What’s in the Shop?

UPDATE: May 2024

I am carrying a very cute new line: QUIUT! The designer lives in Patzcuaro by Sayulita. They are super comfy…

These cross-over tops can be worn back to front or front to back. They honestly look good on everyone!
Tryin’ one on for myself 🙂
There is an above-the-knee beach coverup and a floor-length style, too. And many different colours!

And I am also carrying the famous Anna Dresses – originally made by Brazillian Anna in Sayulita twenty years ago, now Sandra keeps the beauty and quality alive with her own beautiful iterations.

So soft and light it’s like you’re wearing nothing! A perfect bathing suit cover up that can also go out for drinks and dinner later 🙂

 

AND, I just got back from Oaxaca and so my shop is full of brand new things! Lots of colourful woven palm pouches of all shapes and sizes, hand-carved gourds for sipping tequila or mezcal or putting sauces in or salt at the table, 100% cotton hand-embroidered blouses, pottery, leather-handled market baskets, hand-painted leather zippy change purses, lots of 100% wool coasters to keep in your purse and whip out on the restaurant or bar table to soak up the condensation of your drink so it doesn’t dribble all over your arm 🙂 (Virgo requirements here!). Lots and lots of goodies…

There was an art market on with artists selling their Artist Proofs and limited editions of woodcuts, lino cuts and engravings – so I bought quite a bit of art! Like – quite a bit 🙂

 

…and so much of this stuff. It’s so lovely and useful and fun!

I am also carrying some of Erin’s lovely jewellery line: BETINA ROZA. I love these delicate beaded necklaces. Yum yum:

Betina Roza “Summer Vibes” Beaded Necklaces

 

UPDATE: March 2023:

In February I travelled to both Oaxaca and Chiapas and brought back some beautiful objects! The shop is pretty much overflowing now 🙂

From Chiapas I brought gorgeous “capas”, rebosos that can either be worn as a shawl or used as a table runner or even a bottom-of-the-bed runner, a few pompom wooly throws and pillow cases, sweet little brightly coloured candle bundles, intricately embroidered pillow cases, light cotton coloured embroidered blouses and some gorgeous square pashminas/neck scarves in many different colours and patterns.

Candles! Little Beauties

From Oaxaca I have some 100% cotton beach, morning, or evening kimonos – super simple and really elegant that I sewed a little Moroccan tassel on to the bottom points…along with more cotton dresses and beach coverups. And, ooooh, the baskets that Juanita makes in her village three hours from Oaxaca City are suuuuper beautiful – I have a few of these as well.

And a few one-of-a-kind embroidered dresses that are really beautiful! Come and see what’s new!

Oh and I got in a new shipment of soft 100% cotton Turkish Towels – new colours! And, of course, I couldn’t resist more hand-carved animalito gourds – I just love them.

I had a couple of iron benches in gold made. This one has an embroidered indigo fabric from Chiapas on the cushion…it’s a perfect bottom-of-the-bed bench at 40cm X 1.40m

And these are two of the cactus silk pillows from Morocco. MMmm mmm!

Baskets from Oaxaca and cactus silk pillows and floor poufs!
I was in a restaurant in Oaxaca and they served salsas in these gourds – great idea! I think they are perfect for putting your used teabag in as well.
Of course, you can drink Mezcal or Tequila from these hand-carved gourds, too 🙂

 

I thought I’d get in the only soap I’ve used for the last 30 years…Pre de Provence from France! Yummmmmy. Comes in Verbena, Rosemary/Mint, Coconut and Green Tea. Shea butter and olive oil. Oh and these woolen animals were the only well-made ones I could find! They are beautifully made…
I love these macrame bracelets from Oaxaca. Only 300 pesos each.
A perfect thing to pop in your purse….1 bamboo straw + 1 cleaner all inside a sweet Oaxacan pouch 🙂
Pillow cases, placemats, table runners and coasters from Chiapas and cactus silk pillow cases from Morocco.

I was in Oaxaca in April, 2021 and brought back some more objects of beauty and practicality 🙂

I fell in love with these hand-engraved gourds for water or….tequila! 🙂 I found that many wine corks fit them for a perfect seal so am slowly collecting the corks.

The streets of Oaxaca looking perty!

I just got back from San Cristobal in Chiapas and, mmm mmmm, the shop is overflowing with new goodies!

I got some soft, super-comfortable, lovely, dresses for women and girls:

March 2022.

…and also some cool embroidered jean jackets that are sooo comfortable and stretchy and a super-cute short (but not too short!) cut. Long sleeves. Prices range from 1200 pesos to 3400 pesos depending on whether they were machine-embroidered or hand embroidered. Some are from San Cristobal and some from Oaxaca. So sweet!

I’m stocked with gorgeous, embossed (some un-embossed) thick, well-made, leather purses of all shapes and sizes that’ll last forever, too.

I just received my shipment from Turkey: I still have some large, soft, red and navy bedspreads and lots of Turkish Towels for the beach.

I still have some glass bubble lights available 🙂 December 2022

On December 22nd, 2021 I received my shipment from Guadalajara of coloured glass bubble lights. Mmmm mmm. I have them in the styles of: Reina, Calavaza and Diamante – in red, cobalt, turquoise, orange and transparent. These classic Mexican beauties start at 1000 pesos and go to 2000 pesos each. (the red glass is the most expensive/rare)|

The shop is filling up poco a poco….

December 2021

I found more of these luscious Talavera mirrors in Guadalajara….I was so happy they had pretty colours!

These are currently on sale for 700 pesos each

My shipment of hand-painted stainless steel enamel ware from India has arrived – yay!!

Tiffins are the three-tiered compartment lunchbox. I love these – they are so handy! Chop up some mango, pineapple, jicama, cucumber and take it to the beach with you. Or cheese, olives, artichoke hearts. Perfect for work lunches, too. Or potlucks 🙂

The cups are my favourite thing to take to the beach for either sunset cocktail hour or afternoon coffee. They are also really perfect poolside cups as they won’t break.

And that bowl is just the best for a great big salad. YUM.

These baskets from Oaxaca – a perfect vegetable market basket – I have a few left!

 

 

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