Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Festive vibes

Ganesh Chaturthi wishes to all.🌸🌼🌸

Every year I try to create a special Ganesha corner in my home during this time.

This year I gave form to Him using rice grains.

This is my way to thank Him for all the million blessings in my life. 

The process is simple. You can take any wooden base, ( here I re used an old roti maker) line rice grains in the form of Ganesha, use his favorite flower like the hibiscus to enhance his trunk and line up the space with lamps and more flowers.

In this way, nothing is wasted. After the festival is over you can use the same rice for cooking too.




Are you enjoying the image? Tell me in the comments. Shall wait to hear from all of you.





Another simple manner, to create his presence is thru rangoli or kolam. We usually draw rice Paste rangoli. This is my representation of Him πŸ™



Some more Ganesha corners in my next post. Stay tuned. Happy festivities everyone 😊


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Baking Cum Serving Dishes ~ Nestasia

It is said that, the kitchen is the heart of the home and its not without a reason! Food binds us all together. 

The Food that is cooked with love should be tasty as well as appetizing to the eyes. Yes, half the food is consumed with the eye. Here is where companies like Nestasia come in.

They have some lovely collection of Bakeware and Serveware options that are the perfect accompaniments to your food.

These ceramic dishes that am featuring today are ideal for all your get togethers as well as for a casual display for your much needed tea time breaks.


The colours have my heart. Youthful and vibrant with stylish spouts, this ceramic plate can be used for baking or serving your favourite portion of pasta and what not!





These can be stored with ease, stacking one over the other or simply hung on a hook. Either mix n match colours or make a set of the same colour. Either ways, it adds cheer to your table.

Another one, which is a ceramic grill plate is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Available in a wide range of pastel and vibrant shades, these stole my heart the day they arrived. Cottage cheese fritters seemed extra tasty when served in them.



Want to add a good dose of colour to your table, then visit Nestasia and order yours today!

These are the other colours available. Tell me, which one is your favourite?



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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Enchancing a corner with a simple DIY

 


This corner does look beautiful what with the lights from the lamp and fresh gerberas and floating flowers. But the only eye sore I felt was the marble stand on which the stone uruli is placed. That does put me off! 

But is there anything that can't be tackled with a little DIY? And what better if it's a simple one.😊

Okay so now have a look at the next image. 


Tell me, does it look pretty now? To tell you the truth the marble stand is actually a roti maker or what we call chakla in Hindi.

So how did I pretty it up. The answer is in the following images.


Some peel and stick ons left over from an earlier project.



Chose the black and red one as it would go with the vase and flowers too!



The remaining edges were painted in red colour and tada you have a pretty good looking stand ready!



Wasn't that super easy and it was ready in flat 15 minutes!

Pour in your comments,  I would love to hear from you all.

Also, I really want you all to look at my instagram handle if you are not there yet. 

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Pichwai inspired wall canvases

Pichwai is a style of art that originated in Nathdwara, Rajasthan more than 400 years ago. Vibrant designs based on Lord Krishna's life is depicted on cloth. The word Pichwai comes from 'Pichh' meaning back and 'wai', which  means textile hanging. 





This pair of canvas depicting Shreenath ji and his cow have been sent to me by "TheArtment"

Not only do these lend a very ethnic appeal to your space but also gives a calming vibe to your entire home.

A Krishna inspired corner adorning the wall canvases.


To shop for the same or similar decor pieces, check out the following link.

https://theartment.com/discount/SANGITHAAANAND

You can avail a 10% discount by using the coupon code, "SANGITHAAANAND " during payment. 

To watch how the Krishna corner came about, check out the Instagram reel here. 

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQYap1MJdPP/?utm_medium=copy_link


Friday, June 11, 2021

Jack fruit jam ( chakka varratti)

This post is going to be the first of its kind in my blog, solely because iam going to share the recipe of making jackfruit jam.

Now, this jam is my favorite and I always thought that it is some kind of an herculean task  to make it. Only when I tried it myself I understood its not at all difficult . Ofcourse I made a very small batch but taste was just too yumm! 

Now, as to why am I sharing this here more so when this blog is more about homes and green spaces. Well after it was made , I bottled it and kept it on my shelf . That scene warmed me up. Would you like to see how it added to the decor quotient? Scroll down to the bottom. But yes before that,  read the recipe.

Remove all the flesh from the jackfruit. Pressure cook them for about 2 whistles.  Mash it well. You can make a pulp of the jackfruit in the mixer. Now take equal and a little more quantity of powdered jaggery than the jackfruit . Mix and cook them well in a heavy bottomed pan. Add about 2 tbsp ghee  and cook till the mixture leaves the sides and the required consistency is achieved. Well, there you have your jam ready!

I used about 10 to 15 numbers of jackfruit flesh here. Accordingly you can adjust the amount of ghee. Isn't this an easy one?





So this was the image, I was referring to! 

Does it do justice to the decor part of the blog? Hope so! πŸ˜‰

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Till I come up with another post, you all take care and stay safe. 

"Life is made of many ordinary moments, cherish each and make them memories of a lifetime!"



Thursday, June 10, 2021

A bunch of Singapore daisies and home decor

Hello June,

June for me is a month of abundance, what with rains in most part of our country! Rains ensure that new leaf unfurl, flowers dance in vibrant colour and there is a general 'joie de vivre' everywhere. 

The same for me is these pretty bunch of yellow Singapore daisies! It brings joy and hope. Recently, got this from our apartment garden, as it was being pruned. I rushed down to grab a few. 

On different days, they occupied different corners. Just changed the water everyday and they are sitting pretty inside a votive. Yes, no elaborate flower- vase arrangement.  Just a bunch inside water and notice how they transform the entire feel and look of the place.

Sharing images, tell me did you fall in love with them as much as I did? 











Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Home tour

This is the first home tour of the year. Home tours are always special because they give us a fresh perspective on housekeeping and decorating.

Today, we visit Jumpi's home. She has a background in textiles and also has a degree in Botany. The love for both reflects in her home. Most of the furnishings  at her place, have been designed by her. 




Then there are plants in various corners of her home that lend such a warm look. I have always believed that plants help in highlighting a given space, which is again very evident in the way Jumpi has styled them.

I have been following Jumpi on Instagram for a long time now and what pulled me towards her feed and home are the personal touches that she has managed to give her home by way of  various DIY's  A house becomes a home only when one takes genuine interest and efforts in the upkeep of the home.  Then the vibe is unmistakable.


These are some of the paintings done by her. She sure has a great hand.



These again are worn out frying pans which were to be discarded and given away to the kabadi waala but she saw the potential in those pans and see how beautifully they have been transformed!

Another genuinity...


These Amaltas pods have been given this vibrant look and does it look any less than an art installation?

Okay for some more eye candy corners...








The last image will sum up Jumpi's love for her space and also is the mantra for all home decor lovers.


Did you enjoy this home tour. Will be soon presenting you with another happy space! 

Till then, take care, stay safe and healthy at home  🏑 

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