Little Cherry Loves: All Things October
Of course, with the relative warmth of September quickly disappearing to leave crisp and cool conditions we usually associate with this season, it’s time to start thinking about what October offers.
Being one of the most fun months of the year, October is when the new academic year is in full swing. Christmas is but a few short weeks away, and everyone’s calendars have filled up with parties centred on dressing up and destroying sweet stashes. What better way to keep kids and adults occupied?
But there are certain things we associate with October, things that have become symbols of the month and its season. These symbols can be incorporated into parties, weddings, or your home décor. So read on to see just three things Little Cherry loves about October. Click here to see our organic range of tableware.
All over the world, people marvel at the beauty of autumn foliage; the colours, the scale of the change, and the waves of gold and reds and greens that stretch out across the landscape. In October, things have turned just enough to really make an impression, and whether you use bowls of dried leaves, bouquets of autumnal flowers, or creative alternatives, you can liven up any space or occasion.
Fiery flowers like carnations, marigolds and chrysanthemums look stunning, as does the addition of sunflowers, which add a sense of fun to any arrangement. Of course, there’s also the fire orange calendula, known as the birth flower for October. And if you want something a little bit different, how about decorative chilli pepper plants with their fiery red and orange hues?
Opal is one of the less discussed gemstones, as it is not always as flashy as its peers. That’s not to say this October birthstone isn’t one to take note of, though. Regardless of the type of opal, there is an interesting combination of colours and a soft, smooth and silky texture that makes it a very loveable stone. You can accessorise with it, yes, but why not use it in table arrangements or make DIY home accessories and party decorations embellished with affordable varieties?
You can choose from Precious Opal, with its iridescent flashes and play-of-colour, or you can opt for Common Opal, which does not have any play-of-colour, being milkier in appearance and available in highly polished honey or soft blue. If you really want to make an autumnal impression, though, you will want to take a look at Fire Opal. This variety can be transparent to translucent, and its characteristic fiery shades of red, orange and yellow make it the ideal opal for autumn.
There is nothing so representative of October as the pumpkin. This fruit is good for cooking, for decoration and an abundance of other purposes. Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pies, Jack-o-Lanterns, harvest displays, pumpkin face masks; the list is endless, thanks to the pumpkin’s versatility. Cook them, drink them, bake them, carve them, and decorate them. You can choose from the iconic Cinderella variety, the Jack-O-Lantern with its curly top, a pretty white Baby Boo, or stripey Carnival and Italian varieties. There are also butternut squashes and several other pumpkin varieties available in orange, green and white.
And pumpkins don’t need to be limited to one Halloween night; they can decorate doorstops and dining tables all October long – you can even go pumpkin picking at patches all around the country, to make an experience of it. Why not continue the fun by hosting a pumpkin carving party? You can keep everything natural and low-key, as well as planet and pocket-friendly by lighting a small bonfire and serving pumpkin themed dishes on our disposable bamboo tableware.
So there you have the three things Little Cherry loves about October. What do you love most about this time of year? Do you make the most of all the seasonal treasures it brings our way? If not, make this the year you change that with an all-things-autumn party or two!