Autumnal Days

Now that Autumn is in full swing, with the days becoming shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees, take the opportunity to cosy up your home and outdoor space with our stunning range of beautiful

soft hides , sumptuous faux fur throws and ambient lighting, all newly arrived in our Winter Home and Lighting collections.

And with Christmas now not that far away, browse our Christmas Collection and be ahead of the crowds!

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End of Season Sale


It’s that time of the year again and we are busy clearing out old stock to make way for lovely new products for this coming Autumn & Winter season.

We have plenty of new products coming from twinkling Lanterns and lighting, cozy faux fur, animal hides and lots more outdoor cooking accessories that are great what ever time of the year it is! As well as all of this, we are busy looking for unusual Christmas decorations that will help you with both indoor and outdoor decoration inspiration.

In the mean time, have a look at our Sale collection and make sure you don’t leave it too long..It’s flying out as we speak!

The Occasional Home Store Autumn Fair 09/09/17 St Peter’s Church, Grange Park, N21 1DN

We’re really excited to be part of the Occasional Home Store Autumn Fair this coming Saturday 9th September 10 am -4pm

We’re going to be styling the ‘Insta meet up’ which means we’ll get to meet some of the fantastic stylists and bloggers we’ve been admiring for ages. And we’ll be in great company with many vintage stalls, designer makers and pop up interiors shops so please come along if you can!

As well as bringing along one of our latest Limited addition Strawberries and Cream Bell tents for the Insta meet up,  we will have our own stand and will be selling our gorgeous Tuscan candles, Outdoor lighting and lanterns, BBQ and outdoor cooking  and lots of our other products, especially those with a more Autumnal feel!

Do come along and see us!


Occasional Home Store Event

Guest blog – Joules festival tips

Festival fashion tips to help you look the part

Everyone’s seen the images that fly around social media every summer festival season. Coachella (bright blue skies, lush green grass) versus British festivals (sodden muddy fields shrouded by angry clouds).

But despite these (often accurate) extremes, the fashion element of overseas festivals isn’t something that should go completely amiss on home soil. In fact, even when the weather doesn’t play, you can still stand out from the crowd with your clothing and accessories choices.

Check out our top festival fashion tips that’ll help keep you stylish and practical at the same time…

Layer up to cater for any temperature

For an effortless look that both oozes festival cool, and that gives you the freedom to be comfortable whatever the temperature, embrace the art of layering. Choose comfortable tops and plaid shirts, and then add thin cardigans or sweaters which can be taken off and tied around your waist or neck when the day is at its warmest points.

A scarf is also a versatile addition to your outfit; it’ll look stylish during the day draped over your shoulders, and will also add an extra layer of protection against the evening chill once the sun has set.

Keep your outfit practical

Festival-going celebrities may rock the designer labels and elaborate attire, but that’s fine when you have the relative luxury of the backstage and VIP lounges. For those of us out in the fields, it pays to be a bit more practical.

You don’t want to be tripping over flary trouser legs, or pulling a cashmere jumper. Instead, look to a denim shorts or skirt and top combo, or an airy summer dress. You can use the opportunity to be playful with print and pattern, which allows you to achieve that bold festival look. Fringing and tasselled details are also popular on the festival scene.

You can also add interest with a functional bag or purse, which doubles as a statement eye-catcher.

Be prepared for the worst (without compromising style)

Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival, Reading & Leeds… wherever you’re heading, no part of the UK is ever far away from a raincloud or two. For some, a downpour is a nightmare come true, while for others it’s all part of the festival experience.

Whatever your opinion, it always pays to be prepared for the heavens opening. But that doesn’t have to dampen your style. A pair of wellies is a must for any festival, so choose a pair that are not only comfortable and well-made, but that also look great. If you are caught in a downpour, they’ll be an essential part of your festival outfit.

Don’t forget the accessories

Accessories are usually the finishing touch that really set your outfit off. A wide sun hat and a pair of sunglasses give that effortless summer look, and help to protect you if the weather’s pleasant.

Meanwhile, costume jewellery can be layered for a trendy boho style, and elevate your attire to new heights. Why not try something like a pom pom choker for an additional style statement that helps you express your individuality?

When you’re having a great time with friends, you’ll no doubt want to look and feel great too. Follow these practical and stylish festival fashion tips, and you won’t go far wrong!

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Half Term Fun
With the half term break in full swing, we have some great ideas from our stunning range of exciting products for the kids and the rest of the family.
From Buckets and bubbles to baskets and bunting, as well as brightly coloured fishing nets and sleeping bags plus a whole range of stylish picnic accessories ..All you need for a perfect family break!

Just quote FUN20 at checkout for a 20% discount
Half Term Fun

Spring Fever
As signs of early summer approaches and the evenings are even longer and lighter, it’s time to prepare your outdoor space. Wether it’s simply relaxing in the garden, attending a festival or glamping break, entertaining friends and family or enjoying some Alfresco dining, we have it all covered with our selection of beautiful products to fit every outdoor occasion.
 Choose from beautiful new additions to our outdoor dining, lighting and campfire collections, giving you a bit of added inspiration and easy updates for the new season ahead.
You can view all of our latest arrivals here.

SS17 New products

Mothers Day Inspiration


You’ve probably got this covered, but just in case….don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! Our new Florence round shopper basket is perfect for super stylish mums or why not go for a soft Hamman Towel or a beautiful Pouffe?

Visit our site for fab gift ideas and get 20% off by quoting MUMS17 at checkout (ends 27 March).

Sampling some Strawberries & Cream

New Strawberries & Cream Bell Tent


Since last Summer, we’ve been lovingly redesigning our much loved classic, the Strawberries & Cream luxury bell tent.

As well as improving the fabric and finishing details, we’ve added entrance fly sheet and two beautiful porthole windows to this Limited Edition which we hope you’ll all love.

This is our Limited Edition Strawberries & Cream undergoing some thorough winter weather testing, under the watchful supervision of Fella, our office dog.

If you’d like to join our waiting list for the Limited Edition Strawberries & Cream or if you would like any further information at all,

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We Love a Dry (& Frosty!) January

Woodland Walk 2017


As well as doing some much needed sorting out in the office, we’ve also been taking our meetings outdoors and thinking about what lovely new products we’ll be introducing this year. We have some wonderful plans, including stocking the amazing bubble kits from a fabulous company in North Wales, Dr Zigs. Watch this space…

And the best part about getting some exercise in the fresh air… the reward of an indulgent almost-guilt-free hot chocolate at the end of it!

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2017.