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The Art of Gifting



A Note From Lucy

A change of scenery is on the cards. For some it’s the re-entrance into normality, for others it’s the anticipation of all things fun and social, but for all Australians, summer’s glorious festive season is almost upon us which means we’ll eat with zest, we’ll dance, we’ll peel back the curtains and open the window to the scent of salty air. It’s a time to celebrate. We hope our Art of Gifting guide makes spoiling your loved ones as stress-free as possible this holiday season!


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1. Petit #1, Michael Bond 2. 3181 Candle by F&F 3. Stefania Boemi Galatea Head Vase in Indigo with Gold Stripe 4. Wild Child Christmas Tree 5. Dome Crystal Bookend, Sunset 6. Pop Cork Stump


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7. Wild Child Side Table 8. Turquoise Coast by Nevbahar Koç 9. Protective Eye Cobalt Zulta Cushion 10. Patrizia Italiano Carmelina Prickly Pear Seller 11. Fiesta Placemats, Set of 6, Multi 12. Lovely Sweet Divine Candle, Michael Bond



The Life of the Party The only one that needs to be on the guest list. And when they are there, every festive occasion just feels that much better. For the party crowd in your life, choose things that keep the good times rolling.

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1. Pink Summer, Whitney Spicer 2. Summer Gingham Candle, Whitney Spicer 3. Twilight Crystal Candle Holder, Short 4. Prism Decanter 5.Buddy Crystal Vase, Raspberry 6. Twilight Crystal Candle Holder, Large


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7. Stefania Boemi Galatea Head Vase in Beige with Gold Stripe 8. Martini Glasses, Set of 2, Flamingo 9. La Paz Jug, Pink & Yellow 10. Pink Summer Tablecloth, Whitney Spicer 11. Earthlines Red, Daniela Cristallo 12. Fiesta Placemats, Set of 6, Rose


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The Wild At Heart The firecracker in the room that’s always ready to do what you secretly always dreamt of. Mixing and matching and layering up on colour is a secret love of theirs so why not dazzle them with homewares that add to their already fabulous taste. Think things that scream fun, like crystal and glass & moody art. 1.

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1. Spikey Crystal Vase, Blue & Violet 2. Wild Child Coffee Table 3. Swirl Candle Holder, Indigo, Large 4. Retro Dhurrie, Blues 5. Lovely Sweet Divine Candle, Michael Bond 6. Reverie #1, Michael Bond


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7. Christmas Wreath, Silver & Blue Sparkle 8. Buddy Crystal Vase, Sapphire 9. Splash Crystal Bowl, Blue & Violet 10. Stefania Boemi Galatea Head Vase in Blue with Gold X 11. Man In Bewilderment, Nunzio Miano 12. Lapis Lazuli Tray, Small


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The Host with the Most The ultimate achiever in everything, or so it always seems. For the person that has their life together in a way us mere mortals can only imagine, we like to think unique will always win over ordinary. Embrace their never-ending talents with an extraordinary gift that they will love forever. 1.

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1. Sour Plaid Tablecloth, Whitney Spicer 2. La Laz Jug, Green & Blue 3. Fiesta Placemats, Set of 6, Natural 4. Giacomo Alessi Sicilian Medium Turban Head Vase, Woman, Cream 5. Willow, Limited Edition Print, Jai Vasicek 6. Martini Glasses, Set of 2, Emerald




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7. Buddy Crystal Vase, Jade 8. Patrizia Italiano Filomena La Limonaia, Lemon Seller Vase 9. Woodrow Hourglass Stump 10. Paper Daisies With Pepino Melon & Aeonium, Dominika Keller 11. Rattan Bar Cart, Vintage Style, Natural 12. Carnival Tumblers, Set of 4


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The Cool, Calm & Collected The one that should include effortless as their middle name. We all have a cool cat in our zone and it’s time you rewarded them for the Zen that they contribute to your everyday life. It’s time to awaken their senses and pass on the fabulous feel good energy. 1.

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1. Wild Child Christmas Tree 2. Athens Riviera by Stéphanie Artarit 3. Pop Cork Stump 4. Mezcal, Vynka Hallam 5. Retro Dhurrie, Mustard & Grey 6. Clover Multi Zulta Cushion


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7. Rattan Bar Cart, Oval, Black 8. Martini Glasses, Set of 2, Aqua 9. Fiesta Placemats, Set of 6, Blue 10. Carlos, Sitting, Black 11. Into The Blue, Sam Iurada 12. Brass Hand, Peace


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The Stylist The one who could easily win gold if styling was declared an Olympic sport. When it comes to the festive season, they’re the one to watch because they have all the beautiful details covered. Time is of the essence when you are this fabulous, so spoil them with beauty that will keep them doing their thing well beyond the holiday season. 1.

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1. Candy Stripe Musk Zulta Cushion 2. Palm Beach by Aerin Lauder 3. Travertine Archie Arch 4. Amanda Dziedzic Yumemiru, Amber, Medium 5. Column Candle in Musk, Set of 2 6. Wonder Lamp




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7. 3181 Candle by F&F 8. Marrakech Flair by Marisa Berenson 9. Basket Weave Pink & Orange Zulta Cushion 10. Spikey Crystal Vase, Tangerine & Magenta 11. Dome Crystal Bookend, Sunset 12. Two Songs And No More, Denise Hojdyssek


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The Quiet Achiever The go-getter that doesn’t need an OTT badge to get things done. Dependable, reliable and always mighty, this special human is one of a kind and ready to be spoilt rotten over the holiday season. You’ve come to the right place for feel good vibes, so choose something special. 1.

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1. Enigma, Thomas Gouws 2. Pebble Arches Sculpture, Natural 3. Marco Bowl 4. Man Detained, Nunzio Miano 5. I Wrote A Song About It, Denise Hojdyssek 6. Raff, Travertine Side Table


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7. Earthlines White, Daniela Cristallo 8. Aspen Style by Aerin Lauder 9. Patrizia Italiano - Large Palagonia Vase 10. Cup Of Life, Sasha Vatoff 11. Lockdown Love Bug, Nunzio Miano 12. Gold Mouse Lamp, Sitting


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The Art Curator The goo’s and gah’s are never fake when this clever human is in your midst. The collector of many and the custodian of beauty. It really is an honour to step inside their home and marvel at the things that bring them joy. Reward their uniqueness and head straight to our collection of original art. 1.

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1. Wild Child Side Table 2. Earthlines Pink, Daniela Cristallo 3. Peony Quartz Tray, Small 4. Stefania Boemi Ceci Head Vase in Beige with Gold Stripe 5. Anemone, Silvia Rotundo 6. Amanda Dziedzic Yumemiru, Pink, Medium


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7. Camellia, Silvia Rotundo 8. Swirl Candle Holder, Rose, Small 9. Giacomo Alessi Sicilian Medium Turban Head Vase Man, Pink 10. Margs, Vase & Lemons, Laura Thomas 11. Christmas Wreath, Red & Pink Sparkle 12. Colourscape Paperweight in Peach, Amanda Dziedzic


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1. This Way, That Way, Louise Kyriakou 2. Petit #2, Michael Bond 3. Amore Mio, Vynka Hallam 4. On This Day, Isobel Rayson 5. Mystic, Thomas Gouws 6. The Perfect Ending, Denise Hojdyssek


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7. Hint Of Spring, Alexandra Plim 8. Hallway Vases, Laura Thomas 9. Colour Sketch with Purple Magenta and Phthalo Blue, Emma White 10. Seagull, Sam Iurada 11. Living Room, Georgia McFarland 12. Lemon Cut Three Ways, Dominika Keller


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A Sprawling Summer Setting Every party worth its selfies requires two key ingredients, an inviting table setting and the people that transform the space into memories. With the spirit of a summer table and the festive season in mind, Whitney Spicer embarked on a collaboration with Fenton & Fenton to translate original artworks into décor that will ring in special moments.

“This summer and coming Christmas are extra special after the year we’ve had, so Lucy and I put our heads together to create pieces that celebrate the moments people can look forward to,”

The collection features two tablecloths: Sour Plaid, an understated ode to Christmas green, with thoughtfully scattered citrus fruits, and Pink Summer, an alternative to the season’s signature bold red with softer pink and red hues on a gingham background layered with limes, grapefruit, and oranges.


“We knew we wanted something less traditional, so we narrowed the colour scheme to the pinks, greens and reds that feature more prominently in my work. Once we settled on colour we chose fruits that represent an Australian summer.”

“When I began painting, I had to make sure the artwork allowed for repetition and flow – as the paintings themselves are not the size of the tablecloths – I had to ensure the works could be flipped and extended. The fruit isn’t anchored by a plate, so as I worked, I made sure I loved the layout of the fruit before I created the pattern behind it. Balance was so important,” says the artist.

“The ritual of setting the table to enjoy a meal with your loved ones is uplifting. Or alternatively, like so many of us did in lockdown, you get the good plates out just for yourself. It’s about creating joyous moments however you can, so the artwork in the collection reflects that.”


To mark the distinct ceremony of placing décor atop a table setting, Whitney’s art is also lovingly wrapped around the collection’s Summer Gingham Candle which burns with the familiar smell of Christmas pudding in a layering of sweet orange, malt, clove, cinnamon, almond, vanilla, and musk notes. Gift wrapping along with the Sweet Grapefruit Gingham gift card round the set,

“They’re an overload of colour. Busy, fun and festive,” says Whitney. “The collection is a true collaboration of two minds coming together to create something that people can experience after what feels like a slow-burn year.”


The artist who is known for paintings that showcase real settings real people would lay out, is exhibiting a solo body of work, ‘Corners of My Mind’ which runs from the 5th until the 16th of November at the Fenton & Fenton Prahran showroom and online. “I painted the series in lockdown. The work reflects the people and things we miss, the places we long for, and the interests we share,” says Whitney. With a view to recreate moments we can glimpse ourselves in, Whitney used Polaroids of places people have visited in the Greek Islands as the core inspiration. The 14-piece series is predominantly food based, where fresh oysters, fish, pasta, and Mediterranean themed settings feature, along with a nod to a man’s table in an aerial view that illustrates a magazine, cigars, and liquor.

“When I start painting, I think up a person and what their table says about them. I’ll imagine what they’re eating, drinking and reading, and what I really hope is that there is somebody for each of the paintings, someone who says: oh, that is so me!”

With many of us cocooning in 2021, the time is ripe to sip a festive marg with a friend, dine with those you hold dear, and dream up experiences and escapes with art as your inspiration.

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