The Warli Carnival over at The Keybunch

Rekha has posted a lovely carnival at the Keybunch! Warli in your home!

I’ve had Warli on two walls at home for w hile now, haven’t tired of them! And here’s a fab opportunity to share them :). Here’s linking up to The Keybunch party!


Warli painted by artists from Maharashtra on the dining room wall

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The dining room warli, up close



Warli on the balciny wall



I posted that quick thank you note to GB of Peacock and Paisleys and found that I had to do the 7 thingy thing too! Hmm…writing down 7 things about myself that I’d like to share has only taken me 3 full days, and of course, that’s coz of all the things I have to sift out that won’t get shared ;-)…). Anyway, once again, thx GB for the Stylish Blogger Award…

So the thing to do is – identify 7 bloggers and pass it on! And don’t forget, 7 things about yourself!  I’m passing on the love! So read on!

1. A huge fan of Brit comedy (no, no Raj hangover, only true honest love for good humour). Give me a Wodehouse, a Yes Minister book or TV episode, even Are you Being Served? and you can’t budge me! In recent times, I fell over so many times laughing during Death at a Funeral (2007 Apparently there’s another one of the same name made last year as well) LOL!

2. Love everything hand made. I think it started with those dainty, adorable little motifs that my grandmom used to sow on to tiny little clothes for me and my cousins, and later, for my nephews and nieces. I truly regret I didn’t save any of those.

3. If I can do something for someone, I will!

4. I can eat alone  (too!) and watch movies alone or go sit in the park alone. Only here in India, you’re considered something of a nutter to try these things out, but that’s another story!

5. Sooooo gald to have unleashed the chef in me, after all these years of dabbling in it and always being in a hurry in the kitchen!

6. LOVE my music! Grew up on rock (I wonder why classical anymusic, Indian or Western) never made a dent in those days!) and still love it. Now I have to hope I get  a half hour in a week to listen to 2 and a half songs! Whatalife!

7. And last, but not less precious, my new found penchant for blogging has made 2010 a very pleasing year indeed! Gotta love that!

So here’s to spreading the joy! Check out these 7 stylish bloggers!

Devika at Bangalore Kaleidoscope

Susmitha at Rants and Raves of a New Age Chick

Preethi at Indya Kaleidoscope

Shilpa at Making Masti

Sudha at Avial and Rasam

Kamakshi at Sanctified Spaces

Andaleeb at Well and Truly Cooked

I CANNOT BE FORGIVEN FOR LEAVING OUT JAY’S RECIPE BOX AND MY DEAREST FRIEND TO BOOT! Kick me, someone! Jay – here you go! Forgive me please for I had 7 on my mind and in a muddle!!!

Haffun reading!

Saffron and Silk Giveaway!

If you’ve come by Kamini’s absolutely gorgeous blog, you’re hooked, like me. Not only does she have an eye for beauty and transforms everything into beauty, she is a very talented artist as well. We’ve drooled over the art that she creates, and goodness me, now there’s a chance to win one in a giveaway! 🙂

So visit HERE for art eye candy and notes on how you could probably win one!


Weekend wrap-up, with Colors Dekor

Patty has this terrific weekend wrap-up thingy going on at Color Dekor for a few weeks now. With me, I dunno how each week blurs into the weekend and blurs right back into a busy as hell week sgain! Even when I wanted to do a weekend wrap-up post it’s ended up being last weekend’s and a bit of the past week thrown in :D.

The last weekend was a weekend of arrivals. My Chumbak stuff arrived in the mail, delivered just 2 days after placing the order. Wow.

chumbak tins

You know you are Indian because…

chumbak tin detail


chumbak paper

Gift wrap from Chumbak

Then I’d picked up this beautiful tray at Kala Madhyam. It is black pottery from rajasthan and I was wondering where I’d put it.

black potteryThen I remembered some shells and simple coral still sitting in a bag from our vacation to The Andamans earlier this year. And here they are.

shells plantAnd then these beauties arrived in the mail too :). There’s something about the jewellery that Susmitha makes, see for yourself here. And most adorable is the pendant she made specially for me! It has all my family’s names on it. Glee :).

jwlry1My trip to Howards Storage World had also landed me the cutest canisters. They came with their own chalk and all. From Casa Mia.

pasta tins

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They look perfect for this shelf 🙂

pasta tins 3So that was thee weekend and a half! I’ve enjoyed doing this so much Patty! Linking up to your weekend wrap-up now!