I had the very best of intentions for this month’s styling the seasons post.
I’d bought some beautiful Muscari (otherwise known as Grape Hyacinths) — in a glorious sky blue shade — and popped them in a cheerful turquoise glazed pot, in readiness.
I’d envisaged them sitting on my kitchen table on a stack of pretty cookery books but, as ever, things rarely go to plan.
February threw us a curve ball in the form of flu — for me and my three boys — and as our routine was so monumentally thrown out of kilter, I’ve spent the last few weeks chasing my tail and trying to catch up.
Needless to say, by the time I got around to shooting my pretty little friend, it’s juicy plump flowers had dried out and lost their vivid blueness and the sturdy stems had wilted and bent with the weight of the blooms.
Note to self: try to shoot florals when they’re looking their best.
Anyway, desperate to stick to my resolution of joining in with Styling The Seasons this year ( a lovely blogging series founded by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots) — and not fall at the second hurdle — I’ve resorted to taking a few pictures of my desk instead.
It’s a view that regularly changes, as my pegboard often features ephemera pertaining to that month. Cards I’ve been sent — or tickets and other items that catch my eye — and there always seems to be a rotation of books, depending on what I’m working on at the time.
So whilst February has been germ ridden, it’s also been a month of love and celebration.
My boy and I were married in February and this year we celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary.
We hot-footed it off to a lovely hotel in The Cotswolds.
It was the weekend that Hurricane Imogen hit British shores, so the weather was foul but we had the best time; reminiscing and celebrating our happy union.
I’ve also been working on some new prints and sought inspiration from a couple of love-laced books.
So this post is not much styling the seasons — as there wasn’t too much styling going on here — but it is a very good reflection of the month.
Celebrations, togetherness and love.