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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tis the season......

Tis the season. Isn't it amazing? You are just going along....watering your garden....pulling weeds....enjoying (or in our case TRYING to enjoy....and ignore the horrible weather...) your Summer...and Wham!! Fall arrives!! Sometimes it's a change in the weather (thank goodness!!)...sometimes a change in the routine. But, whatever it is...it hits you! You NEED pumpkins and mums on the porch....candles burning, apple pie in the oven and chili in the crock pot! In the retail world preparations begin for the season (well...for every new season...) months and months in advance. I am always concerned that it may knock my inner clock out of whack....or, at the very least, make me a little numb to the excitement of celebrating a new season. Luckily....it hasn't!! We change things, at the shop, well ahead of the "normal" time. Most people don't get ready for the Fall season in August (of course....that doesn't mean you can't buy new things for when you DO get ready!!) but the merchandise has to go out...again...it's a retail world thing. In our case it's also a "we are REALLY into Fall and Halloween and WANT the stuff out NOW!!!!" thing. :) But....at home....we changed everything this past Monday. We packed all of our "Summer collections"...the rabbits and wheelbarrows....the bee skeps and watering cans....the child sized gardening tools and picket fences. All of them are well wrapped and safe until we meet again!! Then we cleaned (not really the BEST part....but wonderful when it's all done...) and then we said "hello....missed you!!" to all of our Fall and Halloween collection!! I love getting up early in the morning and walking around....looking at everything. Now and then I shift things a little...tweaking if you will!! And when we get home from work we light the candles....it's all so cozy!! I am going to enjoy this Fall as much as possible...even though it will fly by. It is always a very busy time for us....the classes start up again, we have the "1803 House:A Very Merrie Halloween" event in a few weeks, the candlelight dinner to cater, Lehigh Valley Style magazine is putting us in the December issue, the Thanksgiving orders will start to roll in soon....and then we are on to Christmas!! Like I said....tis the season!! But it's one of my favorites....and I don't want to miss anything!! I think a few more pumpkins on the porch...

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