Sunday, July 25, 2010

Treasures from Kauai

Shopping in paradise...there is nothing quite like it :-) I found this gorgeous Indonesian chess set at a lovely store in Kauai. I fell in love with it and despite my husband's apprehension, I hand carried it with me on the flight back. I love the carving, the gorgeous rust color and the fact that its made of teak.
I also picked up a few shells and a rustic candle to create a "beachy" look for one of my corner tables. It reminds me of the sea and makes me smile:-)


Do you give into temptation and shop on vacations??









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44 comments:

Rajesh said...

Fantastic work of art.

GrandmaK said...

Lovely starfish! Wishing you well! Cathy

Mizzus G said...

Hi, Anu! I'm thank you for the sweet comment on my blog and the invite to your giveaway.

I love teak, too. Actually, I like it so much that I had a cockatiel once and named her Teaky. :-)

Love the chess set. It's gorgeous and all the lovely things you brought back with you. Your mosaic is making me long for a vacation or a great visit to the beach.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday,
Susan

Sheila said...

Hello Anu - I love the collection of shells mosaic. Your blog looks so interesting. I'll look forward to following it. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Theresa said...

You can never go wrong with beautiful shells! Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Such a pretty mosaic, but sea shells are one of my favorite subjects! Yes, when we vacation, I look for souvenirs...usually shells or sea glass.

GB said...

Love that chess set!! Now i have to make travel plans... :)

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous chess set! I always shop, vacation or not :)

The beachy look is just beautiful, love it! Great mosaics!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful mosaic!
I once had my hubby carry tiles back from Rome. He's still complaining about it 8 years later...but they look beautiful in my kitchen!
I love bringing things home from vacation too!

M.E.

Vee said...

Sea shells...so unique and lovely. Yes, I'm always tempted to shop. I try not to buy, but probably would not have been able to get by that lovely chessboard. My chessboard is parquet and was made in Brazil. My sister didn't get by it on her trip there and I'm glad!

Sudha said...

beautiful...i m glad u dint resist buying the chess set....

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

We like to shop while on vacation it is FUN to see what treasures we can find. Thanks for stopping by. Julian

Lenore said...

Oh, my goodness, your mosaic and photos are beautiful!!! I am such a lover and collector of seashells...thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

love the things you brought back from Kauai! I also enjoyed looking through your blog...lovely! ~Diana

Sherry said...

These are wonderful finds. I love Hawaii! I have been their twice. It is just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Kamana said...

these are very pretty!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love shells too. They remind me of the ocean and the vastness of the world.

....and yes ~ I do shop when I'm on vacation!! I shop all the time :-D

Thanks so much for stopping by The House on the Corner!

Suzy said...

Gorgeous chess set and I love your little bit of beach you brought home. I love to bring home shells from my beach vacations. Just the smell of them sends you right back for a moment! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm a beach lover and I enjoyed your pretty shells and the chess set is wonderful. You have a very nice blog.
Blessings,
Marcia

Mary Lou said...

I usually shop if there is a yarn store or something like that.
Thanks for commenting on my blog today. I'd love to know what program or camera you used on the water photos on your previous post.

Porch Days said...

The nice thing about bringing home treasures from vacations is all the memories those items will have for you.

Crafty Gardener said...

I love the shell mosaic, reminds me of my time on the beach looking for shells.

Carrie said...

Very nice chess set. Your shell vignette is beautiful!

Thank you so much for visitin my blog and for leaving a comment.

Sharon said...

Beautiful chess set. I love shells and have them everywhere. Yours are gorgeous. Great photo's.

Meri said...

I did give into the urge to bring things home from Venice, though mostly it was things for kids and friends. A couple of Pashmina shawls for me to wrap around breakables. Love the shell mosaic -- nice soft colors and I'm partial to starfish.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful mosaic! I also love to collect shells and rocks from my journeys. The chess set is beautiful! Yes, I like to shop while on vacation and bring back a memento or two if luggage space allows it! :)

Carol said...

Kauai is my favorite! It's so unspoiled and beautiful!

colorchic said...

I had to laugh when you asked if I give into temptation to shop when on vacation... I suppose I would if not with my husband. He has a strong dislike for shopping, sees no point in it unless you know exactly what you are going to get. It's really painful shopping with him... and then it's painful for him because I'm a bit agitated when I don't have anything to show from a great trip... it's the cycle! ; )! Thanks for visiting my site and your give away offer! Have a great day!

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful treasures! Love the star fishes!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments!!

Regina said...

Beautiful treasures and mosaic!
Enjoy a great day.
Regina

Moxie Maley said...

Just ran across your blog and love it! I'm now following! I'm definitely a vacation shopper. I love those pieces that are one-of-a-kind.

Olivia~ said...

Oh my shopping is one of my favorite passtimes on vacation and who could resist this lovely game board. Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog, hope to see more of you.
Hugs,
Olivia

Anupama Puneeth said...

Hi Anu, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
You have a wonderful space here with such wonderful creative ideas. absolutely love it.

Naturegirl said...

Love the mosaic of the shells..worth framing!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a marvelous gameboard and I love all your seashell items especially the glass covered i burlap and the seashells attached. Have a great weekend.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....most of all, I covet that shell with the turtle carving!! Whoa...what a treasure.


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Purnima@a creative project said...

Beautiful chess set!! the wood carving around it very pretty!!

Swathi said...

Anu,

Beautiful checker board, i liked all shells. I was used to buy when i was in India. Beautiful photographs. Thanks for stopping at my blog. Do visit often.

Michelle said...

Oh wow! I love that chess set! The beachy finds are lovely, too! :o)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super craft work!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty chess set and shells! I really like the one with the turtle carved on it.
Have a great weekend.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, how pretty and unique!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Struggler said...

Gorgeous finds! I confess, when we were in Kauai, I did too little shopping ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by at my place!

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