It feels like no time at all since I was writing my August post - and yet everything feels different. The nights draw in so quickly in September. It's the month to get cosy - to dig out the blankets and the hot water bottles. To nest, and start planning all those things you wanted to do over the summer but never had time for as you were too busy outdoors enjoying the light and sunshine.
This month I've styled up a little corner of my craft room / office. Since my July Styling the Seasons post, I've moved my room around and made space for an armchair. I can't tell you how happy this has made me! I've wanted somewhere comfy to sit and read for so long, and somewhere to rest when my chronic fatigue kicks in.
I've been hunting for an armchair for a while now, on a very small budget. Having looked around lots of vintage/antique shops, I concluded that the classic IKEA Poäng was my best bet. Whilst I would have adored a beautifully refurbished vintage number, they were all very much outside my budget. And the Poäng is SO comfy, which is really important to me. And I think it looks lovely in the Isunda Grey cover.
I've dug out some favourite crocheted blankets, to snuggle under as I read/snooze, and teamed it with one of my favourite vintage fabric cushions. My chair is tucked into the corner, right next to the radiator, for maximum warmth (although the heating is banned until October in this house, so I've yet to try it out!). Oh and please excuse the state of the walls - they will be painted a crisp bright white when I have some strength.
I'm watched over by a shelf of Jane Foster softies, made from some beautiful vintage fabrics - as you can probably tell, I adore vintage fabrics from the 60s and 70s.
I've been spending a lot of time in my chair this month, flicking through gardening magazines looking for inspiration for my planting plan. Now that we've had our rotten, collapsed fence replaced and ivy pulled out, we are in the process of having some raised sleeper beds put in the back garden, and I have the fun task of deciding what we are going to put in them! So when the weather has allowed, I've been out in the garden, digging and preparing. Nothing finer than September sunshine, especially when it is followed by heavy grey skies, downpours and chilly days, like today. September really is a month of extremes - a transitional month, as we let go of summer's warmth and ease ourselves into autumn.
I must confess that rather a lot of tea drinking goes on when the temperature drops - something so comforting about a nice hot mug of tea...
So that's it from me this month, my cosy edition of Styling the Seasons for September.
Styling the Seasons is a monthly styling challenge run by Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lotts that anyone can join in. The idea is to style a surface of your home according to what that month means to you, and to share some photographs on your blog or Instagram/Facebook/Twitter with the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons.
Vintage Jumble & Prop Sale - 4 Oct 2015
The theme for Styling the Seasons this month is vintage, in honour of the vintage jumble and prop sale that Katy has organised with a group of other bloggers.
It will be held on Sunday 4 October 1.30-4.30pm in Lindfield, West Sussex, in the King Edward Hall.
I'm happy to say that I am going to be a part of it and will have a stall, selling some of my vintage china (pictured below), vintage bedspreads and crocheted blankets, handmade vintage fabric bags, a few owls, some russian dolls, china dogs, sheepskin rugs and more...
Will you come? It would be lovely to see you. Please do spread the word - more information about the day and the other sellers can be found on Katy's blog post: Vintage jumble and prop sale. x