To celebrate this festive season and as our gift to you, our loyal readers, ELLE Decoration’s 25 Days of Giving is here to bring you daily prizes of the best in decor and design. Go on and enter – you could be one of our daily winners!

Today in our 25 Days of Giving celebration, local ceramicist Mervyn Gers is giving away an original extra large platter worth R1 094!

Xl bowl with lip R1094 including VAT’


Mervyn Gers Ceramics specialise in creating exclusive bespoke ceramics for select clients, who want a personalised dinner service with their insignia or colour palette. Designs have sophisticated appeal, playing along with elements of the Vintage and Retro styles, and have won prestigious awards.

Dinnerware series are used by some of South Africa’s most celebrated restaurants: the restaurant on De Grendel Wine Estate, chef Ian Bergh; Terroir, chef Michael Broughton; Bistro 1682, chef Brad Ball; Greenhouse, chef Peter Templehoff; Myoga, chef Mike Bassett, Tokara, chef Richard Carstens, Boshendal, chef Christian Campbell to name a few. Mervyn Gers Ceramics is now the biggest handmade ceramic studio in Cape Town and fast becoming the most successful high-end design ceramic studio in South Africa.



Follow @Elle_Deco on Twitter and @ElleDecorationSouthAfrica on Facebook. In the comments below, tag #ElleDeco#MervynGers and #25DaysOfGiving and tell us what you’d serve up in your brand new Mervyn Gers platter. Good luck!

T’s & C’s

Each competition will go live at 8am and close at 4pm on their respective days. The winners will be selected at random and the previous week’s winners will be announced at 12pm every Monday on our Facebook page. Prizes are to be delivered by end of January 2016, or at the discretion of the respective client.


  1. A delicious leg of lamb with baby roast potatoes and roast veggies. #ElleDeco, #MervynGers and #25DaysOfGiving

  2. I would serve something cold in a ceramic product, like a Fabulous Cheese & Fruit Platter with White Bean Dip #ElleDeco, #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  3. #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving I would serve cold meats, meatballs, sausage rolls and cheese in mine, would love to win this

  4. I adore Mervyn Gers’ work and would serve a fresh and colourful salad in the platter.
    #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  5. #ElleDeco #MervynGers and #25DaysOfGiving I would serve my favourite Watermelon Feta Red Onion and Olive Salad in the Fabulous Large Platter!

  6. I would serve quesadilla’s with an arrangement of tangy fillings and in the centre I would place a funky Mexican print bowl for the dip/guacamole……. simply delicious!

  7. What a gorgeous piece! I would serve up a fusilli pasta dish with cheese and bacon, enough for a large family! X
    #ElleDeco, #MervynGers and #25DaysOfGiving

  8. I FEEL this dish deserves a whole lot of de-shelled prawns, avo freshly cut up and lemon wedges with some re chili pesto!

    #ElleDeco, #MervynGers and #25DaysOfGiving

  9. I’d serve a giant salad of crispy romaine leaves, creamy avo and smoky dressing with fresh, crusty bread. #ElleDeco, #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  10. this platter would be great to serve my Portuguese seafood paella in #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  11. perfect platter to serve my colourful couscous salad in the Christmas #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  12. #ElleDeco, #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving in this stunning dish i would serve roast chicken sliced up and roast potatoes

  13. I make a mean Banting cheesecake i serve it in Mervyn Gers platter #ElleDeco, #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  14. I would serve a berries and watermelon fruit salad in the Mervyn Gers platter #ElleDeco, #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  15. #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

    Turkish-style couscous would taste and LOOK like heaven in that dish!

  16. this would be so lovely to use to serve my roasted butternut and feta salad in #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  17. what a stunning platter to use at the Christmas dinner table this year to serve up some delicious sliced Gammon #ElleDeco #MervynGers #25DaysOfGiving

  18. This gorgeous platter must be seen so I would serve a lovely spinach, pomegranate and feta salad #25DaysOfGiving #ElleDeco #MervynGers

  19. #ElleDeco, #LoadsOfLiving I need some a new duvet set for our bed. Most of our we got as wedding presents 10 years ago… #25DaysOfGiving

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