Thursday, December 20, 2012

Designing with poinsettias

I am sprucing up the house for the holidays.
Nothing says Christmas more than poinsettias.  I love white poinsettias. They are not actually white, but a lime green color which I love. My love for this color began with lime-light hydrangeas, which I cannot plant enough of in my garden.

Side table arrangement made with succulents, white poinsettia, green proteas, nandina berries and English ivy.

Here on the dining table, I used white poinsettias with other small potted plants to make my arrangement last throughout the holiday season.

At the entrance table, the arrangement was made with white poinsettias, English ivy and small flowering kalanchoes plants. Mr. Ducky is all dressed up to greet holiday visitors.

The front porch urn is arranged with poinsettias, succulents and kalanchoes.

Here on the side table, a single poinsettia is placed in a decorative container along with Santa.

Trader Joe's Simply Indian (both printed and kindle version) is available to buy at Amazon. Trader Joe's Simply Indian is a compilation of gourmet Indian recipes made from fresh and ready to use ingredients available at Trader Joe's.

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


  1. Oh dear Komali, you make the most amazing fresh centerpieces! The urn is gorgeous and so are the rest of them I missed you my friend, I hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful holiday and a terrific New Year 2013. Big hugs,

  2. Happy Holidays! I love poinsettias too :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  3. Komali, each arrangement is lovely. I like the white poinsettias too. ;-)
    Merry Holidays to you and your family......Sarah

  4. Your live plant centerpieces are beautiful...I am so jealous you can grow proteas!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. So pretty. Just lovely.

    - The Tablescaper