Autumn Homeware Wishlist

Monday, August 25, 2014



I write seasonal wishlists every year, but to be honest a lot of the same stuff tends to crop up each season. Every time autumn rolls back around I'm all about dark lip and nail colours, scarves, dark coloured statement jewellery and other predictable items (I know right...typical blogger). So rather than reiterate the same old stuff that I'm lusting over, and repeating what beauty and fashion items will inevitably end up in my shopping basket this year I thought I'd do something different. This will be the first autumn I've lived in my current house and I'm actually looking forward to it, moving from a one bedroom flat to a much bigger house gives a lot more room to manoeuvre when it comes to decorative bits and bobs! I know we have a couple of weeks of mediocre 'leftover summer weather' before autumn really starts next month, but for once I'm kind of excited about it. Here are a few of the autumnal homewares that I have my eye on at the moment.

Yankee Candles
I definitely want to pick up a few new Yankee candles in warm, autumn-y scents. Autumn Wreath contains notes of autumn spices, apple and cinnamon- and then Cinnamon Stick is my favourite candle of all time (seriously every time I have this candle I cant leave it alone, and am constantly sticking my nose in the jar). There's no quicker way to make your home feel and smell more cosy than having a few of these beauties on the go, they don't come cheap but will easily last for the entire autumn and into winter.

Cosy Blankets
One thing I'm really looking forward to this autumn is spending cosy nights on the sofa under a soft blanket. I'm not much of a tv watcher but there always seems to be more stuff on when the weather gets colder (I'm personally getting way over excited for the return of Walking Dead!) It's just so nice to cosy up in your slippers and dressing gown with the heating up in the evenings, especially when there's something good to watch.

Autumn Wreath
There are loads of cute autumn decor pieces in shops at the moment, I spotted some autumn themed wreaths in a local market last weekend and fell in love with them. I always associated wreaths with Christmas but you can find them for just about any occasion, I'm not sure if this is more of a U.S thing but I'm definitely on board!

 Teapot
 I know- grandma chic or what. It seems a shame that teapots have such a bad rep as being old fashioned though, I mean they're so cute and practical. When the colder weather comes along and you're drinking more hot drinks, it makes sense to make a whole pot up rather than boiling up the kettle every twenty minutes. I'll definitely be investing in a teapot this year, I think it will be really nice with herbal tea infused with loads of lemon slices.

Cake Stand
I have to admit, when it comes to baking I'm absolutely useless. While I'm not too bad at cooking (I've managed to keep myself alive since moving out of my mums house seven years ago, so at least thats something right?) I'm certainly no baker and every time I've tried it's ended up in disaster. But this year I'm going to give baking another go, I'd love to be able to whip up impressive looking cupcakes and things and so will have to get a bit of practise in. And of course I need a stand to display my creations (and if it all goes to pot I can use it for displaying Lush bath bombs on in my bathroom!)

Do you have your eye on any seasonal homewares?

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11 comments

  1. Great list- makes me feel quite excited about Autumn! I love burning candles when it gets colder outside. Also, your cake stand is really cute. You should let us know how the baking goes! Gemma x

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    1. I attempted baking today and had yet another disaster haha. My cupcakes burnt at the bottom which completely ruined them, I think this is going to be a long process! I'm obsessed with candles too, I love how cosy they make the room x

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  2. I love your picks! Cosy blankets are an essential for the colder months, so are some autumn-inspired candles! :)

    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Cant beat a lovely soft blanket, I'm on the hunt for one that's really big and cosy :) x

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  3. This post is making me think about cosy evenings in front of the fireplace. I'm looking forward to snuggling into some soft blankets.

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. This is what I'm thinking about too :) We'll skim over the fact that autumn weather is generally horrible lol and focus on the nice parts instead! x

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  4. I've been wanting a teapot for a while now, but something clear. I have thing for clear glass objects. I wish we could use cozy blankets here, but it makes no sense. Either way, such pretty things make a house feel so much more like home for sure. :)

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    1. A clear teapot sounds so cute! I'd find it so strange to not have cold seasons, here in the UK thats all we get for about ten months of the year haha x

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  5. Love your wish list, yankee candles are top of mine too :) x

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  6. Great list I love this time of year Autumn I'm defo going to pick up some of the Yankee candles really hope they release the salted caramel one again that was amazing xx

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  7. I can't wait for autumn, candles, black out curtains, cosy blankets, chunky knits x

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