Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Thanksgiving Tree

Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. The abandoned son is returning from the desert for the feast this year. This makes for a much happier mom, that's for sure.

In fact, we've actually started decorating, for the first time ever.

Most of the Halloween/Harvest decor is still around; I just took down the stripey stockings. They are safely tucked away for next year.

The little Halloween tree received a wee make-over today as I added a string of red lights.

It started out as a silly little idea really, but we are now planning to keep it up all year round, changing the lights to match the season. I stocked up on different colors when I ran an errand today.

It's amazing what a little light will do to create some atmosphere!

We also had our first little snowfall of the year. It was really only flurries, which makes it pretty to watch, but not at all a hassle to drive in.

It makes me very thankful indeed that I don't live in the western Dakotas right now!


Maven said...

What a GREAT idea! I may just have to copy you :-)

Jinx said...

Be my guest!!

We will be exchanging the orange lights for green at Christmas, then probably go with blue & white in Jan, red & white for Feb (Valentine's), green & white in March (St Pat's), pink or purple if we can find them for Easter in April, red, green & white for Cinco de Mayo, etc....

We should see how many people would do this & post a Mr Linky thing!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That is a fantastic idea! The red and the orange together look wonderful.

Kim said...

I once kept my Christmas tree up until May. The red and orange lights are so beautiful together. It definitely adds charm.


gina said...

Cute tree! A friend of mine moved her Christmas tree onto her front porch after New Years and hung paper hearts all over it in Feb. and decorated eggs for easter.

{The Sassy Mom} said...

Great idea....I've never thought about having a Thanksgiving Tree. Anything with lights is okay with me.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hey I like it! Great idea!

Thanks for sharing,
Happy day