14 April 2010

Laredo: Vega's

Surprisingly I've never been to Laredo, but now I'm keen on making it down south to visit Vega's Interiores Mejicanos. They've been around since 1939 and they specialize in Mexican crafted furniture, decor, and accessories.
On Saturdays, shoppers are welcome on the outdoor patio for margaritas.
The store and the products on their site look so divine and when I saw that they sell Gorky Gonzalez I knew they had my number. Gonzalez is an acclaimed master potter/artist in Guanajauto who helped revive the majolica style and I've been collecting him for several years. When I visited his studio in GTO a few years ago, I bought several one of a kind items and commissioned a house plate - a very traditional oval clay disc painted with your home's name on it - that's still embedded in the brick of my old home on the M Streets.
I adore these sugar and creamer sets. Aren't they lovely? Traditional, but with Gonzalez's signature paint strokes and color combinations.

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  1. You can also get a taste of high-end Mexican arts, furniture, and accessories in San Antonio with the recently opened Marti's Fine Mexican Arts and Crafts, winner of "Best New Retail" in downtown San Antonio http://www.martis.com/