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Spice Up Your Kitchen

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Vintage Mini Porcelain Salt And Pepper Shakers Set / Made in Japan / Hand Painted Salt And Pepper Cruets . Kitchenware / Dispenser SetJust adorable!! This set of mini vintage porcelain salt & pepper shakers and matching tray is simply adorable! Made and hand painted in Japan, this set consists of 4 mini porcelain shakers standing approx. 2 2/8″ tall and one porcelain tray 5 1/2″ long (from handle to handle). There are no markings on the tray but each of the shakers is marked “Japan” on the bottom. The shakers also have cork tops on the bottom but given their age I think that if you attempt to take them out they will simply disintegrate. That said, these shakers can be used, you would probably have to get new cork caps.

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All pieces are in good vintage condition and make a great addition to any kitchen or one’s porcelain collection!Made probably sometime in the 1940s/1950s. Great collectible piece!

Do you like it? If interested in purchasing this vintage set please visit my Etsy store here.

Until next time…

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Toss the bottle, drink in style!

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Vintage Raimond Italy Silverplate Glass Pitcher Decanter

Ah-mazing!!!! New in my store now is this beautiful Italian glass decanter/pitcher with silverplate top and handle from Raimond Italy. It stands approx. 12″ tall, weighs about 2.10 lbs and will hold up to 15oz of liquid. It’s just perfect for entertaining!

This pitcher is perfect for serving wine, sherry, mimosas or just iced tea! It also makes a great wedding gift or house warming gift. It is in great vintage condition! If you want to see more or if you are interested in buying it please visit my store here.

Until next time…

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Hair care for the health conscious

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Paraben free Shampoo & ConditionerI now make shampoo! Who would have thought? hahaha not me, that’s for sure :) But in the last 5 years, in my quest to keep my body away from the really harsh chemicals found today in our cosmetic and bath&bath products I declared war on three major product components: parabens (most frequently found in lotions),  sodium lauryl sulfate (most frequently found in shampoos) and aluminum (most frequently found in deodorant).  There are many others out there but these are my top 3 right now.

While I have successfully avoided parabens in the last 3-4 years it’s been a real challenge to find a shampoo & conditioner without sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). This is what makes shampoo foam really nicely but it is believed to be very harsh and damaging to our body given the frequency of its use.  And so I went on a pursuit to find a good formula and add a paraben and SLS free shampoo to my Andaloo bath&body line. Voilà!

Paraben free Shampoo & Conditioner

This is a paraben and SLS free formula enhanced with plant oil extracts and a complete Vitamin B complex for shine, body and nourishment. Here are the scent options:

Nude: This line is unscented which makes it great for those with fragrance allergies.

Jasmine Bloom: Rich and exotic floral aromas. Jasmine oils are said to help set calming or sensual moods.

Magnolia Dreams: Soft floral scent. Sensual and intriguing yet grounded by subtle notes of white musk and vanilla bean.

Provence Dusk: A delicate and alluring blend of French Lavender and Egyptian Jasmine, topped with pure vanilla and musk.

Aren’t these cute? :) I love them!! And most importantly my hair loves them! They are now available for purchase in my Etsy store here: you can buy them individually for $15 or you can bundle them as a set for only 26 (this is a better deal!). Each bottle is 16 ounces so should will last you a long time!

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Home Spa In A Jar – Rose Clay Bath Salts

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Home Spa In A Jar – a luxurious and mineral-rich blend of Dead Sea Salt // Pink Himalayan Salt // Epsom Salt // Dendritic Salt // Rose Clay and topped with dried rose petals and lavender buds. To complete the spa experience, I added a rich oil blend consisting of safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil, olive oil, vitamin E, vitamin A, and peppermint and lavender essential oils. I mean, how amazing does this sound? ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Just add a handful of this goodness to your warm/hot bath and allow your body to detoxify and soothe sore muscles! What better way to end your work week than relax in a luxurious bath with a glass of wine? That’s my kind of Friday night ♥ ♥ ♥  Oh and the rose clay will cause your bath water to turn a light pink – there will be a little pink residue on your tub but it will not stain.

They come in a super cute 13.5oz apothecary recycled glass bottle which you can re-use after you’ve finished the salts. They also make the perfect gift so if you need some super cute and affordable gift ideas check out my Etsy store here.

xoxo

Rose Clay Bath Salts // Lavender And Peppermint // Botanical Bath Salts // Home Spa In A Jar // Rose Petals Lavender Buds

 

JK Decor Carlsbad China Cup And Saucer Set / Tea Set / Fragonard Lovers
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Fragonard Lovers Against Time

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How exquisite is this vintage tea set? So elegant and full of class! 

JK Decor Carlsbad China Cup And Saucer Set / Tea Set / Fragonard Lovers

JK Decor Carlsbad China Cup And Saucer Set / Tea Set / Fragonard Lovers

Beautifully decorated, this cup and saucer set from JK Decor Carlsbad is a great collector piece and addition to one’s china collection. It is in excellent condition with no chips, no cracks and no fading in the gold or colors. The craftsmanship of this set is exquisite! 

The cup stands approx. 2″ tall and has a diameter 4″. The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/4″. I only have one set available and you can find it in my Etsy store here
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The perfect giveaway

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My lovely friend and fashion blogger Vanessa Balli is currently celebrating her blog’s 2 year anniversary and is hosting a great giveaway that I just have to share! It includes some of my amazing Andaloo spa products like the Vanilla and Rose Petals Botanical Bath Salts, Lavender Chamomile Natural Tin Candle, Pink Himalayan Goat Milk Exfoliating Soap,  English Rose Garden  Body Lotion, and the very popular Coconut Lemongrass Lip Balm.  This alone is a $50 value but that’s not all! The giveaway also includes a $50 gift card to Forever 21, and a Floral Crossbody from Aldo. 

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If you are not familiar with Vanessa’s blog, check  here because it’s sooooooo cute! It’s titled Outfit Of The Day and she shares the most amazing photos of her daily outfits, as well as pointers and advice on what works and what doesn’t. 

Here’s are a few shots of Vanessa to entice you:

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Vintage Leicester and Rutland Constabulary Helmet / British Police Memorabilia / English Bobby Police Helmet / English Police Hat
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Bobby on the beat

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How cool is this vintage English constable bobby helmet? It is a 1960s/1970s Leicester and Rutland Constabulary helmet from the English Police. 

Vintage Leicester and Rutland Constabulary Helmet / British Police Memorabilia / English Bobby Police Helmet / English Police Hat

Cork body with smooth cloth six panel covering, cloth center band with chrome side rosettes, balltop and helmet plate. It stands approximately 9” tall and about 12” diameter. It’s pretty awesome. And in excellent condition! The Leicester and Rutland Constabulary was in force between 1967 – 1974 and yet this constable bobby hat shows very little signs of wear. 

Vintage Leicester and Rutland Constabulary Helmet / British Police Memorabilia / English Bobby Police Helmet / English Police Hat

Vintage Leicester and Rutland Constabulary Helmet / British Police Memorabilia / English Bobby Police Helmet / English Police Hat

Those who know me or have read my earlier posts know that I am obsessed with English murder mystery novels, movies and TV series so I was soooo excited when I came across this baby! I think next time I’ll watch a Poirot or Midsomer Murders I’ll put this thing on just for kicks. Yup. Now I’m getting really excited. And sad at the thought of parting with it but I have a house full of antiques and collectibles and I need to make room for more. So you can find this awesome collectible in my Etsy vintage store here.   

A little bit of history on the Leicester and Rutland Constabulary: 
The first police force in Leicestershire was the Leicester Borough Police, formed in 1836 and based in the heart of the city at the Guildhall. Three years later, in 1839, Leicestershire Police came into being as one of the first county forces in Britain. In 1848, a third force – Rutland Constabulary – was formed with just one constable and a chief constable. All three forces ran independently until April 1951 when Leicestershire Police and Rutland Constabulary merged into one. Some years prior to this, in 1919, the Borough Police changed its name to Leicester City Police. This organization continued independently until 1967 when a new single force – Leicester and Rutland Constabulary – was created. A further change came in April 1974 under the re-organization of local government. The police force for the entire area took the name Leicestershire Constabulary. In 2012, Leicestershire Constabulary changed its name to Leicestershire Police.