Ode to Autumn

September 24, 2012 09:54 by rob

I love Autumn.

I love it so much that I feel like it is silly to even say it out loud, because I assume everyone else loves it as much as I do. Maybe other people like Autumn (seems like it’s generally a well-liked season) but I hear a lot more people talking about loving Summer or Spring.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Spring is just fine and I like the idea of Summer (but then it comes and I remember it's all heat and humidity, blech!), but Autumn? Man, Autumn is where it’s at.

(Colorful Canopy - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Springbok)

When the breeze changes and starts carrying just a hint of crispness that lets you know that Winter is coming and reminds you to appreciate these days; the changing leaves that turns trees into Nature’s own super slow motion fireworks display; the frequent bursts of honking as geese fly overhead in sloppy V-shapes, headed for warmer climates; and the fleetingness of it all. As if every beautiful aspect of Autumn simultaneously reminds us that it is only here for a moment; a brief and fleeting moment between the heat of Summer and the bitter colds of Winter.

(Canada Geese - 100pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Cobble Hill)

It’s the time of year when you feel like you can have the best of both worlds, where it isn’t too cold to enjoy sitting outside on a clear night but just cool enough to make a crackling bonfire warm and welcoming. It’s the real season of S’mores, and too often uncredited.

So pardon me as I don’t mourn the passing of another Summer, and let’s not discuss Winter and the severe weather it may bring.

(Evening Solitude - 700pc Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle by White Mountain)


Autumn is here, and the moment is fleeting so grab few friends, stoke a camp fire, and watch the setting sun light the sky in fiery hues rivaled by the crimsons, oranges and golden yellows of the tree-tops.

And when it does yield to Winter, shut out those chilly days and colder nights while you reminisce about the best Season of the year with some of these beautiful Autumn themed puzzles!

(Forever Autumn - 2,000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Educa)

Happy Holidays at Serious Shops!

December 9, 2009 14:34 by kelly

We’re in the midst of our busiest season & so excited to be here!

Our extended hours are en force, holiday decorations are up, and everyone is in good spirits. The warehouse crew is super busy packing & shipping… just a few short weeks left until Christmas! 


We took some photos on Monday of this week - enjoy!


SeriousShops.com front office:


Monday's outgoing packages:


Monday's afternoon warehouse crew (nice job guys!):

SeriousShops.com holiday season outgoing packages in 2003!
(Why yes, that was our garage, and yes, we have grown!):

Fabulous Fall at SeriousShops.com!

October 5, 2009 11:40 by kelly

Welcome to October at Serious Shops!  I’ve finished decorating around the office to welcome Autumn:



We’re all so excited to be moving into the 4th quarter - you can really feel it around here. The weather is cool, the air is crisp, and everyone is busy!


My friend tells me she’s just made the switch from iced lattes to hot. Now, while I still drink mine iced every morning, the sentiment is understood: Fall is finally here & it’s Fantastic!


Aside from my decorating, here are a few more exciting seasonal things at Serious Shops:


Fall Garden Flags

Pumpkin Spiced & Maple Vanilla Lattes

Halloween Stuffed Animals