early 50’s and many people still collect them. Someday we hope to have it restored. This little man must be at least 58 years old.

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Buddy Lee dolls were made by the Lee Co., jeans maker, starting in the 1920’s and used as a promotional item.

Of course everyone is familiar with Barbie. These are, I think, like trading cards. Our youngest daughter collected these in the early 90’s.

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And yes, I still have an original Mary Wells record of My Guy, which I used to play over and over again. I loved that song!  This is what we listened to on our record players.

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“I am more vintage than I am high fashion.”—Katerina Graham


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My duck quilt is slowly but surely coming along. I just need to  stitch around some of the ducks, and choose a border. This will be for a friend that is expecting a grand daughter.

Now for the past.

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A big favorite for boys and men. This particular one came out in 1996.

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Yes, they look kind of scary. My youngest daughter collected these in the  90’s. She had all sizes with different costumes.

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Vintage Mexican pottery is very collectable.  I don’t have too many pieces, but I do collect them when I can get them for a good price, which is rare.

“Collecting is more than just buying objects.”—Eli Broad



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