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One week stay at AJ Buckingham’s house in Guanajuato.

It is hard to say what is the best part of your visit to AJ’s gorgeous home in Guanajuato, Mexico. It might be the view of the historic colonial city from her deck, the details of your beautiful room or suite, AJ’s friendly hospitality or wandering the streets and shopping in this city in a narrow valley. You decide! 

A week at Jones' Lake Michigan Beach Cottage.

Lakefront cottage. Sand. Sun. A week to relax and have fun. Need we say more?

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 15-inch paper mache Catrina.

This Day of the Dead traditional character has been interpreted as the Mexican icon, Frida Kahlo, and handmade by Santa María Virgen parishoner Jonathan Perez.

tableclothHand cross-stitched tablecloth.

This magnificent flower-strewn tablecloth (100" x 56") from Puebla State will add a sense of elegance to your dining room and remain a family heirloom for many years.

barkpaintingFramed Amate bark painting.

Amate is a type of bark paper that has been manufactured in Mexico since the preconquest times. It was originally used to create codices, but now is popular with folk painters.

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Large Talavera plate and tray.

Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the city of Puebla and the nearby communities of AtlixcoCholula, and Tecali, because of the quality of the natural clay found there and the tradition of production which goes back to the 16th century.

4 traditional embroidered blouses.

These blouses have been embroidered, either by hand or by a traditional hybrid technique of manipulating a sewing machine to create a broad satin stitch pattern. 

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Framed Guanajuato "Callejon de Beso" print.

Tradition has it that when two lovers pass through the Passageway of the Kiss, they must kiss on the third step in order for their love to last forever. It is one of the most popular sites in Guanajuato.

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Custom painting.

Lori Mueller uses a technique called "scratch art" to render a photograph of your choice as a charming piece of folk-style art. Pictured is last year's winner, Dave and Karen Howe's bungalow with Mousie the cat in the window.

 

 

Also:

more paintings by Lori Mueller
additional Talavera ceramics
large terracotta jug/pot
fully-loaded piñata
small wooden cross
lace table runner (40" x 15")
2 embroidered belts
jewelry
toys
tortilla basket with lid
corn husk doll

And more...