April 2011 Carnival: Spring-Summer Fest

festivals to celebrate the spring summer at theKeybunch
Floating flowers

It’s that time of the year again – Spring is in the air in some parts of the globe, while for others the living is easy with summer time! So, how about celebrating the spirit and joy associated with spring and summer? Ugadi, Ramanavami, Baisakhi, Gudi Padwa, Bihu, Baisakhi…..so many festivals to celebrate the season!

festivals to celebrate the spring summer at theKeybunch
Rangoli for Ugadi

Down south, it’s hard to resist the sweet fragrance of Mysore Mallige Hoova (Mysore Jasmine), Ugadi and Ramanavami dΓ©cor comprising tender mango leaves thoran, sumptuous lunches spread on banana leaves and the flavors of raw mango, not to mention the bursting shades of watermelon pink.

festivals to celebrate the spring summer at theKeybunch
Entrance decked up with flowers and mango leaves thoran

Later in the month it will be time for Easter – when new life, resurrection and new beginnings are celebrated! Along with renewed spirits, it’s time for sumptuous Easter meals, Easter egg hunts and Easter decor.

We have decided on a Spring-Summer Carnival theme to capture all these wonderful events and get the spirit going in the virtual world. What are you celebrating? The entries could be tablescapes, recipes, flower arrangements, dΓ©cor ideas….just about anything associated with spring and summer!

My entry is the Ugadi decor done up today..For those who are celebrating their new year, here’s wishing you all a fabulous year ahead.

Here’s how you join in the party!
1. Do a “Spring Summer Decor’ post on your blog. The post can be just about anything related to the Spring Summer theme as mentioned on the post. Please do not use images from other sources.
2. Then link back to this post as follows:
– Copy the ‘permalink’ from your post (in other words the URL of your post, not the URL of your blog).
– Add your ‘permalink’ to the ‘inlinkz’ at the bottom of this post.
3. Inspire and get inspired by leaving a comment on the participating blogs.. after all it’s a party! πŸ™‚
4. You can link in as many posts as you wish, the more the merrier.
5. If you don’t have a blog, you can always email your pictures to me at [email protected] and I will post them here, as well as link back from the party page.



  1. oh wow.. what a lovely theme!! your entrance looks so inviting!! I will definitely enter..and am looking fwd to other blogger's lovely entries as well!!!

  2. Oh goodie! This will get a lot of creative juices rushing….Happy happy!

  3. Love the theme and must join in:):)

  4. Lovely idea and a great pst. Just liked up, may do one more:-)

  5. What a lovely theme. I can see myself linking up many times :-). So stay tuned.
    BTW the entrance was gorgeous and so welcoming.

  6. cool series..:) hope to join in soon

  7. Oh … lovely.. lovely.. Rekha!! will link up when Im doing easter posts.. πŸ™‚

    Hope you are doing well.. Sharon.. and relaxing enough!! Take care!! *hugs*

  8. Wow! cool theme!..Lovely decor Rekha!:)
    Here, am adding a link..


  9. Hey Pats,
    Looking forward to your easter link-up! Yes, I am relaxing – too much I think πŸ™‚ getting pampered at home these days!


  10. Lovely idea!! I just did a post today and when I was browsing through your blog I went "Aha" so linked up πŸ™‚

  11. Such a wonderful theme!!! "tis the season" of so many different festivals in so many different cultures… Thanks so much for this lovely idea!!! I just added my link. Do stop by anytime!!! http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

  12. Absolutely love the idea, would surely come up with a summer post (spring has simply disappeared from delhi) soon and link up, super excited !!!

  13. Hi Rekha,
    Here am linking an another post, as per you told me πŸ™‚

  14. Hi there, I just linked another post… another reason to celebrate spring!! Thanks for hosting and all your hard work..have a great weekend!!


  15. Wishing you a very happy new year as well… and I love your entryway, especially the beautiful detailing on the door!!

  16. Thanks for the lovely comment Rekha. Just linked up. Take care Anu

  17. Just linked up another post here..oops! this is my fifth post here!:)
    Hmmm..this is Spring-Summer celebration time with The Key Bunch πŸ™‚


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