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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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Rich, Lush, Holiday Gifts Served Here

Rich, Lush, Holiday Gifts Served Here

December 06, 2017

For the Holidays:  Handcrafted Artisan Beauty

Perfect for the holiday table, special occasions, or simply as a stunning centerpiece in your home decor.
Dramatic, colorful, and over-flowing with richly-colored blossoms, the Flores collection of Mexican Talavera Mayolica pottery pieces brings contrast, color and lush floral design to your home. This artisan-created large platter elicits the soul of Italian pottery, with the craftsmanship, beauty and heritage of its artisans.  

The Santa Rosa Mayolica studio has been creating these one-of-a-kind usable art pieces for almost 50 years. Every piece is hand-signed, and created from rich, durable local clays and hand-ground pigments.

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Fall Seasonal Tableware Fresh from the Talavera Pottery Pumpkin Patch

Fall Seasonal Tableware Fresh from the Talavera Pottery Pumpkin Patch

October 31, 2017

It's Fall, and what is more festive, seasonal and delicious-looking than warm colors and bold, rich designs of our Dibujo collection of tableware.

Well, if it's fresh from the "pumpkin patch," and it's our handcrafted Talavera pottery place settings from Mexico's finest artisans, then you have something seasonal to celebrate

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Fall Tableware Collection Talavera Pottery

Fall Tableware Collection Talavera Pottery

October 25, 2017

The lush beauty of Mexico's authentic Talavera and Majolica pottery is never more timely than when Fall and Thanksgiving holiday entertaining rolls around.  

This season,make your seasonal table and Thanksgiving holiday even more special with heirloom pieces that do your holiday feast justice.  Indulge in the original artistry of the world's most talented craftsmen, and  share their beautiful pottery, pewter and alpaca silver work with family and friends.

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Puebla's Zocalo - Mexico's Beautiful Culture

Puebla's Zocalo - Mexico's Beautiful Culture

October 02, 2017

Welcome to the Zocalo:  Puebla's Beautiful Heart
Art. History. Beauty. The Zocalo, the main square in the city of Puebla, Mexico, is the site of stunning architecture, dramatic lighting, and the unexpected delight of al fresco performances.
 
Here, this acting troupe re-enacts the early history of Puebla's aristocracy. 

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Beautiful Fall Dishes Viva Majolica Artisan Pottery

Beautiful Fall Dishes Viva Majolica Artisan Pottery

September 29, 2017

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Garden Party Grilling:  The Hungry Gardener Grills Summer Veggies

Garden Party Grilling: The Hungry Gardener Grills Summer Veggies

August 28, 2017

GRILLED VEGGIES:  A SUMMER OUTDOOR FAVORITE

It's true, we love our table settings and pottery around here.  But let's face it; a plate is only as good as the delicious food it's serving up.  So, let's talk about making your tableware as happy as your taste buds.

We're happy to treat you to a how-to look at great summer grilling from internationally-applauded The Hungry Gardener!

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