We have Winners! The Winning Zinnia Folk Art Limericks

Testimonial Choices

WOW! We have winners! I received 44 limericks and they were so excelente! So many funny ones and clever ones and tributes to your love of Mexican folk art..I loved them and I’m thinking you might enjoy reading them too. SO, I’m changing the rules a little bit but in a good way…I’m going to post the top 15 in reverse order. I was looking for a limerick that was good limerick AND could be used as a testimonial, so these are the ones that I thought were the best for that purpose. Everyone did such a great job and I so appreciate the work…

The first place winner may pick one of the four items above and the second place winner can either choose one of the remaining 3 items or a $50 gift certificate. As a thank you to the top 15, you’re eligible for a 10% off gift certificate…contact me with your details and I will either snail mail it to you or make arrangements for you to use online or in the shop...Again, thank you so much for participating. I hope you had as much fun as I did!



There once was some folk art from Zinnia
They always knew the end from beginnia
From Mexican crafts,
To sharing good laughs.
This shop is the best you can winnia!
Amber Utt


A gentle young lass name of Anne
To Mexico went with a plan
Seek out artists whose art
Was crafted with heart
And thus Zinnia Folk Arts began!
Carole Humphrey (thank you for thinking I am a young lass!)

So inviting you have to go in
Radiant flowers and objects of tin
Masks and textiles divine,
Glass, ceramics sublime
It’s hard to know where to begin!
Carole Humphrey

A shop full of joy to our eyes
Crafts so fine and
magnifico buys
Stunning bowls talavera
Grinning skulls calavera
We find treasures that always surprise.

Carole Humphrey

I stopped at Zinnia Folk Arts,
To look at strange men in a cart.
I saw bright paper mache,

And wild things made out of clay.
But t’was a mask that stole my heart.
Neal Anderson

Zinnia’s, such a great place to shop
No other Twin Cities store can top.
The items are endless,
You’ll never leave friendless
How can you pass and not stop?
Lin Staum

One chilly morning on Cinco de Mayo
Folk art I was seeking to buy-o
When I wandered in
Zinnia’s textiles and tin
Were too much for me to
Richard Nelson


Mexican art has such style
And “Zinnia” will bring forth a smile.
Something bright, charming, new
For a gift. Or, for YOU!
Lots to see! Plan to browse a lo-o-ong while.
Kathy Coulter

Want unique craft from Mexico?
To Zinnia you must go

The shop is so fine
Inventory divine
With shoppers delight you will glow!

Julie Troutman

A passion for Mexican art
Was how our collection did start
Smiling dogs, lovely pillows
Shining tin, boney fellows
Have all found our way to our
Carole Humphrey

Sally, a girl of impeccable taste
Considered shopping a nuisance, a waste
When a Zinnia visit
Revealed treasures exquisite
She returned the day after, post haste
Maureen Welter

We bought our first piece on a whim,
A rooster on 3 dogs who grin
We bought much, much more
From this wonderful store
Now our home’s a fiesta within!
Carole Humphrey

Arts Huichol, Oaxacan and more
We found this gem of a store
Milagros, retablos,
Things Frida, diablos
Y muchos regalos galore!
Carole Humphrey

A chic mademoiselle from Marseilles
Here to shop at our huge MOA
Could not find what she wanted
Kept searching undaunted
Til at Zinnia she shouted,
Maureen Welter

Zinnia Folk Arts, a place we adore
Exquisite from ceiling to floor
With color abounding
And art so astounding
We keep coming back searching for more!

Carole Humphrey


Join Zinnia Folk Arts at Festival on June 23!


The Corner of 50th & Bryant in Minneapolis

12p to 5p

Zinnia Folk Arts Corner Event June 23
Discover the area’s new businesses and rediscover what’s hot at the places you already know and love! Explore the district’s diverse offerings…enter to win $300 in prizes and gift certificates…get special discounts…try the great food & drinks, products & services…enjoy unique “mini events”…Bring the entire family!Hey, the 50th & Bryant Business District even has a Facebook page!

Zinnia Folk Arts will have a special table of folk art on sale AND you can register to win a Zinnia flower & ribbon embellished pinata or a $25 gift certificate!