Every day should be a fiesta!

Am I right, folks?  Would it be so bad to wake up and find your living room sparkling from top to bottom with shiny banners and glittering flowers, all lighted up with tiny (or giant) Christmas lights?  That’s just *another* one of many things I love about the Mexican influence, as one finds in these two far-flung locations:  Mi Tierra Restaurant and Panaderia, in the Mercado in San Antonio TX; or off the plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Yes, I can see bedazzling my home like this… but I have a feeling we all might get headaches from the sheer joy of straining our necks looking up all day.  So, I will settle for visiting these spaces when I get the time to travel there.  sigh….

These pinatas grace the ceiling of the panaderia at Mi Tierra…

And these white lights glimmer among golden banners to create a glow that lights up the faces of diners. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this just joyful and lovely?  Why not swath your front door in a colorful blanket flowing out of glitter-dusted fake flowers, metalic stars, and sky-blue ostrich feathers?   I mean, I guess the real question is… why not?

And then, there is a long passel of old hand-decorated Christmas balls that sent me over the top in a candy store in Santa Fe.  Apparently, much like Mi Tierra, this place stays festive all the year long.  That might explain why the balls look a bit dusty and worse for wear, but you can see that they were lovingly crafted a good many years ago and therefore make me happy.  Am I now inspired to do some Christmas crafting?  Probably!!

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Where are the Fish in December?

And now for a Holiday Message from your local crafters at One Fish, Two Fish…

Oh my gosh, my golly.. is it really time for mistletoe and holly!? Holy reindoor poop, it is!  I suppose we may as well get happy about it.  Why?  ‘Cause there’s lots of neat handmade stuff from local artists (like us) to warm your heart and make you glad, at  easy- to- acquire- prices.  Best of all, it’s made in America, friends!

One Fish, Two Fish will have alot of new jewelry, stained glass mosaics, and upcycled glass creations to amuse you, plus some super special tongue-in-cheek cheesy wreaths and funky dioramas full of glitter and woodland creatures.  Just like when you were a kid.

Saturday, Dec. 10White Rock “Green Spot” Market – 702 N. Buckner, in a white tent in the the parking lot.

This special-edition Christmas Show will be larger than most monthly shows.  Hours are extended too, from 9:00 am till 3:00.  Come dressed warmly and enjoy all the yummy baked goods and eggy tacos while browsing all the cool booths.

Saturday, Dec. 17Deep Ellum Outdoor Market -2820 Indiana Blvd. at Malcolm X Boulevard, Deep Ellum (a few steps from the new DART train stop!)  We’ll be set up under the metal awning, not in our usual tent this time. There will be
great live music, funky vendors, and a festive neighborhood vibe.