Nov 30, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up ....!!

     The weekend was totally dominated by shopping... shopping... and shopping... My mom was here on a week long visit, so we went on a shopping spree...;-) ...!!

We visited my favorite decor store that they set up exclusively during the christmas season and I came back home with these....

Then we went to a stained glass exhibition by Padma Ashok who has been working in the area for over 25 years... - Well, her designs were impressive and unique... especially her 3D designs of butterflies and birds were awesome... !!

Hope you all too had a great weekend ...!! ;-) ;-)

I am linking this post to Patty's Weekend Wrap Up party here..!!

Nov 27, 2010

Gardening in Small Spaces - Crown of Thorns ....!!

     The crown of thorns plant commonly known as the Christ plant is an attractive  thorny succulent with bright green tear-shaped leaves that produces a cluster of flowers in red, pink, yellow colors. This is  one of my ever-time favorite plants, and is extremely easy to grow and maintain.

Cheerful Crown of Thorns at my balcony garden ...!!

I have grown them at my balcony in a medium sized pot layered with soil and some manure. The plant needs watering only when the soil becomes dry - so take care not to over-water it. Because of the long spines that are found in the plant, always take care while handling the plant.

Adding some more pictures from my parent's terrace garden ... !!!



Have a great weekend everyone !!! ;-) ;-)

Nov 25, 2010

Serve with Style - 2

 A simple idea to brighten up your day with flowers... 
or bring a smile on your loved one's face... 

Have a great day !!!

Nov 24, 2010

Kian - Lifestyle Within Reach !!

"Kian is not just about's about inspirational lifestyle..." - This is the motto of Kian, the furniture and accessories shop that is located in Chennai. Well, I would say that definitely their design styles were artistic, impressive and inspirational too...

  Classic designs with a contemporary twist....!!
mm... I just fell in love with this space....- the flowers and 
the white curtains - sheer magic....!!!
This wicker furniture is my favorite....!!!

Unusual Design Style of Kian ...!!

 Trendy and colorful...vases..!!
Picturesque display of spices in glass jars...!!

Quality and excellence always comes with a price - If you are a person who will not compromise on both then Kian may be the right choice for you...!!!

Nov 4, 2010

Happy Diwali...!!

A simple and elegant decor - Arranging tea light candles in a curved pattern....!!

Happy  DEEPAVALI everyone....!!

Nov 3, 2010

Table Centerpieces for this Diwali...!

Wish you all a very happy Diwali !!!
Celebrate this diwali with a lot of lights..  flowers ... and lots and lots of happiness.... 

Tea-lights and flowers arranged on a place-mat...!!

 I have added a few pebbles to give a natural look ....!!!

  A flower shaped bowl arranged with some flowers floating in water...!!!

Placing some tea-light candles here and there... adds to the charm...!!!

Small variations of the same arrangement....!!

I am linking this post to the blog parties conducted at The Key Bunch and my own blog... !!!

The bamboo place-mat (Rs.55) ,flower-shaped bowl (Rs.45)  and tea-light holders(comes in a set of 4 for Rs.125) were purchased from Home Center,LifeStyle,Chennai.