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Home Touches // New In For Autumn

an image of autumn homeware haul
an image of Dassie King of Hearts
an image of chalkboard jar and dassie enamel mug
an image of dassie cheese oak board
an image of move hand towels
Today's post contains the homeware pieces I've been collecting over the past few weeks, most of which are very autumnal as well as a few very special and unique items I can't wait to share.

Stoneware King Of Hearts* | Dassie
How incredible is this King Of Hearts from Dassie. I have never seen such an item, or one the size and weight this one carries. At first I had no idea what to do with the item, it's far too heavy to hang on any of our walls...I wanted it on the stairs/landing....can you image the comments I received from folk...not a good idea. This decorative heart has been taking place outside as a table decoration when we're out in the evening relaxing by candle light, tea lights look great stood on top. Sadly this week those evenings seem to be no more, it's started to become chilly and ever so dark. The charmer is now sat inside looking beautiful, if my bed had posts compared to filled in wooden bedstead I'd hang the King at the end. In true Dassie style, this handcrafted piece is made from concrete, crushed shells and wooden beads - each one will vary in texture and reflect the human touches during the making process. With the gift giving season upon on this is one to keep in mind for something a little different.

Mini Oak Cheese Board* | Dassie
I've never owned a wooden chopping board and expected them to be incredible hard to clean. Instead I'm quite smitten with the Minature Oak Cheese Board from Dassie. I'm sure you'll see it feature in more Lucyy Bakes posts here on LW due to it's smaller size. It's quite incredible to hear how Dassie resource their materials with the wood for these boards coming from the Western Cape region of South Africa of 100 year old, weathered oak wine barrels. It's truly wonderful to see the transformed, unique items that are eco-friendly and supporting fair trade. The board is un-oiled for a rustic look, fitting perfectly into our kitchen and the genuine leather thread allows it to be stored and displayed easily.

Enamel Chevron Mug* | Dassie
Have you caught a glimpse of this cutie already? I've shared it across my social media and have been using it for both hot and cold drinks. It's been the perfect excuse to make myself a hot chocolate with all the trimmings due to the size being half of my regular mug. I love how Dassie have added the popular Chevron trend to such an iconic tableware. As excepted each mug has been handcrafted from porcelain fused with steel, each mug will differ a little. It's worth noting that these mugs are childproof....or Mamma Writes proof as she's had a run of smashing all the mugs.

Chalkboard Canister | George Home, Asda
When I go to help with the food shopping, it's the time the trolley load is doubled. Asda are killing it at the moment with their AW addition, I want so much yet have no need for any of it!? Something we did actually need were new kitchen storage canisters. Having always eyed up pretty jars in Next, to then find the lids are impossible to remove and the likelihood of the contents and jars smashed across the kitchen floor, we've let them go. Since receiving my M&S diffuser and candle, I've hopped onto this chalkboard trend that's appearing everywhere and these storage jars are topping the 'collection'. Last week we created a hamper as an additional birthday present, we popped a chalkboard jar in teamed with coffee and a cafetiere.

Apple Cinnamon & Vanilla Pumpkin Diffuser Refill Oil | Home Senses
Diffusers. I love them and regularly feature them on LW. With my current M&S diffusers running low, on a recent trip to Home Senses I discovered two 300ml refill bottles for just £4.99 each. Each bottle will be enough to provide three refills, incredible value for money. So many of you are back to Uni and aren't allowed to light candles, right? Diffusers are perfect for scenting your room, flat or shared houses...especially if you're sharing with smelly guys. My favourite of the two is Vanilla Pumpkin which I'm to use in my bedroom while Apple Cinnamon will be more suited for around the house. Having only refilled with Apple Cinnamon, I'm hoping Vanilla Pumpkin turns out to be as fragrant as it is in the bottle. I can now understand why folk either love or hate the festive lattes. If you aren't a fan of the AW scents, they had so many others I wished I'd also picked up.

Red Berry Reed Diffuser | George Home Asda
Another diffuser!? I love to try all the brands of diffusers I can. Sometimes the cheaper alternatives are damn right awful with some being quite destructive to surfaces by spilling or evaporating out onto them rather than through the reeds. The Asda Red Berry Diffuser is a good'un and for £3 you can't go wrong or feel guilty for popping one into your trolley. Described as a summery scent, it's definitely more of an Autumn scent, perfect to transition us as it's a particularly warm Autumn. P.S this diffuser really is the bomb as my ever so manly brother adores his I popped into his recent birthday hamper.

Kyle Minogue for House of Fraser | Noralla Cushion*
Kylie homeware!? I haven't always been so fond of celebrity bedding collection though Miss M has proved me wrong. This cushion has been taking pride of place on my bed and will be most fitting over the next couple of months when things get all festive. I love a bit of sparkle which doesn't always fit with the shabby chic theme going on, though for this one I don't care. The cushion itself is so, so squishy yet firm!? It pings back into shape and I haven't spotted a single sequin out of place or on my floor. Not the cheapest of cushions, but can certainly justify the price. The matching bedding is a whole new post of its own, which will be coming shortly too! Eeek.

Move Contrast Seagull Cheneille Hand Towels* | House of Fraser
Now if you've followed LW for quite some time you'll know that in my bedroom there are quite a few shabby chic birds floating about - even painted on a couple pieces of furniture. The two new Move towels I received recently may not have such cute birds on, though the seagull pattern is effective and looks pretty. Having not heard of the brand until now, I'm definitely wanting more of their items, in preparation for winter skincare routines and cosy winter bath nights. The quality of each towel is exceptional, incredibly thick and absorbent, not harsh on the skin when it comes to patting my skin dry after a cleanse. After each wash they still come out feeling brand new, with no dye running, fading or loose threads.

Grey Check Brushed Cotton Bedding Set | Matalan
Now we're into Autumn, all the brands are launching their new bedding designs in time for winter & Christmas. Checks and Tartan are my absolute favourite patterns and something I wish I could incorporate into my own bedroom. Sadly I have wallpaper that would clash entirely, no matter the shade or thickness of said checks. While flicking through a recent Matalan mailing, I noticed their grey check, brushed cotton set which is perfect for my brothers new flat. We always find Matalan bedding to be of a great quality, especially as this bedding set is only £25 for a Double. Have you found any nice Autumn-Winter picks?

6 comments

  1. I love the stone wear its so pretty and an apple and cinnamon reed diffuser sounds pretty delicious! You have lovely taste :)

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't and very different! Thank you so much Lisa :) x

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  2. I did not know Kylie did homeware!
    That mug is gorgeous. x

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    1. She had some lovely designs and so, so many cushions to pick from. xx

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