Sunday, August 7, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things.....





The beautiful Tanjore dancing doll, from Tamil Nadu, the Kondapalli wooden dolls of Krishna swinging  merrily, surrounded by his gopis , the Rama, Sita and Hanuman from Andhra Pradesh.


Some of the toy car collections of our son, the tiles hand painted by our son... the brainy frog with a book sitting on top of a skull from Salamanca, supposed to be a lucky charm.... each has a story to tell....

Old &; new Photographs, that is me when I was just 21 years old....
This beautiful unusual looking ceramic doll picked up during our US trip from the Salvation Army for a dollar.... Do I see tears in her eyes?

Our  Sweet, sweet bubbly dog called Cookie who left us when she was just 3 and half years old leaving us still missing her...
and below her in cool, cool sunglasses is our sweetie pie dog Toffee, who is actually our old dog's sister's pup.



The lovely cars, trains and buses collected by  us displayed on the edge of the steps, the peacock and the parrot, the witch of Salamanca (Spain) that flashes light and makes a lot of blood curdling noises, well these are a few of my favorite things.....
Do you also have some favorite things?

29 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! I studied Bharat Natyam for 5 years when we lived in New Delhi and my guru was from Tamil Nadu, I love South Indian food...especially idlis and dhosas! I'm following you from Rome! Have a nice weekend!

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  2. I have that tanjore dancing doll but its one hand was broken by a kid and I have pasted it with fevicol.Loved the lamp near the doll, your black and white photo, the display of toys in the steps......everything here! You have a great collection.

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  3. Beautiful Rama! So nice to surround ourselves with the things that bring us comfort and good memories. I love the tilework in your home and remember my Mom having that Tanjore dancing doll when I was a kid:):) The old and new photographs, what stories they tell...

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  4. lovely arrays of collectibles , Rama !enjoyed browsing through them.I am waiting to form a display for mine too :)

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  5. Toffee looks cool !!!! and I love your b/w picture.

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  6. My favorite of your favorite things would be your photographs. You look so so lovely! The first thing I ask when I visit friends is their old photo albums. I love leafing through those black and whites. Thanks for showing yours. :)
    What an interesting way to display those cars! who is the car connoisseur? By the strength of the display I would say everybody pitched in.
    Loved it Rama.

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  7. I love all the idols you shared here.And those hand painted tiles are beautiful.The picture of you is so beautiful.So sorry for Cookie .Toffee looks cool in sunglasses.We love things collected over the years because they connect us to the old fond memories.

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  8. Loved your favorites Rama, the steps have a signature look.. you looked beautiful as a bride:-) . well I have got rid of most of my favorite stuff. except the first story book I got for my son, "Bambi"!

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  9. Beautiful collection there!Those cute knick knacks and memories like in old photos are the things which make a beautiful home......

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  10. wow, that's quite a collection. been skimming through your posts,and I see that you have been having a good life.all the best with your collection. a new follower here. btw, my mom loved the dog too :)and yes, the interiors of your home are awesome :)I see a complete family pic,regds to your better half :P, and children :)

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  11. those were some lovely pictures/memories. what i liked was that each piece came with a life & story all its own....beautiful home :)

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  12. the dolls are beautiful, nice write up...:-)

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  13. Superb collection and amazing display...

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  14. Nice collection and they all are kept so beautifully at their respective places....and Toffee looks so Cool in that get up....:)

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  15. Awesome pics. Everything is beautifully displayed. In my house, everything is bundled up inside because of my naughty younger son and puppy :). How did Cookie pass away so young? And, Toffee is so cute in those sunglasses. I also have a huge collection of cars, most of them broken by my sons. I loved the wooden dolls too. You have a great aesthetic sense, rama.

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  16. he he he I like the Hero in glasses :)
    lovely collection ..

    Bikram's

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  17. very nice rama...the one touched me the most is ur staircase plantations...they are soo pretty...

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  18. Very lovely and lively collection. Do you celebrate Golu which is coming up. You may use these dolls effectively. Thanks.

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  19. Lovely things specially the dolls from AP and tanjore doll and that witch from Salamanca...beautiful.

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  20. Beautiful collection Rama...dolls r gorgeous, staircase is looking so great and you look so beautiful in that pic:) cookie looked so cute in sun glass and hat:)

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  21. Lovely collection and very nice pitures

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  22. Rama, you have some beautiful pieces that obviously are held near and dear. You were a beauty at 21 and remain that way today; beauty comes from within lol
    I have to admit that I could not get past the thought of having to dust the many pieces. Oh dear!

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  23. How sweet a post this is - to be surrounded by all things that are a part of your life and has a story to smile at :-). Love those idols - are they kondapalli toys - looks like but haven't seen those ones though. Loved the way your son's toy cars went up on that wall. The quote and the pic on your blog header speak volumes :-)

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  24. Beautiful post and a great collection... The colorful idols look great!
    Also the house is spic and span, just the way I love it!!
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

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  25. hey friend..it is not a dig yar..a genuine comment..yr blog is indeeed good...

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