Thursday, October 28, 2010

Diwali themed table decor



The festive season is knocking on the door.. Deepavali or Diwali is just around the corner.. I am getting into the festive mood and getting my home into the festive mood as well..Starting from the dining table..My dining table is the center of anything happening in the house and shows the mood of the people living it !!! This is what my table looks like today .. decked with flowers, candles and an .....


...yes as you can see an carved watermelon as a lantern .. I carved it yesterday night..I have made a tutorial of how to carve a watermelon which I will share later on the weekend..This is not the first time I carved a watermelon.. I had carved a ship and peacocks earlier.. you can see tutorial here. I had used it for a beach themed table decor. ( btw the watermelon can be used for Halloween or anyother festival as well..it is going to be my substitute for pumpkin jack of lantern as well..seriously.. I am not joking..:))


Coming back to the festive Diwali table decor..Diwali is the festival of lights and so the most important decor element is lights, lamps(wax or oil), traditional Indian diyas, candles..I arranged small candles which are made in shells around the carved watermelon..They are in vanilla scent..and also decorated some candles around the stargazer lily..


The second important decor element is flowers .. As you know that I moved in Singapore last month and so discovering my favorite flowers was a moment of happiness.. I arranged some in a cut-glass bowl which I brought from Berlin and on its side is a Swan from Austria.



I arranged the stargazer lilies in a tall vase to give rhythm and symmetry to the arrangement.. 

The focal point is the carved watermelon.. I lit the candles and it gives a magnificent glow and makes a beautiful pattern when it is dark.. 


The warm glow and the pattern gives a calming and magical effect ..


I arranged the cut pieces of the melon around the dish .. They make a pretty pattern..


The silver leaf gives the glittery effect of the festive season. Coming back to the important decor element for Diwali ..the third important is colors .. India is known for bright and happy  colors and it is obvious during the festival time..Colors denote happiness.. reds, maroons, orange , greens, gold and silver.. all glam & glamour and bling bling!! I am not that adventurous or flashy so I used colors in subtle and natural form ..


The top view of the centerpiece..I just love the colors and the shapes and the harmony between them.. all natural !!


This is the first Diwali decorations and there is more festivity on my blog ..so do stay tuned .. I did a tutorial of this watermelon carving ..check it out here!!!


19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Truly gorgeous. I love the watermelon and when it is lit up, it is really enchanting. So nice to visit. Enjoy your celebration. I love the lilies too.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I just love this center piece. Well done and so beautiful! Love the carved watermellon. It looks so great in the dark. And those little colored pained shells are perfect!

I am worried about your health! Did you fall down? I hope you are ok!

Disha said...

Your blog is an instant love. You always come up with truely amazing ideas. Love to read each n every post of your blog.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh!! You are magically.. you can make anything look so so gorgeous.. wow! What a fab idea.. and so well executed.. wow!! wow!!

Smita Srivastava said...

Love it ... u are wonderful at artistic table arrangements !!! Keep up the good work.

Rekha said...

Awesome ideas...your table decor ideas are so inspiring that it makes ppl like me sit up and try something.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi Purnima,
What has happened? First of all I will pray for your good health...!
Table decor is amazing as always :)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

hi purnima,very creative

notyet100 said...

too good,specially liked the carved pumpkin,.

Deepi's World said...

Lovely post...very festive and creative.

Alycia Nichols said...

That melon carving is amazing!!! Wow! I really wish I had that kind of patience and skill! Great job!

Barbara said...

This is so unique and creative! That watermelon carving is really something.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thank you sooooo much, beautiful ladies for your awesome comments!!! You make my day always!!

Entertaining Women said...

Thank you for introducing us to watermelon carving...your's is spectacular! I love the way that you used the cut out pieces as an integral part of your design. Thank you for sharing your charming tablescape. Cherry Kay

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Kay!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

What fun! I love how you carved the watermelon and are using it as part of your table centerpiece! I have carved a watermelon only to use it as a bowl for the fruit...what a great idea! Love the beautiful lilies...such a pretty shade of pink!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Unreal!!. Your watermelon is stunning and it throws such a beautiful display of light when lit. Love the flowers and the beautiful silver leaves. Gorgeous display. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Brenda Kula said...

I love how you displayed these individual features. This is very creative!
Brenda

Sheeba Asariah said...

Beautiful......... love your decor!

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