Christmas Tablescape:: A Beach Cottage

November 29th, 2011

G’day friends!  That greeting rolls a little easier off the tongue today since I have a wonderful friend visiting from Australia. I think it’s so fascinating to read how different people in different countries celebrate Christmas around the globe, so earlier this year I asked my friend Sarah of A Beach Cottage to share how she celebrates the season with her family, Aussie style. 

Sarah’s story is fantastic, she was born and raised in England, but now spends her days with her husband and three children on the sunny beaches of Sydney, Australia. I’ve followed her blog for two years now and secretly wish we could trade lives for a few weeks! I adore her cheerful approach to life and ideas for living simply and we share a love of old furniture and an affection for white paint.        

Sarah’s table is a great example of how it just takes a bit of sparkle and a dash of color to create an effortless table for your holiday home. Please welcome Sarah from Sydney and enjoy the tour of her beach cottage tablescape and Christmas traditions!     

“I love styling for the holidays . . . it sure is one of my favourite times of the year, I get to play around with one of my fave hobbies, decorating and making things look pretty but all wrapped up in sparkly bits too. . . bliss!  

BC Christmas Table Scape

Since our sea change to Australia from London, Christmas and celebrating nowadays for our little family, means lovely long warm summer days and Christmas Day starts off on the beach.

Beach Cottage Holiday Tablescape

 

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Winning!

November 28th, 2011

Hello all, there’s great news out there for a few lucky winners of last weeks giveaways, yahoo!  Drumroll please . . . 

 

The three winners of the Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway are:

#193 Jean @ Flower Hill; #354 Melissa S; and #607 Jessica W.

    

The two winners of the Perideau Boutique Giveaway are:

#115 Rosalyn J. and #258 Becky Mercado

 

     The two winners of the Gussy Sews Giveaway are:

#10 Michele Coggins and #203 Rachel Abrams

 

    The winner of the Kelly + Olive Room Design Giveaway is:

#117 Jennifer Crocker

     

The three winners of the Fresh Wreath & Garland Giveaway are:

#457 Jennifer De Cuir; #748 Yvonne Higgins; #1,006 Erin Echols

 

All winners have been notified via email so send me your deets as requested!

And congrats on all the loot.

xo,

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