Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inspired by Green

Art inspires and so does Nature. Combine the two and you have beauty all around. Harpreet Ahluwalia founder of Earthly Creations, lives, breathes and spreads such beauty. I happened to meet the charming lady while on search for few indoor plants for my home. My mom knew just the place! A sleepy Saturday afternoon soon turned into a creative haven as we entered Harpreet's lovely abode. Hundreds of plants along with garden accessories, mostly animal-shaped planters greeted us and like a child, with eyes wide open in amazement and admiration, I lapped it all up.







BeaYOUtiful isn't it?

The person behind this artistic delight was even more lovely than her creations. Ever-smiling, humble, friendly and polite, Harpreet stood with us the entire time, helping us choose our planters. This warm engagement, inspite of her having a terrible backache which she was nursing just before we had come in. 

For a flower show once, she got a roadside potter to custom design few pots for her and that was when an idea struck her. Every passionate gardener tended their plants with care making them look beautiful, but she felt the need for something more. Hence a decade back, Earthly Creations was born. Initially she took her ideas to local potters, but the need for good mud and clay led her to navigate many villages far and wide. Today she has about 40 potters, across 5 states, who understand and speak her language of creativity. As we spoke, she recalled how her husband used to get mad when she unaware of her surroundings sat along with potters by the roadside making unique terracottas.

"Love an Animal, Gift a Plant", that's what her card reads. Because animal and bird garden accessories are her specialty. I fell in love with many unique design; Hippopotamuses, Frogs, Bunnies and more, but what I finally purchased was this - 



Like it? :)

Today I was inspired, not only by her green aesthetics but also by her rosy personality.
More power to her and many like her who dare to follow their passions and make enterprises out of their hobbies!

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful items, and the peacock you ended up with is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I loved the place! Had a hard time choosing from all the wonderful pots, but I'm really happy too with the peacock!

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  2. I love those people who can marry their passion with life. Beautiful creations and I wish Harpreet all the best.

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    1. I know Jayanta! Full of admiration for such people!

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  3. I love container gardening and these planters are unique. Nature & art definitely make a great combination! :)

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    1. Sure do! Don't have much of a green thumb but I so love to have green indoors!

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  4. Following passions and embracing nature - that's the ticket! Glad you found what you were looking for, Aditi!

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  5. I love the peacock planter. Earthly Creations sounds like a heavenly place. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I am sure Harpreet will be delighted to read this! You have captured it so beautifully & what u have picked up from there is just too good!

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    1. Thank u for taking 'lazy me' to her place ma! :)

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  7. Oh what lovely stuff, Aditi. I went off to check the site and I'm glad I can order some! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Wow no? Hope you find something beautiful! :)

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  8. Green is beautiful, nature is beautiful and even more so is someone following their dreams.

    Looks beautiful :)

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  9. I LOVED IT .. I want to meet harpreet now .. such beautiful planters .. will she ship to UK :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Chk her website, hope they have the option to ship internationally! She is a beautiful person, you could mail her too!

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  10. Such beautiful creations!! Thanks for sharing, Aditi. My daughter will love the peacock! It's her current fave ;)

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  11. What creativity in pottery! She sounds like a wonderful woman dedicating herself to pottery and plants… she has beautifully converted her house into art gallery. Liked you pretty cute peacock Aditi :)
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks a lot Jeevan for your sweet comment! :)

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  12. Oh, thats inspiring - sounds like she has followed her dream and work with her passion:-) So great:-) Can see why you enjoyed- and I love the colors in your peacock! Great pick, Aditi dear:-)

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    1. Meeting her, seeing her creations was really inspiring! Thank much Eli! Lv

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  13. Such lovely items and the story is also inspiring. That peacock planter is gorgeous!

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