Festive floral flat lay 

Hello, We awoke this morning to heavy snow. I’m not one for the cold or wet so I decided to spend my snow day Sunday drinking lots of tea and styling a little festive flat lay.

I made a moody backboard using a canvas board and acrylic paints. It works really well against wire fairy lights and really makes things pop!

It’s been a good couple of months since I’ve been able to spend an afternoon styling a little flat lay. I really enjoy doing them, it’s relaxing and fuels creativity giving me inspiration for other projects. What’s your favourite way to inspire your creativity?

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Winter styling 

Hello, as we’re on the eve of December I thought I’d share a few pics of how I start to sprinkle some festivity through my home. The tree doesn’t go up for another couple of weeks but I like to add tiny touches to get in the mood.

Pine cones and colourful dried rose petals look lovely placed in vintage baking tins.

I’m always out foraging for my business and sometimes my makes sneakily end up in my home instead of in my store. I made this simple star using foraged branches and twine.

A twinkling of fairy lights, not too many, remember it’s all about the slow build up and less is more right now. There’s plenty of time to go crazy near to Christmas.

Tea lights flickering in vintage baking tins. I love how the old metal reflects the light. I bought some gorgeous Christmas scented tea lights this year from the botanical candle company, they smell amazing! Definitely need to stock up on more of these.

And there we have it. Simple winter styling that will get you in the mood for the run up to Christmas.

Emma x

Faux florals 

Well I never in a million years thought I’d have faux flowers in the home. Especially as my job is growing flowers. But even I have to admit, when winter comes, faux florals can be an instant pick me up.

I’ve mixed peonies and ferns here and I think the textures work great! I’ve even added some faux ferns in with some dryed hydrangeas which I’m also loving.

Gone are the days of plastic and poor quality fabric flowers covered in dust.

Easy to style, bring drama to a room and mix in with dryed and real blooms, I can’t deny it, I’m completely won over! How about you?

Colourful September 

Hello,

I just love September! It’s one of my favourite months of the year.

I was picking flowers last week for my pop-up flower stall and thought I’d share how colourful it was.

My allotment is full of dahlias right now and I’ve been visiting gardens and adding other varieties I’d like to my list.

September for me is all about colour, the shift in the air, getting the home ready for nestling down and lighting the first log fires.

I love spiced squash soup, blackberry and apple crumble and spending ages looking through seed catalogs whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.

What do you love about September?