Friday, December 6, 2013

Trrims, Travels and Thanksgiving - Pure India!

Many have asked, 
"What is it like to visit the markets of India?!"
"If only I could travel with you!" Some have exclaimed.
"I can't even imagine the wonderful things you see!" 

In my recent quick trip of three fast-paced days in Dehli - I tried to capture a few of the adventures and sights to share with you-- just what I see; the traffic we encounter; and to see the many "possibilities" of So-Many-Things-Beautiful!

The Beauty of the Diwali festivities still cover the corridors of Chandni Chowk, a favorite market of mine!

Stairway to Heaven--- of Trims! 

I have told the story of the trims shop in Chandni Chowk that sparked the idea of Pyar&Co. 
I have tried to describe the narrow, spiral staircase-- secured by duct tape-- that leads to three floors of

Every step I take is one step closer to the amazing finds of TRIMS!
Bursting at the Seams in Trims!

The views cause me to pause,
simply giving THANKS for
the AMAZING views &
experiences I have been given.

Traveling through the markets via rikshaw-- I take in all the sights of the everday deliveries and on-the-go movement of a city filled with transportation from bikes to scooters; elephants to cars.  Everyone has a place to be on a road traveled by more people than it could ever have been planned for.  The movement is fast-paced yet respectful- honks are given as a warning of, "Coming through!" as the streets are not marked with lanes - it is a welcome path for everyone whether on two wheels; four wheels; two legs or four legs-- everyone has a place to be and people to see!  What a wonderful world it is!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Gushing with a bit of Gratitude for Gattle's of Ohio

Gattle's of Ohio-- Oh, Ogee!
With a little silver sparkle topped onto of a 
beautifully dressed bed, the Ladies of Gattle's know just how to say, 
Greetings from Gattle's with Pyar&Co.'s Jujubee
               Welcome Home for the Holidays!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pyar&Co, Tota Throw and Pyar&Co. Contantine pillow accent the warm family
space of Lara Plaisance.

Have you ever wondered about the journey of your Pyar&Co. piece?

The inspiration for the Tota Throw (Tota means parrot in Hindi) came to us via Pinterest! A friend of Pyar&Co. had “pinned” a dress as an inspiration for a Pyar&Co. pillow!  We LOVED the colors- but wanted a larger “canvas" to showcase the amazing hues! And, so it was decided to do it in a throw.

Woven by hand, this throw had a story before it even left India!  The Indian gentleman, who wove the Tota Throw, has woven numerous throws during his many years as a weaver.  So, when we learned that he loved this throw so much that he made one for his daughter; we knew this throw was special!!

Shortly after we introduced this hand-woven; color-block, mohair-wool blend throw, we learned Domaine Home had named it as a TOP TEN BEST LIGHTWEIGHT THROWS! 

Beautifully crafted and one of the softest of its kind; with stories to tell. 

Have a photo and a story to share of your Pyar&Co. piece?!  Post it on FaceBook, Tag Pyar&Co.! 

 The color-blocking proportions of the  lovely, sweet hues are just the right amount of warmth all year round.  
Tota, a charming piece which is truly versatile for all seasons.

Friday, August 16, 2013

August Inspiration: Now & Then

NOW & THEN:  Let the past be shared, again and again! Creating ways to include old collections into today's collections. Who doesn't love a great find?! Whether a modern object inspired by the past or simply taking the past and placing it into a modern space - let Now & Then inspire you! Pyar&Co. has a penchant for blending traditional and contemporary design. We selected our choices of "Contemporary Archives" from a few of our favorite shops and matched with their antique counterparts. Love the options from Maison FeliceLillian AugustPeridotShop Ten 25

ONE Altus Porcelain Pug (Lillian August) TWO Ceramic Black Dogs (Maison Felice) THREE Ice Faceted Pendant (Peridot) FOUR Round Glass & Metal Pendant (Shop Ten 25) FIVE Jasper Square Jar (Lillian August) SIX Ceramic Art of Women's Clothing (Maison Felice) SEVEN Bevelled Squares Venetian Mirror (Peridot) EIGHT North Italian Overmantel Mirror (Maison Felice) NINE Vail Antler Table (Shop Ten 25) TEN Ari Side Table (Peridot)

Share your favorite find of all-time! How do you incorporate Now & Then in your decor? We want to hear all about your ways!  (And, if you will share your favorite place to find your "find" EVEN better!)