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Christmas is a special time of the year. Here are a few tips to make sure your Christmas table is one to remember.

  • Bundle Christmas baubles into candle glasses or lanterns for a quick, effective and easy centrepiece.  A few colour coordinated ribbons and you will have a show stopper!
  • Tie ribbon, baubles and a South African style beaded decoration around your napkins.  These beautiful decorations are available from local charities, art groups and crafters countrywide.  So let’s support our local artists.
  • Try a different tree this Christmas.  Look out for local artist selling wire trees at the traffic lights.
  • If you are choosing a beach theme, you can spray old shells with silver or gold spray-paint.  A little beach sand in a candle holder with silver shells makes a great seaside centrepiece.
  • Hang beaded decorations, ribbon, cinnamon sticks and Christmas greens onto the chair backs.
  • Christmas can be very hot in SA so choose flowers and greenery that can withstand the heat.  Rock roses are an excellent choice.  Bling them up with a few sparkles.  They also recover well when placed back in the garden and can be used the following year.
  • Look out for solar powered Christmas lights.  They are convenient and need no power, making them a guilt free decoration.