Season of the harvest
Season of the harvest
We probably say this most months, but can you believe it's September? As with every year, 2023 has simply flown by. But, after that somewhat anti-climax of a summer, we, Daisy Parkers, are actually feeling quite ready for September. How about you? It certainly feels like a month filled with refreshment, what with it being the start of a new academic year and the beginnings of autumn slowly but surely showing. So yes, we're feeling ready for the new season (we say, in the midst of a last minute, late heatwave), and with that, we're going to kickstart it with this harvest themed post, because the produce is often the best thing about this time of year.
Apples, blackberries, the first of the squash, and many more fruits and vegetables are the epitome of Autumn, don't you think? Many of the Emma Bridgewater mugs and other pieces celebrate this delicious produce so well. We love the blackberries French bowls for serving up a warming crumble in, or the apples mug for the first of many cosy cuppas on the sofa. The 'into the woods' collection moves away from fruit and veg but still encapsulates autumn with it's orange hues and wildlife that makes us think of an autumn walk.
Do you know about the Harvest Moon? Apparently, once a year every year, usually in September, there is an early full moon that shines bright for a few days. Traditionally, this would help farmers harvesting the last of the summer crops, hence the name. The Emma Bridgewater harvest moon mug is one of our seasonal favourites, the history behind it making it feel extra special for this time of year.
With apples dropping left right and centre, that means one thing: plenty of cider. We're big lovers of cider here at Daisy Park (perhaps due to our south westerly routes?), so we had to have a nod to it somewhere in our shop, and the Asta Barrington cider tray does the job fabulously. It's perfect for serving up an ice cold one on the last of the balmy days, or equally for bringing out some mulled cider as the weather starts to turn colder, just lovely.
And finally, we couldn't miss out good old Jellycat, could we? Some of the fruit and veg is such a fun way of bringing autumn or the harvest into your home, such as the apple, the squash, leek or even some of the Halloween-y characters if you're feeling ready for spooky season.
So many of us love summer. But there are so many joys to September, Autumn, and the season of harvest. So embrace it! And let's make the most of this month and start getting ready for the colder seasons and all that comes with them.