Thursday, March 5, 2015

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Hello there! I am popping in to wish all my readers who celebrate Holi, a beautiful and fun filled Holi with colors, love, laughter and smiles :)





Images: My Dream Canvas

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Customers :)

Its been a late start to the week as my shoulder is acting up and I am forcing myself to stay away from the laptop. However when my inbox is filled with images from " happy customers", I simply cannot resist sharing the joy :)

The Shop At My Dream Canvas is where I curate a collection of goodies for the global home!  Its a small venture which has been growing steadily. I am so touched with all the goodwill that my store has generated. It is always such a pleasure to see something from The Shop At My Dream Canvas  displayed in a beautiful home.

Thank you Nirmala for sharing the beautiful image of the swan Ganesha diya/lamp in your lovely home. Nirmala is one of the shop's oldest and most loyal customers :)



Thank you Savita for loving the Buddha statue as much as I do :)



Kamini, you make everything look beautiful :) I am thrilled to see my favorite brass fish in your home!



Thank you ladies for making my day! Visit the store to shop for more eclectic finds and one of a kind global treasures.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tea Time With Maryam The Illustrator

I am having lots of fun with the " Tea Time" series on My Dream Canvas and I hope you are too:) My inbox has been filled with tea time pictures that make me smile :) I am getting to know people from all over the world who share a common passion for chai :)  I am thrilled to introduce you to Maryam on the blog today. Maryam is based in India and is an illustrator and artist. I have spent the last two days reading her blog and admiring her illustrations. 

Maryam is truly multi-talented and in her words " My blog is my little corner in the world that is like completely mine, away from my duties as an Army wife and mother of two hyperactive boys. I am a children's book and fashion illustrator, a newbie potter and a BIG time foodie. I love trying out new recipes and experimenting them on my ever ready family-who relish everything (well almost) that I put on their plates"

As you can clearly see we also made a connection because of her being an army wife and me being an army brat :)

Here is Maryam's cup of tea and her beautiful tea time watercolor which she made a while back. 





Here is a preview of Maryam's work. You can connect with her via her blog and on Facebook.

Thank you Maryam for sharing your cup of tea with me and the readers of My Dream Canvas!







Images: Maryam Hasanahmad and subject to Copyright!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tea Time With Nirmala in Seattle and Kunjan in San Francisco!

Today we are sharing tea time stories with two lovely ladies. Kunjan Chabra is a fellow blogger and avid reader of My Dream Canvas. In Kunjan's words " I am a Delhi girl who now lives in the beautiful city of San Francisco. An avid lover of colors, I thrive on pattern and textures all around me. I blog at An Affair With Color.

I have been drooling over this lovely tea tray and its pretty evident that Kunjan is a fellow chai lover :) 


Warm and inviting..............



Nirmala needs very little introduction. Her home tour on MDC is one of the most popular home tours on my blog. A fellow chai lover, I have known Nirmala for a few years now. She is an incredibly talented lady. Her home is filled with pretty things, she is also a DIY enthusiast and is extremely artistic.

In her words" Chai is my favorite beverages of all! My day like most of us has to start with a cup of tea, I particularly enjoy it all alone in my favorite spot on the couch by the window. The energy that I get from that one cup is enough to last for a few hours. Tea time gets even more special during weekends when I have my favorite chai companion, my husband around. We take  ten minute tea breaks by the kitchen island in the middle of a busy day. We particularly enjoy our chai in Kulhads (terracotta cups). It gets even more special when we have rain joining us…......which is most of the times in Seattle"

Nirmala's tea time looks pretty and exotic....I love the Moroccan tea glasses :)





Thank you ladies for inviting us for tea :)


Image 1 and 2: Kunjan Chabra, Images 3 and 4 : Nirmala Iyer and subject to copyright.