It’s that time of year again!
The Season for giving (or forgiving as I call it.) However you choose to honor the arrival of winter with all of its myriad rituals and superstitions, generosity of spirit seems to have become part and parcel of this time of year. Hence our lists; our wishes and dreams.
If you have your list ready, Taos Blue is ready for you. The much anticipated windows are done and the tree has been lit! Long a destination spot for visitors to Taos, the little shop on Bent Street, has become a one stop shop for those in the know.
If you are on the hunt for artisanal crafts and objects with soul, things of beauty that will stand the test of time, your quest has come to an end.
From fine art to ceramics, from stone work to silver, pottery, jewelry, linens, decorative objects for walls and tabletops, something exquisite to place on a mantle. Interesting small furnishings crafted from Native Red Willow, mirrors, unique lamps and whimsical Americana – Sue has thought of it all and more.
With her background in Interior Design, time spent honing her skills in the Big Easy before landing in Taos, Sue Westbrook has curated a mini-emporium of the best of American Arts and Crafts.
After almost thirty years in her space, she has slowly grown it into the surrounding galleries it once housed. It was of course, once the home of Bert Phillips, co-founder of the TSA.
Sue’s down to earth and friendly vibe is reflected in the unpretentious, eclectic objects she sources for her gallery. Most everything is useful and everything is beautiful. Or quirky. A sense of humour pervades.
Among truly precious and finely wrought objects, are bits and pieces of amusing kitsch, along with an element of fantasy, and plenty of sparkle.
But overall, Sue’s great taste elevates ordinary objects into something quite extraordinary in the way they are juxtaposed and displayed throughout these rambling rooms.
There is certainly something here for everyone. And chances are, once you’ve taken the time to check out all the nooks and crannies, Sue has filled with life and light, you’ll realize you don’t have to look much further to pick up exactly the right thing for everyone on your list.
And if you’ve been wondering what happened to all the great Vintage boots and hats when Horse Feathers closed? Don’t tell them I told you, but you might find a few of those in here too, along with gorgeous hand made leather bags.
Oh, and lest I forget, Sue stocks the some of the best cards for all occasions, all year ’round! And if you are blinded by our much lauded light – the eyewear – readers and sunnies – at Taos Blue is as chic as it gets.
Mention taoStyle while shopping there this Holiday Season to receive your special offer at Taos Blue!
For much more on Taos Blue, please visit their site linked below this post.
All photos taken on my iphone