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Thompson Traders celebrates Dia de los Muertos
Oct 15, 2017 | High Point, NC
Thompson Traders celebrates Dia de los Muertos

During fall High Point Market, Thompson Traders hosted a Dia de los Muertos celebration for 33 designers. The Thompson family was able to share a part of their Mexican heritage with guests including dancers, singers and a parade. Guests in attendance included Lisa Mende, Sarah Walker, Wendy Woloshchuk, Amanda Carlson, Kara Cox, Libby Langdon, Liza Jones, Lauren Rivera, Cheryl Clendenon, Jennifer Stoner, Patti Johnson, Tracy deShazo, Alyce Lopez, Kristie Barnett, Elizabeth Scruggs, Angela Toledo, Traci Zeller, Krystine Edwards, Liz Lapan, Lisa Frahm, Deborah von Donop and Natalie Hutton

“It was an honor to host this extraordinary group of interior designers—and sharing a piece of my heritage with them was so meaningful to my family and me,” says Alejandra Thompson, founder and creative director for Thompson Traders. “Thompson Traders started as a dream – mixing my love of copper with my beautiful family – and it has manifested into an opportunity to change the way people view and use copper. I wanted to create finishes and textures that could be used in any environment. I think every design we create at Thompson Traders is really a piece of art.”

Images by Autumn Hollifield. 

EVENT GALLERY
The Thompson Traders family: JJ Thompson, Alejandra Thompson de Jordan, Clifford Thompson Sr., Alejandra Thompson, Samantha Thompson Lizarraga and Clifford Thompson Jr
The Thompson Traders family: JJ Thompson, Alejandra Thompson de Jordan, Clifford Thompson Sr., Alejandra Thompson, Samantha Thompson Lizarraga and Clifford Thompson Jr
The Thompson Traders family: JJ Thompson, Alejandra Thompson de Jordan, Clifford Thompson Sr., Alejandra Thompson, Samantha Thompson Lizarraga and Clifford Thompson Jr
Tables set for the celebration.
Tables set for the celebration.
Tables set for the celebration.
A replica of the traditional Dia de los Muertos altar (ofrenda).
A replica of the traditional Dia de los Muertos altar (ofrenda).
A replica of the traditional Dia de los Muertos altar (ofrenda).
Appetizers fit for a Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Appetizers fit for a Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Appetizers fit for a Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Interior designer, author, product designer and makeover television personality Libby Langdon of Libby Interiors, Inc. with Kelly Edwards of Editor at Large
Interior designer, author, product designer and makeover television personality Libby Langdon of Libby Interiors, Inc. with Kelly Edwards of Editor at Large
Interior designer, author, product designer and makeover television personality Libby Langdon of Libby Interiors, Inc. with Kelly Edwards of Editor at Large
The giant Dia de los Muertos parade was held before dinner.
The giant Dia de los Muertos parade was held before dinner.
The giant Dia de los Muertos parade was held before dinner.
The menu was a traditional Dia de los Muertos feast
The menu was a traditional Dia de los Muertos feast
The menu was a traditional Dia de los Muertos feast
Guests enjoy the  dinner and presentation of the authentic menu.
Guests enjoy the dinner and presentation of the authentic menu.
Guests enjoy the dinner and presentation of the authentic menu.
Colorful tabletop and sugar skull favors during Thompson Traders’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Colorful tabletop and sugar skull favors during Thompson Traders’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Colorful tabletop and sugar skull favors during Thompson Traders’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.
The altar included a photo of Alejandra Thompson’s parents
The altar included a photo of Alejandra Thompson’s parents
The altar included a photo of Alejandra Thompson’s parents
Dia de los Muertos isn’t complete without signature tequila drinks.
Dia de los Muertos isn’t complete without signature tequila drinks.
Dia de los Muertos isn’t complete without signature tequila drinks.
The vibrant colors are highlighted by the glow of the candles in the warmth of the Thompson’s home.
The vibrant colors are highlighted by the glow of the candles in the warmth of the Thompson’s home.
The vibrant colors are highlighted by the glow of the candles in the warmth of the Thompson’s home.
“The Dancing Men” stole the show
“The Dancing Men” stole the show
“The Dancing Men” stole the show
The crowd was treated to traditional Dia de los Muertos songs.
The crowd was treated to traditional Dia de los Muertos songs.
The crowd was treated to traditional Dia de los Muertos songs.
The servers were in full Dia de los Muertos attire.
The servers were in full Dia de los Muertos attire.
The servers were in full Dia de los Muertos attire.
Thompson Traders hosted a celebration of Dia de los Muertos at their family home where outdoor lighting and candles set the stage for an evening of camaraderie and surprises.
Thompson Traders hosted a celebration of Dia de los Muertos at their family home where outdoor lighting and candles set the stage for an evening of camaraderie and surprises.
Thompson Traders hosted a celebration of Dia de los Muertos at their family home where outdoor lighting and candles set the stage for an evening of camaraderie and surprises.
The altars are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil and  bright red rooster's combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day of the Dead breads called pan demuerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits.
The altars are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil and bright red rooster's combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day of the Dead breads called pan demuerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits.
The altars are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil and bright red rooster's combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day of the Dead breads called pan demuerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits.
Clifford Thompson Jr. serving special tequila drinks to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
Clifford Thompson Jr. serving special tequila drinks to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
Clifford Thompson Jr. serving special tequila drinks to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
Cheers to Some of the designers that shared in Dia de Los Muertos.
Cheers to Some of the designers that shared in Dia de Los Muertos.
Cheers to Some of the designers that shared in Dia de Los Muertos.
All phones were out snapping and recording the parade and live dancing.
All phones were out snapping and recording the parade and live dancing.
All phones were out snapping and recording the parade and live dancing.
Musical entertainment for the evening.
Musical entertainment for the evening.
Musical entertainment for the evening.
Interior designer Cheryl Clendenon of InDetail Interiors reflects on the evening with Kelly Edwards of Editor at Large.
Interior designer Cheryl Clendenon of InDetail Interiors reflects on the evening with Kelly Edwards of Editor at Large.
Interior designer Cheryl Clendenon of InDetail Interiors reflects on the evening with Kelly Edwards of Editor at Large.