Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Walk Down Memory Lane

I am in India, travelling around and thus my long absence from the blog. I do hope you have missed me as I sure have :) After landing in India, hubby and I drove off to Ajmer ( Rajasthan) for a reunion. It was my husband's 25 year school reunion. Mayo College is a boys boarding school founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo who was also the Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872. The school is one of the oldest and most prestigious boarding schools of India. 

I have visited Mayo before, but spending three days here with hubby made it extra special :) It was funny to see grown men acting like a bunch of excited school boys. There were tales galore, nostalgia, emotions, jokes, laughter and endless walking around the campus. I watched in amusement as the "boys" rediscovered their school after 25 long years :)

 There was endless partying of course and we all returned happy and tired with fantastic memories. The  picture above is of the main building. The building is imposing and the setting is very grand and palatial. I took many pictures and I am going to share a few with you here. Over the next few days.....I shall share postcards of my vacation in India.

See you around :)

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hello There and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there! I have been missing in action for a while but I am back :) Its been wonderful......as I am spending time with family after a fabulous trip to Istanbul, Turkey. We as a family love to travel and I am so grateful for the opportunity :) A detailed post on the trip will follow soon. I took the picture above as I was wandering through the alleys of Istanbul lookling for treasures ad admiring the fabulous sights :) 

This cafe looked like the perfect place to hang out. The carpets, kilims and suzani's danced before my eyes. Armed with a cup of Turkish coffee and my faithful guide book, I could see myself spending a lifetime here :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this incredible journey called My Dream Canvas!

See you around! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Designed By MOMIQ

Here is something pretty to shake off those Monday blues :) When French design is paired with a beautiful vintage Uzbek Suzani the result has to be visually stunning. The chair in the first image is a Fauteuil à la Reine style chair. This style was style was popular during the Regènce period in France (1715–1723). 

Here's a little information about MOMIQ, the design house which creates these masterpieces. " MOMIQ travels beyond time, cultures and history. By blurring the boundaries between countries, we unite all worlds’ beauty and create designs that represent ancient traditions from the makers and the ones who used them. Bringing the beautiful old into the beautiful new, that is what we believe in. "

This venture was started by two sisters in 2012. With a keen eye for detail, guts, sense of style and creativity, they designed a first collection of furniture upholstered with fabrics mainly from the old Silk Road, marking the birth of MOMIQ which means cotton in the Uzbek language. 

MOMIQ is based in Netherlands and you can visit their website for oodles of inspiration and one of a kind treasures!

The Engrave Canvas Giveaway is ending soon, Make sure you enter here :)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Perfect Rooms For Winter!

Winter has arrived in my part of the world. Its time to dress up the home and make it look warm and cozy! Here are some lovely spaces that to me showcase a lot of winter love :)

Which one is your favorite?

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