Shanthi’s to-die-for kitchen in Norway

Shanthi Nagothu from Norway has sent in pictures of her beautiful kitchen for our October Blog Carnival, It’s the cook’s nook!

Over to Shanthi..

I have a kitchen becoz I got one with the house πŸ™‚

How does that sound! And that is me. Those of you who are getting jealous , here is the truth – I am the Ramu in the kitchen doing all other odd jobs. I do cook – gourmet cooking :-). I survive most of the parties because luckily most of our friends are Norwegians and so I really need not cook lots of dishes and they do not know the desi taste.  But my Indian friends do say that I am not that bad :-). So here we go for a sneak peak into my kitchen.

My little kitchen garden

An inherited antique silver tea pot

An antique masala box

My pride authentic French Le Creuset cookware

Salt and pepper corner

The museum replicas of my Greek pottery
I had to make sure that I am the boss of my kitchen :-).

4 paintings put together depicting village life in a day from sunrise to moonrise. May be I need to swap pics 1 and 2. I think it is madhubani . Picked up in one of my trips to India at a crafts mela.

My gorgeous Spanish ceramic fruit bowl with some ceramic fruits and apples from my garden

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What do u say , Am I a good Project Manager (That’s my day job).

Put the entire wealth of the world on one side and these on the other and I will choose these ones below. Imagine the joy that came when my kids walked into the house carrying these gifts for me from their DIY projects at school, A cutting board, A baking needle with Shreya’s name engraved on it, A cup with all our names , and the same sankalp after few yrs moulded the  designer looking cup.

Really liked the idea of spoons and forks together with the flowers , picked from one of the sites posted on GB’s blog. Had to had to get one … -).

Thank you Sharon and Rekha. Doing this for your blog I also added color here and there and I think my kitchen is now DONE. Drop in a comment if you enjoyed my tour.

Thank you Shanthi…what fantastic corners you have! I loved them all! Hope to see more of you participating in the carnival this month. We are down to the last few days…so if you were planning to participate, make some time to click those pics and post them!:)


  1. Oh what a lovely kitchen Shanthi… very very gorgeous!! Love all the little – pretty corners.. You are some project manager.. so very organised!!

  2. very nice pics,..specially liked the pic which has ur children stuff.//

  3. Very, very neat. Like it. No, actually love this kitchen, the silver, the antique, the cookbooks and the herb corner.

  4. Such a lovely space! loved your antique taepot–major envy. πŸ˜€

    Love how organized everything is and the little touches of personality! πŸ™‚

  5. Wow! Shanti, you are so organized. The masalas drawer looked like a visual out of an Iranian store I frequent! I envy the antique masala dabba and the teapot. Lovely kitchen!

  6. loved your herb garden & the personalized knick knacks that make the space all so special

  7. Hi Shanti, looks like a brand new kitchen. I liked the antique kitchenware more than anything else. Good to see new things everywhere.

  8. Thank you all for the lovely comments. Organised and me – I am not very sure if my family thinks the same :-).

  9. Thank you notyet100 – Those are my treasures in the kitchen :-).

  10. Oh Shanthi, what a lovely kitchen! That masala dabba and the teapot…love them And that drawer with the flour, dals etc…? My goodness…so organized! Also the stuff your kids have made, such a personal touch!

  11. This is definitely a kitchen to die for! Loved the way Shanti has personalized it with her antique collection. I love the cutlery holder with flowers in between, cool idea!

  12. love the stacked up books and the masala box..really organised and pretty !

  13. Beautiful kitchen…looved the antique tea pot. And I must say,Shanti, you are a great project manager:)…the way you've organised your pantry is great.

  14. Organized, tidy, inspiring and an aesthetic kitchen. Thanks for sharing your space. The best part, like you said is definitely the stuff your kids made.

  15. beautiful!!!!well-organized…