Yes, Christmas decor is already taking over the shops around here - and I'm
sure it's the same in your area. Pumpkins and bags of Halloween candy are
relegated to the sale area, Thanksgiving tableware takes up an aisle, and there
gradually filling many others. . . . . . . . .is Christmas. Sparkling, shining, draped
and dangling. Colors are the classic red and green, with lots of gold, silver and
I love these miniature matte white ceramic houses. They were in the
section just inside the entrance of my neighborhood Target - where baskets
and shelves always hold inexpensive small items for the home, kids,
and holidays etc.
At $3.99 each I had to have three for the mantel. They have openings
in back to place a votive. I was actually gifted these tea lights on my Birthday
last week, with a great fragrance they will be perfect to light (carefully) in the
It's been so warm we haven't even thought about preparing
the fireplace for use yet. This weekend we'll take the fire screen, tools and
hearth rug down from the attic and get everything ready for those cold nights
in the not too distant future hopefully. Plenty of wood is stacked in the pile
outside - we are ready for cozy - are you?
This it for me regarding shopping for anything decorative for the holidays
this year, the reason being. . . . . . . . . . . .watch this space!!!