Is It Real Stone?

YES IT IS!!

All of our products are from natural sources. No glue, no cements, no nothing fake! We take pride in the words “Hand Crafted”.  While something simpler could be done by machine or with air tools- who cares? “If I’m going to pay good money for a piece of stone, I don’t want it to be fake!” I want the real deal, real stone, real sweat & real unique!  So buy with confidence. This is as real as it gets!

ABOUT TINAJAS!

These stone planters are from Chihuahua, Mexico, where they are known as “tinajas” (pronounced tee-nah-hahs). They are individually crafted by four families from the Frontera Region. Native rock is quarried from volcanic tuff outcrops and brought back to their small ranchitos, where it is carved by hand. Harvested by these primitive methods, each stone becomes a tinaja with its own unique shape and character. Naturally porous, they make beautiful, functional planters.

Chepe making tinajas Tinajas are beautiful in outdoor settings, as well as in sun rooms and greenhouses. Due to the porous nature of the stone, tinajas used indoors on wood or carpet flooring need to be placed on a waterproof barrier. These beautiful planters only improve with age; as water drains through the stone, residues from the water and soil darken and lend a rustic look to the surface. In most climates, lichens and mosses will also adhere to the stone.

Plants love the insulation provided in winter, and the cooling evaporative quality of the stone in the summer. Though the stone does absorb water, freezing and subsequent breakage common with other planters has not been a problem. The nature of the volcanic tuff these planters are crafted from eliminates the need for drainage holes (although we do drill them).

In addition to these beautiful planters, the local artisans craft Fountains, Old English Trough Planters, Bird Feed/Baths, State of Texas Silhouettes, Mushrooms (3 piece)  and other special garden pieces. These original creations are one-of-a-kind and can be special ordered.

CHECK OUT OUR STARTER KIT OF TINAJAS – AN ASSORTMENT OF VARIOUS SIZES ON A PALLET!

 

  PLANTER MANUFACTURING VIDEO

This Video shows the manual labor involved in making these unique Tinajas