lovechild of frida diego georgia & mabel

Corrales, New Mexico
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• treasures reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe, Mabel Dodge Luhan & Taos • colors and aesthetic of Frida & Diego • rustic, ethnic, bohemian, cowboy, turquoise, midcentury • ship worldwide •


Last updated on Apr 17, 2022

🌵Follow🌶 Instagram @roma.arellano 🌶 Facebook 🌶 ¡gracias! 🌵
• treasures reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe, Mabel Dodge Luhan & Taos • colors and aesthetic of Frida & Diego • rustic, ethnic, bohemian, cowboy, turquoise, midcentury • ship worldwide •


10893 Sales

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Sales 10,893
On Etsy since 2009

The lovechild of Frida, Diego, Georgia, and Mabel set in Taos, Santa Fe, and Old Mexico

My roots in this region are as old and deep as the cottonwood trees--the bosque of alamos--native to the Rio Grande Valley. Like many people born to the Southwest, I am a result of the Spanish entering this part of the world in the 1600s, of the violent conflict with indigenous peoples who lived here since 9200 BC, and of the cultures that came out of that clash. I am a native New Mexican, a New Mexico mestiza, and I often say that if you broke me open, my blood would flow brown-red like the muddy river sacred to our land.

Not everyone born to New Mexico stays in this state. We are one of the poorest in the nation. But ever since I was a child, I was enchanted by this place. Like Georgia O'Keeffe, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and others who have come here to live, I too am compelled by the light and spirituality. I belong to the blend of Native Americans, Hispanics, adobe, old trucks--rustic and primitive yet so timeless and yes, even modern.

This is what I've known all my life. My father came from the village of Costilla, near Taos, and moved to Taos when he was orphaned as a teenager. My mother is from the wild Western town of Cimarron, New Mexico, where her father ran a ranch and was a working cowboy. My husband and I own a special property in the farming community of Corrales (which means "corrals" in Spanish) where we tend to almost ten acres, much of it apple orchards and pasture land in "farmland preservation." We carry on ancient traditions, such as flood irrigation through canales connected to acqueias connected to the Rio Grande. I speak Spanish in my daily work life.

The shop brings together the best of New and Old Mexico, honoring the past and the blend of indigenous and Spanish Colonial. Many old New Mexico families come to me with the jewelry of their parents and grandparents, because like them, I am authentic New Mexico.

If I could have lived in a different era, it would be in the 1930s through the mid-century, with Frida and Diego, Georgia and Mabel. I am still among them, finding treasures that take us back to them.

Shop members

  • Roma Arellano


    Born and live in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico with husband Jim, a peacock named Pete, and migratory birds who visit our land year round. I'm a Latin Americanist, antique dealer, collector of Native American jewelry, religious and folk art.

  • Jim


    Farmer and apple orchard keeper, thrifting is a secret joy. Does runs to post office and generally keeps life running smoothly so we can do all that we do.

  • Mike


    Does repair work, re-sizings, changes to silver jewelry.

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2021


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Cancellations: accepted

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Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Worldwide Shipping, Processing & Insurance

• We ship to many parts of the world. On any listing, enter your zip or postal code into the Shipping box to find out if your country is included and how much it will cost. If you find we do not ship to your country, contact us to find out if we might be able to.

• We ship within 1-3 days of order via USPS, Fed Ex, and UPS. and any order of $100 or more will be insured via third party insurance In cases where third party insurer requires Signature, we will add it to the package.

Returns & Refunds

• We accept returns. Per our policies, contact us within 14 days of delivery. Return shipping with insurance and tracking is at your expense. We process refunds once the item is returned in the same condition received.

• If your item arrives damaged, photograph it with packaging so we may make a claim.

• Returning an item is no fun; contact us before buying to ask questions or request additional photos. I'd rather talk you out of something vs your being disappointed with a purchase!

• Our top priority is your positive experience with this shop, and our greatest hope is that you LOVE the item purchased!

Do you do layaways?

We can work with you on a payment plan with immediate down payment up to two months for full payment.

Note that layaways past due over 30 days go into default. Once in default the transaction is cancelled and layaway payments are not returnable due to having removed items from the market and losing potential sales.

Convo to talk about a layaway plan that works for your budget.

Do you accept offers?

Please, no offers. We receive so much correspondence daily that we are unable to respond to offer requests.

We have loyal customers who return again and again and use the repeat customer discount coupon for 10% off. We set fair prices from the get-go. If something is expensive, you know it's good.

We do run sales occasionally, so watch for those. And we value community. Whether you are a returning customer, Facebook friend, or Instagram follower--our thanks to you is 10% off for supporting this shop. Please go to the About section of the main shop page and click on the social media links. Follow us on one of those platforms, convo to say you've done so and we'll send you the coupon code for 10% off.

Will you reserve or hold items?

We do NOT do reserves or holds. Like any business, we use sales proceeds to keep the shop running. We truly can't afford to take items off the market. But even if you have some funds with which to make a down payment, we can do layaway with you. Just convo to say you'd like to do a layaway, and we'll work with you on that route instead of a Hold or Reserve.

Can you tell me SOLD prices?

We get correspondance almost daily asking how much certain items are worth or what the price was of items that have sold, and we can no longer respond to these messages.

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