Monday, 29 August 2011

Unique centrepieces...

How important is a centrepiece to a well dressed table?
  Well one can argue that you can do without it and the food is what really matters, but a centrepiece is really the proverbial icing on the cake. And there is no need to buy an obscenely expensive centrepiece for your dinner table which everyone will get tired of seeing after a few dinners. A much better option is a centrpiece created when you let your imagination go berserk and let the creativity this one here which everyone can create...

This one is really simplicity itself....3 wineglasses overturned, with a flower placed inside each, and a candle placed on top of each base....brilliant idea indeed !! and I'm dying to try it out..
 Next  one :
Take a fish bowl, place some sand in it, put a candle in it, scatter some pebbles and shells around it, and voila...!

Let's move on...another fish bowl piece-
Just place some pine cones (I always tend to collect a lot of them in various shapes and sizes whenever we go to a hill station) in the bowl, and also put in a string of fairy lights among them -now watch your table glow...and let the compliments flow!

All images from pinterest..see all the images  here.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Girl on a swing..

Cutting images out of paper...drawing on paper with a knife instead of a pencil..that's paper art practiced in different countries and cultures under different names...Scherenschnitte in Germany, Jianzhi in China, Wycinanki in Poland and Sanjhi in India...
Here is my own attempt at paper art, finished and framed...

Monday, 8 August 2011

strange and beautiful...

I firmly believe that all you need to decorate your home are some beautiful plants with a smattering of books here and there..
But plants planted inside books?
Take a look here...some old books were scooped out and after sealing the pages, plants were grown in them from seedling stage..How is that for a conversation starter?

And here is another old book being used as a planter...perhaps it was the experiment of an ardent  book lover who could not bear to throw away old books and thus combined his/her love for books and gardening....

Personally I dont think I would have the heart to cut up a favourite book of mine...maybe just one not-so-favourite book for the sheer novelty of the idea....hmmm....What do you think?

All images from  dornob

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tea anyone?

Morning dawns bright and fresh, bringing the promise and hopes for a new day....What better way to start the day than by sitting among some of god's beautiful creations...

 And some greenery to go with the flowers and pebbles in a cute jug..
Hmm...what's inside? Lemme check..
 The puss comes over to say good morning...
and see if there is some milk for her..
 So how about a cup of tea on a bright fresh morning,
  full of the promises of a new day,
A promise of peace, a promise of flowers adorning,
 and hope that everything will be right with the world today..

A corner of my garden's fresh and green,
The kettle is hot and steaming, the cups are ready,
what are you waiting for....?