Friday, 11 August 2017

A coffees cape with a fashion talk:)



It's easy to while away morning and evening hours of a holiday with a cup of hot coffee or tea near the bay window if the weather permits. The weather is affable here these days after we experiencing hot & humid days of summer. What better way to enjoy your morning coffee all by yourself with a touch of flash back. 

The other day a coffee setting near the window reminisced my student days in a fashion design institute at Bombay. Going down the memory lane of almost twenty three years brought back the sweet memories of fun & laughter in the institute. It's wonderful to learn about seasons colors & fashion with style, cuts, fabrics, necklines, prints, red carpet fashion, acclaimed international & desi designers and so on. Projects done on Coco channel & Christian Dior was pleasure as well. Me being a mother of two kids enjoyed my everyday home work along with them by painting and designing a crocky. The subject on fashion is vast and my mantra on dressing sense lies in the cut & texture of a fabric and also suiting ones body structure. Nothing compares to a beautiful elegant dressing style. Let's enjoy the fashion and dressing...:)  














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Thursday, 20 July 2017

A Touch Of Nostalgia:)

The decor trends in interiors and in fashion industry change from time to time. Decor & fashion houses, magazines exhibit the changing trends of present time. Also decor enthusiasts have much to look forward and speak about the changing trends on home decors, fashion etc. However as trends change, certain things never go out of style like mixing the old and the new. Speaking about home decors it is always wonderful to have one's own touch and style that is well appreciated by others. Blending wall colors, blending of furniture's, mixing the collectibles from vintage/heirlooms in decors during changing season fulfills one's desire to have a beautiful home.

A unique blend of the old & the new in home decors provides a perfect ambiance to unwind. Mixing the old & the new, at all time in fashion when it comes to decor affair. There's something nostalgic about vintage/heirloom pieces and incorporating them to your decor style is always grand. It is a kind of bringing the past to the present with stories cocooned around them. What's equally true is that nothing compares using a vintage/heirloom piece dear to you to get a unique decor. 

Longing for some change in decor by mixing the old & the new this season? Here we go ....you can let your imagination to run & rock by bringing out vintage elements from cupboard like the caskets, bottles, fabrics etc to create a cohesive design for your coffee table, dressing table, side board or even for an evening tea gathering.

Enjoy your decor splendor with your touches by mixing the old & the new in cozy little corners of your home.

I  brought out my heirloom  pieces for this post to use them for three different decor styles. 

"Havenly, an online interior design house inspired me to bring the old world charm decor with lot of memories attached.







      A old Bonsai tree tells it's story of growing in that little pot. 



The tiny little wooden box with fine work of ivory carvings on the lid is more than sixty years old and given to me by my mother. For the teascape i used it as a tea sachet holder.Placing it on a old book looked pretty. The book which is sixty five years old from my father's collection of books. 

The money box from my in laws home is quiet old ( Eighty plus years) as well. Using it for a bar decor on a side board created an eye catching display. The divided space inside the money box allowed the bar  accessories like the cocktail shaker, measuring cups, cork opener, bottle opener and a Swiss knife to fit in. The round old mirror with the brass edge( 30 years) a old buy of us came handy to place the decanters. As a kid my hubby has played with the money box putting coins & little toys. 











        The English make cork opener not less than 90 years old









The pretty sandalwood jewelry box with fine work of Taj Mahal impression a class apart . It speaks by itself  the Indian craftsmanship. Dear to us and it is more than eighty years old. It is handed over to us from my in laws home.  



            The pretty silver box quiet a beauty on a dressing table.  



                        I used a vintage bottle as a brush holder. 





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Friday, 7 July 2017

Happy Table:))))

Last year in September I did a post saying that my out door/in door cat (Tabby) went missing for over a month, I am heart broken not seeing him and wish to see him soon at our door step. There were consoling comments from blog friends too. The good news is exactly after a year of his disappearance he came back last week fragile, scared, confused with different voice and was hiding in the terrace garden. Omg my heart thumped seeing him and prayed that he should be the same fellow. Yes...he is the same guy who disappeared due to some territorial issues with other cats of the area. It's wonderful to see him  and I thank God for bringing him back to us. 

I created a happy table to mark his home coming with a big bunch of flowers, sweets and fruits on the table. I liked the moody sky too today as it gives moody photo opportunities which adds warm color & glow to the candle.  






                                                   Sleepy Cat on the Sofa:))






























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