Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sentimentality in Decorating

I am working on a project that I am very excited about. It involves old family pics and their scanning and restoration. Its a bit of work and requires patience but I am loving the process :)

There are some words and sayings that stay with you forever, sharing one such thought today! “I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.”  by ― Lauren Myracle

Well, I am a bit like that, I do live in my own little word :) My home is my cocoon where I live with my stories and my little treasures!  Our home tells the story of where we come from, and where we are going!

It is the people before me and the people with me today that makes my home complete! A bit of sentimentality in decorating is good don't you think :)

Keep on smiling and here's wishing you a beautiful day!

Image: My Grandmother's sister ( Mausi Nani) from the Family Archives!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Celebrate The Season

A new week begins ! Excitement is in the air as the festival season kicks off. I have a big Diwali party to plan and have no idea where to begin :) 

My Dream Canvas has made me connect with some awesome people both here in Seattle and around the world! I have been fortunate enough to meet some of my online friends and readers "offline" as well. Last week, I was invited to a friends/readers home. She and I connected through the blog, realized we have some common friends and surprisingly live close to one other!  I consider myself lucky and grateful for these new found connections. My family, friends and my readers make my world a happier place :)

On another note with the festive season upon us....The Shop At My Dream Canvas has some lovely things curated by me for your home :) Do check out the online store to see what we have in stock and email me if you have any questions! 

Enjoy the festivities and Happy Shopping!!

Images: Copyright My Dream Canvas

Friday, September 26, 2014

An Autumn Weekend

Autumn is here to stay in my part of the world :) Misty mornings, the gentle sound of leaves falling to the ground, the rustle of the leaves under my boots, the golden light when the sun comes out............. cider, pumpkins, festivals and so much more! I am looking forward to all of it! I have some travel coming up in the next few months. Its going to be get busy and exciting here at My Dream Canvas! So stay tuned!

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend ahead!

Image: via

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Artist Chandan Dubey

I have followed Chandan Dubey's work for a while now and she continues to amaze me :) Chandan is a Mumbai based photographer, artist and curator. Her work is  extraordinary and her latest collection has me drooling :) 
The vintage skirt table makes a dramatic statement. The Gypsy Queen style trunks would liven up any room....Gosh! I could go on and on....... My other personal favorite is the  trunk where Chandan has combined studio portraits with vintage jewelry.
I am very excited as I plan to get one done for myself very soon! Unfortunately for now I can't get something a large trunk shipped to the US, but i can get something smaller :) A box that has Chandan's magic and a few personal touches!!

To know more about Chandan's work connect with her via  Facebook.

For all of you in Delhi, you get to see Chandan's work in person at an event hosted by Bhavna Bhatnagar of The Indian Summer and Serendipty. Find the details of the event HERE

Make sure you mark your calenders! 27th and 28th September 2014.

Images: via Chandan Dubey and subject to Copyright!