Santa Barbara

So on Saturday I decided to head North 40 miles to Santa Barbara to take care of some business at Nordstrom and then have a leisurely walk around town.


I headed up State Street to find the Nordstrom. Santa Barbara has some great Mission Architecture.


Even the Nordstrom here is designed to fit into the neighborhood. I love the architecture of the store. The wallpaper in the dressing room was really fun and I had to take some shots while waiting to be “fitted”. When the evil deed was done and my pocketbook was highly debited and my 2 small purchases were put in this huge sale bag (too bad what I bought was not on sale), I headed out to explore the historic town.


This Lewis & Clark store was one of my favorites with a great variety of stuff shown in the next collage.


Lots of china, silver, vintage aprons, vintage ware, and whimsy. Time to find some lunch…


I chose Barcliff & Bair. It was a nice spot right on State Street with outdoor tables. I chose the inside because it was overcast and sprinkly at this point in the day. I had Harney and Sons Earl Grey Supreme, a grilled chicken and brie sandwich with peppers and onions, and a cup of 3 bean soup. Very nice. I then went to do a little more shopping.


I found a consignment shop on State that I’d come back to in the future. I thought this china cup and saucer would be a good mate to my Royal Albert one I found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. This one is Cambridge, Pink Mist, made in England. I think those are Dogwood blooms which I love. This beauty was $10.00. That is not my usual thrift store bargain price but I was happy to spend it anyway for this sweet cup and saucer.

I also made a side trip to the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Mission but I’ll leave that for another post…

I got home and found out that Dear had made it to our home in the Seattle area safe and sound. He flies home tomorrow morning and I’ll pick him up at the airport. He and our daughter were on their way to our favorite Mexican restaurnant in Kirkland because there was no food in the house :0)

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

6 thoughts on “Santa Barbara

  1. Ellen,

    It sounds like you had a FUN day! My day went pretty unproductively — if you want to know the truth, I slept a lot yesterday!!! I guess staying up late working on stuff in the last couple of weeks was catching up with me. So, here I am, blog-surfing, working on my quilt, and attempting to get my house in order again! 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Weekend! Blessings!

  2. Hi

    I am looking looking for Pink Mist dishes and find them hard to find. I wonder if you might tell me where you got yours or may be know where I could look.I have several cup and saucers but I would like to get some other pieces.. I thing they were in a tea set. Any help would be appreciated. Ray

    • Ray, I only have this one teacup and saucer in this pattern. I found this one at a consignment shop on State Street in Santa Barbara. There is a site called that might have some pieces…

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