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).
Anyway, I think you know what I mean; gentleman, you might shudder at the thought of upcoming February 14, as it means you must drop a C-note on chocolate and roses, or bear the consequences. Ladies, your sweetie may actually NOT want those red boxer briefs with the "too hot to handle" inscribed on them. Hmmm...
How about if we do this? Let's make a moment for our annual holiday expression of love. Something offbeat - or on-beat, but done because you want to.
My sweetie loves to cook, maybe he'll fire up something delicious for me. Which, in turn, would get me fired up. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge if your'e reading this, my love.
And, maybe I'll treat him to one of my artisan Talavera pottery pieces from our Rustica collection. Yes, OF COURSE I'm completely partial. At the same time, these gorgeous pieces (and I'm currently eyeing our classic Talavera Mexican pottery Mosaico collection, hand-crafted from locally-sourced clays and pigments) are each and every one hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, and perfect for a gourmet cook who loves creating authentic dining experiences.
So, maybe this year, it's going to be a "Love, Artisan Style" for my funny Valentine. Because he loves to cook. And, thank the heavens, I love to eat ;-).
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If you've had a chance to look at the extraordinary artisan-created Mexican pottery we showcase here at Rustica Gift, you may wonder why we make the distinction between Talavera pottery and its close, cousin, Majolica?
Are we trying to make life difficult for ourselves, as we already have committed ourselves to only the finest quality Talavera (no offense to the colorful and inexpensive Talavera planters, frogs, cats and other fun tourist and patio ware you can readily find). Is it just another fussy distinction in a world in which distinctions don't matter?
While shopping for beautiful things for no other reason than, well...shopping for beautiful things, here at Rustica Gift & Pottery, we'd like to offer you more.
We start by beautiful things for your enjoyment, but we also offer plenty of beautiful reasons to shop our gallery collection of Mexico's finest Talavera pottery, Majolica ceramics, Mexican pewter and alpaca silver.
Deep cobalt blue and golden sand; the colors of nature, and the hues found in our authentic Talavera pottery collection from Santa Rosa Majolica. Colors as bold and vivid as the tints found in this collection bringth warmth and focus to cool, contemporary homes, and rustic charm to the most vibrant design theme.