Tiny Treasures At Taos Blue

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.

On the corner of Bent Street and the Paseo, in the heart of the Historic district, across the street from the iconic Taos Inn,  Taos Blue has everything you are looking for to make your significant other feel special.

From bells. to (decorative) bats, birdhouses and metal flower sculptures for your garden and ceramic poppies and succulents, for your interior walls, that look so real you won’t believe they are not.

Birds, bees, flowers and currently in the window, trees – Taos Blue has everything you need (or didn’t think you did before coming here), for your home and garden. And these, sweet bijoux inspired by O’Keeffe’s flora, are the perfect V-Day bouquet- truly everlasting.

Walking into Sue Westbrooks gallery is like entering a wonderland usually reserved for children. Only this particular wonderland is filled with surprises for grown ups who have kept a sense of play intact. Visitors from out of town return to Taos Blue like bees to a flower, and once you step inside, you’ll see why.

Whimsical felted trophy heads hang on the gallery walls alongside masterful equine portraits by Suzanne Betz. Textile hangings and small Japanese Zen puzzles cosy up to one another in these spaces that contain so much more than immediately meets the eye.

Hung with fine art and fun art, stocked to the brim with gorgeous hand crafted American made Arts and Crafts, stunning ceramics, textiles, unique furnishings and lamps that will demand you find a place for them, Taos Blue is a one of a kind, one stop, destination shop aqui en Taos!

Catching light in the glass cases Sue has placed here and there, among the art and the objects, a virtual treasure trove of jewelry and other precious objects, bedazzle the eye.

From sculptural modern pieces to classic South Western traditional items, Sue’s impeccable taste and discerning eye, has curated a collection of jewelry that is truly extraordinary.

More jewelers than I can list here are showcased at Taos Blue,  From matching sets of necklaces, bracelets and earrings to individual, tiny treasures, there is so much to choose from, whenever a special, or romantic occasion warrants a gift.

For my male readers in a quandary as to what to get their wives and girlfriends, just ask Sue to help you. She’s brilliant at pairing the perfect something with the perfect someone!

These beautiful pieces shot by Bill Curry, are available at Taos Blue right now. They had just arrived the day we dropped by, and took them outside, into the sunlight to capture their organic shapes, in Nature.

I especially loved the way the fish (knives and bottle openers) looked against the worn wood table on Taos Blue’s portal. What perfect gifts they’d make for the men in your life, ladies – if Bill Curry’s reaction to them is any indication, they will turn into flying fish in no time, and fly right out that door!

For much more information about Taos Blue, please visit their site linked below this post.


All photographs by Bill Curry