Mo’ lights from Christmas…

There is SO much colour everywhere and the festive spirit abounds! On blogs, in the streets, it’s enough to make you shout! We were traveling last weekend and just got back from a wonderful farm stay. Getting back to the city feels like coming back to a riot!

But it’s been quiet at home as friends and family are still traveling or are busy elsewhere. So here’s a quiet couple of evenings, with candles and soft light. Peace on earth…

tree1We didn’t paint the wall! It’s just the lights…

block and candles

The carved wood block…


Candle holders in shades of blue

Changed the lights to yellow and it was another sight altogether!


More blue and silver…

blue bowl

A leaf shaped diya I’d found during Diwali earlier this year. Painted the edge blue.

tableThe table…

The DIY candle holders.

Linking up to some great blog parties, as always! The Keybunch and Liven Things Up.


Diwali 2010

In keeping with the enthu at The Keybunch’s Diwali carnival, here’s hoping you folk had a safe and fun Diwali! It’s ending on a very very wet note here in Bengaluru… what rains! Its helped keep the pollution level down though I think, and that’s always good.


Starting with a diya

lamp flowers

My fave lamp


Threaded chandu hoovu, mallige and light


-Lilies and gerberas..loved the pink!

more lamps

tea light holders from Meena



Meena’s diyas 🙂


Katte holder again


Meena’s and Hema’s diyas

Fragrances and lights

Love Indian festivals for their aesthetic potential! They offer such an opportunity to make yummy food, riot up the home with flowers and lights. Some pictures from yesterday…


Agarbatti (fragrant incense) Pic by Suresh

flowersFlowers Pic by Suresh

foodFood for the gods Pic by Suresh



Pic by Suresh

managala arti

Mangala arti Pic by Suresh

urli with rosesRose petals in an urli

chrysanthemums in an urliShevanthige (chrysanthemums) in an urli