Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Diwali That Was…

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The Coconut Laddus I made, the Gulab Jamuns were from a can of Haldiram’s.

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The Uruli was filled with water, rose petals were sprinkled and rose-shaped candles floated.

IMG_2540 IMG_2499 Alu Gobhi was made with lots of fresh peas, while the Dahi Vada was chilled.
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Fresh flowers and potted plants were paired with candles and diyas to create a Diwali atmosphere at Apartment 408, our home. IMG_2475IMG_2542 IMG_2505IMG_2548
Fresh sheets and cushion covers were brought out to give the evening a touch of India.
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A touch of India also meant some traditional Indian flavors and colors. And gifts.
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Candles, diya and strings of lights glittered our home. IMG_2559 IMG_2560 IMG_2561 IMG_2565 IMG_2572 IMG_2568IMG_2562IMG_2564We were finally ready to welcome our friends to our home for Diwali.

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Happy Diwali to everybody. Its now time to think Christmas and New Year’s.

More Diwali-related photos from PreeOccupied are here.

16 comments:

shooting star said...

happy diwali...lovely lovely decorations!!!

GB said...

Sigh! What a pretty diwali you had! Loved everything-- the diyas, the rose shaped candles, your gorgeous linens, the food (but naturally!) I'm bookmarking this post for future reference... :)

Happy diwali Pree!!

PS: I also loved your warli-like napkins(?)

sinfullyspicy said...

What a decadent diwali...loved all the pics!The cushion cases & linens...beautiful.....and guess what I had a similar menu..dahi bade, gobi aaloo , kachoris etc...
One lovely Diwali you had :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love your decorations! Amazing!
Happy Diwali! Lucky friends!

sayantani said...

wish I could have come to your place on Diwali. loved the beautiful way you celebrated Diwali. mine was postponed and today we are having the celebration. Happy Diwali.

Wit,wok and wisdom said...

Wish you too a very Happy Diwali,Pree!!Tomar chhobigulo je ki shundor hoechhe bole bojhate parbona...gave me a sense of blissful deja vu:)loved all the candles,decorations and the sequinned cushions...bhishon bhishon shundor!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Loved each and every pic Pree..!
Wish you and your lovely family a very happy Diwali :)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...
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Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

loved each bit of this.loved each image.happy diwali pree

Satya Raj said...

wow the pics r simply grt...enjoyed a tour of ur sweet home...

Priya said...

Omg, fabulous clicks..

PreeOccupied said...

Thank you all for your wonderful thoughts and wishes. Hope all of you had a fun Diwali.

Purnima@a creative project said...

You have a beautiful home!! Love your bedside tables and the corners!!!

Spice said...

Lovely deco, very traditional....I love it that way....& o'course tasty food....nice clicks...

purplehomes said...

wow...lip smacking food...stunning decor...you sure had a lovely Diwali!

Scribbler :) said...

I have a thing for cushion covers and sheets. For me, no celebration is complete without a new set. I thought yours were lovely. Splensis decor!