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Home Living : August 21st 2012
TABLE DRESSING SEASON FESTIVITIES TABLETOP TIPS FOR THE HOST A Dandi look ... colour co-ordination on your table is essential for a spring party. Janita Singh IT'S almost that time of the year again to open your house and embrace the new season -- a spring celebration is the perfect way to welcome blue skies and beautiful blossoms. When hosting spring parties, your table will be the centre of attraction. Embrace the colourful, comp- lementary tones of sprouting green foliage, blossoms and sun- shine by picking the right table- ware and arranging for the perfect centrepiece and every- thing around it. Sydney design house (specialising in beautiful, func- tional and typically Australian home and tableware), Dandi says given the global financial crisis and success of many TV cooking shows, many families will keep their celebrations around loved ones at home. Celebrations will be about cooking and parties so its im- portant to get your table looking its grandest. Dandi says start your table set-up with a clean and clear idea. White always works so starting the display with a white tablecloth means adding more colours with centrepieces, cook- ery and cutlery later. Plastic placemats and paper serviettes won't do -- a table- cloth set with colourful fabric napkins can work wonders. VISUAL CUES Spring flowers: Nothing says spring like a fresh bunch of seasonal flowers on your table. Transparent glass vases filled with tropical leaves, sticks and stalks make nice displays. Kids display: This is the time to get the kids involved. Any artwork they have or anything made in school can take pride of place on your table. Crepe-paper flowers, painted baskets or coloured sticks are excellent showpieces. Think outside the vase: Not every blooming idea needs to be displayed in a vase. Make flower arrangements in bas- kets, gifts boxes, old pots and containers. Modern glassware in vibrant colours can be used. Trinkets and treasures: Open the display cabinet and dust off that fine china ware. Expensive dinning sets, fine silver and expensive gold, family heirloom are classy centrepieces. Say it with something else: When your table will be full of food, a large floral arrangement isn't practical. A centrepiece of fruits, vegies, cakes and candies will work. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2075121 5/6 0 3HOWER 3CREENS &RAMED 3EMI &RAMELESS AND &RAMELESS AVAILABLE LIFETIME GUARANTEE Winter sale now on Ph: 1300 960 047 www.amazingimprovements.com.au "You will be amazed by our Service, Quality & Price! " • 10 Years structural warranty • 100% Australian owned • Highest quality Bluescope Steel • Best price guaranteed • No hidden costs • FREE Quotes, Call 7 Days Sheds, Carports, Awnings, Glass Enclosures, Screened Rooms,Timber Decking. Flat Roofs, Pitched & Curved Roofs. 24 A division of Westside Awnings Pty Ltd months INTEREST FREE TERMS AVAILABLE ON SALE NOW Call Judy 24/7: 0412 224 698 www.weedoo.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org • 25 years experience • Call for your free consultation WEEDOO BLINDS, SHUTTERS CURTAINS PLANTATION SHUTTERS from $290sq.m 2178063 12/6 WEEDOO BLINDS, SHUTTERS CURTAINS www.australianhotwater.com.au Visit the Australian Hot Water Web site or call our office for a free quote on 02 9809 6986 Ph: 02 9809 6986 AUSTRALIAN HOT WATER Your Local Hot Water Specialist CASHBACK $300 VISA CARD* For replacing existing electric hot water system to gas. Other rewards may be applicable call our office for further details. SUPPLY, INSTALL AND SERVICE ALL MAKES AND TYPES OF HOT WATER SYSTEMS BREAKDOWN HOT WATER REPLACEMENTS FREE GAS CONNECTIONS Conditions apply. WE DO FREE QUOTES! 2286978 21/8 *VISA GIFT CARD Master Builders Association HIA Member Builders Lic: 93536C Visit our Showroom: 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET Call us today: For FREE measure and quote 1300 361 390 View our Website: www.pergolaland.com.au OPENING ROOF PERGOLA PERGOLA & DECK FREE QUOTES: P ERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CUSTOM BUILT dŚĞ d ĞĚ K ĚŽŽ ĚĚŝ ŽŶ ŝůĚĞ HIA MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA NEW SOU TH W ALES L IBERTY PROC E SS STABILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 PACKAGE DEAL SALE Craftsmen of Unique Australian Hardwood Furniture GLADESVILLE -- 334 Victoria Road. Ph: 98176999 STANMORE -- 78 Parramatta Road. Ph: 95577770 ALEXANDRIA -- 16 O riordan St. Ph: 83949411 www.wildwooddesigns.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS 2131583 3/4 STYLISH RED GUM AND JARRAH BEDS AMAZING RED GUM TABLES KILN DRIED SLABS CUSTOM MADE TV UNITS UNIQUE DESIGNS WE ARE FAMOUS FOR OUR STUNNING TABLES 15 YEARS STRONG TOUGH TABLES MADE TO LAST ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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