A few weeks ago I finally made it down to Pondicherry to check out a furniture store that I had always wanted to see. Leave it to me to get down there less than a month before our departure. Good thing though because each piece was more fantastic than the next... that is, if you like antiques. Which, when they look like this, I really do! And if given too much more time, I probably would have purchased many more things than I did, and then been WAY overweight in our shipment.
I went shopping for furniture for our non-existent dining room... and came home with these two darling pieces. On the left is a rosewood curio with teak shelves. On the right is a jackwood console table that was originally a much lighter colored wood. I had it stained darker to match the rosewood curio ... though due to the light in these photos you can't tell that the pieces are actually the exact same color. The curio looks much lighter due to the flash on my camera and where it's situated near the window.
And here are the photos of the marriage boxes I got the girls. Aren't they fabulous? A keepsake for them forever. Each box has these teeny tiny little compartments to squirrel away all their treasures. Perfect for little fingers now. Memories for them to last a lifetime.