Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Diwali Dry Run on Dhanteras

I am a Bengali who has lived all her life in North India. Which means I almost know the “five-day” fare that Diwali brings with it. Today is Dhanteras in India. Its customary to buy something new – especially a precious metal. Read an interesting story around Dhanteras here.

I bought metal too. Iron to be precise. Not sure how precious it’d finally turn out to be. Its a traditional Bangladeshi kitchen item used for making rice flour desserts. I have no clue how and what goes into the recipe. The way my family makes these desserts is different. They are like cream filled crêpes.

But I did what I do best, be playful and let my imagination run without a rein.

I think I will use this as a centerpiece for my Diwali party on Friday, with a plucked flower (my Frangipani fell on its own) and tea lights.

This is how it should look!

IMG_2455IMG_2452 IMG_2449 What do you think?

IMG_2445 But if you have another idea (and hopefully better), then speak now. For Diwali is just two days away!

IMG_2440 Which means I have to hurry up on my planning or press the panic buttons soon. So ciao and Happy Diwali. Be safe. Bhalo theko.

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I am sending my dry run idea to The Key Bunch’s Diwali Dhamaka and It’z Festival Time @ Emreen’s Liven Things Up.

More Diwali-related photos from PreeOccupied are here.

17 comments:

GB said...

LOVE it! (You can add some more zing with smallish pebbles/beads/red lentils to fill in the spaces around the tealights, but I rather like it in it's simplicity!)

Satrupa said...

Pree ......... Gurl u have quite an imaginative mind. luv the iron tea light holder

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Loved the iron tea light holder..
Happy Dhanteras...missing Delhi :(..
Bhalo theko..

sangeeta said...

Delhi become practically mad for any kinda festival. After karwa chauth it is diwali and the markets are flooded with ideas .

your griddle makeover looks great .. i would like a few genda phool petals strewn in...

Emreen said...

This is a great idea.... !! Luv the way lights are teamed up with the flower against the dark background...
Thanks for linking to my blog party....U can participate more than once.. ;-) ;-) !!!

purplehomes said...

oo...I love your "centerpiece". its looks lovely just the way it is...simple & elegant

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the usage of it! Great job !

Scribbler :) said...

super duper like! Maybe find a colourful bead necklace and place it around the outer rim....just for some more colour. But it looks great as it is...

Rekha said...

Awesome idea, I have a similar non stick one too, I might try copying your idea taking cue from Gano's inputs. Happy Diwali, thanks for being a part of the Diwali Dhamaka Carnival.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely idea.loved these..even i have the same .willl post today

sulagna ™ said...

bapok laagche !!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Very ethnic!!Great use of the iron griddle..It must be very heavy..I like the cute pink colored candles!!

Priya said...

Love the idea of using iron griddle, cute looking candles..Happy Diwali wishes to u and ur family..

sinfullyspicy said...

I have heard that this kinda pan requires less oil for frying.is it so?
Love the champa flower in between...its been ages since I sniffed one...Happy Diwali to you and ur family dear!

Sound Horn Please said...

How super creative! We have the same pan at home too- though in black stone. And the idea of using it as a tealight holder never struck me! Lovely!

Sayantani said...

amio gata bachor amar Paniyaram pan e ebhabe sajoechilam. tomar ei panta ektu different amartay sab gol gol indents ache. ete banano pither apekkhay roilam.

Sheeba Asariah said...

Beautiful......... love your decor!