Friday, August 23, 2013

Brighten Up My Day !!!!

Hello Everybody !!!!

It's been a dull and rainy day here in Virginia. I hate weather like this. On a rainy day I prefer to have lots of family and friends at home, lazying around and chit-chatting nonchalantly accompanied by cup after cup of ginger chai and hot pakoras ( fried chick pea fritters). Back in the good old days when it rained, mom always used to make pakoras with ginger chai. Thinking of it, gives me a warm feeling. 

However, now no pakoras for me. I brighten up my day lighting candles and buying flowers for myself. Today, it was hydrangeas that I longed for. So when I went to the store for groceries, there they were calling out to me. I had to pick them up. They definitely made up for the gloomy weather and brought some color to the indoors. 

I love Hydrangea cause you only need a couple of stems to fill a vase.

Love to watch the wax  as it melts and makes beautiful patterns as it drips down .

As you'll know, I adore kantha work. I've already featured a shop, Another World Trading that specializes in kantha products. So when I came across this Terai folding chair from Anthropologie on Craigslist, I could not pass it up. It is in mint condition. And I'm thrilled I got it. It originally costs $198 and I scored if for........ drum roll please.... $30. Now that's a sweet deal. 

The chair fits beautifully in the guest bedroom and works as additional seating on days when we are entertaining. These chairs instantly add a global flair to any room. I'm constantly moving furniture around house, digging into my stash of accessories and making combination to see how it all comes together. So today, this was the look that I was going for.

Fresh flowers, a candle and a brass aarti diya makes the rule of three work like charm.

You'll have a wonderful weekend and stay tuned for more on décor, food and " if I could I would(featured shop)" sections coming up next week.

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  1. Wow.... U really have great talent & very keen eye for decorating.

  2. Always a pleasure hearing from you priya. Thank you again.

  3. Oooh saw that chair today at Anthropologie and thought about you!!


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