Our nameplate #CBF16

We wanted something simple. Something that defines us, lets us keep our identity as two different individuals yet brings us together under one roof. We wanted a simple nameplate for our rented apartment. No last names, no fancy house quotations but just us.  

To call a house a home, you don’t need to have all the things set right at the start. The journey called marriage is one where you collect beautiful memories as you go along. They don’t come to you on your wedding day as gifts. As days turn to months and months to years, you both unknowingly pick up things that brighten the love you share.

All you both have to do is take one step at a time to:

  • Love each other with all your heart
  • Accept the differences and support each other
  • Share joys and sorrows
  • Be open to life’s twists and turns

Settling down together as a married couple is one of those first few steps. VT and I wanted to give our identity to the flat we rented. We both liked this new house and it was just like we wanted. We did not discuss how next years will look like in this place. Will we do well in life? Will the marriage work? We just knew this rented one bedroom apartment will be our home in years to come. This will be the place where we will watch movies, eat at least one meal together, talk our hearts out, laugh a lot, fight over silly things and be ourselves. 

We knew the flat was not ours but as we start sharing our lives within the walls of this house, it would eventually become ours. So within a couple of days of settling in after the wedding, we were on a lookout for something that would suit our need and also be a reflection of our personalities. We wanted a nameplate. 

No metal, no shiny stuff or stone carved antiques. We wanted modern and elegant. It was then when we bought what is still one of my most cherished objects at home. I still stay at the same place and if I ever move houses, this one will go along with me. It means a lot to us for what it brings to us. 

This nameplate is us and makes our house, our home. 

Our nameplate..

Our nameplate..


This post is written for The Cherished BlogFest 2016, hosted by Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, Peter Nena, Cheryl PenningtonMary Giese and Sharukh Bamboat. 

39 Responses

  1. Madhavi says:

    Beautiful both the name plate and your narration!!

  2. Andapo Girl says:

    This is a lovely nameplate, and what a beautiful reason behind having that number plate. I like the idea of how you describe marriage… its very beautiful.
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  3. So sweet and so meaningful. Lovely tribute to share. Lovely cherished object.
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  4. Rachna says:

    Lovely! I love the name plate and Ganesh as well. I can understand why it leaves you feeling the emotions that you do.

  5. Such a beautiful nameplate and story to go with it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kate Powell says:

    Om Sumukhaya Nama! Lovely cherished object, colorful and sweet — and we have a matching Ganesha on our door! Kate, Co-host, #CBF16

  7. Such a lovely nameplate…and the story behind it and memories attached are just wonderful
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  8. Modern Gypsy says:

    That’s just like the nameplate we chose for our house! It’s simple & elegant & I love it!
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  9. Vineeta says:

    I know. Your nameplate reflects you . Very simple and meaningful. God bless u both

  10. Vineeta says:

    I know .your nameplate reflects you .
    V simple and meaningful .God bless u both

  11. Parul! I love the name place. It’s cute and colorful…stay blessed for your life will be as vibrant as the name plate:)

  12. G Angela says:

    beautiful ! I liked what you choose to cherish; very meaningful post, inspired me to get a name plate for my home. we are married for 17 years and never thought of a name plate, as we lived together with the extended family, my in laws. Now that every one has moved away the timing is right for me to get a name plate, thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Rajlakshmi says:

    your nameplate speaks so much … it expresses everything a home is made of. I am sure you will make wonderful memories in your new place. Loved reading the post.
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  14. Very nicely written. Reminds me of our times when we started our lives as married couple and the first nameplate was such a thrill .

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for joining the Cherished blogfest! What a wonderful choice you made in your name plate.

  16. That is lovely and it’s also lovely how much thought you put into making your home so special in this one small way.

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  17. Paul says:

    How nice. You’re right — it’s very important to make a house a home, and a nameplate is an ideal way to help do that. Thanks for sharing.
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  18. Great post, Parul. You’re not just simple, but romantic at heart and that shows in your posts. Well, all I can say is – Ghar deewaron se nahi, insaano se banta hain and it doesn’t matter whether the home is owned or rented. All that matters is you love Vikas and he loves you. Together you both make a lovely pair. I loved the nameplate. I have seen this hear in malls in the home department section and usually, I see nameplates that focus on last names like Malhotras, Oberois, Guptas, and so on. I like the first name concept you’ve adopted. As a co-host, I thank you for being the part of the Cherished Blogfest and I hope you’re having a great time meeting new and existing blog friends.

  19. Your name plate is fantastic! I love the look of it. It’s a nice thing to look at each day as you enter your home.

  20. Dashy says:

    That is so lovely Parul! It indeed makes a house a home when loving people reside in it. Beautiful name plate too, better than mere house name.
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  21. Geets says:

    The nameplate looks beautiful. And it’s the simplicity that attracts me the most. The thing about marriage that you said, is so true. It’s all about collecting memories, joys and sharing laughter with each other that makes one, and not the gifts that come along!

    Cheers

  22. Aww I love that nameplate and I love the associated memories that go with it in your post. You’re so right that simple things define us so well. A piece of you and a piece of home in this one post. Beautiful.
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  23. Dan Antion says:

    Such a simple thing, yet such a powerful message. Together. That’s what you have chosen to be. Thanks for sharing this story with us. I also like the style of the nameplate, it implies that a fun and loving home lies beyond that door. Dan – cohost – #CBF16
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  24. Shilpa Garg says:

    Aww! That’s so simple and beautiful. We have a similar nameplate too!

  25. Alana says:

    A beautiful story, and a beautiful name plate!

  26. Obsessivemom says:

    It’s beautiful. Simple, unpretentious and beautiful.

  27. “The journey called marriage is one where you collect beautiful memories as you go along.”

    I like that. I like that a lot.
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  28. Amelia says:

    I love this line in your post “unknowingly pick up things that brighten the love you share” 🙂 I like reading about what everyone’s “Cherished Object” is because it’s never something expected and for you, the fact that it’s something simple but meaningul, a nameplate, makes me smile. I’m sure this cherished object of yours will grace every entrance of every home you’ll live in for years to come 🙂

  29. Bienu says:

    I liked your creative nameplate very much. Though we bought the house 15 years ago, it still has to have a nameplate. Don’t interpret that I think that I am a celebrity living in the building and every one knows be. It has just been negligence on our part. How thoughtful on your part. It is not just a name plate but defines the personality of people living in it.

  30. Wonderful! Looks simple and beautiful. You expressed very well on marriage and hope to start a new journey as a couple

  31. thank you for your great post

  32. Debbie D. says:

    Your nameplate looks great! I’m sure it will make every home you live in over the years even more special.
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  33. Beautiful words, as always and the plate as well.

  34. chandni says:

    The idea of home is so personal and the nameplate literally leads the way into someone’s space. You’ve captured your idea of marriage and home so beautifully . and am so glad that I visited your page after a while even though I was catching up on your posts via my phone. but I love the makeover and the fresh new look.
    wish you the best for the cherished blog fest .. you’ve been blogging so regularly and your posts just like this one are full of so much love & reflect so much of ‘you’ .. they make me happy 🙂

  35. Shantala says:

    Loved this. Simple, personal, beautiful. 🙂
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  36. Deepankar says:

    It’s indeed a beautiful name plate with all emotions attached. In my home I have got similar but have included names of our both the kids so make them special n convey that this home equally belongs to them😊

  37. I love these kind of name plates with just the names of the house inhabitants. Beautiful are your thoughts behind settling down in your house and making it a home. Co-incidentally my most cherished object is also an object which revolves around my home 🙂
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