Monday, October 20, 2014

The Festival of Lights at My Dream Canvas


Its that time of the year! Diwali -The Festival of Lights is just a few days away! For me Diwali  is all about family, love, laughter, blessings, happiness and twinkling lights :) 

How I miss being in India and my parents home for Diwali. Diwali was always so special at home. Numerous parties, shopping, lights, rangoli, new clothes and gift from parents!  My mom cooked up a lot of yummy food and the mithai (sweet) supply was endless. My Grandmother being my roommate was an an added bonus. She pampered me a lot:) My job during the festivities was to decide on the decorations..... and fuss about clothes to wear :-)  I have fond memories of all the Diwali's growing up at home. I tend to reminisce a lot this time of the year. I want to carry on the traditions I grew up with.  My children too look forward to Diwali and love it as much as I do :)

My inspiration for Diwali this year was simple. A subtle palette of amber hues, silver and gold!  I made a trip to the farm close to home to scout for the perfect flowers. I wanted the flowers to remind me of the colors of Autumn. These dahlias are the perfect blends of the fall colors outside my window :)

The dahlias are floating in silver plated ice cream cups that belonged to my Grandmother. My mother gifted these to me a few years ago!


I have used my Grandmother's silver anklets to add a touch of bling to my tablescape! The candle stands are an antique store find!


This is the first painting that I hung on my wall as a new bride in my first home. My mom gave it to me when I was leaving India. My Ganesha watches over my home and my family!



A few Instagram pics taken earlier in the day! So what's your favorite Diwali tradition or a fond memory??








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5 comments:

Prachi Grover said...

gorgeous! Love your decor and the pics and ofcourse the story behind each of your artefacts. Happy Diwali Anu:)

Reshma Sharma said...

Lovely pics, lovely hues ! Love the way the festivities are blending with your surroundings. Wishing you and your family a very happy Diwali, Anu :)

Vidhya Rao said...

So exquisite Anu...You really have an eye for such fine details. Love everything about it. Good to know about your fond memories of festivities. Diwali without a bling is incomplete and you have done full justice in decor. You are so gifted and talented. Happy Diwali to you all. *Hugs* and *Wishes to everyone*

A Treat for the Senses said...

Happy Diwali ! Lovely festive images, hope you have a great time together with your loved ones :-)

Anu Varma said...

thank you so much ladies :)

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