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Home Living : April 3rd 2012
MB HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 1 Inside EGG-CELLENT CRAFT IDEAS KIDS OUT IN THE GARDEN FUN FURRY FRIENDS HOW TO BE TALK OF THE TOWN TABLE DECOR IMPORTANT Janita Singh Easter table decorations can be anything from beautiful to whimsical, depending on your sense of style. COLLECTABLES Easter table decorations range from beautiful to whimsical, depending on your sense of style. You may want a centrepiece for your dinner table or an adorable vignette for the top of the fireplace mantle. Keep in mind that colours should complement each other and the rest of the room. Balance is important. Your decorations don't have to be symmetrical but they should have form and balance. And interest is created by using different heights, textures, colours, or shapes. Some vintage Easter collectables are: Tin chocolate molds: Tins with an Easter motif are a fun collectable. Bunny characters are the most popular. Easter postcards: The most popular postcards to collectors were created between 1895 and 1920. Easter candy holders: Made of everything from fine china to papier mache, they make great centerpieces. Salt and pepper shakers: Easter motifs or bunny- shaped are favourites. ENTERTAINING WITH the popularity of re- ality cooking shows such as MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules, more Australians are taking a keen interest in food and home cooking. While you may have the recipe, ingredients and wine under control, it's im- portant not to forget the little touches when enter- taining. When you make an effort with the food you serve, presentation matters. Dandi specialises in the design and creation of beautiful textile patterns and they say a little goes a long way when making your table the talk of town. Here are a few tricks to help you become the hostess-with-the-mostest in no time this Easter. Tip 1: Plastic placemats and paper serviettes won't do your masterpiece justice. A beautiful tablecloth set with colourful fabric nap- kins can work wonders when entertaining, as it helps add warmth and a sense of occasion to the table. Tip 2: Creative centre- pieces look fantastic, but make sure they are no high- er than eye level or your guests won't be able to see each other. Tip 3: Lunch is often more of a casual occasion than dinner. To make your table setting less formal, use a lighter colour theme when choosing tablecloths and napkins. Tip 4: Give each guest a menu outlining what you will serve. • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 • Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES 9748 0844 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2219029 20/3 We await your visit to our showroom! Showroom by appointment Shop 1, 14 Cammeray Rd Cammeray A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT WILL GUARANTEE YOU QUALITY AND PERSONALISED SERVICE CARPORTS + AWNINGS - TIMBER DECKS 0( WWW AUSTEKHOMEIMPROVEMENTS COM AU 7HY CHOOSE !534%+ Always on time, always on budget Fully licensed builders Best value for money promised 100% Bluescope steel Member of Master Builders Australia No pushy salesman -- only qualified builders to quote every job !SK ABOUT OUR ./ ).4%2%34 %6%2 4ERMS &2%% $%3)'. 15/4% -ASTER "UILDER ,IC .O C 2129778 06/12 Generate Your Own Electricity and Save! INSTALL BEFORE JUNE 30TH TO QUALIFY FOR MAXIMUM GOVERNMENT REBATE $999* 1.5kw system (8 panels) 2kw system $1,999* (10 panels) for only 3kw system $3,999* (16 panels) for only Fully installed by CEC Accredited Licensed Electricians Office: (02) 8677 4312 Mobile: 0421 806 328 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eurosolar.com.au Lic. No. 232564C *Conditions apply. Meter installation NOT included. Price quoted are after government rebate. 2060627 13/3 HIGH EFFICIENCY PANEL WITH 25 YEAR WARRANTY* WE'LL BEAT ANY LEGITIMATE QUOT E 5 BY% SOLAR POWER SPECIALIST CALL 1300 959 013 5kw system $7,499* (26 panels) for only
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