Friday, July 29, 2011

Here is how we enter home!!

Patty at Colours Dekor is having a Enchanting Entrances linky party this month. I decided to participate. I know I have just 3 days left to go.

And here is the entrance to my apartment (once you open the main door) -

The look changes every now and then.

The artifacts on this console table also keep changing depending on my mood and new stuff in the house ;)

View from the other side

These two are my latest additions. The tea light candle holder was gifted by mom and the ceramic plate by my sister.

The console table also holds some of my books and my favourite yellow pot!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Its raining awards!

Rema and Emreen passed on these lovely awards to me!!

Thank you ladies!! You absolutely made my day :)

The rules of the award are
  1. Accept, and post them on your blog with the link to the person who gave it to u.
  2. Pass it to other blogger friends to keep the ball rolling.
  3. Let the nominated person know about his/her award.
I would like to pass on these awards to these lovely and talented bloggers whose blogs are on my must-read-regularly list!!  

Sharon and Rekha of The Key Bunch
Prachi of Purple Homes
Sarika of Kraftaria
Brinda of Diaper Dreamz

Please ignore if yours is a award-free blog. Happy blogging!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kalamkari Coasters and wine glass charms

I love putting together stuff at home to create different sets.... (art direction calling??? Just kidding. I have a long way to go in that direction) and then clicking pictures.
Here is a recent one that I did over the weekend. 

Lets get some colour in -

I picked these beautiful coasters at an exhibition recently.
These are hand-painted Kalamkari fabrics made into coasters by laminating on top. They are made by artisans of the DRRT - Dwaraknath Reddy Ramanarpanam Trust based in and around the villages of Srikalahasthi, AP, India. They use eco-friendly natural vegetable dyes extracted from bark, flower and root of various plants and trees. Burnt tamarind twigs are used for sketching. Sharpened mango or bamboo twigs are used as pens or "kalams" for writing the fine outlines. They have a beautiful assortment of products ranging from apparel, bags, home decor to gifts and greeting cards.
To read more about them visit their website here.

And did you notice these cute little wine glass charms in this picture below?

These were made a very talented friend back in Minneapolis, USA. She makes them by hand and for each one she put in a cute li'l charm. Here is a closer look. This one is a purse that says "Paris" - THE place for bags.

This one is a mascara bottle. How cute is that??

The beautiful peach-pink roses are from friends. The green cushions - a gift from my sister. The crystal wine glasses - a gift from my parents. I have mentioned them here.

Linking in to Patty's Weekend Wrap Up.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Reuse and Recycle - Flea Market

Have you ever eyed treasures at other people's houses and wished to have them for yourself? (Admit it, we all do that *wink wink*)
Have you ever wanted to walk into a flea market of rare pieces of art (instead of those fancy and pricey big stores) and pick up some prized possessions?

Now is your chance!!
The first flea market by Second to None, to buy and sell used goods is here!
Their motto is "Don't discard, reuse. Don't throw, recycle."

Second to None

Venue - Jaaga, No 68, Lalbagh KH Road, Bangalore - 560027, For map of directions, click here.
Dates - July 30th and 31st 2011.
Time - 11 AM to 6 PM on both days.

There is going to be stuff from Anokhi Planet, recycled wine bottles from A Hundred Hands, upcycled silk jewellery pouches or gift bags made from old-silk-sarees-turned-into-wrap-skirts and much more!

I am going to be there, are you??

To know more check out Second to None's FB event page.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Giveaway winners!!

I am so sorry folks for the delay in announcing the winners. Had been caught up with family.

But without further ado here they are - 2 wonderful winners of my giveaway  (in no particular order) - Aparna, Nisha

Ladies hurry up and send me your addresses at
Have a lovely week ahead!!


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