Tuesday, October 26, 2010

glassy illumination...

As the festival of lights approaches, my head is bursting with various ideas to try out at home.
I also love checking out what's new in the market for diyas and lamps...

Recently I picked up these small glass oil lamps. It's a small flower shaped glass container with enough space for two tablespoons of oil. On top of it goes a detachable metal flower-shaped wick holder!
Placing them on a terracotta plate and scattering white rose petals makes it a lovely center of interest.

Love the floral pattern the light and glass together create:-)

You could also place them on small traditional coasters and line them on your window-sill or entrance...

Here I have placed it on small framed 'Patachitra' painting.

(Images by Arch)

27 comments:

SuhaelAmrita said...

WOW! Such a timely post. I cant wait to explore myself!

The useof white petals accentuates the beauty of the lamp.

Love your style!!!

Anonymous said...

They look lovely...
I think these lamps are called Kubera VilLaku (in Tamil)

Swapna

rukhsana said...

Truly exquisite..Love the way light is reflected in the glass and the petals are a wonderful touch.
I am looking forward to the next idea!

PreeOccupied said...

Beautiful like always. I was waiting for your Diwali-related post. :-)

notyet100 said...

looks so good

vineeta said...

Aahh, pretty pretty pretty! Very you :)

GB said...

Arch, They're gorgeous! looking fwd to more ideas...

:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing as always!..am looking forward to the next post on Diwali :)

Sound Horn Please said...

I have one of these glass diyas with the silver inside at home. They are known as Kuberan diyas from what I've heard. Lovely post!

Eterna said...

happy Diwali.. Hoping to see more on Diwali..

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I've been following your blogs for some time and always leave very inspired! Would you mind sharing where you got these glass diyas?
Gayu

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks all:-)

Yes, I understand these oil lamps are called 'Kubera Villaku' :-) They are believed to bring in wealth and prosperity:-)
Diwali is all about that!

I picked up mine from Chennai. ( GRT and Sukra in Mylapore stocks these lamps)

Will check where these are available in Bangalore and keep you posted:-)

Anonymous said...

Fantabuluous post! Totally fell in love with those diya! Would you know where one could find them in mumbai?

Looking forward to more diwali posts!


Urvi

Anonymous said...

Fantabuluous post! Totally fell in love with those diya! Would you know where one could find them in mumbai?

Looking forward to more diwali posts!


Urvi

Priya said...

The lamps are lovely Archana. Gorgeous pics...love your arrangements :)

Preethi said...

Hi Archana.. Lovely arrangement.. I have a similar one with a yellow glass which is lying idle.. i can't wait to see the pattern it would make when its lit up.. :)

Anonymous said...

I see another type one on http://www.grtjewels.com/product/whats-new/pooja-collections/kubera-vilakku.aspx#foot, and it costs ~18,000 Rs.

Arch at Rang said...

Anon~ The GRT one I am guessing is 22K gold!

You get silver ones too:-)

Patricia Torres said...

Amazing as usual.. Need I say more!! :-)

maybe said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

arundati said...

lovely post arch...these diyas seem to be very popular. i received a pair of the same ones as a return gift at someone's gruha pravesh

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

gorgeous, look forward to seeing all your diwali posts!:)

Sunita said...

oh! I really like this. Illuminated flowers ... who would've thought it!
And I love the white petals adding to the glamour of it all.

rochambeau said...

Hi Arch,
Beautiful festival lights! You share nice ideas~
I'm sending a designer friend your way, Noelle. She may be moving to India~
Hope you are well!!!
xox
Constance

Iniyaal said...

Beautiful... These diyas look lovely with white petals. I had no idea kubera vilakku floats on water.

Anand said...

The Glass oil lamps are beautiful. where can i get them in Mumbai or Pune.

Anonymous said...

Lovely lamps!Where can I get this Kubera Vilakku in Kerala!