Mexican mirrors Part 1: exotic pieces of art

Thinking about Mexico, a lot of beautiful things might come to your mind: sandy beaches, tropical forests, Aztec temples, delicious food, great music…but have you heard about Mexican Mirrors? Probably you haven’t yet. Do you want to check out the most wonderful pieces of art, made entirely by hand, from the carving of the tin […]

Ceramic sinks from Mexico Part 1: design your home uniquely and exotically

We are surrounded in our everyday life by ceramic sinks which are no more than simple objects of use, so we hardly even take notice of their existence at all. The usual white blend-in washbasin in the restroom of our workplace; maybe a bit more designed sink at our favourite restaurant: nothing to stop and […]

The Beautiful Skeletons of La Tienda

Our Catrinas available in the La Tienda Webstore are original, handmade Mexican masterpieces. The skeletons are crafted with traditional techniques from fire-clay, and are brought to life (or not?) by colorful acrylic paint applied by artisans. The pieces that “strut their stuff” in our Webstore are 25, 30 or 38 cm tall, have a detachable […]

The Elegant Skulls

The “La Calavera Catrina” (the elegant skull) was originally the title of a line-engraving work of art by a Mexican artist, José Guadalupe Posada dated 1913. The artist created a series of calaveras, which were humorous images of contemporary figures depicted as human skeletons or skulls. These were often accompanied by humorous poems, some of […]

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

The ”Día De los Muertos” (The Day of the Dead/All Souls’ Day) is one of the most important Latin-American holidays, particularly celebrated in Mexico with special customs and festivities. The celebration co-occurs with the Roman Catholic Church holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 1st and 2nd). However, the Latin-American origins of […]

Latin-America going strong at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

In our last blog, we gave you an insight on the roots of modern football (soccer) in Mesoamerica. Now that the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil takes a short break after the group stage, we would like to draw a short conclusion regarding the performance of the Latin-American teams, since there is something to […]

Mesoamerica, the home of football

The greatest sport event with strong Latin connections has finally begun this week! Naturally, we are talking about the Football World Cup in Brazil, where the best 32 national teams of the world meet, among them nine countries representing the South- and Central-American region. If we also take into consideration reigning champions Spain and the […]

Home Accessories of La Tienda: the wonderful world of Mexican ceramics

Home Accessories of La Tienda: tradition and colours Although our range on home accessories is very wide and diverse, there is a lot our beauties have in common. First of all, they all come from Mexico and are made of high quality Talavera ceramics. They are made completely by hand, beginning with the shaping of […]

Flower pots from Mexico: the ultimate colour spots for your plants

Flower pots of Talavera: your private, multifunctional Mexican gardener So, are you interested in our amazing Talavera ceramic flower pots? Well, here we go! If you check out our website, you might learn about the making of Talavera ceramics and the 500-years old tradition of colourful, hand-made tiles in Mexico. Using the same technique, the […]

Cinco de Mayo, a famous Mexican National Holiday

One of the most important national holidays of Mexico is the Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. With the country’s history rich in wars and armed conflicts, this time Mexicans commemorate the 1862 Battle of Puebla, which has caused a significant impact ont he future of not only Mexico, but the whole North-American continent. […]

Decorative mirrors

Decorative mirrors by La Tienda: the ultimate beauties For five centuries, the talented potters of Mexico have created Talavera tiles, shaping, painting and burning them all by hand. Suddenly they discovered, that there is even a further stage to beauty, so they arranged a ‘wedding’ for the colorful groom of tiles and the shining bride […]

Create your own pattern of Talavera decorative tiles

Decorative tiles of Mexico – Welcome to the colorful world of La Tienda!  You might agree if we said that our hand-made little gemstones are beautiful in themselves, but their magic unfolds just right when we combine them to form endless varieties of patterns. After all, they are supposed to decorate large surfaces in your […]

Unique Christmas Gifts from La Tienda

”If only I had a truly genuine Christmas gift idea this year!” Does this thought ring a bell for you as the holidays are approaching? Well, you have just found what you are looking for! Take a look at our chest of treasures, full with tips for unique Christmas gifts! Unique Christmas gifts, No.1: Mexican […]

My first Mexican bathroom sink

How did we realize Mexican bathroom sinks existed at all? It was around the spring of 2009 – way before establishing La Tienda -, when my wife and I started thinking about renovating the bathroom of our house. All we knew was that we have had enough of the conventional, and had not wanted to […]

Talavera decorative tiles: the second skin of Mexicans

Decorative tiles of blue and white: the beginnings of Talavera Among Talavera ceramics, traditional decorative tiles are the most prevalent. These are applied in a rich and tasteful way in all areas of Mexican interior design, and they also embellish all kinds of public places. The writer, Alberto Ruy Sanchez Lacy summed up the significance […]


Talavera: the origins of Mexican decorative tiles and ceramics The word Talavera refers to hand-made and hand-painted pottery (decorative tiles, vases, bathroom sinks, interior accessories) that has centuries-old-tradition in Mexico, and also describes the process of making these pottery products characterized by bright colors and rich patterns. The word itself is derived from the name […]