Monday, August 24, 2009

Tablescape ... for a celebration ...

Draping a table ... is one of my favourite style ...have to say ...my fabric collection definitely comes in handy ...

... the universal magic of ... whiteware ... it fits right in with what ever the color you want to work with ... no wonder I love whiteware ... and 'am sure super partial towards it ... :)

... I had a beautiful matka silk yardage ... earth tone ... with a block print motifs ... that I decided to use here ...



... the glow of gold in the tablescape ... are accents I use very often ... you can even see them in my Diwali 2009 banner ... with a pink silk fabric ... what are they you may ask ... :) ??? ... well how about I let you guess ... I'll look forward to your guesses in my comment section ... and I'd love to share the story of these gold leaves ...






... the setting ... is off centred on my round dining table ...and anchored by the flower vase ... the pillar candles add the drama of candle light ( I love ... I love ... I love candle light) ... the gold leaf accents and the tealights are randomly scattered ... tucked in here and there are a few greens ...


... Oh! yes ... I had help ... help that couldn't quite decide what was more exciting ... lighting the candles or blowing them off ... ;)

... O.k heres a secret ... even if I have enough seating I love buffets ... I can go beserk with the table setting ...




... especially when I just drape the table with yardages ... I scrunch up the fabric add in the accents ... and just place in the bowls ...taureens ... plates and the rest of the table things ...

... earth ... gold ... and white ... I enjoyed doing this tablescape ... hope you enjoyed it too... and found some inspiration for all the festivities and celebrations getting lined up ... I'd love to hear what you felt ... joining in with me ... on my tablescape to celebrate ... :)

24 comments:

Sangitha said...

Hi Rajee
Beautiful setting!so when are u inviting all the blogger friends for Lunch/Dinner?? so that we will be able to personally enjoy the ambience.
are those dried leaves that u have painted in gold?

Monika,Ansh said...

I absolutely adore this. The fabric is so earthy & nice. Love the whiteware. & the gold accents add the right touch.Those are just dry leaves,right?
Have u used small candles inside the pillar candles?

Urban Gardener said...

Pristine...! The earthy tones and the gold look lovely.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. Rajee.. So beautiful!!! Everything.. the table cloth... the white table ware.. the candles.. *sigh*

I've only started my white collection recently and havent been sure of it... But looking at your pics I am more inspired.. Thank you!

So.. when are we invited for dinner?? / lunch?? / tea atleast!!!

Bhavna said...

Ah..lovely! Move to gurgaon soon so that I can see all this offline! :)

My trick for table deco: I rummage through my shaadi stuff: dupattas and scarves with zari and tassles and embroidery and like...will never wear those, but they look amazing as drapes/table covers during diwali. Haven't had the courage to 're-purpose' the sarees as yet though.. ;)

Sunita said...

Rajee, are those teak leaves? They look so pretty spray-painted gold! Your whole tablescape reminds me of a woodland picnic (a very upscale one though)... like A Midsummer Night's Dream.Very creative !
Hmmmm... it looks like you have no way out, Rajee but to throw open your doors to your blogger buddies. What did you expect when you present us with such droolable photos ? ;D

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sangitha,
Great to know I can charm you all over with a tablescape ... well the ideas are for Diwali ... so how does that sound to you ...
Oh! yes those are dried leaves spray painted :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Monika,
Thanks ... and yes those are leaves from the almond tree ... guess wasn't to hard to figure out ...:)
And yes I did use tea lights inside a few which had their wicks stuck ... so you can eihter call it an amateur photography bloopper ... or wow an idea ;) ...

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Urban Gardener,
Glad you enjoyed the tablescape ...and wonderful to hear from you...:)

Priya said...

Hi Rajee,
Lovely setting!Love all the details...the whiteware, gold accents...and the lovely candle effect!!

Rajee Sood said...

Patricia,
Drop over and we'll probably to a tablescape together .... hows that ...:)
As for whiteware ... you'll never go wrong with it ...you'll never have to worry about matching linen ... tablecloth... table accesories ... and suddenly you always feel things fit in perfect ... just like abracadabra ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Bhavna ... you resonate my thought(sigh) ... and I am beginning love the idea of all the bloggy girls ganging up for a party together ...
I'll come over and help you with that last bit of push to repurpose the sarees ...
I love the table deco ideas too ... yeah ,well as long as one doesn't get spotted with... "oh that's from last Diwali isn't it" ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
Oh,I wish I could get those ...that would be real drama ... these are the almond tree leaves...what I love about these particular ones was... sadly the tree was infested with bugs ...but spray paint the leaves with all those holes ... I loved the effect ... hmm a woodland picnic ... I like the sound of that ... :)
I really would love nothing more than to have all the blogger buddies drop by ... my idea of a 'Party Time' ...:)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Priya,
THanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave me your beautiful comment ... its great encouragement to me .. :)

Rekha said...

Beautiful, one needs real patience and interest to set up such a stunning decor...lovely rajee

trueblue said...

Very Elegant yet Festive, Rajee !!

Love your collection of white-ware.. I had debated so much before getting my first set of China .. settled eventually on white only, with some gold trim. Like you said , they can never go wrong :)Noticed the white linen too .. Love 'em.
Great Job ..Look forward to more of your creative ideas !
-aswathy

Meenakshi said...

I love the table setting Rajee .. are the gold leaves from your garden that you painted in gold ? They look like real gold leaves :) I also like the candles and the tea lights in the glas .. gues what I have now ... ides ideas and more ideas ;)

DD said...

Hi rajee,
Love this tablescape.. The whites, earthy browns, candles & gold! what a lovely setting. Will try it too!!

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
I am really overwhelmed by the kind of appreciation and encouragement that is pouring in and all of you make it seem you worth it all ... I guess we do it for the ones we care about ... :)Thanks Rekha.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Aswathy,
i am so glad you too enjoyed the tablescape ... the whiteware started with me out of pure "just married and have no money to indulge" reasons ... Oh,dear and now I am always on the look out ... one problem though , all the white ware matches the ones you got home ... sometime that makes it very hard to resist getting into a shopping frenzy ... ;)
Hope you'll drop by to check out the other posts too and enjoy them just the same ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Meenakshi,
Yes, tthose are almond tree leaves I ended up spray painting ... the no. of times I have reused them ... is not even funny ...
Wow... hope I can add more and momre of ideas to yours ... always love to hea from you... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Twisha,
Watch out once Diwali is over ... I'll be waiting for all the pictures ... hope you have started your planning ... and remember don't forget to charge the camera ... ;)

Pea said...

Hi Rajee

Your style is so elegant and charming..love the look of the table deco..totally inspired by your tablescape post I blogged mine on my blog:) I will drop you an email later with my style queries if thats fine with you..

Take care
Purnima

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Purnima,
I am completely bowled over that the post inspired you ... thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment.And you are always welcome with any query you might have ... take care ... :)

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