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A New Mindset

Did I ever tell you that Buzz and I once owned  an antique/gift shop? 

Well, for about fifteen years, that's what we did
It Was Fun!

Being in retail has affected our mindset with regards to seasonal decorating.  
For instance, we thought about Christmas in July, Easter at Christmas
when mid August rolled around, we'd make sure our shop was filled with the sights and smells of Autumn ... or we'd get an "F" in merchandising.
I'll be the first to admit that it's still taking  time to get out of that mindset.

I'm thinking "this year I can do it"  

I can wait until at least October 1st to decorate

(or maybe not)

How about you...when do you start pulling out your Autumn decor?
Please tell me it isn't
October 1st


  1. I usually decorate well into every season as I tend to get tired of the clutter after too long. Since we had such a short spring and hot summer, I'm thinking I may decorate for fall in mid September.

    Hope you are having a great week, Geneva!


  2. Love it!!! I have chairs just like those, chippy paint and all:) I start right after Labor Day. I try to decorate for fall first, then add Halloween. I do wait till after Thanksgiving to think of Christmas...I don't like to forget Thanksgiving! Did you want to know all that?! LOL Have a great evening!

  3. Labor Day- I pull my stuff out around Labor Day...then add Halloween the first of October. But, I have been in retail, too, and it takes a long time to get out of that mindset. xo Diana

  4. Oh I love the pumpkin on the turquoise chair! Yum! I hear you on the Retail Seasonal Disorder. It even took the fun out of Christmas for me for a while. I must confess I did add my first pumpkin to the mix today (thanks so much for your visit and kind comment). I say do what makes you happy. :)

  5. I tend to look forward to the change of seasons and start decorating early. And especially this year with the summer being rather awful here, I am definitely ready for Fall. And it certainly doesn't surprise me that you owned an antique have a wonderful knack for decorating and your shop was adorable.

  6. I started changing things over to fall today! Adding leaves, raffia, mums and even some artificial pumpkins. I do wait until October 1 to put out the scary stuff though.

  7. I try to wait until late September before decorating for fall. I hate to let go of summer!

  8. I'm ready to let summer go! My flowers are looking pretty weary and most importantly, fall colors are my favorite! They're just so warm and welcoming. I'll be hauling out my stuff this weekend.

    The turquoise chair with the pumpkin is yummy!!!

  9. I try to refrain til after Labor Day. I hate wishing time away, as I get older I feel it is flying by at record speed. So still savoring the upper 80's here, a little less humid, no signs of fall other than stores. Retail is OK, I may shop but I don't put it out just yet. xo

  10. Retail is a crazy profession isn't it? Always thinking and preparing way in advance. I try to wait until the middle of Sept. Sometimes it's hard to wait. Mimi

  11. even though the fall is my favorite season, I always always find myself hanging on to the last days of summer

  12. Geneva, I try and wait til about the second week in Sept. I like to be all decorated for a bit before Thanksgiving. For us (Canadians) that is Oct 8th this year. :)

  13. I love your photos! Those chippy painted chairs are fantastic!
    I'm in winter now and I don't like cold days so I'm waiting for spring.
    Thank you for your visit and nice comment.
    Besos from Argentina! Silvina

  14. September 1 is the beginning. I'm always so glad that August is over. I like to begin with apples and old school supplies and vintage text books, then move into pumpkins for October. I agree with the poster above - no Christmas until after Thanksgiving.

  15. Half of it is already out... the drought caused leaves to start dropping, so might as well...


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