Friday, November 13, 2015

Too Late?

Well...yesterday wasnt very productive!

As I may have mentioned Im new to this Thanksgiving lark being relatively new to the US and its customs...

The last three weeks have been a whirl of gaiety during Miss Cs visit but now shes gone home I thought it was time to get my butt into gear and get some planning and decorating done. Plenty of time to get organised right? I mean there are two weeks til the Big Day. Wrong!

I spent a few hours yesterday scouring the local stores looking for Fall/ Thanksgiving decorations. Apart from a few paper plates and napkins..and the occasional dried sunflower.there was nothing...nada...not a sausage ( sorry..quaint English saying!)

Lots of snowmen, robins and santas...but not a scarecrow in.sight. Lovely Sparkling Spruce, Roasted Chestnuts and Mulled Wine candles....but where have the Autumn Leaves and the Spicy Orange and Cinnamon fragrances gone? Who would have thought with a fortnight to go I have left it too late. one loves Christmas more than has to be my favourite holiday of the year. My house in the UK was often compared to Santas grotto...and not just because of my big tummy and red nose. And I have been heard to sing 'Have a Holly Jolly Christmas' in the middle of July

But its only November! I know its each to his own..but cant we just enjoy each holiday without worrying about the next one. I think we need to slow down and enjoy every day..and savour every special moment. Time passes so quickly anyway...we dont need to be rushed onto the next big thing. Each holiday needs all the time it deserves
So next year....I wont be caught short and I will be prepared.  But for now...I guess its time to put my DIY skills to the test and see what I make with a few pumpkins, pine cones and a bag of candy corn. 

Oh and retailers..please take pity on those of us aspire to be an organised Martha Stewart....but fall maddingly short.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. Unfort... you have to start your fall/Thanksgiving shopping in say July, August. I totally agree with you, Phoebe...if you have a Michaels or Hobby Lobby, or another craft store, try them. Blessings

    1. I have learnt my lesson Linda. I am in the process of twisting MrDs arm...and the promise of chocolate chip cookies.. for a little visit to Michaels
      Phoebe x

  2. Our Canadian Thanksgiving is in October so we don't see quite as much overlapping of holidays as you do in the states but it is there!
    It is cold enough here today it makes me start thinking about Christmas.
    Take care.

    1. Cant wait to see some more of your lovely photos
      Phoebe x

  3. Hi Phoebe,
    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and Christmas!
    Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog, I know we will enjoy our life here, we are looking forward to getting the house organised and settling in to enjoy the countryside.

    Best wishes
    Lynn B