Showing posts with label Uruguay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uruguay. Show all posts

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Little Abstract

We bought this pastel, framed, in Uruguay.  Unfortunately our maid broke the frame in Moldova.  Our framers, though, made it look better than new with the floating glass frame.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Better Dancers

These had been hanging on our stairway wall for three years now.  They were dusty and unprotected.  MolDeco to the rescue - they cleaned and framed them beautifully.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Memory Of Uruguay

Yet another piece framed by MolDeco.  This is of the interior of Montevideo's port market.  I think they got the mood just right with the framing.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

World Cup Nails

 My team is now out of the World Cup, but I got my nails painted to support them before their first game.  My Russian manicurist looked at me disbelievingly when I asked her to paint them like the flag of Uruguay.  She did a really good job with the suns, though!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Also before I left Montevideo, I bought yarn from the Manos del Uruguay outlet.  Got some nice things at a good bargain.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Just a small stash for our move bought the weekend before we left.  We also brought seven or eight bottles into the US with us for gifts.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


As every Uruguayo knows, you need a thermos to keep your water hot for your mate.  Andreas and I finally agreed on one after he nixed about ten with cow fur on them that I liked.  It's steel core and is wrapped in leather.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Cute Dancer from Ana

 Ana made this beautiful doll for me!  It's got a back story and everything, and she is a Carnaval dancer!  In Uruguay, they -usually- don't quite undress as much as they do in Brazil, but the bailerinas (?) are the stars of the candombe groups.  They dance directly in front of the drummers in parades and get all the starring roles.  Thank you so much, Ana!  She'll always help me remember Carnaval.

Last Dinner in Uruguay

I managed to convince Andreas into some symmetry - we had our first and last dinners together in Uruguay at the restaurant across the street: Ricci's.  The service and food were as impeccable as always.  And I had the pasta this time.  Andreas had pork loin.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Present from Ana

I know it looks a little weird just lying there, but this is a wonderful accessory!  Ana made me a bufanda for the cold of Moldova.  It's a tube of knit material (in my favorite color) that you put over your neck.  Since it's long, it gathers there like a cowl to keep the cold away from your throat, or you can pull it up over your head to cover it and your ears too.  I love it!  Thank you Ana!

More Raffi's

Yes, Raffi's twice in one week.  The second time Andreas had the shish and I had the shawarma, which was billed as an Armenian chivito... silly!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Last of El Artesano

El Artesano recently moved a couple of doors down and behind an accessory shop, but they still have plenty to sell.  Here's a picture of our last haul from there before leaving.

Friday, August 05, 2011


These are going to need some trimming and such, but we're going to have a lot of console tables about ... these'll make nice covers.

Shopping Trip Lunch

While on the "make the movers pack more" shopping spree, we had lunch at Don Pepperone at Montevideo Shopping.  I had the saltambocca, which tasted quite nice, and Andreas had a chivito, which he said was very dry.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Other Purse

It's not cow fur, but it's a very tactile suede with lots of zippers and such.  And it's mine.  If our air freight ever gets here...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Copa America

 To celebrate Uruguay's participation in the Copa America, an international soccer tournament, Punta Carretas Shopping did an exhibit of this sports artist.  All the pictures represent Uruguay's national team in some way.  They're beautiful close up.  And Uruguay won the tournament while we were in Buenos Aires!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Yet more "the movers didn't pack up quick enough" shopping - two leather wallets.  They're beautiful quality and hold up really well.  We've bought from this guy at the feria before.


 Yes, real Armenian food in Uruguay!  There's a fairly significant Armenian community in Montevideo, and there are restaurants dotted around the city.  One of  the best is Raffi's.  Here's a picture of some of what we ate during our last week in Uruguay.  Andreas had the cabbage rolls; I had the mixed shish.  They were good, if very mild.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ready to Travel

Mattie looks surprisingly chipper on her last day in Montevideo.  She's made it here, but I think she wants to go back.  It's far, far too hot for her here.

Sushi and Parilla...

A picture taken solely for the amusement factor ... on San Jose in Montevideo.