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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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Delicious Pairings

Delicious Pairings

May 29, 2016 1 Comment

Artisan Food & Pottery:  The Perfect Pairing

You can create your own perfect Italian Antipasti evening with the following classic Italian recipe.

It's from Lucia's cookbook, Lucia's Calabria:  Southern Italian Cooking in an Oregon Orchard.  We're sure once you've shared this arancini with friends and family, you'll want her book for more amazing recipes!  Buon Appetito!

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Rustica Gift Featured:  Father's Day Gift Guide

Rustica Gift Featured: Father's Day Gift Guide

May 25, 2016

We are thrilled to be part of blogger Kyle Ward's roundup of awesomely original Father's Day gift ideas, as showcased in his RE.com blog

We of course, agree heartily with Kyle's assessment that dad deserves original, beautiful and thoughtful gifts.  He features our popular Azul y Blanco collection of original Talavera, showcasing our classic coffee cup.  He's also scouted out an amazing roundup of fun and original additional options.  I think our team is going to fill up OUR Talavera coffee cup and do some serious shopping.

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Saluting the Maker's Movement

Saluting the Maker's Movement

May 15, 2016

We all want to connect with our fellow humans, don't we?

I came to this conclusion (ok, it's a long-standing belief) while doing a little reading over my Sunday morning coffee, and came across a great blog post from Handshake.

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Art for Heart & Home:  Rustica Gift & Pottery

Art for Heart & Home: Rustica Gift & Pottery

April 22, 2016

Rustica Gift:  Art for the Heart & Home.  

Our Commitment is to Artisan Beauty & Social Impact.  We're Happy to Share Our Story with You.

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