A Holiday Dinner with Artistic Friends

A Holiday Dinner with Artistic Friends
11/21/2017 Rachel
Siamese Dream Design Vegan Shoes
Mákos Guba layered, ready for baking.

Mákos Guba layered, ready for baking.

She walked briskly in her Siamese Dream Design vegan shoes as the day was chilly, but she didn’t mind…  She loved this time of the year! The leaves were gone, but the air felt clean, her body warming up as she walked. There was so much going on! She thought about all of the things she wanted to do, ticking off tasks in her mind… Everybody was going to love what she had brought for the potluck! A recipe she had found on this cool handmade site, Hungarian Mákos Guba- Poppy Seed Bread Pudding Recipe.  She wondered what the others would bring to this holiday dinner…  Her stomach growled in anticipation!

 

When she arrived, others were already there. Wow! What a house! All very natural with interesting decorations… The couple who owned the house had traveled all over the world and always brought back many finds that they picked up along the way: carpets and kilims could be seen in every room. They had textiles on the walls, gorgeous pillows inviting a rest, carvings, glass…  There was no special design or intent to their taste and yet, it all worked beautifully together!

 

Textile heaven! Hot Moon Collection

Hot Moon Collection

Ah! There was one of her friends admiring their Southwest collection. She moved on over to her side and they started talking about the pieces on display. The couple had been out West many times and each time they tried to support Native American artists they met.

They looked at a beautiful pot that was sitting prominently on the shelf. This was one of the prized possessions her friends had purchased, an Acoma vase, old, hand coiled and of museum quality. The funny thing was that although the pot originally came from New Mexico, they bought it from someone they had met in India! Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina was staying in the same hotel as they were. They got to talking and saw each other several times over the next few days and when they got back to the U.S., they stayed in touch. When Dennis opened his shop on Etsy, they could not believe the quality of his collection! This pot, especially, sang out to them, so they had to have it.

 

Cultural Patina Native American, Acoma poly-chrome pottery olla

Cultural Patina Native American, Acoma poly-chrome pottery olla

 

Other interesting, old wooden objects caught her eye on the shelf:

 

 

Both of the wooden pieces were from Indonesia, one from the Hot Moon Collection and the other from Sir Raffles. Very cool.

She noticed how her friends, all of them, it seemed, had really good taste in what they wore. So many of them loved to support artists and indie businesses and it all added to the color, texture and joyous feel of the evening! She ticked off what caught her eye, planning on investigating some goodies for herself later:

 

Wow, such luxury…  She would definitely explore their online shops when she got home….   Something Else Studio and Tija Crochet….  It was fun thinking of how each of those women was working in a studio or at home, deciding the colors, designs, materials…  amazing talent…

And, now….  she was really, really hungry!

Of course…  like everything else, the table was a feast of color and good food!  She just loved how they mixed and matched from different artists! There were plates, bowls and cups…

 

Gorgeous placemats and runners from MayaMam Weavers in Guatemala…

 

Mayamam Weavers Guatemalan table runner and placemats

Mayamam Weavers Guatemalan table runner and placemats

 

 

Shrimp Ceviche!!!

One of her favorites…..

 

Kiln House Pottery Shrimp Ceviche

Kiln House Pottery Shrimp Ceviche

 

Woodissimo Hungarian music box

Woodissimo Hungarian music box

 

And, to top it all off….  her friends, the hosts, had given each guest a beautiful little handmade music box. Each one was different, sitting next to their plates….  The dinner was filled with conversation, laughter and music from every corner. Such a great idea! It was something she could carry with her and would be a great ice breaker in any situation.

 

Contentment, for sure….

 

They moved into the living room where the hosts had set up some mikes. They settled down, sitting on couches, chairs, and on the floor.  One of their friends brought out his guitar…  and on into the night they enjoyed the company, the talent, and the good will.

 

 

 

She thought about how she could never find her way back home…  She had walked here so easily, but now, someone would definitely have to carry her back home!  Too full, too happy, too much in paradise….  A holiday dinner like no other!

 

You, too, can surround yourself with meaningful adornment! A few treasures from our Artizan Market:

 

  • Saint Roch
    no. II
    $350.00
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    Saint Roch, Santo Rocco- Patron Saint Against Plague and Infectious Disease, no. II, Philippines

    The subject of this carving is St. Roch or Santo Rocco. On the custom base it stands just over 15" in height. The origin is the Philippines. Circa 1850.
    $350.00 Sold By SirRafflesArtHistory
    $350.00
  • Lakota Sioux Beaded War Shirt Circa 1950's #362
    Lakota Sioux Beaded War Shirt Circa 1950's #362
    $4,200.00
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    Lakota Sioux Beaded War Shirt Circa 1950’s #362

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $4,200.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $4,200.00
  • Chang Warrior Hat with Red Goat Hair Top Piece and Attachment and Boar's Tusks #622
    $2,025.00
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    Chang Warrior Hat with Red Goat Hair Top Piece and Attachment and Boar’s Tusks #622

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $2,025.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $2,025.00
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
    $60.00
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    Vintage Kuchi Pendant: Afghanistan, Big Heart with Dangles

    Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980's. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
    $60.00 Sold By Afghan Tribal Arts
    $60.00
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
    $50.00
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    Lost Wax Brass Bead Strand, 25 mm, Cast Tribal Cage, Ghana

    Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980's. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
    $50.00 Sold By Afghan Tribal Arts
    $50.00
  • Western Bronze Sculpture
    The Edge of Winter by Jeff Wolf #1036
    $15,000.00
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    Western Bronze Sculpture, “The Edge of Winter” by Jeff Wolf #1036

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $15,000.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $15,000.00
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
    $250.00
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    Vintage Nuristani Child’s Vest, Ceremonial Kohistani

    Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980's. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
    $250.00 Sold By Afghan Tribal Arts
    $250.00
  • Saint Sebastian
    Early Martyr
    $495.00
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    Saint Sebastian, Early Martyr, 19th Century Santos from Central or South America, Religious Art

    This is a 12" tall carved wood depiction of Saint Sebastian. It was produced in Central or South America in the 19th century.
    $495.00 Sold By SirRafflesArtHistory
    $495.00
  • Peru : Large Pre-Columbian Chancay Pottery Llama #340
    Peru : Large Pre-Columbian Chancay Pottery Llama #340
    $2,400.00
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    Peru : Large Pre-Columbian Chancay Pottery Llama #340

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $2,400.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $2,400.00
  • Chang Naga Warrior Ceremonial Textile Body Cloth With Cowrie Shell Circles #524
    $3,000.00
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    Chang Naga Warrior Ceremonial Textile Body Cloth With Cowrie Shell Circles #524

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $3,000.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $3,000.00
  • Clay Lick Creek Pottery Large Stoneware Coffee Mug or Tankard
    Gold Dragonfly on Blue Green
    $32.00
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    Large Stoneware Coffee Mug or Tankard , Gold Dragonfly on Blue Green

    Clicking on the Shop on Etsy Button below will take you to my Etsy Shop. Once there, explore what I have available. Like something from my SOLD listings? Ask! I may have a similar piece in my studio!
    $32.00 Sold By ClayLickCreekPottery
    $32.00
  • Casas Grande Pottery Handled Jar #286
    Casas Grande Pottery Handled Jar #286
    $1,302.00
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    Casas Grande Pottery Handled Jar #286

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $1,302.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $1,302.00
  • Vintage Chin Knife from Bagan
    Myanmar #451
    $250.00
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    Vintage Chin Knife from Bagan, Myanmar #451

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $250.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $250.00
  • Botanic2Ceramic Mission Style and Nature Inspired Pottery
    $80.00
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    Birdhouse – Ceramic Bird House – Fern Leaf Pattern – Celedon Green Bird House

    Botanic2Ceramic: Mission Style and Nature Inspired Pottery Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to my Etsy shop. Once there, explore everything I have in stock.
    $80.00 Sold By Botanic2Ceramic
    $80.00
  • Laguna Olla
    Laguna Olla
    $24,750.00
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    Laguna Olla, by The Man Woman Potter, Arroh-ah-och, Ca 1880-1900 #314

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $24,750.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $24,750.00
  • Antique Spanish Crucifix
    Pendant No. I
    $115.00
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    Antique Spanish Crucifix, South American Colonial Pendant

    Handmade, antique Spanish silver crucifix melted down from coins.
    $115.00 Sold By SirRafflesArtHistory
    $115.00
  • Brenda Abdullah Designs fingerless gloves
    Brenda Abdullah Recycled Gloves
    $29.00
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    Brenda Abdullah Designs Gloves

    Brenda Abdullah creates garments and accessories from re-purposed sweaters and other clothing. They are sliced and then serged into new designs. Go green! [caption id="attachment_3114" align="alignleft" width="456"]Brenda Abdullah at work in her home studio. Brenda Abdullah at work in her home studio.[/caption]
    $29.00
    $29.00
  • Native American Navajo Two Grey Hills weaving
    Native American Navajo Two Grey Hills weaving
    $3,267.00
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    Native American Navajo Two Grey Hills weaving, rug, Circa 1930-50, #841

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $3,267.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $3,267.00
  • Prarie Mile Tile Large Ram Roughcut
    Praire Mile Tile brown bear
    $298.00
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    Prairie Mile Tile- Ceramic Animals and Insects for Installation

    These ceramic animals and insects for installation can be used on walls, back splashes, in bathrooms or anywhere else you want an art tile. Surround it with commercial ones or hang on the wall as art. Prairie Mile Tile, Ceramic art tiles by Su Harvey, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Prices for the tiles range between $38-$298. Commissions welcome.
    $298.00
    $298.00
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
    $170.00
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    Vintage Beaded Hat, Afghanistan, Kuchi Helmet

    Vintage Beaded Hat, Afghanistan, Kuchi Helmet Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980's. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
    $170.00 Sold By Afghan Tribal Arts
    $170.00
  • Chang Warrior Sash with Six Double Cowry Shell Circles #616
    $975.00
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    Chang Warrior Sash with Six Double Cowry Shell Circles #616

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $975.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $975.00
  • Edward Borein
    Cowboy Artist
    $4,602.00
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    Edward Borein, Cowboy Artist, Etching, “The Taos Plaza”, #591

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $4,602.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $4,602.00
  • Exquisite Large Chancay Pottery Vessel from Peru A.D. 1102-1532 #399
    $5,720.00
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    Exquisite Large Chancay Pottery Vessel from Peru A.D. 1102-1532 #399

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $5,720.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $5,720.00
  • Vintage Handmade Omani Back Strap Woven Table Runner
    Vintage Handmade Omani Back Strap Woven Table Runner
    $750.00
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    Vintage Handmade Omani Back Strap Woven Table Runner, #874

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $750.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $750.00
  • San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery Jar
    Ca 1900
    $15,528.00
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    San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery Jar, Ca 1900, #982

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $15,528.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $15,528.00
  • Teardrop Opal Earring Studs
    October Birth Stone
    $59.00
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    Teardrop Opal Earring Studs, October Birth Stone, Blue and Oval

    Teardrop Opal Earring Studs, October Birth Stone, Blue and Oval
    $59.00 Sold By Riorita Jewelry
    $59.00
  • Antique Spanish Colonial Santos No. I
    Unknown Saint
    $795.00
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    Antique Spanish Colonial Santos No. I, Unknown Saint, 1800’s

    Emaciated unknown santo/saint from Spain. Blue robe, elongated lower body and sandals. Spanish colonial carving.
    $795.00 Sold By SirRafflesArtHistory
    $795.00
  • Medium Chancay Peruvian Funerary Dolls-Set of 2 #346
    Medium Chancay Peruvian Funerary Dolls-Set of 2 #346
    $400.00
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    Medium Chancay Peruvian Funerary Dolls-Set of 2 #346

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $400.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $400.00
  • HoonArts Ceramic Open Cut Incense Burner/Lamp
    HoonArts Incense Holder from Tajikistan
    $64.99
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    Ceramic Open Cut Incense Burner/Lamp

    This unique open-cut ceramic incense burner and lamp is handcrafted by Tajik Master Ceramics Artist Sukhrob Saidov. Insert a tea candle or LED light in base and incense or aromatic oil in the middle vessel for a beautiful, aromatic and soothing experience. Clicking on the "Visit Shop" button will take you to the HoonArts Fair Trade shop where you can purchase this item and see what other one-of-a-kind and small artist's edition treasures are currently in stock.
    $64.99 Sold By HoonArts Fair Trade
    $64.99
  • Pre Colombian Rare Large Chancay Pottery Olla-Serpents and Human
    #911
    $5,028.00
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    Pre Colombian Rare Large Chancay Pottery Olla-Serpents and Human, #911

    CulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.
    $5,028.00 Sold By CulturalPatina Gallery
    $5,028.00

Comments (7)

  1. Dennis Brining 3 years ago

    What a really great story, again you do really great work. The best thing I have done recently is joining Artizan. Thanks again for all of your support and promotion.
    Warmest
    Dennis

    • Author
      Rachel 3 years ago

      Thank you, Dennis! I had fun coming up with a way to pull all of these together. 🙂

  2. Dennis Brining 3 years ago

    You certainly did what you set out to do and then some. As I read this, I was listening to my favorite singer, Jackie Evancho. What a combination to have your work and Jackie’s happening at the same time.

    • Author
      Rachel 3 years ago

      I’ll have to look up Jackie Evancho. I thought finding the Steve Winwood video was perfect, too. I ended up watching a documentary about him way late into the night. It’s the next video that shows up when the one on the post ends.

      • Author
        Rachel 3 years ago

        Wow. Just looked her up. What a voice! Bizarre coming out of such a young singer.

        • Dennis Brining 3 years ago

          I have been following here since she was 9 years old and have all of her CD’s. I have her on most days in the gallery to give me the inspiration I need to push forward. Here Christmas music is on as I type this. Take care. Have to list a couple new water color painting that just came in. Absolutely beautiful pieces.

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            Rachel 3 years ago

            Cool!

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