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Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

April 23, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

April 11, 2017

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

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

April 07, 2017

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

April 01, 2017

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Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages:  A Delicious Monday

Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages: A Delicious Monday

March 27, 2017

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

March 16, 2017

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

January 27, 2017

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?

January 03, 2017

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Zen and the Holiday Coffee Break

Zen and the Holiday Coffee Break

December 06, 2016

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

November 21, 2016

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

August 14, 2016

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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