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Festive decor... South African style!

This festive season it's palm trees - not pine trees - that take centre stage when Skinny laMinx designer, Heather Moore, introduces traditional Christmas décor with a South African twist. While there are snowflakes and pine trees decorating the Northern Hemisphere, here in SA it's hot and sunny and definitely not the weather for anything with snow!


According to Skinny laMinx, Christmas dinner in our hot climate deserves to be light and fresh and, while it's still a well-celebrated special occasion, setting the table with the right mood will set the tone. That's why designer Heather Moore has introduced a range of fabrics and table accessories to dress up your table for the occasion - and the climate! Go for sunshine yellow table runner and napkins in Abacus and add a dash of the unusual with a pineapple centrepiece.





For something different and definitely a conversation starter... set the table with Soft Buckets in cheerful prints for bread rolls, chocolates or other seasonal treats? Soft Buckets are also a great way to include live plants on the Christmas table, in the new Fronds or ZigZag print in the jazzy, summery Brazil colourway.

If you prefer a more traditional take on a holly-and-snowman type of Christmas, then the range of Skinny laMinx red and green tableware in Abacus, Pebble or Airborne will seasonably spruce up a table, and even a store-bought tree will look adorable in a lollipop red Pebble soft bucket.

New this year is the Skinny laMinx range of ‘North/South’ festive greeting cards and gift tags. The flip-over design allows you to send appropriate seasonal greetings around the world, no matter whether it’s winter or summer. If sending greetings to family or friend in Australia send your card sunny side up. Or for seasonal wishes to the North Pole go with the snowy side. Also available is a selection of printed gift cards and gift tags in sets of 6.

All items are available for purchase online at or at Skinny laMinx shop -  201 Bree Street in Cape Town.