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My home and my kitchen are always open to my friends. The joy that I derive out of cooking a meal for someone is inexplicable. So when one of my friends recently asked me if I cleaned up the place because she was coming to visit, I was surprised. My home is mostly organised, atleast on the face of it. I know some cheat tricks that I learnt way back in college when I shared my tiny room with two other girls. Then of course, I would re-use shoe boxes and cartons, but mostly I put things I didn’t use (and didn’t have the heart to give away) in a dump spot. I maintain that theory till date and I have an organised home.

But there were these things like keys, stationery, CDs and all the ear-rings that I remove just before going to bed that never really had a place to go to. They had to accessible and cannot be put in my ‘dump spot’. So when I found these beautiful, colorful boxes, I thought it was a perfect thing to put such stuff away. The fact that these were made by our enterprising women from the tsunami-ravaged Pulicat adds to the charm!

orange palm leaf kottan box from Pulicat

Orange palm leaf kottan box

You can use them everywhere to put CDs, stationery, keys, medicines and that little bedside stuff that you need. With dimensions of 10 inches by 7 inches, it comes with a matching lid.

Set of 2 Kottan boxes from Pulicat

Set of 2 Kottan boxes

While this stand alone box was bright and colorful, there is one with a neutral shade, a set of 2. With dimensions of 8 by 8 inches and 6 by 6 inches each, these boxes fit into each other.

Set of three pink kottan baskets from Pulicat

Set of three pink kottan baskets

I am very partial to pink and cannot end this with my favorite ‘shocking’ pink colour. A set of 3 boxes, these fit snugly inside each other and come with a matching lid. Dimensions are 9 inches, 8 inches and 6.5 inches in diameter respectively.

Hope you like these boxes. If there is a good response (which can happen if you share this), the women can be commissioned to make more of these boxes. It will be of great help to them! 🙂


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  • Anibal Coufal
    November 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Aloha dude! Where can I get more websites on this topic?

    • nisha
      November 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

      Hi, Are you looking craft related stories?