Archive for September, 2010

Halloween Guilt

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Here’s the truth…nothing makes me feel more like a slob of a human being than getting that fall issue of Martha Stewart Magazine…you know the one…the Halloween issue. There I am in the afterglow of buying school supplies, school has started, I’m looking forward to wearing sweaters again…and then bam, I go to the mail box and see that cover of Martha in full witch drag with more ideas on Halloween themes than I could ever think of. Now don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy the holidays. And by that, I mean Thanksgiving and Christmas…these are holidays…Halloween is a great night for kids and a wonderful opportunity to stock up on chocolate…but apart from a nice assortment of carved pumpkins, that’s it for me. I don’t have Halloween dishes, I don’t have an inventory of costumes and I certainly don’t have Halloween décor…I mean it is enough for me to find the angel for the top of the tree each year.
I don’t want to sound like a curmudgeon…I love decorating my home for Thanksgiving and Christmas…I love warming up my home with the colors of fall and winter. I just believe that you can create an inviting holiday ambiance without being under additional pressure to make sure the Turkey décor is switched out for the Santa accessories by the time the long weekend is over…you know what I mean?
With that in mind, we have created new designs in towels and switchplates to add a touch of autumn delight. The images are those we love; botanicals, owls, dragonflies…just worked in to a fall palette. We have also added a Holiday section that includes towels, switchplates and paperweights….And yes the Holiday items incorporate all the imagery we love…birds and botanicals…but collaged in hues of red and green and are guaranteed to add a touch of the season to any room….but you won’t have to feel embarrassed if you still have these goodies out when the Super Bowl is on!

P.S. Special thanks to clever Lois at The Sparrow House for her great idea about wrapping the towels with a wooden spoon to make an even greater gift idea! Please visit her website at