Friday Favorites: Diwali Inspiration

As the Diwali season is upon us, I thought I would share some of my favorite Diwali inspired finds. Diwali, often known as the “festival of lights,” is one of the most important festivals of the year for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is celebrated with grandeur as families perform traditional activities together in their homes.

During this festive time small clay lamps are filled with oil and lit to signify the triumph of good over evil, fireworks are burst to drive away evil spirits and decorative designs with colorful powder are made to welcome deities. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year, so vibrant and full of energy! I’m especially excited as this will be Little Mirchi’s first Diwali and although I’m in no rush for her to grow up, I’m looking forward to when she will help her Mamma decorate for the holidays.

Gold Moroccan Pouf by Jonathan Adler

via | Decor Pad

I am pretty obsessed with this pouf. It would be perfect in a simple clean nursery, modern bedroom or stacked in multiples in a living room space for extra seating. The metallic color adds just the right amount of glitz and glam. These poufs are available in several colors but the silver and gold are my favorite. For more colors or ideas, check out Jonathan Adler.

Colorful Tea Glasses by Just Morocco

via | Just Morocco

How beautiful are these? Filled with tea, served on a silver tray, your guests are sure to feel like royalty with these beauties. They could also double as tea light candle holders or dessert cups! The intricate detailing, bold colors and gold trim work remind me of the beautiful clothing we wear during this festive time. For more designs, check out Just Morocco.

 Star Paper Lanterns

via | Home Town Evolution

Well if these don’t scream Diwali, I don’t know what does. Colorful, star-shaped lanterns! A few star lanterns hanging in a room = Diwali Dreamland. I am already thinking of the different ways to use these pretties. These are a sure to be a hit with kids, especially once the lights are out! All star lanterns are made in India and are eco-friendly. Check out more varieties at Home Town Evolution.

Colorful Scarves/Stoles

via | Aniika

Even after living up north for almost five years now, I hardly own any “winter scarves”. Instead I use my shawls and stoles from India as make shift scarves. The vibrant colors add some sunshine to the dark winter days. These gorgeous hands made scarves can be worn with jeans, used as light stroller blankets, the possibilities are endless. Check out all of the lovely designs at Aniika.

*All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way to share any of these products.

Hope these finds inspire you this Diwali season! If you’d like to learn more about Diwali or chat about Diwali inspiration, recipes, decoration and more join me  (@lovelaughmirch) + other blggers on October 30th at 9pm EST for a one hour Diwali chat! We will be using the hashtag #VZWDiwali. RSVP and join the chat for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX 2013! 
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