What’s in Season

Fall is my favorite time of year!  Not just because the trees are changing color or that I get to wear my favorite warm layers of clothing, but because of all the fruits and vegetables that are in season again!  Squash, pumpkin, pomegranates, and juicy apples!  Food can actually make a great window display and using some inspiration from Pinterest I got some smart ideas.

Using “apple picking” as my search word on Pinterest I found these images to help me think of what props to use….then I fell down a rabbit hole of ideas!

apple picking 1

www.gardenofsimple.tumblr.com

apple picking 2

http://www.midwestliving.com/food/entertaining/pack-the-perfect-fall-picnic/

apple picking 3

http://kayellen.typepad.com/kayellen/2012/10/autumn-goodness.html

apple picking 4

http://www.redbubble.com/people/coffeebean/works/512532-no-work-today

All the items in these images are relatively easy to find-you may even have them in your garage, or a neighbor’s garage.  Try going to a farmers market, grocery store, or feed store.  Ask them if you can borrow or buy some of their used boxes and baskets that they display their fruit and veggies in.

Here is a list of props that are great to have in your store all year long:

  • Old Bikes
  • Ladders
  • Baskets
  • Wood Crates
  • Plaid Blankets
  • Burlap Bags
  • Thermos Bottles
  • Ice Chests
  • Wood cutting boards

Then add in some pumpkins or apples to complete the look!

LL apples

The Lizard Lounge made their fall entry display using pops of red and black color that catch your eye.

ryan store

Doug’s Sports in Hood River, Oregon used burlap as a great background to their window display.

pumpkin heads

I drove past this men’s suit store while I was in Chattanooga and I had to pull over to get a better look.  Bruce Baird & Co. did an awesome job with these straw and burlap men-so clever and well executed.

Time to Gather

Why not take your window display theme and turn it into an event.  Throw a party, offer a discount and have some prizes that play off your props.  Serve some apple themed cocktails and put a prize basket together with accessories from your store.  Engage your customers with some social media picture opportunities and ask them to post pictures with the best picture winning the basket.  Or maybe just do a drawing, but most importantly remember that fall is a season to spend time with your friends and family and have fun!

apple picking 5

http://www.sugarandcharmblog.com/2012/11/apple-picking-social-inspiration.html

apple picking 6

http://mynameisyeh.com/mynameisyeh/2014/9/an-apple-picking-party

Please share your fall inspiration with me at kmorrow@hornytoad.com  and enjoy the season!

 

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