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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.

Black & Blue #1

food, vintage, vintage books

 

Space Illustrations

From the book ‘All About the STARS’ by Anne Terry White published by Random house in 1954. 

Illustrations by Melvin Bilek.

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I love how simple and deeply pigmented these illustrations are.  This book is sixty-three years old and was published before the first moon walk in 1969.

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Even though the science is a touch outdated, these images still stir up wonder and amazement .

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Impressive sparkling celestial images using only two colors and the white of the page.

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Right now my favorite image is of the eclipse below.  Oregon received many visitors this year being in the path of totality.

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