Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Mercado de Navidad

At the Mercado de Navidad they were selling a whole host of Angels, Marys, Joseph, Lions, Tigers & Bears~Oh, my! Seriously, they sell so many animals it would make Noah's head spin. There are so many typical Mexican Nativity pieces each somehow representative of day to day life in Mexico that truly is quite overwhelming. It is sensory overload on every level but quite fun!


While visiting Mercado de Navidad in Monterrey Jackie & I were amazed by the selection of pieces & parts to the Nacimientos as well as handcrafted ornaments. There were wreaths, pine trees, Christmas pinatas & a wide variety of Christmas decorating items. We really were captivated by the colorful straw woven ornaments with their twists & curvy shapes. Jackie even bought a cute little Arbol de Pino with her "Bunco Earnings"....Yes!!!! She has gone over to the dark side fellow Texas Bunco Babes, Jackie had beginner's luck & won a sizable cash prize. I think she might approve of the game at this point~

4 comments:

tilegirl said...

Those colorful woven things are cool. What are they?

Dee said...

Those are some sort of ornament with a woven straw ball at the bottome of a curvy stem. We kind of tucked them into the tree at intervals. I thought they were sooo cute.

Lauren said...

Very cute, did the tree come home with JK?

Dee said...

She bought it for the house here~can you see her carrying that through customs? Red alert for sure!