Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas

An intricately carved four post antique cot with canopy can be re-purposed as a divan with arrangement of bolsters and pillows

With antiques in the house becoming the trend- when decorating the house, it is a great idea to carry the antiques into the bedroom as well. There are several ways you can do this, from something as bold as changing your bed to an old fashioned four poster bed to adding cozy reading corners to… Continue reading Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas

Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

A lot of antique collectors start off with an interest in old coins. Coin toning is a term used to describe the discolouring of coins which happens due to the oxygen in the air and its effects on the metal of the coin.The word of the day today for the budding numismatist is toning. I’m… Continue reading Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

Bonding Over Antiques – An Interesting Association

Me at my traditional house

Recently, I have added some more antiques to my collection, all thanks to a random visitor to my blog. How I acquired those antiques is a story in itself. Mr. Rajappan happened to stumble upon my blog by chance and shared that he had some antiques with him too. We exchanged messages and a couple… Continue reading Bonding Over Antiques – An Interesting Association

Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

Kindaram, the huge brass water storage pot on pedestal

                                This large brass storage pot is known as Kidaram in Tamil language. Kidaram is used for storage of water in the area known as Chettinadu in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Chettinadu is a dry area and in… Continue reading Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

Collection of rare Attars –display from a shop in Hyderabad

                                Attar is an Indian name for the traditional perfumes made in India by ancient technique of distillation using copper vessels.This beautifully shaped copper vessel called ‘Bhapka’ is used in the traditional method of distillation of attar. The very mention… Continue reading Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

Antique Glass Jar With Lid

This antique glass jar with lid shown in the picture has subtle curves, clean lines, with bulbous lid handle. The glass container is hard by nature, neutral on pallet and visually gives a relaxed feeling when looked at.The magnificent visibility is a great advantage to identify the contents quickly. This was purchased by my Grandfather… Continue reading Antique Glass Jar With Lid

Thondi – The Copper Pot For Water

  Thondi is a copper or brass pot that is used for drawing water from the well. The Thondi shown in the picture is hand made out of copper. Few decades ago when the expanding cities and towns did not have running water through pipe lines and there were no overhead water tanks to collect… Continue reading Thondi – The Copper Pot For Water

Vintage Milk Glass Tumbler

Vintage Milk Glass Tumbler

The primitive man drank his water from the flowing rivers and water tanks by cupping his hands to form a tumbler to drink. Later, he started using leaves by rolling them like a tumbler. Subsequently, with the invention of the cutting tool, he started using the hollow bamboo cut to size to form a tumbler.… Continue reading Vintage Milk Glass Tumbler

Antique Cloth Cradle Separator

Antique Cloth cradle separator

    Ancient Indian civilization has passed on through generations to modern times a simple cradle made out of cloth in which the babies love to sleep. This cloth cradle is basically a cloth hammock created from a cotton cloth, from a simple cotton dhoti or a sari tied to a hook and hung from… Continue reading Antique Cloth Cradle Separator