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Dining & Entertaining

Choosing the Right Flowers for Mother’s Day

mother's day flowers carnations

In Australia, we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, which is the 10th of May this year.  It is traditional to give flowers for Mother’s Day, but which flowers should you choose and what do they mean?  Let’s take a look at some of the options. 1. Crysanthemums Traditionally in Australia, Chrysanthemums […]

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Gold Place Settings

gold place settings

I’ve noticed a trend emerging for gold place settings.  Using gold cutlery, plates or accessories adds an elegant touch to your table setting.   A formal dinner party or high tea wouldn’t be the same without a bit of gold bling on your table. Image Left – Rustic Folk Weddings   |   Image Right – […]

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Table Styling Workshop

table styling workshop, tea and coffee

On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to attend The Brown Trading Company’s table styling workshop.  Held at their shop in Salisbury, Brisbane, the workshop was a lovely morning learning tips and techniques to create different styles of table settings for the summer. Here, Keren Brown, the owner of The Brown Trading Company is getting hands […]

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Vintage style dining

Whether you’re getting ready to do some spring entertaining or you are  planning an intimate lunch with friends you will surely impress with a vintage style dressed table.    Add a simple white tablecloth and use candles and seasonal fresh flowers in short vases in the middle of the table as centrepieces. If you are […]

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Napkin folding

Adorn your table setting with some beautiful napkins for entertaining family and friends, Martha Stewart has some napkin folding ideas over here, whether it be a formal or casual setting.  Celebrate with style. 1.  Table setting by Elizabeth Anne Designs. 2.  Kahlee Bhotah napkins from here. 3.  Napkins from here. 4.  Maxime napkin from here. 5. […]

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