Thursday 13 September 2012

Mid September - a feast for the senses!

With the countryside ripe from the late summer sun and the hint of the crisp new season to come our senses are filled with delicious new textures and fragrances. I adore this time of year and love to bring the inspiration of early Autumn into our home. The smell of woodsmoke, subtle shades of misted berries and branches, the warmth of blankets and throws all add to the cosiness that this season brings. With a soft colour palette of Mist, Hay, Fog, Bark, Elderberry, Twig, Spice and Pebble it is a restful retreat for the coming Autumn months. Here are a few of my favourite finds:

Above image: photograph by The Paper Mulberry of a gorgeous new discovery - Mi-Septembre! Divine hand made linen sachets from Paris filled with a sublime perfume so soft and enveloping it conjures up freshly mown hay warmed by the sun, Autumn spices of cinnamon and star anise and has the merest hint of creamy, spiced hot chocolate - SUBLIME!!!I adore the rustic coconut shell toggle and leather cord, perfect for hanging these sachets from a pretty coat hanger or vintage hook. 

Above image: photograph by The Paper Mulberry of a gorgeous new discovery - Mi-Septembre! The sachet above (on a fireplace in one of our guest bedrooms)is from their "Coco Blanc" collection with the delicious fragrance captured within the most divine crisp white, rustic linen. Place them on top of pillows for a subtle way to fragrance bedlinen and a lovely warm welcome for any house guest!
Above images: 1. The White Company - heavenly "Cliveden" throw and cushion in natural 2.Mi-Septembre divinely perfumed sachets from France 3.Stunning photography of Carl Bengtsson at Skarp Agent 4. The Paper Mulberry suggested Autumn 2012 colour palette 1
Above image: The White Company, their gorgeous new range of Ercol furniture and new seasons interior accessories
 Above image: The White Company Autumn 2012 range of throws and cushions    
Above image: photograph by The Paper Mulberry - divinely fragranced sachets from Mi-Septembre Paris! A wonderful way to subtly perfume linens when the weather is too cold to line dry. The gathered sachet in the front of my laundry basket is from the Mi-Septembre "Coco Gris" Collection and the white linen mini pillow is from the "Coco Blanc" Collection
Above images: 1.Plumo "Tweedy Knit Socks" 2.Mi-Septembre divinely perfumed sachet trio from France "Coco Blanc" Collection 3.Trend forecast by Edelkoort 4.Mi-Septembre spices 5.Plumo "Dusty Rose Suede String" 6.The Paper Mulberry suggested Autumn 2012 colour palette 2
Above image: Mi-Septembre! Divine hand made linen sachets from Paris filled with a sublime perfume so soft and enveloping to me it conjures up freshly mown hay warmed by the sun, Autumn spices of cinnamon and star anise and has the merest hint of creamy, spiced hot chocolate!
Above image: H&M chunky knit throw
Above images: 1.& 4. Christine Bauer photography 2.The Paper Mulberry images of our home 3.Photographer Carl Bengtsson at Skarp 5.The Paper Mulberry suggested Autumn 2012 colour palette 3
Above image: The Paper Mulberry living room fireplace in our previous home 

Above image:The White Company "Clarendon" washed silk quilt and cushion in Heather 
Above image: The White Company, their gorgeous new range of Ercol furniture and new seasons interior accessories
Above image: "Coco Blanc Collection" from Mi-Septembre Divine hand made linen sachets from Paris filled with a sublime perfume perfect for the kitchen linen drawer!
Above images:1.Scottish basketmaker Lise Bech crafting the most beautiful baskets from sweetly scented willow 2.Mark Hartley Landscape Architects 3.Photographer Carl Bengtsson at Skarp Agent 4.Mi-Septembre divinely perfumed linen sachet from their "Coco Gris" Collection 5.The Paper Mulberry suggested Autumn 2012 colour palette 4
 Above image: The White Company, their gorgeous new range of Ercol furniture and new seasons interior accessories
Above image: Mi-Septembre divinely perfumed linen sachet from Paris - the "Coco Gris" Collection 
to order your own Mi-Septembre beautifully gift boxed sachets you can by online at: with a promotion on shipping until the end of September who could resist!
France - orders over 20 euros free shipping
European Union (Including the UK) - orders over 40 euros free shipping
United States & Canada - orders over 66.88 euros free shipping

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes


Wendy Paula said...

Beautiful Autumn inspiration Glenda:)
We are enjoying the start of Spring in Australia with warm sunny days and blossom in abundance.
Both Autumn and Spring are beautiful seasons.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Wendy xo

Paula said...

Absolutely beautiful colours and textures! September is actually my favourite month - I love the crisp, bright mornings, and the fabulous Autumnal colours on the trees. I'm even getting slightly excited about lighting the fire again - nothing better than a roaring fire to go with these chunky Autumn textures and fabrics. The Mi-Septembre looks gorgeous - I am very tempted to give them a try - thanks for the intro!
Best wishes,
Paula xxx

The enchanted home said...

What a scrumptious post!!!!! This has me very excited for falls fabulousless!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Yes, the Mi-Septembre sachets are so lovely, aren't they? I did a feature on my blog a while ago. They smell HEAVENLY!!

I love the way you combine so many beautiful pictures and colours.....I could gobble this post all up, it's just so gorgeous!!


The Snowdrop Project said...

So much for us to devour here Glenda.
The room fragrances sound right up my street! They seem very evocative of the forthcoming season.
Hope you have a lovely week,

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Splenderosa said...

You have hit this spot-on! A wonderful post, well thought out, and luscious to look at. A big thank you for this!

Rozmeen said...

Just beautiful Glenda.. I have still a hard time to let go of summer..but autumn has its charmes as well.

xoxo Rozmeen

Burlap Luxe said...

Your art in creating a post filled with beauty is amazing. Tone on tone filled with Patinas of pale is what brings me back time and time again and again :)

See you soon with all that inspires you.

have a soulful weekend.

helen tilston said...

Hello Glenda

A beautiful post with such subtle Autumn colours. The sachets look very interesting. Your fireplace is most welcoming. I am itching to knit (no pun intended).
Have a glorious weekend.
Helen xx

Notes From ABroad said...

Ahh, these photos almost make me wish it were Autumn instead of Spring but not quite :)
We had a very long winter, it seems.
I have one of those silk quilts in white, with pillow cases also .. they are so wonderful and warm not to mention soft and beautiful.
I wish there were fragrances here like star anise , I have to go exploring and see if anyone has anything that comes close :)
besitos, from a cold Buenos Aires.

Jennelise said...

Hello! I hope that you had a wonderful summer! I am not ready for fall yet but your photos do make me feel like getting cozy :) I love the knee high socks and the blush knit sweater. Beautiful as always!

Susan T said...

Gorgeous and you know what our home is going to smell like before too long. Dear Glenda your displays are perfection so stylish and beautifully thought out. The silk quilt is just heavenly, what do I do with our spaniel? I will knit him little boots I think.

therelishedroost said...

So lovely,like a magazine spread! All the photos are dreamy!
Happy Weekend!

Ivy Clad said...

Hi Glenda! Autumn is absolutely my favorite season. The textures you have shown are so sumptuous-- a virtual feast for the autumn-longing senses!

Summer here in North America has been hotter than hot, and today was such a wonderful treat: our temperatures hovered in the 50's F. for most of the day. This post of yours is a perfect end for the most autumn-like day that we've had so far.

I hope your projects at the farmhouse are going well! I have enjoyed your recent photos of it so much.


Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Lovely blog, so happy to have found you...

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Hi Again Glenda,
Thanks for stopping by too. I wasn't going to post the recipe for the Chocolate Fallen Souffle Cake, but you should be able to find it or a similar one on Hope that works for you. Have a great Sunday. Ciao for now

Marit said...

Lovely pictures!
And you're fireplace is sooo beautiful!!!:)


Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Absolutely a feast for the's been a while life just get's busier and busier...I wish you well. Mona

bec said...

gorgeous chunky knits just as we are moving into light cottons here in Queensland for our spring/summer. Enjoy your Autumn!
Bec x

Im Spiegel said...

i absolutely love the colours!

Anonymous said...

September's gonna end soon but I absolutely love the colours of this collection and the linens oh, I so like them.

sarah said...

i think you have captured autumn beautifully there!
i love the ercol/white company line. it makes me want to sand and bleach all of our ercol chairs and put lovely chunky linen and wool with them! ......yet another decorating project!!!!

Lilla Blanka said...

What a great post..!
I love the photos and the inspiration...gorgeous!

Hugs from Sweden

Unknown said...

Hello, again!
Have been in several times and looked at your beautiful photo and now again today: 0)
You really create something beautiful with your own photo and others, so that I almost dreaming!
Thanks for the inspiration and have a nice day!
/ / Elisabeth from Sweden

Newfkiss said...

Hi. I love the plaster treatment of your brick Living Room Fireplace.
Was it that way originally? If not how did you achieve this look?

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