Watch out, pumpkin.
The darling of botanical interiors that is gaining attention this fall is…artichokes.
Thistles, chickens, mushrooms, and mermaids are among the trending themes for fall, at least in Etsy’s retail section. Etsy looked at what people were typing into their search bar. The company combined industry forecasts and social media trends to create a guide to fall trends. While the report ranges from style (opal charm bracelets are a hit) to special occasions (blush pink wedding dresses are a hit), read about fall home decor trends with examples from Lancaster County manufacturers and companies. Please.
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Carrie Underwood is at least partially responsible for the chickens we spotted this fall. Earlier this year, the country singer posted a selfie of herself on Instagram wearing an olive sweatshirt with a chicken emblazoned on it. “It’s a beautiful life… I have a closet full of cool clothes… I’m wearing chicken sweats I bought on Etsy…” she wrote in the caption.
Searches for “chicken sweatshirt” have skyrocketed.
Clothes and decorations inspired by the farm landscape rely heavily on chickens as well as cows and barns.
The personalized chicken mugs are a top-selling item at Zookaboo in New Holland, says owner Michelle Zouk.
Laser-cut chicken ornaments and earrings from Wilder Mind Designs in Lancaster are popular again this year, said owner Trista Ambs.
Vintage Halloween fans may turn to secondhand items for sustainability, upcycling projects, or nostalgia.
Guermantes Vintage Closet in Lancaster, run by Janine Dougherty, includes rare handmade costumes, including two from the 1920s. The red cotton dress features appliques of bats, black cats and a witch on a broomstick. The twin bee costumes are made of delicate crepe paper on black cotton. The hat has a bendable wire antenna.
The Vintage Culture Shop in Lancaster Township has four Weenie Witch Party booklets circa 1955 filled with recipes and instructions for making witch diorama centerpieces from hot dogs. Co-owner Karen Ferstel said they sold out quickly.
The Lancaster Township business also has other vintage Halloween items, including a 1910s postcard with a handwritten invitation to a throwback Halloween party that asks guests to “make sure to wear a mask.” is still on sale.
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Traditional country style continues to be popular, combining old and new, such as embroidered textiles, vintage baskets, brass accents and mushroom decorations.
Fans of Mary Charles folk art call her paintings and prints whimsical, enchanting, and heartwarming. The Lancastrian artist’s woodland scenes feature mushrooms, including “The Mushroom Hut” and “The Escape.”
Mushrooms also grow on some of Jain Falcon’s works. As well as prints, the Lancaster artist prints his artwork on greeting cards, notebooks, stickers, tote bags and more.
For ceramics, a perfectly smooth surface is not essential. “Works that highlight terracotta, mottled textures, and uneven glazes that reveal natural ingredients or handiwork are growing in popularity,” he reports on Etsy.
The speckled ceramic mug is part of Deez Things Art’s inventory. Michael Diesner makes them at his home in the Lafour area during his teacher’s summer vacation.
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