October observations run the gamut from events to design to decor and just about everything else fallapalooza in-between.
Halloween is definitely October happening numero uno. Man, has this
31st of October event become a celebration powerhouse.
Anticipated Halloween spending according to the National Retail Federation is estimated to reach $10.6 billion in 2022, breaking last year’s record of $10.1 billion. Approximately 68% of consumers plan to participate in some sort of Halloween celebration, up from 65% last year, 58% in 2020 and 69% in 2019.
That’s a lot of spirited spending, folks.
What say you?
Psst! I like the stuff.
Artist Carlos Amorales exhibition at Salone del Mobile Milano,“The Accursed Hour,” is as striking as it is haunting. Copy the look by covering walls and ceilings with swarms of paper butterflies stickers found on Amazon or Etsy.
There is Halloween decorating, and then there is Halloween decorating.
Fall fixer up time sees new wood molding atop the antique corbels on the front of the house, and a while we’re at it let’s touch up the colors paint session.
Neighbors are precious friends-friends who come to call with skill saw, molding, primer and woodworking talent to save the day.
Recipes accenting the flavors associated with homey and hearty hit the spot on chilly fall night or game day afternoon.
Savings is a prime number.
Sales on seasonal wares and accents have a way of inspiring cart fulfillment.
Vacation escapes and fall into holiday tablescapes pique my October observations interest.
Natural elements set a stunning table and the tone for a lovely drive.
Peak color season getaways feed the heart and soul while gifting the eye a colorama as only nature can do.
It won’t be long before the honking sounds and sights of Canada geese heading south for the winter will be in our area.
Last year for about 8 nights in a row around 7:15 p.m. cst the show began much to my delight.
They fly so low you can really get a good visual, and of course, you hear them before you see them.
In honor of this October tradition, I’m purchasing a set of these Spode Snow Geese dinner plates.
October in our little town is parish fair time, and that means my craving for a caramel apple is soon to be satisfied.
Crisp days are coming into view, and with that brings the retail offerings, nature’s color parade, thrills, chills, tastes and trends that round out my October observations.