When we arrived at The Welsh House last weekend, we were welcomed in by the most beautiful evening light that streamed through the beautiful windows in the cottage. I took the picture below pretty much as soon as I stepped foot through the door.
Over the long weekend we had all the time in the world with no phones, laptops or TV so we spent a lot of time outside with Otto and I took full advantage of the nature that surrounded us. Being able to pick flowers and foliage to fill vases in the house is such a novelty to me and even though we take Otto to the park every day I am far too scared to pick anything from there – I had nightmares about being chased down by the police last May when I dared to pick some Cow Parsley.
I also took along a little craft project to do whilst I was there and I did it without photographing it or worrying about how to style it for the blog, drinking tea and listening to music. Blissful, I tell you.
Anyhoo, as the weekend went on that windowsill that I photographed when we arrived started to fill up with things I had collected from outside and crafty bits and bobs. I decided to photograph it (rather badly I’m afraid – I’m only used to photographing things against white walls!) for October’s Styling the Seasons because it sums up how I feel about this month rather well. For me, October is the true start of Autumn as the leaves start to fall. I’ve always been keenly aware of nature during Autumn probably because a lot of it falls to the ground, ready to be inspected. I have such fond childhood memories of collecting conkers and throwing Sycamore seeds into the air to make helicopters. The light starts to fade and the dark evenings arrive and more time is spent at home nesting, crafting, making, cooking (although, to be fair, I seem to spend all year round doing those things). I love nothing more than a rainy Autumnal afternoon spent crafting at home.
Charlotte and I would love for you to join us this month and style a surface in your home to show what this month means to you. Blog about it or post a picture on your favourite social media platform and tag us in so we can see.
Also, we hope to see lots of you at our vintage jumble and prop sale this Sunday October 4th – hopefully, you can pick up lots of bits to style up your October surface!