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Home Living : December 8th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 37 years experience Call Kerry Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2120446i hln wk17 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!) 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 2120423i hlf wk31 Lic. 137155c shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2208126i hlf wk19 shutters • roman blinds • holland blinds • motorisation • sunscreens venetians • home theatre rooms • panel glides • curtains • poles/tracks Local AWARD WINNING one stop window covering shop 25% o sale now on Need more space? After We specialise in Ground Floor & First Floor extensions Let our experienced Design Consultant help you with your home Extension. With expert advice, we can help you through the entire process of renovating your home to suit your needs. Architectural Design Service Council preparation of Plans Estimate Service Construction Support by Reputable Building Company Full Service package from Design to Construction • • • • • Licence No 66902C Concept Council Approval Construction Before Ian Cubitt's HLF 2110565K wk22 724 Pittwater Rd, BROOKVALE Ph: 9905 9055 800 Parramatta Rd, LEICHHARDT Ph: 9560 3780 Unit 1/103 Vanessa St, KINGSGROVE Ph: 9150 7760 www.uniqueteak.com.au 2157759K wk23 FREE DELIVERY (Metropolitan Area) Indoors! Unique Teak Australia's LARGEST Range! Outdoors! SALES • SERVICES • PARTS • INSTALLATIONS Unit E18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2051157i hln wk21 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE Automatic Opener Fr $450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2129001i hlw wk19 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C ORDER NOW in time for Christmas
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