Monday, September 24, 2012

Mixta's new digs in San Miguel de Allende

Just recently Mixta moved up a few doors and to the other side of the street to their new digs at Calle Pila Seca 3. 
I have always loved this space, an old house with interesting stone work, Moorish windows, old-fashion floor tiles.  A bit of history on this old home...  A long time ago it was owned by someone and bought by a local butcher who decided to restore the old place, complete with stone columns which still stand today.  Trouble was, he got halfway thru the restoration and ran out of money.  Before he could halt the work, one of the laborer's shovel hit something hard in the patio. Turns out it was a chest full of old Spanish gold coins, worth a fortune, so the butcher finished the job.
With the home's colorful history and colorful interior, it is the perfect fit for owner, Anna Sinclair's funky, eclectic merchandise.  Anna certainly has a real knack for displaying things too.
The main room is packed with all kinds of jewelry, one-of-kind folk art, "lucha Libre" banks, some vintage furniture...  Anna designed the industrial looking yellow lights that are hanging over the beautifully crafted wood dining table.  Very cool.
Anna carries a line of greeting cards created by two locals, The Clay Boys.  I always love to stock up on their birthday cards because they are some of the craziest ones I have seen in a while.  They definitely are not for everyone and certainly ones that you would not send to your Aunt Mary.
Mixta has so much to offer.   Locally produced natural soaps and lotions.  Hand-made one-of-kind clothing for children and women.  Wonderful bags in such unusual fabrics.
If you need a few pillows to jazz up your bedroom or living room, this is the place.
Mixta is the perfect MIX of items for your house, yourself and a great place to find that unique gift.  Happy shopping.

Calle Pila Seca 3 
(just west of Hernandez Macias on the north side of the street)
San Miguel de Allende

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