Sunday, June 1, 2014

Delhi Decor: Hidden treaures

Sitting in a shed, breathing in the smells of paint and wood polish, I am at Amar colony furniture market, waiting to carry home some handsome decor for my new home. :)

Unlike the well known Kirti Nagar, Panchkuian road and your one stop likes of Home town, Amar colony market is hidden behind the neighbourhood Gurudwara, squuezed into little lanes around what used to be a park. What was earlier perhaps a refugee camp, mainly of Sikhs, displaced from West Punjab, the market boasts of dealing in authentic teak, sheesham and also your modern board wood items.

As you enter, the one with a seasoned eye catches the brilliant eclectic vintage, colonial and tibetan styled decor items. (A newbie could mistake it to be just junk).

Mostly second hand, you can catch really good bargains if you have patience and a keen observation.

Here's a peek into this hidden treasure (island) and soon as I have my home done, I'll share those pictures too!












So what do you think? I am in love with this market and I'm sure they will be a couple of more visits during the coming months. Care to join me?

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32 comments:

  1. Their stuff is exquisite!! I love it! I can't wait to see pictures of your new home filled with treasures like these! I simply love bright and colorful!

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    1. I know you do Kathy!! I love the bright and spunky Red room of yours! :)

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  2. The collection is unique and has an old world charm, love it!

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    1. You will live it Ma...must visit!

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  3. This is some great stuff, Aditi! I love going to such shops and hunting for just the right thing for my home! In fact most of my decor is made up of refurbished/retouched/renewed old furniture and things. Next time I am in Delhi, I should spend some time in this market :) Good luck with setting up your new home! It is so exciting :)

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    1. It is super exciting!! :) Love refurbished furniture too...such an old world charm it has! Come to Delhi soon, I'll take you around!

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  4. Aditi, this is a treasure trove! Thanks for sharing. I absolutely ooh-ed and aah-ed over every single pic. You make me want to go to Delhi just to visit this market.
    Look forward to seeing pics of your new home. Good luck with your treasure hunt.

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    1. Thanks a lot!! It was so so exciting to walk in those tiny lanes....must have spent 3 hours in the heat but still kept going! :)

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  5. Some really nice goodies here...there's one store here in Gurgaon and I have been here...what great treasures indeed. Nice post :)

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    1. You done with your home?? Pics please!!! :) :)

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  6. OH YES, please dear Aditi!! Would most def like to go there and treasure hunt with u! Looks great, and I love markets like this! Good luck and have fun:-)

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    1. When are you coming to Delhi Eli? Do visit soon! Lots of trips planned for you! ;)

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  7. Ah...they take u back in time of elegance and royalty.
    I cnt wait to see them at your place!

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  8. Nice to see you back on the blog <3
    Those pieces look lovely! That rugged looking chest of drawers has a beautiful look to it. Do post pictures of the ones which you use at home.

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    1. Thanks Shailaja...still getting back...will share the home pics soon! :)

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  9. which of these treasures did u take home! A home tour tho bata hei

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    1. Hehe sure Meens! Coming up soon! :)

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  10. WOwo.. they would look beautiful anywhere.. lovely pics

    Bikram

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  11. I love these... they would look so beautiful in the living room. Thanks for sharing the pictures

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  12. Obviously eye-catching and pretty colorful items! We get to see many unusual things visiting such places… wonder to know what impressive thing you bought there :)

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    1. Thanks Jeevan, will share those soon too!

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  13. The rustic looks make them attractive...

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  14. wow! I loved it!! that's the kind of stuff I want too!! It would go fabulously with the eclectic mix I have in my head!! :)

    I wonder if Bangalore has one such market with hidden treasures like this!

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    1. I'm sure Bangalore will have such a market too....search babes...search!

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  15. wow!!.. great pieces.. I wish I could join you in the treasure/furniture hunt ...

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    1. Anytime... I would lo e to go again :)

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  16. Awesome pics! thanks for sharing :)

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