Large or small, old or new, bequeathed or bought, known or unknown, I hope you have something that may be breathtaking, even if only to you.
I have shared before that Big Daddy was my gift to myself , using money from my very last teaching paycheck, the year I retired.
Since then, I have collected other cantera pieces, all at a bargain, that provide the same pleasure.
In fact the experience surrounding these purchases is just as memorable.
I found Big Daddy on 5 mile line in Alton, a small community near where I live.
The gentleman that helped me said ‘Si senora’ to everything I asked.
I spotted this bird bath , and he managed, single-handedly to get this in the back seat of his car, in order to deliver it to my house that same day.
And then there are my cantera birds. These were at the flea market I go to north of Mission , that also has goats, roosters, horses, avocados, mangos, and hay for sale.
I fell in love.
I found this outside a Mexican food restaurant in San Juan, where I stopped to get a cup of coffee while exploring one Saturday morning.
Cantera is a quartz based volcanic stone, often hand carved ,from Mexico. It has many shades, but I prefer this limestone color.
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