One of the most festive shops in town is actually dressed for the holiday all year round. Dwellings Revisited, on Bent Street, is a fun place to visit any time of year. I was there the other day with my pal Deborah, helping her shop for a few things for her upcoming party. We were there for a long time, and I know we didn't see everything in the small but dazzling shop. We wandered around in a non-stop chatter of Look at this! Look at this! Look at this!
After a while, I couldn't take any more in, so I stooped to chat with the shop dog, Clyde, a talkative little terrier in a smart Pendelton Blanket coat, and then asked the woman working there if I could take a few pictures. A place like this is better described with images than words, so here you go! Enjoy!
This beautiful ofrenda greets you as you walk in the door.
Oversized "sugar-skulls" make friendly greeters.
Skeleton figures known as Calacas, or El Catrin y La Catrina,
depict the deceased as they might have been in life.
One small side room is filled with colorful Mexican folk art and crafts.
Another room holds some higher end art and home decor.
You can add special accents to your home, like beautifully primitive iron
hardware, or intricately hammered tin switch plate covers.
You'll also find religious art, large and small milagros, and of course, jewelry.
Dwellings Revisited is located at 107 Bent Street, in the heart of downtown Taos, NM. There are so many wonderful shops to visit while you're here, it might be easy to overlook this one, tucked quietly into its little corner. Be sure to look for it! It's not to be missed! To contact them, call 575-758-3377, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.