Thursday, November 14, 2013

~AND THAT'S HOW IT BEGINS~

My attempt to remain true to the Thanksgiving Holiday has begun to waver...each year I commit myself to enjoying THE holiday...that is...one at a time... with no infringement upon the other...but, that all flew out the window yesterday morning...you see we here in Southern Maine woke to a temperature of eighteen degrees...it was my signal to gather boughs, greens and berries...time was of the essence, the window boxes needed to be filled before the dirt froze...next... 
... to take the cold morning chill off  the old homestead... the wood stove was lit...deciding it would be rather nice  to have a pot of spices simmering...the aroma of Christmas soon filled the air...along with Andy Williams singing an old favorite... White Christmas...

and just like that...a bit of greenery made it's way to the windowsill...
...a little house emerges from storage...
along with a favorite snowman...

soon to follow...a Christmas rug...and that's how it begins...one Christmas item leading to the next...
 you're on a roll...an old stuffed cloth turkey now shares it's space with a lit... but undecorated... twig Christmas tree...

16 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Oh but Julie, everything you did looks so beautiful...love the greens, house must smell yummy and cute snowmen, Christmas is on the way. I think this weekend I will start putting some Christmas goodies out to, Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

No one can blame you for being in the Christmas Spirit. The circumstances were just right. Mmmm, I can almost smell the spices aroma. It all sounds so inviting.

Hugs,
JB

Orange Sink said...

Ahhh Julie! That's exactly how it happens! I've slowly been putting a few Christmas things out and finding it so hard not to go full bore!! But no Christmas music here yet... trying to hold out til Thanksgiving... but if it snows then all bets are off!!
Merry Merry!!
Cathy G

annie said...

insidious, but honestly we are all children at heart, trying to hurry Santa to our homes, grin!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I do resist the Christmas urge until after Thanksgiving and then I make myself crazy the month of December.
What a sweet little rug!
Merry hugs :)
Lauren

Farm Girl said...

It does start that way. I try not to do it either and it is sneaking it's way into my house. I love your Christmas rug. That is so pretty. I also like all of the luscious greenery you have. 18 degrees really? Winter is upon you, Julie. Stay warm. As always just beautiful.

Jacque. said...

That was great...just kinda caught ya, hey? Love all your decor!

Mugwump Woolies said...

I think, with Thanksgiving coming so late this year, our collective will power is in danger of eroding into all out early decorating. It's happening here!
Robyn

Earlene Landis said...

Know what you mean, I would do the same if I had the time.
Love how it all looks
TGIF
Earlene

moosecraft said...

Some 18 degrees would certainly put a move on my sense of Christmas cheer too! :-) Lovely decorations you have! And, if you really think about it... you're really not all that early as Thanksgiving is a week later this year... enjoy the sparkle!

Linda said...

I am so with you on this....just enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret said...

It's been in the 20's here on Long Island and I am in the Christmas spirit but haven't put anything out yet! I have been making some ornaments though so I guess we are all a little guilty! Maggie

CountryFunMaine said...

Is that why we're back to 50's through the next week?
I'd blame it on Thanksgiving being later this year and the enjoyment a young grandson brings to the Christmas season.

Ginny said...

We were 23 in PA, but I am still holding off. Getting ready for our last antiques show Thanksgiving Wkend, so for now there is enough stuff around, lol.

Terry and Linda said...

I know...I'm doing the same thing here. It helps get Christmas started early for me...which I love. I also don't have to cook Thanksgiving which I also love!

Linda
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Wendy S. said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who love, love, love's Christmas! =)