Styling the Seasons February

Welcome to February! An exciting twist on this month’s Styling the Seasons {hosted by Katy & Charlotte} is their collaboration with Laura Ashley. 12 of us regular STS bloggers, have been invited to use some LA pretties to style into our posts. So, here’s mine!

Styling the Seasons February 2015
Styling the Seasons February 2015

February, for me, is a ‘doing’ month. After all the hunkering and snoozing through the dark days of winter, February always seems to welcome the start of spring! Bulbs start to pop up everywhere, dashes of colour start to appear in the garden again. It’s a time of motivation & rejuvenation!

Woven Wallpaper Basket
Woven Wallpaper Basket

And what better way to be perked up, than by choosing some pretty things from the Laura Ashley spring range, including a wallpaper from their spring palette. With such gorgeous prints to choose from it took forever to settle on just one!

Laura Ashley Wallpaper Woven Basket
Laura Ashley Wallpaper Woven Basket

We love this Pussywillow {seaspray blue}. Perfect how you can still see the design popping through on the weaves. We were asked to get creative with the paper, so I chose to weave it into a basket…Lily & I love to go out gathering & it won’t be long before she needs her own little trug, so this is really a gift for her. She loved ‘helping’ mummy weave the strips of wallpaper onto my wire basket. {DIY tutorial coming soon}.

Laura Ashley Josette Glass Carafe
Laura Ashley Josette Glass Carafe

We were also invited to choose something from the LA Spring 2015 home range, & again I was completely spoilt for choice. Having been encouraged by my wise french acupuncturist to drink more water, I settled on this beautiful engraved {Josette} glass carafe.

Message in a Bottle & Planting bulbs in enamel mugs
Message in a Bottle & Planting bulbs in enamel mugs

Obviously I wanted to style it a little more interestingly for the mantle, but as soon as these Genista blooms go over, I’ll be topping the carafe with fresh water to drink throughout the day.

A spring wreath made with moss
A spring wreath

The other details here are all gathered from the home: I just adore wreaths all year round, so I’ve switched the rose wreaths I had at Christmas for these Eucalyptus and dried blue hydrangeas. {love how the moss ring pops with bright colour against the muted eucalyptus greens on top!}

Salt dough hearts
Salt dough hearts

Spring bulbs were a must, we have lots around the house and I could have piled them on, but these in enamel mugs seemed to go along with the slight seaside theme we have, especially sat next to my sweet ‘message in a bottle’ {my valentine gift to Ross}.

Valentine's message in a bottle
Message in a bottle

These beads often feature in my STS posts, and again they were just the dash of texture and treasure we needed for this end of the mantle. Along with the little home-made salt dough hearts, that I made with Lily, they are a romantic nod to Valentines day.

Genista Blooms
Genista Blooms

So there we have it, I hope you might be inspired to burst some energy into your February …greens & blues are just the breath of fresh air we need while its still too chilly to open the windows.

Huge thanks to Katy & Charlotte for inviting me to take part in this brilliant collaboration…do take a peek at their beautiful posts. They and all of us will be featured on the Laura Ashley blog next Tues 10th and Weds 11th February. There will be a chance for you to win £50 of LA gift vouchers, by voting for your favourite image… {ahem, moi?!}

I’m off to peek into the #stylingtheseasons feed on Instagram & Facebook etc…easiest way to go check out the other beautiful posts!

Jess x

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