September 21st marked the first day of fall. Funny, because the only thing that’s been falling around here is rain…lots of it. As a season, autumn represents a time of harvest and a time of gathering. Despite its melancholy tone, it is the most colorful time of year, flaunting bright foliage right before the desolation of winter sets in. It truly is a beautiful season. I like beautiful things, just like most everyone else (sorry arachnologists). So today I’m going to show you our 4 most beautiful fall themed plaques. Enjoy.
First up we have the “Pine Trees Up North Address Plaque.” Though not possessing any specific autumnal theme, this sign reminds me of fall. The melancholy look of the lonely pine trees atop a mountainous slope conjures feelings that one might sense in late October.
Before autumn was called autumn, it was called “harvest”. That’s because folks in the 1500’s relied on crops to sustain them during winter months. Our new “Wheat Shocks Plaque” is indicative of the lasting importance of farming and tilling the earth.
The “Pinecone Vertical Plaque” interprets “fall” literally as it depicts pinecones “falling” from mother limbs. Pinecones contain seeds that their shells protect from squirrels, raccoons, and chipmunks who will eat anything during wintertime. Pinecones fall most commonly during autumn and are a common token of the season.
Finally, we have “Falling Blossoms.” This has been my favorite plaque since day 1 and continues to be. I guarantee you that there is no other sign in the world that encapsulates the feelings of both spring and fall this well, simultaneously. The spring aspect is alive in the blossoms that are blowing away from the tree. Blossoms bloom only in spring and early summer, giving this sign a great deal of life. However, they are also drifting away—a familiar sight in the latter portions of autumn.
“Falling Blossoms” really is a great sign. Last week I received a call from a customer about it. What did she have to say? She said, “Hello, I received my sign today and I’m calling to tell you that it’s beautiful.”
That is the sound of a job well done. The rat-pat-pap you hear is the sound of us patting ourselves on the back.
You can get your own falling blossoms sign here.
Remember, for a limited time all purchases of $125 or more come with a free ornament of your choice, valued at $25, follow this link for details.