This time of year ?– An ‘Autumn’ Table !

Hello !
Yes,it is autumn in Ireland. The weather is cooler,there is sunshine more often and there is a bright moon visible from time to time. For the time being I will ignore the blustery wind. It looks almost as if the trees are slowly catching fire ! The leaves are starting to turn colour- from a soft amber to a dark ruby red.

And in another part of the world, in India,my home, the air has also started to cool ever so slightly. The tiny harsingar flowers blooming on trees have started to spread their fragrance . Soon it will be time for Durga Puja- a big celebration for the Bengalis, and Diwali, the festival of lights, for a large part of India.There is an air of anticipation.

The ‘autumn’ table at India House,Bucharest

The other day I noticed that the Virginia Creepers around Dublin have turned a flaming orange . And the super markets,Lidl and Aldi have announced the arrival of pumpkins, Halloween decorations , Halloween sweets and witch and wizard costumes. There is Autumn  in the air!

 So I dug out some pictures of our ‘autumn’dining table at India House in Bucharest taken two years ago. There we had a beautiful Virginia Creeper in our garden that had wound its way into the verandah at the entrance.From the ceiling its leaves would hang down,in autumn, like innumerable drops of fire There was a dinner at our house- it was a farewell dinner for the then Ambassador of Croatia,Ivica Mastruko and his wife,Vesna-very charming people–and I got the chance to cut off the elegant stems of the creeper and put it straight onto the dinner table! I had found a few pumpkins in different shapes and green pears at Obor Market-one of my most favorite places in Romania-and, along with red candles, my table was complete .

If I could,I would tell Lidl and Aldi to sell orange Virginia Creepers as well to complete their autumn-Halloween story.

So here is something to set you in Autumn mode ..

Fresh pumpkin,dried African gourd,green pears and the glorious Virginia Creeper
Gujarati white mirror-work bedspread, Fabindia mats and napkins
 The other side of the table


Photos(taken without a stand!) :  Debashish Chakravarti 
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About Adity

Hello ! You are either already a friend or will become one--through this medium! I am an artist and jewellery maker, a wife and mother to two lovely children. Beautiful homes, food, nature and wonderful things happening around me make me ecstatic. That is why I started to write this blog-- to share with you all of these things. After all what good is any experience if not shared !
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6 Responses to This time of year ?– An ‘Autumn’ Table !

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is beautiful-so very autumn! Thanks fr a great post.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ya, simple pumpkin and pears work so well.

  3. Nina says:

    Wow! Did not know another side of your talent! Keep giving us suprises 🙂

  4. nita says:

    very autumn. the colors of the leaves merge with that of the glow from the lamps, the carpets, furnishings, and the decor.
    and you write merging warm memories across different worlds. hope you have a journal because it can be of immense value as a documentary of expat lives. combined with Da's pictures, of course, it would be very unique.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Pushpanjali says:

    Just can't admire you enough,my expression ….jaw dr…op, you are in your true elements there,keep sharing

  6. Shikha Chaki says:

    Just Beautiful.

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