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 the clay, to the drawing of the patterns and the colouring, ending with the burning procedure. The Mexican artisans has been passing on the art of Talavera making from one generation to the other for 500 years now. Take a look at our home decor treasures, and you will discover, that they are all exotic and vibrant, and the sunny colours and funny patterns of Latin-America literally make them come alive.

Home accessories of La Tienda: the ultimate gift idea

If you were looking for something really special to decorate your home with, or a unique and unforgettable gift to surprise your friends, we can assure you: our Mexican home accessories are the perfect solution!

Happy shopping!

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 talented potters create flower pots, planters and vases of all sizes and shapes, decorating them with typical Mexican patterns and colours. Is it a small vase for your daffodil atop of the dining table that you are looking for? Or huge planters to house your bouganvillea bushes along the poolside? Perhaps some really impressive flower pots to decorate the arched terrace of your hacienda and to let your guests go pale with envy? You can find it all among our unique ceramic beauties! Let’s go pick the flowers!


Flower pots for presents: the unique gift ideas from La Tienda

After you have found and acquired your first, very own and special Talavera ceramic flower pot, you will notice that it will attract the eyes of your visitors immediately. You will get excited questions, jealous looks and offers to trade it in for something else. Don’t worry about that, just make sure to remember to give that person a Talavera vase for the next best occassion as a gift. A colourful planter with an evergreen inside for Mothers’ Day? The perfect present! A huge fish-shaped pot to a young couple for moving in a new home? They will be enchanted! A funny little vase in your kid’s room for the birthday flowers? A guaranteed success! Check out our selection for new ideas!

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.

The nowadays worn-out term „state-dept” was also well-known already in the 19th century, and it once even became „casus belli” between France and Mexico. It happened, after Mexican president Benito Juarez officially declared to suspend the repayment of state debts the country collected by using foreign loans to finance the last 20 years of civil war and turmoil. The European superpowers of that era, who happened to be the main creditors, expressed clear dissatisfaction over this decision. France’s Emperor Napoleon III. went even as far as sending a strong fleet and army to attack Mexico. Since they have significantly outnumbered Mexican troops both in numbers and in techniqual equipment, the French army – considered among the strongest int he world of the time –  quickly captured the port town of Veracruz, and then pushed forth towards Mexico City. On May 5th 1862, they engaged in a battle with the Mexican forces nearly half of their numbers by the town of Puebla. The Mexican army fought enthusiastically and heroically, and finally managed to heavily defeat the overweening French.

The battle of Puebla proved to be only a minor defeat for the French army in the end, considering the fact, that within a year’s time they have captured Mexico City and took hold of the whole country, ruling it for over 3 years. However, the significance of this victory for the Mexican people lies in showing them that they were very much capable to fight and win together as one, and laying the fundaments of their national self esteem. The proud Mexicans even do not forget to mention, that the guerilla-movement that they organized under the French rule not only led to final victory and the chasing off of the French from the country, but also contributed to the final victory of the Northern powers in the American Civil War, distracting French capacities from supporting the Southern States.

As a last word, let us remark humbly, that the cradle of La Tienda’s ceramics is also the state of Puebla, so, on the 5th of May, beyond Mexico’s national holiday we also celebrate the crafted Talavera artisans of that time, who were cautious enough to survive the turmoils of the war

Happy May 5th! ¡Feliz 5 de Mayo!