Bring autumn into your home

Click on photo - Vintage Set Of Five Amber Glass Cups And Saucers

Ah, the sweet smell of autumn! I can almost picture myself sitting on an old wool rug in front of the wood fireplace on a crisp, fall evening and savoring a rich, indulgent cup of cinnamon pumpkin latte (non-fat, of course). How amazing does that sound? … Continue reading

Bring some French to your Kitchen

Vintage French 1L Canning Jar From Arcoroc France

How adorable are these French canning jars? I mean, I would fill my entire kitchen with these if I could and store all my rice, flour, pasta, quinoa, couscous, and cookies. The big ones can hold up to 2 liters of liquid (that’s about 67.5 US ounces) while … Continue reading

#TGIF

#TGIF

Vanilla reigns supreme

Vanilla Delight Natural Soy Candle // 4 oz Tin Candle // Scented Candle

With all the fragrances available today vanilla still reigns supreme! No question about it. I get a lot of custom orders on my Andaloo Bath&Body line for anything vanilla; body lotion, soap, bath salts, you name it. But this soy candle is the … Continue reading

Coffee Done Right

Tiger Yedi Inc Set Of 12 Demitasse Cups And Saucers Made In Japan / Tea Set / Demitasse Set / Coffee Set

Hmmm coffee. Delicious, aromatic, deeply satisfying, my morning date. That is coffee to me. But what I really wish is that I had more time in the morning to enjoy my coffee the way I dream it; in a beautiful, classy porcelain … Continue reading

Luscious Lips

Juicy Watermelon Lip Balm // Unsweetened Lip Balm Jar // Pink Lip Balm (no tint)

How gorgeous is this lip balm from Andaloo? Its beautiful neon pink shade is only matched by its incredible soft, silky texture and insane flavor ♥ ♥ ♥   I currently make it in: ♥ Juicy Watermelon// Mouthwatering aroma of a juicy piece of … Continue reading

Cotton & Champagne For your bath

Cotton & Champagne Goat Milk Glycerin Bar Of Soap

Vacation. The beach. Champagne. Strawberries. Dreamy! This handmade Andaloo soap bar is light, fresh and clean with sparkling notes of champagne and warm, sensual notes of strawberries. Nourish your skin with this moisturizing and nutrient-rich goat’s milk and glycerin natural … Continue reading

The English Know Best

Vintage English Teapot With Gold Rim And Pink And Yellow Roses / Gold Lustreware Teapot / Gold Teapot / Tea Party / Wedding Gift

You can drink your tea or coffee from one of those cheap metal teapots you find these days in the store or you can do it the right way, in a vintage English teapot like this one: I came across this beauty in one of my recent … Continue reading

Spice Up Your Kitchen

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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

Toss the bottle, drink in style!

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…

Hair care for the health conscious

Paraben free Shampoo & Conditioner

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Fragonard Lovers Against Time

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

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

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 … Continue reading

Bobby on the beat

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

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

Pucker up, it’s Friday!

Pucker up, it’s Friday!

Frankincense And Myrrh Exfoliator Goat Milk Bar Of Soap

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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

Home Spa In A Jar

Gingered Bergamot And Rose Petals Botanical Bath Salts

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

Lemon Poppy Exfoliating Bar

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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

Vintage Moscow Mule Mugs

Vintage Set Of 3 Enamel Speckled Mugs // Moscow Mule Mugs // Cocktail Mugs // Picnic Mugs

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

Désintoxication à la Menthe

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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

Right Brain vs Left Brain

Patchouli Grapefruit Mangosteen Goat’s Milk Glycerin Bar Of Soap

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

Standing Tall

Antique 1940s-1950's Lustreware Pink and Gold Japanese Tea Set

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

Bavaria Strikes Again

Bavaria Tirschenreuth Bird of Paradise Round Covered Vegetable Dish

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

Bavarian Trio

Signed Thomas Jorgensen Lusterware Bavaria Lustraware Teacup, Saucer And Desert Plate Trio

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

Indian Tree From Coalport

Indian Tree Coalport

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

Beauty Station: where Makeup meets Technology

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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

Oh là là I’m a cute French Vanity Box

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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

Country Cottage Teapot

Vintage White Enamel Teapot

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

Candy Makes The World Go Round

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Someone sent me these tiny little monsters and I ate them all.  

Pass The Mustard, Please

Vintage 1970s Condiment Jars Se

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

Teapot + Music Box All In One

Lefton China Teapot

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

Shop ‘N’ Sip

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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

Introducing Hair Pomade By Lord Wallington

Hair Pomade For Men

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

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I must comply with this week’s photo challenge so I am sharing my favorite selfie with the love of my life.

1970s Corning Ware Le Persil + L’Echalote

Corning Ware Spice Of 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

Japanese Noritake Footed Bowl

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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

Green Paisley by Royal Tuscan

Morning coffee never looked better.

Royal Tuscan Tea Cup

Made in England sometime in the 1970s. Both cup and saucer are in excellent condition and are available in my store right now.

Candles + Mason Jars + Tins

With all the fragrances available today vanilla still reigns supreme! This soy candle is made with intense vanilla aroma and a subtle touch of cream. It is perfection!

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

Pinkify Your Kitchen

Pink Kitchen Wooden Spoons

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

Love Comes In All Sizes…And Prices

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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

Hand-Poured In The USA Soybean Candle

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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

1960s/1970s Westclox Travel Alarm Clock Model

Vintage Westclox Travel Alarm Clock Model 42028

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

Antique Haviland Cups And Saucers Set

Antique Haviland Limoges

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

Vintage Nordstrom Pumps

Vintage Nordstrom Pumps

Glamour. Old Hollywood. Class. Nordstrom. Need I say more? Now available at Kill An Hour.

Victorian Milk Glass Oil Lamps

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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

1970s Gemco Oil & Vinegar Cruets

GEMCO Oil And Vinegar Cruets

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

Retro Gemco Salt And Pepper Shakers

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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

the past + the present = harmony

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!

My husband and I live by our own rules

My husband and I live by our own rules

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.  

Wedding in Paris

Snapshot of my fairy tale wedding in Paris…..

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Knock Knock, Who’s There? It’s Vintage Ceramic Door Knobs

Vintage Ceramic Door Knobs

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