romaarellano

lovechild of frida diego georgia & mabel

Corrales, New Mexico | 3986 Sales

romaarellano

lovechild of frida diego georgia & mabel

Corrales, New Mexico 3986 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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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 •

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2019

🌵Follow🌶 Instagram @roma.arellano 🌶 Facebook @romaarellano.com 🌶 ¡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 •

Roma Arellano

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About

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

    Owner

    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

    Owner

    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.

  • Daisy

    Marketer, Assistant

    Writer, model, muse.

  • Mia

    Assistant

    Model, picker, muse.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Worldwide Shipping, Processing & Insurance

• We do ship worldwide. Click on the Shipping & Policies tab and enter your zip or postal code into the box to get the shipping cost.

• We generally ship your package 1-3 days after receiving payment, and we use USPS for all items. Occasionally, due to travel, we will take between 5-7 days to get your item to the post office. We will always let you know if that's the case, and you will always have the option to cancel if you need your item sooner.

• We insure items of $50 or more, and for any item costing over $200, we also add signature confirmation wherever it is available.

Returns & Refunds

• Buy with confidence--we accept returns. Per our policies, contact us within three days of delivery. Return shipping with insurance and tracking is at your expense, and the item must be returned in the same condition in which received.

• If your item arrives damaged, photograph it with packaging so we may make a claim. Etsy and PayPal require that the item be returned before we can issue a refund.

• Since returning an item is no fun, we encourage you to 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!

Layaway

• We are happy to work with you on a payment plan if that will help you to purchase an item you otherwise would not be able to buy at this time. We generally do 30-day plans of two payments, but for more expensive items we can do a 60- or 90-day plan. We follow the Etsy recommended approach of having you purchase an item using Other as a payment option, then invoicing you via PayPal per the payment schedule upon which we mutually agree.

Note that layaways past due 90 days (with three reminders) 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.

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

Discounts & Offers

As we've said to those making offers, we have loyal customers who return again and again. We set fair prices from the get-go; no making deals behind the scenes. If something is expensive, you know it's good. In other words, no offers accepted.

We do run sales occasionally, so watch for those. And we value community. Community is EVERYTHING for a small business. Whether you are repeat 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. Convo to let us know you've done so and we'll send you the coupon code for 10% off.

We are grateful to YOU for allowing us to do what we love and meet your needs.