Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Handcrafted Store

As I told you all in my last post,we (my friend M and myself) had put up a stall of handmade stuff in a 'fun n fair' organised on the 25th of December.our products included candles,coasters,curios,terracotta,ceramics,frames,cushion covers,runners,gift envelopes,kurtis etc;
It was a great experience.The cash box lifted our spirits and there is a motivation to do better next time.Am sharing certain pictures of the event.
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And do keep the comments pouring.will love to hear from all of you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Handcrafted Store

Hey folks,
Its time to test myself again.
Putting up another exhibition.(on a bigger scale)
Hope it attracts crowd and ofcourse buyers among them.
It will be a fun filled night with DJ,Rockband,eatery stalls and our humble stall,
"The Handcrafted Store"

There will be home accessories and personalised items too!A variety of curios and gift ideas for the New Year.
Tomorrow is the D-day.yes its going to be a Christmas event!
will share pictures of the event soon
so guys pray for me.wish me luck. I need them in tons!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Glass table decor

Many of us have glass centre tables or corner tables at home,how do we try to create attention to such pieces?
Generally by placing eye catching or handy items on them.yeah right?

I have come up with another thought.
Try placing plants/flower arrangements below the glass surface. They look nice when we see the reflection from the top.All the better if you have attractive containers to go with the plants.
I have a cane centre table with a glass top and I have tried these various arrangements.Do let me know whether it works for you!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wall art by Sowmya Sandeep

Iam presenting to you the marvellous wall art done by Sowmya Sandeep, a very talented lady. She has very beautifully painted the bare walls of her kids room and kitchen. Let me not hold you anymore, I will let her paintings do the talking...So friends enjoy and do not forget to comment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wall art

Coloursdekor is one of my favourite blogs and when Patricia came up with the idea of putting my small effort in as a post in her blog,believe me I was super excited.
For all those who are curious to know more about what Iam talking please visit the link

Also let me know your opinions and suggestions.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Toy Town

Between Banglore and Mysore lies the toy town of Chennapatna.
some memories I will share with all of you.It is said that these wooden toys are non-toxic and the paint used on them are lead free.All the items are very colourful.wikipedia says that the origin of these toys can be traced to the reign of Tipu Sultan who invited artisans from Persia to train the local artisans in the making of wooden toys.ivory wood,rosewood,sandalwood are the varieties of wood used.

Going down the memory lane I had these wooden horse as a I wish I could have been here earlier so that I could have got it for my daughter!!

Chennapatna toys and showpieces..

wooden artifacts and cornerstools..

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shubh Deepavali

A very happy and prosperous diwali to all my readers and blogger friends!!
May it fill your life with lots of love,health,happiness,brightness & sweetness.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Navratri & Bommai golu

I visited some homes and clicked pictures of "BOMMAI GOLU". Let me share them with you all.Before that let me give you a brief idea of how it is placed and arranged.
These bommai's or dolls are proud possessions of a family and handed down through generations.every year a new doll is added to the collection. The marrapacchi dolls,the chettiar family, idols of goddess Saraswati,Lakshmi,Shiva, parvati and their son Ganesha are the main attraction of the kolu which are arranged on the steps.These steps are kept in odd numbers 9,7,5,3,1.The last day is the vijaydashmi day on which we offer prayers to Goddess Saraswati.On this day books,musical instruments are kept and worshipped.To make it more attractive,various pulses are sown in mud in a tray or bowl.Huts,animals etc;can be used arround the plants to create a farm house,park or a cottage effect.These attract the kids also and they participate actively.Another attraction is all the sweets and savouries that are made during these nine days of pooja.chundal is my favourite made with chana,peanuts and garnished with grated coconut,kaddipatta and coriander.

Variety of dolls..

The lady of the house serving meal to her family..

The chettiar and his wife..

Such a cute little boy..

A village home..

A mini zoo(cars parked outside represent the inevitable modern day evil...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bell collection

Festivals have all begun!Ganesh chaturthi,Onam and now everybody is gearing up for navratri.In India its a great experience,Believe me!
During all these days we decorate our home with diyas,lamps,candles,flowers,rangoli etc;
This year why not give attention to another little item that is found in almost every second house.we use it during pujas or prayers,when we offer naivediyams(prasad) to our lord.we ring it loudly with the intention that our prayers are heard and HE comes to taste our humble offerings and bless us.Iam talking of the BELLS!!

Take a look!

The humble bell in our pooja room..

Bell with enamel work..

Brass bell..

Nandi sits on this tall bell..


Look at the detailed work..

Ceramic delight..

The Angel bells..

Bells in each other's company..I simply love these!


The famous cowboy bell..

Typical door bells.. (inside)

Outside the house..

The liberty bell of Philedelphia..

Roman bell..

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