While wandering around Artesanos you’ll hear people say … ‘they always have new things’ … ‘I find something new every time I come in here’ … ‘time to treasure hunt’ … ‘how fun!’
I call it all of the above and a photographer’s dream because everywhere you look there’s color, texture, whimsy, modern elegance, old world charm, and handcrafted artwork.
This is where I find Mexican folk art, dish ware, milagros (‘miracles’, good luck and healing prayer charms), the perfect martini glass. When planning a foodie photo shoot I pop by to pour through their ceramic dishes and always find something unique.
And I keep them on my radar for when Mr.D and I build our dream adobe house because they custom build beautiful furniture, both old world and modern.
Talavera tray and hand blown glassware
Cross made from milagro charms.
Many folk art pieces devoted to Frida Kahlo.
Patch welded votive sconce
Huge selection of rugs, wall hangings, Peruvian blankets.
Punched tin and tiled mirror
Eclectic lighting / chandelier selection
If you’re looking for that perfect antique door with texture and character for your Southwest courtyard or bedroom or library … if they don’t have it they’ll make it or find it for you.
I absolutely love this axe textured door.
Towards the back of the store is the ‘rug room’ with a collection of bright wool weavings and Oaxacan blankets.
In the far back is yet another showroom so keep wandering.
‘With Love For You’
This is merely a taste of what they offer, and it’s constantly changing. The most difficult part of this post was editing through the 175 photos I took … I wanted to include everything! So, when you’re in Durango and find yourself on Main Avenue near the Strater Hotel, take a short walk up 7th Street and you’ll find them on the corner of 2nd Avenue. Allow for waaaaaay more than an hour … places like this shouldn’t be rushed.
P.S. They ship ….
Artesanos Website link
Artesanos Design Collection
700 East 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO