September marks the turning of the season; a time when summer makes way for autumn and iced tea is swapped for pumpkin lattes. We may bid farewell to long, lazy summer days, but in their place, we welcome cosy nights and festive celebrations, beginning with Halloween. For many years this wasn’t really a day celebrated by us here in Britain. However, slowly but surely, the customs and traditions have crossed the Atlantic from the ‘Halloween hotspot’ of the USA and we have fully embraced it. Trick or treating, bobbing for apples, spooky parties… they are all good fun and adored by children. But the good thing is that even us adults can get involved with the fun by embracing the seasonal spirit and filling our homes with autumn-themed goodies. Here are a few ideas for you…
Why wait for someone to buy you flowers? Why not treat yourself to a beautiful fresh floral arrangement to have on display for all to enjoy? This is especially lovely if you are hosting parties, so all your visitors can enjoy their beauty. Here at Your Flower Story we have some stunning options, such as the vibrant Sunset, unusual Pussy Willow or multi-textured Wild Garden bouquet. Halloween doesn’t have to just be ghosts and ghouls, it can be pretty too!
Having a bowl of fragrant potpourri in a hallway or living room is a wonderful way to bring the colours and scents of the season to your home. Easily available online, you could also be adventurous and make your own, with easy instructions just a web search away!
These are great at creating a cosy atmosphere inside or outside of your home. Inside they look beautiful draped over a fireplace or along a bannister. Choose warm coloured bulbs in hues of yellow to really bring that feeling of warmth and restfulness.
It is a wonderful time of year to get hold of some beautiful dried flowers or grasses. Whether in a vase or used to form a garland or door wreath, they are simple but striking, with great lasting power.
Pumpkins are not just great to carve spooky faces into – they make fantastic autumnal vases! Simply hollow one out, fill with water and – voila! – a ready-made and wonderfully themed receptacle for your seasonal blooms. Contact us at Your Flower Story to discuss a bespoke arrangement to showcase in it.