Twenty five years ago (how could it be that long?!), when Jane and I first strolled the streets of San Miguel de Allende, there was a persistent, repetitive clinking sound that could be found on almost every street— a tap tap tapping sound. Later we discovered these were tin smiths making a host of decorative goods: angels, candelabras, Monrovia stars, picture frames, retabalas primarily for the Mexican market. San Miguel de Allende has been a Mecca for tin products for over 400 years, but that craft tradition is disappearing.Read More