Patty and I made a quick trip back to Tubac yesterday to exchange one mirror and pick up another small flower pot. While in the store, we heard someone talking about the "other" pottery store. We couldn't pass an opportunity to check out something different, so off we drove to Old Tubac to find La Paloma. What a treasure this part of town is!
They are not exactly kid friendly, but who can blame them. I imagine they have swept lots of dollars up off the floor from broken pottery, many items of which are VERY expensive!!
The pieces were a little more pricey, but many were much more intricate in design. Lots of items are from Peru, rather than Mexico. We oohed and aahed over everything outside before going inside to view the "good stuff".
There were lots of interesting creations I've never seen before ... scenes with dozens of clay figures like this one. It's a large tall box with Heaven depicted at the top and Hell at the bottom. EEK!!! I was afraid to ask! There were many shelves loaded with clay figures, I suppose so you could made your own vignette.
These tiles depicted a scene with Dia De Los Muertos, the holiday in Mexico where family and friends gather to remember and pray for their family members who have passed on.
These skeleton figures are becoming quite popular in the U.S. to represent the dead in a playful way. I have to say they DO have an attraction for someone like me that loves Halloween. They even have a wedding cake topper, very reasonably priced, if you're in the market!!
As we slowly drove by, Patty rolled her window down so I could get a better picture. Isn't he just cuddly??? Jessie hit the end of her lease yesterday in a brush pile, and I now suspect this is what she saw ... I of course saw nothing!!!
I think it's going to be a lazy TV-watching kind of day, since the rain is supposed to continue for several days ... DAYS?? It rains in the desert for days???