So long, farewell!

Heather and I are closing up shop on Teacup Vintage!

It's been so fun for the last few years, but our lives are leading us in new directions. Heather is getting ready to start a family (baby boy due in September!) and I am beginning my graphic design career at a local ad agency. While we will miss digging through racks of clothing to find that perfect dress, or getting up early to find the goods at estate sales, we are both thrilled to begin new chapters of our lives!

We hope to see some lovely faces this weekend for our last hurah!


The Happenings: Mighty Swell Holiday Sale!

We are happy to be joining Mighty Swell again for this winter sale. A 4 weekend extravaganza of lovely men's, woman's and children's vintage. Two more weekends to go!


The Happenings: Mighty Swell Summer Fall In Love

 The fall sale is here! While Teacup Vintage has taken a break this time, we are still so excited about this sale. I am back in school, and don't have time to keep up with the shop. I am sad about giving this up, but for now it seems like the only option. We are still super excited about the sale, and I plan on doing my fall shopping there. The sneak peaks are up on FB, looking like there will be some great finds. I hope you all can make it! I'll see you there!



What We Wore: Biking!

I have been dying to wear these shorts that I got at the Mighty Swell Summer Sale, so cute, summery and bright! I adore them, so I just decided to take them for a test run (and a for a few silly pictures), just biking to meet a friend for coffee and a chat.  I wore my new nutcase forest green helmet, yellow vintage shorts and my sheer gray, yellow and turquoise top from a boutique in Spain.
Happy Riding!


Recipe + Vintage Bowl : Mango Salsa

I live for fresh fruit and veggies (clearly that means I am living in the wrong state). I love going to the farmers market and smelling the ripe tomatoes or picking fresh herbs from the garden. There is nothing that tastes better to me than perfectly ripe produce. So in celebration of summer and the abundance of goodness available, I decided to make salsas. The first one I will put up is a mango salsa. Although I really like supporting local produce, mango is one of those treats that I have to indulge in. Hope you enjoy!

3 Ripe juicy mangos
2 small really juicy limes
1/2 cup of  cilantro chopped
1/2 a cucumber mostly peeled
1 fresh jalapeno (or 2)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste

This is so simple, dice the mangos, cucumber and jalapenos. Chop the cilantro and mix all together, then add the lime juice and olive oil, and salt to taste. I would usually let it sit overnight to mix all the flavors together. Eat with as a topping on a salad, on top of grilled salmon, with lime and chili tortilla chips, or just grab a fork!

Happy Fresh Veg Season!



The Happenings: Mighty Swell Summer In The City Sale!

Day one of the Mighty Swell Summer in the City Sale is done! Thanks to everyone that came out today, and of course a big thanks to Meghan and Rae for their amazing work. There will be more merchandise put out tomorrow, and still plenty of beautiful clothing and accessories to find their way to that perfect someone. The shop is open from 10-7. Yay!



What We Wore: Sunshine and Wine

I have been loving these beautiful summer days filled with sunshine, especially when I can be out and about around town in vintage frocks. Alea and I took full advantage of a local Italian place's half price wine this week. It was fun to dress up, go for a walk, drink a bottle of wine that we had never tried before, and catch up on life's happenings. I wore: vintage yellow dress, thrifted leather clutch, vintage leather peep toes,  and my grandmother's gold watch. 


Recipe + Vintage Glasses : Micheladas

 My grandpa in Mexico, had a tradition of a 3:00 "coochie coochie" time, a time for a drink and some snacks and lots of jokes. In honor of my gramps, I made some micheladas. These are not up to par with the ones we had in Mexico, but they are wonderful and refreshing on a warm summer day!

a few splashes of Maggie sauce
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 key limes
sea salt rim
Use a lime to rim the glass, then dip it in salt, start with about 2 limes worth of juice, a few squirts of Maggie and Worcestershire then add tobasco to taste. Finally, top off with corona. Cheers to you Papa Bu!