Antique Shows

Hey pixels!! I’m back with another Invaluable feature about antique shows. Spring is coming, and so are spring antique shows! Now that the weather is better everyone is looking for fun activities to do. What about visiting an antique show? For those of you who are looking online, Invaluable’s antique jewelry is definitely worth checking out, but otherwise I have a list of other shows for those of you who want to look in person!

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But first, my happy pixels, let’s talk about what exactly Antique Shows are. They are antiques and design fairs where you can buy antiques and vintage items. Or at least, you can enjoy a nice day watching well designed jewels, pieces of furniture, decorative objects…. Sometimes, you can even  eat there, or enjoy live music.

Antique Shows are celebrated all over the world. To show you that, I’ve collected some examples of shows around the globe. Here they are!!

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Some examples of Antique Shows:

United States: Alameda Point Antiques Fair (San Francisco). It’s the largest show in Northern California. Here you’ll find about 800 sellers offering antique garden statuary, furniture, clothing, art, pottery, books, collectibles and vintage textiles. Held on the 1st Sunday of every month, all items are 20 years or older.

UK: Norwich Vinyl Record Fair. It takes place about 6-7 times each year. For music lovers. You’ll find  Vynil, CD’s, books and memoriabilia. And, of course, there you’ll be treated with good music: Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Reggae and Doo Wop.

Japan: Yamato Promenade Antique Market (Tokyo). Held on the third Saturday every month, the next fair will be on 18 this month, and in March on 18. It has more than 200 sellers/shops, and it’s open from 6 a.m. to 18 p.m. You’ll find pottery, decorative objects and more.

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Australia: Sydney Antiques & Art Fair. 30 August- 3 September. They sell furniture, art, jewels, silver, ceramic, glass and textiles, among other stuff. A similar fair is held on Melbourne.

South Africa: Monthly Antiques & Collectables Fair. South Africa’s longest running monthly Antique & Collectables fair which has 40 to 50 top dealers exhibiting every first Sunday of the month (not in January). It takes place on Nelson Mandela square, Sandton City.

Argentina: The San Telmo Street Fair. It takes place on Sunday. The heart of the antique wares are congregated around Plaza Dorrego but the entire outdoor market stretches down 13 blocks of the cobblestone Defensa Street and off onto a few side lanes. From 9 a.m. until 18 p.m. You’ll find original art, clothing, homemade snacks and more. Sometimes you’ll find there music or street performances, too.

What do you think about Antique Shows, my happy pixels? Have you ever been to one? Are you interested in them? Please, let me know in the comments below.

Photos source: Unsplash.

Vegetarian empanadas

Hey pixels!! Here is a good and cute appetizer that you can make in just 20′. If you have unexpected guests, or if you want to eat something healthy while watching TV (maybe cycling?).

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Eat them warm, inmediately after making them. It’s their best moment. Don’t wait (or your friends will eat yours, too).

If you want a less healthy version, you can dip your empanadas in some kind of sauce. Yummy!!

Ingredients:

  • 16 pastry rounds (it’s ok if you buy a rectangle puff pastry and make rounds using a glass or a mold)
  • veggies, cubed and cooked (I used my canneloni veggies leftovers, see the recipe here)
  • optional: 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat oven at 190ºC

Fill pastrie rounds with veggies and, if you’re using, a bit of goat cheese

Close them, and use a fork to seal the edges.

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Brush surface with melted butter.

Bake for 12-15′

Note: you can make sweet versions of this recipe just changing the filling. Instead of veggies, try with jam or custard. A nice breakfast or dessert.

Do you make empanadas at home, my happy pixels? Do you prefer the savory or the sweet version? Are you making this recipe? Please, let me know in the comments below.

January 2017 Share and Inspire Others – Appetizers

Hey pixels!! One of my appetizers has been featured in this nice post. Thank you, Esmé!! You’re lovely!! 🙂

The Recipe Hunter

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WOW, look at all the wonderful recipes we received for our second Share and Inspire Others! Recipe Exchange. Thank you to one and all for your most delectable entries.

Posted in order of emails received:

Indian flavoured Onion rings(using whole wheat flour) courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
I had onion rings for the first time in a hospital cafeteria. From that I just loved it. I always wanted to try it. I gave it my touch using whole wheat flour and Indian flavour.😁😊😎trh-indian-flavoured-onion-ringsShallots fritters / Ulli pakoda courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
This is a perfect tea time snack☕. When you serve this hot pakodas/ fritters along with a good chai / tea it will be finished in no time 😃. I hope you will give a try and enjoy.

TRH Shallots fritters.jpgCrispy Onion Fritters courtesy of PriyaPandian
‘Hot crispy onion bajji with a hot cup of tea on a rainy evening’. Sound delicious right?…

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10 things to include in your media kit

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Hey, happy pixels!! A media kit is simply an information packet about a business or product. You can make one to promote your blog. For example, you can send it to blogs or brands to explain who you are, what do you do, and to propose a collaboration.

It’s a useful tool. It collects information about your blog that answers your investors, collaborators and clients questions about you. You can think about your media kit as a marketing tool. Actually it is.

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A media kit should be visual, attractive and simple. You want to grab the reader’s attention, but the main information has to be easy to find. Remember that the time people dedicate to that kind of things is limited, so you have to be visual and interesting.

A good way to design your media kit is to use tools as Canva. Another good way is to look for free…

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December 2016: Share and Inspire Others! Entries

A great Christmas sweet recipes, by The Recipe Hunter. Have a look, my happy pixels!!

The Recipe Hunter

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First and foremost, I wish to extend a hearty and very big thank you to one and all for your partcipation in this new monthly recipe exchange!!  I am overwhelmed with the great response on our very first monthly Share and Inspire Others! Themed Recipe Exchange.

I am so excited with all the fantastic entries, that I have decided to release this post earlier that originally planned.  Without further ado, herewith the December 2016 Share and Inspire Others! entries.

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Posted in order of emails received:

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls courtesy of thehappiestpixel
I hope you like it. It’s a sweet Christmas treat. But it’s so nice I want to eat it every day…  They are so nice. trh-eggnog-cinnamon-rollsAlmond Snowball Cookies courtesy of Betsy’s Bakehouse trh-almond-snowball-cookiesBanana Cake  courtesy of Aayushi Manish
Ripe Banana flavor & Walnut Crunch made a Delicious cake
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This recipe…

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How to set your goals as a blogger

Hey pixels!! Do you have goals as a blogger? If the answer is no, maybe this post will help you!!

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Hey pixels!! How are you?? Do you have any goals as a blogger?? I know, maybe you’ve  just started blogging and you are not thinking about goals yet. But, trust me, my happy pixels, having goals is important. It helps you to direct your blog in the correct direction. For example, in my first attempt as a blogger, I had no goals at all. It was a total disaster. Now, with my new blog, the happiest pixel , I have some goals. It’s getting better than the first one.

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This is not my invention, really. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure your progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.

But, how I’m going to set my goals? It’s easier than you’re thinking…

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Sharing is caring: a french dessert

Hey pixels!! Today one of my posts has been shared by my friends of Cook and Enjoy Recipes. Thanks for sharing my dessert!!

It’s the dark chocolate coulant we made to celebrate the happy first birthday of this blog. Do you remember it, my happy pixels? It’s been more than a year together. I couldn’t be happier with my lovely friends here. Without you, THP has no sense at all.

Thanks again for your friendship!!

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Here is the link to her beautiful blog: A french dessert.

Do you like international food, my happy pixels? Do you make new recipes at home? Please, let me know in the comments below.