When Freedom asked me if I'd like to check out their new range that's out in time for Christmas, I was more than happy to oblige. If you are anything like me, you'll have more than one festive catch up pencilled in to the diary. I love a decorated table (no matter how small the occasion), so instead of decorating the classic long lunch table that's expected on the 25th, I thought I'd have a play with a more casual table setting that could work for some Saturday afternoon drinks with friends. The idea for this post came about when I spotted the Iced Tea Recipe card in-store. The drink not only looks pretty (in Freedom Screw Top Jars and paper straws) but is super easy to make. Other items that caught my eye were the little spice jars with yellow lids and a handy blackboard label, ($12.95 each) I simply used my chalkboard paint marker and penned guests names. Parsley shoots from our herb garden added an inexpensive shot of colour, but puffs of Hydrangea would also look great.
I placed the jars on baby oak chopping boards ($29.95 for a set of 4) with soft linen napkins that softened the look with twine napkin rings, and goes perfectly with the natural linen table cloth. The only thing you see here that's not from Freedom is the paper centrepiece, hired from The Propery - but would you believe - is hand made from coffee filter paper. Read great DIY instructions on this gorgeous blog.
To celebrate the beginning of Summer and the official countdown to Christmas, Freedom have generously given me a $250.00 gift voucher to giveaway to one of my readers*. Just let me know a dish you always like to see at your Christmas Day (or Eve) feasting table. Me? I't's all about my Mum's glazed ham with cranberries.
I'll let you know on Wednesday who the lucky winner is (using my online random number generator). You gotta be in it to win it peeps!
I hope you all had a great weekend,
*This competition is now closed. Winner is #19, Cherie. Congratulations!