inspiration for stylish celebrations



Nostalgic South African Christmas Decor
Proteas & Fynbos
Flowers in Vintage Tins
“Windpomp” Paper Placemats
Crochet Tablecloths
Tea Light Candles in Vintage Muffin Tins
Vintage Records
Vintage Cutlery tied with Crochet Lace
Vintage Plates & Glasses
Vintage Consol Jars
Wooden Alphabet Letters
Black & White Family Photos
Menu in a Frame
Vintage Milk Canister
Vintage Typewriter

Nostalgic South African Christmas Food & Drinks
South African Wine
Mini “Boerewors” Rolls with “Sheba”
Braaied Chicken Wings
South African Beer
Ginger Beer in Consol Jars
“Mieliebrood” in Tins
"Kerkbasaar" Curry & Rice in Mini Enamel Cups
with coconut, sliced banana & Mrs Balls Chutney
Cape Brandy Pudding
Potato Salad
Freshly Squeezed Lemonade in Consol Jars
Selection of South African Cheeses with Green Fig Preserve
Corn on the Cob
Biltong & “Droewors”
Individual Chicken Pies in Mini Enamel Cups
Mini “Vetkoek” & Curry Mince
“Ouma Beskuit”
“Melktertjie” Shooters
Bobotie Bites in Mini Enamel Cups
with Mrs Balls Chutney
“Braaied” Pork Riblets
Dried Apricot & Lamb Curry Sosaties
Lemon & Herb Chicken Sosaties

24 DECEMBER 2013

This year we decided to celebrate Christmas Eve a little differently, I would love to share it.

I used little things from family members who are no longer with us as part of the decor for the eats & treats table. It was so nostalgic and truly South Africa with "boerekos". We didn't have the traditional formal dinner, we rather opted for finger foods which we could enjoy informally throughout the evening.

We are not particularly big fans of your typical Christmas tree with lights and decorations and snow, instead I decided to build a family tree with black & white photographs of my parents & grandparents, after that everything was in colour! :)

Apart from the family tree I used my late grandmother, Ouma Sue's crocheted tablecloth, a vintage meat mincer, Proteas and other flowers in vintage tins, my grandmother's glass serving plates, old Afrikaans vinyl records including the likes of Ge Korsten and Rudi Neitz, vintage cutlery tied with crocheted lace, vintage tins, my great grandmothers miniature clock that always stood on her bedside table, a vintage milk canister, Consol jars, tea light candles in my grandmother's old muffin tin and fairy lights as decor.

The guests were welcomed with homemade ginger beer in Consol jars with striped paper straws. With the meal we served delicious South African wine & beer and after the meal South African dessert wine and "melktert" liqueur with cinnamon!

I used "boerekos" as my inspiration for the eats & treats. We served a selection of local cheese & biscuits with tomato chilli jam, pork riblets, grilled chicken wings, curry beef sosaties, bobotie bites and mini "braaibroodjies" with cheese, tomato & onion as well as biltong & "droewors", of course!

For something sweet we served "koeksisters" in vintage Consol jars, "Hertzoggies" and "krimpvarkies". :)

The idea was to serve delicious "moerkoffie" in enamel cups but my little nephew Willem thought the cups mad wonderful and noisy toys! 

Merry Christmas!