Greensboro, NC (October 25, 2017)— Thompson, masters of crafting authentic Mexican hand-hammered sinks, tubs and accessories for the kitchen and bath, recently hosted an intimate dinner for designers during the fall 2017 High Point Furniture Market. More than 30 designers joined host, Alejandra Thompson, Founder and Creative Director for Thompson, on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the family’s home in Greensboro, NC. From start to finish, the evening’s theme was Dia de los Muertos – or the Day of the Dead. The holiday, which is celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1 and 2, honors deceased love ones by celebrating their lives.
Alejandra Thompson grew up in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, located in the bucolic countryside of southwest Mexico. Patzcuaro is a town of tile-roofed adobe homes with courtyards and balconies filled with begonia, geraniums, bougainvilleas, tiger lilies, azaleas and hydrangeas. Cobblestone streets lead from the center of town to Lake Pátzcuaro. The lively town is filled with stores and vendors selling crafts, many in bright colors and artisans from neighboring villages sell their specialized crafts such as copperware, pottery, musical instruments and baskets in the market.
Thompson is the largest decorative metals product provider in the United States, with a focus on copper. Located in Greensboro, NC, the company is family-owned and operated. Working with coppersmiths in Mexico and India, Thompson transforms the highest-quality materials into one-of-a-kind designs for the home. Each piece is handcrafted, unique and possesses a story that is all its own. For more information, visit www.thompsontraders.com.