As you can see by my new heading and colors - It's beginning to look alot like Christmas !! I have to learn how to do some of that fancy stuff.....just too busy to fill my head with anything NEW right now - so this will have to do!
Today it is back to work and I will spend the day packing up some of the fall "accessories" and "props" that I use to make the store feel all Autumny and Halloweenish ! Our witch Hagatha, who lives on the front porch, and Cornball our scarecrow, who lives on the back porch, will go to rest for another year. The tiny hay bales going up the steps to our second floor will be bundled and bagged till next year too. Garlands of fall leaves and pumpkins will be untwined from tiny white lights, harvest welcome signs and the "dead" hanging sunflowers all will be put away. The biggest job will be taking the REAL dead tree down - what a conversation piece this tree has been. I am wondering.....no....it must be destroyed it would never make another year...but it was fun - and talk about being "GREEN"....LOL!! For those that don't know - our Christmas tree - a Frasier fir - from last year did not get thrown away and started to turn "ORANGE"...we kept it in the back yard under some tall pine trees and it kept it's needles and we were able to use it for our Halloween Tree - a picture follows....it was fun to decorate over and over again! The store will look very bare and unfriendly all week...BUT it will be so much fun to move the furniture around to make room for the fake Christmas tree and decorate for the holiday season....This is going to be a very busy week - I will keep you posted on my progress !!