But I never expected to see it used like this! They made a colonial ball gown out of it. Patriotism, I suppose.
I don't even know how many great exhibition halls there are. A lot. All of them are as big as this one. And I am only showing you half of the inside in this picture.
Every possible thing you could want, or didn't even know you wanted, can be found here. Mexican things, of course. Things that would appeal to the typical Mexican shopper or housewife.
Table upon table full of that poured acrylic stuff made into kitchen magnets.
A few galvanized buckets.
Plastic anything and everything.
Blankets and towels, oh my! This was the section dedicated to Disney characters. Princesses are very big business down here.
What? Even more plastic?
Giant coffee cups. Or maybe they are bed pans?
Shiny aluminum pots. The kind that are guaranteed to burn the contents because they are so thin. But popular all the same. And cheap. Each set has 7 pots and various utensils included for a mere 350 pesos. $30 bucks to the peso challenged.
Need some new dinnerware? If you can't find something you like here, you just ain't looking. I bought some new bowls for the cabana. They match those cups in the baskets at the bottom of the picture.
Knives, forks, spoons. Of every description and quality.
Glass stir sticks. I was really tempted to buy an assortement of these as a present for my friend, Tico, at his bar. But he features mostly beer and Micheladas so probably wouldn't have much use for them. I wish now that I had bought some. Just because.
There are even things to hang on your wall. If you are so inclined.
Some even offer a welcoming greeting.
But my absolute, hands down, no ifs, and or buts, favorite thing were these shot glasses. There were three different sizes available. I don't want to shock you too badly so I am only showing you the small size.
Maybe I bought a bunch of these for friends. Maybe I didn't. I'm not saying!