Saturday, November 12, 2011
Two Graces Fall into Winter Tour 2011
Yahoo Travel 10 Great Mountain Towns By Jamie Moore Taos, New Mexico This Southwestern town, in a high desert valley, is a study in contrasts. Rich blue skies meet an arid countryside dotted with adobe dwellings and the Taos Pueblo village. The Sangre de Cristo Range towers majestically above the desert floor. And the Rio Grande's whitewater cuts a deep gorge in red sandstone below. Is it any wonder Georgia O'Keeffe, D.H. Lawrence, and countless others have been inspired here? Do: Find kitschy kachina dolls, baskets, pottery, and other treasures at Robert Cafazzo's Two Graces Gallery, Curios and Bookstore in Ranchos de Taos.
We were HONORED recently by being featured in Yahoo Travel's story on 10 Great Mountain Towns. Of each town featured in the article we were one of the few places they chose to mention and I am the only person mentioned by name, a rather wonderful surprise that I am obviously very proud of.
Here's a short tour of what the shop looks like these days since our move from directly next door July 15, 2011. We'll be experimenting a bit with the 2 front windows and try to keep them fresh and up to date.
The reaction to the new look has been fantastic, people have said this is a wonderful update, that we've created a new and elegant shopping experience here in Taos. It's quite different from the earlier blog of 'Two Graces Curio Shop Tour 2011', no longer cluttered and easy to see items.
A new aspect to the store is that our books are very organized into specific categories, easier to find what you're looking for, but if you don't see it, please do ask. We specialize in having rare, out of print, and used books specific to the region of Art, Taos, New Mexico, Native Americana and the Southwest.
Locally made Herbal Remedios and Pueblo Pottery. There's also 'Fred Harvey' era vintage jewelry and contemporary jewelry by local craftspeople. We carry contemporary Zuni Fetish carvings and vintage Hopi Kachinas, along with an array of southwest curios.
The shop also provides wireless internet available right here in Taos, please ask for the password. Holly Sievers is also available for consulting on design and internet websites for your business.
A small religious section of curios and books is located in the Folk Art area of the second room.
The case here is full of vintage folk art, the wall behind it is hung with a variety of Tramp Art.
The Gallery exhibits paintings and charcoal drawings by proprietor and artist in residence Holly Sievers. The Dining room chair is one of the pieces designed by Frank Gehry.
Our current window display featuring vintage Kachinas, Skookum dolls, Zia & Acoma Pottery.