Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Your advice. I need it.
The above is just an example. Maybe not the best. It is only to say, I have a real issue with holiday decor. I get a buy at this time of year in that most of the fall work is done by a garden and land which is, no pun intended, giving up the ghost at this time of year. Dried corn stalks and gourds, pumpkins, hay bales from forgotten corners of unused paddocks. All this is fine by me, what came from the earth, I eventually turn back into it in one way or another: The pumpkins will be stolen by the foxes, the corn will compost, the hay will cover the garden through snow.
Once in a while though, I see these happy commercial seasonal items which, if I were not more careful and guilt-riddled, would leap thoughtlessly into the canning-overstuffed pantry or butlers closets. And there they would sit the remnants of fun from last year, useless for all but three weeks per annum. I caution myself with the words of Suze Orman to some poor soul in front of her on a check out line, "No wonder you're in debt! Do you need all that crap?!"
But once in a great while, especially where babies and fun holidays are concerned, my resolve becomes less steeled. I almost allow myself a retreat from the effort to minimize the clear waste that any sort of storage is...
I don't know, Gorgeous Souls, tell me how you balance it all, and by it - I mean - the stuff in the closets?
Photo: Pottery Barn, Blushing Hostess sponsor