farmgate cheese this christmas

Oh my its December how did that happen! Christmas is coming for real!

One of my favourite things to give and receive over the festive season is a fabulous hamper ( as Christmas to me is all about great food, friends and family) Farmgate Cheese have the best hampers and this year they are offering the build your own hamper option. Allowing you to select your own items and choose from their cheese, wines, Champagne, chocolates, signature condiments and other wonderful treats to create your own perfect hamper and have it delivered to your door or the recipient of your good will!

 

Click here to see more and to order

Stylist Natalie James

Photography Kristoffer Paulsen

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sportscraft christmas table

Its beginning to feel (really) like Christmas, despite styling for it for some time now!

A while back I was asked to create a Christmas table setting for a campaign for Iconic Australian fashion brand Sportscraft. It was briefed for it to be simple and “Australian”. pretty much my preferred signature style.

We had a beautiful day creating some magic shooting by the water on the harbour at a secret beach. Christmas is fast approaching and the key is to be organised and have a plan.

Here are my top tips to creating a beautiful and simple Christmas table at your place that will be sure to impress your guests.

1. Pick a colour Palette , ours was white with natural elements, try avoid too many colours try to stick to no more than three.

2. Keep it simple – dont crowd the table, make sure there is room to serve and for your guests to have a conversation.

3. create different heights – we added flowers and some some found branches for added dimension.

4. Have a feature/theme – It helps pull everything together, it can be as simple or as specific as you want ours of course was a white Christmas by the sea.

5. Set the scene – we went for a relaxed casual vibe as our setting was by the water.

6. Layer the table – use placemats, table runners and linen to add interest to a table with out overcomplicating things.

7. Personalise your table/place settings and make your guest feel really welcome.

8. lastly treat yourself – use your best glasses , serving ware, cutlrey and plate ware to make it a special occasion in the details. Christmas is that special once a year event!

Click here to see more from Sportscraft

Photo Credit Derek Swalwell

 

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sagitine christmas

Recently I styled some Christmas images for fellow beach side resident Sagitine  – some of the most beautiful storage you will find! yes I said beautiful and storage in the same sentence!

We had a fun day creating a little Christmas magic, its amazing what a little imagination and a roll of ribbon and some masking/painters tape you can come up with! A Ribbon Christmas Tree! its easy enough to do at home and great if you don’t have space for a 3 dimensional tree! we added in a cute dog for some of our shots ( Sagitine Owner Tina’s dog Spike) and we were set!

click here to see more and to shop the look

Thanks to Top 3 by Design (Votives and candle), Cotton Love Home (champagne bucket) and Becker Minty (Kelly Wearstler trinket box) for the beautiful props.

Scissors from The lost and found department

Vintage Christmas decorations from MJG’s props cupboard! originally purchased at Empire Vintage

Photos Jacqui Turk

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merry merry!

Merry Christmas. Peace, Love and Joy!

Have a wonderful day where ever you are, Happy Holidays from MJG

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mark tuckey table top project

The Team at Mark Tuckey make some of the best locally made timber furniture, I like that its simple and honest.

They asked myself and some other cool creatives to create our ultimate festive table.

I of course added my signature relaxed but colourful style to their painted rail dining table
32mm wormy chestnut
2700 x 920 x 750mm h
finish: oil with steel rail powder coated white
$3850

Timber and pops of colour is pretty much my favourite way to decorate!

Bluce Spruce from Pearsons Florist

Hay Kaleido Trays from Yellow Bungalow

Bee’s wax candles from Queen B

Feathers from Have you met Miss Jones

Shirt from Jac + Jack

Prawns and Pavlova from Thomas Dux

Ginger Beer from Capi

 

Photography Cam Bloom

 

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more QVB christmas

Christmas decorating, table setting and gift giving is all sorted thanks to The QVB

For my tips and suggestions click here to read and see more

Images Julie Adams

Mr Jason Grant wears Country Road

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christmas with QVB and JG

I share The Art of Christmas in The QVB Icon Magazine. My tips on how to set your table, wrap your gifts and decorate your tree . I like to call it easy Christmas entertaining with Mr Jason Grant

Read it online here

Images thanks to The QVB and Julie Adams

 

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awesome christmas cards

I’m loving these awesome gold foil Christmas cards from the clever team at Blacklist check them and click here to buy

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merry christmas

Christmas is coming! and it’s time to get festive and to splurge on some gifts. I have never been to a Christmas tree farm but when Ferdinando from Garlands Florist asked me if I wanted to tag along last Friday I said yes and decided to style a little Christmasy something whilst there.

Images Thanks to Daniel Shipp

Shot on Location at The Dural Christmas Tree Farm

Styling by Moi

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Shopper Bag Yellow Bungalow – Buy Here  (note a real man can rock a market basket!)

Striped wrapping paper and yellow ribbon – David Jones

Printed wrapping paper Papier d’ Amour

Twine from Scout House – Buy here

Cards Me and Amber from Yellow Bungalow

Gifts

Candle Queen B- Buy Here

Dinosaur Designs Soap and Soap Dish-  Buy Here

Mr Porter Paperback – Buy Here

Budgie Tray from Douglas and Hope

Anchor Bottle Scout House – Buy Here

Bottle Boat from The Woodsfolk – Buy here

Aqua Bumps Havaianas – Buy Here

Sea Weed Soap and Bondi Wash Room Spray both from Girl and Graf – Buy here

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