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Home Living : November 30th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5 It's a green season » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Dreaming of a green Christmas? It's possible, if you know where to look. Old habits die hard -- especially for festive fanatics -- but sourcing Christmas decorations from your own home and backyard can be a fun, environmentally friendly activity for the whole family. 1 Flick the switch. Save energy as well as some much-needed dollars off your electricity bill by canning the Christmas lights. Sure they draw in the crowds and look fantastic on the street but the energy used by those pretty little bulbs is affecting the environment. 2 Make your own gifts. Making naff, recycled cards or wrapping paper isn't everyone's cup of tea but by using leftover fruit, vegetables and pantry goods to make your own jams, chutneys, chocolates and biscuits you are able to give a more personalised gift while cutting down on wastage. 3 Festive foliage. Mix it up this Christmas by choosing a different style of native tree, plant or even branch to congregate around. Naked branches and twigs dressed up with homemade Christmas decorations bring the festive season forward a few centuries. It's a low maintenance type of tree is sure to attract a lot of attention. 4 Give the gift that gives. Avoid buying package and battery-laden presents for family and friends and instead opt for service or experience-based gifts. Vouchers for massages or manicures, concert tickets, magazine subscriptions and donations to charity are all thoughtful gifts that don't come with packaging, nor have they travelled miles to arrive under the Christmas tree. 5 Be green. When shopping for Christmas presents, buy from companies that are working towards reducing their impact on the environment. Unit 209, 354 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood Tel: 02-9417 5090 Showroom open 7 days to public We have all your renovation needs for bathrooms and kitchens Quality bathroom products at wholesale prices We also offer trade prices for builders and plumbers 2290847i hln wk18 HMBTT QPPM GFODFT we specialise in: Shower Screens Splashbacks Glass Pool Fences All Mirrors Glass Balustrading Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote Dbmm opx gps tqfdjbm efbmt 1527 299 7:4 :918 :299 NFSDVQPOE HMBTT Tipxsppn . SZEF 37 Dpotujuvujpo Se xxx/nfsdvqpoe/dpn nfsdvqpoe`ipvAipunbjm/dpn 2185986i hln wk17 AFTER Ph 9938 4377 supershades.com.au Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 email@example.com Trade in offer includes taking down your old blinds & removal from site. Your old blinds will be recycled in the most environmentally sustainable manner. To find out more about this great offer, or to book your free measure & quote, ph 9938 4377. *Terms & Conditions apply. OFFER EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND Offer must end 20th November. TRADE IN YOUR OLD BLINDS FOR A MINIMUM VALUE OF $100 BEFORE •Verticals •Venetians •Romans •Rollers •Panels •Sheer Elegance •Timbers •Pleated •Sunscreen BUY MORE SAVE MORE BUY 2 BLINDS GET 20% OFF * BUY 3 BLINDS GET 30% OFF* BUY 4 BLINDS GET 40% OFF* BUY 5 BLINDS GET 50% OFF* *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes all previous offers. Installation extra. X32824_REV SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs 60% off* Buy 6 blinds or more & get SALE Combinations Instant back relief its all about Quality & Comfort Showroom & Warehouse 1 Vuko Place, Warriewood Home Hub Centre - Castle Hill Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Phone: 9913 1133 www.niceinteriors.com.au Phone 9634 8855 NEW 2155170m 30/11 FROM ONLY $1299 Nordic Chair + Stool HOME CINEMA Modular Seating System With effortless reclining manual or motor option SPECIAL THIS MONTH FREE MOTOR COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com 2119221m 6/4 Tue41 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hln wk40
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