Janice Issitt                    Life and Style

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14 Oct 2021

Song Of Seasons Autumn Styling and Gifts

Welcome Autumn with all your warm brown and russet tones which I've been incorporating into my studio setting for our Song of Seasons prizes this month. I've styled them up with a newly painted and sponged wall using Annie Sloan paints to create the background and foraged for ferns in the forest to bring a woodland theme indoors.  

There will be several good books coming your way over the next few months and two of them from our good Instagram friends Circle Of Pines and Hill House Vintage.  Pictured here is the romantic, slow living book "Little Stories of Your Life" written and photographed by  Laura Pashby from Circle of Pines, lots of beautiful whimsical nature shots and words about story telling and creativity. I will feature Paula Sutton's book soon, which is a perfect coffee table fun book with lots of styling, recipes and glamour. 

A real favourite for us at Song of Seasons are the candles from The Smallest Light, who for autumn have a few seasonal smelling candles and room fragrances like this one called Falls Gold. Cinammon, clove and vetiver create this cozy soft warming scented candle and you can get a subscription from them too so that you always have a scented candle delivered to your door to suit the changes in nature.   

You may well wonder why I'm all dressed up sipping cocktails in an evening dress, well it's because Ostens Official perfumiers are inspiring us to 'return to glamour' with their Impression Cedarwood Heart perfume, taking the transition from the summer Jasmine to the wooded notes of patchouli and moss this is reminiscent of a bygone age. There's a full review of this in my previous blog post and if you want to try a few of their exquisite blends then how about trying a mini library of testers, a great stocking gift too. Their perfumes really are of the highest quality and a perfect luxury gift for a loved one. 

Ellie Warburton cakes sent us two free sample boxes of their new range of fresh cakes delivered to your door and they will also send out a box of four cakes to one lucky winner. I've styled them here with the reversible napkins made in William Morris fabric by 'Winifred J'who will be adding these and Christmas stockings to her shop soon and also letting us have one for a prize on Song of Seasons for December. 

Cosy autumn days wouldn't be the same without a snuggly pair of wool or alpaca socks that are hand dyed by Jules Hogan Knitwear in natural botanical shades of subtle muted tones. Jules also makes stunning wraps and ponchettas to complete your winter style. These socks are perfect for keeping your toes warm around the house or teamed up with boots.

Our November to December prize list is growing longer every day, and we hope to make it double as a gift guide too as all these products can be bought directly from the makers or good book shops. We have a candle holder, scarf, book, Jigsaw, Soap, Christmas card set and Christmas stocking. All from our favourite accounts and makers on instagram. More to follow on that soon and over on the gram. 

Please join us with your photos of Autumn over on instagram by tagging us #songofseasons - theres more information on our dedicated account about how to enter and make us aware of your interest in winning a prize.  All the best Janice 

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