It’s Time to Redecorate Your Home – Oaxaca Style!

Don’t you think it would be a great time to redecorate your home? People are always talking about “out with the old, in with the new.” Why not try “out with the new, in with the old” – or the traditional, at least!


Take a look at some of these fine household decorations, arts and crafts that I found at last week’s Oaxaca culture fair.  In this first picture, notice the busts of a Mexican president made of the same materials and along side of the ancient pre-hispanic pottery, skulls and animal figures.  (I believe the president is Benito Juarez, given recognition in Mexico similar to that of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S.)


You might also want to add a few candles to your new decor, in these clay candle holders, made onsite:

These fans would look nice on the wall, but if you’re living in Playa del Carmen, on the beach, I would suggest keeping them on the coffee table so people can actually use them:


Finally, while you’re in the process of redecorating, you might as well throw out the old pots and pans, and perhaps the dishes too, and try something more “down to earth:”

I love these culture fairs that we enjoy here in Playa del Carmen.  I makes it easy to get a taste of other parts of Mexico. While traveling to these places is always the best way to go, it might help you decide which location to travel to first!


-by Bea Lozano


Art, Crafts and Local Shops on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue – In Pictures

Part of the charm of Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue is that alongside of international restaurants, upscale boutiques and trendy bars, there are local artists working on site, handmade crafts from local artisans and small shops selling a variety of items.


The following are some pictures I took a while back.  Enjoy!


The first is a picture of an artist, working with spray paint! It’s nice to be able to buy art directly from the artist, and know that the cash is supporting local creativity:


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This shop sells hand-made local artisan blankets, scarves and panchos:


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And finally, here is a cowboy boot shop:


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