Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spring Fever

During a long cold winter there's nothing like family to help get you through. Especially if they live in Santa Barbara! Turns out January is a pretty good time for a family reunion.

I've said it here before, but this place is the closest thing I've seen to the Garden of Eden.

Every variety of bloom seems to grow on every street. Word is that it's going to be a beautiful spring here. But it's looking pretty good to me right now having left the barren landscape of winter in New Mexico behind for a few days.

But beautiful interiors are in season any time of the year. And this dining room takes advantage of spring by featuring a colorful painting prominently on it's walls.

A single rose combined with some early camelias echo the vibrant colors. A serendipitous outcome of a survey of the grounds.

The room just begs for it's portrait to be taken.

A bit of English transferware dresses things up for a few shots.

The original painting from a Santa Fe artist dominates the dining room and can be seen well from a few other rooms including the entry hall.

Heirloom Minton plates are right at home on the antique table.

Beautiful rooms are always so welcoming!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 I hope you enjoy a little peek at spring too!
Ciao! for now!


I'm joining The House in the Roses for Cottage Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday 


Terry said...

Howdy Sweetie
Oh my that painting just stays with you !
While I loved all the rest I kept going back to look at this painting it is really haunting .
Thank you so much for sharing a much needed bit of sunshine .
It haas been either cold,or raining or both for too long
and I am ready for Spring !
Blessings of joy to you for the week ahead.
Until Next time
Happy Trails

Vintage Gal said...

Thank you for sharing some much needed spring. Here in Ontario everything is covered in snow. That Painting is just lovely ;-)

kate said...

great photos, thanks for the peek

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh my, this is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

Marlis said...

I so love that painting. It draws you in and the colors are perfect for Santa Barbara. Everyone should have a relative there. It's a beautiful place. I would even live there. The flower shots are splendid!

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous! We'll be growing more snow here until May, so your photographs are wonderful! :)

salmagundi said...

This post does put some spring into our desolate landscape - I call it the 'brown' season! Enjoy the week. Sally

sandy said...

Thanks for warming up my day. Winter is here in Minnesota for awhile so I have to be patient in waiting for spring and find something of winter to enjoy. Lovely interiors do the trick!


Sarah said...

Jacqueline, glad you are enjoying some sunshine. The painting would definitely put sunshine in my life. It is gorgeous! ~ sarah

Kay said...

You lucky, lucky girl!!! I am so envious! Sunshine, warmth, and spring--ahhh! I'm dreaming and hoping, as our vents are flooded and gurgling! Have a wonderful time! And thanks for sharing the beauty.
Love, Kay

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Oh what a lucky girl you are :-)) January is a perfect time for a getaway and Santa Barbara is a lovely destination! I too could do with some sunshine and garden fresh flowers about now!
Hugs to You, enjoy your Vacation!

Carolyn said...

I am sure you are enjoying that lovely touch of spring!
I love your pink post as well.

Take care,

Brenda Kula said...

Wish I was there with ya!

At a Cottage by the Sea said...

Magazine beautiful post! Simply lovely.

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