ChalkBoard Gyan

ChalkBoards add spunk in life! Especially, I love the way vintage chalkboards can be used as a human connect. I was lucky to have discovered a 35 year old chalkboard during a major cleaning up act at home.  The little gyan on the chalk board never fails to bring a smile on our faces.

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Designer Rangoli Stickers

Rangolis with a modern twist. Yeah! I’m liking these designer stickers ; they offer myriad opportunities to decorate your houses. Go, give it a try,  this festive season.

Designer Rangoli Sticker

Designer Rangoli Sticker

These stickers were hand-made by a friend of mine in Bangalore. Looks good ain’t it?

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Antique Cheer – The famed Coffee Filter

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antique-coffee-filter

Raided my Grandma’s cupboard & lo! got this wonderful piece of old Coffee-Filter. The brass coffee filter is a cool decor item; spreads beauty & charm around. Instead of dumping old utensils in the attic, try using it as a show piece, helps re-kindle old sweet memories, too.

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Anjali Design

Anjali Venkat from Anjali Design works the hell out of Glass among other materials. The instant I saw the Kabadiwali – horizontal green glass – holder, I became a fan of her art work.

Follow Anjali Design in Facebook. Loads of photos are in there – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anjali-Design/193720416064

Green Glass

Green Glass

Bubbles

Glass Hanger - It's on my Wish List

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Antique Decor Utensil from Tamilnadu

The obsession with antique utensils continue… Managed to get hold of my GrandMa’s every-day-use – Paruppu Sombu. In the days of fire-wood stove, Paruppu Sombu was the utensil which was used to cook the dal (paruppu). It could withstand heat for a longer period of time.

In today’s world, it can be used as a good decor -piece . It adds a certain vintage look to a corner.

Antique- utensil-paruppu-sombu

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Home Tour – 1

Came across this lovely home tour in apartment therapy.  Its really a riot of colours but a there is a soothing feel along.

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Home-Tour- chennai-decor

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Terracotta Garden Elephants

Want to add a zing to your regular potted plants? – go ahead & add Terracotta Miniatures. The elephants enrich the entire garden look and enhance the earthen feel.

Our balcony plants gotta new company!

Terracotta minatures - Elephant

 

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Candles, Diyas, Light, Happiness..

Light a lamp & the mood changes instantly. For Good.
Play with the candles, diyas, traditional vilakkus and brighten up the regular corners of your house.

candleGot a small glass utility in Lifestyle & it worked like a charm, when I placed a small candle in it.

 

 

 

Add Flowers to usher in grandeur to simple mud lamps setup.

seven-lamps


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Ahilya Fort – MadhyaPradesh

Wow! Definitely a must visit place in India.
Ahilya fort is Rani Ahilya Bai’s (who ruled Indore) Wada palace; it was built in 1766 – a typical example of the Maratha architecture of the period.
Onceuponateatime.blogspot.com has an intro to this place.
Wonderful design ideas in every corner..Very very inspiring!

Ahilyaverandah** photos are from www.ahilyafort.com

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Paavai Vilakku – Royal Decor

Couldn’t resist the purchase of these two ‘paavai vilakku‘s. Paavai Vilakku (Tamil) literally means Girl with the Lamp. Once again this decor item is available in copper, brass, etc. They add a royal touch to any mundane corner. They come in all sizes – right from just a finger size to really life-like statues.

Go..add one to your kitty!

Paavai-Vilakku
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Paavai-Vilakku

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