Susan’s Christmas Shop is filling up with decorated eggs and other Easter items!
Susan Summers once worked in my shop many years ago. She learned to decorate eggs using the Ukrainian technique called pysanky. Her skills have been honed for over thirty years of practice. Some of her eggs feature a well-known Navajo design call Yei’i, sometimes seen on Navajo rugs. Other eggs by Susan have Mimbres prehistoric pottery designs, made colorful by using the strong pysanky dyes. Susan also uses traditional Ukrainian designs, but her southwest eggs are unique and popular. The sizes are chicken, duck and goose.
Call the shop if you want one: (505) 983-2127.
Giving an egg at Easter is an established tradition in Russia and Eastern Europe. If you like Fabergé style, we offer jeweled egg charms to add to a chain necklace. The charms are sterling silver with semi-precious stones.
A beloved New Mexico Easter tradition is to walk as a pilgrim to the Santuario de Chimayo on the High Road Taos. Good Friday is the most popular day to walk. There is sacred dirt at the Santuario de Chimayo, famous for healing. Trudel Gifford, a Santa Fe artist, got some of the sacred dirt and has put it into vintage saltshakers of various sizes, with paintings of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the glass. Trudel calls the custom saltshakers “Salt of the Earth” and her tag says, “Sprinkle as needed for miracles”. They are a nice gift for a friend with a sense of humor. Call us: (505) 983-2127.
I hope you will come into my shop before Easter, to see all these special bunnies and eggs in person. If you live too far away to do this, I send my affectionate greetings, where ever you are in this wide world. Enjoy the first flowers of spring!