I am not trying to start a controversy here--but is your home decorated for the holiday(s) yet? Okay----uhm....which holiday? It seems every year we are surprised that the decorations, particularly for Christmas come out earlier and earlier. I am so surprised to see that some folks already have their trees up and homes decorated---already! How about you? Have you seen this too?
When I lived in the US I can still remember the year that we couldn't believe that stores were open the day after Thanksgiving--and now I am hearing that some of the large 'big box' stores are opening ON Thanksgiving? I guess that is more a sign of the times than anything else. That won't happen here--I am pretty sure---ever. One thing about the French---they love there 'vacances'---seriously--shops being closed is a steadfast commitment--being lunch hour or holiday.... or even just Sunday. I am worried that Thanksgiving and Christmas will just merge into one--carving the bird and putting up the tree on the same day--or in the other order!
I know things are changing---I am just not ready for Christmas decor yet on this second week of November (even without having a Thanksgiving! Which we will do in honor of our American heritage, or at least mine and 'les enfants' 'half'... on the Saturday after. )
But am I already late on the decorating part?
Should I have the Christmas balls out and the lights hung?!
So those were my thoughts.
I wasn't even in the mind-frame at all of decorating for Christmas until I saw this ...
Are you familiar with Mathew Mead? Wow--just gorgeous and suddenly I wanted to pitch the gourds and my one mini-pumpkin out the window and do this!!! Bye--bye harvest table---Hello vintage zinc and live evergreens!
and then I saw these .....
Okay--let's just say now I am a bit inspired to start decking the halls! But not yet--and probably not for a few more weeks.
So how about you? Inspired and planning---or decorated already? ....and I promise not to ask what you are doing the day after Thanksgiving!
C'est tout for now! I'll be back soon!
Wonderful Images from here.