Home Etc 155 | October Edition

It feels like just 5 minutes ago that I was writing the introduction to the September edition of Home Etc — yet here we are in October!

September really seemed to fly by; I think I was still clinging on to the remnants of summer but as soon as the calendar clicked over to October — literally on the 1st of the month — the air smelled different, the temperature dipped and my Instagram feed seemed to be full of pumpkins.

Albeit, white ones *stifling a yawn*.

Orange is soooooo last season, sweetie.

Never one to be led by seasons — or current trends — our latest Home Etc winner has such a strong sense of style and character.

Effortlessly stylish — whilst still maintaining a strong identity — both in her fashion and home choices, this month’s favourite Ashley, from the blog Lazy Daisy Jones, showed off her fabulous bedside shelf.

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Lins and I were unanimous that Ashley’s post should scoop this month’s prize.

Her husband Marc was responsible for creating this amazing beside shelf; perfect for holding all Ash’s ‘essential’ items.

Funnily enough, I also remember the Instagram game from a couple of years ago; that asked the question:

‘What’s on your bedside table?’

What do you keep on yours?!

Mine generally has a lamp, a candle and some flowers… but often they are interspersed with the odd piece of Lego and a child’s sock.

You can see mine here, on this old post.

But if you’d like to see more pictures — and learn more about what Ashley keeps on her bedside shelf — pop along to her blog to have a look.

Well done Ash — you’re the winner of the September voucher from our lovely sponsor Laura Ashley! Maybe you can treat yourself to a couple more pieces for your lovely shelf :) Or treat Marc?!

For anyone who would like to share blog posts in this month’s link-up, have a little read of our house rules.


1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

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2) You may link up to two posts — new or old (sometimes the old posts are forgotten about, so please dust them down and show them off; we’d love to read them!) — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POST which will always be the first entry in the link up — plus a couple of others.

Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts and, in recent times, there has definitely been some link dumping and some posts have been given barely any comments.

We want to create a lovely community and commenting and sharing each other’s posts is all part of that.

Tweet —@twinklediaries or @LinsDrabwell — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Lins or I will retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Between us, we will pick one favourite post every month and that lucky blogger will receive a voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


Thanks for linking up your fabulous posts — and don’t forget to tag any home related pics on Instagram with the #HomeEtc hashtag too.

Lots of love,

Caro and Lins x


About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

3 thoughts on “Home Etc 155 | October Edition

  1. Dear Caro and Lins Whooping it up here in Dorset! Girls I’m proud and over the moon as they say! Thank you very very much. Wait until I tell Marc he is going to be a bit proud of that little shelf eh?
    BTW I managed to clutter it up in 2 nights so I darent share a pic of it today…..!!

  2. What a lovely table! The cutout for the glass is genius. My bedside table’s non-existent at the moment while we move things around, but it’s usually just my phone, glasses and Kindle.

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