Our first blog post of 2015 is dedicated to the new and improved Recollections, now called Raven. They have a bigger space and a brand new name. This store is a spectacular treasure trove of new and vintage art, artifacts, furniture, collectibles, and all things cool. Every time I walk in, I want half the store. Well, that's a lie... I want all of it. It would be so grand if I could just move into Raven, period. Find them online here! And on Cerillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico in person!
Doors are important in Northern New Mexico... and each one speaks volumes to how we live and love our life here. I have found, that although they are different and unique, they are ALL inviting. Who doesn't want to walk through a turquoise door? And find out more about the person living inside? In my own neighborhood, I always take time to stop and admire the entrances. Sometimes gates say go away. In O'Keeffe Country, they say, "Well come on, we're waiting for you to knock." Here are just a few:
And if you want to design your own, personalized front door, we highly recommend La Puerta Originals. Based in Santa Fe, they work all over the world. They are recycle friendly, and we love spending a day going through their inventory... miles of reclaimed, intricately carved, antique wood... just waiting to be transformed into something wonderful.
From this (above) to this (below):
They make furniture too, and even own two of Georgia O'Keeffe's original chairs from her Ghost Ranch home. Let them recreate an exact replica for you... just in time for Christmas!