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Comfort And Joy
MOST DAYS, THE FARMER AND I down tools and meet for a coffee on the verandah at morning smoko. It’s a ritual we both enjoy. This year, in the lead-up to Christmas, we’ve had to move our chairs further along the stone pavers so as not to disturb a pai
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The Style Diary
Unable to buy high-end products near her cattle and sheep property near Tamworth in NSW, Holly took a step back from teaching and began The Good Gift Co. What do you love about living in the country? I was born and raised on beef cattle properties.
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Homegrown
WIND THE CLOCK BACK TO 1992, and imagine a farm out in Trunkey Creek, NSW, recently bought by a pair of newlyweds. With her new husband, Fred, away for 14 hours a day working shifts at the local mine, Zanzie D’Souza was getting lonely at that isolate
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Drift Away
I’D WOKEN UP WITH a feeling of electric excitement – that something was happening. Something good. I lay still for a few moments and then smiled into my pillow. It was Christmas Eve. A day I loved and waited for all year. I sat up slowly in the darkn
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Gift Of Life
WHEN AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR fell down her chimney three decades ago, it changed Carol Seeger’s life. It wasn’t Santa Claus – instead, it was a ringtail possum. “I found a rescue group to help me, and told the lady there that I’d like to get into rescu
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Book Club
MEN AT WORK Annabel Crabb, Black Inc, $32.99 It’s highly possible that Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet TV series, in which politicians cooked for her in their homes, changed history. They strutted their stuff. The most frugal home belonged to the
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When I Was A Kid...
CICADAS HERALD another scorching day, and the kitchen – just as hot – is a hive of activity from early morning. A country Christmas is quintessentially Australian, with hordes of cousins, Grandpa dressed as Santa, and a feast that leaves everyone stu
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At The Museum
ALL COLLECTORS OF ANTIQUES dream about finding something rare and special. In 1984, two chairs appeared in a Sydney auction house that stunned curators and dealers who recognised them as of exceptional significance. The centuries-old finds were acqui
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Celebrating Together
FOR A CENTURY AND A HALF Redbraes in Moss Vale, in the Southern Highlands of NSW, has been a place of happiness. Since 2013, it’s been owned by Tash and Adam Perkins, who live there with sons Charles, 16, and Remy, 13, and Adam’s mother, Eileen (plus
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Collectables
THIS WAS MY AUNT’S most valuable possession, brought at least 60 years ago from Europe. The detail in the gown is magnificent. What actually is this? Julie Paxton, Esperance, WA. This Satsuma-ware figure, with his traditional hairstyle and kimono
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About The House:
• Tash has collected her favourite items over years at auctions, flea markets and charity shops. • A carpenter friend built the kitchen with materials from Mr Ply & Wood, and the huge bench and splashback are book-matched Arabescato marble. “I need a
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Field Guide
The stunning Angkor 4-Piece Outdoor Setting will transform your space into a coastal oasis. Exclusive to Harvey Norman. harveynorman.com.au Welcome to the simple life. Rustic design combines with neutral colours for simple elegance in the Tempest th
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MERRY & BRIGHT
LIVING IN THE LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE OF FLINDERS, on the Mornington Peninsula, is paradise for Bec Dentry. “It’s really pretty and quaint, with a beautiful pier and boats moored everywhere. We don’t have letterboxes, so you have to go up to the post
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Christmas Wishlist
PAGE 86: TOP SHELF, FROM LEFT: Solit Point Navy Strength Gin, 700ml, $105 (right); Guvvos Gin, 700ml, $85, both from Great Ocean Road Gin. Home Republic Jasper natural timber bowl, $49.99, from Adairs. SECOND SHELF, FROM LEFT: Large ceramic salad bow
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About The House:
• Bec designed the kitchen and worked with local cabinet maker Burmak Cabinets, (03) 5979 8993, burmakcabinets.com.au • The kitchen tiles are by The City Tiler, (03) 9696 0444, thecitytiler.com.au • The wooden kitchen cabinet door handles are handmad
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A Different Day
FOR A WHOLE YEAR NOW, we’ve lived with the mantra “We’re all in this together”. But now the event is chillingly close: Christmas. First, the good news. Christmas will be different. The pandemic has meant restrictions – and, even better, excuses – wil
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Northern Lights
THE HOUSE IS SCENTED with fir and freshly baked cookies, the fire crackles in the stove and candle flames flicker gently. Julia von Hülsen’s warm, inviting home is a true feast for all the senses, and whisks its guests back to 18th-century Sweden.
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Being Present
CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS start early for Holly Goodman, who hand-delivers or posts hundreds of festive hampers and gifts through her business, The Good Gift Co. This is to ensure her beautiful boxed hampers, decked with grosgrain ribbon and leather tag
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That's A Wrap
FOR THOSE WHO THRIVE ON A HOUSE FULL OF PEOPLE, THESE GIFTS WILL BE VERY WELCOME. SPOIL HER WITH TIMELESS FASHION, JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES. PRACTICAL AND BEAUTIFUL IDEAS FOR THE GREEN THUMBS IN YOUR LIFE. AN ASSORTMENT OF ACCESSORIES, KEEPSAK
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All The Trimmings
Serves 4-6 8 large floury potatoes, scrubbed100g ghee, melted nasturtium leaves, to serve 100g unsalted butter, softened1 cup mint leaves, finely chopped1 tbsp malt vinegar1 tbsp brown sugar1 tsp sea salt flakes Place the potatoes in a large sauce
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Welcome Letter
with her four siblings for a 10-hour drive to celebrate with family reminded me of my own journeys home when I was a child. ‘Home’ was (and still is) Kyogle, and no matter where we lived, we would drive home for Christmas. We had a canary-yellow Daih
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About Jessica and Steve
Jessica Brook and Steve Pearce formed Sage Creative Co. out of their shared love for great food, both on the plate and on the page. Their professional partnership is an extension of the friendship they’ve forged over the years. They each bring someth
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In This Issue...
Style editor Jamela is our go-to for fashion advice. She produces our Style Diary shopping page and has contributed to our gorgeous Christmas Gift Guide this issue (see page 85). Jamela has been prepping for this job all her life, in a way. While
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Flavours
Nothing shouts Christmas like a box of luscious cherries. And you’ll be able to feed the neighbourhood if you adopt a 3kg box of cherries from Bruny Island Cheese Co, which has partnered with Chris Wisbey and Sally Dakis from Richmond Cherries. The p
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Deputy editor KYLIE IMESON Deputy art director SARAH FARAGO Features editor HANNAH JAMES Subeditors GRETA DUMBLETON, PETER GRIFFITHS, BRONWYN PHILLIPS Senior designers JENNIFER MULLINS, LEISA DEMERDASH Editorial coordinator ZACHARY BRYANT (02) 9
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Fruits Of Their Labour
A BOWL OF FRESH CHERRIES is the essence of summer – and a strudel made with the delicious fruit is the cherry on top. Marina Hamilton-Craig grew up enjoying this delight at every family festivity – including Christmas, of course. “Our family’s favour
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Your Page
My mother, Doris Mifsud, featured in the April 2019 edition of Country Style magazine in Heirloom. At the time she was 91 years of age. Her migration journey from Malta to Australia as a young bride in the late 1950s was detailed in her story, Table
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Deck The Halls
It’s the same story year after year – your precious gifts need to be wrapped. For some, this is a fun and creative task, while others couldn’t be happier to have their gifts wrapped in the store. Unfortunately, a lot of commercial wrapping paper is a
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Welcome Letter
We all have that special spot in our house where the light comes in just so, bathing the room in a golden glow in the late afternoon. After a long day working, it’s nice to watch the sun fade and the light shrink to a sliver. You know the day is done
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A Tall Tale
PERCHED GAMELY ON THE EDGE of the forest, above a no-through gravel road, Ray Brodie Cottage has something of the fairytale about it. Koalas doze in the stringybarks, black cockatoos beat by in formation, sounding their sad cries, and in the gully be
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