There is a week-long market in town selling lots of traditional Mexican pieces. I walked away with a few christmas gifts and this bag made by a leather worker from the DF. I’m in love with my new bucket bag…
I didn’t think it was possible but I am now someone that pays attention to gardening. Patio gardening to be exact. My own plants are a little scraggly since it turns out that it’s expensive to create a large and lush patio garden but it doesn’t mean that I don’t copy and save each new garden shot I stumble upon.
Last night my Spanish teacher took me to a local dance performance in the centro. Each state in Mexico has their own distinct culture and customs and the differences in the look and feel of each dance was really interesting. Pictured above is the traditional dance from Puerto Vallarta’s state – Jalisco.
Today I am prepping my silver studs to get ready for a cushion application marathon which will be commencing in a few days. When I first brought home my studs I didn’t really like how shiny and ‘new’ the silver finish looked. I set about experimenting with them to achieve a more aged look. It turns out that if you put silver studs in a fire for a certain amount of time you get a beautiful oily charcoal finish. I love it, especially because each one is slightly different which I think adds a lot to the finished product.
This is our patio chimney and it is where I do most of my burning. Because in Puerto Vallarta they don’t have a recycling program we burn all of our paper goods as fire wood (which is why you can see a toilet paper roll sticking out here).