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New Arrivals

We're extremely pleased to have found some very unusual additions to our 2016 Day of the Dead offerings! We have 4 pages of great new items to celebrate Day of the Dead, use in your classrooms, for parties and for building your ofrendas.

Be sure to check out our awesome new Day of the Dead Folk Art, new Day of the Dead gems & Gifts $15 or under.

Day of the Dead blank note cards

Colorful 5" x 7" blank skeleton note cards with envelope!

Paco, the Skeleton bone dog, near his food bowl with dog photos on the wall. Colorful skelton head with with mustache and hat with 2 candles saying Dia de los Muertos
A5201 El Perrito $3.95 A5191 Juntos Siempre Novios $3.95 A5194 Día de Muertos $3.95

Explore our entire collection of 15 NEW Day of the Dead note cards

Beautiful, happy, bendable jumbo-sized skeleton novios on a black platform

Extra large bendable Novios

Are you having a really big wedding cake? These hand made jumbo sized novios might just be what you need so that your uncle Charlie in the back of the reception hall can see them. These dramatic novios are put together with wire so you can move their arms, legs, heads & bodies…. Are you thinking of a little animation in your video? These would be lots of fun to use in your wedding photography.

The black wood base is 2" x 6" and these are made with love in great detail by the nicest artist in Puebla, Mexico.  10.5' high x 6" wide x 2" deep.

Makes a great anniversary & Valentines day "amor eterno" present too!

A5172 $65 each

 

Check out more NEW Day of the Dead Folk Art

Sugar Skull Pillows

This is the best thing I've found in a long time! These pillows are high quality, brightly embroidered and detailed in textural design. The perfect gift.

These pillows are so cute you could just hug 'em… on the sofa, on the bed, in your rocking chair, maybe the front seat of your car! Then add to your collection until you have a big bunch of bright eyed, happy sugar skulls hanging out with you.

Your friends will be crazy wanting to "borrow"  them when they come over so best be prepared to strip-search them when they leave.  All the embroidery work on these pillows make them super special.

Multi-striped sugar skull pillow with yellow eyes and colorful, elaborate stitched decorations.

Brown sugar skull pillow with magenta flower eyes and colorful, elaborate stitched decorations

Multi-striped sugar skull pillow with yellow eyes and colorful, elaborate stitched decorations.

Multi Stripped Sugar Skull Pillow

14" x 11", 50% Polyester, 50% Acrylic
A5183 $60 each

Sugar Skull with Magenta Flower Eyes Pillow

14" x 10", 100% cotton
A5181 $60 each

Black Stripped Sugar Skull Pillow

14" x 11", 50% Polyester, 50% Acrylic
A5184 $60 each

Colorful light blue and purple primavera pillow with flowers and birds.

Colorful happy Frida skeleton with braids pillow

Skeleton Frida pillow with silver earrings and a corona of sugar skulls and flowers

Primavera Pillow

15" x 15"
A5188 $55 each (out temporarily)

Frida with Braids Pillow

13.5" x 18.5", 100% cotton
A5186 $68 each

Frida with Corona & Silver Earrings Pillow

large 17.5" x 17.5", 100% cotton
A5187 $72 each

Lime green sugar skull pillow with orange flower eyes and colorful, elaborate stitched decorations

Pair of sugar skull pillows - lime green and hot pink - with orange flower eyes and colorful, elaborate decorations

Hot pink sugar skull pillow with orange flower eyes and colorful, elaborate stitched decorations

Lime Green Sugar Skull Pillow

14" x 10", 50% Polyester - 50% cotton
A5182 $55 each
 

Hot Pink Sugar Skull Pillow

14" x 10", 50% Polyester - 50% cotton
A5185 $55 each

Day of the Dead Flower Seeds

Mexican Sunflower seed pack made for the NY Botanical Gardens with a papel picado banner showing Frida Kahlo in their gazebo. Marigold Medly Seed pack decorated with marigold papel picado banner strings Crested Mix Celosia seed packet
Gold to orange 2-3" blooms adorn branching plants. Can reach 5' high. 100 seeds. Packed for 2016. Botanical name: Tithonia rotundiflora. Unfortunately, the new packs of Mexican Sunflowers come in the white envelopes. Seeds are still great but not the cute packaging for gift-giving.
A5161 $5 / pack
Festive blend of easy-to-grow Marigolds. 100 seeds. Packed for 2016. Botanical name: Tagetes lucinda and Tagetes patula.
A5160 $5 / pack
This Cockscomb mix includes bright bold hues of red, orange and yellow. Packed for 2016.
A5162 $5 / pack

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Flowers are a major element of the Day of the Dead celebration. We are happy to announce that we are working with the Hudson Valley Seed Library to bring these marvelous seeds to our Day of the Dead loving customers. When I saw their spectacular packaging featuring papel picado & history of the holiday inside the unusual square packaging, I knew this would be enjoyed by teachers & ofrenda makers who find it almost impossible to find real cempasuchil in October.

We will be learning from you this first year, so please share with us your experience growing these seeds. It is possible that they be exactly the same flower as we are used to finding in Oaxaca, Puebla or Michoacan markets but they will be closer than any other seeds available in the U.S.

These seeds can grow anywhere in the U.S. They take 70 days from planting to flowering so count back about 70 days from when you want them in order to know when to plant. Make sure it's after the last frost. You can also start them indoors and grow seedings for 6 weeks then replant. (Does it sound like I have a green thumb?)

The Marigolds (Cempasuchil) are a blend of French & African marigolds. The Mexican Sunflowers don't resemble any big yellow sunflower I've ever seen in the States - they are more like a wild zinnia field flowers that grow from yellow to deep orangey red. They would look beautiful on a DoD ofrenda. The Cock's Comb is going to surprise us all! But what the heck! Its size will vary depending on soil, region and many other conditions, and will come in assorted colors. I may put Miracle Grow on mine as I would be so happy to grow a cresta de gallo o mano de leon the size of a football as they do in Oaxaca. These will be velvety in deep saturated colors of red, orange and yellow. Beautiful for Day of the Dead.


6 multi-colored smiling sugar skull zipper pouches.

Fiesta Sugar Skull Zipper Pouch

5’" x 4"

Assorted bright colors - if you have a preference, list a couple on ORDER NOTES upon check out.

A5189 $12 each


NEW Mini Milagros

Milagros are translated as "little miracles". These charms have been used for centuries in churches for the faithful to request miracles.

Assortment of approximately 30 Mexican milagros - great for your crafts & artwork, package ties, earrings or hammering onto wood sculptures. Made from melted down pot metals. Average size is .75 - 1” long.

Bag of assorted Silver colored Milagros - A5212 $18
Bag of assirted Goldish colored Milagros - A5213 $18

Mini milagros - bag of silver colored and bag of goldish colored with display of many milagros

Thistle Catrina socks

A5163 Thistle, $11 / pair

Catrina Socks
made from bamboo fiber

Slip your Day of the Dead loving feet into luxurious, soft & comfy socks made from bamboo thread. This eco-friendly, revolutionary new fiber creates socks that feels like silk with many wonderful virtues.

They are strong, cushy, warmer in winter and cooler in summer... they wick away moisture and most importantly, these bamboo socks don't have any seams in the toes that some think uncomfortable.

The Catrina design is fun and looks good in these fashionable new colors of what I'd call "dusty magenta" thistle and "dusty Wedgwood blue" hyacinth blue.

  • Fiber Content: 51% Bamboo, 47% Nylon, 2% Spandex
  • Sock size 9-11 will fit a women's shoe size 6-10
  • Machine wash & dry - don't fade

A5164 Hyacinth Blue, $11 / pair

Check out our entire collection of cool Sugar Skull Socks

Women's Sugar Skull sock - black and white sugar skull on charcoal heather sock

How snazzy are these?

Now you can wear Day of the Dead socks to work, school or dance sock-foot in the cemetery in complete style.

These premium quality Socksmith brand socks have high cotton content and just enough synthetic to wash brilliantly, add lots of cush, and wear very well.

One size fits most
Women's sock size 9 -11 fit U.S. women's shoe sizes - 10.5.

Machine washable. Contents - 63% Cotton, 34% Nylon, 3% Spandex

Women's Sugar Skull sock - black and white sugar skull on royal purple sock

Sugar Skull Crew Socks
on Charcoal Heather
A4036 $9.50 / pair

 

Sugar Skull Crew Socks
on Royal Purple
A4110 $9.50 / pair

Day of the Dead T-shirts

These new shirts are made from the famous Peruvian cotton - luxurious long soft cotton fibers from the valleys of Peru. This very, very soft 100% cotton makes for a very comfortable T-shirt. Please note these may run a bit small. Men may want to order a larger size.

Black sugar skull tee shirt with elaborate flowers, blue eyes and a moon above the skull's head. Black tee shirts with an extraordinary silver sugar skull.

Blue Moon Sugar Skull T-Shirt

The spirit of this sugar skull is emerging from a lovely burgeoning flower garden filled with roses, daisies, butterflies and cempasuchil. The moon above watches it all. This will be the softest black t-shirt in your closet! Looks awesome with Levi's. $24 each

Medium A5026-M   |   Large  A5026-L
X Large A5026-XL   |   2X A5026-2X  |  3X A5026-3X

Silver Sugar Skull T-Shirt

You won't be able to sneak through the cemetery with this silver sugar skull shimmering as you walk! It looks much better than the photo. The shirt is dark black and the skull is bright metallic silver. The 11 inch high skull is beautiful with a heart at the bottom and a marigold at the top. This is a gorgeous shirt! $24 each

Medium A5025-M   |   Large A5025-L
X Large A5025-XL   |  2X A5025-2X   |   3X A5025-3X

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Frida Mesh Market Bags

Peony flowered Frida Kahlo mesh market bag
Peony Frida Mesh Market Bag

A5113 $22 each

I think Frida Kahlo would roll her eyes if she saw her image & artwork on a bag, but the rest of us sure enjoy these practical mesh market bags. Frida actually used market bags on her beloved trips to the Coyoacan open air market - but they weren't these hard as nails, Cadillac quality, mesh market bags - double deep, double strong handles with triple rivets. Easy to clean and ample in size, these sassy market bags can be used for the gym, overnight trips or just a fun run around town bag where you want people to subtly notice you are sophisticated yet fun.

These bags are designed by us, sewn by women in Mexico City with the highest quality mesh & trim. Totes measure 16" wide x 17" tall x 8" deep.

Juchitan Frida Kahlo Mesh Market Bag
Juchitan Frida Mesh Market Bag
A5114 $22 each (Out temporarily. expected back in stock June 25)

Two Frida Kahlos on a mesh Market bag
Dos Fridas Mesh Market Bag
A5116 $22 each

Open Frida Kahlo Mesh Market Bag with a skull in Frida's "third eye" Frida Kahlo with Monkey mesh market bag
Monkey Frida Mesh Market Bag
A5115 $22 each
 

Yes, we have more market bags, totes & messenger bags


Sugar Skull

Party Pack

Small decorated traditional Mexican sugar skull

Sugar Skull Party Pack

Just in time for Day of the Dead parties - Typically sold in Mexican bakeries - Can you guess how many calories are in a sugar skull? 225!

Individually packaged in sealed, clear plastic boxes. Add a bow on top and the box looks like a happy, festive gift. 2 1/2" wide x 3" deep x 2 1/2" high. Made in Mexico. Master container holds 12 sugar skulls in assorted colors.

A2060 $84 / dozen
(that's $7 each!)
Very limited quantities

Sugar skull party pack with 12 individually boxed small traditional Mexican sugar skulls

  cover - Dayof the Dead / Dia de los Muertos by Pam Bacich  

Day of the Dead • Día de los Muertos

by Pam Bacich

Photographer Pam Bacich has been traveling to Mexico since 2002 to take part in the Day of the Dead celebrations in villages and cities and in cemeteries large and small. Graveyard celebrations and quiet moments of reflection, plus all of the events leading up to Day of the Dead are captured in 132 dazzling, one-of-a-kind color photographs. Text, in English and Spanish, gives the reader insight into this beautiful and spiritual family holiday that celebrates life and death and honors the memory of deceased loved one. 120 pages, 132 color photographs. 11.6 x 10.9 x 0.7 inches. English and Spanish text. Hardcover. Medal Winner in the 2015 – Independent Publishers Awards

B5152 $39.95 each

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Calavera Feliz (happy skulls) baby bib on black with pink trim and ties
click for large pattern image

Sugar Skull Baby Bibs

photo courtesy of our friend Patrice

 

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Day of the Dead stuff for kids

Muertos Fiesta in Black sugar skull baby bib with red trim and ties
click for large pattern sample
Calavera Feliz Baby Bib
A4042 $15 each
Muertos Fiesta in Black Baby Bib
A4044 $15 each
Red skeleton baby bib with golden yellow trim and ties
click for large pattern sample
Sugar Skulls on Black baby bib with lime green trim and ties
click for large pattern sample
Muertos Fiesta in Red
A4043 $15 each
Sugar Skull on Black Baby Bib
A4045 $15 each

3 handcrafted sugar skull notebooks

Sugar Skull Notebooks

Eco-friendly notebooks handcrafted by women’s cooperatives in Nepal

(right) Sugar Skull Notebook, Large, lined 8” x 12”
A4106 $14 each

(left) Sugar Skull Notebook, Medium, unlined, 4” x 8”, 40 blank pages.
A4105 $20 /pack of 3

hand-crafted sugar skull notebook

Pair of silver Mayan Skull earrings with a cross on their foreheads and big earrings. Pair of sterling silver Aztec skull earrings with a large copper headdress and copper dangle under chin Sterling silver sugar skull necklace with heart eyes, happy smile and a magenta rose.
Designer: Lisa Rocha

Mayan Skull Earrings

Sterling silver, 1" tall, 3" wide
A2030 $100 / pair

Aztec Skull Earrings

Sterling silver with copper headdress, 2" tall, 1 1/2" wide
A2031 $175 / pair

Mini Sugar Skull Necklace

Precious little sterling silver sugar skull with heart eyes, happy smile and magenta rose on top. The sugar skull measures ½” and comes on a non-sterling 20 inch ball chain.
A4103 $85

Explore our entire collection of awesome sugar skull jewelry


Skeleton Cork Screw Back in stock!

Skeleton Cork Screw

If Frida were alive today, I'm pretty sure she'd own a sugar skull Skeleton Corkscrew!

This piece by Stephanie Suárez was the winning entry in a design competition called "Mexico Design Challenge". The sugar skull head twists as the bone arms raise while the cork screw lifts the cork through the bone rib cage.

It's heavy, well made and looks good in it's box - a great "guy" gift. You can pair it with a bottle of red wine, like the one from from Trader Joe's that has the skeleton label.

A2303 $30

Skeleton corkscrew on a bottle of red skeleton vino wine

Sugar Skull Lunch Box

Adults and kids alike who love Day of the Dead will enjoy this in the lunch room… or take food to the cemetery, sit on a tombstone and share a meal with your muertos! Just enough room inside to take a sugar skull and small pan de muerto with you!

Cool sugar skull designs on all sides except top and bottom. Plain tin inside. 7" high x 8" wide x 4" deep

Hot Pink Sugar Skull Lunch Box A2319-P $18 each

colorful black metal sugar skull lunch box with magenta pink trim

Sugar Skull Wrapping Paper

How cool is this? The perfect paper to wrap gifts for sugar skull lovers! Also ideal to adorn your altar de muertos or use with Day of the Dead craft projects.

In Mexico, this paper is sold in the open air markets to decorate the wall behind an ofrenda, which generally is in the middle of one's living room. But I use it at Christmas for my wrapping paper!

Each piece is 34' long x 19.5" wide. Sold in packs of 12 sheets, folded in thirds. Made in Mexico.

Purple Sugar Skull Gift Wrap

(top)
A4048 $12 / 6 sheets

 

Black Sugar Skull Gift Wrap

(bottom)
A4049 $12 / 6 sheets
Purple Day of the Dead gift wrap with colorul sugar skulls and marigold edging on the top and bottom
Black Day of the Dead gift wrap with colorul sugar skulls and marigold edging on the top and bottom

Clay Sugar Skull Ornaments

Awesome hand-painted ornaments. Very detailed. Each one is different!
3" high x 2.5" wide with hanger. Peru. Assorted colors.

A5028 $7 each

 

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6 brightly colored, hand-painted clay sugar skull holiday ornaments

Gift Certificate

Let your Day of the Dead / sugar skull loving friends and family choose their own gift! Send by email (delivered in 1-2 business days) or printed (delivered in 3-7 business days). Read more here.

Click GFT to purchase a gift certificate for $25 to $500 (or more!)

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