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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Table Touches

Recently I was asked to prepare a festive table setting for the Herald Sun 'Home' Christmas Supplement. With much delight I set my favourite oak table for just that. As I wanted to keep that a feature of the setting, I thought it contrasted nicely against the classic palette of white, silver, grey & black. Without the reindeer & festive gift touches, this table can be set for any occasion.

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers, so were integral to the overall theme. All my decorative touches are very simple, just handpicked things I love - an ecletic mix of old & new. The white & cream creates a warm aesthetic in natural daylight, but the mood of the tealights & glass bead centrepiece creates a soft & intimate setting once dusk begins to set.

Now to prepare the menu!

To find the reindeer, silver pears & gift soaps:
Rose St Trading Co in Beatty Ave, Armadale, Melbourne.

For the black organza candles & divine french candle centrepieces:
Peony of Melbourne, Auburn Rd, Hawthorn, Melbourne.


  1. Always divine! How inspiring you are .. wishing you a wonderful, happy and relaxing Christmas at your beautifully prepared table .. what a joy!

  2. What a gorgeous table setting! I'm still trying to decide how to decorate our table on Christmas Day.

  3. That's a lovely table setting.
    I love doing my table every year on Christmas Day. I can't wait to get breakfast over in order to lay up the dinner table, that way every time someone goes into the dinning room, they get to see it in all it's glory.
    I even have a dinning set that I only use at Christmas, it's very simple and is white with a gold line all the way round it. All the serving dishes are the same. I serve dinner late and we eat by candle light. The kids have always loved it that way.
    Have a wonderful time.
    much love

  4. I just wanted to pop in to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010, I hope you and yours have many blessings in 2010.
    Much love