Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Exotic Influences



I Love East Indian Bangles...



Lovely Old Exotic Design Tea Tin at ANTIQUE GATHERINGS ...


Vintage Kilims at FIGS...






I've never seen a Persian Carpet or Rug that I didn't swoon over... *Smiles*


I adore Moroccan Tea Glasses...





With Tea Lights or with Iced or Hot Tea in them, they're perfect... *LOL*


Lovely Bohemian Bag by Shelly Session at SIRENS & SAINTS...


Fab Chair at RUST & ROSES... Sorry, it was already SOLD... and just waiting to go to it's new Home...



Lovely Bohemian Bag by an Unknown Artist... 



I have a penchant for Vintage Velvet Pillows & Quilts... yeah I know, I need Fabric Intervention! *Winks*


Even more of a penchant for Belgian Velvets of all types...




One of my 1960's Vintage Carpetbags...


Cigar Boxes always have such Exotic Graphics... Love 'em...


My penchant for Bohemian Bling is legendary... *Smiles*


One of my Antique Carpetbags...


I also adore Vintage and Antique Italian and French Velvet Bedspreads...


As you can plainly see, I really adore Exotic Styles and Colors... they have influenced me perhaps more than anything else in Art, Decorating and Fashion.  Drawing me like a Moth to a Flame because I feel most comfortable around Exotic surroundings, it speaks to my Soul and I connect to it at a very deep level.

I have experimented with other Styles and Colors... but I always come back to what is most True to my inherent Nature... it is intrinsic to who I am at my very core of being.  And I find that though I can part with most things over time... those items that have an Exotic Style are what I would have the most difficulty letting go of... I might store them away for a time... but I always come back to them in due time and Love them as much as I ever did... or gravitate towards them in what I have yet to acquire.


Mae gen i gariad i ti.

And today is the Birthday of the most influential Bohemian Spirit in my Life... our Mom.
 Still an Inspiration after all these years...
Happy Birthday Mom!!!


Dawn... The Bohemian

5 comments:

  1. great post as always! I really enjoy all your posts! I'm also a big fan of that original Persian carpet from Iran! By the way, Happy Birthday to your mom! Best wishes!

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  2. Hi Dawn, so many pretties.... as you know I love all those beautiful fabrics, their just gorgeous..... and Happy Birthday to you Mom!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  3. Hi Dawn....such pretties. Happy birthday to your beautiful mom.....I can see the strong resemblance. My daughter's birthday was the 4th....quite a few firecrackers, hugh.!!

    xo

    Jo

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  4. Lovely things.

    Happy Birthday to your mom. My daughter's bd is today.

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  5. oh love you and your mom(:)
    pretty
    rugs and bracelet too (:)
    hugs,Patty

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