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Home Living : December 4th 2012
Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org GINGER DELIGHT Take the hassle out of baking the real gingerbread house by getting a decorative one. It's a great addition under the tree. nochintz.com LIGHT GUESTS' WAY Create the perfect pathway for guests with solar-powered, environmentally friendly ground stakes. bunnings.com.au COOKIES MADE EASY Now baking your own Christmas goodies is easy with Savannah's clever cookie press. At: Howards Storage World and King of Knives stores. BRING A REAL TREE HOME NOTHING LIKE PINE FRESH Janita Singh CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Selecting a tree can be a festive event in itself by taking the family and a camera to capture all the fun. TREE TIPS Take care when cutting a fresh Christmas tree, making a straight and sharp cut, says Leo Demasi (above) of the Dural Christmas Tree Farm. After bringing the tree home, place it in a stand with water. The tree will absorb more water so the container should be big enough to hold extra. Check water level daily. If water drops below the trunk, the trunk may seal itself and not be able to absorb water and will need to be cut again. Yates communications manager Judy Horton advises to display your Christmas tree in a cool place, away from the heat, sunlit windows and fireplaces, which can dry it quicker. If properly cared for, your real tree should last at least four weeks before drying out,'' she says. Details: yates.com.au; duralchristmastreefarm.com.au THERE'S nothing quite like a real Christmas tree to enhance the festive ambience in a home, with its fresh pine fragrance. Start your hunt now and con- sider these tips to ensure you bring home the real deal. Timing and freshness are im- portant, says Leo Demasi of the Dural Christmas Tree Farm, who has been supplying real Christmas trees in Sydney for over a decade. Mr Demasi also suggests taking the whole family along. ''Take your camera to the farm to capture your family choosing their fresh Christmas tree and interacting with the real reindeers and other farm animals,'' he says. Yates communications manager Judy Horton says cut trees should be bought closer to Christmas -- at least three weeks away. ''Visit a Christmas-tree farm to select and cut your own. Keep the cut base in water in a bucket, and top water as necessary,'' she says. When selecting a fresh Christ- mas tree, make sure the leaves look fresh and the branches are intact. Many people use the lifting and dropping method. This should not result in a shower of green needles if the tree is fresh. You should also be able to smell the pine freshness. Local nurseries and even hard- ware shops stock real Christmas trees. Shopping online is another option. But remember to order from reputable growers. • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST Phone: 1300 800 118 Email: email@example.com www.woodnation.com.au 2161248 6/11 Plantation Shutters * Venetian Blinds * Roller Blinds Factory Direct Prices Compare & Save FREE Measure & Quote for Plantation Shutters Buy Blinds online today from our secure website Australia wide delivery for blinds Save up to 30% Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 ENHANCE TIMBER FLOORING 27 - 31 Punchbowl Road Belfield Ph: 9742 3880 | Mob: 0451 975 650 2275736 4/12 sale WAREHOUSE WHOLESALE PRICING wide range of flooring massive stock Solid timber flooring Spotted Gum | Blackbutt | Kempas | Balau | Jarrah | Keruing | Bamboo flooring | Engineering flooring | Laminate flooring and much more... 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE Professional sanding & polish Best quality, best price, best service guaranteed Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c
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