Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Get "Wow'd" at Quinta Don Jose!

More of Quinta Don Jose
Tlaquepaque, Mexico

Wonderful art is everywhere!
This one particular painting I love.
The name of it is "Juanita" and the artist is Arturo Cuevas
and it sells for about $1,400.00.

The ceiling below is to me a work of art as well.
This sort of artisanship is just not seen often.
It is almost all throughout Quinta Don Jose.

The little nooks below are so wonderful. Each little "window" showcases Mexican pottery and small statues.


This slab of tiles rest over a small fireplace.
The figures painted on them depict daily life in Mexico.

Another beautiful and colorful painting showing a woman
with a basket of flowers in a basket that is being carried on her head. The arrangements of pots and greenery are
so pleasant to sit next to in the restaurant area.

I've featured a picture of this before but can't resist sharing it. It is the ceiling in the women's restroom in the lobby.
There is a combination of tiny painted figures as well as "milagros" nailed to the ceiling.

Catrina is the name of the popular Mexican skeleten character that is so popular during Dia de los Muertos. The mirror and then the piece of art above the hook were both in the restroom. The "happy" Catrina with the purple background was in the lobby.

A quick look at our bedroom shows the beautiful carved headboard that was attached to a very comfortable king-size bed.

Taking a picture of the restroom area without catching myself in the mirror was impossible... but at least you
see what beautiful tile work there is.

The modern part of Quinta Don Jose is a very large swimming pool, television with a few channels in English and internet.

I hope that I have "Wow'd" you this Wednesday.
Be sure to visit Savvy Southern Style to see the other

A little added note -- Tlaquepaque is sort of a "suburb" of Guadalajara.