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morning of the Qurbani Eid is a messy affair. In fact it's an unusual
morning to start with. The mayhem commences with the sacrificial animals
mooing or bleating at the top of their lungs in the garage. The butchers
and the moulanas chopping and hacking away with a sort of
sadistic glee, the children infected with a weird spirit of animation
(only God knows why), the man of the house impatient to get the ceremony
of Qurbani going because he cannot eat a bite unless the sacrificial
rites are over, while the lady of the house is totally bemused by
the prospect of impending
festivity of the Eid morning for us adults is not much. Most of us
prefer to stay indoors at least till the evening when things more
or less return to normal circumstances.
This particular Eid let's dress up the house with full vigour focusing
on every cozner from the kitchen to the staircase. Ignore the disorder
that's going on around you and make your home a haven where everything
is neat, tidy and organised. In this way the mood for fun will seep
in. Since we do spend so much time indoors, we might as well make
our surroundings especially pleasant on this occasion.
With this in mind, our dexterous décor dame Nazneen Haque Mimi
uses flower power to counter the messy sacrificial scenes. From your
entrance to your bathroom, and all the way into the kitchen, we've
used blooms and greens to put everyone in a vibrant spirit.
Flowers to use: Seasonal beauties like Zinnia, Cosmos, Chrysanthemum,
room: Add a welcoming touch with fresh flowers. The pictures
show a white cut work table mat and a floral arrangement.
-Entrance: Make the first impression a fresh one
with some blooming blossoms. We've arranged a shom-rack, wi|h flowez
bouque|s, candles and xhotogzaphs.
plants, big or small, can liven up any corner of any room.
-The dining room is the scene of focus during this season. Our first
dining table set-up shows a white tablecloth with red fish applique
work. A fish bowl doubles up as a flowerpot, with yellow flowers and
red candles. Our second featuzed dining table is adorned with a white
muslin tablecloth, a white long runner, patterned table mats, wine
glasses and a beautiful vase with yellow cosmos.
-Make the corners count. We did it with a globe, a coffee table, and
a flower bowl with floating flowers and candles.
-Bathroom: Stock up on liquid soap for washing hands,
and transform your bathroom with a vase of flowers, hanging plants,
maybe a small yellow bowl with flowers, fresh towels, and maybe a
new soap case. Kitchen: The work station of
the day should not be neglected. We've livened up our featured kitchen
with a vase of flowers, a tissue box, new napkins and fresh cutlery,
and a funky salt and pepper unit.
The main idea is, while a slaughtering spree carries on outside, let
your indoors be light and bright and full of life with flowers, green
plants and a little ingenuity. Eid Mubarak!
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Photo Credit: Arindam Basu