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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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Rustica Gift & Pottery Announces Artisan Talavera, Pewter Gallery Collection

Rustica Gift & Pottery Announces Artisan Talavera, Pewter Gallery Collection

July 06, 2016

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Support a Movie, Help a Child

Support a Movie, Help a Child

June 14, 2016

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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