Monday, 29 October 2012

It's Navaratri - All about Thanksgiving

It's all about thanksgiving. Every religion teaches and preaches about the importance of thanksgiving. Truly a fine quality and beautiful gesture that one can possess.

It feels nice to get back to blogging after a gap, and do a post about Navaratri (
The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit), the longest festival of the season - it is a celebration filled with pomp and fervor. India has a culture as diverse as its people, and, Navaratri is celebrated in different traditons and rituals which brings richness in creativity to it too. 

The concept of it all being, that the mother divine is evoked and thanks is given to her during these nine days. The mother divine symbolizes the creative field too.

Celebrating Navaratri in our part of tradition is by keeping Kolu in our houses. Kolu is all about decking up the dolls of Gods, represented in various avatars and exhibiting them in numbered tiers ("padis"). Theme based Kolu's can spread a message for a social cause. The other high light of the celebration includes bonding with friends and relatives, preparing delicious food, giving away gifts with interesting goodie bags. For the children - it teaches them about culture and simple hospitality.

Where ever you are on the planet its all about Love & Thanksgiving.






Created this Nature based Fall season scene, the theme being "Be Kind to Animals"








Monday, 15 October 2012

My Fall Cloche


Hi everyone, This is the first time ever, I am taking part in the Cloche Party.

With Marty's tips on Cloche arrangements & With a little imagination I have created this Fall Cloche Scape.

Hope you like it :):) Thanks for joining Marty's Cloche Party.


This is my red Hurricane Lamp with fresh Pink Lotus flowers.

                                          


If there is no harvest moon to light the tender night .... 
No autumn breeze ....
No Falling Leaves ....
No Libran Sun ....
No Halloween ....
And No Thanksgiving ....

The season would look dull and sad with the absence of these & in Autumn one feels the warmth and the difference and it is beautiful and fun. Lets enjoy Fall.....    

 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Fall for All

Hope you are enjoying this fall, with the warm colours of nature surrounding you, delicious recipes & with different fall table decors to enjoy your meal. I wanted to create a table for two with soothing colours & with the floral prints of a stone ware set.

The Biltons make of table ware, which I picked up in 1986 during my holiday trip to England, is very beautiful & is very close to my heart. Having used them extensively over the years I have lost a few of them. I captured these remaining ware by laying them on a bright afternoon....I guess they give the authentic English look.







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