Lifestyle

The perfect match to complement Christmas lunch

Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse Touch dinner fork RRP $18.95, knife, RRP $23.95 and dinner plate RRP $37.95, porcelain Winter Bakery Decoration Ornament sugar bar 10cm RRP$19.95; available from department stores.
Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse Touch dinner fork RRP $18.95, knife, RRP $23.95 and dinner plate RRP $37.95, porcelain Winter Bakery Decoration Ornament sugar bar 10cm RRP$19.95; available from department stores.

MATCHING beautiful tableware with seasonal accents can add sparkle and fun to the all-important Christmas lunch.

From themed tablecloths to coloured glassware, a table setting for Christmas can look picture perfect and inviting for the whole family.

Yet it is also so easy to go overboard and end up with a tacky look that is simply off-putting.

Villeroy & Boch's MaryAnne Fesq, offers some great tips to set the scene and give your table an atmospheric, festive and memorable look this Christmas:

1. Invest in classic tableware as a base for your dining setting

A crisp white collection such as Villeroy & Boch's Farmhouse Touch collection can be used all year round and matched with colourful napery, novelty plates and decorations to suit the season.

2. While white remains a classic and popular choice in tableware, colour is making a comeback in a big way

Don't be afraid to use bold colours. Red accents will feature strongly this year and can add an extra element to any culinary creation. Coloured crystal with festive etchings provides a glistening backdrop to Christmas Day fare.

3. Every Christmas table needs a centrepiece or decorations to captivate family and friends of all ages

Tree ornaments are a delightful way to personalise a place setting and make a memorable gift to treasure for years to come.

4. Have fun and be creative

Whether your style is traditional or modern, dressing the table with herbs, fruits or flowers is a simple way to bring nature indoors.

If using candles, avoid the scented varieties which can interfere with the enjoyment of food.

 

>> To read more lifestyle stories

Topics:  christmas decorating food home lifestyle



Tweed teen targets Tokyo

LOADED UP: Rachel Loder after her title win.

Tweed teen wins national boxing title

Aboriginal call for crackdown on climbing Mt Warning

The sacred aboriginal site of Wollumbin/Mt Warning

"The aboriginal community feels a great deal of responsibility"

Gig Guide: What's on around Tweed this weekend

BEST BAND: The Tweed Coast's very own Round Mountain Girls will liven up the stage at Cabarita Beach Sports Club on Saturday from 7pm.

Gig Guide: What's on around Tweed

Local Partners

Students foster bush tucker label

FORMER NRL legend Preston Campbell gives the thumbs up to Banora Point High indigenous students for creating a new bush tucker food label.


Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Mark Hamill unaware his co-stars were romantically involved

Hamill too "self-involved" at the time to notice, he said

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!