3.18.2011

Friday Giveaway!!!


Happy Friday!  I'm so excited to share with you that we are having a GIVEAWAY!  Not just any giveaway, but a beautiful handmade bag full of colorful goodies from all over Mexico.    HOw can you win this bag of lovely, sparkly treasures? 

How to Enter:
(must be a follower or subscriber of Artelexia)

1. Leave a comment in this post as to what you would like to see more of on this blog. 
2. Like Our NEW Facebook Page

Additional Entries:
Post this Giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a separate comment with the link to your page

A winner will be selected at random on Monday, March 28th!  Good luck!

45 comments:

Angela alvarado said...

Love your shop! Great to finally have a shop like yours in San Diego with such great prices! I would like to see more artist spotlights. Especially on the artists that you get your merch from :)

Angela Alvarado

Yolanda Ochoa said...

I love your shop! I would love to see more theme related merchandise according to the time of year. For example it’s the Lenten season Catholics; I would like to see more crosses on display for this season...especially since Mexican tradition and Catholicism are so closely tied together.

LisaD said...

I would love to see more traditional artwork!!

Amanda said...

Your shop is one of my favorite places to get gifts for people, and things for my home. I just love how warm and friendly you guys are when I come in! I would like to see some books! I'm always looking for interesting Mexican art/culture books to learn from.

Casa Artelexia said...

@Angela Hi Angela! I am already working on artist spotlights - starting next week I will pick an artist from my group of Facebook Friends and highlight their work. Thanks for the suggestion!

Brianne said...

I love your blog and your shop! I would like to see more inspiration photos for decor and gift ideas.

Casa Artelexia said...

@ Yolanda That is an excellent idea! I didn't even think of highlighting the crosses for Lent. I'll see if I can do a post on crosses in this next week or two. Thank you for the suggestion!

Casa Artelexia said...

@Lisa Will do! I also plan on documenting my dad's trip to Mexico when he goes on our shopping trips. That's when you will really get to see some traditional work. Thanks for the suggestion!!

Casa Artelexia said...

@Amanda Thank you so much!! We are definitely working on books. I am also looking to do a few book signings at the store this year. I will let you know when we get the books in. Thanks so much!!

Casa Artelexia said...

@Brianne That's a good one! I will definitely do some inspiration boards for both gifts and decor. Thanks so much!

Ketzaliztli Torres said...

yay, love giveaways
I would love to see more blogs of you guys, who works Casa Artelexia, how it became a reality, history, funny facts, etc... I also love pics. and would also love if you guys had a website to buy your products :)

Hannah said...

I would love to see more fabric and textiles for the home. I love woven and handmade fabrics!

BR said...

You have a great blog. If anything, I would like to see more profiles of artisans. I love to see artists at work.

RbeforeE said...

Gosh, I've still got so much more to read on your site I'm not qualified to make suggestions. I like the suggestions thus far, and adore textiles, so I 2nd that notion ;)

Pretty much anything DotD grabs my heart, year round. I think that is one of the most beautiful ways to honor those who've gone before us: Celebrating!

Anna said...

I have never been to your shop in the person, but LOVE reading your blog! I particularly liked when you featured a bit about your father's direct work with artists in Mexico. I'd love to see more of that!

Haydee said...

Love all the goodies!! As always amazing stuff :)

Julie said...

I love your store and your blog!

I would love more recipes and their origin, more history and folklore ...and agree that more artists would be great to see :D

Sherry Scott said...

I really like everything so it's hard to say what I'd like to see more of - perhaps more photos of homes decorated with your things.

Sharon said...

As you know my friend Marge and I love, love, love your store. I think we talked about fabric last time I was in and I'd love to see books also. Archectural books on Mexcian building and also decorating. I love the history of everything . We think what you are doing is wonderful and I always find new and interesting items.

Sharon Israel Roiz

Marse said...

I love your store and your blog! I am doing some research on some traditional mexican inspired party themes .... Such as quince's. I loved the blog you did on the mexican inspired wedding's. I would love to see more about the root of why we celebrate certain occasions.

Maria said...

Your shop is a GEM in San Diego. My only humble suggestion would be to have a larger jewelery selection.

Maria said...

Your store in a Gem in San Diego. My only humble suggestion would be a larger jewelry selection.

MsFomraldehyde said...

Love your shop. I am a fan on fb, would love to see more info on artists you have in your shop!

Connie Chan said...

The building is beautful always inviting. You guys are genuinely nice which is hard to come by nowadays. As far as the blog goes I would like to see more recipes. Anything new that I can learn from makes me happy! : )

Allison Garrison said...

Hello! I just found your blog through BYW. I am a fellow student and also in San Diego. I will have to visit your store soon as I have never been but have a special place in my heart for Mexcio!

Daisita said...

Saludos! It was such a pleasure to meet u on friday, i am so glad i finally visited your amazing shop!
i honestly felt i was in heaven, i love mexican atresanias, and of course one of my idols is the great surealist Frida kahlo!
your store is definatley one of a kind and i thank you for bringing us so much beauty from mexico!
its great to have a store that reflects so much of our mexican culture and traditions right here in san diego!

As far as ur blog its amazing aswell, so many great things u have posted such as the lila downs post! love her love her love her, more people need to learn about her and her awesome music.
so yes i would like to continue seeing more posts on great artists and muscial artists!
im a food fanatic so it would be nice to see some blog posts about traditional mexican dishes como el mole (que rico chile y chocolate),and even some posts about mexican-american/chicano history here in san diego, like chicano park and its great history(not jus low-riders..lol).
i look forward to following your blog here and on facebook!
con mucho amor!

Ms Formaldehyde said...

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susie said...

i would love to see information about the artists you feature in your shop! :)

robin west said...

Love stories about artists and their process. Your recipes are great, more would be awesome. Love your blog!

Ms Formaldehyde said...

Most of the items I post, is what I make. Would love to meet up with you and show you my creations for your shop.

Mayra Navarro said...

Yo pienso que el poder de la influencia entre los amigos es la que traeria exito a Casa Artelexia. Reunirnos una o dos veces por semana nos pondria al tanto de lo que se puede hacer para mejorar dentro y fuera del lugar. Facebook ahora es muy poderoso, y yo se que si cada uno de nosotros aporta de perdida una hora al dia para mandarle un mensaje a sus amigos la recompenza llegaria sola. Concursos, ayuda voluntaria y juntas semanales son la clave para un buen plan con exito.
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I think the power of influence among friends is what would bring success to Casa Artelexia. Meetings once every other week would definetely help improve the flow of traffic (people) in and out of the place. Facebook.. ooh you so powerful! yeah.. so if each one of us offers an hour of their lovely time to send a special message to our friends the reward would come alone. Contests, volunteering and weekly meetings are the key for a successful store like yours. Give a gift today to someone very special. Everybody loves Casa Artelexia, they just do not it yet. Please spread the gospel!

phyllis said...

I agree with Amanda. I would like to see books on Mexican culture and cooking.

lulu8078@sbcglobal.net said...

I am very interested in the Fiesta Dia de los Muertos and I have published an intriguing photographic journey to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the festive celebration of The Days of the Dead
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/282659

Street Heart said...

I would love to see tutorials...maybe some local artist info...love the la sirena series! hope to attend a class of some sort!

Debbie said...

I love love love Artelexia! Shopping at Artelexia has always been an amazing experience. In the store and online. Thankyou for making my place look fab with any of my day of the dead shopping needs!

Yoli said...

Love your store and your booth at the Little Italy Farmer's Market.
More recipes would be appreciated!
Would love to see books by Latino authors and book signings.
Thanks!

James said...

All of my ideas have already been posted, so I just want to add a~ Good Job and keep up the good work!

Marjorie said...

how about some more hews on what is going on with the shop? and artist interviews... and home decor :)

Mahtzie B said...

Just keep doing what you're doing because it's perfection!!!!

Love you guys!
xoxox
Marty

Mahtzie B said...

Who doesn't love your shop? It's my favorite thing about Little Italy!!! Love you all!

Marty

ELizabeth said...

Love your store and I make a point to stop everytime I drop someone off or pick someone up from the airport. Last visit was with my 74 year old Mom who grew up in Nogales, Arizona. She couldn't say enough!
I would like to see some Mexican cookbooks. My two favorites are Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen or Diana Kennedy's The Cuisines of Mexico.

Chris said...

Continue doing what you do: Great service, variety, classes, and whatever you fancy. Cooking classes would be cool, or authentic recipes as others have said.

Stephanie said...

Since my fiance and I have found your shop, we have been anxious to go back for more goodies! Thanks for suggesting the Alexander Henry fabric. I can't wait to get my hands on some for my iPad covers! Anyway, I'd love to see a few tutorials! Even if it's something small. (like making a basic sugar skull) I also agree with everyone on the Artist spotlights. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Link from my facebook ad for you!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767566014

I would also LOVE to see some authentic mexican recipes!