We’re getting ready for a big corner-celebrating event this weekend AND I wanted to give you all an idea of what you can do with Mexican dishes to celebrate Independence Day. Everything on the table is handmade in the great country of Mexico!
The beautiful red runner is from Chiapas, the glassware from Jalisco, the candlesticks from Puebla and the ceramics from Guanajuato…
Enjoy mis amigos!
And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask…Zinnia
Mexico’s most prevalent folk art is made in clay. Every state and every region of Mexico has artisans making functional and decorative pots. Here’s a small sample of some of the ceramics we currently have in the shop in Minneapolis. Come on in and take a look!
Come visit us and put a smile on your face…Celebrate the joy of the great country of Mexico… See the ART in folk art!
We’re open Tuesday-Friday 11-6, Saturdays 10-5
Closed on Sunday & Monday
Mexican talavera pottery comes from several regions. One of the places I like to go is the State of Guanajuato to look for interesting, less common patterns. I especially like the red in these ceramics–it’s a little more uncommon than the usual blue, terracotta, yellow and white. They make a statement whenever you want to serve something with a little color. And all of these ceramics are food safe.
The top photo is a nicer quality of ceramic than the bottom photo but aren’t they pretty?
Zinnia Folk Arts at GUILD
4414 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN
Friday & Saturday, Dec 16, 17: 10-6
Sunday, Dec 18: 12-5
Monday-Friday, Dec 19-23: 10-6 (Yes, we’re open on Monday next week)
Saturday, Dec 24: 10-3
CLOSED on Christmas & Monday, Dec 26
Tuesday, Dec 27: 10-6
Select Online orders by Saturday, Dec 17 to assure Christmas delivery
Ok, I’ve been busy for the last few days moving the skeletons out of the shop and the talavera and early holiday stuff in. Here are a few shots of some of the blue talavera and some of the red and green holiday talavera. These lovely pieces come from Delores Hidalgo, Mexico.
What is Talavera, you ask? Talavera is a type of majolica pottery that is made in several places in Mexico including Puebla, Delores Hidalgo and Guanajuato. The name “talavera” comes from the Spanish city, Talavera de la Reina, from where the traditional process of majolica production was brought to Mexico after the Spanish conquest in 1525. Artisans continue the traditional process to this very day!
These pieces are all food safe and can be washed in the dishwasher and used in the microwave.
Add a little zip to your holidays with some color and life from Mexico! And let me know if you have any questions…
A couple weeks ago at GUILD, we had a Global Bazaar and we decorated a long table with a variety of things that were mostly Mexican with a few pieces of American, Chinese, French, Peace Pavilion, vintage and lots of other styles thrown in. But then, last week the table sold, so we had to take it all apart…and it’s now living in the photograph only. The mixing of colors and style turned out beautifully, don’t you think?
The whole idea was inspired by a photo I saw on Style Me Pretty, a wedding design blog. The original table was created by Celebrations of Joy in La Quinta, California and photographed by Isabelle Lawrence Photography.
We adding lots more stuff and I especially wanted to Mexican it up so this is the result! Enjoy, but if you use the photo remember to credit the sources!
Most of the merchandise used in this table setting is located at GUILD. If there’s something in particular you are interested in, please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us Friday, September 23, 2011 from 11-6 for a one day only sale to make room for the new holiday ceramics! All Mexican ceramics and glassware, including functional and decorative clay pieces will be 25% off. Stop in at GUILD, 4414 Excelsior Blvd in St. Louis Park tomorrow BUT if you can’t make it, call us at 952-378-1815 and pay with a credit card!
We currently don’t sell our ceramics on line. Do you think we should?