Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Festive Tablescape at My Dream Canvas

I promised you a series on Diwali and here is the first :) Entertaining your friends and family on Diwali is always fun. For me, the countdown to the festivities is a time for planning and decorating. I move things around, bring out the brass and silver, hunt for the tea lights I have tucked away.....plan the Diwali bash I host every year.....yes....it is quite a bit of work but I love it :) I am sure you are looking forward to the Puja and festivities in your home as well :)

For those of you who do not celebrate Diwali, click here to read more about it. Diwali is the Festival of lights and one of my favorite festivals. Living in the States, my family celebrates Diwali, Thanksgiving and Christmas with the same enthusiasm. It is a busy and fun time of the year :)

In India red and gold are considered traditional colors. In some form or the other these hues show up in almost all festivals and weddings :) I decided on a traditional Diwali tablescape. So lets bring out the bling....and party :)

I have placed tea light holders on cocktail glasses turned upside down. This is just a simple way to create a centerpiece for your table. A red and gold tablecloth brings out my color scheme. Pretty tea lights and a jeweled tea light holder from my own little shop adds the right amount of bling :) Instead of napkin rings I have placed a fresh flower on the napkin.  My mother in law's cutlery adds a golden hue to the setting.

In my opinion do whatever you want to create your own festive tablescape. Just make sure you smile when you look at it :)

I shall be back with another not so traditional table setting..... and hopefully some more inspiration before Diwali day. I hope you will continue to stop by and leave your comments. I am looking forward to counting down the days till November 13th and celebrate Diwali with you :)

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Disha Mishra Dubey said...

Lovely tablescape. Liked the colors & warmth.

Unknown said...

lovely pictures... so warm and so INDIA.


Reshma said...

It's beautiful ! Loved everything about this post :)

SreeBindu said...

Super Pretty!!

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous tablescape. I love the warm Fall colors-xo Diana

Shanthi said...

Enjoy the festive decorations Anu! Looking forward for more

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful Anu! Can't wait to see more in this series :)

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