Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Proteas and ....

Our Christmas Eve table - ready for food...

We were delighted to find these beautiful indigenous Red Proteas at our local florist.

But the beautiful Red Berries, - Schinus terebinthifolius - with the common name of "Christmas Berry Tree" which we found growing in our garden are classified as "alien invaders" in our area.
Oh dear, we will have to get ruthless in our garden in the New Year!

8 comments:

Estelle said...

I was totally amazed to see the proteas - such a great indigenous touch - I simply love SA Christmas ideas!!!
Pity about the berries, but I am sure you will think of somethign else next year (-:

Estelle said...

somethi-n-g

(I can spell, I just can't type (-: )

nunu pepe' said...

That is an absolutely beautiful tabel scape well done!!

nunu pepe' said...

tab- le

Sometimes I just can't spell!!

kat said...

Ha ha, I'll try to spell carefully... I wanted to compliment the beautiful 'milk glass' vessels used as vases for the proteas. I've started collecting a few of these but find they are quite scarce. Beautiful shot.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful and very inspiring! I didn't set my own Christmas table this year and I really missed it - it's such a special joy. Happy 2008!

Me, Myself, & I said...

What a stunning idea. I love your table.

Anonymous said...

The table looks gorgeous...