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.
Yep, that's it. No advice from me on creating the perfect dinner, gift, decor, holiday cookies. Because you still have days to go before the Big Event, and I bet you're already so tired you're fresh out of enthusiasm for everything. Even that big sprig of mistletoe isn't so inspiring right now (and you KNOW how much fun that is)!
So, this is my gift to you. A big, fresh, steaming mug of relaxation, and absolutely nothing to learn, organize, or get inspired by.
Stop wishing you had whatever gene all of those amazing go-getters you keep hearing about; the one that keeps them so busy crocheting pine tree warmers or organizing a sit down dinner for 100 on a weeknight. They don't get to stop and smell the coffee, and what a shame that is, right?
Remember, the best gift you can give those who love you is your happy self. And, if your happy self emerges while custom-embossing your hand made gift wrap, why - by all means knock yourself out.
But it could be your happy self will also enjoy the serenity of a lovely coffee break, and a few minutes of quiet time, and not trying to do EVERYTHING those fabulous holiday how-to articles suggest. Why, you might find that mistletoe looking pretty inviting after all.
And wouldn't that be the best gift ever - for your loved ones and yourself? So, enjoy yourself this holiday season, but remember that time to savor special moments are the best gift of all.
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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.