Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Looking for trends for 2011 then look into our Indian kitchens

As usual weekend was hectic . Friday evening saw me cooking dinner for 6 very smart very intelligent guys from India doing post docs here in Norway. It is really impressive how our people are doing so well in all spheres. The challenge was I had to cook without onion and Garlic. Hmmmm….. that was critical but with help from googly and other friends over phone I managed J. Saturday was better J, as we were invited to a farewell dinner to the Indian ambassador who is leaving soon. Then came a lazy Sunday morning where I was still in bed and contemplating whether to go or not to this Gift and Interior Messe - Wait wait u did not read it correctly. It is not a mess – it is Messe – meaning exhibition to which I got an invitation. Thank my stars I made a right decision to head there and now I am rich with 400 pictures and enriched with the Trends for Spring Summer 2011. If you need any advice – I am available on the hot line J. Ok I will just give a sneak peak and I am sure thru’ many many posts I will dump out these pics to you all.
Oh MY where are all those white metal basins we had in India. I have to give a call asking them to save one for me.
For long I longed to have one of this dhood dabba from India . Thank god I got one without the hassles of transporting it.
Handi’s – again the imagination of these people for interior d├ęcor is unimaginable. In my next trip to India instead of looking at the shops I am going to go house hunting looking for things that can handle my flowers , my candles and things that can come to my consoles.
Made in India East meets west
Loved this vase and makes a very good centre piece for dining table
Love this elephant. Can anyone tell me where we can get this in India ?
Linking into the Weeekend Wrap Up
~ Shanthi

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this for me patty. I know you are very busy these days. May be soon I should get my own blog up and going :-)

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  2. Lovely figurines and lanterns...

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  3. Oooh Shanti, I am so J..I wish I was there too..Hey, that Doodh Dabba with the tap is one cool idea, I have a feeling I am going to copy it shamelessly :)..Gr8 post!

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  4. The dhoodh dabbas are so kitschy.Wud love to see how you include it in ur decor.

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  5. amazing exhibition Shanthi. between I have seen similar wooden elephants at Mother Earth. check the store next time you come down...you wont be disappointed.

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  6. awesome finds Shanthi. The doodh dabba with the tap is beautiful.

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  7. Loved the vase with red flowers. Cool post!!

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  8. Thank U Thank U all. Now I can't wait to post my other finds . Stay tuned.... :-)

    Thanks sayantani I will check mother earth next time.

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  9. Love the first two pictures, they remind me of the big cement tubs we have in our villages. The white centerpiece vase is beautiful.. Would look perfect over a fireplace mantle.

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  10. Love the first two pictures, they remind me of the big cement tubs we have in our villages. The white centerpiece vase is beautiful.. Would look perfect over a fireplace mantle.

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  11. Wow! What a fantastic post Shanthi! I loved the virtual tour and wish I had been there too... Can't believe you now own a doodh dabba!!!!

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