Monday, December 17, 2007

Fa, La, La, La, La, South of the Border~

I thought these tiny little dolls handcrafted by Mexica Indians of Central Mexico would be a great little addition to our little South of the Border Christmas tree.

It's the most wonderful time of the year South of the Border. There are so many Christmas decorations & Nativity scenes in Monterrey the streets are ablaze with color. Blink & you might miss it on one street but just around the corner there is generally one more blast of ribbons, nativities & trees to see. My favorite Nativity is the one in front of Vitro Corporativo, the Mary & Joseph figures are made of glass bottles. When the sun hits these large scale Nacimiento figures it is spectacular. Yes, another fantastic sight South of the Border!

This tree makes me laugh with the ultra skinny palm right next to the big Christmas Tree in the plaza at Santiago. Quite a contrast but quite Mexican!


tilegirl said...

What is growing out of the steps to the church? Looks weird! What is it made of?
Mexicans do love their weebles, don't they? They wobble but they don't fall down, no matter how big they are!

Dee said...

Those are a very contemporary Nativity set by some artist here. The bodies are stone & the heads are crafted of metal. Very strange but quite unique. The bases of them are covered with Spanish Moss. They do love the little webbles shapes.

ClaudiaH said...

You have such a good eye! I wouldn't have noticed the palm. When will you be in Texas?

Gypsy said...



Dee said...

Claudiah, I will be home the entire week of Christmas. Somewhere between Austin & San Antonio & Uvalde. Home & Christmas, my favorite things for certain!

Lauren said...

i want one of those metal cone trees! can you sneak one for me in an after xmas sale?? the ones with the red bows are really cool