My Aai (Mom) always says : "Good food must be accompanied by a great setting. They have go to hand in hand. Before a guest actually tastes the food, it is the setting of the table that should appeal to the eyes."
Since childhood I have seen my mom come up with the most delightful table centre pieces in a matter of minutes using very simple accessories easily available. She mostly works with flower petals and lamps and has beautiful ethnic centrepieces particularly during Diwali and Dassera. Now thankfully her penchant for these beautiful decorations has rubbed off a bit on me.
Now my problem is my dining table which is small . I mean calling it small is actually an understatement. It can barely accommodate the three of us with our plates and glasses. So having a centrepiece on the table when I have guests over is possible only if I lay out a buffet. Even then it has to me a small arrangement . I mean how much ever I love to have one the guests would definitely like to have some food on the table as well,won't they?
So I created this small centre piece which suits a small dining table perfectly. Its great particularly with the evening meal because the lights look particularly pretty. For added effect you can sprinkle some some glitter on the water . The lights I have used are simple tea lights which I bought at IKEA. They can be easily substituted with Indian diyas or floating candles. Use any coloured petals of your choice. As I have limited resources here in my UK home I just used a glass dish I had at hand, but if you have any old silver or brass platters lying at home, give them a good polish and give them a rebirth.
I am happy to send this Centrepiece over to Janelle for Centrepiece of the Month. I hope she likes it.Just a small REMINDER : The last date for entries to Fun in The Sun is 22nd of August. Those interested please send in your entries so I can include them in the round-up. Thank you!!