Thanks for all the comments. I am doing a quick post because I am running from one house to the next getting them ready for the Christmas holidays. Needless to say I am writing long "to do" lists, working on those festive wreaths and Chrissy trees for the beach houses and will photograph the results.
As I go I'm also having to do all the mundane stuff like replace wine glasses, soak cushion covers and rush out to buy new dish racks... what fun.
Note to self: remember to take the camera and the hot glue gun!!