What an item can represent

Last weekend my husband and I opened a few more boxes of items from his grandparents house.
We found really interesting items, we found a set of wonderful Trunkey the elephant from the San Francisco Zoo from my husband's childhood. That one object brought so many fond memories of wonderful days spent at the zoo with his family.

When we open boxes it usually takes a lot of time to go through them to decide what we will do with each item, first because he tells me the story if he knows where it came from and because these items have a past, they were part of his family life and it is hard to part from some of them.

The first picture shows just a few of the items that we selected.
Among them a very interesting relish tray made in Italy that I just listed in my vintage store

This is a handmade, handpainted relish tray made in Italy by Pizzato

History of Pizzato
Pizzato is an Italian company founded in 1956 by Marco Pizzato. All items produce by the company are entirely hand-decorated.
Pizzato specializes in dinner sets, trays, horsd'oevredishes, salad bowls, fruit stands, pitchers,etc in mate-rials tested in earthenware, stoneware and terracotta.
The terracota used is non-toxic, they use top quality raw materials to produce reliable products for edible use.

The company still exists and is run by Mr.Pizzato's children.

His fleece is white as snow....but he is not a little lamb!

This bunny rabbit is so sooooft! I was waiting for the right fabric to make this bunny and now that I found it I just love it!
It is the perfect fabric for this bunny, it is really soft and cuddly.

What an honor!! I got my first Award!!

What a wonderful surprise! Ginger from support blog for Moms of boys honored me with this award!

There are a few rules that come with receiving this award:

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award to at least 4 fellow bloggers who inspire you.

4. Let them know about the award.

Let's see...7 things about yourself.
1. I was born in Mexico City
2. I have been married for almost 7 years (October).
3. I came to live in the USA when I got married.
4. I have a five year old son
5. I will home school my son for kindergarden in the fall
6. My favorite color is blue
7. I collect cows

And these are fellow bloggers that I'm passing this award to:

It was tough to just chose four but here they are:

To one of my friends in real life who has a funny an inspiring blog:
Two Zany Zebaras

To one of my Etsy friends, team mate and fellow Mexican crafter living the USA
Yaya Handi Craft

To a great mom and friend, our kids are the exact same age
Flip Flop Mama

To a great blog full of fantastic ideas and inspiration
Smart Ideas

Thanks again Ginger for this distinction!

My creation room featured by my good friend Yayahandicraft

My very good friend Yaya from Yayahandicraft is making a series of interviews to different Etsy artists and this time she honored me with an article about my craft room.

Don't forget the little trains!

It you have a toddler you know how they won't leave the house with that one little car or train they want to keep in their hands, right? You also know that as a Mom you have to 'know' where the little toy is, if you want to avoid a melt down.

Here is the solution! And it is not just for toddlers, my son is 5 and he loves to his car and train holders and organizers. We keep them in the car so he can play with it on the go.

Taking favorite toys like little trains like this can be great to keep your little boy entertained at a Restaurant, long trips in the car, doctor’s office, etc.

You unroll the holder and you have the trains securely inside their own pocket and a track to play with.

The pockets are tall enough so that the engines can go in with cars too.

The roll comes with it's own track with some bushes so your little one not only has his trains but also a playmat to play iwth.

The outside fabric has Thomas the train the inside has a combination of blue solid fabric and colored strips.

This holder measures 17" x 8 1/4" (44 x 22 cms

Here is the link to my store if you would like to buy it.

I also make the matching crayon holder in the same fabrics!

Little cars on the go organizer / holder

I just listed a little car's holder in my etsy store, I can make matching crayon holders and aprons if you want.

When my son was a toddler he started carrying his little cars all over, everywhere we went he would take them. Soon I realized I had to keep track of them otherwise he will lose his favorite one and then, well you know toddlers we would have a melt down.

So I came up with the idea of making him a little bag to carry them up and down the stairs or to take in the car, soon after that I saw a crayon roll and thought about a car organizer, something where the cars would not be touching each other damaging the paint. It has been interesting to me to see that I am not the only mom that had the idea, I have seen other people do the same....I guess necessity is the mother of all inventions.

The car roll has a road with trees and yellow lines so that your little boy can play with them.

He is five years old and he has different car rolls, one for the CARS from the cars movie another one for the hotwheels/matchbox cars and yet another one for trucks.

This little car holders are really handy to have when you have to keep your little one busy like at Restaurants, doctor's office, plane or car trips, etc.

Happy 4th of July!

We are ready to celebrate America's 234th birthday!

A trip to the past........

Here are some pictures of Dinosaurs that I made years and years ago, when I jsut started, that I am thinking to make again!

In loving memory of a great man

My vintage store Klassic was started with the idea of selling a few things we had from the recent past that we thought could be enjoyed by others, but it really started to get stocked a year ago when my father in law passed away and we had to downsize their house and move my mother in law to a much smaller place.

Joe was an interesting person, not easy to understand but he certainly can give us a lesson on how to live life in your own terms.
You could say he made this quote his:
“There is only one success in life, to live your life in your own way” by Christopher Morley.

Joe lived his life his way, others might have not agreed or understood it, but he believed in himself and his beliefs. He was his own person.

I have said it before, as I go through items that belong to his parents and therefore were part of his home as a child, as I go through family jewelry and pictures I get closer to him. I know him a little bit better today than I did a year ago. I so wish it didn’t have to be this way.

This little note is a tribute to the man that he was, to the father who helped my amazing husband be the incredible person, husband and daddy that he is.
To the man that we miss and will forever love and may one day, understand his way.
To my son's grandpa with love.
May you be resting in peace, we love you and we will always remeber you and I wish I could be listening to one of your stories!

Vintage Bronze Buddha Head Statue

This is a bronze reproduction of a 4th century head statue of Buddha at Sarnath.
This Buddha can be identified for the elongated earlobes from wearing heavy earrings in his early life as a prince, his head has a protrusion on top that symbolizes his superior wisdom.
This wonderful statue is mounted on a black wooden museum like base.

It features beautifully knotted heair and a flaming pointed top knot.

Vintage Wooden Armoire Jewelry box with music box

I just listed this wonderful vintage Wooden Armoire in my store.

Vintage Wooden Armoire jewelry box with drawers and mirror with music.

This is a wonderful vintage wooden jewelry box with lots of spaces to keep your jewelry neatly organized.
It has 2 flower etched glass doors, and three drawers, two of which are small and one is the width of the armoire so you can place longer items.
Everything is cover with a light gray velvet.

It has a music box that plays strangers in the night.

The smaller door opens to reveal a compartment to organize your rings.

The big glass door opens to reveal a spinning hanger for your necklaces or dangling earrings and it has a mirror in the back.

Happy Father's day!!

I wish every Daddy a happy Father's day!
Specially to my wonderful husband, I could not have picked a better Daddy for my son, he is just the greatest daddy in the world.

Tomorrow he will get handmade gifts that our five year old and I made for him.

Happy Father's day!!

What I am working on for Klassic

Here are some of the items that I am working on to list in my vintage shop Klassic.

These are two fantastic pieces have been around for a long time, it takes time to acquire this much character, you can't replicate this kind of look.
They would certainly be a wonderful and unique decoration accent.

A collection of antique boxes, they can have so many new uses possibilities are endless for these timeless beauties

Two wonderful tea cups with lid....

As a sample of the jewelry I am working on, a beautiful bracelet

I hope you enjoy looking at these wonderful pieces of the past!