Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Asian Influence

Buddha has always been one of the most popular décor elements in my home. His tranquil and composed stature always seems to spread vibrations of calm and peace. 

This graceful mudra (gesture) of Buddha’s hand pointing towards heaven symbolizes offering a way of peace and enlightenment. We found this wonderful piece at World Market and at once knew I had to have it.

The hand mudra together combined with the wild chicory flowers equates to nothing less than an exotic setting. To appreciate the splendor of these bright blue beautiful flowers one would have to wake up early cause once the sun is up the flowers  tend to close up for the rest of the day! Yup, I woke up early and didn't regret it one bit.  Researching about this common Virginia wildflower reveals that it has an ancient past and was used in cooking in Europe as the leaves bitterness is appreciated in certain cuisines. The plant also has medicinal properties.

A few sprays of these beautiful flowers transformed the coffee table at my place. The magic of fresh flowers is indisputable. Enjoy your long weekend and do drop in again on more of modest joys of life !!!! 

(Images clicked by Sruthi Singh).   

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  1. So glad I stopped by. Thank you for your lovely comment about My Dream Canvas. I love the beautiful pictures of your home. Stay in touch. Anu

  2. Do send me a few images of your home on anuseattle@gmail.com. I would love to feature your home if you are interested :)

  3. Thank you Anu, this is flattering. I would love that and would definitely keep in touch.

  4. Thank you for stopping by Anu. This is flattering. Would love to keep in touch and will definitely take you up on the offer:)

  5. Super! Love the pictures and the information in the blog:) Waiting to read your next blog x

  6. Thank you Sun and Neha, it's very encouraging.

  7. Just the person/blog I wanted! I was looking for someone who could show me how to decorate my house in te US with Indian style! :) Along with Anu and Rang Decor, I can now add you to my list!


    1. Thank you for the kind words Roshni.................I simply adore Anu and Arch. Hope to see you here often .....


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