Winter Weddings – Colour, Flowers and Tips

Winter weddings have a beautiful charm about them, a kind of magic only possible when there is a chill in the air and a winter sun. Obviously having your wedding in winter also has its risks. British weather is not known for being easily predictable. And some of the options for summer weddings aren’t suitable in the winter. We have spoken to a few wedding experts for their tips on giving a Winter wedding a little bit of magic.

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Recently I got very excited when I got a box through the post. In the box was a lovely selection from Grasmere Gingerbread. Grasmere gingerbread reminds me of summer holidays as a child. Of a queuing down the street, waiting for your turn to go into a warm, beautifully scented old bakery. What you are met with (as well as the scrumptious scent) are rows of gingerbread. And the smiling faces of the people making and selling it. It is not just tourists who queue for this sweet treat, but locals too and sometimes celebrities. Grasmere gingerbread is unique. It is hard to find the words to describe it, so we asked the lovely people of Grasmere Gingerbread to tell us about it and why it is so special. Read more

Ode to Autumn

My Ode to Autumn is less of an ode, and more of a swift rambling about some of my favourite things you can see on a woodland walk at this time of year. It is a time of year that could be depressing- the days get shorter, the nights get longer and the leaves turn brown – but it is beautiful. Autumn is all about colour, texture, feel and change. The air gets colder, the colours change, leaves become crispy, even the light in the sky gets more depth. It is a wonderful month. A transitional month. Where the green of hedgerows is mottled with browns, reds and purples. Read more

Heiter – Cheerful – An Interview with Heiter Magazine Editor

Outdoor scene heitermagazine on home of juniper blog

A while a go we discovered Heiter Magazine. A beautiful world of stunning images, interesting  dialogue and heiter (German for cheerful). A bilingual magazine that tells stories and news in both English and German, intertwined with elegant images. We spoke to the editor of Heiter, the talented Katharina.  Read more

Autumn New Items & The People Behind Them

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We at Home of Juniper believe the story behind things bought as gifts or for your home are important. The people who make them, or the way they are made. So we thought we would let you know about some of our newest pieces and the stories behind them.

The jewellery shown above is from made in Cornwall by the lovely Victoria and her small team of helpers. Victoria started making jewellery while on maternity with her first child… a lovely new member was introduced into the family this summer. Read more

Floral By Arrangement – An Interview with Pod & Pip

Any one who has followed Home of Juniper for a while will have realised we love flowers and plants. In the garden and the home. Not only are they beautiful, they make us feel happy. Following Pod & Pip on Instagram , and their other social media sites, we have enjoyed seeing a stunning and unique mix of flowers and bouquets. So we decided to have a bit of a chat with the Muddy Stiletto Finalists of 2017. Pod & Pip  All the stunning images in this blog are from the Pod and Pip website, you can see why we wanted to talk to them. Here is our interview with the lovely Sarah from Pod and Pip: Read more

An Interview with Wedding Shed

Wedding Planning with Wedding Shed

‘ Wedding Season ‘ is technically over, but the weddings continue. Planning a wedding can make people feel a little like a bunny in the headlights. So, Home of Juniper have had a chat with a twin sister team about their wedding planning business. As well as telling us a little bit about how they started their business and what it is like working with a sister, they also passed on a few tips on planning your special day.  Read more

Modern Rustic – Trend 2017

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How to get Modern Rustic

Modern Rustic is a little bit of a oxymoron. That is maybe why other names for this trend are being used. The main feature of this trend is the ability to blend aspects of contemporary style with features of a traditional British country home. Using simple designs and neutral colours you can create an environment that it is both modern and homely. Read more

Marshmallow Just Got Cooler – Meet the Mallow Maid.

vanilla marshmallow from mallow made

Marshmallows have just got cooler! These gorgeous, sweet treats have just got a bit of attitude. We spoke to the owner of The Mallow Maid, Sarah, about her innovative flavours, her inspiration and having her Marshmallows showing what they are made of in Vogue and Glamour magazines!  Read more