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January. Beginnings and endings. Looking forward and back. Reflection, celebration, hope, and inspiration.

January is thought to be named for the Roman god, Janus. He is the god of beginnings and transitions, and thereby of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings.

May this New Year bring you many gates that you may open them to the outside world and step into beauty and silence.

May it bring you many doors that you may explore unknown rooms and possibilities.

May it bring you passages that move you through grief or sadness to something brighter on the other side.

May it bring you endings so that you may discover new beginnings.

Janus also presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace.

We pray his door stays shut this year and that peace reigns with joy in your lives.

Happy New Year. Thanks for who you are and what you’ve brought to our lives this year.

Oasis Cafe is Now Open!!!



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La Tienda is thrilled to welcome Oasis Cafe to La Tienda! They are located in Building A (just down from Eldorado Hardware) and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.

The Mediterranean menu features Gyros (regular, chicken, and even a Vegan option), Panini’s, Sandwiches, Salads, and Fresh Soups. The restaurant is a fabulous new choice in the Eldorado area. 

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Call in an order at (505) 467-8982.

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Happy New Year

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From all of us to all of you!

Thanks for making the past year so rich. We look forward to new adventures with you in the coming year! May your hearts be full, your minds calm, and your body healthy.


La Tienda is doing a bit of a shuffle over the next few weeks. As many of you know, Jem Creations is closing so that John and Elsa can better manage their handyman business, Our Attention to Detail. The business has swelled beyond their expectations and the consignment store is impeding its ability to function. We’re really happy for them and the timing is perfect for everyone.

Eclectics Art Gallery will be taking the space they are vacating and will be closed during the transition. Eclectics will reopen as soon as possible and we’ll keep you posted. We’re sorry for the any inconvenience while the transition takes place.

However, we’re thrilled to announce that it makes way for the new home and garden store that will open between February 15 and March 1.

Anna’s Home and Garden will take the space Mekah is vacating and the adjacent space on the patio. The owner is serious about taking suggestions and welcomes your thoughts and comments regarding product you would like her to carry. Please email Anna

INTERSECTION: Lens, Light, Life


Diverse and captivating work from four northern New Mexico artists will be featured in an exhibit titled “INTERSECTION:  Lens, Light, Life” at La Tienda Exhibit Space in Eldorado, July 13-August 10, 2013, with an opening reception on Saturday July 13 from 5 p.m – 8 p.m. 

Work in the exhibit includes the gelatin monotype collages of Caroline Jenney who uses water- based inks applied and removed in various ways on a formed sheet of gelatin to produce a uniquely soft and ‘painterly’ image.  Jenney then cuts and reassembles the images into a broader idea. 

Lamy water colorist and oil painter Kathy Olshefsky brings her love of animals, particularly horses, to the exhibit on canvas and board pieces using strong, dramatic light and color.  She often paints negative space as opposed to the positive, to help clarify her images.

Fran Nicholson arrived in Santa Fe in 1981 to pursue her love affair with hot metal – bronze in particular – but the invitation to participate in Intersection was a perfect opportunity to work in another favorite medium – oil paint.  Her work within the show honors the canine Zen masters who inspire and enrich our lives. 

Photographer Daryl A. Black has been taking pictures since she was 15.   Her interests are wide-ranging and, for her, photography is a passion.  She strives to reflect that in everything she photographs, from details in architecture and nature, to people.

The INTERSECTION artists will conduct an additional gathering at the gallery on Saturday, 20 July from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., featuring the acoustic music of Caroline Jenney’s group, Blue Moon Prairie.

Exhibit hours are from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment with the artists.

Green Cafe Buckman Water in Eldorado?

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