monthly voice december

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace
Well, if you can believe it, we find ourselves at the end of another month, so here I am with the ‘monthly voice december’. As well as being the end of the month, of course it’s the end of the year too. Hope you have all had a chance to take some down-time over the festive period and are feeling ready for the new year ahead. I will be back with my reflection on 2015 soon, but for now here’s what we’ve been up to, and the things I have been loving during December.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace

I spent a lovely morning perusing the new Toast Spring Summer 2016 collection at the Toast press day. There are so many beautiful pieces in the up coming collection and a favourite was this jumpsuit.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace

December was all about bringing greenery into the house and making homemade decorations. I love the smell of eucalyptus, and it has gradually dried throughout the month, but has kept its fantastic smell, and still looks that pretty shade of pale green.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace
Also to decorate our home for Christmas I picked some holly, had my first go at pomanders, and gathered the trimmings off the tree to hang.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace
monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace
monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace

The three of us made cranberry garlands to hang on the tree along with some handmade ornaments. We also popped our own corn – which was brilliant fun, and tasted so so good. I could quickly get used to a bowl of buttery popcorn always sitting around on the table.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace

There was a lot of candle lighting in our house during December (and there probably will be in January too). Something I have never done though, is made my own candles. I would really like to give it a go sometime, and I just loved the Handmade Holiday: Bayberry Candles DIY recipe that Kaity shared over on Fair Isle.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace
So in love with my new to me, but actually vintage, top. An early christmas present… I actually gasped, out loud – not a metaphorical gasp that I am adding in here for descriptive purposes – but an audible gasp, that all the other shoppers in the store could here. I was rummaging in one of my favourite vintage shops in Brighton, Wolf and Gypsy Vintage, when I moved some coat-hangers to reveal this beauty. Needless to say I have been wearing it lots.

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace
Loved reading this article on no-frills walking by Marisa Bate from The Pool, here’s a little extract.

“But after a few minutes a rhythm begins. One foot in front of the other, arms swing and my breathing steadies. It’s hypnotic and meditative. When I hit my stride my head clears. Like wiping a white board clean, from corner to corner.”

monthly voice - December on Geoffrey & Grace

So that’s it for the monthly voice december, all that’s left for me to do is wish you all the happiest of new years.

Here’s to a 2016 full of love and light.

 

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  • beautiful! Happy New Year

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thank you Jeanette 🙂 Happy New Year to you too.

  • gorgeous moments Melanie! So happy you liked the bayberry candle tutorial. And I’m in love with that vintage top you found-amazing!!! xo Kaity

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thank you Kaity 🙂 It’s my favourite thing to wear xx