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Fall Harvest & Thanksgiving:  Dinnerware that Dazzles

Fall Harvest & Thanksgiving: Dinnerware that Dazzles

September 16, 2020

Fall is approaching.  There's a tinge in the morning air and the leaves will be arrayed in vibrant color soon.  All of this seasonal change calls for delicious comfort food and equally delectable artisan handcrafted dinnerware.

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Why Handcrafted Beauty Matters

Why Handcrafted Beauty Matters

August 07, 2020

 Purchasing artisan-crafted goods provides support for the handmade way of life.  Creating sustainable income for talented artisans across the world preserves culture, educates and enriches.  A small price to pay for that beautiful coffee mug or elegantly simple dinner plate or dish.

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The Perfect Coffee Pairing

The Perfect Coffee Pairing

July 24, 2020

We love sweet moments - even more so with our stunning Minoan Collection sugar and honey container.  Beautifully  hand-crafted by a family studio from the island of Crete, they use ancient Greek methods to faithfully re-create these designs

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Delicious Dishes: Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Delicious Dishes: Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

July 15, 2020

We can't help ourselves - our tableware is beautiful, but when it's full of home-made Greek Gyros, sighhh. 

Here's a delicious recipe featuring a chicken gyro complete with home-made Tzatziki sauce from amazing blog Modern Honey.

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Luscious Lathering for our Uncertain Times

Luscious Lathering for our Uncertain Times

June 11, 2020

We are so happy to be able to showcase our Signature Line of Rustica Hand-Crafted soaps.  Vegan bars of luscious, lathering goodness, made from all-organic ingredients.  Our family-owned studio in Southern California makes each of these in small batches with all of the love in the world.

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Ancient Minoan Pottery:  Contemporary Design, Timeless History

Ancient Minoan Pottery: Contemporary Design, Timeless History

June 05, 2020

Minoan pottery is another ancient craft, reflecting history, the values of a culture, astonishingly contemporary design and a deep commitment to beauty, symmetry and nature.  

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Weaving a Rich Travel Tapestry of Culture and Connection

Weaving a Rich Travel Tapestry of Culture and Connection

February 20, 2018

Let us introduce you to the travel world’s zen spirit of fun-filled, compassionate adventure:  Patricia Andersson, founder of Heartfire Journeys. a specialist in the art of introducing women to the world of rich cultural travel.

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Serendipity Bauer Hall Pottery Perfect Partners with Talavera

Serendipity Bauer Hall Pottery Perfect Partners with Talavera

February 18, 2018

 What's even better than an armful of Bauer and Hall vintage pottery loot at the end of a swell Saturday shopping adventure?  Discovering that those richly glazed pottery pieces are a perfect match for just about every one of our Rustica Gift Talavera pottery pieces.

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Rustica Gift Visits Ambelonas Winery of Corfu, Greece

Rustica Gift Visits Ambelonas Winery of Corfu, Greece

January 30, 2018

Ambelonas Winery.  What a vivid, delicious and extraordinarily hospital introduction to the sustainable viniculture, food and history.  While we were on the artisan pottery and handcraft hunt among Corfu, Greece's richly talented artistic community, we couldn't resist a visit to this beautiful and historic winery. 

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The Great Pottery Escapade: First Stop London

The Great Pottery Escapade: First Stop London

January 17, 2018

First stop on our artisan scouting trip was London, and what a colorful and cosmopolitan way to launch the artisan adventure!

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Winter Wonderland;  Beautiful Sparkling Pewter from Mexico

Winter Wonderland; Beautiful Sparkling Pewter from Mexico

December 18, 2017

Winter Perfect:  The Pewter Coral Tray Collection

Beautiful as a winter landscape, and featuring a coral-like lattice look designed to complement most decors, you'll find this gorgeous piece a perfect addition to your home, wall and table.

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Meet Fiona:  the newest Rustica Gift & Pottery Family Member

Meet Fiona: the newest Rustica Gift & Pottery Family Member

December 15, 2017

All of us here at Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery would like you to meet the newest member of our family: Fiona!

She has joined us from the local shelter.  She stood out to us as a sassy girl who didn't let a thing like being out on the street, get her down.  She's all purrs and warm whiskers and gratitude.

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