Tag: Candles

Here’s What You Can Shop At The Home Centre Sale To Make your Home Look a Million Bucks

OK. Before I begin, let me set the record straight. This is not a sponsored post.

I have always been in awe of the gold jeweled products at Home Centre, especially around the festive season. Nothing does as much justice to your home as the golden votives, tea light holders or the blingy placemats. And truth be told, they burn a hole in your pocket if you…



Diwali 2012

Wish you all a very Happy Diwali. The evening is yet to begin. Here are some random pictures of the rangoli I made today.



Diwali: tealights and gift boxes from Templetree

Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Is decorating for diwali on top of your mind these days? Well, you are not alone given that Diwali is exactly a week away.

Often on weekends, the three of us set out on mindless bike rides with no particular destination in mind. On one such trip Sunday evening, I saw this beautiful shop called Templetree on Varthur…



Diwali Styling: Candle and Flower Centerpieces

Home spic and span? Check. Bought diyas? Check.  Shopping? Check. Made sweets? Check.  Rangoli design? Check. Diwali menu? Check.

Somehow this Diwali doesn’t really feel like one for me. Maybe because it falls in the middle of the week, and most offices are off only tomorrow. So, there isn’t much activity in the sweet shops, or on the roads, in general, as compared to every year;…



Diwali Styling: Flowers and Candles

I was happy to discover Swedish home fashion site SIA. As lovly as the products are, the site is also a mine of styling and home decor ideas that can be easily adapted here to up the glitz and glamour quotient this Diwali. From what kind of flowers will look good in what kind of vases as centerpieces to how to mix and…



Inspiration: Styling your centerpieces for Diwali

I saw a peacock feather inspired centerpiece and was floored by the vibrancy and the life the colors brought to the table. Not too many colors, but the color play from blue and green has a stunning effect over all against the dark wood table. It’s fresh, nothing like you’ve seen before. The silkiness of the fabrics, ribbons coordinate well with the peacock feathers. The…



Diwali Pictures

I finally got around to uploading pictures taken during this Diwali. A few things about the festival never change. There’s the colorful kolam (rangoli), diyas in various sizes and shapes,  and flowers. I’ve never used candles to lit up the home before. This year, however, I lit a few scented candles on the dining table and on the center table in the living room. It…



How to Make Scented Candles at Home

Hope you all had a great weekend. Friday evening, my toddler son and I weren’t quite in the mood to go to the park. I discovered a candle making kit earlier that evening while cleaning the loft in one of the boxes, and kept it down. The candle making starter kit from Fevicryl lay untouched for over three years; I had purchased it at Ozone…



Inspiration: Fun Ways to Light Candles This Diwali

Diwali is just a fortnight away. The excitement begins.. so does the preparations. I’ve been browsing the web to spot different ways to light candles. I share with you a few finds …

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