Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Boho Revival By Pier 1 Imports and an Update!

I recently spotted the Boho revival series by Pier 1 Imports! I must say, I am intrigued. Its been a while since I visited my local Pier One store as I have been travelling. I might have to head there soon for a peek! What do you think? The collection has a bright and beautiful look which seems perfect for Fall :)

Many of you have brought it to my attention that you are not getting regular updates from My Dream Canvas in your Facebook feed. Facebook has some new guidelines, and unfortunately there seems to be some issues. I would request you all to subscribe to My Dream Canvas via email. You just need to enter your email in the top right hand corner of the blog where it says Subscribe By Email. You will get all our posts delivered right to your inbox :)

The Shop At My Dream Canvas will be updated soon and we have exciting things coming up this Fall. I would hate for you to miss out. Thank you for reading My Dream Canvas and for making my day brighter:)

Images: 1,2, 3 and 4 Pier 1 Imports and subject to copyright

Monday, August 31, 2015

Under The Tuscan Sun

Hello Monday! Are you all set for the week ahead? I am struggling as school starts in two days for my kids. There is lots to do, and I can't seem to get over my vacation :) I need to be realistic and practical,  but I can't help myself :) Reminiscing and daydreaming is so much fun , don't you think? 

The image above is of the driveway leading up to the Agritourismo we stayed in Tuscany. We stayed at a villa with a vineyard just a few miles outside Volterra. The views were stunning. As far as one could see..... the roads and hills were dotted with these iconic Cypress trees. These trees are often called the" Tuscan Cypress Trees". These trees are quintessential and symbolic to the Tuscan landscape.

Now, here is some trivia for you! These trees are not native to Italy.  These trees were brought here from Persia or Syria by the  Etruscan tribes thousands of years ago. The tribe considered the plant to have mystical and supernatural powers. 
This tree can survive for up to 2000 years or more. While the other deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, the cypress trees remain evergreen. This is what made these trees supernatural in the eyes of the Etruscans. 
I do not know about its supernatural powers, but the trees most certainly give the Tuscan landscape a dreamy and mystical appearance :)

Sigh....now time to get cracking on the week ahead and get some work done!! See you around! Have you been to Tuscany? Do share your favorite experiences with me?

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Postcards From English Tea Rooms

Come travel with me to England today. I am sharing postcards of the various tea rooms I visited during my trip! My love for tea is well known to everyone by now :) Most of you share that passion, so you can imagine my joy in savoring a cup of tea in a pretty little English tea room :) 

 I am not too fond of sweets and yet  fruit scones became my weakness on the trip. A wee bit of clotted cream and jam with the scone and I was in heaven :) I took this picture of a small tearoom cum antique store in Staithes, England.
 ( Yes you heard that right ) Staithes is a small seaside village which is off the beaten path. This tea room was the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea! I felt I had stepped into  a different era as I sat there with my family. From the decor, to the tea.... to the best scones I have ever had, this place is truly memorable!

The image below is from at a fancy tea room in York.  The exterior of this tea room has been used in a scene in Downtown Abbey! We stumbled upon it quite by accident. Imagine our excitement :) I remember trying to get my kids to behave as we sat down for some fancy tea :) It was all so charming and elegant. Betty's tea room make their own chocolate. I am sure the chocolates were divine but I was in love with the covers on the chocolate boxes :)

The yummy macaroons..... my daughter had a hard time walking away :)

Another picture of the boxes on display!

I hope you have enjoyed these tea rooms. There are many more pictures and many more stories so stay tuned :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

News From The Shop At My Dream Canvas

You probably think its way to early to start thinking of the festive season but we are :) Things have been slow at the Shop At My Dream Canvas.   I have been busy with the summer break and my travels. However, it will soon be time for a new collection at my little store :)

We are taking a giant leap this year with the store.  I am both nervous and excited! As an entrepreneur, I am hoping that this is the first of many. All this would not have been possible without my loyal readers and my wonderful customers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

The image above has my favorite dahlias from the farm nearby, a birthday gift from my parents, my Grandmother vintage silver tray and a pretty lotus shaped tealight.  The bling, the flowers, and the amber hues makes me think of fall and the upcoming festive season!!

Stay tuned for details.......

To view the current collection click here!

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