Sunday, 2 December 2012

If i could travel anywhere.....

I am a gypsy at heart . I daydream about visiting new places, discovering new cultures, experience traditions and marvel at the beauty of that place and people.I truly believe the saying that world is a book and those that don't travel read only a page.Here are a few snapshots of my daydreams:)
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 I dream about basking the sunshine in local cafes,sampling the cuisine and just taking in the smells and sounds .

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Wouldn't mind a change of ride either.

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 Getting lost in a souk  .......the busier , the better:)

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And experiencing the places i only read and heard about .....listening to the stories, discovering the times .........i can go on and on .

Do you have travel daydreams ........where would you go ? would love to hear:)

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Meaningful Beauty

During one of my conversations with friends , someone mentioned beauty with meaning . It struck a chord right away . We are all drawn to beautiful things, so much so we want them everywhere in our home , in our surroundings, places of work and worship even on ourselves . John Keats said " A thing of beauty is a joy forever".
When beauty has meaning it connects to something deeper within us . It could be the aesthetics that remind of an exotic place we always admire ,could be something reminding us of our roots or heritage , it could be the way it was made....the touch of human hands . And when we make the connection and choose something that connects us on a deeper level we create worth - more worth for us and the thing in question .
This Christmas make that connection - Buy Beautiful , Buy Meaningful!!
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What do you want on your Tombstone?

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This is going to be one profound post but seriously have you ever thought about this .....and i mean really given it a good think . I have only started thinking  about it in the last few days. It sort of changes everything and puts a fresh perspective on everything.
What do I want people to think about me when I am gone? To how many people would it matter , if I wasn't here tomorrow ? How many lives have I touched ? I want my tombstone to run out of space ....thats the amount of work i want to do ......sort of the below:-

 Loving Wife , mother , humanitarian, philanthropist, entrepreneur, artist , Martha Stewart(couldn't find another term for her Multi- potentiality), Founder of the ......Peace fund( i haven't decided on the name yet), Adventurer,Global gypsy Cruising Addict.
I haven't accomplished much yet though. But it is a life plan ....hopefully i will have enough time:)
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Some of the people whose legacy i admire is Mahatma Gandhi, Princess Diana , Audrey Hepburn , Alfred Noble and so on . There tombstone might just have their name and we all know how much they accomplished in just one life.

Seriously, What do you want your legacy to be ? Have you ever really thought about it ?? Drop me a line , i would love to hear :)

Much Love ,
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Fair Indie Christmas Market - Townsville

We would be displaying at the fair Indie Christmas Market . There are heaps of fair trade business and most exciting products participating. So, please spread the word and come and see us :)Visit their facebook page here.


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Saturday, 10 November 2012


Thought i would leave you with some bohemian-ness(not sure if this is a word but you know what i mean :) )  . I love the sombre , mix and match of elements .Its all a collective  of everything individual and original ..........i will let the photos do the talking.

Bohemian Decor
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Why I do what I do ?

I have to answer this question quiet often nowadays ....sometimes to get perspective , other times from friends or colleagues ....recently from my GP . She knew I was a dentist before and wanted to know why i would not go back . She told me they often need demonstrators and tutors for the dentistry school do i feel about teaching ? To be truthful i like dentistry and i like teaching too and quiet frankly i would make more money doing it (looking at my accounts today:)).It would be far less work than what i have taken up right now . So, are you crazy you might ask ? Well , sort of yes .I have this pushing feeling inside me to change things , to answer a calling , to leave the safe way of living.

Firstly , i feel a degree does not define me - it enriches me but does not define me .My core values and beliefs revolve around my family and being able to help , to be a contributing member of the society. Thirdly , what can i do to make the world a better place . All of these has a link to what i do some point in my life i understood that being sad , disappointed , angry is not the answer ..........I must be the CHANGE  I want to see in the world . I must do my part , to the best of my ability .

My business is helping me live my dream of making a difference - i get to draw and design (which i love) , I work with artisans in India - I have deep reverence for these people because they are great artists and work so hard  ,I often talk to them about their kids -girls in particular and hope to build a school for them......I give people a choice to buy something that is not mass produced . I get to  bring here an ancient tradition , connect spaces to the exotic and dreamy retreats.I get to bring an age old tradition born thousands of miles away  to life .I am so grateful for all of the above and i certainly would not be able to do these doing RCT's or lecturing on anatomy of the mandible .

Have you left the safe way of living?? you hope to do that ??....drop me a line , i would love to hear( or i might think i am probably silly leaving it all:))

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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Home Beautiful

I have heard,read and  seen  numerous ways to make a house beautiful . But quiet frankly i don't agree with any of them .I disagree with the stereotypical "out of the pages of a glossy magazine home". I feel no one knows the perfect real place for me to call home except me for i am so unique and my house is  a reflection who I am. And mind you my house is not clutter free , i am a bit cluttered , i am carrying some baggage and so is my house and i like it that way.My ideal home is warm, inviting , a little whimsical, a fusion of cultures , bright , colourful , spirited,always ready with a cup of tea ...........all in all just like me .

I feel we are weighed down by standards we have to uphold in order to be perfect .The truth is we don't need to ,we just need to be true to our own self .....your house does not need to be new, spick and span in order to be appealing , it just needs to be connected to you . You are right some people would judge you for it , for it being not perfect but please ask yourself -  Are these people the people you want in your life or would you rather spend time with who accepts you the way you are :)
Does your house look like you, is it a reflection of who you are , where you have been .....what your dreams are .....i would love to know what your definition of a home is ......Do you agree or disagree with what i said ?
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Monday, 29 October 2012

The design process

Now and then , i put something in about the design process . Today , i am taking you to my design files -drawings, color combos and more color combos . Drawing is not work to me is like being alive ,living in the moment .
This is not my self help message , it is what i have learnt . I have learnt that concentrating yourself on that one thing you really want, makes it come alive .

Pictures you see below are handdrawn by me , i like to try color combinations by coloring in by hand beacuse i feel it will give me a better idea of the end result .

Anything you like , i would love to hear ;)
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Sunday, 21 October 2012

A Bohemian Party

The flowers are in full bloom in my part of the world , beautiful Jacarandas lining up the paths sprinkling flowers everywhere ..............its a feast for the eyes, to say the least . I love the no frills  rustic , pretty flowery settings to entertain outside .....simple things are the most beautiful , wouldn't you say ?So, i thought i will leave you with some images to fire up the imagination.

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 Bohemian Decor
    Bohemian Vintage Decor

Do you entertain outside ? What kind of settings are you partial to?
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Monday, 15 October 2012

Would you travel to a new place every year ?

I love rooms that have well travelled written over them ,to me they are the rooms with soul . Each place or region  has a certain decor bent and i find all of them amazing in their own way . I thought i will take you to a few Spanish rooms today . This one is a stone and wood romance :)

Spanish living Decor Design           

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Spanish living Decor Design

Researching all these pictures has activated my wanderlust .....i have just got to go to Spain one day .How nice would it be explore a new country /place /city each year.........experience its scents and smells , i think it would open my eyes to so many possibilities. Any of you think like that .....a new place every year ?
Here a few more spanish inspired pics .....feast your eyes !!

                                    That dress ..................
 Cadiz Old Town                                                                              A street in Spain
Source here,here and there

 P.S : Our sample sale is still on .....get in quick see details in the post below .

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sample Sale Update !!

Hello dear friends,

Just an update on the sample sale ,i have marked out the products Sold ...  few goodies left ,act fast!!

Also, the sample sale comes with our standard  100% guarantee which means we don't process your payment till you confirm delivery and satisfaction otherwise your payment is refunded in full. This is Peacocks and Paisleys 100% guarantee.

 we are ready for our annual sample sale on bedding & accessories ! We have some goodies for you, remember the holidays are just around the corner!

All sample sale items are first come first serve …limited quantities available!!
 the issues you can expect from these samples:
*we used it as our washing guinea pig -which means its pre washed!!
*Discontinued collection -which may also mean limited edition:)
*off for color--still pretty!
*we used for a photo shoot--just wash it, its brand new!
*Mother of pearl buttons instead of Coconut ones - still pretty! 
I would mention with each product why its going for a sample sale ....complete transparency or no sale happy customers is what we like best :) 

The photographs are a guide only if you want a better look for a particular item go to our website for better pictures.

so this is how to get your goods:
  • email (respond qtys!)
  • subject of email should say SAMPLE SALE. in the email include the following:
  • describe what you want from the above list (for ex. 1 queen modern bohemian quilt cover,2 modern bohemian pillowcovers  etc) for better visuals check out products online at
  • Your ship to information, we do not ship to PO boxes.
  • a flat shipping rate of $10 shipping will be added to your total (all Australia post), not applicable to international orders.International Shipping capped at $30.00
  • we will send you a confirmation email...this will tell you what we are able to ship to you and the invoice with our paypal account. Your confirmation email is your receipt that you have that product you requested.
  • If you have any queries please don't hesitate to email me at
 Happy Shopping!!
King Turquoise Temple Quilt Cover originally $159.99 Sample $80 (Nothing wrong with this one ,just used for photoshoot.) 1 available.
Turquoise Temple Pillowcover originally $19.99 Sample $10 ( used for photoshoot ) 2 available SOLD!!
King Modern Bohemian Quilt Cover originally $159.99 Sample $80( it was our washing guinea pig )Only 1 available.
Modern Bohemian Pillowcover originally $19.99 Sample $10 ( the background cream of these pillow covers is one shade darker than the quilt cover) 4 available
Modern Bohemian Sheer Curtain originally $50.00 Sample $20 ( used for photoshoot ) just last 2available. SOLD!!
Modern Bohemian fabric Shower Curtain originally  $60.00 Sample $25.00 (used for photoshoot) only 1 available.

King Morning Mist Quilt Cover originally $159.99 sample $60 ( discontinued line, mother of pearl buttons, no interlocking)1 available
Queen Morning Mist Quilt Cover originally$159.99 sample $60 ( discontinued line, mother of pearl buttons, no interlocking)1 available
Morning Mist Pillowcovers originally $19.99 sample $10 (discontinued line,no overlocking) 2 available.
King Pearl Paisley Quilt Cover originally $159.99 sample $60.00 ( discontinued line, mother of pearl buttons, no interlocking)1 available
Queen Pearl Paisley Quilt Cover originally $159.99 sample $60.00 ( discontinued line, mother of pearl buttons, no interlocking)1 available 
Pearl Paisley Pillowcovers originally $19.99 sample $10 (discontinued line,no overlocking) 2 available.
King Autumn Lotus Quilt Cover originally $159.99 Sample $80 (Nothing wrong with this one ,just used for photoshoot.) 1 available.
Queen Autumn Lotus Quilt Cover originally $159.99 Sample $80 (Nothing wrong with this one ,just used for photoshoot.) 1 available.
 Autumn Lotus Pillowcover originally $19.99 Sample $10 ( used for photoshoot, nothing wrong ) 4 available .

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

What will you do with a $100?

That is the question a lot of people asked themselves ,thanks to  Chris Guillebeau at the World domination Summit but one lady got inspired to take great action learning from it -the lovely  Natalie Sisson . She started the $100 Change project .I got to know about this from the gorgeous Elle Roberts, host of the Artful Business Conference.

Here's what you will get from it ;

100 Daily Prompts of wisdom, insight and coaching, via email, from 100 change makers, to ensure you take action and start something special during the course of the program.
3 Live Webinars to ensure every person participating can turn up for a value packed Q&A style get together, with key change makers, and come away invigorated, enthused and on track to getting that idea, project or initiative out to the world.
4 Exclusive Video Interviews - Prepare to tap the brains and smarts of Chris Guillebeau, Pam Slim, Jonathan Fields and Jenny Blake
1 Beautiful Digital Guide - You get this at the end of the program and it contains all the 100 days of wisdom, the interviews, audios, and bonus content, plus gifts from some of the change makers.
10 Scholarship Opportunities - From late November you can apply to receive one of 10 scholarships worth $1,00 each (at least) which includes a money amount,  mentoring from key change makers and a business framework for getting it done.

$100 Change initiativeTo read all about this lovely initiative and see how far $100 can take you click here.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Stories Of Our Lives

The most beautiful things are the ones that are  most meaningful to me my habitat. It could be a note a friend wrote, an old vintage photo ,or a worn piece of cloth which has a story to it.How nice it would be to put all these pieces in pretty frames and create pieces that have stories and meaning .

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Bohemian Decor Love

side table                                                              
Ellen Pompeo's Hollywood Home

Carved Headboard - nice focal point

breathtaking headboard!

 Bohemian -Someone who tries to live by the ideals of truth, freedom, love, and all those beautiful-sounding concepts.Isn't that a beautiful cocept Bohemians and the decor that comes from the heart!