Saturday, January 22, 2011

Earth & Metal --Perfect Harmony

My love to use natural home decor  forces me to store/ display metal in earthern pots. I use  terracotta in its natural colour and texture.

Some Kulfi pots also  join to add to this colection. According to Fengshui earth element should be followed by metal, because earth holds metaland metal cuts wood. So following the constructive cycle I prerer not to keep metal jewels in wooden boxes.

Ofcourse.,these jewels may not be divine ,atleast they are mine.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Terracotta love

 I am very particular that any ornament or accessory  we buy for home should be one of the five elements...water,wood , fire , earth or metal .

I  prefer terracotta to incorporate the earth element. Yes , I try to follow Fengshui guidelines as well as vastu.

It is really challenging to get a desired look for yr house ,with so many restrictions ...still I don't give up.  My quest for different styles continues because  home decor is a journey  not a destinatoin and the fun in the journey is more enjoyable than the destination.

My terracotta squirrel is  ever happy because there is no dearth of food for her. those who visit our house enjoy to see my cute Koochi . Do i need to say who is Koochi ?

(Leaves are stickers which  we bought for 5 bucks.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011


How I wish to do a makeover to the walls in my house ! Staying in company accmodation some times becomes a hurdle and a husband who never finds pleasure in disobedience adds to the pain.

I am a person who tries to get pleasure  legally and ethically.  None has any problem with my wall art ,infact my little neighbour  rushes to  help me. It is her weekend wrap  up and  I enjoy the luxuary of  changing the decor  everyday.

Where there is a will there is a way.

Where there is wall there is art ....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happiness is Homemade - 3 ( Nail polish organiser)

Glad to be accepted for "Weekend Wrap up''  by ''coloursdekor ''.

 My nail polish collection changes its style of display  quiet often .

Today i tried some thing new which was only  dreamt of. Surfed a lot to buy a suitable organizer, but didn't have the heart to spend a large amount.

Suddenly flashed an idea . Let's do it ! Thank you dear husband.

We used Balsa wood piece .  I needed a tray to hold all the essentials for tips and toes. A wooden box lid caught my attention. As the tray is sturdy ,its convienient to  be carried .

Everything went in my favour . I think this is going to stay for a long.

Friends , how do you organise your collection ?. Eager to see more idas.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Routine....How Relaxing !!!!!

 When children are grown and gone ( they follow nothing but what we did ), its quiet natural to feel the ''Empty Nest Syndrome''.

One should be prepared for this stage. Not as a substitute to my son ,genuinely I love birds. With lots of leisure , now i get to enjoy not just to sprinkle grains as a feed,but to enjoy seeing them enjoy. I  dont think anything can beat this pleasure.

One can not miss birds in my house,  because accessories with birds are irresistable to me.

Birds made of brass, ceramic and,terracota add personality to my home decor, the lively birds bring very life to my balcony and energize my mood. 

Thanks to God for the beautiful moments unlimited . Dear  Life ,happiness is thy colour  !!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Gemstone Tree

Crystal gemstone is believed to be a symbol of abundance and growth.

Whatever one may believe in, I find the crystal gemtree as a colourful sculpture and enjoy seeing this on my dressing table. Laughing  Buddha adds to my cheerfulness.

I think i am bitten by a colour bug. Wanna explore colours around me.
 My policy is ''as long as u dont trouble others  go ooooooonnn and.......enjoy your life''.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Source of Happiness

Most of us seek happiness outside ourselves. We run after money,power,fame,authority,status etc. We are running after the shadows of  happiness. True happiness comes from within ,from the purification of mind and the ultimate intuition of heart.

As Lord Buddha said showing unconditional love and compassion is happiness.

When we choose peaceful reactions, we will not only have a happy state of mind.but will also have a healthier physica  life. Our bodies are like chemical factories that are more powerful than any pharmacy on earth. Every emotion is translated by the body. Joy ,love and contentment bolster our physical being, while negative emotions like anger and stress cause all types of harm and imbalance in our body.

I find my daily dosage of  happiness with quick,simple ,easy economical and eco.friendly home decor.

Lord Buddha  smiles at my simple pleasures.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Makara Sankranthi

Planned a lot for Pongal... infact wanted to decorate the house more than on Diwali  ...
..but... mind didn't accept any thoughts of celebrations .

Never mind ,if my near and dear are fit and healthy  I will celebrate festivals everyday . 

May god bless everybody with good health.



Friday, January 14, 2011

Yet another......

My Krishna loves to bless every corner of my sweeeeet...home.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Reminded of Oprah Winfrey's words....'' If you focus on what you have ,you'll end up having more . If you focus on what you lack , you will never have enough. That is a guarantee .''

Any ailing  patient's strngth will be  doubbled ,when he/ she feels the concern of the family members .

May God bless the young sons and daughters who  are trying to help their ailing parents to recover fast.

Lucky are the people who have their loved ones around them.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


How nice it feels to know that you are remembered by your friends even when they are thousands of miles
away. Their love and affection brings loads of positive energy.

Icing on the cake is that I am blessed with a ''Laughing Buddha '' and I enjoy anything about Fengshui .

Thanks a million to '' Mona Bhabhi' for finding the perfect gift for me ; a double bonanza!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kanjivaram silk saree

please save the weavers .Help them  to  live with dignity .

As smooooooth as......

While planning the things to be done on the PONGAL (Sankranthi) day ,  My list started with  ''-decide on the saree ''. Being an ARDENT admirer of handloom sarees ,especially Kanchivaram silk sarees, I looked at them with pride. My precious sarees too are happy to have a motherly owner .I do treat them  with utmost care. After all i want to see my granddaughter  draped in my sarees. Of course ,daughter in law wont be deprived of this chance.

As i was lost in thoughts of farthest future,suddenly echoed my friend Lalitha's words in my mind.....'Do you know how many silk worms are killed to get one saree.I cant tolerate the violence involved in these sarees. SO i wll never buy a silk saree..' Lalitha puts her words in action.

BUT I feel that if we buy a silk saree that is helpful for the weavers.It is quiet disheartning to know that many weavers commit suicide due to lack of work and accumulated loans.

Let's buy handloom  sarees , if not silk at least cotton.

By the way aren't we also the silk worms ? A person who just works for an award has no other consideration and is going to disintegrate. He will be treated likethe silk worm that produces silk around itself. The sericulturist puts the silkworm in boiling water and takes the silk away. Nobodybothers about the worm.

Similarly, if you don't enjoy your work as you are doing it and if you think ,''When  I  get the result I will have enjoyement," you are wrong. You will be like the silkworm.

You produce silk but will  end up with the designation ''worm''.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jhumka milaa re......

These traditional handcrafted ethnic ear rings from Rajasthan in India are made in time honoured fashion by ancient methods passed down by generations of jewelry makers.

Lovely 'lakh bangles' and jhumkhas are brought to me from Rajasthan exclusively for me.

Thank you ,Hema ! Loved every single piece .

Ohhhh! when did krishna reach here? Doesn't He seem to enjoy this new location ?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Krishna in' Uruli '

krishna under my jewel tree... in the pond......

Krishna ,model for my photography !

Anywhere and everywhere

Deeply fallen in love with my krishna ,whynot -he agrees to all my ideas ,adjusts so beautifully that it is just impossible to ignore him.

 He  reminds of my friends affection (He came to my small home as a gift) and the set up gives me the satisfaction of being  Eco.friendly (read it as economical as well as ecological ).

Congratulations to me for not using any plastics but only natural elements ..... Metal, Sand ,Water , Water and natural plants.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Graceful Gajju Bhayya

Precious Simplicity

As the new year decision I have decided to simplify things and to cherish  the things I own .

We women are given a chance to display our talent on daily basis ,through rangoli. Yes, on daily basis,because in South India  'Muggu / Kolam is adaily activity. Men wont step out of the house until rangoli is drawn near the main entrance of the house.

Granny never allowed us to sit and draw rangoli.Acc. to her if u bend frontwards from your waist for sometime,it adds strength to yr waist and back. Perhaps that could be the reason our moms& grannies didnt get back pain like us.!!!

I tried to make a simple rangoli pattern in an aarthi thali and my Krishna added beauty to it. So turns my silly rangoli priceless.

Any idea,how much of thermocol is used to promote ECO-FRIENDLY  ideas???

Thanks to our ancestors for showing us the ecofriendly creativity .