Rich Array of Southwestern Art, Jewelry and Crafts Showcased at Bazaar del Mundo’s Annual Santa Fe Marketplace0
Fall fashions are going south – Southwestern that is. The world’s biggest designers have been including western details in their new collections for fall, incorporating bold hues of turquoise, tan, orange and brown into their designs. Luckily for San Diego, the best of the Southwest – including Native American jewelry, art and crafts – will be on display and for sale at Bazaar del Mundo’s annual Santa Fe Marketplace, Friday through Sunday, September 21-23.
Transformed into a vibrant outdoor marketplace, Bazaar del Mundo (located at 4133 Taylor Street in Old Town) will overflow with exquisite collections of authentic Native American jewelry, art, crafts and décor from Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members, along with other noted Southwestern artists demonstrating and selling their goods.
Visitors can take in dazzling sterling silver and multi-stone inlaid jewelry made with stunning turquoise, coral and other exotic stones, hand-woven Zapotec pillows and rugs, leather accessories, fetishes, storytellers, Pendleton blankets and more. Guests will also enjoy daily musical entertainment and feast on mouth-watering Mexican cuisine for sale at the otherwise free event, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Returning to this year’s festival, pawn trader Art Quintana will appraise visitors’ fine Indian jewelry and family heirlooms (up to two pieces each). With 30 years in the Native American jewelry business, Quintana’s collection of traditional and contemporary necklaces, bracelets, rings, bolo ties, concho belts, earrings, beadwork and more, offers a treasure trove of items he has discovered in pawn shops throughout the Southwest.
Other artists include:
- Anomaly Imports offers a huge selection of hand-woven Zapotec rugs, blankets, runners and more in glorious colors.
- John Balloue’s vibrant acrylic and mixed media paintings are held in many private and public collections, including the Cherokee Museum in Tahlequah, Oklahoma; the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC; the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Federico, a celebrity-favorite jewelry designer whose stunning turquoise creations have been worn by Ali McGraw, Christie Brinkley, Elle McPherson and more.
- Al Joe, whose contemporary Navajo-style sterling silver jewelry won him I.A.C.A.’s Artist of the Year in 2001 and 2009.
- Bill King with collections of authentic Mata Ortiz pottery, a centuries-old art form renowned for its hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols.
- Charlene & Frank Reano, a husband and wife team from the Santa Domingo Pueblo who specialize in handmade mosaic/inlay jewelry using methods that have been passed down by the famed Reano family for generations.
- Kim Yubeta uses vintage beads from far-off lands made of turquoise, coral, lapis, spiny oyster, amber, jet and onyx to fashion her necklaces that show in galleries throughout the Southwest.
This just in! We have got some new bold, fun pieces we can’t wait to share with you. Our owner, Diane Powers, recently went on a buying trip across the world to find exotic, vibrant items to bring to our Shops.
Hoping to spice up your wardrobe? Want to add some flair to your home? Here is a sneak preview of some of her fabulous finds. Keep an eye out on them in our Shops – you do not want to miss these!
The perfect addition to any room, these embroidered pillows come in a variety of colors and designs – collect them all!
Hand-painted and made of ceramic, this lamp can brighten up any room!
We are thrilled to have these beautiful pieces of glass art in Our Shops! In a fun design, these will add brilliant color to your home. Grab yours soon!
Both stylish and versatile, this basket tote from Africa is your new go-to accessory. A summer time essential, this bag can be paired with a sun dress and sandals for those fun days at the beach or park!
Add some fun to the kitchen! Complete with serving utensils, whip out this wooden tray for your next dinner party. The floral motif makes this piece stand out on a table scape.
What a find! Made all the way in Africa, these giraffes are made of recycled flip flops. Score the complete family!
Looking for a pop of color to add to your space? This unique chair will add pizazz to any room. We love the gorgeous embroidery and funky color palette.
Art is in bloom at Bazaar Del Mundo as the talented Teresita Garrido brings joy to customers with her beautiful paper flowers. This intricate craft has been passed down many generations as Teresita learned it from her mother as a young girl. Today, Teresita has not only continued her mother’s legacy at Baazar Del Mundo – she’s shared this art with her children and grandchildren as well!
Teresita was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. In 1984, she and her mother ventured away from Tijuana and eventually found a home at Bazaar Del Mundo where Teresita made flour tortillas at Casa de Pico while her mother created stunning paper flowers that she sold to passersby. After her mother passed away, Diane Powers – owner and operator of Bazaar Del Mundo – asked Teresita to continue the beautiful tradition of making paper flowers and help her mother’s legacy live on!
As Teresita’s paper flower business became a fan favorite, she knew she had to use high-quality materials to make the most vibrant and detailed flowers possible.
“My favorite paints to create the pollen are from Guadalajara. It’s these extra touches that give my flowers the lifelike quality people love so much,” Garrido said. After making countless flowers, Teresita found the strongest wire was from Tijuana and the most flexible the paper was from Australia.
“I am so grateful and blessed to have been able to raise five children and seven grandchildren with this amazing family tradition,” Garrido said. Her children – and now grandchildren – enjoy the art of paper flower making and the craft of making piñatas!
Just as nature changes with the seasons, Teresita creates the perfect flowers for every occasion. In December, you can find Teresita making bright red poinsettias. For Dia de los Muertos, Teresita has marigolds ready for order. You can also find Teresita’s flowers in the beautiful courtyard at the Bazaar Del Mundo Shops every Thursday through Sunday, as well as on display at each of our Bazaar Del Mundo restaurants including Casa de Bandini, Casa de Pico, Casa Guadalajara and Casa Sol y Mar.
What’s your favorite fiesta? If you’re like us at the Bazaar del Mundo Shops and Restaurants – Cinco de Mayo tops the list!
For our followers who want to celebrate this festive holiday at home, our “Cinco in a Box” contest will help! One lucky winner will take home a beautiful Cinco-themed package filled with margarita glasses, Cinco décor, salsa and more, plus a $50 dining certificate to Casa Sol y Mar.
To enter, visit our Instagram account (@bazaardelmundo) and tag a friend you’d like to spend Cinco de Mayo with on the official contest post, and be sure you’re both following us.
We will randomly select and announce the winner on Friday, May 4!
Looking to add to your spring and summer wardrobe? Visit Bazaar del Mundo today to shop exotic new pieces, including handbags, earrings and keychains, while supporting Thailand’s local artisans. Each accessory was designed and created in Thailand by disabled women who are part of a free-trade organization.
Scroll through the galleries below to see some of the unique accessories available for purchase.
Keys & Things
From one-of-a-kind folk-art pieces, to delicious authentic cuisine, Bazaar del Mundo has something for everyone. Treat yourself, then treat yourself AGAIN at our Shops and restaurants with two of our favorite promotions!
Love shopping? You’ll love it even more during Shop & Feast. From now until May 24, spend at least $50 at any (or a combination of) our Shops and receive a coupon for a delicious meal at our neighboring sister restaurant, Casa Guadalajara! See below for full details.
REALLY love shopping? Our Frequent Shopper Rewards Card was designed for our most loyal customers. Receive a punch in your card for every $50 you spend at our Shops. Once the card is full, you get a $50 merchandise credit toward your next purchase!
Consuela derives its name from the Spanish verb consolar, meaning “to console, comfort or uplift.” The brand’s collection of handbags and accessories captures the essence of this philosophy, while reflecting each customer’s individual style.
Consuela’s mission is to encourage and uplift you on your journey. Designs are purposefully “unmatched,” combining unexpected colors, textures and patterns. Each product is a work of art, representing the beauty and singularity in each of us. Signature styles include:
Cross Body Bags
This petite purse, with a long cross-body handle, is ideal for your next music festival, coffee date, or when you just want to keep the weight of the world off your shoulders! Keep your keys, wallet and cell phone in one adorable and easily accessible place.
This bag is the most versatile style in the collection. There is one large open compartment and one large zipper compartment – perfect for holding all your essentials and your laptop or favorite books. Use the built-in lanyard to make sure you never lose your keys again!
This incredibly roomy bag is a more compact version of the “Grande” tote. An open slide pocket and a small zippered pocket make for the perfect place to stash your cell phone and keys.
Stop by Bazaar del Mundo today to get your hands on one of these funky and trendy bags!
It’s a new year, new color for 2018. Pantone, the organization that predicts color trends for brands and products, named Ultra Violet as its “Color of the Year.” According to Pantone, shades of purple are known to display artistic brilliance, which is the perfect way to describe the amazing crafts found at the Bazaar del Mundo Shops.
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in San Diego who loves vibrant color more than Diane Powers. That love is reflected throughout her Bazaar del Mundo Shops and Restaurants, home and personal style.
At the Shops, you’ll find items for your home, wardrobe and more in this year’s hot purple hue, all supporting artisans from Guatemala, Mexico, India and beyond.
Pieces for the home include hand-woven napkins and table cloths from Guatemala, embroidered table décor from India and hand-painted Mexican crosses. Hand-woven napkins come in colorful striped prints with hints of purple as well as solid purple for those who want to fully embrace the color of the year. Beautiful embroidered table runners from India with hints of gold achieve a royal finish, and the beautiful selection of hand-painted Mexican crosses add pops of color to the wall in all sorts of purple hues.
Liven up your wardrobe with the addition of purple MyWalits, vibrant, two-tone leather wallets from Italy, handwoven backpacks from Guatemala, embroidered Mexican tops for girls and women and hand-painted silk scarves from locally based Dan Dee Silks. Dan Dee Silk’s scarves come in several hues of purple and pair perfectly with simple tops or dresses to make a bold statement.
Ready to embrace 2018’s “Color of the Year?” Come find new inspiration for your home, wardrobe and beyond at Bazaar del Mundo!
Win a $50 dining certificate to use this Valentine’s Day, or after, from your favorite Bazaar del Mundo restaurant!
Share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of yourself with the love of your choice eating at your favorite Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group location – Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini or Casa Sol y Mar. Tag the restaurant and use the hashtag #LoveisaFiesta, and you could win a $50 dining certificate to use for a special Valentine’s Day dinner, or any time in 2017!
Submit your entries before Friday, February 10. Two entries will be selected at random to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 13.
*One entry per person, per restaurant, please.
Tag us using the following handles:
Casa de Pico
Casa de Bandini
Casa Sol y Mar
At Bazaar del Mundo, thousands of unique treasures from across the globe will add brightness throughout your home to celebrate spring – a colorful time of year!
Throw pillows, rugs and table runners are beautiful ways to add instant splashes of color to your living or dining rooms. Choose from a wide selection of embroidered and handwoven fabrics from Guatemala, Peru, Oaxaca, India and more.
Vibrantly painted talavera vases make wonderful accent pieces that add color in a fun and functional way. Our talavera collections also include plates, platters and pitchers, and can be found throughout our Shops.
Add ambiance to any room with one-of-a-kind Moroccan-inspired lamps. Hang one or display a cluster for a more dramatic effect.
For more inspiration, stop by the Design Center at Bazaar del Mundo and let us guide you in finding the right spring-time accessories for your home!