Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Styling with pink gerberas ... and a tablescape for two ...

I started with doing a flower arrangement for my dear reader ... Adarsh ... over at EkSparsh ... a lovely lady ... whom I admire for the social causes she writes about on her blog ... and so Adarsh look what you made me do ...

... along came a coffee break ... ( its almost monsoon ) here in Navi Mumbai ... and wooopsy ...

... I ended up doing this tablescape ... all with my favourite colors and elements included ...

... I have a thing for river bed rocks and pebbles ... white linen (and pink too) ... and ofcourse silver ware ...
... theres something charming about tea cups ... I hope to grow to be an ol' lady with a hell of a cup collection ... and ton loads of friends to share tea times with ...
... since the seasons are changing ... I am back to buying flowers ... they really don't look happy from one day to the other in the heat months ...

... and since monsoons are just about to make a touch down in this part of my world ... its time for tea ... coffee and ton loads of flowers ...
... pink is all the rage ... these days in our home ... ;) ... well its not like we give my husband much of an option ...but he's one hell of a supportive guy (read that as sweetiepie)... :)

... a lot of times I do usethe stems I cut off ... in the same arrangement ... fills up the vase and theres more flexibility in standing the flowers at the odd angles you'd want them to stay in ...
and quite impromptu ... allthe gerbera stems ... sort of looked cute to me filling up the centre of the arrangement ...
... our shell collection these days is in a clear glass vase ... my favourite piece from Illuminations ,Sanfrancisco ... and the flowers just looked made for this glass cylinder ...

... hope you enjoyed my lil' afternoon do with my lil' girl ... do let me know your thoughts ... its always so wonderful to hear your side of the story ... and ofcourse , hey Adarsh ... this ones for you ... :)

34 comments:

Latin Sardar said...

oohhhh!!! NICE!!

I hope no one misunderstands me since I keep admiring this blog and its content.

Rajee Sood said...

As long as you like what you see and feel and have a sound sleep at night ... does it matter what THEY say ...
And you compliments are always ...truly appreciated :)

rekha rao said...

Hi Rajee,
Love your blog.I love river rocks and pebbles too and try to add them to my vase collection(mostly glass ones).Beautiful tablescape..I must say that ur decorating style is so unique..esp the post about how you got the dining table made.I have a daughter who turns 3 this oct and I appreciate the fact that you celebrated your daughter's bday with style...simple and yet so elegant and am sure your daughter will appreciate it in the years to come.

trueblue said...

Beautiful tablescape , as always rajee :) very chic !
..... and lucky adarsh :)

Doodleduck said...

This post just made my day better!!! Beautiful arrangement! And I am happy to know I am not nuts(at least not alone)since I share a passion for t-cups,too,along with t-pots ;-)

Bhavna said...

Oooo..absoultely gorgeous! Love it Rajee! I can imagine sitting on this pretty table with an Americano, watching the torrential rains outside :)

I have picked up a lot of my design aesthetics from my mom...likewise I am sure your daughter must be budding with creativity after all this inspiration from you :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Thanks so much for taking the time to appreciate my efforts ... this is what I love doing best ... as a young graduate out of Design School .. I used to get goosebumps,just thinking people pay me for doing all this ... its a way of life for me ... and it feel wonderful that you enjoy what you see on my blog ... yes, the dining table story is very close to my heart ... waited years to do it :)
Since we sail the same boat with our lil' girls ... you sure will understand ,that I wanted to make it very special and personal for her ... and so there was a lot of labour of love and mommy's hands on projects ... didn't want it to be a prepackaged party ... your right ... hope she knows how special she is to me when she grows up. :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Aswathy ... a designer always needs ton loads of beautiful words ... keeps the engines running :)... thanks

Rajee Sood said...

HiDoodleduck ,
Nuts... hell no ... infact being nuts is(I would say) good ... then you really don't care ... and just go out there and buy and buy and buy ... oh don't get me started about being nuts ...well this blog is actually all about my nutty passions :) ... welcome to the gang ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Bhavna,
How about sitting at the table with me ... aaawwwuuu ... oh and if you really want I'll wear a Sombrero ... ;)
Yep... my mother and the army lifestyle has had a major impact on my life ... wonder what all I pass on to lil'one ...

Alicia said...

Genius!!! Using the leftover stems....never thought of it but will do it now so gracious gratitudes for the inspiration.
Give the monsoons a good fight.

eksparsh said...

Oh my!!!my! Can I call myself privileged or what!!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful gesture Rajee!!!!

I love Gerberas! And someday I do look forward to having tea with you! I love rocks and pebbles too and use them often when I do flower arrangement at home!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!Adarsh.

Rekha said...

Beautiful arrangement, i love collecting river bed rocks to too...now it gives me more ideas to use them.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

It's beautiful Rajee..loved the styling. I have a thing for lovely white linens, tea cup vases and silver ware too :)

Sharon

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Alicia ,
Sorry for responding a lil' late ... but the pleasure of inspiring is really all mine.And I really appreciate you taking the time to write your feelings down for me... truly...truly...truly apreciate it. :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Adarsh,
I have a lot to thank you about ... this post was for you because you made me realise ... I needed to make that time and put up more flower arrangements ... it sure does a lot for my circle of friends and me.
Flower magic ... I guess. :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Yeah you are right ... I can't figure what is so facinating about riverbed rocks that we all are so attracted to them ... I love using them on tables as well ... and pair them up with flowers ... wow.Love it :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sharon,
I do agree my fetish for all those things goes far beyond ... normal sanity ;) .. but I guess I like it that way. You are on the same boat :) ... makes me feel nice.

P.S - What happened to your home design planning ... :)

ishmi said...

Hey Rajee..this is so pretty..so simple yet stylish and elegant! loved it absolutely! :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Ishmi,
Glad you also enjoyed them :) ... yeah ... I enjoy everyday flowers to be just what you described them.:)
Thanks for the compliments .

Vasudha.dilip said...

I loved the fresh feel of the zerberas.....Its very refreshing,.....As soon as I wake up I check my blog and others as well...This was the first one I saw this morning and it made me feel so excited, fresh and blossomed....thank u

Sunita said...

Ohhh! thats so lovely, Rajee! Gereberas are such happy flowers arent they?
Its really nice walking into a room which has been all dolled up like yours. A few flowers, some special touches, and a little time but the end result is so spectacular!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Oh i love the gerbera in the teacup!

Rajee Sood said...

Thanks Vasudha ... I really hope to be able to give you many more such lovely mornings :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
You said it it sure feels spectacular ... Life is a lot much more with a little some thing here and there ... I truly believe in it when I end up saying ... get flowers ... they make magic happen ;) .Aaahh ... sound like a love sick loney don't I :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Kellie,
Lovely to have you take the time to leave your comment ... enjoyed that particular shot too ... took some time to get it right. :)

Anuradha Varma said...

Hey Rajee...absolutely stunning shots and the effect is amazing. You are very talented.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anuradha,
I love your compliments ... hope some day I'll have my clients say that too :) THanks so much ... hope you enjoyed.

Courtney said...

I love the tablescape you put together; pink gerbera daisies are so cheerful, and I adore them placed with the teacups. I too have an affinity for collecting teacups and already probably have more than I need, but at least I will be prepared should I ever host many friends for tea! Also, thank you for visiting and commenting on Under A Paper Moon.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Courtney,,
Great to hear from you on my blog ... Oh I love hosting friends and family for tea ... and oh yes , I use that as a great excuse to get of over the guilt of collecting tea sets ... :)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Hi rajee,its along time,had been on along vacation.yet to catch up with all the new developments in the blogosphere.Lovely pinkies and white cups.amazing decor on table.ur style is so unique and the images are ao attractive and glossy.lovely shine on the images.good going rajee

Anrosh said...

the stems are a brilliant idea. and the florist gives away the extra cuttings and stems if one needs more -- just remember to ask

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Great to hear from you again ... aaah the vacation ... now that explains all.Hope you had a great time and glad you enjoyed this post.Thanks for the compliments ...always look forward to your comments :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anrosh,
Nice to hear from you... you are right they are ready to get rid of the wastes (for them) :)... this was a very impromptu thing while putting the arrangement together ... :)
Hope to hear more often from you.

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