That means I haven’t jumped on the Christmas bandwagon yet. I’ve been packing up the fall themed decorations, but sadly, putting them in new plastic bins which should make them so much easier to find. Last year I didn’t have all of my pumpkins. And I have a really fine collection of pumpkins. They got lost in the move and some of them ended up in my daughter’s garage. She returned them this year. Made me happy.
This has been an especially wonderful fall in North Texas. We had an early freeze in October and our leaves have turned lovely shades of orange and red. Makes for wonderful times walking Charley.
Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is. And I really take a bit of umbrage that people rush over Fall and Thanksgiving. So I try to squeeze every bit of goodness from it by not moving on to Christmas until December arrives. And don’t get me started on Christmas music (which I really enjoy) appearing in October and November!
My hope is to replace all of the boxes in my garage with plastic bins that are labeled clearly so you can tell what’s what. I know this is an over-reaction to the move and having stuff in storage for over a year. I’m pretty certain Bob will object to replacing all of the boxes with the bins. We have many boxes. But everyone I can swap, I’m going to.
We hung some wreaths in our old garage, but then the walls became covered with shelving units and boxes of stuff, so they just lay on top of the boxes. I’m hoping to be able to hang all my wreaths in our new garage. I make seasonal wreaths, so I have quite a few. Well, I don’t have Valentine’s or St. Patrick’s Day, but I have a general spring one, a patriotic one for the summer, a fall one and a Christmas wreath. Maybe I need to make a few more. One of my daughters has Halloween, and a Back the Blue wreath honoring police. A trip to Michael’s may be in my near future.
How and where do you store your decorations? Do you have wreaths for all the seasons? Do you go big on Christmas lights? Maybe you observe Hanukkah or something else at this time of year. Please share. I’d love to hear from you.
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PS. We had a wonderful thanksgiving. Hope you did, too. 🙂
I’m the weirdo who starts the music asap. I love how it fills my entire being and by the first of January, I feel full and satisfied. As for storing. I went the bin route a while back and will never look back. It saved my lovely things.
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Hey, Vicki. I get you on the music. I love singing and I do know all the words to Christmas songs. Not always the case with other music. LOL So glad to hear your thumbs up on the bins. Will definitely tell Bob. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I have double wreaths for every season (they hang under the lights on either side of the front door), as well as for a variety of months, all stored in plastic wreath containers. I also have all the different seasonal decorations stored and labeled in clear plastic bins that we store down cellar. Although Shawn (our tall, strong grandson) helped Bob bring up the Christmas tree last Saturday, it’s still sitting in it’s designated spot, not put together yet, so of course, not decorated. (It’s been a busy week.) I, too, still have the Thanksgiving wreaths and decorations up, but they are coming down on Saturday, when I hope to get as much Christmas decorating as possible done. Good luck with Bob. It’s always better to have your decorations in bins or totes. They stay cleaner, and are easier to organize! And you know, I’m all about organization—must be in the genes! Happy decorating!
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Hey, Sandy. I like your style. All the labeling and organizing. Yes, possibly in the genes. LOL We’ll be putting up stuff this weekend, too. And we’re having pretty good weather for the outdoors work. Thanks so much for stopping by, Always good to hear from you. 🙂