A GLIMPSE OF DIWALI DECORATIONS AT HOME

We celebrated Diwali this past weekend and on the morning of Diwali – after lighting diyas all over the house, we all dressed up ( I made everyone would be rather accurate ) and take pictures. I want to pass on all the excitement, the culture, the rituals that I grew up with, to Zoe and the festivals are such a good time to involve her in every little detail. I asked her to hold my hand while I lighted the diyas and hand us the decorations as Amit hung them around the house. Screaming Happy Diwali on facetime calls, with Zoe echoing Happy Diwani, doing puja, visiting close friends on Diwali day with sweets and gifts – it was a beautiful Diwali day. I dont agree when people away from India ( who grew up in India celebrating Diwali) say that it was a whatever kind of day or nothing like back home – it all depends on how we choose to celebrate the festival. Some elements will definitely be different, but that’s true even for the celebrations in India. It is up to us to feel the excitement, to breathe in the festive spirit and exude it. And now, moreso to pass that spirit on.

Good ole tripod and a clicker and we have some really fun family pictures – if you notice closely, Zoe is holding the clicker in some pictures – there you go, official photographer in the house!

Also sharing the decor details at the end of the post.

 

Happy Diwali and Happy New year to all of you celebrating. I absolutely love this festive time of the year. xo – Neha

My outfit : custom-made

hair gajra ( floral hair accessory ) 

marigold garlands ( I used heavy duty clear tape to put them it holds well )

Door torans 

Rangoli decorations

Curtain lights ( used these hooks to put them on )

small kandils/lanterns, more here 

 

 

 

Playroom Gallery Wall

It took me a long time to finish this gallery wall ( well for now – is any decor in the house ever the final version? ) The reason I was slacking on the gallery wall is because I was actually afraid of taking up a gallery wall project. If you do a search on Pinterest for gallery walls – it is inundated with the most beautiful, editorial walls that seem almost impossible to recreate. There is no template, no rules to the order in which the frames should be organized!

Anyway, I really wanted to decorate  the wall with frames and took upon the project to figure out the code behind gallery walls – and if I couldn’t crack the code, create one! Hah!

Here’s the result and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The frames are from Minted and here’s the code – by which I mean, the process I went about it.

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