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I have been traveling to Mexico for many years now. There is one piece of furniture that fascinates me endlessly yet we haven’t featured very much on our site or on our blogs. Today, I hope to change that by talking about: TRUNKS. The special allure of Mexican storage trunks Trunks fascinate me. And Mexican trunks can be absolutely exquisite. Not to mention versatile. Throughout history trunks have been used to store dreams (trousseaus, china, wedding linens) as well as memories, photos, love letters. Storage trunks capture our imagination ...
Gringo Furniture Blog Post Mexican Trunks
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I am a very lucky person. Every week I get to talk about great Mexican furniture with clients who have purchased a home or condo in Mexico and are soon moving there. The moving to Mexico trend continues and it is not about to go away. American and Canadian Expats love their Mexican lifestyle because it allows many of them to “retire without retiring,” start living their life of adventure, and start living the life of their dreams. 1.Most Americans move to Mexico for the lifestyle The International Community Foundation surveyed 840 Americ...
Gringo Furniture May 2014 Blog Post Moving to Mexico
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It is true that if you are living year round in Mexico, you are probably not as hungry for color right about now as we are in the U.S. or Canada. Still, spring is a beautiful time of year wherever you live or work. Right now I am completely eager for color, for bright things, for opportunities to spruce up and to bring in new accents into our home décor. Pantone’s Color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, a lovely lilac/pink tone which reminds me of my teenage years. As a teenager I had a radiant orchid shag carpet in my bedroom and my pare...
Gringo Furniture Spring 2014 blog post
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  You had been thinking of investment opportunities. You visited Mexico; fell in love with the country, its food, its beaches. You looked at condos, did the numbers, they worked and you realized not only could you have your little piece of heaven there but you could also rent it when you were not using it. And now you are actually going to Mexico to take ownership of your Mexican home. Very exciting! How about the furniture? Well, you have too much furniture in your home in the States or Canada anyway, and wouldn’t it be nice to just brin...
Gringo Furniture Moving to Mexico Blog April 2014
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We are already full into the swing of a new year. With busy lives and ever more competing temptations vying for our time, it is more important than ever to have homes where we are recharged, where we are at ease, and where we can be nourished. Furniture plays a huge role in making a home an inviting, serene and comfortable oasis, but other factors also play a part. 1. Be aware of the various rooms in your home and their purpose This would seem quite obvious, but sometimes it is not. For example, if your bedroom is where you rest, recharge a...
Gringo Furniture January 2014 Blog
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  Some of you will be in Mexico for the holidays. You are definitely in luck. Christmas -- "Navidad" -- in Mexico is gorgeous, filled with amazing foods, a festive atmosphere, people gathering, parades, celebrations ... and Mexican town squares and churches decorated to the nines. So much to see and do. How do you make the most of this time?   Have friends over for amazing Mexican food One way to celebrate Christmas in Mexico is to entertain and have gatherings in your Mexican home or condo. Yum! As your Mexican kitchen fills wit...
Gringo Furniture Holiday 2013 Blog Post
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Going to Mexico in the next few months? So the time may be getting closer for your next visit to Mexico. It may be the spring or early summer of 2014 and we have a “pretty please” request to make of you. Please, please, please let us know your furniture needs as soon as you possibly can. This has been a very busy year for our furniture business (I am thrilled to report) and the spring and summer season promises to be at least as exciting. If you are traveling to your Mexican home or condo in the spring or early summer, the time is now to b...
Gringo Furniture Blog November 2013
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We traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico last December and I absolutely loved the rounded adobe architecture, the warmth of the interior design, the fabulous smell of the pinon wood fires, and the furniture! It amazed me to observe that many of the styles of furniture were absolutely similar to our Mexican furniture collections. I thought Southwestern furniture would be much different from Mexican furniture but that is not at all the case. In fact, these styles of furniture and décor are intimately related. Historical roots of Southwestern furn...
Gringo Furniture Southwestern Furniture Blog Post
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So you are moving to Mexico -- very exciting. What for many is still a dream, a bucket list item, you are already doing. Congratulations! The reality, once the move dawns on you is that Mexico is, well, different. That’s partly why we like traveling there, eating the food, buying the furniture. It IS different! So what must you do to get ready? A little reading, a little learning, a lot of flexibility and good planning are key. When it comes to your home or condo in Mexico, give yourself ample time to consider the furniture, the ambiance a...
Gringo Furniture Moving to Mexico Blog post
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Today, all of Mexico celebrates its Independence. Most businesses are closed today and tomorrow, and a number of exhibits and commemorative events are taking place from Akumal to Ajijic, to Cabo San Lucas. We just know that small town plazas throughout all of Mexico are hosting music, dance and processions today. Mexican school children are all decked out taking part in parades, and it is fiesta time in Mexico. The best Mexican restaurants have probably prepared unique delicious commemorative menus. Today is the commemoration of the "Grito" -- ...
Mexico's Independence Day Blog Post
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