Unexpected Treasures: Kim’s Korner in Quemado

A few years ago, retired Navy Officer Kim Carr bought herself a nice piece of land in Indian Springs, Quemado, where she built a log cabin to match the New Mexico lifestyle she had long dreamed about. Fast-forward to today, and Kim is the proud owner of “Kim’s Korner,” Quemado’s answer to the swanky boutiques of Santa Fe—and one that’s just as important to the local art community. Everything she sells is made by homegrown talent: from pottery to jewelry, to prints, paintings, postcards and more. There’s woodwork by Bob Baker, a neighbor from Indian Springs, and every artist that has items in the store works there four to five days a month.

So the next time you’re tooling down the 60 in southwestern New Mexico trying to get from Point A to Point B, make it a point to take a breather in downtown Quemado (don’t blink or you’ll miss it) and stop in and say “hey” to Kim. She’s right next door to the Spurs & Skirts Hair Salon (just in case you need a trim) and she’s open Wednesday through Saturday 10 – 4, and 12 – 5 on Sundays.

It’s the unexpected pleasure of finding unexpected treasures.