Do you get bored of seeing and using the same things day after day? You can find no plausible excuse to trade them and they haven’t exhausted their utility, yet you wish you could do away with them. At least for a while, if not completely. I’m guilty of hoarding for sentimental, reserve, and practical reasons but can still never have enough of anything. Home décor and kitchen décor items top this list (ok, after my wardrobe but that doesn’t count!). Put the tableware in my crockery unit and the numerous stashed boxes together and I could probably feed a small army!
Decorating your home is always a wonderful feeling and when it’s your personal space it becomes even more special. The other day I was looking online for new frames and planters to spruce up my study on this website called Exclusivelane. I have shopped with them earlier and knew that their home décor collection is amazing. While the job at hand was done within a few minutes, I digressed to their kitchen collection and sure enough, I was hooked.
Serveware including platters, dinner plates and bowls to beautiful metal cutlery, storage containers, coasters, coffee mugs and lots more caught my attention right away. Colourful hand-painted designs in Moroccan, Warli, and Mughal art to old-fashioned Ceramic pickle jars, and wooden salt and pepper shakers, there’s a lot to pander to your eclectic taste. However, my eyes were instantly set on something else.
I’m a chai lover and anyone worth their teacup would know how kulhad wali chai is our sinful indulgence. Ask us our fondest chai memory and it would invariably involve a roadside tea-stall, rains, and chai served in mitti wale kulhad. While the best cuppa at home can never bring the same taste or feeling, I found the perfect way to meet that memory halfway. What’s more, it is a gorgeous addition to my home décor and has ogle-worthy elegance to it.
These beautiful handcrafted ‘Daawat-e-Taj’ kulhads are part of a collection inspired by the Taj Mahal. They have motifs of Taj Mahal and portraits of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal amidst beautiful floral art representing the lush green gardens surrounding it. Just like the monument, the exquisite pieces in this collection against a white backdrop depict the symbol of love it stands for. Don’t they make you fall in love with them at first sight?
They’re dishwasher and microwave safe which makes them a preferred option in our sophisticated kitchens. Also, the print won’t fade away with use either. Wouldn’t they make the perfect housewarming gift or be the next talking point of your kitty?
My next pick was something that would most certainly be the centerpiece of my Mom’s kitchen. A handcrafted square spice box, Nine Blends, made with sheesham wood, complete with a glass lid for convenience and a wooden spoon. A classy ‘masala dabba’ if you will, it lends a certain richness to your kitchen with its lovely natural brown wood and delicate finish. From everyday stuff to spice storage, it can be used to store, preserve or flaunt. Not necessarily in that order.
There are other attractive designs in this collection that you can check out for yourself. If nostalgia had a face, this spice box would come close to it, wouldn’t it? Love for grace and the lingering fragrance of homemade food is lovingly fused in it. I can possibly use it for home décor and serve mukhwaas in it as well, right? Nothing like turning others green with envy and smiling while they’re at it!
Every small thing that makes our home a home gives an insight into our personality and taste. People strive to display their travel memoirs and collectibles in style to subtly give themselves away. The home décor items on Exclusivelane blend ethnic art with modern technology to make our home and life prettier than before. Check it out for yourself and thank me later.
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