Not Yet Winter, Not Quite Summer.

September 07, 2021

Not Yet Winter, Not Quite Summer.

September is a strange month in that it is not yet cold enough to take out the winter woolies, but there is a definite chill in the air that makes one want to enjoy some cozy activities. To take advantage of this in-between period, there are countless opportunities to help you enjoy the last of the summer sunshine.

Let’s take a look at some popular September activities to consider before the weather turns:

Late Summer Picnics.

The intense heat of summer may have passed, or maybe not right now, but there should still be some pleasant days ahead for the immediate future. If we are really lucky, we may experience an Indian Summer.

Why not take advantage and arrange a delightful outdoor picnic to surprise the kids after a long week at school?

Make it a wonderful affair by using a beautiful, Fair Trade and sustainable Kantha quilt which is great for both indoor and outdoor use. This will elevate the picnic experience and will ensure that everyone is comfortable and happy.

Kantha Quilt

Serve your sandwiches and other tasty goodies on exquisite, Fair Trade glassware and tableware, and make it a picnic to remember!

Niju Serving Boards

Autumnal Barbecues.

September is technically when we move into autumn but there is still plenty of time to enjoy a barbecue outdoors if you didn’t get the chance during the summer.

Autumnal barbecues are a great way of socializing outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends. It is also a great time to relax on the patio or in the garden and enjoy the last summer sunshine.

Spruce up your patio furniture with some pretty, ethically-sourced chair cushions and  a sustainable decorative plant holder for the table.

Tiall Nami Brass Pot

If you feel like lounging on the lawn, a sustainable kantha quilt is perfect and will help brighten up your outdoor space.

Kantha Quilt

Your barbecued meat can be served on handmade platters, while you give your guests a luxurious experience by setting the table with Fair Trade glassware and tableware.

Pizza Boards

September Weddings.

The recent lockdown has meant that summer weddings were postponed, with many now taking place in early autumn.

If you are looking for a memorable and special gift for the wedding couple, consider giving them something that has been sustainably made according to Fair Trade work conditions.

Our unique collections of glassware, kitchenware and tableware feature beautiful colors, amazing quality and have been handcrafted by hardworking makers.

Jute Placemats

Not only will they treasure these outstanding gifts, but you can have peace of mind that you are doing your bit to uplift previously disadvantaged artists around the world.

Recycled Cocktail Glasses


Autumn Relaxation.

The autumn months mean that the silly season is nearly upon us.

Before you get taken up in the hustle and bustle of the kids going back to school, working from the office again and the Christmas rush, make sure you dedicate some time for relaxation.

This autumn, vibrant colors, such as gold, amber, orange, and mustard yellow are incredibly popular.

Selection of Klipan Throws

These warm and comforting colors make excellent decorating hues, and you could consider using them if you’re looking to upgrade your living space.

Different sized antique brass lanterns will transform even the dullest living space into something quite extraordinary.

Selection of Antique Brass Lanterns


Long Overdue Holidays.

Much of this summer was spent under lockdown conditions, resulting in many folks postponing holidays.

If you are one of the many people who are squeezing in a holiday before the weather turns, browse our beautiful collection of sustainable warm coloured beach bags and wonderful, Fair Trade hammam towels that will help you to have a memorable experience.

Hammam Beach Towels

Mixed Stripe Beach Bag

We invite you to browse the pages of Decorator’s Notebook to find something new and intriguing to weave into the unique canvas of your home. We love hearing from you, so please do get in touch and join us on social media to share your thoughts and inspirations.


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