Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Gift and a Celebration

Where do I begin.....its been a fantastic Saturday! Today, India became the 2011 Cricket World Cup Champions! Indians all over the world are rejoicing! I too am joining the celebration with my own little party :-) I have been dying to showcase a lovely gift I received from my favorite cousin :-) We are really close and she knows me very well! More about the gift as we go along....

So, I had the usual issues.....the rain would not let up. There was poor light at home, but I went ahead with it anyway:-)

On my table are a few flowers, birthday orchids from hubby, an old ice bucket  which I use as a vase, a precious heirloom - my great grandfather's cut glass and silver decanter, flea market finds.....and of course my gift!!





My cousin bought me these gorgeous napkin rings.....they are real roses which have been dipped in silver and then treated to get this look!! I am not kidding...aren't they gorgeous?? Thanks Pooja!

 

I could not resist another shot....
I shall let you into a secret....I am using the napkin rings with paper napkins I bought from Ikea during a Christmas sale:-) I like to think of it as functionality combined with elegance:-)



Thank you for joining the celebration at My Dream Canvas! Have a lovely Sunday and see you later!

29 comments:

Geetha said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

Shilpa said...

Beautiful gift indeed.

Rachana Saurabh said...

Lovely...!!!

All That Glitters said...

you have a lovely blog too!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

how beautiful the flowers are so pretty & I love the vintage style juice jug

Shanthi said...

Congrats Anu that was a lovely moment Isn't it? Oh your decor as usual is so lovely.When I looked at the first pic - I tried to guess the gift - and thought the black lantern - which is lovely too to be the one, then scrolled down to those wonderful roses and that Decanter too so gorgeous. Have a Happy Sunday you too.

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Kelly Day Interiors said...

Beautiful table setting! I am lovin' those flowers!

Sudha said...

divine looking anu..:)...treat to my eyes..beautiful

Komali Nunna said...

Lovely post, Anu. Absolutely beautiful setting!

purplehomes said...

oh! the setting is just stunning! And your silver ..as usual breathtaking. Those roses are such a sweet & thoughtful gift for someone who loves all things silver :)

Simran said...

Awww!! I love those napkin rings!!Beautiful!! Great photographs Anu :)

mrsben said...

I agree, these are all wonderful pieces to be treasured. The decanter is particularly lovely and the lantern is so charming. As to your ice bucket I have one that is somewhat very similar however I use it to dress my table as a beverage (wine) bottle holder.
-Brenda-

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Hola, super pretty blog!!!! In love with your flower arrangements!!!!
hugs from Chile

GB said...

Gorgeous, Anu! drooooooooooool!

:)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Holy moly, those napkin rings are amazing!!! Seriously, gorgeous!! :) What a pretty table setting!

Emreen said...

Such a beautiful gift.... Stunning pictures...Anu...!! Love all the silver pieces...

Purnima@a creative project said...

Oh wow.. Such a beautiful setting!! Love those rose napkin rings.. so delicate and elegant!!! Your decanter is so pretty as well!!!!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous, Anu! Thanks for linking up! :)

Sharon

homestilo said...

Lovely attention to detail!

Marie said...

WOW! They are such beautiful display on your table. So elegant!

Happy Beach Cottage Wednesday!
-marie

Meredith said...

What a beautiful gift! I never would have guessed those were paper napkins either!
Your whole table set up is gorgeous. And the orchids are the perfect addition!
Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

Marlis said...

First off, good luck on the giveaway! Your silver napkin rings are fabulous. I have a brooch that was my grandmothers made of a leaf that was dipped in silver. Gorgeous display.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

You have an absolutely gorgeous table setting. Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Phyllis said...

I am in love with your napkin rings! I have seen the long stemmed roses dipped in silver, and in fact, purchased one for a friend to say "thank you" for a visit in her home. They are clostly so I can only imagine the price of the napkin rings.

we three dogs and me said...

Love all your silver but the napkin rings are eye catchers. Beautiful

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Anu, the decanter is just gorgeous...what a treasure! I've never seen napkin rings like those. They are truly beautiful. How unique...the way they are created. So glad you joined TT this week...your tablescape is lovely!

Ambika said...

Loved the decor Anu... the silver rose is the prettiest of em all! :)

notyet100 said...

luved the napkin rings,..

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