Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Garden tour

Hi there!! This is not exactly a home tour but a garden tour with a twist!!

I am not featuring the usual plants and flowers here:-) This gorgeous array of terracotta figures and murals are from my aunt's garden in India. My aunt, uncle and my cousin live in a two story house in a suburb of Delhi. Most of these pieces have been made by a potter she patronised for many years. My aunt ran a little boutique business of terracotta figurines and lamps for many years. Now the shop is no more, but her home and garden is a testament to her creativity and talent.


I took these pictures at a family lunch this winter. I do wish that I had taken some interior shots of the home as well. However, when we cousins meet up.... there is a lot of chit-chat, endless laughter and all else is forgotten:-)

I love the teracotta images all around the garden and the backyard. They add character and charm to the home...don't you think?? This home has been part of my childhood, and I look forward to coming here every trip. I have many fond memories of sitting and chatting wth my grandfather in this very garden.......








19 comments:

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Definitely not your run-of-the-mill terracotta! Love the aqua color- the second one is my favorite.

Kamini said...

Oh my gosh Anu, I would kill to have these in my garden. tell your aunt they are gorgeous! My fav- pic 4!

Shanthi said...

This walk thru' the garden was so refreshing!!!! Lovely pieces. the blues were so good and loved the rustic placement and the lamp was a sure show stopper

GB said...

Lovely---I like the ones in blue---so unusual. You say she closed shop? That's too bad---her talent will surely be missed!

shilpa said...

This is such a unique collection of terracota pottery, love each and evryone of them, it surely adds a charecter to the garden.Anu your aunt is very talented, it's sad to hear that the shop is no more!!!

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Oh wow.. blue terracotta never seen that before.Your aunt does have a good taste.I loved the peaccok and ganesha.Thanks for dropping by Anu.Love ur blog too :)

Sound Horn Please said...

These are quite unusual. You usually get to see the lone terracotta horse sitting in a garden. Love the blue ones!

Anpu said...

Gorgeous...and such lovely pieces. Pls tell your Aunt that she has a lovely garden and that w love the way she has decorated her garden with teh Terracota pieces...Loved the Blue pieces...

Frangipani Decor said...

I love the idea of terracotta painted turquoise. It really stands out among the brick and other natural colours. Lovely garden. Compliments to your aunt!

Sanctified Spaces said...

oh so cute.lovely garden decor.

purplehomes said...

gorgeous garden. Ladies if you want aqua/green terracotta i know a lady who does it at delhi..hv picked several animal shaped planters & wall pieces in the past..she is fab. Let me know if someone wants her deets.

Shubashree said...

Anu: The terracotta pieces are gorgeous. Can you mail me the images. I would love to have some of them made. I have a whole load of them as Ganeshas. I also have the little elephant cup from the last image in Dhokra. Will send you a picture of it. And if your Aunt ever decides to part with them tell her I am no.1 on her list.

Garima said...

ANu... The Ganpatu with the bells and the bird is just so serene and pretty! Love it. That's eye to details!

mj said...

Aquatic colors are really beautiful! Your garden is so amazing!

Nice post!


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mj said...

Aquatic colors are really beautiful! Your garden is so amazing!

Nice post!


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Emreen said...

Such a gorgeous collection of terracotta figurines... Luv all of them.. - especially the blue ones.. Nice post... Luv the way she has used old tree branches to display them all...

Sudha said...

a really awesome collection

Sangitha said...

beautiful!

Calindgirl said...

Simply beautiful

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