Really, there is a little place up here (near Milton for you locals) where Christmas town exists. The brains behind this operation was my sister J. She is good at finding 'activities' to do with kids. Love that - I just tag along. So we went on a wagon ride decked out with Christmas bells, chilled out with Ms Claus, had some hot chocolate & cookies and visited Big S himself in his country cabin. I totally took about 1000 photos of my kids and my kid told big S that I want lipstick for Christmas. Lipstick? Really? I smell a what I want for Christmas post coming on....
Christmas tree au natural.
The lady who runs the show.
These horses were pretty. Good times in Christmas town.
Lately I've been obsessing over art online. I've been just ogling over things online and making my little wish list grow longer and longer. One of my long time favourite artists is Meera Sethi (here) and now she is back with great new art. She is an extraordinary local talent and you can see her work on her website and blog! I think it is time that I have some of her work grace my own walls at home. I would wait for Christmas, but then again, why wait?
I really get a kick at seeing artists I feature here in their early days start to succeed. The ladies of Dignify and Chobhi are incredible women who have taken their passions, made a successful business and single handily impacted the lives of women on the other side of the world. I really need to be more like these ladies.
The team at Chobhi have now launched a beautiful jewellery line "Yatra" in addition to their gorgeous scarves collection. They commission local artisans in Northern India and create one of a kind pieces.
Pretty piece "Shakti" is on my wish list. My favourite.
nothing like giving back.
Shelly from Dignify has also expanded her brand of kantha quilts to jewellery and holiday decor (ahem, kantha Christmas stockings!!!) . In fact, this Saturday she is having a one year Anniversary store wide sale so pop over and visit and maybe a beautiful silk kantha quilt will make its way to your home!