Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Mexican Treasures

......Because I am a bit of a worrier.....

I love Mexico.  The climate, the history, the people and I particularly enjoy their folk art and crafts.  Although my fever kept me from visiting town, there were plenty of beach vendors and vendor kiosks at the hotel.  I love that almost every vendor spoke English and were proud of their products.  It is so nice to come home with these bright treasures to remind me of my holiday and brighten my home.  My daughter and I both love Worry Dolls and both purchased a set of little ones.  I am going to put mine in a picture frame and hang it.

Made of local Llama wool and colorful cottons, these animals make a colorful addition to my shelves.

This angel (or saint) enclosed in a hand painted metal frame with sequined dress is  so pretty, I couldn't resist.
The prices were extraordinary....very reasonable.  Many were negotiable....a few dollars plus a beer or a Coca Cola.


14 comments:

  1. All those bright colours. What lovely little keepsakes to bring home with you, Chania!

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  2. Such wonderful treasures! The colors are amazing. Kit

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  3. Everyone should have an angel/saint in a sequined dress! I LOVE her!
    (she looks a bit like Frida Kahlo).

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  4. You've got some amazing treasures here. I agree the angel is very Frida Kahlo-esque. Those stuffed animals are adorable. I love their colours.

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  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time, welcome back! Sorry you had to disable your comments due to some wierdo :/ I hope you got rid of him for good! :)

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  6. You got some lovely finds. I really love the worry dolls.

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  7. Love the silver crosses.
    Love the colour of the ocean!

    Glad you had a good time.

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  8. My favorite is the heart- but that seems to be the way I lean these days : D

    xxx
    z

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  9. I think the angel saint is indeed Frida. What fantastic treasures you found! I love Mexico. I think about it all the time, even though it was nearly 10 years since I'd last been there.

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  10. Oh what a beautiful visual treat for a Monday morning! Lovely treasures, all of them. I adore folk art, especially from Mexico and am always looking for interesting ways to display them.

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  11. Hello! You might know by now, but that angel portrait is of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. She was married to the equally famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Wonderful little painting you have there! Very nice!

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  12. P.S. Sorry I should have read up and saw previous references to Frida! The film Frida is interesting, she is played by Salma Hayek, and it's in english.

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I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania