Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Store Tour - Raaga Arts, Bangalore - Part 1

After Dasara, now is the preparation & excitement of looking forward for Deepawali. After moving from my parents home for college many years back, I have not really spent much of time/ energy celebrating festivals. A thing I regret now. Most of the festival holidays were spent touring around...!

With babies around we wanted to start celebrating festivals. The beginning was with Dasara this year. Now the excitement is carried on to Deepawali.

As we were haunting for Dasara gombe , on the way to Jayanagar 4th block, we saw a beautiful gombe set-up in one of newer shop.  Yes, the shop which caught our excitement was Raaga Arts! Founders of Raaga Arts were partners at Tarang earlier.

Today let us get into their shop & see their gombe collection. They have fantabulous collection ranging from paper mache, clay, wooden, Kondepalli & many more! Even now (post-dasara) they are selling dolls and on selected range they do have discounts! Do visit the place to spruce up your collection for next year!

Watch out for Part 2, I promise it will be a good one! till then stay happy, stay charged...!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dasara Gombe...

Happy Dasara All!
Ah! one off my bucket-list! Yes, I always wanted to set up gombe for Dasara since I can remember. My childhood memories of dasara are from my Attemma's (My father's sister) home. Her gombe display with landscaping is one of the best I have seen till date! She used to have elaborate 7step (or was it 9?), with a huge Mysore landscape with Seethalakshmi Saree House to assorted chappal shops to KRS to Zoo to everything else a child could dream for!
This year we decided to tick this off the list! Along with my able assistants (Aka my babies!) we set up a basic 3 steps and a humble landscaping this year. Ahh It was so much of fun to set it up & watch them coming together. Babies were generous with lending their toys as their contribution. Though the littlest one points at stainless steel kitchen set, mini Hawkin pressure cooker & say " Idu nandu"(This is mine!) to every gombe visitor we have!
 Multiple visits to Jayanagar, some browsing for ideas, some mid-night oil and this was the result.
Dasavatara & Pattada Gombe

Janaki Weds Srirama...!

Assorted kitchen Utensils!

The little One's Kitchen Set..!

Shettair & wife!
The Traditional Clay Kitchen Set..!

Annapoorneshwari Provision Stores!

Malai Mahedeshwara Temple! The car contribution from The boy!

Tiny Snow Land
This is how they came together..!


You have a great festival season ahead!




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