Design: The Christmas Edit with Skinny laMinx


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Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere

When the festive season approaches, we are always surrounded by a certain kind of decor. Pine trees, fake snow, thick wooly hats, and Father Christmas in his thick coat!

What about us living in the Southern Hemisphere? That kind of decor, while pretty, does not display what our festive season looks like. We always have warm, bright Christmases. During the festive season we’re outside having a braai, going to the beach, wearing our summer dresses and over-sized sunnies. This year one designer, Heather Moore, is giving the traditional Christmas decor a Southern Hemisphere twist!

Palm trees, not pine trees

Palm trees, not pine trees, take centre stage this festive season.

The Skinny laMinx designer, who we have blogged about before, has created a festive season range that showcases what some real Southern Hemisphere Christmas decor can look like.

For a Summery table setting, the range includes some bright and colourful table runners and napkins. If you’re looking for a more traditional colour scheme, there is also tableware available in red and green.

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Instead of pine cones as the centerpiece, why not try a pineapple?


The Soft Buckets can be used for bread rolls, treats, and plants. They come in beautiful colours and patterns.

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Don’t forget about the festive cards! Skinny laMinx also has a cheerful range of ‘North/South’ festive greeting cards and gift tags. These cards can be sent all over the world, snowy side up or sunny side up depending on the location.

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All these items can be found online at or from the shop at 201 Bree Street, Cape Town.