Each year, I start decorating for fall in early September (after I am done mourning the end of summer!)
Decorate For Fall:
Usually, I begin with a small fall vignette here and there…
Since there are so many natural items to work with in the fall, I like to check out what they are selling at the local farm stands. Without fail, I come home with a bag of white pumpkins every year! Sometimes I buy apples, pears…whatever catches my eye. Usually, I freshen up my mantel, foyer and add some simple autumn touches to the kitchen.
Add Some Halloween Decor:
Even though most of my fall decor stays out through Thanksgiving, I make a few little tweaks for Halloween along the way…
Mostly, that involves adding a few Jack-O-Lanterns and decorations for the front porch…nothing major.
Prepare for Thanksgiving:
As Thanksgiving approaches, I take away the little bits of Halloween and add a few accessories… Generally, I start thinking about what works best for entertaining. After all, we host a house-load of people on Thanksgiving day. Why not make the house as inviting as possible!
Basically, I don’t put away my fall decor but I just make a few minor changes along the way.
Since, we host Thanksgiving, I like to give that special holiday the attention it deserves!
Goodbye Fall Decorating…Hello Christmas!
Then the very next morning, I start lugging those Christmas bins up from the basement. No Black Friday shopping for me! That Friday – and most of that weekend you can find me packing away the fall decor and decorating for Christmas!
Then my Christmas decor stays up until New Year’s Day.
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