Monthly Recap – September


This month I finally got to a visit a place not too far from home that has been on my hotel bucket list for some time. We popped over to Craigellachie and the Copper Dog for a scrumptious Sunday roast and it did not disappoint (heads up if you ever visit, make sure you bring your appetite). The hotel décor subtly combines contemporary rustic with highland country with each nook, corner and space feeling considered, cosy and cool. The pub and restaurant downstairs have a lively yet coorie feel, whilst upstairs the whiskey bar and communal living space is a home away from home with comfortable sofas, lots of coffee table books and huge bay windows that look across to the Macallan distillery. 


A few new items added to my Etsy shop this month including these autumnal enthused vintage books and dried flower hanging frames. The shop will be put on holiday mode next month as I will be very busy travelling on vacation as well as moving home, but I have lots of new ideas and plans going forward for when I re open – just in time for Christmas shopping. If there is anything you want to reserve or purchase in the meantime, just reach out and message me. 


I managed a visit to one of my favourite antique shopping spots – Antiques at Daviot. There are always some exceptional and distinctive pieces from vintage glass bottles and stoneware jars to outdoor signage and furniture. I could spend so much time looking around, but this weekend I managed a quick nosy, grabbed some stoneware items and went on my way. 


Wild Acre Farm sits near Loch Ness and features a small market garden with fresh produce and florals. This September we went to pick our own sunflowers before the summer season was over. They have a great set up, with go carts to entertain the kids and a little tearoom (or rather teabarn). The sunflower garden was huge, and I picked 5 stems which are still going strong in a tall vase in our hallway.


We tend to be spoilt for choice when it comes to farmer and craft markets around the Scottish Highlands. This month I discovered a local artist Art Cricket Co who creates homemade ceramics like these butter dishes, jars, and bowls inspired by nature and the Scottish coast. The pieces are truly unique, and you can check out her Etsy shop below.


How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister

The Furies by Katie Lowe

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Three Sisters by Heather Morris

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman