With the nights drawing in and the clocks going back very soon, it's the perfect time to cosy up with some gorgeous homeware picks from our favourite wedding gift list provider, The Wedding Shop. During the winter months we spend much more time in our homes, so it's only natural that we'd want to make them feel cosy; a welcome retreat at the end of a long day. When it comes to choosing items for your wedding list, thinking seasonally is a fantastic way to make sure you don't miss anything that you'd really love for your home. When you're planning your wedding in Spring and Summer, things like blankets, candles and casserole dishes probably aren't high on your agenda - but when the season turns you'll be really glad you added these products to your wedding list...
Harvest FestivalThe end of summer brings with it an abundance of foods and crops ready to be eaten on colder days. Hearty soups, casseroles and crumbles are just what the doctor ordered. Plus these kinds of food are easy make, and actually get better if left for a day or two to stew. Left overs never tasted so good. You'll need a casserole dish that goes straight from hob to oven to make life simple and Le Creuset are a household name for a reason - add one to your wedding list and you'll be using it for a lifetime. A good roasting tin is also essential for Autumn, we love this copper one by Mauviel. It's pretty enough to bring straight to the table. And if you're a soup lover, then this Dualit Soup Kettle must make it onto your list, you'll be creating dreamy flavour combinations in no time.
Dinner Is ServedOnce you've cooked all of this beautiful food, you'll need some gorgeous pieces in which to serve it. And whether it's a dinner for six, like our set up, or a homemade biscuit and cuppa on the sofa, having lovely tableware makes it feel special. The Jersey Pottery Faunus range with it's sweet animal illustrations feels perfect for this time of year and if you're serving up all that soup you've been cooking, then this Virginia Casa Pumpkin Tureen is really fun. And if you're a closet Disney princess, then this squirrel nut cracker will certainly put a smile on your face. We used the gorgeous inky toned Denby Halo bowls which looks really striking on an Autumn table.
Cosy Up By The FireIf you're lucky enough to have a log burner or fire in your home (or perhaps if you're dreaming of one for a future home) then a log basket from The Garden Trading Co. is essential for the season. There's nothing more lovely than snuggling up in front of a fire with a book during the winter months so remember to add textural throws, blankets and cushions like these pieces from Helen Moore to your list, along with a sumptuous chair in which to lounge.
Bringing The Outside InHaving a couple of gorgeous vases on your wedding list is a good idea for every season, but filling them with Indian summer blooms, early Winter berries and Autumnal grasses makes for a visual treat. We've pilled our shelves with a range of vases in different materials and colours, which keeps things really interesting. This gorgeous ribbed green vase by Hammershoi Kahler is a statement vase you can build the rest of your collection around. Don't forget you can dry flowers and grasses so that they can be displayed throughout the colder months (see here for how). Now is also the perfect time of year to bottle and preserve all those gorgeous summer berries so adding some preserving jars to your list is a lovely idea. And for the rest of the year, fill them with grains, rice and flour - they look much prettier than supermarket packaging.
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Your Wedding Gift ListIf you're searching for a wedding gift list provider then we'd highly recommend The Wedding Shop. They follow designers and new collections religiously and are constantly introducing us to the best homeware and lifestyle brands out there, as well as knowing those all important British heritage classics. Thinking seasonally is a great way to compile your list too, so it's the perfect time of year to get your list started. You can begin your list online today and then visit one of the four Wedding Shop showrooms at a time convenient to you. Now who's ready to embrace Autumn? I certainly am!
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