Hannah here: I love being in the woods at this time of year. On first appraisal, the woods are luscious and green; a dense heavy canopy of leaves above us. But look a little closer, and the first few rust coloured leaves scatter the ground, the first few prickly conker shells appear and many of the trees sport leaves with a slight hint of decay to them. We’re right on the cusp!
I’ve tried to capture that sense of being on the cusp in my Styling The Seasons’s post for September. There is still some green around, but things are starting to dry, wilt and decay. I’ve saved a couple of dried Alium heads and sweat pea seeds for next years planting; the album heads are so beautiful dried. We recently celebrated the Hop Festival; an annual beer and music festival in Faversham that celebrates the mass harvesting of hops that is happening busily in fields all around us, hence the hop wreath on the wall. Rain has been a rather permanent fixture around here too, so it felt appropriate to get my clay raindrop mobile out; a wonderful present from my sister in law.
I’ve displayed my treasures on some of my favourite vintage items; which was the theme for this months Styling The Seasons. The reason for this is The Bloggers Vintage Jumble on the 4th October, something I’m going to be having a stall at. Come say hello! All the details are here in Katy’s post. The little vintage books were from Faversham Antiques Market for £2 each, and I pick up the old ceramic bottles wherever I can; eBay, car boot sales etc. I always have scented candles around the house, and this one is by Bee Fayre, a company campaigning to protect bee’s, bought from a local gift shop. It smells divine; delightfully floral. The Feathers are an ever growing Frankie-orginated collection; her penchant for collecting 'treasures' shows no sign of waning, and I wholeheartedly encourage it. I'm loving September so far and am pretty pumped about Autumn. How's September treating you?