On a wintry afternoon, when the air is fresh and crisp, I like to gather the outside in.

To wrap gifts using brown paper, string and sprigs of greenery.

Tomake simple wreaths by the light of subtly scented beeswax candles.

And, once I have finished, to warm my slippered feet by the fire.

Photographs and words by Melanie Barnes writer, photographer and blogger atGeoffrey & Grace.

Melanie wearsFlecky Easy SweaterandFelted WoolSlippersin grey marl. She is wrappingIcelandic Organic Wool Socksand lighting theLarge Stubby English Beeswax Candles, all available in stores and onlinehere.

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