Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Diwali ... time to float some flowers and light the candles ...

If you are thinking ... of a floating flower arrangement this year ... and still wondering what
are your best options ... well why not try your trays ...
... set the color theme with the flowers and the floating candles ...
















... remember to trim the flowers as close as possible to the base ... this will help them float better ... hope you discover all your lovely dishes can turn into beautiful centre pieces ... :)

42 comments:

Zaara said...

Brilliant - I like how you kept the flower colors muted - shows off the intrinsic work on the trays even better. Pretty pretty thalis....

Fabulously french said...

Fabulous post, it takes me back to when I lived in Mumbai - I still love floating candles and flowers and the smell of jasmine.

Leeann x

bikim said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT. thanks for sharing and enjoy september,
Rosa

Latin Sardar said...

Breathtaking...

Sangitha said...

Hey Rajee,
after seeing your post i remeemberi have a similar tray in rectangle shape,iam definately going to try your tip.It was a beautiful arrangement.hey but why wait for diwali??

Piggy Little said...

its gorgeous :) :)
really lovely.
thanks for sharing

neha

DD said...

Ohhh rajee! Thank you Thank you!!.. the ideas are really fab!!! I'm going to polish my silver tray rt now.. N candles, silver & jasmine! what a combo.. i have the exact same lamp too!! :)
Will mail u the pics ..

Monika,Ansh said...

Lovely Rajee.......love the arrangement. Great idea to use trays & that's a lovely tray u have :)

Bhavna said...

Silver, jasmine and tealights - super gorgeous! I am already thinking that this is such good use for the silver thingies that come loaded with dry fruits each diwali :)...Ah! I wish it was diwali next week!

Kanika Bahl said...

Hey Rajee! Beautiful post...where can I pick up those lovely little lanterns for my tea lights??
I'd love to have some around at my wedding venue..pls share..:)

Priya said...

Hey Rajee, Lovely arrangement. Simple, yet captivating!
Thanks for sharing.

Ananva said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas!!!

purplehomes said...

I must polish my silver asap ;) What a great idea

purplehomes said...

Hey Rajee,

Check out my post: http://purplehomes.blogspot.com/2009/09/five-of-my-favorite-things-to-do-on.html

I would R-E-A-L-L-Y love it if you take this up. If and when you do, please drop me a comment so that I can mention it on my blog as well. Thanks and waiting to hear from you!

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Zaara,
Glad you enjoyed ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Leeann,
Lovely to hear from you ... yes, its getting to be that time of the year again in India ... there is nothing as pretty as Diwali in India ... and I agree jasmine is beautiful to play around with ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rosa,
Glad you liked the arrangement ... you have a great time too ... :)

Rekha said...

Simply beautiful Rajee, loved the arrangement.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Thanks ......... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sangitha,
You are right ... why wait for Diwali ... hope you enjoy your experiment ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Neha,
You are very welcome ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Twisha,
I have to say your enthusism is very infectious... and yes, will wait for your pictures ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Monika,
Thankyou so much ... Oh!that tray is a fav. one of mine ... and old flea market find ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Bhavna,
Oops, you beat me in your excitement over Diwali ... easy there girl ... but honestly it isn't that long either ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Kanika,
I had picked up a bilk load of them two years ago from The Bombay Store ... Diwali coming close you might find some options with them( if you are travelling this side of country)...can check with tem if you want ... and if you want to look locally in Delhi ... try Sundernagar ... there is a shop in the end of right side lane ... it has loads of hanging glass jars and lantern options ... an dits not very expensive as one would think Sundernagar to be ... you can also check this place in Mehrauli ... do you know wicker world at Mehrauli... well diagonally opposite it I remember seeing this store with loads of Lantern options ... buthen I haven't been inside personally ... and while you are there ... look on the opp. side of the road ... you'll see these banjara people sitting with loads of iro things ... lil'lil' nick nacks sort of things ... sometimes they have amazing pieces ... but they are bloody pricy to you'll need to check about that ... hope this helps ... otherwise let me know ... though most of the home sections of the stores will have some selection of lanterns ... all the best ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Priya,
Love to share ... and you are always welcome ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Ananva,
Its lovely to here you enjoyed the post ... thanks for writing in your comments ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Purplehomes,
Yep polish up and lightup :) ... will reply to your post soon ... soon ... real soon... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
Glad you enjoyed ... :)

Sunita said...

*sigh!* Oh Rajee... that is just so mindblowingly gorgeous! I love that soft glow and the flowers strewn around.
Here's another tip : when using flowers for a floating arrangement, choose flowers with thick petals such as orchids or frangipani. If you use the thin-petalled ones, they get soggy and look very messy.
BTW, great photos. Please tell me how you took them ... night photography is my Achilles heel! :P

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
I'm glad you enjoyed the post ... and you are right about the flowers to float ... here I picked the white orchids ... though they may look to many as jasmine ... and I love white soooo ... :)
Ah! night photography ... Sunita , I try to use the tripod ... got shaky hands otherwise ... and indoors I try to have another light source not very overpowering though ... my shots with just the candle lights don't come out as desired ... personally I too haven't tried too much night photography ... :)

Shillu said...

Lovely pics! Amazing idea! very warm & cozy!

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shllu,
Thankyou so much ... :)

Guadalupe said...

This pictures are soooo beautifull !! I really love candles and flowers, and i felt so identify with your comment about lighting special candles, just because you feel like doing it... I do it almost every night...
I will copy all of them!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Nice pictures rajee ,must say..

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Guadalupe,
Thank you ... feels nice you enjoyed the pictures ... and that you felt like leaving me a comment ... I really never believe in hording ... its fun to celebrate when you feel like it ...call it being nuts or how about just pure romantic ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Lakhmi,
wow ... glad you liked them ...thanks ... :)

Kanika Bahl said...

Hi Rajee thank you for the info..I'll have my cousins check them up at the bombay store pune and yes i know wicker world on MG Road...its a super idea...thanks for sharing...when i find some for me i'll let you know...:)

Cheers
kanika

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Kanika,
All the best ... I picked mine up at the Pune store too... :)

Diva said...

It's looking pretty. I like it very much. I visited this diwali gifting site, it has also very unique gifts for diwali festival.

http://diwali.indiangiftsportal.com/

Term papers said...

Fabulous to see the pics of Diwali time to float some flowers and light the candles .That is the best thing I have seen in a long time! So cool. And they look so pretty. Who would have though. Thanks for sharing those tips, they are fabulous!

annewalker said...

This is such a nice post Rajee. Such a nice photos. They're beautiful. I'm also writing some blogs about Diwali, you may want to check it out. Feel free to visit my humble Diwali festival blog. Thank you.

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