Friday, July 24, 2009

Flowers for the monsoons ...

Is it just me ... or do you feel it too ... monsoons are here (atleast in Mumbai) ... Rakhi is around the corner ... would Dassera ... and Diwali be too far .... :)


I dug up this old antique brass container ... reminds me of all the flowers I have arranged in it as a little girl ... trying to ape my mum ... as she arranged flowers in the drawing room ...

Well , brass things around the house ... always get me in the mood for Diwali ... I want to get all geared up ... start thinking of all the color schemes I want to use this year ... start collecting the cordinating accessories ... will it be Lanterns ... candles ... votives ... diyas ... what flowers are going to look gorgeous this year ...

... just wanted to add a bit of cheer to the cloudy ... and wet days ... and promptly my florist gets me my fav. white roses with a lil' blush of pink and pink oriental lillies ...

... no we don't get any dried willows out here ... I found some dried morning glory ... all dry and still clinging on the trees ... I love the mix of texture in my arrangements ....



... o.k so Diwali is still good two months away ... but I can't help myself ... I am addicted to celebrations ... gives me all the excuses to do up the place ...




And now to start triming all my candles ,shine up the brass ware... the feel is just right ( I am not the last minute kind of person) I enjoy preparations as much as the celebrations ... are you also feeling the Diwali excitment... are you also pulling out the brass lamps ... shining them up ... thinking up the menu for the family dinner ... uuuu ... what about the linen ... colors ... lights ... and loads of excitement ... well , do share with me if the you are getting in the mood for the festival season ... :)

28 comments:

Latin Sardar said...

Awesome stuff!! something to look forward to really soothe you down after a long day.

Alicia said...

The floral master has returned!!!
Ironically here in A rizona we experience the monsoon season as well in the summer & here in the night at 11:30pm its winds whipping & crazy rains as I type.
You have been missed.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Feels nice to hear from you ... and appreciate all your compliments ... thanks :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Feels nice to hear from you ... and appreciate all your compliments ... thanks :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Alicia,
Ooouuuh! I can live the rest of my life being called the ... the floral master ... :).
I can very well relate to the whipping and craziness of the monsoon ... I had a tough night alone at home with gusty winds and windows ready to blow up ... sooo the flower therapy and some hot tea ... to soothe the nerves ...
Oh dear monsoon ...can't live with you... can't live without you ;)

Aditi said...

You are a wonderful stylist, Rajee! Love the pictures and yes, I feel the rising excitement for the festive season too.

Sunita said...

Oh, I like that! I love that gleam of brass against the green of fresh leaves. And I love your innovation. The morning glory vines look great.
Great idea to start planning for all the festivities ahead. That makes it double the fun, doesnt it?

Doodleduck said...

Love the absolute contrast of dark wood with whites and beiges....and u know what??u are quite good with the camera too!!

Rekha said...

This really cheered me up Rajee. I believe it's nice and cool in Mumbai. The sweltering heat in Delhi would make even the best flowers wilt in a matter of hours !! Looking forward to rakhi :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Aditi,
Nice to get to hear from you ... thanks ... hope you still enjoy dropping by ...
I am actually getting all excited to see what all inspirations are on their way on all the blogs ... for Diwali ... my new found excitements now days ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
You have surely been missed ... as always love to hear from you ... yep I love that gleam too ... thought I'd let the tarnish patina stay ... but somehow ... the green ... the flowers all together just made me shine up the piece ...
oh... the excitement for DIwali is just about getting all drummed up ... I really do enjoy the planning part ... the real deal is over even before you know ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Twisha,
I think as I grow... this color pallete is going even more neutral ... I am begining to enjoy the calm and serenity of whites ... may be in my own house I'll go and do it ...
I love my camera ,teaches me new compositions ... love the experiments ... but I am very much a novice with it ...

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Well, Delhi ... here I come ... see you next week ... sweltering heat and all ... :)
I know I should not complain ... in Gurgaon I always cried about 8 months of heat and here I am cribbing about moisture from the sea on my dining table and fungus on my whites ;)... deary me ... ahh the heat can really be a killer ... but you know Rekha ,I loved the flower walas in Delhi ... nowhere else have I seen the sites of sooo much flowers ... I do miss the Mehrauli flower market ... all the flowers ... Well have a great Rakhi ... and thanks for dropping by :)

Patrice said...

I love the interior designs, it looks very elegant.The furniture looks very good.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Patrice,
Great to hear you on my blog ... thanks for dropping by and for your compliments :)... as always bloggers love all those who take that special effort to drop a comment.

Shruti said...

Saw ur house featured on rang decor! Its a lovely lovely house so elegantly decorated :) !! Big fan.. had to follow ur site. :) will surely drop by..

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shruti,
Will love to hear from you.And thanks so much :)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Lovely arrangements rajee and beautiful glow dear.

Rajee Sood said...

Thankyou Lakshmi ... feels great to have you drop by your comments.

TheKeyBunch said...

Lovely arrangement Rajee, brightens up any decor..loved the brass container too - Rekha

Ananva said...

Lovely arragement. I loved your idea of DIY hurricane lamps as well. I think I may have met you in the US- are you a friend of Sonali and Dev?

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Thanks for your comment.The brass piece is an old one ... I believe they were once used as ghee containers ... have loved them since childhood.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Ananva,
I wish you had put up an image of yours ... yes I am very much a friend of Sonali's ... we go back more than 26 yrs.
Great to hear from you.And hope to have you come by and leave me comments more often :)

purplehomes said...

Hey this is first time i came across your blog...(on which planet was i!!!) Its beautiful!! I spent the next one hour drowning in it..luv it...

Rajee Sood said...

Hi purple homes,
Ha-ha-ha ... its a big... big planet ... great to discover new blogs everyday ... I'm glad you liked what you see here ...drop me a comment moer often ... if you'd like ... its fun to hear from my readers :)

bikim said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and will be following it. Have a great weekend,
Rosa from Portugal

Rajee Sood said...

Wow ... thanks Rosa,that really perks up my weekend ... and after a long trip I had ... its beautiful to come back to a lovely comment from you.Hope to hear more often :)

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