Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Window clip frame

I love going to stores during holiday season.  All the stores they deck up for the holidays.  I love stopping by World market, Home goods and Pier 1 imports.  They have some neat stuff.  Don't you agree?

While I was in the store, I noticed this.  I didn't feel like spending that kind of money the product was asking for.
I didn't want to spend that kind of money.  I came home and dug through the stuff.

You know how you buy some things having a project in mind and you never get around to do that.  This was one such find from one of the projects.   I don't remember what I had purchased those cloths pins for.  LOL.  The frame was painted white  first.  Then I went about hammering the hooks and  fixed the wire

It was a very simple project and took about a day because the paint had to dry.  You can use it for pictures

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I wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy holidays

Friday, December 20, 2013

Table lamp

We are in the process of redoing our guest room.  I hope we can finish in time for the guests.

We had neglected our guest room for the past 2 years,  We had not done anything there.  Finally it is getting the much needed attention. 

I made a bedside table lamp from the ideas I found on the pinterest.

Got the empty wine bottle from a colleague.

Had the lampshade from one of the old lamps

Bought the wiring kit at Wal-Mart for $6.

How do you like it?

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Latest Ganesha painting

This Ganesha painting was done a few months ago by my younger daughter.  This was done as gift to our friend's parents who were celebrating 50th wedding anniversary.  As we didn't know the guest of honors very well, we decided this would be the best gift.  I really liked this one.  Simple and elegant.  I hope the couple who received it enjoys it as much my daughter took joy in painting it.

You can view my daughter's other Ganesha paintings here

I would love to hear from you all. :-)

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Maiden issue of Once upon a tea time magazine

Dear friends,

Priya of once upon  tea time has launched a home d├ęcor magazine.  She has a beautiful article on block printing in this issue.

You can go through the magazine here. I am sure you will enjoy the issue as much as I did. 

I wish Priya great success in her new endower.  Looking forward to Jan 2014 issue.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Weekend - So much to get done and so little time

I hope you all had a productive week.  I am not looking forward to this weekend or next few weekends.  We have so much work and projects to get done and not enough time before new years.  We all go through that.  Don't we?  

None of these stop me when I get certain hobby ideas.....I do some of these jewelry when I get certain ideas and I just do it irrespective of what time it is in the night.

This was one such project.

What do you think?  I look forward to hearing your comments.  Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Autumn harvest at Bellagio.

This Thanks giving weekend we took a break to get some R & R for the family.  Don't get me wrong, we are truly thankful and grateful for what God Almighty has provided us.  We are constantly on a quest to better ourselves spiritually.   With the kind of fast paced life we lead these days everyone deserves some R&R.

We had a getaway package to Vegas and decided to use it before it expired.  This was one of our least expensive vacation to date.  I love visiting Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.  I went there expecting to visit a winter wonderland but we were treated to autumn harvest decor.  I wasn't disappointing either.

Here are few of the decorations.

I hope you had a relaxing Thanking giving weekend as well.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Madhubani painting

 I was looking for Madhubani while we were in Bangalore.  I couldn't find anything.  When I found them they didn't go well with my pocket book.  So, my SIL  R comes to my rescue once again.   Hehe.......

So, This is the new Madhubani R made for me .  Are they not beautiful?  R has also done glass painting for me.  She is one talented kid I tell ya...........

Images : they are from my home

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Deepavali

Wishing you all a very Happy Deepavali

May this festival of lights bring you lots of laughter, joy and happiness which in turn will bring you good health.  Also I wish you wealth and prosperity.  May this year be bright and fill what ever your hear wishes for.

Images from our Deepavali at home:

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Preparing for Deepavali

Deepavali is one of my favorite festivals.   Every year I look forward to it.  This year I have not started preparing at all.  No sweets or savories have been prepared.  For that matter I haven't even decided What I will be making.  Festival is just a couple of days away.

Today I took out some of the decorations out.  Still a lot more to do.

At the landing,  I just worked on a small arrangement.

I hope you are as excited for Deepavali as I am.

I will do a more detailed post next week.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Navaratri 2013

Every year I look forward to Navaratri.

Excitement of opening up the doll collection and thinking of the arrangements is a preoccupation before Navaratri comes around.  There is a tradition of adding a new doll every year.  You may as "why?"  Olden days they were mud or clay dolls and each year one would have a causality of one or more dolls.   You would not place damaged dolls in display.  Our ancestors were smart.  Weren't they?

Welcome our Gombe display of 2013.

This was in the foyer area to extend a warm welcome to our guests.  As my kids are grown up, there isn't much driving them around to different activities anymore.  I meet some folks every year only during Navaratri.  I look forward to that.

Here is a glimpse of my display this year:

Wedding scene:

Traditional display:

So folks I do hope you had a wonderful Navaratri as I did.  Do post your comments.  I love hearing from you.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Weekend

Hope you are all doing well.

I was away for quite some time.  I particular reason, just life got very busy leaving me with very little time to persue my hobbies etc.

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend.  Sharing something I worked on last weekend after a long time.