This autumn I plan to celebrate the darker evenings with a little sparkle. Once the clocks go back, the darkness can feel overwhelming and depressing, but with a few changes at home you can make the day light saving a little more manageable.
November is a month of transition, from autumn to winter and can be the forgotten month on it’s lead up to Christmas. All those parties being arranged, presents being bought & the madness of the school Christmas schedule.
Developing a ritual for the season is a must, setting a candle lit table and enjoying a family meal together is a great way to celebrate the dark. I recently spotted in Tesco their new homewares brand ‘Fox and Ivy‘. A wonderful ‘on trend’ range of sparkling products from scented candles to smoked glassware with brass details and golden cutlery, perfect to add a little bling to your everyday, all reasonably priced and on trend too.
I immediately was drawn to the coupe glasses, a chance to change up my drinking situation by the fire. When the boys spotted them, they immediately wanted their juice from them, so I concocted a mocktail just for them….
My rosemary and blueberry fizz is packed full of delicious flavours and served in these gorgeous Fox and Ivy champagne coupes. This recipe can also be made with prosecco or champagne if you wish, perfect for a bonfire party or for any festive celebration
Rosemary & Blueberry Fizz Mocktail
Serves 2 glasses
7-8 Blueberries (plus 3 for garnish)
2 Rosemary sprigs (plus 2 for garnish)
2 tsp Honey syrup (made by warming through honey & water in a pan)
1/2 the juice of a lemon, strained
500ml Sparkling mineral water
Muddle the blueberries with rosemary and honey syrup in the bottom of a shaker. Add lemon juice and ice. Cover and then shake for 10 seconds or so, until the ice has broken into small pieces. Strain and drain into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with blueberries and rosemary. Serve in pretty glasses.
The Fox and Ivy range is divided into three trends, the SOHO, JARDIN and CLASSIC.
Bold blues, smoky greys and gold accents set a contemporary scene for sofas, cushions, coffee sets and cutlery for easy understated elegance. With a nod to the art deco decadence of the 1930s, this trend can be easily incorporated into your home.
I adored the gold cutlery, perfect for adding sparkle to the dinner table. And the smoked glass vase with this it’s brass neck can be wonderful to display a sprig of seasonal berries on the mantelpiece.
Soft hues on vintage-inspired fabrics get a modern edge when applied to the chicest of armchairs and bed linen, update every corner of your home with luxury accessories, intricate patterns and burnished metallic. I love the iridescent hues of the glasses and votives, so colourful and perfect for winter.
Timeless and beautifully made bone china tableware, crystal glasses and goose feather duvets – this range has everything you need to mix and match with the other trends in the Fox and Ivy homeware range. Try adding the white plates with iridescent Jardin glasses for a cool look.
This winter I plan on filling my home with candles. I love this beautifully scented double wick candle from the Fox and Ivy SOHO range, a gorgeous Calla Lilly scent, a light gentle fragrance. It’s pretty gold spotty ceramic pot looks wonderful on my shelf.
Fox and Ivy range from Tesco features beautiful on trend home wares at reasonable prices. I have already started on my Christmas shopping, and have bagged a couple of those picture frames for family members and candles for friends… shhhhh.
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.