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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some Shelf Love

By now all my readers must have got used to me missing-often-in-action! The thing is I mostly have nothing interesting to share. Not even pictures even though there are so many in the camera waiting to be transferred. I am the original lazy bum and we dont want to ruin that image now. I cannot say if I can keep bloggin on a regular basis because well, I dont want to waste your time, and we are kind like that. Thank you,.

Now but, I would like to share some pictures. Patricia(based here in Dubai) of the very colourful and inspiring blog  organises these lovely linky parties. I have been meaning to join them since ages but I always seem to miss the deadlines. *heavy sighing* But this time around I managed to do something about it. Cleaned, dusted, placed some of my favourite bits and pieces and took pictures (that is important you know) and am finally linking up to her show and tell 'Shelf Stories'.

I live in a chicken coop for a house. Less than a thousand foot sqaure, space is a premium. Add to the woes of teeny-tiny space,  a complete lack of storage . We have nothing, and I mean nothing. So this open rack/shelf has to be practical and pretty both. See for yourselves. Many of the pieces dispalyed here are from the Dubai Flea Market where I have spent many a blissful saturdays. I love flea markets. Dubai doesn't seem to have much of a flea market culture (I think because everybody is super wealthy??) and I hardly ever see any Indians there. Which is sad really. But I digress. Now then, on to some pictures. Hope you like 'em.


This is in one corner of my living room. Me and hubby are voracious readers, so you see books books all over. I also love plants and a combination of both is my favourite way to decorate!



A close up of the top tier. That big bowl is from our holiday in Turkey.



The second shelf houses my meagre silver collection. The tea set is a part of my wedding gift. And is antique.


The bottom two shelves. The ceramic orange pot is from a roadside in New Delhi and the wooden/silver pipe is a flea market find. Pretty isn't it?



And the whole of it! The cushions in the background have been stitched by me btw.  Why yes, thank you.


And my wooden hanging shelf. You will find it in every home which loves to shop at FabIndia, which is where we picked it from when we bought our first house here in Dubai. Since we were broke buying that house, we couldn't have bought anything more expensive. I do love it though. The little miniature pottery pieces you see here are from all over. Japan, Turkey, Yemen China and ofcourse the flea market.


A close up of the same shelf.
Can you guess I have a thing for collecting cute little tea pots? Well, I do.

And that my love is the End. It took me a good one hour to get this up and I am wondering how will I find time to do this on a regular basis. We shall see. Thankfuly, Patty is way more inspired and hardworking than me.



14 comments:

mindspace said...

ok first things first.. u wont believe but i thought of u and "oh when will this lady blog again! sigh!" also came to mind and then I continued with whatever i was doing...
so it must be a telepathy kind of a thing...
having said that.. more than getting used to, i think ur readers understand and appreciate that you will blog as and whn u would like to.. its not an assignment, right? :)
and finally the most imp part.. loved your effort.. totally worth it. the shelves, the collectibles. very nice.. its not at all easy keeping all these pretty things bright n shining all the time.. so kudos to you and we are ready to see more of ur coop :)and wow lady for u own a house in Dubai!
Cheers
Tara

Harshika said...

Hey Tara,

Thanks for being around girl!! Im so hopeless with blogging no but like you said it shouldnt become a pressure thing. Yeah, we do own a house here-its so pretty too. You saw some pics earlier and commented too, remember, that red wall? that was from our house. It's leased out now and we live in a coop ourselves. Daddy chicken, mamma chicken and baby chick.Do have some nice posts lined up of this house now...

Patricia Torres said...

Oh!! F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. ..... Another Dubai blogger!! Yay! Yay!! How r u doing?? so so nice to meet you on blog land.. We should do a bloggers meet again..

Your home looks lovely.. Love those shelves.. specially the FAB India one.. I went to FI thrice looking for those.. and didnt find them.. Finally last week... I picked up shelves from Home Center :-( Not as pretty.. now when I put it up.. I'll know.. if it'll look half as good...

Oh... love all your little collection.. SUPERB!! Do write in when you have time.. Keep in touch!!

aaahh.. and thanks for linking in!! Always brings a huge smile on my face!

Patricia Torres said...

oh.. why do you say.. you have nothing.. Your home is so so pretty.. Love those shelves.. and all the curios on there.. Very pretty!!

Harshika said...

Thanks Patricia! For all the kind words..I have so often wanted to send in my entries but just didnt have the time or energy...I am so happy that you liked my entry...we should absolutely meet up. anytime you say, me and my brat will present ourselves. We should shout out to Tara @mindspace too as she is a dubai blogger as well.
When I say we have nothing, I meant storage space. This apptt has no storage. I do have a lot of things Patty! Ha ha ha, Im in dubai after all, we love to shop, dont we!! do visit again.

Nayana said...

Fab india self is so cute, love all knick knacks you have and things in the corner self arranged very neatly...great.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You have some amazing global decorative pieces which are interesting so colorful..they really do add interest and color to your shelves. Visiting via Colours Dekor.

Irum@dubaicraftermom said...

ur corner looks really nice...

talking about small houses in dubai........ ahhh dats the only thing i hate about dubai :(

thanks for you lovely comment on my blog :)I am glad u liked the denium idea.

Nisha said...

love ur pretty home..be ur follower now

Sanjana said...

Harshika, how I love that FabIndia shelf!! It's gorgeous!

I found your blog from the House tour post on the Colors Dekor blog. You must be getting tons of compliments, but I still must say that your home shows exactly why you are happy to be home!
I too love to sew home linen and I hope to do all the soft furnishings in my future house :D as of now I dream about home furnishings all day long! I have a similar dream of starting a home linen line so I wish you great success with yours.

I've subscribed to your blog! Have a great day.

Harshika said...

@nisha: Thanks so much.:)

@sanjana: Thanks. I also love this piece from fabindia...I think it is a bestseller for them too! You also enjoy doing stuff with textiles etc? Cool, wishing you great success with your dreams too! Do come back.

Harshika said...

@Lisa: Thank you so much. How generous in your praise! :)

Harshika said...

@Nayana: Fab india stuff is my undoing! I love 'em!

@Irum: Love your blog too. Do come again! :) and thanks.

SV said...

Lovely Shelves!Wish to have that Fab India Shelf.Your corner shelf arrangement is awesome!!!