Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

For me, getting ready for Christmas begins with getting ready to make homemade gift baskets. My homemade gift baskets are never without my signature pomegranate jelly. My daughter will be coming home soon from college for winter break. We both will be baking all the goodies that go into the baskets. Can't wait!

I like to decorate the house for Christmas with natural elements from the garden whenever possible.


Pomegranates and berries from the garden make a stunning centerpiece. 





Pomegranate jellies are all labelled and ready. I like to have homemade jellies and jams on hand for last minute gifts and for hostess gifts.






If you don't know what to buy for the people on your Christmas list, think of my book as a gift that will make a lasting impression. 

You can get an autographed copy of my book here.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website komalinunna.com.

I am joining Tablescape Thursday, French Country CottageCommon Ground, The Charm Of Home, Show and Tell, Foodie FridayHow Sweet the Sound and Ivy and Elephants.


35 comments:

  1. A pomegranate tree, how wonderful...I love it! Pomegranate jelly sounds delicious, have never had it or come across it.

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  2. Great table arrangement, I love the colors and background setting.

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  3. Your centerpiece is beautiful. I love it because it is natural and pomegranates are so perfect as a Christmas decoration.

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  4. Your pictures are stunning! That centerpiece is absolutely beautiful!!

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  5. This is really beautiful and very different---I love it!

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  6. Beautiful centerpiece! The photos are magnificent!

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  7. Beautiful photos and I am sure it tastes utterly divine, too.

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  8. Pomegranate center piece rocks! What great colors to put your guests in a festive mood. Merry Christmas. ~CJ

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  9. Beautiful centerpiece with the berries and pomegranates. The jelly is so pretty in the containers. Merry Christmas! Pam

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  10. Beautiful centerpiece!! Your jelly sounds delish!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Aledia~

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  11. Hi Komali,
    your pomgranate and berry decoration is breath taking beautiful. Your book made a great impression when I gifted it to may husband. Even to browse through the book is pure fun bcause of the many stunning photos of your decorations.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  12. What a buautiful centerpiece. Gorgeous.

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  13. Such a beautiful centerpiece!! and I adore pomegranate anything! love this so much!!

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  14. What an absolutely gorgeous centerpiece! I cannot imagine having pomegranate's growing in my yard. Wow! Your jam looks so good! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Poms and Christmas, such a nice combo, and your setting and photos show how charming they are too :D


    Visiting from My Romantic Home's linky party,
    Smiles and thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

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  16. Super pretty 'tree'!!! I'm thirsty just looking at it!!

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  17. This is really beautiful, Komali. I guess I need to add 3 white stacking dishes to my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. That is just stunning.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

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  19. HPS!

    Love your gifts baskets...yes, I took a peek! Honestly, I would really love receiving one. I love homemade gifts from the kitchen!


    Gabriela

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  20. Hello Komali...

    Ohhh...I'm in love with your pomegranite and berry three tiered plates! Simply gorgeous, my friend! Your little pomegranite jellies look so pretty with the red and white toile fabric! Mmmm...bet your jelly is scrumptious!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes to you and your family!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  21. That is truly a beautiful centerpiece! It's one of my favorites I've seen! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  22. These colors and textures are fantastic!!

    Wish I could get my hands on these berries!

    Merry merry
    Claudia

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  23. Komali, what a beautiful way to decorate. I love that you used live items! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  24. Superb publication! Its always nice to see your blogs! House painting Seattle

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  25. this is so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. very creative and festive
    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

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  27. Absolutely STUNNING. love it.
    Merry Christmas
    Ellen

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  28. Gorgeous! I love pomegranates :)
    Jennelise

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  29. I love this "eye-candy" post!! The pomegranates and berries together make such an elegnant and beautiful centerpiece...their simplicity is the ingredient to making it so spectular!!! Beautiful colors of both fruits blended so well together!!
    I always liked the LOOK of the pomegranate but never knew what to do with it. Now I am seeing jellies and jams made from it, and a restaurant locally has pomegranate martinies!! Delicious!!!
    I hinted (rather loudly) to "Santa"about how I would like your book under my tree Christmas morning!!! I hope I have been a good enough girl that he brings me one...simply GOT to have one, I think I would enjoy it so...for recipes as well as all of the inspiring pictures in it.......one more week to wait and see.......!!
    Thanks for always sharing the MOST gorgeous posts with us. You are such a multi-talented lady and it is always a treat to read your Pink Saturday posts!!
    I wish you and your family a Merry, Blessed Christmas and may 2012 bring you many of God's favors.....
    Hugs, Francy

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  30. How wonderful! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  31. Gorgeous!! So beautiful!! Sharing this at tonights party~thanks for linking up at FNF!

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  32. My dear you are amazing. This centerpiece is just fabulous. I would love for you to link this fabulous post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. Hope you can join us my dear!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  33. I have to say that this is one of the prettiest and most unusual centerpieces I have ever seen!

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