The studio edit - November - hunting lodge, but make it pretty

""Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home."

- Edith Sitwell


Halloween has passed, the bonfires have gone out and we are biding our time until the Christmas lights begin to twinkle. We are all searching for warmth and comfort in the month of November, hibernating in our homes until the festivities of December begin. This Edit I've been inspired by the idea of hunkering down in an old Scottish hunting lodge, cosy by the fire with a wee dram in hand, after a day walking out on the moors.



Vintage Star Throw in Blossom - Melin Tregwynt

In 2015 Melin Tregwynt brought back this vintage star design from the 1950's in classic and contemporary colour schemes. These stunning blankets are 100% pure new wool and the design is reversible. The warm pink and mossy greens would make an uplifting addition to a cosy armchair or provide an extra layer of warmth in a bedroom.



Resin antler chandelier - eBay UK (Affliate link)

What's a hunting lodge without some antlers? Don't worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this chandelier, the "antlers" are made from resin, but it will make a great talking point over your dining table this winter and could even be hung with baubles or greenery for the festive season.



Original Framed Seaweed Pressing - Molesworth & Bird

Molesworth & Bird create these beautifull pressed seaweeds, framed in dark brown wooden frames. This seaweed pressing is called Beautiful Fan Weed, (Callophyllis laciniata) but there is a wide selection of all shapes and sizes on their website. All the seaweed is foraged local to Melanie and Julia's homes in Dorset and Cornwall. They are fantastic alternative to botanical prints in adding that vintage collector feel to a room, reminiscent of grand country houses.


Double Conker and Shell - Julian Jardine

If you missed the boat on conker collecting this year, here's a lifelong alternative. These ceramic conkers, complete with shell, could lend a country charm to any coffee table or sideboard. If don't leave the house once the clocks go back, it's a canny way of bringing some nature inside without braving the cold, too!




Forest Herdwick Wood Textured Wine Glasses - Nettle + Tansy

Emma Mackintosh is a glass flame worker that uses a small torch to blow and sculpt glass into stunning tableware. These wine glasses would be right at home in the wilds of the Highlands, having been textured with herdwick wool from Yew Tree Farm. Since she appeared on BBC Countryfile she has sold out of most of her glassware but I reckon these are worth waiting for.



French Antique Boulenger Art Nouveau Carving Set - Similar from Vinterior

If we are out in the countryside, then what better way to spend a Sunday than sitting down to a delicious roast dinner? Make an event of carving the meat or nut roast with this delicate vintage carving set. Finish the look with vintage cutlery for you and your guests, a laced trimmed tablecloth and hand blown glassware.




Japanese Coffee Pot - Labour and Wait

This elegant, mustard coffee pot can be used to serve your coffee after that roast dinner or try the 'cowboy coffee' method and make the coffee straight in the pot, but be careful to avoid the grounds in the bottom! It can also be used to keep your coffee warm on the stove.



Abbesses Hand-Glazed Porcelain Platter - Canvas Home

This charming collection of hand glazed tableware is named after the Parisian neighbourhood of Abbesses. Simple but beautiful, this platter is available with a single hand painted line in green, red, blue, grey, black and yellow. I've chosen the earthy green to compliment the organic shape - perfect for serving up a pavlova heaped with cream and soft fruit, or perhaps for displaying your collection of ceramic (or real) conkers?

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