Welcome to March! For this months Styling The Seasons I was a bit stumped, I thought I would arrive home from India to a garden full of spring flowers which would be the basis for this months post. I did a tour of the garden this there are a few optimistic shoots but sadly nothing blooming.
Since arriving home I feel my thoughts have been all over the place - ideas feel tangled and out of reach and I've been telling myself off for not being good enough. I really need to shake this feeling so have decided to have a word to focus on. I have chosen the word nurture - as reminder to be kinder and look after myself, let ideas and creativity have space to breathe.dining room table - the sun arrives in the afternoon and I love looking out onto all the greens in the garden (and spotting the cat on next doors shed!). I find the space and light in the room really peaceful and love having a large table to spread all my stuff on. I can't resist having a few bunches of colourful flowers around and loved these soft mauve hyacinths against the yellow of this Suzie Cooper teapot and green of the tulip leaves - in fact this is my favourite colour combination at the moment.
I also piled the table high with some of my favorite creative activities, calligraphy (so addictive), embroidery and of course some jewellery making. The trouble is I want to do it all, all at the same time hence the head muddle!
Instead of artfully styling a surface I decided to add all my current inspiration to the mix - confusing it maybe - when I see everything in front of me I can start to unravel my thoughts and come up with a plan and direction to take new ideas in. I have filled the table with favourite books and prints - the flamingo print was a birthday present from my sister and I won the Matthew Williamson scarf on Instagram (gaaahh!). The mirrored fabric is an embroidered top I picked up in India, not to be worn but marvelled at. I love the mix of colours and textures of everything on the table, as March feels like a spring board for the months ahead I'm really looking forward to seeing where these ideas and inspirations take me, some will be for projects and DIY's others will be added to around the house. Even though my thoughts and ideas might be in their incubation stage I feel really ready to shake off the dark glow winter and embrace the change in season and the beginnings that come with a new season.
I'm really looking forward to seeing your March inspirations. If you want to join Katy and I in Styling The Seasons then make sure you link your posts and photos with the hashtag #stylingtheseasons.
You can see what Styling The Seasons is all about in this post and previous posts here (February January, December, November, October, September)