Just 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 … Continue reading
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…
I 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!
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!
Until next time…
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 … Continue reading
How exquisite is this vintage tea set? So elegant and full of class! 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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
How cool is this vintage English constable bobby helmet? It is a 1960s/1970s Leicester and Rutland Constabulary helmet from the English Police. Cork body with smooth cloth six panel covering, cloth center band with chrome side rosettes, balltop and helmet plate. It … Continue reading
This is my latest obsession: Frankincense And Myrrh Bar of Soap! OMG, the scent is intoxicating! I can’t get enough of it. And it stays on your skin for a long time too! This bar of soap is made with real liquid goat … Continue reading
This is a luxurious and mineral-rich blend of dead sea salts, pink Himalayan salts and Epsom salts, topped with dried rose petals. A botanical tonic for your body full high in bromides, magnesium, potassium and chloride: Potassium helps regulate the moisture level of the skin … Continue reading
Ok it’s pretty. But it’s also light, revitalizing and uplifting. This bar is made with lemon essential oil which is astringent and detoxifying and therefore a great option particularly for oily skin. The poppy seeds embedded in the glycerin soap offer … Continue reading
Enamel Speckled Mugs // Moscow Mule Mugs // Cocktail Mugs // Picnic Mugs These vintage mugs are a great alternative to those pricey copper mugs! Make your own Moscow Mule cocktail at home and serve your friends in these awesome … Continue reading
Breathe in the crisp aroma of peppermint and let your body get cleansed and re-energized by the high content of nutrients and minerals of this blend of Dead Sea Salt, Hiwa Kai Sea Salt and Pink Himalayan Salts. Natural Detox … Continue reading
The past couple of years have been an exploratory phase in my life where my right brain has been fighting to overpower the left side of my brain in a quest to bring more creativity to my life. Needless to … Continue reading
You can drink your tea or coffee from a random mug…..or you can savor it from something as beautiful and delicate as this vintage set: Beautiful and unique hand painted cup and saucer tea set! The cup stands 3 1/2 inches tall … Continue reading
Gorgeous round covered vegetable dish from Tirschenreuth Bavaria. This is model #4241 called Florida and the pattern features a blue and white band, a beautiful bird of paradise in the center and on the band, a gold trim and gilded … Continue reading
Beautiful and rare trio china set made in Bavaria, Germany and decorated in the United States by Thomas Jorgensen circa 1920s to 1930s. The lusterware china is painted in a soft baby blue with gold rims and has a floral … Continue reading
Isn’t this the loveliest tea cup? Super pretty! This beautiful cup and saucer tea set is from Coalport, a porcelain factory in England founded in 1795. This particular tea set was manufactured probably sometimes in the 1920s – 1930s in … Continue reading
Ever since I opened my Etsy store I became obsessed with all the amazing handmade products on there. And once in a while I fall completely and head over heel in love with something that just blows me away. And … Continue reading
While honeymooning in Barcelona last summer I went treasure hunting and this is one of the ones I found. This beautiful Limoges porcelain large vanity box just caught my eye and I had to get it for my Etsy store! … Continue reading
This vintage white enamel teapot makes me want to sell my high rise condo in the city and move to the countryside and raise chickens. I mean how lovely is this? I saw this beautiful teapot at an estate sale, … Continue reading
Someone sent me these tiny little monsters and I ate them all.
Who says this barbecuing has to be classless? Pffft not me! Which is why I think this old school stoneware condiment set is awesome and I curated it for my store! Not too casual, not too fancy schmancy, just middle … Continue reading
How beautiful and cool is this vintage musical teapot from Lefton China? I think it’s divine! As you pick it up it plays a soft, piano melody and it stops as you put it back down. Just dreamy, I tell … Continue reading
Let’s be serious, shopping + sipping cocktails + being pampered with spa treatments = every girl’s dream. Mine included, I won’t lie. So when I found out that this is happening in my city on February 27 I jumped on it. I … Continue reading
Dapper is in; scruffy is out. No doubt about that. Women these days appreciate men who take the time and interest in making themselves look good. There is something so sexy about a well groomed man walking with confidence in … Continue reading
I must comply with this week’s photo challenge so I am sharing my favorite selfie with the love of my life.
These vintage 1970s Corning Ware menu-ette and casserole dish in the Spice of Life pattern with the French lettering are simply dreamy! If you are anything like me and enjoy cooking and like having good quality but also pretty cookware these are … Continue reading
You know when you’re setting up the dinner table to entertain and realize you don’t have a nice little dish to out the salad dressing or the hummus in? Uh um, this is the dish for that! It is really … Continue reading
Morning coffee never looked better.
Made in England sometime in the 1970s. Both cup and saucer are in excellent condition and are available in my store right now.
I love candles. I love candles. I love candles. Nuff said! So I started making my own and now I am making them available in my Etsy store. With all the fragrances available today vanilla still reigns supreme! This soy candle … Continue reading
Listen, I don’t care what they say, a girl can never have enough pink! Even tomboys dream in pink. So in true girly fashion I decided I needed more pink in my kitchen and I started by painting my wooden … Continue reading
Ahhh, I can almost smell the love in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches! Just as I can almost smell the desperation coming from men who dread this day seeing that shopping for their favorite girl is always hard. And … Continue reading
Very proud and excited to bring to life my newest craft baby, this 100% soybean wax, hand poured candle in this beautiful silver textured glass bowl 14.5 oz. I loooove beautiful candles but they always seem to be made in … Continue reading
Yup, it’s Christmas shopping time and this is the coolest (and inexpensive, only $14) present for someone who has a job and needs to wake up early. So pretty much everyone:) It’s a 1960s/1970s vintage Westclox Travel Alarm Clock Model 42028 in … Continue reading
This is by far one of the most exquisite tea/coffee cups and saucers set I have seen in a long time. They are so incredibly delicate and simply perfect. Now available at Kill An Hour With Andaluza on Etsy. These are perfect … Continue reading
Glamour. Old Hollywood. Class. Nordstrom. Need I say more? Now available at Kill An Hour.
These are perfection! If you’re looking to bring some romance in your home these vintage Victorian milk glass oil lamps are the perfect find. They are so incredibly beautiful and delicate! Click on each photo to take you to my … Continue reading
Beautiful retro 1970s set of Oil and Vinegar Cruets from Gemco, made in the United States, now for sale in my store. This set is Country Life 8602 Serving Ware Matchables which is a brand name that GEMCO put on … Continue reading
La Saliere & Le Poivrier How adorable are these? I just love them! This super cute pair of Gemco salt and pepper shakers with the Spice Of Life/ Spice Excitement design pattern just hit my store and is now for sale for … Continue reading
I am a Romanian-born, American-adopted, and newly discovered free spirit with a huge appetite for everything that’s new. I am a woman of many interests but with no particular hobbies which allows my mind to stay constantly excited. My next adventure is my next thrill!
A few years ago I decided to leave the monstrous law firm days behind me and now I’m all about finding and maintaining a healthy and happy balance in my life. Best decision ever – now I’m as happy as a clam! I have a new love on my arm, two beautiful dogs named Mushu and Wally, a custom neckwear fashion line Lord Wallington together with my husband and I’m ready to conquer the world while creating and enjoying moments of simple joy and happiness. And by simple I mean getting married in Paris and gallivanting the South of France and Spain for rare and amazing finds. Yes, yes, you can take the girl out of Europe but you can’t take the Parisian nights away form the girl.
I created Kill An Hour With Andaluza as a place where I bring your distant memories to life. Remember that old blue decanter your grandfather used to have when you were a child? And do you remember your mother’s perfume when she used to get all dressed up and take you to the fair? If you close your eyes you can almost touch that decanter and smell its intoxicating scent. The romance of those times is something that we all try to recreate in our daily lives and here we created a world that can help you re-live those times.
So thank you to those of you who often visit my store and encourage me to continue to build Kill An Hour With Andaluza. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It makes me beyond happy when a customer finds a place for one of my treasures in their home.
I don’t have much to say about these as they seem to speak for themselves. They are perfection and I currently have them for sale on my Etsy store for $30! These beautiful large ceramic door knobs have gold tone hardware … Continue reading
I was just telling you I got married in Paris about a month ago. Yaaayyy:) While in Paris and then honeymooning in Southern France and Spain I shopped for vintage and antique treasures for my store here in the US. And I … Continue reading
Vintage pair of Accessocraft NYC white cabachon clip on earrings in gold tone setting with tension screws for sale now in my Etsy store! These are gorge!! The white shade of the stone is exquisite – it’s milk white at its … Continue reading
In my mind I’m free. In my mind I don’t belong in the corporate world, stuck in an office behind a desk. In my mind I look like this right now, somewhere in the Southern France, riding my white bicycle … Continue reading
What do you mean it’s not Christmas yet? I promise you that here in Southern California we went from summer to winter literally overnight. Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny, 80 degrees day to a low 60s gloomy, rainy day. Blah. … Continue reading
Kill An Hour With Andaluza just got classier! We are now offering this gorgeous King Size Royal Worcester, England porcelain egg coddler in the Strawberry Fair pattern which features berries, leaves, and a butterfly. How beautiful is this? The King … Continue reading
I don’t often drink tea in the morning but when I do I use this vintage Chinese Millefleur Famille Noire Tea Set Beautiful enamel Millefleur Famille Noire and floral pattern vintage Chinese porcelain teapot with cover and three tea cup. … Continue reading
Ah the great Oz!! I came across this really cool edition of the classic “The Wizard Of Oz” and just had to get it for my store. Printed in Italy in 1986 this is a hardcover edition in excellent condition. … Continue reading
Today we have an awesome find for men in our store. It is a rare Gillette safety razor shaving kit in leather case with chromium plated containers made in England. The kit includes a brush, two shaving cream/powder holders (empty), a … Continue reading