Friday, December 30, 2011

Missing you..

A post different from the usual.I am deeply sad and shocked  by the sudden death of Bharati Chadha of ETHAAN. The first time I saw her was at a winter dastakar in 2009.From then on she remained friends with me ,a very natural person as she is ,very gentle always and an eversmiling face.I still have the mail in my inbox which says she missed seeing me the last Dastakar............I am still looking at the mail with tears in my eyes.My  love and support to Ritu in continuing the effort of craft work.

                                      I am praying for her and for her family,god be with them.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas cheer and loads of wishes

Splashes of red and green make my Christmas world.The bit of the mood at home.My daughter decorated the tree and  i kept telling her the stories of red and green colours of Christmas.The dark lustrous green leaves and the red ,shiny ,luscious berries of christmas season.The evergreens in winter and the fairies that live with them I couldn't help but keep adding the ideas that inspired me this Christmas,those last minute simple festive decor touches.Simple pieces mixed with bright colours make wonderful Christmas Decor.

All images and content Lakshmi Arvind.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Christmas Home

Christmas will be here in a few days. I hope everybody are probabaly well on your way completing the list of all your yearly traditions.Some old pine ones and some colourful patch work sheets just surprised my senses with the home coming of christmas.I really dont think I can run away from the true traditional colours of christmas the red and green..The subtle December  light shines in all corners of my home ,leaving me with shadows that chase my life away..

Old pine cones collected,bunched and hung at various corners,a corner of  my bench

a wiping cloth converted cushion cover

pine cones on the centre table

the light the subtle one...mmm

christmasy covers..

christmasy sheets on the bench

Image courtesy:Lakshmi Arvind
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bits of Christmas here and there....

 The Christmas men have arrived and so is the Snowman....Silpa ,my dear friend shares the Sunday afternoon pleasure they had at home...Some easy Do it yourself with thermocol,eggs ,red felt cloth and cotton...the bits of christmas here and there...

Image courtesy:Silpa Harish

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Decorations

Swati Seth of Color Caravan shares an easy DIY for Christmas tree craft.Use old bulbs,paints,liners,glitters,jute strings and do it yourself...So easy and so colourful.Reuse and recycle and ecofriendly too...A must try...

Image courtesy:Swati Seth

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

the Loaded Trunk-

 Founded in 2009 and privately owned by Roni Jaco of Kansas City, Missouri, The Loaded Trunk is an online global boutique conceived from a passion for shopping, traveling and entertaining. Find art objects, artifacts, textiles and other beautiful objects from the U.S., Indonesia, Turkey, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala and other remote or exotic locations around the world.I was amazed at the Indian Artefacts Roni collected and is their on shelves  waiting for its customers..

Roni makes it a point to delve in to the unique beauty and awe at the heart of each of her extraordinary destinations. She has a natural eye for art and design, along with a true talent for bringing warmth and beauty into the home.Roni collaborates with her established network of global artisans in the U.S. and abroad to assemble an online catalog of products meant to be both admired and used.Please do check out for the uncommonly cool items that can create a warm and uniquely beautiful atmosphere.

I couldn't get more inspired today...Its now that I am slowly getting back to the routine of more and more posts...get inpired and shop..

lovely ikats

burmese nats

silvery glasses and silver adornments

vintage prints of gods and godesses

lovely turkish bowls

antique silver colander

amazing range of pottery

lovely kantha spreads.

brass etched spoons
miniature paintings

jewellery boxes

feather bowls

small beaten bowls for floating candles

beautiful hand sttiched bags

lovely pillows form thailand

lovely textiles from the world
 All Images and Information courtesy:the Loaded Trunk

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Take a Deep Breath !

 Take a deep breath and they are gorgeous.Its winter time and i am sure you will love rugs as much as I love.The bright winter rugs will spruce up any interior.

The world of  beautiful decor and its my pleasure to have shared with you all.There's so much of design inspiration and beautiful photography out in this world.Enjoy all the world of inspiration with me.
that rug and the table
blues blew my mind

rug on the wall

squiggle orange rug from the rug company

pallet sofa and that rug

that rug,the room design is by Liz Caan.
So happy to have found this day bed on one of my travels.its yet not reached our home


chic style

look at who is sleeping!

love this ,the red

blue silk

simplicity of the jaipur dhurrie

love this room

I am in love,truly

this cosiness..

i cannot dream for more

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