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This time of year, namely the time between Halloween and Thanksgiving, I always get a hankering to decorate for Christmas. Generally tradition dictates the tree and holiday decor go up on Black Friday, but it's all I can do to keep myself from decking my halls with boughs of holly before Turkey Day.

Instead I have picked out a few pieces that are a good transition between fall and winter. My red, striped placemats liven up my table and with a cinnamon-scented, pine cone centerpiece, my dining room table has a festive holiday flavor. The cinnamon smell radiates through the house which I absolutely love.

I also put up a red berry wreath in the center of my home which adds some color with just a hint of Christmas.  

And because I couldn't resist, here is my little reindeer waking up from her nap. I know, I know...I'm one of "those" pet owners. But with those doelike eyes and her coloring, how can I help myself?

11/16/2010 09:36:02 pm

hahahaha! Daisy is perfect in those antlers. I love it! I'd totally be one of "those" pet owners on a more regular basis if Rob let me.

that's such a great idea to put up things that hint at Christmas but aren't outright Christmas! I hate skipping Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas, but also get the red & green & gold hankering after Halloween.

11/16/2010 11:19:19 pm

I like that tree in your dining room! Where did you get it?

11/19/2010 12:17:23 am

@Teri, Maizey totally needs antlers! You have to just do it. When Nate came home to Daisy in antlers and jingle bells I believe his exact words were, "Oh God! Why did you dress up the dog?" Lol! Now I think they've grown on him.

@Ashley, I got it at Home Goods. I love because it goes great with any season!


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