Tuesday, April 5, 2016


We are so lucky to live a decently short drive to the Land of Enchantment.  We often can take a weekend and get lost in the drive there, which takes about 5 hours.

Typically we go to Santa Fe because it's I-40 most of the way, but from time to time there is no better place for a hippy hipster to visit than Taos.  There are many very cool places to stay and this time we chose The Historic Taos Inn with the famous Doc Martin's Bar 

We considered the El Monte, but truthfully it is the place to stay when the leaves are turning and there is a winter chill in the air...but of course you simply must have a cocktail at

The Anaconda Bar (can you see that brass scaled snake?)
the Anaconda bar is at

We always stop in to light a candle at the

and pop into Two Graces Art Gallery where this time I could not pass up a piece of fabric...Mr. PV was a little surprised that this was my "purchase" of the trip.  Actually, I left the fabric behind and it haunted me until I contacted Robert and Holly and had them ship it to me a few days later.

What I couldn't forget, is the story that Robert told me about the fabric, how long he'd had it, that he purchased it in Boston and about the man who created it.  I loved the story and the history and the color of the print block was incredible. 

so here I am....I have had two large pillows made for my sofa with enough fabric left over to do something fantastic with.  I am thinking I will take a large square and frame it under glass...and if I have enough after that I will have Mr. PV a vest made to go with his bolo...j/k...or maybe I'm not???


helen tilston said...

The fabric and pillows are fabulous and it is a colour scheme that is timeless and rich.
It sounds like you had the perfect get away

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Yes! A vest to go with his bolo! You are a funny bunny, Gina Bobina.
Very, very cool fabric. I'm off to read about Lloyd.
xoxo, T.

Anonymous said...

what an amazing place and you chose a beautiful work of art,, framing it sounds perfect! The pillows must be amazing too,, wow,,

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Lovely fabric and pillows. Waiting to see the vest!

Sarah said...

Great looking pillows. This is my kind of souvenir from a trip. '-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Gina! I can feel the warm sunshine through the photos of Taos. I've never been to that part of our country, but I hear it's great! Enjoying spring? THANK YOU for coming to visit my post! It's great to see you. Enjoy your day! Anita

Heather - New House New Home said...

I always get wistful when you write about Santa Fe!!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The fabric and pillows are wonderful! I hope to visit that area when we retire.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Incrediable fabric and I love the idea of pillows - almost as much as making Mr. PV that vest to go with his Bolo, lol. I would of purchased the fabric too, über cool.

Karena Albert said...

Gina, I love getaways like this one to Taos! The fabric is incredible!

The Arts by Karena

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely fabric. I wouldn't have let it get away either :-)