Sep 18, 2012

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi to all

Wishing a great year of health, peace and prosperity.

I am sure most of us would have welcomed the elephant head god home...I make it a point to make my own eco-friendly idol at home, but this year I am unable to :)...Sharing pictures of the ones I made in the last three years and wishing everyone a wonderful season of festivities :)

2009 - whole wheat ganesha

2010 - Raagi, whole wheat, corn meal, oats and rice pillayaar (Ganesha)

2011 - Orange as the thoppai (tummy) and whole wheat and corn meal Ganesha

I hope to get back to making my idol next year...May Vinayaka (ganesha) - Removes all the obstacles and brings in happiness, good health, peace and prosperity to all...:)

Sep 14, 2012

My Favourite Corner ~ In a Facebook contest :)

The move between continents, left us exhausted and tired. The last four months were hectic and stressful. I had my fingers crossed and was praying that my vintage collection - furniture, kitchen and decor items, reach India with minimal breakage. Though things went better than we thought, we "lost" our vintage 1962 Guitar pluck - Lane acclaim side table :(. the precious piece lost its leg. What hurts is that I can never replace the vintage table here in India. Also, the fact that antiques and vintage items are irreplaceable. (I have gotten over the loss as I write this post..dint have a choice though)

After every move, I sit back and look at pictures we took in our previous home. This helps me forget the mess around me in the new place :). While I was doing just that, dearest Preethi Prabhu of Indya Kaleidoscope, announced a contest on the store's Facebook page.

The contest....
Indya Kaleidoscope has announced a -"Take this beauty home" Contest..where participants had to post a picture of  a "Favourite Corner of their home".  I have sent in my entry of one of my favourite corners of the previous apartment in Atlanta.


How I could win!..
All you need to do :)...Just click on the picture below. It will take you to the Indya kaleidoscope's contest page on Facebook. Like the picture and leave your wonderful comments for me to win the contest :)..the picture I sent in :)

I am looking forward to all your Likes :)..each like translates into a vote and improves my chances to win :). 

PS: I promise you will love browsing through the contest folder...there are other beautiful homes and corners for you to get going :)..

A reminder: 
Link to my picture : Indya Kaleidoscope - Sudha Iyer's Fav corner :)
The contest page: Take this beauty home contest ~ IK
Contest ends : 17th Sept 2012. (thats this Tuesday!!).so pl hurry!

Thank you for the votes/Likes in advance :)...see you soon..I am coming back with a wonderful store profile

Sep 8, 2012

Vintage Love ~ Teak Dining chairs ~ how awesome!

I had written about a set of teak chairs found on the local C'List. I had identified them quite some time ago but could never get to publishing the post. And, then a very dear friend bought a similar pair and I remembered the post on TDE.

Designer: Farso Stolefabrik
Time period: Early to mid 70's
Material: teak and danish wool

source: chicagovintage blog
Preethi, of Indya Kaleidoscope had bought a pair of these beauties from a seller and worked her magic on them :)

After the DIY
source:indya kaleidoscope

Glad she bought these vintage beauties...aren't they just yummy! 
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