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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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This is my all time favorite book, because it holds a dear memory for me.♥

I remember being sick when I was about 8 years old. My mom and dad were going shopping for our toiletries at Longs Drug store. This was something they did every 2 weeks and I always went with them. This time, because of the flu I had to stay home.

My mom asked me,” Quieres que te compre algo?” I answered, “Si, mommy, quiero un libro, por favor.” She looked at me with annoyance, saying that she had no idea what book I wanted. You see, my parents could not speak English,  much less read in English, so, I simply told her to buy one with a pretty cover.

I was so anxious for them to get home so I could see the book my mom had chosen for me.

Well, I was the happiest, most delighted, and felt extremely  privileged to own my very first store bought book chosen by my mother. My love of books survives to this very day. And I still like books with pretty covers.♥♥♥


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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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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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I’ve decided to make Friday my day to visit the past.

In 1977 the movie Star Wars came out and to this day is still very popular. My son had many of the Star War figures and I still have some  left over that the grandkids have played with so much  that their limbs  are  loose and ready to fall off.

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How many of you remember these little people? Back in 1983  crazy people (like me) were standing in line to purchase the dolls? Yes, it was a wild time trying to get these little dolls. People fighting and arguing about their place in line. These dolls are still around today with much less hoopla.

And here’s the little pony ride that looks a little dangerous , but all my three kids used it and enjoyed it.  Now a days you would probably have to put a helmet on the babies. Back in the day it was a popular item.

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And please don’t ask me why I still have these items, I just do.  Sometimes it hard for moms to let go!

“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.”—Bernard Manning



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