Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Celebrations = Decor + Food + Family ;)

Yes,celebrations for me are simply three things, Doing up my home, Cooking everything from scratch for the people i love and Spending lots of lovely moments with them. Diwali was just that. And this time around it was just oh-so-special as it was our daughter's first diwali ;)
I had loads of fun lighting up each little nook and corner of my home, putting numerous fairy lights all around and getting the entire stock of the flower-wala inside our home! Of course,the preparations started much before that, with me deciding to make the entire tableware with the help of my two little paws and my potter's wheel ! Yes, yes i know you think i am mad, my sister thinks the same...but well i am a little crazy when it comes to doing stuff for my home...
Since Diwali came a little too early this year and its still so very hot at Delhi...i decided not to use any orange, pink or gold...i felt just too hot looking at these bright colors...the theme had to be cream and white...that would go perfectly with the deep brown and cream handcrafted studio pottery i had made especially for the big day...Have put together some snaps for all of you...i hope you enjoy looking at them as much i enjoyed putting it all together!!

Tealight holders: Cylinders made on the wheel and later cut by hand & brushed with tenmoku.Tilted bowl wheel thrown, outside tenmoku and inside a crystalline glaze.



Deep brown bottle-flower vase : Wheel thrown and later flattened. And Another handcrafted tall tealight holder...The tall cream mug like thing that you see is actually a 1.5 litre huge beer mug my husband picked from Germany...i thought it went with the cream and brown theme...he ofcourse was very disturbed seeing flowers in it instead of beer ;)



Rectangular plates made by using a hump mould and glazed crystalline. The bowl in the background was wheel thrown and glazed using Bryanston. And thats a little coaster that you can see behind the glasses...these were made by the slab method.


Finally the entire tablescape : Dinner plates again wheel thrown.Can you see the platter i showed you earlier here ? ;) Everything was wood fired at 1280 degrees.


How can i miss the food...huh!!!

I hope each one of you had a lovely Diwali...lots and lots of good wishes for the rest of the year !! More pics later ;)


Images : All from our album

12 comments:

TheKeyBunch said...

Beautiful Prachi, very creative..- Rekha

Varsha said...

Looks like I am the first one posting. It could probably be because I was just waiting for this post to come :) its beautiful and really inspirational for some of us folks out there..Absolutelyn love it.. Cheers !!

Patricia Torres said...

oh wow!! Prachi you are so super talented.. I'll have to come to Delhi to learn the wheel techniques from you.. I am so super impressed.. I cant even begin to tell you!! And all that with a little one... wow!!

You are a true inspiration for some of us... really!!! Well done... the house looks fab!!

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Heavens, this is awesome! You should get into styling, full time! :) I can't get over the fact that you actually know how to make your own pottery pieces. You have inspired me now to attend a pottery class :)

Lovely theme, and you even used a beer mug! :) now thats creative, especially for a diwali theme! :)

great stuff prachi!

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

...oh and the food and coolers look very appetising...:) i love canapes (hint, hint)

i looked at the enlarged pics and appreciated each minute intricate detail of your tablescape!!

purplehomes said...

Rekha : Thanks

Varsha : Thats so sweet of you, btw i am waiting for your diwali pics...n i would love to feature your pretty-pretty home here..mail me pics soon ;)

Patricia : You are very kind...thanks for all the compliments...most welcome drop in anytime...i would be so happy to meet the person behind my favorite blog ;)

Sharon : Thanks a ton for so many compliments...i had a lot of fun doing this...glad you enjoyed the pics...so cute of you to actually enlarge them n see...pottery is good fun...but requires immense patience...must give it a try...it has definitely helped a very impatient person like me ...slow down a bit...ok..i am lying it hasnt been able to do that...but i love pottery..do try whenever u get a chance...

Shalini said...

So impressed with your work and your style. Everything looks so wonderful!

purplehomes said...

Shalini : Thanks,do keep droppin by...would love to hear from you

Kanika Bahl said...

Beautiful styling and white with its shades is my most fav colour!

purplehomes said...

Kanika : Thanks ;)

Richi said...

it is indeed great work on your behalf...i found it really beautiful!
i came across another site adipa.com where i noticed great work similar to urs.
cheers :)

purplehomes said...

Richi : Thanks for droppin by and all the lovely compliments, i hope to see you here often...yes i hv seen adipa..She makes absolutely awesome stuff