09 April 2014

Shopping Santa Fe










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Magali, at The Little White House by the Sea, asked what we found in Santa Fe, and I promised to show her.  I will also show some more of Santa Fe in future posts.

Shopping in Santa Fe is interesting and fun.  In addition to gift shops with manufactured goods, there are lots of shops and stands of handmade jewelry, carvings, pottery, paintings, sculptures, knits, clothing, olive oil, and so on made by local crafters, artisans, artists, and pueblo people.

It was so cold for an April in Santa Fe that my daughter needed a hat.  Where we live it's 96 today, but in Santa Fe it was in the 30s and 40s, because the elevation is 7000 feet.  We purchased this gorgeous handmade hat from a crafter. 







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Chocolates with Alice in Wonderland images.








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When I was looking for a Madonna santos or even a statute of one, I instead found this manufactured statute of the Christ child.  I found it in the religious shop next to Loretto Chapel in the Loretto Inn and Spa.  Now a museum, the Loretto Chapel's architecture is different than most of the historic buildings off the historic Santa Fe plaza, because it was designed by a Frenchman.  It's gothic revival and its windows were imported from France, and the facade is limestone.














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My daughter found this Santos crown for her cat statute, and she added
 a small original painting to her collection.












38 comments:

  1. That hat is gorgeous. I bet is looks great on your daughter! :)

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    1. She needed gloves too! But she put the hat on, and there was no way we were leaving without that hat! Thanks, Kim, for your sweet visit. xoxo

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  2. Really cute hat! It sounds like you had a fun trip. Little local shops with random things to buy are the most fun to look through, I think.

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  3. wonderful finds ~ I have always wanted a santos and would have bought the santos crown too :-)
    it looks so cute on the cat statue.

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I know she is going to have fun finding multiple uses for that crown.

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  4. The hat is so pretty and I love the colors of the yarn! It must of been fun shopping in Santa Fe!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I love the colors. The green was especially pretty with my daughter's eyes.

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  5. Wonderful post, and loved all your finds... The white cat and crown...my favorite.

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    1. Thanks, Wanda. That was my daughter's idea. She wanted the crown for her cat. xoxo

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  6. I love your sweet finds - the hat is so pretty and those chocolates would be hard to unwrap! I scrolled down and took a peek at your Santa Fe photos. Looks like you had a lovely time in a beautiful place. xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Beatrice. I don't think she is going to unwrap those chocolates. xoxo

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  7. That hat is amazing! :) I love that Christ Child statue...

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I thought so too! I saw that statute, and I forgot about what I was looking for. :)

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  8. Dreamy, artful purchases! How cute is that hat!? And the wee crown for the kitty! He's a king now ;)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. xoxo It looks like a winter fairy's! Same goes for the royal cat. :)

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  9. Even though it was a little cold, it sounds like you had a good time in Santa Fe. Great finds.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Ana, I imagine it's not that cold for some, but we have low tolerance due to acclimation to heat.
      xoxo

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  10. Awesome, awesome finds! I think I know the chocolate shop you got your from! When I was able to eat chocolate, I went there...mecca! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. This one is the one with the bubble machine in the summer. xoxo

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  11. That cat with a crown is priceless. I think your daughter and Bella would get along so well. My decorations keep disappearing from the house and I find them all arranged nicely in her room. That chocolate is too pretty to eat but who am I kidding, it would be gone before I leave the shop.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Your daughter is so cute! xoxo

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  12. I love what you purchased! Thanks for showing us! The hat is cute, the chocolate so fun (I love anything Alice). And that church does look very French!

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  13. All cats should wear crowns!!! Lovely.

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  14. Fabulous finds! I adore Santa Fe!

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  15. Your Santa Fe photos are wonderful! I don't get to SF often and would like to explore it more. That's an especially nice shot of the chapel.

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  16. I love that tiny crown and love shopping in Santa Fe! I have a few pieces of jewelry from a shop there and some other things from the people that set up outside. I hope we travel out West this year. I'm missing the beauty of those mountains! Love seeing your beautiful things! Hugs, Diane

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    1. The shopping is wonderful for handmade items. I hope you get to travel. Thank you, Diane. xoxo

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  17. Oh isn't Santa Fe just wonderful! We brought home some of their traditional chili wreaths.

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  18. Looks like you had fun in Santa Fe! I haven't been for many years, might be time to plan a trip! Have a great weekend! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  19. What wonderful, unique treasures you found in Santa Fe! I've never been, but have always wanted to visit!
    Susan

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  20. Sounds like a fabulous time and you found some super treasures. I adore the crown.

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  21. What fun and beautiful treasures :) Each item truly is lovely. Have a sweet week!

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