A local festive table setting | SA Garden and Home
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Last updated on 7 December 2018

Janette Smit, owner of Jo’burg decor and gift shop Spaza Gabor, and her good friend Errol Gobey, owner of Bellgables Country Restaurant, created a Christmas table with a distinctly local feel

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“Our thinking was why do we so often turn to styles such as French, when the beauty of our country offers just as much inspiration,” explains Janette.

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“The plants together with animal horns give the table a wonderful organic and indigenous quality, but by introducing elegant glassware there’s still a certain formality,” says Errol.

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Antique silver cutlery adds to the sense of occasion, while rustic wooden breadboards that function as placemats create contrast in style and simplicity.

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“A themed table setting shouldn’t be immediately obvious,” the pair agrees. “The aim is for guests to recognise the unifying elements slowly, one by one.”

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Sources:

Bellgables Country Restaurant bellgablesrestaurant.com
Spaza Gabor Décor and Gift Shop 082 457 5252

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