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I’ve known for several weeks. It isn’t that I was trying to keep it a secret, but finally I decided to just own up to it full on: This year, I have a really bad case of spring fever. Months ago, feeling parched for color, for furniture ideas, for bright home accents and accessories, I searched websites, visited stores, even bought seeds so I could start flowers indoors from seedlings. I needed color, inspiration. Color has a great influence on our mood and attitudes. Color is healing; color is vibrant; color can make a huge difference in your M...
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Whether you are in Mexico, the US or Canada, this is the time to de-clutter, to bring in color, to spruce up your Mexico decoration and your furniture ... perhaps the time to get new cushions for that Mexican sofa! Customers often ask us if we can make new cushions for their sofas. Truth is, unless you already own one of our super comfortable slip cover sofas, it is not so easy to make just replacement cushions for your sofa in Mexico. If you already own a Mexican slipcover sofa from Gringo furniture, we can make another cover for you, no p...
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Several years ago, my dear friend Peggy took a sabbatical from her job at a college in Oregon. A fine artist, performer and seasoned college administrator, she could have gone to Paris, Florence, Rome, anywhere, really. She chose Mexico. During that year, she painted, she made new friends, she published a book, she practiced her Spanish. The visit, she said, thoroughly and deeply enriched her life. There is something special about San Miguel de Allende. I can even hear it on the telephone when I speak to customers who have purchased vacat...
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I love the variety of styles, color, design and materials available in Mexican furniture. When you combine this with the artistry of Mexican artisans, the influence of Moorish and Spanish colonial furniture, and the beautiful woods available in Mexico, the resulting feast of furniture, folklore and art is hard to resist. How did Mexico develop such a flair for beautiful furniture and interior design? That’s a fascinating story. Pre-Hispanic Mexican furniture Before the Spanish arrived in Mexico, one of the centerpieces of Mexican furn...
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A new year brings wonderful opportunities to revamp your Mexican home decor, furnishings and enjoyment of your Mexico "home away from home." The energy of a new year brings with it a desire for improvement, change, inspiration, new ideas. Here are a few suggestions for bringing in the energy of a new year into your Mexican home: 1. Clean up! Dust, disorganized areas and clutter are considered as enemies by feng-shui experts everywhere. Your Mexican home is no exception. To attract abundance, health, well-being and even to lose weight ... ...
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Whether you find yourself in Mexico, Canada or the US this holiday season, the following ideas are good reminders to support you this hectic time of year, and in the process delight your Mexican, Canadian and American guests: 1. First things first: Take time for you, so that you can be truly there for your guests. Get a mani/pedi, and choose something you love to wear ahead of time. You should be comfortable but also a little dressed up as a way to honor your guests. Wear something new, if possible. In Mexico, it is thought to be good luck ...
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Mexicans love the holidays! In December, the whole country is one big feast. If you are traveling to Mexico this month, or will be spending time in your Mexico condo or vacation property, you are in for a real treat. Mexican culture and hospitality are at their very best this month. Here are some ideas to help you join in the celebrations – a-la Mexicana … the Mexican Way; as well as furniture pieces which help you entertain in style and accommodate last-minute guests. From December 2 through December 12, Mexicans celebrate their patron S...
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Every year, Mexico hums with excitement, emotion and colorful displays as it celebrates Day of the Dead. In the US and Canada, we are sometimes aware of the custom if we perchance visit Mexico in late October or early November. To the passerby this tradition may seem a bit strange when first encountered, but it is a beautiful feast of love, appreciation, communal healing ... in fact it's the ultimate celebration of life. Mexican Day of the Dead is celebrated the first 2 days of November, but the atmosphere, preparations and shopping begin 2...
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Decorating your Mexican home or Mexico vacation rental can be a daunting process, especially if you live in Canada or the United States and you have limited time to spend in Mexico. You want to maximize your time in Mexico, not be stuck in traffic or going from store to store, or trying to find a way to ship furniture to your Mexico home, and worrying through the entire process because you’ve never furnished a home in Mexico before. In order to get an idea about your preferences and budget, you can start by looking through our furniture styles....
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Today, all of Mexico celebrates its Bicentennial. Most businesses are closed today and tomorrow, and a number of exhibits and commemorative events are taking place from Cabo San Lucas to Ajijic, to Huatulco. Our friends in Guadalajara and Lake Chapala report that Mexico’s small town plazas have been hosting music, dance and processions for many days. Mexican school children are taking part in parades, and it is fiesta time in Mexico. The best Mexican restaurants have prepared unique delicious commemorative menus. To all our Mexican furnitur...
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