Styling the seasons

Sweet and simple flower posies

Sweet and simple flower posies

I love posies as opposed to vast arrangements of flowers. They're so sweet, simple, colourful and easy to put together and pop in a little jar. While I might be a touch late to join in with the Pagan tradition of leaving one on a loved one's doorstep on May Day, I thought I'd put three together for my own enjoyment for this month's styling the seasons post. With stems stolen from a Bloom & Wild delivery for a project I'm working on with Etsy (more on that, next week), I snipped them to size and haphazardly arranged them in my wild flower vases from Rose & Grey (although washed-out jam jars would work equally as well).

Behind the scenes of a product photo shoot

Behind the scenes of a product photo shoot

Well, I'm claiming spring fever as a genuine illness. One which I have absolutely, head over heels, fallen victim to. The first glimpse of beams and blooms and I woke up convinced that no surface in our home should remain untouched by my paintbrush. If you see a dazed, thirty-something (only five months left of being a thirty-something so please humour me if I keep dropping that in to conversation ... I'm trying to get maximum mileage out of it before the clock ticks to a new decade) wondering around North Wales with a paint-streaked top knot and crumpled clothes ... that's likely to be me. 

With pretty much every room in complete disarray (I mean why finish painting one room before starting another, right?!), I had to manufacture a surface to style, this month. But it was so much fun! And actually encouraged me to try something a little bit different rather than simply arranging things on my sideboard.

Styling a fireplace for Christmas

Styling a fireplace for Christmas

November passed me by before I could join in with Styling the Seasons. It really flew by. And not for good reasons, either. Over the past three weeks, it seems like at least one of our household has been ill at any given time. Spare moments have been scarce and priorities shuffled. I think I spent more time dispensing Calpol than I did sleeping. Yes, Father Christmas, forty winks is right at the top of my wish list if you could oblige, Sir. But now it's December and with the pouring rain thwarting this afternoon's adventures, my littlest and I popped Elf on in the background and got to work decorating the fireplace instead.