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May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

                                                                                                                                            Hacienda Style
Let's head South of the Border today and take a look at some truly gorgeous Mexican antiques and collectibles.
European Spanish influences are strong in Mexican design and décor.  Noted for their warm colors and beautiful woods - cedar,  mesquite, and walnut - Hispanic antiques are unique, textural, and growing in popularity. 

An early 18th century Spanish alacena (kitchen pantry) with
raised panel doors, iron hardware, and open lattice work.

Antique Mexican pine armario (armoire)

An 18th century Spanish Baroque walnut table with
inlaid fruitwood drawers and hand turned legs.

Beautiful mesquite trastero (storage shelf) units:

Gorgeous Mexican cedar chest

An antique Puebla door was repurposed
into a beautiful chest:
Casa Mexicana Imports

A chestnut door and an oxen yolk were
used to make this desk:

La Puerta Originals
This antique door was constructed with
hand-forged custom hardware.

Simple but elegant Mexican terracotta tiles

Haciendas (ranch homes) are filled with vibrant
earth tones and simple rustic designs.
House Beautiful



Easily identifiable Mexican redware pottery:
“Pulque Pitcher” Barrio de la Luz, Puebla
Circa 1900

Vintage Mexican Majolica Oaxaca dripware pitchers

A vintage Tree of Life candle holder credited to Aurelio
Flores of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico.

Hand painted Mexican clay Talavera tiles:

Art Deco Mexican silver coffee and tea set, circa 1930

Antique Trader
Mid-20th century Spratling Mexican
sterling silver water pitcher
Linen, silk, and cotton sampler stitched
by Rosa Mari, dated August 23, 1860

A walnut and leather hand tooled chair
 Vintage Home

Architectural Digest
I hope you enjoyed today's post and will keep an eye out
for collectibles from our neighbors to the south west.
Before signing off I want to share a photo with
you that brings back lots of memories for me:
This is Maria - a souvenir doll given to me by my late Uncle Ted
when he was on a business trip to Mexico many (many!) years ago.

Thanks for stopping by.  Adios!


  1. Oh my goodness, that art deco coffee and tea set has me drooling! Well I didn't know I was a fan of Mexican antiques and collectibles until I saw this post, there are some stunning items featured.

    1. Mexican antiques are so rustic and appealing - masculine yet full of color and flair. Thanks for stopping by!