It has been unseasonably warm so far this Winter, with plants flowering early. I’ve seen daffs and even a magnolia tree in flower! Madness. I prefer to have proper seasons, with true cold temperatures and nature doing what it is supposed to do at the right time. Typically, in January, there are very few flowers around apart from the beautiful Hellebore. These shy little blooms are, to me, a symbol of hope and joy in this gloomy time of year.
My beautiful collaborative link up #natureinthehome is now entering it’s 5th year! Five years! 2016 will see it hopefully grow and continue, it is such an important part of my life, that I don’t want to see it end. Nature in the home will continue as a collaborative hashtag over on instagram, and I shall share my favourite images here on the blog at the end of each month. Some months may have a prize donated by a company, of which
November’s #natureinthehome was in collaboration with Seven Boot Lane, who kindly offered the winning image a pair of boots or shoes of their choice. There were hundreds of entries, which took me hours to go through, but in the end I chose simplicity, and colour for the winning image. November, to me, is magenta, deep navy and glorious squashes – and this beautiful image has this all. Well done to @theseslowmoments – such a perfect November picture, and a very worthy winner. If
This winter I am collaborating with my dear friend Laura (circle of pine trees) on a little instagram project. It is called #anaturalmidwinter. A celebration of the small things at this time of year. Bringing elements of nature indoors, lighting candles, wrapping parcels, snuggling on the sofa, making homemade gifts, walks in the woods, foraging for greenery, baking – and so on. This time of year can easily become swallowed up with Christmas, yes even on here I’m sharing gift
Well, that took me days to go through all of last month’s #natureinthehome entries. So many stunning images, yet many people had forgotten to tag it with @roseandgreyinteriors, so sadly they were discounted. The winning image is this one from @freethster. I adore the crescent moon design and the colour pallet is rich, warm and earthy – just like October. The use of foraged apples, purple/green sage against that crown prince squash is just stunning. All set against the gnarled
November! How? Anyway, I’ll not go on about it being August last week, instead let’s embrace the fact that it’s BOOT WEATHER! Whoop! This month’s #natureinthehome instagram competition is in association with the brilliant Seven Boot Lane. Those of you who have read Littlegreenshed for a couple of years may remember my interview with the company Director, Sebastian, where he explains how these beautiful hand crafted shoes are made. This Winter I chose the Eva in walnut suede. Super comfy with
This weeks current pin obsession is all things Autumnal. Green/grey squashes, misty woodlands, leaf covered floors, cosy winter knits and boots galore. This is the season of magic, no more will I stay indoors tapping away at the laptop – I intend to make the most of it! I am teaming up with the utterly brilliant Seven Boot Lane for next month’s #natureinthehome competition – more details will be announced on Sunday, so please pop back then to find out
October. It is a fabulous month. A month where the macabre is king. Gothic colouring, industrial tones, flickering candle light. My inner witch is alive, as I feel I want to make bowls of steaming broth, preserve the harvest and fill my home with textiles and fir cones. Nature in the Home this month has teamed up with the beautiful interiors shop Rose & Grey. Rose & Grey are kindly giving away one of these gorgeous industrial trolleys to the winning