Friday, August 28, 2009

Celebrations outdoors ...

As we are get into the mood to celebrate ... an outdoor do ... may sound even more inviting ... E-Mosaik Events ... is an L.A based company ... that is into organising Moroccan and Indian style events ...


...I soooo ... loved the pictures that I had to share them with you all ... I am in love with the tent celebration style ...


... the color of the drapes ... is reason enough to get into a festives pirit ... a candle lit pool ... I can only but image the shimmering pool and the candle lights ... uuuuu ... and not to mention the lanterns ...

... I have had a lantern bug for a few years now ... looking at this image ... feel like I may just might need to find a whole storeroom after Diwali ... ;) ... but tell me ...who would forget an evening walking down a lantern lit path like this ... ah , for me that's what dreams are made of ...


... the purple elephant motif saree ... the flowers and the drapes ... I enjoy the color palatte ...

... uuu if this is what your entrance looks like ... I'm coming . I think a mish-mash of middle eastern ... an Indian styles ... lo and behold you have some fabulous elements to add to your celebration decor ... inspired anyone ... and don't forget do check out their website ... here ... for lot more of such celebrations ...
Image Source: e-mosaik via flickr.com

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 ... :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Anna - Pakshi ...

Here's something that one of my blog reader ... Iniyaazh ... shared with me, after reading the post ... Yet another one for the ... Abrakophiles ... collecting brass birds ...
I had never heard about this before ... and I loved it so much that I had to share it with all of you ... do read below , the comment Iniyaazh left me ...
Iniyaazh ...
"Lovely collection of traditional brass birds. Very intricate hand carvings.
The birds that look like peacock, I think they are not actually peacocks..The same bird sculptures can be found on the top crown of tall traditional lamps (kuthu vilakku) in South India.
They are known as anna-pakshi ... they are said to be mystical white coloured birds that live in heaven, known for their purity.. so pure are they that if you keep milk mixed with water, they can separate water from milk and drink only pure milk :-)
Not sure how true this is. Neverthless their structure is beautiful, plumes of a peacock and shape of a swan."

Friday, August 21, 2009

This year ...Style your Diwali with Rajee Sood ...

Its time I pulled up this banner from the bottom of the page and up ... onto a post ... its officially two months (well a few days short) ... to Diwali ... for all the excitement that it starts to brew ... theres ton loads of things to do ... think of your color scheme this year ... start planning accordingly ... shine up the Puja things ... pull out the silver ... iron out the table linen ... is it candles ... votives ... diyas ... lanterns ... oil lamps ... this year ... uuu and did you think of what flowers would go with your decor ...
Make it different this year ... make it special ... this Diwali bring style to your celebrations ...
Get all that running around done with ... and be sure to keep coming over when you're looking for inspiration ... cause I am starting to look for my inspiration for this year and you are very welcome to join in ...
Drop me a line ... and it'll be a lot more exciting to know we are all into it ... together ... share your queries ... worries ... doubts ... excitement ... ideas ... and encouragement .
Folks ... ITS COUNTDOWN TO DIWALI ... :) ....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A beautiful ... beautiful ... drawing room, to dream ...about ...

All afternoon I kept drooling over this picture ... and I have to say it has to be one of my fav. drawing rooms I ever saw. The white fireplace against warmth of the brown on the wall ... the white sofas ... the lighting ... I even love the Apothecary jars on the sofa table ...
It all seemed so lovely put together ,that I had to share with all my readers ... unfortunately I don't know the original source of the beautiful design.But hope you too enjoy the beauty of this room.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wishing you a ...Happy and Memorable Independence Day ...

Wishing all my readers a Very Happy and Memorable Independence Day ... :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yet another one for the ... Abrakophiles ... collecting brass birds ...


Its amazing what craftsmenship you'll find in the Indian brasswork ... interestingly here are some birds ... that I was very fascinated with ...


... some with very intricate work ... some part of traditional diyas (indian oil lamps) ... and some with no ornamentation at all ...


... this pigeaon was adorable ... the chest and the body very carefully crafted ...


... many of us are fascinated with the traditional diyas ... may be next time you may take a closer look at the birds crafted alongside ...




...the plume and the tail ... of this peacock was probably what caught my eye ... also interesting were the different pedestal styes for the birds are perched on ...


... this was not a great picture but I had to share it never the less ... unlike all the other birds ... this parrot was so devoid of all intricate carvings ... more realistic ... and yet very much Indian ...




... guess, with the festival season coming on in real soon ... the traditional craft is definately the flavour of the season ...


... well ,I for one always find beautiful treasures come pouring out ... come Diwali ... oh! all that brass sure makes the heart crave for Diwali to come sooner ...





I sure do hope you found something that intrigued you ... may be interested you a lil' bit ... may be got you nostalgic about old collections of mums' ... Do tell me what you thought of this collection of traditional Indian brass birds ... :)
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