Catching up with friends at christmas time is such a blast. I thought i'd share some snippets of dinner parties i've been to over the past 2 weeks - love, love LOVE a good dinner party particularly when catching up with all different people you haven't seen in months.
The flowers on the dining table were stunning. Our friend who is also an 'A', picks up the most amazing flowers from the Rocklea markets. Her last dinner party was punctuated in natives and for christmas we had pretty peonies amongst other delights and little red reindeers at our place settings.
The home is gorgeous. It's modern in design with polished concrete floors throughout the living areas, floor to ceiling glass overlooks a lap pool which practically wraps around the living area and then meets at the back bi-folds which open onto a large courtyard. Kitchen is so sleek with white on white high gloss cabinetry and white/ivory granite. Walls and ceilings white too which creates a bright and fresh canvas for the whole space.
|I've only captured one angle really, it's a big space. She does open plan well this one|
Needed to grab the close up on this. Love the diverse artworks together
Simple and a lovely mix.
These pots at the front entrance caused quite the stir. Gorgeous pattern.
Last nights soiree was also a cracker. My friend 'T' sent adorable invitations in the mail for 10 guests and it was themed with Ginger Bread Men. Here are some snaps of the theming on the night.
|How pretty. She picked up these darling little ginger bread lights|
|Look at this tree. It's like a winter wonderland. I felt like i was sitting in a swedish lounge room while admiring this|
I had real difficulty photographing things with this flash so pics didn't turn out or were blurred. 'T' also lives in a modern home which is also 100% brilliant - she's a total bowerbird. Her home is like a museum with bits and pieces from travels, family airlooms and things she and her husband love. She's got a good eye and everything just looks so perfect every time i go there, i love to wander around and observe...everything has a story. I snapped some shots of things i hadn't seen before that i loved last night, Thankfully these one's came out clear!!
|A nordic collection of reindeers - they're big lovers of swedish stuff|
|Prickly Pear. A sicilian setting for juice at the back (of the prickly pear) and to the front is an espresso setting. Sugar pot in the middle. The colours are gorg|
And with a momento of another truly fabulous night we were all given a little chrissie gift. Awwww cute! I shrieked with joy like a 5 year old, i just love the unexpected. It's earmarked to read in the bath tonight! She said that she didn't want to discriminate and that the more mature of us can also enjoy a book about ginger bread men just as much as the child it was written for.
Bless christmas dinner parties and wonderful friends. Tis the season...