Oct 13, 2008

MAKEOVER MONDAY - talavera "hilaria"


i got such a giggle when i saw this frog 'fro on display at eton in cleveland.

manicured by eagle creek, the landscaping of this shopping plaza is lovingly tended and unique.

DIY DÉCOR
you too can add a bit of fall humor on your front stoop with some talavera, a style of painted pottery from mexico. 

also considered a form of majolica, it's made from blending clays with water to sculpt forms. from there, it is first baked where it turns "jahuete," a reddish-orange color. artisans then paint and decorate the art before it is fired one last time to seal the piece. you can find a similar frog (+ more) online at la fuente

wouldn't it be fun to fill its head with a bunch of colorful mums? "hilaria!"

(photo credits: lissa lowe/talavera; mum shot/noded)

2 comments:

Leslie L said...

Love the frog, thanks for all the great tips - you have such great ideas!

Kim said...

Yay for recycled paper!!

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