Styling the Seasons – September 2015

August definitely wasn’t a holiday month for us. Traditionally, August would be all about long, hot days, usually spent in Europe but this year we were stuck at home with very few chances to enjoy ourselves and it rained non-stop. Sooooo, I have decided September is going to be our summer (if that makes sense).

I have styled up our dining table with what I hope September will be mostly about: long, lazy, relaxing lunches of wine, bread and cheese and the lavender to try to create the illusion that it is still summer. I have to mention my wonderful friends Agnes, Naj and Amy this month as they helped me come up with this idea whilst on my favourite weekend away of the summer in Norfolk.

This month, we are asking our readers and our Styling the Seasons followers to use their favourite vintage finds for their styling as we approach our Vintage Jumble & Prop Sale on October 4th in Lindfield, West Sussex. I have used these beautiful French plates and jug that I found at Ardingly Antiques Fair a couple of months ago. France has always been a big part of our summers, especially when I was growing up, so it seemed fitting to create a late summer lunch with a French theme.

Styling the Seasons - September | Apartment Apothecary

Vintage French crockery - a French summer lunch | Apartment Apothecary

Vintage French crockery - a French summer lunch | Apartment Apothecary

Vintage French crockery - a French summer lunch | Apartment Apothecary

Vintage French crockery - a French summer lunch | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - September | Apartment Apothecary

Vintage French crockery - a French summer lunch | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - September | Apartment Apothecary

Now that we have done a full twelve months of Styling the Seasons, it is so interesting to be able to compare the months of 2015 with the months of 2014. When I look back at my September 2014 post the vibe is so different and I think I still very much had the teacher mentality of September being all about a fresh start, whereas this year I feel much more flexible. Actually, my styling this September is much more similar to Charlotte’s styling this time last year.

What does September mean to you? Charlotte and I would love to see your styled surfaces and it would be great if you could use your favourite vintage finds and even better if you join us for our Vintage Jumble & Prop Sale on October 4th at 1.30 – 4.30pm in King Edward Hall, Lindfield, West Sussex. You will be able to pick up lots of goodies to help you style up all those neglected surfaces in your home for the coming year of Styling the Seasons!

Katy x

 

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  1. Ayda_cafenoHut 1st September 2015 / 8:18 am

    It looks beautiful. I loved so much this French theme!

    • Katy 4th September 2015 / 11:08 am

      Thank you so much! I do love the French look x

  2. Jess 1st September 2015 / 9:03 am

    Beyond beautiful Katy, what a lovely scene…and sounds like a perfect way to ease yourself into {fingers crossed} our Indian summer x

    • Katy 4th September 2015 / 11:10 am

      Yes please to an Indian Summer! x

  3. Cate 1st September 2015 / 10:53 am

    Oh my this is perfect. LOVE, love, love these French-inspired images, the vintage plates, the lovely soft grey linen and lavender! Really calm and relaxed. I’m going to pin it all… Can I come over for apero?! xxx

    • Katy 4th September 2015 / 11:11 am

      Yes, you must! x

  4. Charlotte 1st September 2015 / 11:01 am

    This is gorgeous and makes me want to eat brie!!! I love the colours and everything about this post, think its my favourite STS post of yours! xx

    • Katy 4th September 2015 / 11:11 am

      Ah, thanks, Charlotte x

  5. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely 1st September 2015 / 8:51 pm

    This is so beautiful, Katy. I love blue and white. The plates really do make me think of summer holidays. I used my vintage cup and saucer in my August post and I think the only other vintage item I own is at my mum and dad’s. Time to reclaim it!

    • Katy 4th September 2015 / 11:12 am

      Ha! How happy will they be about that?! xx

  6. Candy Pop 7th September 2015 / 5:15 pm

    So fresh and cheerful. I’ve taken my ‘Styling the Seasons’ photos and I can’t wait to share them!

    • Katy 10th September 2015 / 7:05 am

      Great! Looking forward to seeing them x

  7. Kelly 10th September 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I just love the blue, white and wood tones together. This is a fresh look for September. Lovely!

  8. Sam 3rd October 2015 / 12:56 pm

    I love how you’ve styled these pieces, the french theme is so elegant! The blue, white and wood are the perfect combination xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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