I am fortunate to have wonderful memories of both my grandmothers. One was an antique dealer who collected Southwestern artifacts, the other was herself an authentic southwestern piece of art.
Both these women had homes filled with an eclectic mix of blankets, linens, pottery, rugs, light fixtures and tableware that reflected their admiration for hand made items that came from the Southwest, including deep within Mexico.
As I scour the market in search of hand-loomed fabrics, blankets, and throws, I often think of my grandmothers. They were very different women but each possessed a drive to take care of their families and they were both house-proud.
I'm certain it is from grandma Verle (paternal) and grandma Anita (maternal) that I learned to repair and repurpose things of value. That is why I take time to soak and gently spot clean cloth that others might throw away.
As for the trend in Southwestern decor and hand made fabrics; for me that is something my grandmothers proved may occasionally go out of fashion, but it never goes out of style.