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.
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!