Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Hues Of Spring

Spring has visited us, and how! Our container garden is awash with blooms of various hues and colours. Sharing with you the visual treat that greets us everyday. :)

A profusion of pansies to start with.... Don't they look like butterfiles fluttering their wings in the breeze?

White and purple petunias brighten up a corner.

Nasturtiums in all possible shades of orange line up a ledge.

Maroon dianthus blooms add to the colours.

The deep purple cinerarias look striking.

Hope these colours of spring spill into your lives as well. Wishing all my readers a wonderful festival of colours this weekend.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jodhpur Finds

Time to share with you some of the goodies we brought back from Jodhpur.

When we were heading out for the vacation, Mr. and Ms. Puppet were feeling rather left out since we were going to their homeland. So we got back a relative of theirs to cheer them up! Meet Mr. Musician.... hope his soulful strains bring back nostalgic memories! :)

When I was making my wishlist last month, I didn't realise the first item will get ticked off so soon.

Ok, so the one I finally got is not as big as I wanted. But at least the home now boasts of a 'jharokha' on the wall, adding to the living room decor.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mehrangarh Fort: Visiting A Royal Home

All this while the blog focussed on our house, that we all finally turned into a home last year. But in today's post I decided to share with you another home we visited recently. A home with amazing decor, astounding exteriors, and an amazing feel.

No trip to Jodhpur can be complete without a trip to the abode of the maharajas - the grand Mehrangarh Fort that sits atop a hill overlooking the city. As we near the fort through the narrow, winding lanes of the old city, the looming fort looks majestic.

As soon as we enter, the sheer size and the details on the outer walls take our breath away!

Wonder how they carved the sandstone in such detail all those years back.

And more amazingly, how they managed to do it at such an awesome height!

Here is a peep into the mujra ghar or nautch room of the palace.

Even the ceilings have so much decorative work on them.

And this happens to be the maharaja's bedroom. Don't the coloured glass windows look breathtaking?

And of course, one peep out of the fort in any direction, and you get to see the famously blue-painted houses of the old city. Jodhpur is called the Blue City because of these very houses that surround the Mehrangarh fort.

All in all, a magical experience as we get transported to another world, another era. I must mention here that the fort is very well maintained, and there are helpful locals employed here who ensure they guide you through all the rooms correctly.

Hope you enjoyed this special house tour. Future posts will bring you more from our fabulous trip to Jodhpur.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


We finally got a couple of my paintings framed and hung around the house last weekend.

I'm happy with the colour they add to our dining area.

It sure feels good to see them like that, adorning our walls! :)

We are also getting ready for a short getaway to Jodhpur, and am bang in the middle of packing up for the trip. So the house resembles a 'dhobi ghat' (traditional Indian laundry) with clothes strewn all over. This will be our first outstation trip after moving into this house. So there, another first in place!

Hope to bring back some interesting things to share with you from our trip.

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