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
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
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
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
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
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
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 cups. … 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
Some of you may know that my husband is an artisan who makes some incredibly awesome neckwear with an emphasis on bow ties. Case in point: I have shared some of his creations on this blog on a few occasions … Continue reading
From the Non-Idiot’s Guide series I bring you guys today persimmons. Ta-dah. I had never heard or seen them before until last week while browsing Trader Joe for some fresh fruit. I first thought they were tomatoes, like yellow heirloom … Continue reading
Why should you never fall in love with a tennis player? To them, “Love” means nothing. ~ a little tennis humor for you ~ I just added these two really cool wooden tennis rackets to my store. They are the perfect gift for … Continue reading
While honeymooning in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago I went to Mercat Del Encants, one of Barcelona’s largest and best loved flea markets to look for treasures for my Kill An Hour store. And I found a few! Among … Continue reading
Demitasse (/ˈdɛmɨtæs/) = small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. This is perfection. Exquisite Noritake M Handpainted Demitasse Set Made in Japan pattern no. 37532 – circa 1921. Now for sale on my Esty store. Set consists of: coffee pot … Continue reading
Woke up to a very gloomy morning here in San Diego. Ugh. I.Hate.Gloom. Which is why I am fighting it. As I started getting dressed I put on this cute new sweater I got from Zara recently (totally obsessed with … Continue reading
Simply exquisite! Now for sale from Kill An Hour for only $22. A total dream! These earrings are incredibly elegant and they will definitely set you apart. The clear blue glass button stones are set in a delicate gold tone setting. … Continue reading
One more week until I get to say I DO to the love of my life in Paris! Some say weddings are stressful but I am determined to have a carefree one full of love and fun!
Two more weeks until I get to go treasure hunting in Paris’ famous marches aux puces!! And then off to Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence and Barcelona for more treasure hunting!! Ahhh I get allergies just thinking about all the dusty old … Continue reading
This vintage 1960’s treasure chest liquor decanter set from Kill An Hour With Andaluza is perfect for any gentleman’s office or den. Makes a great present for the special man in your life. Or yourself:) I personally like to enjoy a nice … Continue reading
How cool would you be snapping photos at your cousin’s wedding with this 1960s Polaroid camera? Super cool, I tell you! This camera was first produced by Polaroid in 1969 and was discontinued in 1972. 1960s Polaroid Colorpack II Camera I … Continue reading