Decorating

Top 5 Christmas Decorating Trends for 2013

Top 5 Christmas Decorating Trends for 2013

March 21, 2013 16 Comments

One of my favourite things about visiting the US Gift Fairs is getting a sneak peak at the coming Christmas Trends.  Here are 5 of the prominent Christmas Trends spotted at the Dallas Gift Fair in January.
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Christmas Trends for 2013

Christmas Trends for 2013

March 21, 2013 2 Comments

One of our favourite glass suppliers, Inge Glas in Germany, work with a number of other European companies each year to create the Annual Christmas Trends List. This year, they have identified 5 key trends for the European market.
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Christmas Tree Decorations from Stoneleigh

Christmas Tree Decorations from Stoneleigh

February 21, 2013

Most of our buying is now done for the year, and over the next few months we'll introduce a few of the great ranges available in 2013.  Today it is Stoneleigh Gallery.
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Christmas Decorating for your Home - Christmas Pole Instructions

Christmas Decorating for your Home - Christmas Pole Instructions

November 15, 2012 17 Comments

Sometimes you want that "wow" Christmas display piece but you don't have that special location, such as a mantle or stair case, or don't have the floor space for a big display.  We created this Decorated Christmas Pole for exactly this reason.
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How to Decorate your Christmas Day Table

How to Decorate your Christmas Day Table

November 12, 2012

We all want Christmas day to be perfect- or at least start out that way.  And the perfect way to set the scene for a very special Christmas day is with a beautifully set Christmas table.
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How to Make a Mesh Halloween Wreath

How to Make a Mesh Halloween Wreath

October 21, 2012

We've created this simple video for making a halloween wreath from deco mesh. Obviously, by simply changing the colours and decorations you could use the same format to create a Christmas Wreath.
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How to Make Strawberry Santa Hats

How to Make Strawberry Santa Hats

September 27, 2012 3 Comments

For our launch we created a number of lovely nibblies and drinks for our guests.  One of the most popular, and the easiest to create was our Strawberry Santa Hats.
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Melbourne Christmas Shop Open for 2012

Melbourne Christmas Shop Open for 2012

September 24, 2012

After months of planning, buying, designing, pricing, displaying and finally cleaning, our 2012 store is now open. We have managed to fit in over 20% more stock than we had in 2011 and  created a clear focus on 3 key areas of decorating...
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Christmas Decorations in store now!

Christmas Decorations in store now!

September 21, 2012 2 Comments

We are lucky to have Kate Mudie pop into the store each year to take a couple of beautiful photos for us (and she always manages to find a couple of special pieces to add to her Christmas decoration collection).  She has captured some of the hundreds (if not thousands) of  stylish and whimsical decorations in our 2011 collection.
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How to Create a Christmas Lolly Bar

How to Create a Christmas Lolly Bar

September 08, 2012

Another great success at our season launch, and something you could easily incorporate into your Christmas entertaining, was our Christmas Lolly Bar. Visit a local bulk lolly supplier and you buy chocolate buttons and jelly beans in individual colours. Layer the lollies to create great focal pieces and then add
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Christmas Tree Fun from Raz

Christmas Tree Fun from Raz

June 21, 2012

One of my favourite suppliers of Christmas decorations is an American company called Raz.  They know how to have fun with Christmas - which is what I think Christmas decorating is all about.
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2012 Decorated Christmas Trees from Raz

2012 Decorated Christmas Trees from Raz

April 21, 2012

I can't wait for the new images from Raz of their gorgeous decorated Christmas Trees to come out each year.  I love the voluptuous use of decorations in the their trees and each year can't wait to receive our Raz decorations so we can create something like these in-store.
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Easter Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Egg

Easter Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Egg

March 21, 2012

I've seen so many gorgeous Easter desserts on Pinterest I had to give one of them a go.  So last night my family were pretty happy guinea pigs for a pre-Easter dessert extravaganza.
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Christmas Trees Styled by Raz Imports

Christmas Trees Styled by Raz Imports

January 21, 2012

While we wait for the release of the 2012 Raz Imports decorated Christmas Trees, I thought I would re-look at some of the amazing trees Raz Imports have created over the past few years.
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Creating a wreath with Mesh

Creating a wreath with Mesh

January 21, 2012

Well, here's my first attempt at using mesh to create a wreath.  In this example I wanted to work purely with the mesh and ribbons, however you could obviously add other decorations to this piece.
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Christmas Decorating Competition for 2011

Christmas Decorating Competition for 2011

December 21, 2011

Thanks to so many wonderful Christmas fans for entering the 2011 Christmas Decorating Competition.  What I love about viewing these trees and display areas is the great decorating ideas that can inspire each of us for future years.
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Christmas Tree for My Home

Christmas Tree for My Home

November 21, 2011

Finally have a moment to show you my Christmas Tree for 2011. Every other year I have set up a tree with all my favourite ornaments my family and I have collected from near and far.
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How to Choose a Christmas Wreath

How to Choose a Christmas Wreath

June 04, 2011 1 Comment

If you don't decorate the outside of your home for Christmas the one thing you are likely to have is a wreath. The wreath style sets the tone for your decorating style so what should you consider when buying or creating a wreath?
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Christmas Tree Decorating Trends

Christmas Tree Decorating Trends

April 21, 2011 3 Comments

Each year one of our favourite suppliers, Raz Imports, comes out with a range of decorated Christmas trees to inspire. This year their range is a little more traditional than we have seen in the past (more formal styles, and less whimsy).
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