Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Hello my sweets! How are you? I've had a very productive weekend--we finally tackled the "junk room" where every wayward box had landed following our epic move this summer. The room is beginning to look like a room again, and though there's still TONS to be done, at least we can now navigate our way around it (yes, it was standing room only! NOT for the faint of heart! :D) Do you have such spaces in your home? --the dumping ground where everything that may-come-in-handy "someday" goes to rest? I feel the tone of this past week has been "get it done" and that's such a relief! My handsome handy man (a.k.a the husband) patiently put up the artwork and pictures, and it's beginning to look a lot like home around here! :)

Moving on, I thought you'd like to see some pretty pictures I took this afternoon. Earlier this week, I'd won this table runner from Saffron Marigold over at Christine's blog, Bijou and Boheme (if you don't read it yet, you absolutely must check it out--it's chock-full of eye candy!). I just wanted to take some pictures as a thank you to both Christine and to the team at Saffron Marigold. The runner turned out to be even better than it appears online--for one, it had that subtle scent that I've always associated with hand-block printed textiles (do you know what I'm talking about?--it's like that old book smell, very indefinable but laden with memories? If you have no idea what I'm prattling on about, let's just say it's nice, kind of the opposite of chemical fumes.) Sorry to go all weird on you! :)

I also loved the weight of the runner: it has a nice sturdy backing to ensure that it stays in place. Very nicely made. This was a freebie, won in a giveaway, but I'm sure I'll go back to Saffron Marigold as a paying customer in the future. (In case you're wondering, I wasn't asked or paid to write these things--I just liked what I saw and I thought it would be nice to give an honest review.)

Full disclosure: These photos are kind of totally "staged" --I took them in my living room because of the better lighting in there. In the picture: Ruby Kilim table runner, goddess Lakshmi wooden block, my mom's necklace and some random shells and pebbles.
Another view:

So. How did your weekend go?




11 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that runner Gagan, how cool to win that...now why don't I win goodies like that:):)

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  2. lovely runner.even i love it.lovely to win something like this...enjoy your days..

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  3. congrats on winning that gorgeous piece Gagan. the weekend wasnt good for me...am all teary eyed right now from sneezing atleast million times since morning.

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  4. It looks lovely, especially contrasted with the bright green fern.

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  5. Yay Gagan! So glad you won that! Looks fabulous!

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  6. Lovely runner... !! Congrats on the win !!

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  7. Very pretty runner, G. Gratz!

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  8. Lovely runner... pretty color. Looks beautiful with the white shell and the pearl necklace.

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  9. Lucky you to win that runner :) I liike your Goddess wooden block, good find!

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  10. I know what you mean about the smell...I love it too!! Very pretty runner!

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  11. Congrats! Love that Runner and the Goddess block. Have a nice week ahead Gagan.

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