Thursday, July 31, 2008

Shine on...

...Indian traditional vessels. I love traditional Indian vessels.
Everytime I visit my mother, I always admire her super shiny kitchen with open shelves lined with stainless steel containers, tumblers and bowls in various sizes. In my kitchen I love having a fusion of traditional Indian vessels as well as ceramic, glass & airtight containers for convenience of microwaving, refrigeration & storing. The aquaguard water ( purified) water is stored in a huge stainless steel 'matka'. The stainless steel plates with rims are ideal for runny gravies:-) I even carry my huge tiffin carrier for picnics... If you want to get a little creative why not use them as decorative pieces?
A lassi tumbler makes a lovely vase for a bunch of roses, float some flowers in a 'Paraat' or plate.
Remember the Diwali Decorating Ideas on Rang Decor about using 'Idli Plates' for decoration?
Some latest international trends in decorating include a lot of Indian traditional vessels....From Tine K HomeFrom Madam Stoltz catalogue
So bring it on...enjoy your simple but lovely stainless steel vessels:-))

16 comments:

Paavani said...

this a good collection of stainless steel ideas.
And when Art d nox And Magppie are selling designer stuff at such a high price
why not take out the old steel and let it SHINE

www.paavani.in/blog

SilenceKilled said...

I just happen to land to ur blog, while blog hopping..And I simply love the pictures... It was quite strange to find so many similarities with you... Even I love tea, I feel, pottery making is simply magic that transforms mud to beautiful piece of art, love ceramic stuff, silver jewellery...
Awesome Blog!

shula said...

I actually saw a tiffin wallah delivering in Melbourne the other day, for the first time ever.

I made me inexplicably happy.

bhumika said...

Its amazing how the simplest of things around can actually be so artistic. i love brass vessels - they are very popular here in gujarat.

and loved the new masthead :)

megha punater said...

lovely blog arch,masthead is soo good.i have few of these pieces which i got from my mom.i use the brass lotas as vases sometimes.
very inspiring post.....:)

masalamagic said...

very cute ideas. I love traditional cookware too... love your banner - love the look of those ladles!

tusen said...

Oh, they can be very decorative :) It's funny to see the name of the big water container - matka means mother in Polish :)

Ruthie Haokip said...

I love the tiffin boxes. Used to have a few but passed them on to friends and such. I miss them! :)

mondo cherry said...

I loved the photos and ideas in this post. I wil be on the lookout for some traditional Indian containers now.
Thanks
Clare

Shireena said...

I too have an obsession with ethnic containors and coming up with interesting ways to use them. In my bathroom I use small Indian metal vessel for all my make up brushes. It is a great organizor and it looks attractive.
The photos are lovely here as always. The shadows created are interesting.
Take care!
:)

Anonymous said...

brilliant site... makes me feel so good.. I hope that I can have a home like yours someday!!!
you have a great eye for beauty in everyday life!
*applause*

Alpa said...

I completely agree with you, I think traditional indian containers with their handmade designs are so alluring. I love all mine and am constantly on the lookout for more! Your pictures are so awesome, esp the first.

Tartelette said...

I can't believe I *just* found your site..through Flickr. Amazing photography and eye for composition!

Anaka said...

The masthead looks great! I think it's interesting to see how different colour combinations with metal give you a cold or a warm feel. Like the masthead has a warm feel, but the last picture with the purple (brinjal) and the silver/steel look almost transports you to a cold place.

Lorie M. said...

So delightful! Your blog is really a work of art. Love it. I'm hungry now, though..:-)

Sagar said...

I love the header!