Do you remember back a few weeks ago when I had a little catastrophe? I was getting down the Halloween/Fall decorations and dumped a box to the ground from about 2 feet up the ladder, and heads rolled – literally!
I just couldn’t deal with determining the scope of the disaster at the time, so I quickly, and without paying a lot of attention, scooped everything up and put it all back in the bins to be handled another day.
I put away the Halloween decor Nov. 1st, but I just wasn’t ready to face the mess, so I’ve been putting off getting back into those bins. But Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so today was finally the day of reckoning. And it wasn’t so bad.
I lost a pitcher that I used for a centerpiece, but it had no sentimental value – no big. Three pilgrims lost their heads. They didn’t shatter and were easily glued back together. Another one has a portion of her skull missing, but it’s in the back. Since she is displayed up high, no one will ever notice (don’t tell, k?) The biggest loss was two of the pumpkins in a three piece set I REALLY liked that got smashed to smithereens. They were discovered back when It happened, and I’m long over that. All in all, it could have been a lot worse.
SO, after I got all the cushions outside hauled into the garage in anticipation of the pending rain, I got busy and decorated. It went quickly, and wasn’t nearly as traumatic as I feared, so I wish I had done it weeks ago. I love the fall colors indoors.
I have not added any new decor this year, just displayed everything a little differently. I think I need a few new pieces, don’t you? I’m going to a craft show this weekend and will keep an eye out for something gorgeous. If I don’t find anything, I may have to finish out AEDM making something!
Today I am grateful for the changing weather. As much as I have loved the mild fall to this point, we REALLY need the rain, so I am looking forward to it. We battened down the hatches and are ready for it. Now we sit back and see if it comes to pass.