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Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

by pam abrahamsson

We are so excited to welcome the extraordinary master Artesana, Ruth Cortez Rodriguez of San Miguel de Allende to our Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery family of talented artisans.  A long-time resident and much-loved member of the creative community, Senora Cortez and her daughter, Monica, create extraordinary pieces of Alpaca silver handboxes, jewelry and other items.

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Rustica Talavera Pottery:  Recipe Chiles en Nogada

Rustica Talavera Pottery: Recipe Chiles en Nogada

by pam abrahamsson

Chiles en Nogada is a special "welcome" dish, created in hospitality for Mexico's equivalent of military royalty.  It is a specialty of the international home of artisan Talavera pottery; the beautiful colonial city of Puebla.  A feast for the senses, and a special recipe fit for an emperor.

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Arriving Soon from Mexico:  Our Tesora Jewelry Box Treasure Collection

Arriving Soon from Mexico: Our Tesora Jewelry Box Treasure Collection

by pam abrahamsson

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Artisan + Modern Home Decor:  Three equals One Talavera Pottery Strategy

Artisan + Modern Home Decor: Three equals One Talavera Pottery Strategy

by pam abrahamsson

This Spring, dazzle your home with a spot of color.  And, if you want to go all in on the idea, select something with a story.  The Talavera pottery is a favorite, as it features literally centuries of history and culture.  You can read more about that here:  A Beautiful History.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas:  Artisan Majolica, Talavera Pottery & Pewter

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Artisan Majolica, Talavera Pottery & Pewter

by pam abrahamsson

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Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages:  A Delicious Monday

Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages: A Delicious Monday

by pam abrahamsson

Don't let Monday's get you down, and don't go crazy with the evening meal.  Spice up your day with easy, affordable take-out dining featuring your local Mexican grocer's marinade-drenched fajitas, and a festive table setting of Talavera pottery.

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Spring Gifts & Majolica Pottery: Welcome to a Gentler Season

Spring Gifts & Majolica Pottery: Welcome to a Gentler Season

by pam abrahamsson

It has been a hard winter, hasn't it?  And yes, it's still with us, but - we've all seen those small, umistakable signs that the cold is receding, and warmer, gentler times are ahead.

 

Rustica Gift & Pottery Majolica Pottery Colibri Collection Spring is comingThat's when I turn to those lovely signs of Spring's arrival to cheer me up.  I'll grab a pastel or bright color from the closet (anything but grey and black!), make a salad chock full of vibrant veggies, or read about a tropical get-away.  My body may still be here in Winter, but no reason my mind can't escape to a balmier locale.

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Love, Artisan Style:  My Funny Valentine

Love, Artisan Style: My Funny Valentine

by pam abrahamsson

I have a confession to make:  the more lunar orbits I make around the planet, the less I like the stereotypical holiday must-do's:  credit card gifts at Christmas, de rigueur red roses for Valentines Day, chocolate bunnies for Easter (oh wait, hold up.  I want those chocolate bunnies).

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What's on Your Plate for 2017?

What's on Your Plate for 2017?

by pam abrahamsson

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Zen and the Holiday Coffee Break

Zen and the Holiday Coffee Break

by pam abrahamsson

Photo Credit Ian Stout Photography

The Best Non-Advice You'll Get This Season

Are you alone right now?  I mean, can we talk?  Great; if that's the case, I'm going to give you the ONLY how-to tip you're gonna find here.  I'm going to advise you to stop ALL of your holiday must-do's, pour yourself a nice, steamy mug of whatever you're craving, pop open a bag of biscotti that (spoiler alert!) someone else made - commercial or otherwise, and just set for awhile.

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Rustica Recipe:  Savory Pumpkin Soup

Rustica Recipe: Savory Pumpkin Soup

by pam abrahamsson

Featured Talavera pottery:  Amapola Collection

Celebrating Soup Weather

When the weather turns chilly, something warm and savory is called for, right?  That's why I scoop my fall pumpkins off the porch (or heck, just open that can), and into the sauce pan...with a few essential ingredients, of course.  Buen provecho!

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Talavera Pottery at Home with Contemporary Decor

Talavera Pottery at Home with Contemporary Decor

by pam abrahamsson

Talavera pottery, the much-loved, iconic standard-bearer for Mexican pottery, has a secret:  it's a gorgeously unexpected accent to urban, contemporary home decor. Rustica Gift & Pottery shares three tips for making it work.

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Rustica Gift & Pottery Announces Artisan Talavera, Pewter Gallery Collection

Rustica Gift & Pottery Announces Artisan Talavera, Pewter Gallery Collection

by pam abrahamsson

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Support a Movie, Help a Child

Support a Movie, Help a Child

by pam abrahamsson

The power of one, the help of many.

Follow the story of one young boy from the streets of Mexico City as he finds his way to healing, forgiveness and the hope of a better future through the help of our partner non-profit, IPODERAC.  

 

 

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Delicious Pairings

Delicious Pairings

by pam abrahamsson

Artisan Food & Pottery:  The Perfect Pairing

You can create your own perfect Italian Antipasti evening with the following classic Italian recipe.

It's from Lucia's cookbook, Lucia's Calabria:  Southern Italian Cooking in an Oregon Orchard.  We're sure once you've shared this arancini with friends and family, you'll want her book for more amazing recipes!  Buon Appetito!

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Rustica Gift Featured:  Father's Day Gift Guide

Rustica Gift Featured: Father's Day Gift Guide

by pam abrahamsson

We are thrilled to be part of blogger Kyle Ward's roundup of awesomely original Father's Day gift ideas, as showcased in his RE.com blog

We of course, agree heartily with Kyle's assessment that dad deserves original, beautiful and thoughtful gifts.  He features our popular Azul y Blanco collection of original Talavera, showcasing our classic coffee cup.  He's also scouted out an amazing roundup of fun and original additional options.  I think our team is going to fill up OUR Talavera coffee cup and do some serious shopping.

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Saluting the Maker's Movement

Saluting the Maker's Movement

by pam abrahamsson

We all want to connect with our fellow humans, don't we?

I came to this conclusion (ok, it's a long-standing belief) while doing a little reading over my Sunday morning coffee, and came across a great blog post from Handshake.

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Art for Heart & Home:  Rustica Gift & Pottery

Art for Heart & Home: Rustica Gift & Pottery

by pam abrahamsson

Rustica Gift:  Art for the Heart & Home.  

Our Commitment is to Artisan Beauty & Social Impact.  We're Happy to Share Our Story with You.

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Food We Love:  Chicken Pasta & Cream Sauce Recipe

Food We Love: Chicken Pasta & Cream Sauce Recipe

by pam abrahamsson

It's inevitable, isn't it?  

When Fall and Winter rolls around, we start thinking about warmth, comfort, and seasonal beauty.

Our table is no exception, either.

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Making Beautiful History:  The Talavera Story

Making Beautiful History: The Talavera Story

by pam abrahamsson

Centuries of Beauty, Almost Lost

The beauty of today's Talavera, found in museum's and discerning homes around the world, has had a centuries-long, globe-trotting pedigree that would be the envy of any traveler.

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Colorful.  Spicy.  Delicious.

Colorful. Spicy. Delicious.

by pam abrahamsson

Springtime...nothing seems to bring out the love for color, warmth and delicious food like this time of year.

Well, because we're always on the hunt for deliciousness the world-over, we found this AMAZING Mexican cuisine recipe from U.K. food blog author, Cottage Cookbook

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The Fabulous People Series:  Meet Jodi

The Fabulous People Series: Meet Jodi

by pam abrahamsson

Meet translator, people-connector and culture-bridger extraordinaire, Jodi Monroy, an essential expert for our team.

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Endlessly Artistic, Original You

Endlessly Artistic, Original You

by pam abrahamsson

Trend-setter?  Well...not on purpose.

You are simply endlessly curious, ready to be delighted, and in a world of mass-produced efficiency, appreciative of the handcraft of the patiently-talented and artistically-gifted. 

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Rustica Gift & Pottery, IPODERAC in the news

Rustica Gift & Pottery, IPODERAC in the news

by pam abrahamsson

Sometimes the hardest thing is having someone else shine a spotlight on you

We were thrilled to have Rustica Gift featured in The Elastic Mind, a wonderful blog focusing on entrepreneurs with the goal of creating social impact.

Pam Abrahamsson: Innerpreneur Spotlight

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