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art, Ceremony, Craft DIY, etsy shop, journal, Photo Journal, Ritual, vintage, vintage illustration

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(all images sourced from pinterest)

Bartender’s Guide, 1948

Craft DIY, food, recipes, vintage, vintage books

 

Bartenders Guide By Trader Vic 

Cemented in the tiki hall of fame with his signature drinks and successful restaurant chain, Trader Vic (Victor Bergeron)  allegedly invented Tiki Classic Cocktail,  Mai Tai . 

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With over 1500 Classic cocktail recipes this Bartenders Guide includes advice on how to be a great host and appropriate tiki centric glassware.

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This copy came with a bonus hand written recipe!

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SOLD.

 

 

A Piñata for Every Ocassion

Craft DIY, vintage, vintage books

I am obsessed with Mexico, it’s true!

We are taking our second trip to Mexico City at the end of this month and so in that spirit I thought I’d share some pics I snapped from this vintage Piñata book that I sold in my Etsy shop a few months back.

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“A piñata is a container often made of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth; it is decorated, and filled with small toys or candy, or both, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration. Piñatas are commonly associated with Mexico.”
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First, I love this gorgeous font and all of the details!

The book was published in 1966 and was very well researched.  Discussed in detail the history of Piñatas, both Spanish and Mexican traditions.  It also included detailed instructions on how to make piñatas with charming illustrations. 

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My favorite two Piñata figures were the Witch and Santa (below) simply because of the smiles the illustrator stuck on their faces.

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The copy I had of this has sold, but a quick google search will reveal available copies in the universe usually at reasonable prices.  My hope is to find another copy in the wild that is in better condition.  I wanted to capture some of the images inside for inspiration down the road when I’m looking for a DIY project.

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If you’re interested in Vintage Books like this, give my Etsy Shops a quick visit!

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Blackwell Habitat Books

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See photos from my last Mexico City trip HERE.