A month or so ago, a person who reads the blog sent a comment saying he and his wife were going to be in town to find decorative accessories for their home in Patzcuaro. Could I tell them where to find mirrors? In non-typical fashion, I said that I would take them to one of the best tin and mirror makers in Mexico.
They flew in from California, called and we met at my house yesterday morning to go to a taller
What a lovely couple! She originally from Cuernavaca, he from the USA. I felt like we immediately connected. Steve Cotton, the infamous Steve of Mexpatriate - In the Key of Steve, went with us.
The above photo made me laugh. It is tin images of the owner of the shop! He also is a musician. I've known him about fifteen years.
We arrived to see his brother at the little shop. He too previously lived in California and speaks English, which for me, is always helpful. However this turned into a bilingual exchange as the lady of the pair, of course, speaks Spanish. I'm so envious of her fluidity of her native tongue.
The couple was astounded at the diversity and beauty of the creations. From furniture to mirrors to chandeliers. It is a treasure trove. We even went upstairs to the private areas to see more. I spied the painted headboard above on a terrace covered by some boxes. Oh, if only I had someplace to use a headboard that is so colorful! I absolutely loved it.
As I turned to leave and go back downstairs, I looked down Calz de La Luz. I'm always driving on this street but never am still to see it as a whole. What REALLY caught my eye were the clouds in the East. The direction of the tropical disturbance. Menacing would be my description.
Isn't that amazing?
As we descended the stairs and returned to street level, all kinds of negotiations about color, size, dimensions and texture were going on. It brought back memories. It was apparent to me that this was going to go on for quite a while.
Steve and I excused ourselves, left the couple in good hands, and scurried back to our paradise on the hill.
What a fun experience for the day - meeting new people, introducing them to a true artisan, and helping all of them to conduct business.
Hmmm, maybe I should reconsider the suggestion to assist people coming to San Miguel for shopping tours since I know so many factories in San Miguel, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Patzcuaro.