Wednesday, November 3, 2010
HALLOWEEN 2010 -- HISTORY
I finally did it! I ordered the bottle brush wreaths I've wanted for years from the Vermont Country Store. The disappointment is that they aren't flocked but rather coated in glitter -- and you know what a nuisance that is! Glitter everywhere! However, I deemed them affordable and look forward to putting one in each "east dormer" window across the front of the house for a vintage look. I like to keep my holiday decorating understated in the tradition of bygone years. And that works for me because I have to be able to take it down and store it quickly.
The wreaths came Monday, and I have to admit they brought with them the holiday spirit. I didn't have time to sew but I had to shop, so I figured I could find encouragement for my holiday spirit at WalMart. However, I was dismayed to discover the front aisles still filled with Halloween costumes, decorations, candy, etc. -- in disarray but still there. I figured if I headed to the garden department -- that huge area on one side of the store -- I'd find Christmas waiting for me.
"Hello!" an associate called to me. "I'm settin' Christmas."
"And I know you're having a wonderful time," I replied. She agreed. Then she told me that she was shorthanded, apparently because employees had been assigned the night shift in order to clear Halloween out of the front aisles and put Christmas there as well as in the garden department. Still, she was cheerful about her work, though I wondered if perhaps she could have been working a little faster. "I'll bet they're set up in Denver," I thought to myself as I went about my business. KW