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Home Living : December 8th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Best of Christmas HOMELIVING Past and present Sally Beresford Antiques dealer and table designer I've always thought how lucky we are in Australia to be able to go with our more traditional origins or choose a laidback casual theme when setting our Christmastable. One thing is certain though--itisa time of yeartobring out the best of everything:sparkling crystal, shining silver, fine china, cool crisp linen, enchanting decorations, best seasonal produce, a delicious menu, some good vintages and great company. All the hard work seems worth it when you share the joy with loved ones. The table is at the centre of the day. I often find in the weeks before Christmas that clients have a sudden need to upscale their table and I always allow floor stock to be available for sale. Larger entertaining is makingareturn and the table thatseats 10-14 can be a sight to behold. Here's a checklist for making it a leisurely enjoyable meal: A guest list will eliminate any oversights with seatingand placement of guests The silver or flatware should be well polished and complementary Glassware and crystaltake a shine to warm water with white vinegar. Rinse, hand dry and lay on the table Launder napery in advance and keep the tablecloth hung free of fold creases Choose a theme -- be it floralor featuring decorations for Christmas Order flowers a week aheadtoavoid getting florist dregs Candlelight evening celebrations can be coolingand calming. During the day place glass pitchers filled with citrus- flavoured water down the table sallyberesford.com.au Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2118653i hln wk31 Lic. 137155c 2146691i HLN wk40 M.I. PLASTERBOARD SUPPLIERS • Boral Plasterboard • Insulation • James Hardie Fibre Cement Products • Rondo Steel Stud & Ceiling Systems • Unitex Lightweight Cladding & Textures • Timber Flooring• Tools • Fasteners • Decorative Cornice • Ceiling Tiles • Fixing Compounds & More LININGS SALES 9417 8966 2A McCabe Place, Chatswood NSW 2067 PHONE: 9417 8966 CHATSWOOD STORE PLASTERBOARD SALES - SYDNEY WIDE NOW OPEN www.designarobe.com.au ph 9748 0844 fax 9748 0546 firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 2122191i hln wk20 Custom Made Built In Wardrobes FREE Measure & Quote 10 Years Guarantee Sliding & Hinged Doors Polyurethane & Melamine Panels Glass Doors All Kinds of Walk in Wardrobes! Homes Offices 20% to 50% Sale Save 20% off our Hand Crafted, Custom Made, Kiri Wood painted or stained Plantation Shutters, and Save 50% off our Real Kiri Wood Timber Venetian Blinds. Save 30% off Auscreen Stone Roller Blinds, Custom made in our Castle Hill factory. Our Low Price Guarantee means that you never pay more from Shutters Australia and our Lifetime Warranty gives you extra peace of mind. NEED A NEW MATTRESS? Your high quality bed specialist Invest in better sleep! OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 10AM *FREE Delivery *FREE Removal of your old mattress *FREE Ensemble Base with selected mattresses *Call us for more details Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! Warehouse prices direct to the public • Saving up to 50-60% on certain products • Stock available now for immediate installation 2156607i hln wk23 PRE CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR SALE GRAB A BARGAIN!!! Authorised Dealer 9439 1222 www.ajaxlocksmiths.com.au Shop 2, 136-146 Willoughby Rd CROWS NEST SAME DAY SERVICE SERVING THE NORTH SHORE SINCE 1991 EXTRA PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 2269754i hln wk22 HUGE RANGE OF QUALITY DOOR HARDWARE IN STOCK RIGHT NOW
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