Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Decor

Knitted winter
Set your table and decorate with an old sweater thats transformed this winter.

the lights get covered by sweater clothsa pen stand doubles up for holding artichokes in the middle of the table
a star also gets covered in sweater cloth

salt and pepper in glasses and bowls and sweet potatoes in fruit bowls as decor

NAme tag on each plate with an artichoke and a tea cosy in sweater cloths
vase and the lamps get a make over with sweater cloth.any old sweaters can do the trick for you..

Images Courtesy:Sweet Paul Magazine,October 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dhonk Craft

Dhonk is a private company which is making handicrafts in and around Ranthambhore.
It aims to provide a sustainable livelihood to people living near about Ranthambhore.
Dhonk’s aim is to promote raw local talent and bring out the colors of Rajasthan for the consumer.
Dhonk is a blend of ethnic and modernistic fashion, giving the best of both the worlds to the buyer.
It is focused on achieving perfection steadily to bring maximum joy for its patrons.

The efficiency of craftsmen at Dhonk Craft can be seen from the crafts they manufacture. Very beautiful and attractive to catch every one's eyes.‎"How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?"

The reform program of Dhonk Craft includes giving alternate livelihood to the ex-poachers families, under this several Mogya women are trained on handicraft work

handkerchiefspenstandsfruit basketsjewellery boxesbandhej dupattasclutchattractive bagsmoney pouchessmall basketsbagswomen working with hand on dupattas,patch work sheets,no machine used

hand woven rug

All pictures exclusive to Dhonk Craft
Visit dhonk here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank You purplehomes!

Thank You Prachi at purplehomes for the lovely interview about Celebrations decor.It was a pleasure talking to you Prachi and I thank you making me a part of your lovely series.

Two diyas which were a part of the Diwali decor,now sits on the centre table and I have floated flowers in them..arent they lovely?

Images and Ideas By Lakshmi Arvind
pl do not copy nor steal them

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Diwali to Remember,at home

As the evening approached on Diwali day,the home got filled wih prayers and diyas for aprosperous year ahead.As the diyas were lighted and the prayers chanted the home filled with positive energy and brightness.We made it sure as the diyas were lighted from the entrance to the inner rooms,the lights were put off one by one to assimilate the festivities and light around us.Some lamps were hung on the tree that bends into our terrace.An evening to remember as it is....the diwali evening..

Before the pedestal

on the dining table,on a mirrormy lord krishna's pedestal
a corner of the room on top of the chest

below the chest
on top of the centre table

an island created keeping in mind the centre table in the centre of the room
the triangles of lamps...and their reflection

on the steps leading to the terrace
beautiful okeh of light and lamps,some lamps are handmade by recycling old bottles

beautiful bokeh on the bookshelf

a distant view
with prayers and waiting for the next diwali

Linking to the Diwali Dhamaka parties here and here

Please do not copy nor steal images.
images and ideas conceived and clicked by Lakshmi Arvind

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Waking up to Diwali Day

The Diwali day dawned with Celebrations at home.
Waking up to the elaborate decorations at doorways and the inside of the house with marigolds.
Waking up to the different designs of Diyas.
Waking up to the sounds of cymbals and crackers.
Waking up to the fragrance of flowers and home cooked food, ghee and sweets.
Waking up and waiting for the lights and lamps to be lit...
Waking up to the lights of wisdom from the darkness of ignorance.

These are some glimpses of the Diwali preparations at home. Hope you all enjoy these images as
I take some time to assimilate the festivities around me.

Images and Ideas By Lakshmi Arvind
Please do not steal nor copy images
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