Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A little itty-bitty wish list for Diwali!

Diwali is here! This is the one time of the year, that I like to pull out all my traditional stuff out of the cupboards and use them to create a more traditional look. My home is not ethnic at all. That's not my style. I love some ethnic stuff, but don't want my home to be full of it, that's all. I love to have an eclectic mix of contemporary, country, sleek and graphic styles in my home. At one time one only used to find products and homes with a very one-dimensional ethnic Indian look, but now many designers and artists have become so creative in taking something so ethnic and Indian and giving it a contemporary twist. Now, that's totally my style! Well, anyways, I got started thinking about all this, since there is a fab giveaway at Patricia's blog Colours Dekor brought by Shopo, one of the upcoming online shopping sites that specializes in modern Indian crafts and artifacts.

So here are a few things on my wish list of Diwali decor!

This striking patchwork kantha cushion cover from Anek Designs
 
This red charger plate from Elan
 
This Vintage Rose Tray from Artnlight

12 comments:

GB said...

Love Kanika's pillows too! Such a fresh twist on the classics.

Hope you have a lovely Diwali with your family, Shalini!

Shanthi said...

Love that red charger plate. Would suit well the festive season. Happy Diwali Shalini

Reading (and chickens) said...

Ooh, I love that red plate!

shilpa said...

i'd like the tray, too :)

i thought i loved a lot of the list there! btw, i am all about colour in decorating :)

Shalini said...

Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed looking through the sellers at Shopo. So much interesting stuff and that free shipping offer is so tempting.

Haddock said...

Like that Kantha cushion cover.
And a happy Diwali to you too.

Audrey said...

Thanks for the link! it's definitely a interesting twist... i want the red plate too :)

Shalini said...

Thanks Haddock and Audrey!

Patricia Torres said...

Happy Diwali.. Shalini.. Hope you, the little one.. and all the family.. had a lovely Diwali..

I love.. love your wish list.. Kanika rocks.. and so does Vineeta.. There is just so much at shopo.. took me a few hours to shortlist my list. :-)

Good luck..

Shalini said...

Patrica, yes it took me quite a while to whittle my list down too :-))

Yes, Diwali was good....nowhere as grand as you do it though!

vineeta said...

Wow. I never saw any of this earlier. Glad I'm browsing your blog :) It just gets more and more rewarding :)

Shalini said...

Vineeta, I didn't win :-(, so one of these days I'll be coming around to buy it I suppose :-)

Lol, rewarding for me too...to see so many comments ;-)