Friday, December 2, 2016

An Eclectic Australian Home and A Question : What is Vintage ?


I like homes that are layered with old world charm and have an eclectic feel to it! This is the home of creative shopkeepers Lynn and Geoff Clay in Australia. I stumbled upon this home home via Design Files and love the feel of it. Lovely antiques and vintage artwork come together to create their own unique decor. 

The term vintage and antiques are used very often in the blogging world today! However, I wish people would refrain from using these terms loosely. A few years ago, I wrote a post about What is Vintage! I would love for you to read it and share your thoughts!








I am scouting around constantly to find unique pieces for your home! Featured here is my latest find :)  Hop on over to The Shop At My Dream Canvas to know more!




Images: 1, 2, 3 and 4 : Design Sponge and subject to Copyright
Image 5 : Shop At my Dream Canvas and subject to Copyright.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Positano Beckons and A Bohemian Wedding

Hello Monday! I have the perfect images to shake off those Monday blues! We are heading to Positano, Italy for a chic bohemian wedding! I first travelled to Positano and the Amalfi coast 14 years ago and fell in love with it! Last year, I chose to go back there to celebrate my 40th birthday :) It was the perfect family vacation! 

You can understand my reason for sharing these exquisite wedding pictures of Kristin O' Neill and Brett Shapiro! Kristin is the co founder of the clothing Porter Grey!

Sigh....It does look like the perfect day in Positano......















Images: Copyright Vogue

Monday, November 14, 2016

Art By Aarti Karwayun

An explosion of color, beauty and tradition is how I would describe Aarti Karwayun's art! Aarti is a fine art graduate from Jaipur. She used to be a visual merchandiser in fashion retail. She is now an independent artist. I have admired Aarti's work for years.  So I am delighted to feature her on My Dream Canvas :)

I love vintage art, restorations, and objects that exude old world charm. Aarti's work brings together all of these in a very unique way! Her art can find a place in any space be it modern or traditional! 

I asked Aarti to share a few thoughts about her work and this is what she had to say...

"As a person, as an artist, I aim to be totally and completely one with who I am and what I do.....Being. Creating. Loving.
Art for me is the most profound tool of expression that comes with infinite freedom and responsibility. It comes from a deep place and it touches people on many levels ....and creates many emotions. Art is a creation that can evoke responses with enormous possibilities of what, how and why? 

In this small journey as an artist, I have explored as much as I can, and therefore take up various kinds of commissioned work to challenge myself and stretch my own boundaries. My  work is distinctly Indian in style and appeal and is available in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore in India.
Following my deepest calling and love for art and life, I wish to create, touch, and spread oneness and love."

Aarti has beautifully articulated her passion and commitment! I admire her immense creative talent and the one of a kind designs!

To know more about Aarti visit her website http://www.ispaceart.com. You can connect with her via Facebook.

Feast your eyes on her creations.......














Aarti's stunning artwork below hangs proudly in my family room! It has caught the eye of almost everyone who has visited my home :) This piece is part of the Fearless Collective series.  The series is an art project that focuses artistic talent to help spread the cause of women!


I hope you have enjoyed this post! Aarti would love to hear your comments.  Thanks a ton Aarti for sharing your work and your thoughts with the readers of My Dream Canvas! Here's wishing you all the best today and always! 

Happy Monday Folks!!



Images: Ispaceart and Subject to Copyright!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vintage Finds At MDC and Election Day 2016

Its Election Day in the united States! I have done my civic duty and voted! for those of you who can vote, please go vote!!

I love vintage finds! This holiday season The Shop At My Dream Canvas, will focus on bringing you one of a kind vintage finds for your home!! I enjoy my treasure hunts immensely! When one of my handpicked finds lands up in a lovely home.......I am ecstatic :) Stay tuned for a unique collection coming up soon. Here is a sneak peek!!





Images: My Dream Canvas and subject to copyright