Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Favorite Season




I had heard that the home and design blogs basically went wild for two full months before Christmas. I admit, though, I was still a little surprised when, right on November 1st, several of my regular reads busted out the yuletide cheer. I've never started Christmas decorations that early. Sure, I have ideas in the back of my head. Yes, I've already been compiling a Christmas Decor Idea folder of photos on my laptop, but I'm not actually ready to decorate for Christmas when we're still seven full weeks out.



This isn't because I don't like Christmas. I love all of the lights, the sparkle, the warmth. I think it's mostly just that Autumn is still my favorite season, and I like Thanksgiving so very much. I love reading books about the Pilgrims and Squanto to the children. I love spicy pumpkin pie smells and the promise of a huge, juicy turkey roasting. And I love the still pleasant days followed by crisp nights. Fall is just the best.



So, I'm not ready for Christmas yet. I'm still enjoying my favorite season :)






5 comments:

carolyn said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on Layla's blog about my living room redo.

It's funny- I clicked to your blog when Layla mentioned you a bit ago, read a bunch.....and made a note to come back. Then I chuckled when I found myself here again!

I've enjoyed reading your posts, and totally agree with saving Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving & fall!!!

Will come back to see how the living room changes on your end go!

Michelle said...

I enjoy reading your posts. If you are looking for good deals on flooring, go online rather than the home improvement store. I found hardwood flooring for my living room at http://www.floormall.com that was pretty reasonable. You can also get laminate flooring which can be done in a weekend and give your room a whole new look.

Jacci said...

Thanks for the kind words, ladies, and the flooring tips, Michelle :) It's so hard to not run ahead of myself - there are about a million little projects we want to do all at once! "Patience, Patience" I tell myself. I will definitely keep the good ole' internet in mind when shopping for woods floors (down the line), though! Lumber Liquidators has a store room nearby, too.

Glad you all are enjoying the blog!

Warmly,
Jacci

Stephen and Larissa said...

I'm barely holding out in not decorating for Christmas! My husband's rule is that I have to wait until after Thanksgiving. I like fall too, but many of the colors I have used in our permanent decor are already kind of fall-y so I just put out a pumpkin and some cinnamon candles.

Thanks for your comments on the headbands. They are just so fun to make! I'm not sure how I would price them... After doing some comparison on etsy I was thinking $12? What do you think? I could always do special deals for people who read my blog :)

greenyourkitchen said...

I agree on that fall is the best season, unless you live in the upper end of northern hemisphere -- in which case summer would become the best season I guess(just for its warmth). Anyways, I haven't seen much of Christmas decoration yet, but this morning, I encountered a salvation army kettle on street!! Here in NYC, I guess salvation army kettles signal the start of Christmas season.