Tuesday, July 12, 2011

La Mariposa

Mariposa drawing
La Mariposa Tile
Paper Placemats
Coffee & Candy
One of our favorite places to eat in downtown Queretaro is called La Mariposa.
It has been open since the 1940s. It serves traditional Mexican food and sweets
in a very laid back diner type atmosphere. The boys love eating there.
I made that drawing while waiting for our food, inspired by the vintage wallpaper :)

25 Lovely Comments:

Blogger karolien's creations said...

I really LOVE everything about butterflies!! And I like the spanish name 'mariposa'. If I make a drawing myself, it's all about mariposa's too. Or if I ever start a shop I want to integrate 'mariposa' in the name and my work. Your post came at the right time for me and made me smile.

7/12/2011 2:32 PM  
Blogger isabelle said...

that looks like a lovely place to eat. i like how they keep the old charm!

7/12/2011 2:50 PM  
Blogger Karin Schikorr said...

Qué bonito lugar!! tiene mucho encanto y lo que más me ha gustado es lo de "DAmas"... le dá categoría a tener que pasar al servicio!! y con esa letra tan bonita... Entiendo que les guste ir... y la baldosa hidraulica es preciosa!! Debería haber más lugares con ese encanto retro!

7/12/2011 3:48 PM  
Blogger Jorgelina said...

Que lugar divino!!
Me gustaria ir...todo es adorable.

7/12/2011 4:12 PM  
Anonymous wilme said...

mmm, yummy, that looks like such an inspiring place to eat! and draw! And to be in business for that long is quite an accomplishment! Wonderful post :)

7/12/2011 6:01 PM  
Blogger Gifts of Creation said...

very nice! I doodle wherever I am too!

7/12/2011 7:13 PM  
Blogger mc said...

Que maravilla!

7/12/2011 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Vera said...


7/12/2011 10:44 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Fabulous.......can it be an embroidery pattern?

7/13/2011 1:04 AM  
Blogger Leonie said...

That looks gorgeous - both your drawing and the décor at this café.

I wish you'd write on how you sketch and draw (and paint!) - I'd read/buy it! :)

7/13/2011 1:11 AM  
Blogger ibb said...

Parece un lugar muy acojedor y perfecto para cenar.
Yo suelo dibujar mientras espero pero si los manteles son de papel, sobre ellos, y allá se quedan. No tan bonitos como los tuyos, evidentemente.

7/13/2011 2:53 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

I really love your blog - you have such creative and unique work - simple yet beautiful - can you please tell me what camera you use - your photo skills are incredible - and if you don't mind stop by my blog and follow if you want to TFS

7/13/2011 7:15 AM  
Blogger Leen’s said...

very nice! I like the vintage wallpaper and the pattern in the tiles. It looks like a lovely place to eat and draw. And of course your drawing is lovely too, as always!

7/13/2011 8:10 AM  
OpenID Cozy Memories said...

oh my, how beautiful ! I love that retro, old fashion atmosphere ... I would have loved to be there with you, and at your table, see you draw that amazing drawing.

7/13/2011 2:14 PM  
Blogger amber heagerty said...

...love your drawing! What a fun inspiration time 8)

7/13/2011 6:56 PM  
Anonymous lorena said...

Me encanta el sitio. El papel de la pared y los azulejos del suelo, preciosos!

7/14/2011 7:03 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Love your drawings . My mom does pen and ink and she really loves your work too. She's in her eighties and she brings over a few sketches a week for me to post on her etsy site. If you like you can see her work at "jodidoodles" . Just between you and me she would be thrilled if you left a comment. Thanks

7/15/2011 12:37 PM  
Blogger Tati Tesch said...

So nice!

7/15/2011 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mi Mama me llevaba a este lugar a tomar limonadas por ahi de los 70's. Es fantastico que todavia siga ahi y que mamas todavia lleven a sus hijos. Mil gracias por compartir tus fotos y notas.

7/18/2011 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Rosali said...

Efectivamente "La Mariposa" es un lugar que debes visitar en Querétaro, mañana 25 de Julio es aniversario de la Fundación de la Ciudad, imagina como estará el lugar de frecuentado. Saludos desde Puebla, México.

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