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Fun Photo Friday — Favorites from The Pink Store and local desert flowers

Two Day of the Dead Freddy Mercurys (bottom shelf)

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Palomas, Mexico; More on The Pink Store

Pottery at The Pink Store

The last several times we’ve visited The Pink Store there is one particular sculpture that has really intrigued me, but we have no place large enough to display it. This sculpture is large, carved from wood, and meticulously painted in rich detail and color on both sides. It’s another depiction of Saint Michael:

Saint Michael statue (front) with scales and a sword
Saint Michael statue (back)

Need a table that will attract as much attention as any art you might place upon it? Take a look at these two examples:

A pair of woven tables with an animal theme

A common art theme in Mexico is the combination Sun and Moon. These are often quite colorful when in ceramic, and at The Pink Store you can even find metal ones made as wall light fixtures.

Ceramic Sun/Moon with village depiction
Sun/Moon wall sconces
Sun/Moon wall art (The Pink Store kitchen visible in the window)

One way in which Ivonne Romero displays her light fixtures here at The Pink Store is by hanging some of them on large metal stands. Pick and choose, then get a store employee to take it down and pack it up for you:

Displaying light fixtures at The Pink Store

I mentioned last Friday in my review of The Pink Store‘s restaurant that you also have the option of dining al fresco on the back patio:

Back patio at The Pink Store

I’ll leave you today with the following photo gallery/slide show from both The Pink Store and from desert flowers I photographed this past April:

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Palomas, Mexico; The Art of The Pink Store

You’ll recall that this series on The Pink Store will also feature some recent El Paso sunset and desert flowers. The above photo gets one of those two out of the way for today. I’ll feature later today a photo of a cactus in our front yard that blooms but once a year, and 25 April was this year’s date. But for now we’re looking at The Pink Store, and today’s focus will be on works of art you can find there. For instance, the photo below contains a carved wooden niche with a colorful depiction of Saint Michael the Archangel. We have a similar work hanging in a guest bath in our home.

Saint Michael the Archangel

Much of the wooden art in The The Pink Store has religious overtones, but the inherent beauty of these works can integrate with most any home’s decor:

Art of The Pink Store

Other works lean toward the whimsical. Ursula absolutely loves this style for decorating bedrooms:

Whimsical art at The Pink Store

Other artists carried by The Pink Store have a more modern feel, as you can see from the two statues below:

Modernist statues

One of my favorite modern pieces is the cobalt blue mask below. The artist also had examples on display in The Pink Store in yellow and green.

Art in The Pink Store

The entire store is a feast for the eyes, or the camera, as you look about at the explosion of colors and textures throughout:

Color everywhere

Speaking of color, let me sneak in this cactus from our front yard. This thing only blooms once a year:

Cactus Flower

But enough of that. Let’s continue with The Pink Store. As I showed you last week, Day of the Dead pieces feature prominently:

Day of the Dead at The Pink Store

Three more quick views of The Pink Store merchandise, and we’ll continue on Wednesday:

The Pink Store

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