Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chamonix Home, a darling boutique in San Miguel

Chamonix Home is a wonderful little boutique right at the entrance of the restaurant, Chamonix.  I often find something for myself (and it is usually a set of plates or some serving piece that I need like a hole in the head) or a gift for a friend.  Ana Lilia and her sister, Toni, really have that special touch when it comes buying and displaying their merchandise!
There is an assortment of throw pillows, aprons, linen hand towels, photo frames, candelabras, lamps, trays, vases....
Such classic, white dishes that look good on any table whether you have a very traditional home or a contemporary one.  The silver ice buckets and pitchers are just stunning.
What a wonderful display piece with the concho shell at the top.  The concho (or cockle shell) is a design element that was brought over from Spain and can be found in many churches, homes and fountains around town.   The biggest inverted cockle shell is above the doorway of the San Rafael Church, just east of the Parroquia.  This goes back to the symbol of St. James and the badge the pilgrims wear in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 
The ladies are always seem to find the most interesting, exquisite jewelry, often made my local artists. Next time you are on Calle Sollano,  stop by for a bite to eat at the restaurant and instead of having dessert, hit the shop on the way our and treat yourself to something new. 

La Chamonix Home
Sollano 17
San Miguel de Allende

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