Around the table with Jack & Evelyn

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Jun 142015
 

Jack & Evelyn

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a fabulous sale at Jack & Evelyn, offering their gorgeous wooden table and chairs sets at such a great price it was almost too good to be true. Our old table and chairs set (lovingly nicknamed ‘the little table’) gets used every single day for breakfast, homework, games and more so after a couple of years of heavy use it was starting to look a little worse for wear. It was time for an upgrade and this sale came at the perfect time.

Jack & Evelyn table

The great thing about Jack & Evelyn Table & Chairs is that you can mix and match within the range to suit your family perfectly. A table and 2 chairs, a table and 4 chairs or even just single chairs or table to expand/replace a setting you already have. The neutral white table and chairs fit in effortlessly with your living room, play room or bedroom decor and if you like a pop of colour you can choose pink or navy chairs too. Prices start at $39 (single chair) up to $189 (table + 4 chairs).

Wooden Table & Chair Set

Within just a few days our new small people table setting was delivered by courier, neatly packed in sturdy cardboard boxes padded with foam for extra protection. With lots of curious kids and grabby crabby hands around I left the assembling for hubby to do on the weekend. All was very straight forward, easy to do and fitted together beautifully and I could not be more pleased with the end result.

Jack & Evelyn Table Chairs

The kids are really chuffed with their new table, it’s just perfect for indoor picnics and sweet tea parties, board games and craft. Measuring 60 x 60 x 50cm in size the table is plenty big enough for my four little people and being square it is actually larger than our old round table, bonus!

To find out more about Jack & Evelyn, to browse the range and to order online visit www.jackandevelyn.com.au.

Nov 172014
 

Target

I know some people say Christmas decorations shouldn’t go up before the first of December (or if you are Dutch like me you have to wait until after Sinterklaas) but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your shopping yet. Most of the items on my December gift list are already ticked off and last week I dropped by Target and purchased some lovely pieces for our Christmas lunch:

Celebrate Christmas Table

White and sparkly, purple and glittery, pink and shiny, there are plenty of modern Christmas colour schemes to choose from but personally I like the traditional colours. I love a beautifully made up table and as a family of six I have plenty of big family gatherings ahead of me, it’s so much fun setting the Christmas table for a lovely group of special people.

Celebrate Share Plate

Especially for the December celebrations Target has released a festive range of tableware in a classic red and white colour scheme, just how I like it! The exclusive Celebrate collection captures the essence of Christmas (or any other special occasion) with words like joy, share, friends, celebrate, family and enjoy printed on beautiful and practical tableware. From porcelain plates and serving platters to glass tumblers and champagne flutes and from cake stands and butter bowls to table cloths, placemats and much more, they’ve got your next party covered.

Celebrate Butter Bowl

With 4 young children and a bunch of cousins and little friends I am afraid lengthy, fancy meals are out of the question so we’re keeping it simple this year with lots of yummy ‘easy’ dishes that can be enjoyed in between games, play and stories. Homemade herb butter in this sweet Celebrate Bowl with Spreader ($10) with freshly baked baguette served on the Celebrate Sandwich Platter ($15), a refreshing fruit salad, quiche, vegies and dips, Dutch cheese and plenty of other tasty treats to fill hungry tummies of all sizes, it may not be your traditional Christmas lunch but I have no doubt my kids will give the menu the thumbs up.

Celebrate Serving Platter

Of course you all know I like to shop smart so I made sure to combine some of the special Christmas pieces with a few ‘plain’ items for everyday use. The red table runner ($5) and large Canteen Plates ($7) can be purchased all year around and with their bright red outside these simple yet elegant plates are the perfect match for the smaller Celebrate Plates ($15 per 3-pack), they look just beautiful together. Next to the plates I will pop a Celebrate Christmas Cracker ($7 per 6-pack), I know the jokes are usually not the best but my kids love them anyway and the little hats make for the cutest photos.

Celebrate Enjoy Plate

Now that the twins have learnt to write they are very keen to give each of their school buddies a Christmas card on the last day of term so on my way out I quickly grabbed a few packs of these Handmade Christmas Cards ($4 per 10-pack), they are very strategically placed next to the checkouts so you can’t miss them. The cards feature the same beautiful words as the rest of the Celebrate range and they’re very well priced, bonus!

Celebrate Christmas Cards

To find out more about Target, to browse the range and to locate a Target store near you go to www.target.com.au.

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