Yesterday, I went to a Bible class help in a shop called Mexico Lindo (Pretty Mexico). It is a very interesting shop. It is located on the corner of Robinson and 25th street in Oklahoma City. It is run by a Mexican family. The grand parents were born in Mexico, and the grandfather used to have a Mexican restaurant in America. There are many nice Mexican items in the shop that used to be decorations in the Mexican restaurant. The daughter of the man who had the restaurant is the one who actually runs the place even though it belongs to the family, and her son hangs out there with her, but he is still a child. They speak Spanish and English. The store caters to specific Mexican needs of the Mexican in Oklahoma.
I saw a few pinatas (peenyatas), but she said they don’t specialize in pinatas even though there are some stored there. However, if anyone wants to order a piñata, they know how to order them and could help them get one. There were also big beautiful Mexican sombreros, but they were some of the decorations from the grandfathers’ Mexican restaurant and aren’t for sale either.
Mostly, this shop has all kinds of pretty and interesting things for Mexican occasions. One occasion it had items for is weddings like wedding dresses, center pieces, bouquets, big beautiful Mexican dolls, etc. It also has everything someone would need for those fancy parties the Mexicans have for their daughters when the turn fifteen (quincenieras), except I have never seen it written, so I don’t know if I have spelled it right or not. Besides wedding dresses, they also have beautiful quinceniera dresses. They have christening gowns, shoes, and all kinds of fancy things for people who believe in baptizing their babies. The lady of the shop showed me all kinds of pretty dresses and decorations for all kinds of occasions that Mexicans want Mexican things for, but I can’t remember every occasion she mentioned. They also have things to make Mexican centerpieces, Mexican style bouquets, and other Mexican style decorations.
She showed me a big interesting book they keep on display where you can order your wedding announcements in Spanish. There were also other big books where you could order a wedding dress if they didn’t have the kind you wanted in stock. There were lots of wedding cake toppers, etc. There were also other kinds of Mexican dresses and shirts with embroidery on them. It was just a very interesting shop. It is a place to get nice Mexican things without having to go to Mexico to get them. I think the name “Mexico Lindo” really fits this shop because it is full of pretty things from Mexico. I can’t show you everything in the shop, but if you are in the market for pretty things or Mexican things, this is the place to get them. She has a very pretty, fascinating shop!