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I just couldn't help myself......

I was cooking some chorizo and grape tomatoes in basil oil to toss through pasta for dinner when I started wondering what I could use (that I already own) to decorate the house for Christmas, which is 4 weeks away today in case you forgot ;O)

I clearly don't find cooking all that mentally stimulating. 
Next thing you know I'm adding these luscious ruby red berries to my Ikea herbs in their doily edged pots and slinging them onto the dining table instead of pasta and salad......With the addition of some cheerful gift wrap and pretty bowls you have a simple budget Christmas table......






Right, well, I'll be off now to serve dinner......as you were ;O)

Tania xx

20 comments:

  1. lol....did you burn the chorizo?!...i usually make a coffee , then start pottering...then remember coffee...now iced coffee!
    love the berries...how great are the $2 shops!
    Allison x

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    1. I do that too ;O)
      It actually tasted quite good!
      Tania xx

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    1. Thanks Pippa,
      The berries are proving very useful......
      I think I still like the white runner the best but it's all fun ;O)
      Tania xx

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  3. I love those lightbulb moments... ideas just flow!
    Bec x

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    1. I know......I need to write them down ;O)
      Tania xx

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  4. that is really cute!! love it. ideas come at inappropriate times sometimes ;)
    x

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    1. Thanks Cheryl......it happens a lot when I'm doing mundane chores ;O)
      Tania xx

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  5. Very, very nice with the red.

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much Elna......a little Scandinavian you might say??? ;O)
      Tania xx

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  6. Loving all your red and white this year. You are inspiring me to do better.
    Carolyn

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    1. Thanks Carolyn,
      I'm just playing around in between boring housework etc ;O)
      Tania xx

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  7. Noice, very, very fab shoppin da house kind of work. Love the doillys on pots and those green bowls are divine. Rach xx

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    1. The bowls are my favourite recent find. They remind me of ones I've seen at Anthropolgie......;O)
      T xx

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  8. Inspiration often hits me at the most inappropriate times too! I love those little red and white reindeer - actually I love everything about your table :)
    Cas x

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  9. Thanks Cas,
    I try to concentrate but just don't seem to be able to sit still......
    I have Attention Decorating Disorder ;O)
    Tania xx

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  10. Your dinner sounds just fine and I love the way you are incorporating simple items to reflect the season :) All the bling and heavy decor is over the top sometimes.

    leslie

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    1. Thanks Leslie......;O)
      I really do get over the whole tinsel thing very quick so this works for me!
      Tania xx

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  11. What a creative Vegemite you are:). It looks fantastic. Okay it may not feed the family - details lol. Hope they got dinner eventually:)

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    1. Thanks so much Julie-Ann,
      They sure did and the presentation was way better than my cooking ;O)
      Tania xx

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It was so sweet of you to say HeLLo......ThanKs for stopping by.
Tania Maree xx