Friday, October 9, 2009

A tablescape for Diwali celebrations ...


There is surely a diwali feel in the air ... the decor is setting the mood ... its fun to experiment and I am having a rose color thing happening this festive season ...


... ah ! well along with the festive bling-bling ... I couldn't resist the Zardozi work on tulle ( net fabric as we popularly call it in India) ... as my table covering ...


... crush tissue napkins ... I loved them with the rose color of the table cover ... I am always hard up on matching my napkin rings for the table settings I create ... well this time I wasn't ... had some gota ( as we call it in India) or edgings (for a more universal ref.) ... and all I did was cut the length I need and stitched the ends together ... taa-daa ... bling-bling napkin ring ... :)


... brass sure seems a hot fav. this season ... why do I feel I'll be bombarding you with more of Indian brasswork in the next few post ... well ... what do I say ... they just seem to come pouring out of all the cupboards ,this year ...


... Hope you enjoyed the tablescape for this festive season ... do tell me if weird ... infectious things are happening to you too ... are colors playing tricks with you as well ... as for things at this end ... oh ! deary me,things are spiralling quite out of control ... festive mood eh! .... well, here's to a beautiful and fun festivite season ... and ofcourse I'll love to here back from all my readers about your side of the story ... :)

41 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

I have a duplicate saree- fushia net with the same work that I have never worn. You gave me a good idea about what I could do with it. I thought up abt cushion covers earlier but they would be too rough. What else do u think I could do with it?

Lovely tablesacpe BTW. You are such an inspiration.

Dithi said...

The table setting looks great, the pink and the brass with hints of vanilla and gold look fabulous! Great pics as well! For us, Durga puja was busier and now I am busy getting back to my artwork. Diwali this year will probably be a quieter candle lit fragrant time with friends, music and dance!

Shruti / DD said...

lovely ideas rajee.. love the subdued almost romnantic feel of fushia. n the crush napkins and zari rings.. fab!

Urban Green said...

The combination is great. I totally enjoyed the muted tones you have for display. You have inspired me to try something different this Diwali.

Meenakshi said...

oh love it Rajee ... I love the napkin rings :) I wish I could buy that beautiful gotta here :( ...I will post some pics of my decor soon so do check it out ...by that time Happy Diwali Prep :)

Sakala said...

few weeks back I did a black and white and gold table setting. I needed napkin rings, so used Gold Ribbon for it. Worked

Patricia Torres said...

oh how lovely... Love the colours... so super impressive!! I'll try them next year...

Can I just come over for Diwali !!

Sreelu said...

Raji, My savior I can't tell you how much your post has helped, I have a big one coming up and will sure use your idea of bronze. The palette of pink and white is right up in my alley. Thank you once again and can't wait to put all together

Aditi said...

Rajee,
I love the material you have used as table covering. Very beautiful!

islandgal246 said...

Hello Rajee,
I haven't been here a while and am enjoying your beautiful blog filled with lots of ideas for everyone. Your tablescapes are to die for! I can't wait to see more of your Diwali decor.

nozomi said...

Love the smokey pink, gold and silver:) Beautiful tone of pictures!!! So Romantic...

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Loved the material used as the table scape.more than all the rose sheen on all the images ,makes me smell roses here.thnaks rajee.iknow ur taking alot of your time for the patient decoration.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Monika,
How about framing it up ... you can do a bit of the panel or go crazy with the wholething ... depnding on what kind of wall space you have ... mine is a dupatta lengthso one dat I am planning to have it up on my wall ... and in the mean while I am glad you enjoyed the tablescape ...Lovely to hear from you as always ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Dithi,
Tried out this tablescape cause I too am looking towards a quite evening with family ... and these happen to be current fav. colors between my daughter and me ... hope you have a wonderful time on Diwali ... can imagine all the happenings at the Durga Puja ... I amsure you must be all charged up to get back to your artwork ... will pop over to drool over all the loveliness ... I can't seem to get enough of all the details uyou put into your art work ... love to hear from you ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shruti,
I did get carried away in all those colors myself ... glad you too enjoyed them ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Urban green,
It was trying out my hand with these colors ... do tell me how your Diwali decor comes along ...would love to see all the images ...have alovely time ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Meenakshi,
Ah! the gota story ... try some Desi stores ... you just might get lucky ... or all the craft stores keep some amazing collection of ribbons ... you just may bump into loads of ideas ... all the best ... will check out your images ... all the best wishes for Diwali and while you are still preparing for it ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sakala ,
Wow ... now you are my kind of lady ... I don't like to be limited with my options ... getting hands on is more gratifying ... I am beginning to love hearing from you ... thank for dropping by ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Patrica,
Can't shout loud enough ... COME OVER ... it sure would be awesome ... glad you enjoyed the colors ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sreelu,
I can feel your excitement ... I can't contain myself when I have those ...' ah! I got to try this out moments'... hope it all turns out fabulous at your end ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Aditi,
It happens to be a very precious piece of mine ... hope my girl will appreciate it more in a few years, while she steals the crystals out of it right now ...;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Helen,
It is wonderful to hear from you... oh! I can imagine ... life is kind of crazy at this end too ... I am just so happy you dropped by and enjoyed my blogposts ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Nozomi,
Romantic I agree ...I did get carried away myself ... glad you liked it too... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Lakshmi ,
I have been loing it soooo much that ... I look forward to all that it takes ... and having everyone drop me such loving comments is so gratifying ... :)

Rostrose said...

A wonderful combination - so harmonic! I have rose-coloured laces at home - they would fit so good!
Warm regards, Traude

Pea said...

wow.. beautiful..You are so creative!! love the splash of rich gold, copper and red colours on the table!! I have my exams during Diwali time..so nothing as special at my place. But I am making my shopping list for my India visit and you are my source:)Keep posting such wonderful stuff !!

Prajakta said...

Gorgeous Rajee!Stumbled upon ur blog while looking for some ideas for tablescapes for my Diwali party and loved your ideas!Lovely taste!

Prajakta said...

I also would like to know what the color of that wire tree in the picture where u have white and yellow flowers with the 4 tall candle holders is? Iam trying to make something similar and was wondering the color and how you got flowers on it

Anuradha Varma said...

Lovely post Rajee The colors are stunning and very effective. I have to tell you that your dupatta is almost identical to my wedding lahenga. I was really surprised..its such a coincidence :-)

Rekha said...

Beautiful Rajee, lived the brass pots. Got a lot of ideas through this post for the diwali decorations.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Traude,
Oh! wowwy ... I am so happy to inspire some great ideas ... I must admit it feels so nice to hear back from you. And as always look forward to hearing from you ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Pea,
I really did enjoy doing this tblescape ... and its even more gratifying to get such lovely comments about it ... inspired you.. :)... its really my pleasure .Ah! even I used to enjoy making my list of things to buy in India ... heck now that I am back in India ... still making thise lists... can't help it ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Prajakta,
Its wonderful to hear from first time visitors to my blog ... glad you liked what you saw ... hope to hear more fro you in future.
The picture you are talking about is referenced from the web ... you'll find the credits and links at the end of the post itself ... as far as my imafgination goes ... it is a dries shrub that is used and if you try something like that ... you can easily attach the flowers with a thin wire or tape ... and te white is surely paint on it ... hope this helps ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anuradha,
That is a lovely coincidence ... this happens to be my wedding dupatta ... :)
I am so glad you too enjoyed the colors ... they were all inspired because of the dupatta... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
I am haviung a bit of a love affair with brassware ... really happy to inspir you...:)

Anuradha Varma said...

Wow Rajee thats quite something. We should plan to meet sometime:-) Hope you have a wonderful Diwali.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anuradha,
Coming summer I move back to Gurgaon ... if you are in town do let me know ... would be wonderful to meet up ... hope you have a lovely day too ... :)

Komal-Nishka said...

Rajee : AWESOMENESS is the word.. so gorgeous and I would have so loved to be eating on that table :)

Do you a full half top image of how the table looked like so I have a better understanding & inspiration ;D?

Many thanks,

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Komal-Nishka,
LOvely to hear from you lady ... I am soooo glad you enjoyed the tablescape ... since you asked ... I did go back into my files and check if I had any shot like the way youwanted it ... :( sorry honey ... but will keep your request in mind for my next tablescape ... but in the mean while let me see if I can describe it to you and if that helps.
The brass ware with flowers is the centre piece for the table layout ... with the cream candles slightly offcentre in front of each place setting ... the china is all white ware with glassware that hasslight middleeastern touch( on the right of the plates) ... the rest I guess is descriptive in the images.
Truly hope it helps... and look forward to many more of your comments... :)

Pritika said...

Hi Rajee,
I love the light rose colored zardosi as your table spread. Can you get that as a table cover or is that a dupatta that you repurposed? Love it.
Hope you had a wonderful diwali.
Pritika

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Pritika,
Hope your Diwali was a great one with the girls ... we had some fun time with my mum and brother ...
and yep, that is a dupatta ... a very precious one at that ... but these ones come with a good length to be repurposed a tablecoverings as well ... soooo glad you enjoyed it ... :)

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