Monday, November 28, 2011

Beauty from India

My daughter just returned from four months studying abroad in India and the things she brought back for us (and herself), well, the pictures don't do them justice.  This is a tunic/blouse she bought me -- the details speak for themselves!



These pillow covers . . . they are all made of some kind of silk and the colors are so vibrant! 

She laid out an array of silk scarves, embroidered bags, purses and these shoes which were custom made for her (did I mention that all of these things cost just dollars in American money??)
Included with my gifts were these spices:  Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger and tea.

And then, she said, "Mom, I saw these and I told my friends, I don't know what she'll do with these but I know she'll find SOME use for them!"  My daughter knows me well --
Individually, hand-painted, porcelain knobs!
Gee, do you think I CAN find some use for these???

Finally, I will share with you this short video clip taken at the airport when she arrived from the gate.  You see, we have TWO of these beautiful girls, identical twins.  These girls had not been apart for more than just a few days in their entire life so this was quite trying, especially for the twin left behind at school!  What a reunion it was!

video


16 comments:

  1. oh my gosh the video wouldn't come up, I'll come back tomorrow and see if will come up then,,
    Lovely gifts , just beautiful, how exciting,, I was so looking forward to seeing this video, I'll be back,,,,

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  2. oh my gosh I came back and it worked, I have tears in my eyes,, beautiful

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  3. The items from India are so exotic - just lovely!

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  4. I wish we could smell some of your gifts.
    Beautiful treasures. Your daughter knows you well.

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  5. What a sweet reunion! Your daughter brought back some absolutely lovely items from her travels. I LOVE those hand-painted knobs as well. I know you'll put them to good use!

    Thanks for sharing this at Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  6. I love those porcelain knobs. Your daughter brought back some beautiful things.

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  7. How super sweet!! I have to say that that video is the best treasure though the knobs are just divine! Thanx for coming over to party!

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  8. I love what your beautiful daughter brought back from India. I am loving those knobs. I will be putting in a call to my in-laws. Those are a must have. I would love for you to link this wonderful post to our newly launched linky party. Hope you can join us!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  9. This post is a wonderful addition to our blog linky party. Thanks so much for joining us!

    Paula

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  10. Your daughter brought back beautiful finds. My daughter did several study abroad programs, she miss that travel time now that she is working full time. Laura

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  11. Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  12. OMG ... What a glorious array of treasure... I love the handpainted knobs... Looks like an early Christmas for you ... ENJOY!!!..Hugs

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  13. Gorgeous. I can only hope my daughter thinks of her father and I as she returns from a semester in France. Last I spoke with her, she said her and the other international students are trying to get items sent from their homes so they can exchange, this way not only will they have a piece of France, but a piece of where their new friends are from as well.

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