Christmas in Australia is like no other. Sun-kissed conversation, Al-fresco dining, an immersion of diverse native botanicals and wildlife. It’s the perfect time to celebrate your loved ones as well as your home. Inviting family and friends into your sacred abode is a privilege and the perfect opportunity to create a unique Christmas setting. Here at Sheets on the Line, we love an Australian style Christmas and we’ve got a few tips on how to create this concept in your home.
Decorate your home with Australian native plants such as gumnuts, bottlebrush, Waratahs, wax flowers + eucalyptus leaves. Create your own Australian native wreath, or scatter flora around your dining table. A simple composition of gumnuts and eucalyptus leaves on your guest's napkins can add a subtle taste of the Australian bush. Alternatively, you could celebrate the Australian summer with a beautiful beachside table setting. Our nautical inspired Mariner and Jetty Stripe table linen is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner table and will become a necessity all year round.
Create a heavenly Christmas scent with the Australian made Wildfolk soy candles. We recommend the Woodlands with its spicy woody notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove + ginger with a creamy vanilla base. Add to your setting some beautiful Australian botanical Christmas crackers, hand painted + hand-made in Melbourne.
When it comes to looking after your guests why not have an array of wines from our beautiful wine regions. Barossa Valley, Margaret River + Coonawarra are some of our best and pair perfectly with some delightful Australian cuisine.
Seafood is a must during Christmas time so why not start your guests off with some Tasmanian oysters in lime dressing, or maybe some boiled yabbies with buckwheat pikelets, creme fraiche and lemon marmalade.
Serve up incredible main dishes such as marinated duck with peppered strawberries, spiced pear glazed ham with caramelized apples, or some vegetarian options of warm beetroot and duck egg salad with aged balsamic and parmesan, or wilted silverbeet with quail eggs.
A beautiful atmosphere paired with well thought out cuisine will make for a wonderful celebration of the year. We hope these little tips inspire you to create your own Australian style Christmas for you and your loved ones to all enjoy.