From Zócalo Folk Art
in San Miguel de Allende—
Announcing our new web
Think ahead to Day of the Dead, Pátzcuaro,
And TWO new books for your library!
have not been in touch with regular reports, POSTCARDS FROM MEXICO, during
the creation of our new on-line shopping web site—
SANTA ROSA CANDLES, and many other favorite items are now available at
Shipping is FREE for orders over $100. Shopping in Mexico has never been
easier! Missing Mexico? Visit
POSTCARDS FROM MEXICO will be arriving again soon (I miss writing them!).
But until that day, we want to share scenes from Day of the Dead 2006 in
Michoacán. If planning to personally experience Day of the Dead 2007,
make your travel plans soon!
Mountains of flowers for
sale beside the Basilica in Pátzcuaro. Can’t you just smell the pungent
cempazuchitl (Mexican marigolds)?
The altars in Santa Fe
de la Laguna are especially poignant. During Muertos in the year of a
child’s death, special casitas are fashioned from wood and tissue
paper especially for the graves of children and infants, then decorated with
fruit, pan de muertos, and alfenique, the sugar art of the
For us, the humblest ofrendas touch the soul. A tin can with the
addition of fruit, flowers and candles embodies the spirit of Muertos as
beautifully as the larger and grander altars.
you’ve enjoyed this virtual visit to Muertos, and thank you for your
patience! POSTCARDS FROM MEXICO will be coming again soon!
Pátzcuaro, we had a wonderful visit with Angela Villalba, author of the
wonderful new book, MEXICAN CALENDAR GIRLS (Chronicle Books). The forward
is written by none other than Carlos Monsiváis—renown author on all things
Mexican. Angela spent four years researching the topic, which is very close
to her heart, as she owns her own considerable collection of 250 vintage
Mexican calendars. The book is simply stunning and features 175 images
focusing on calendars spanning the years from the 1930’s through the
your autographed copy by writing Angela at
And tell Angela that Zócalo sent you her way!
enjoyed a great chat with Betsy McNair, author of MEXICOCINA. Betsy is
thoroughly enjoying Muertos festivities from her Ihuatzio base, and
continues to cook, travel and tour her way through Mexico. We will be
joining Betsy “for a few tequilitas” mañana. As we say in Mexico, SALUD!
still visit us at —
MIL GRACIAS from Rick and Deb—
ZOCALO Fine Folk Art
San Miguel de Allende