Fair Trade

grey knit fingerless mittens fair trade

Gloves are synonymous with British Autumn and Winter. There is something cosy about pulling on your favourite gloves. What made us fall a little in love with the gorgeous Aura Que gloves we stock stock at Home of Juniper is the fact that – as well as being stylish and cosy – they are also Fair Trade. We managed to catch designer and business owner Laura, and ask her some questions about her wonderful brand. Read more

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

sterling silver hare bracelet bird necklace stag necklace star necklace home of juniper

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