Nov 5, 2009

IDENTITY CRISES










Help, my home is having an identity crises! It is not sure if it is Christmas or Thanksgiving. I have never decorated so early for Christmas and still put out Thanksgiving items. Can the two just get along? I am not sure. You ladies that talked me into this, can you help me? How do you do it? Do you just leave no Thanksgiving things out? You know who you are. Please help!

To just cope with this dilemma, I had to go shopping! It's a hard life! However, on the positive side, look what I found! So much fun. This stash all came from my favorite thrift store. Tomorrow, I have Noah, yeah! Blessings, Martha

18 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh Martha I love Christmas I say go for it, just don't over due the Christmas stuff, but adding it in with the Thanskgiving stuff I say yes, I love Christmas stuff. Christmas is so fun, I am not forgetting Thanksgiving because I am always thankful for something but Christmas is fun too.

Blessings,
HEIDI

Kimberly@Romantiques said...

Martha, I Love the rose teapot!..such great finds at the thrift store. I say go for it Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating, both only come around once a year, have fun!!

Kim

Lisa said...

Oh you are my girl!! When all else fails GO SHOPPING!!
I have Thanksgiving out and My Christmas is flowing out to. It will all phase and work!!
ENJOY!
Hugs, Lisa

My Vintage Treasures said...

I love it...if confused go shopping!!!
It makes everything better!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I think both can live side by side.
I love all the things you bought especially the little Sailor boy.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha, slowly add Christmas items, but start with things that aren't so Christmasy! I think your home is like mine, so full of fabulous things that everything just starts to blend at some point. It always happens that some Christmas decorations don't get put away until about February because they tend to blend in with their surroundings! Ha! Maybe you could do some rooms Thanksgiving, and some Christmas. Each room would have a theme. That would be cool. I love going into gift shops like that -- where each room has its own theme and season. Blessings to you -- I am sure you will figure it out and if all else fails, go shopping! Best wishes, Tammy (p.s. I love the Kindness angel) :)

Bunny said...

I'm innocent..I said no such thing. I'm still trying to get over Halloween, but that round frame is beautiful. I would leave that picture in it too while it's on display. I agree with Tammy by the way. Deorate each room with a differnt theme. A thankful room, a turkey room, a santa room...ect then slowly towards Christmas, start putting Thanksgiving stuff away. I know, I know...easier said than done.
Have fun!

tootles,
bunny

Sares said...

It looks like you found some real goodies! I don't know about the decorating, I've never done both at once. Maybe you can just put out the Christmas things that match, the golds and greens and whites and such and then add the other colors when you put away the fall colors. Give Noah extra squishes for me!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Why not! I am sure your house will be beautiful whatever you decide! suzie. xx

GWENDOLYN said...

I love it... when all else fails , go shopping!! A girl after my own heart:)
It is your home.. do whatever you want. What ever makes you happy and makes your home comfortable and charming for you!
Have a blessed day!
Gwen

PRINCESS LAURA LIS said...

So beautiful! your blog is adorable! Have a nice weekend!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your teapot!!!
Beautiful treasures you find!!!
Hugs
Charo

Purvail said...

I agree with my daughter Gwen--do what makes you happy.. I always feel good after visiting my thrift stores and bring s home a bargin or a good find. Enjoy the seasons!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I usually put up my Christmas stuff the weekend before Thanksgiving so it isn't so crazy once Thanksgiving is here and shopping etc...
You can always bring in swags etc and add your Thanksgiving item to those and then change them out.

Cheri

Floss said...

It's still Bonfire Night over here, in our tiny British enclave, so no conflict yet!

I decorate big time for Advent, which means the Christmas stuff gets to wait for its time without the house looking unseasonal.

I love it that all these items were thrifted - well done!

someplace in thyme said...

I love fall, it's my favorite season and doesn't last long enough. I never usher in the red and green before it's time, but there is nothing wrong with a little mixture, go ahead and enjoy it all, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

Patricia said...

I just dropped by to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday - your blog theme is beautiful and I have enjoyed my visit. Please have a wonderful new week.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy (belated) Saturday, Martha! Of course Thanksgiving and Christmas go along. When the children were little, I always put up the trees and decorated outside the week of Thanksgiving. It makes it more festive! ha!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Tina