I absolutely love this time of year. In the next few weeks the weather will have cooled down enough to leave the windows open. Then for a while, I can enjoy the sounds of the outdoors. Pumpkins are already for sale and soon everyone will have a carved pumpkin on their doorstep. With Halloween arriving, I now have an excuse to have lots of candy in the house and I am inspired to bring the feeling of this season into my home. This is actually the beginning of one of the most popular holiday decorating seasons.
The fall decorations in the stores have been up for while and although the Christmas decor is making its way into the market place, tomorrow is only the first day of October. I could visit the shops and buy the new ready made decorations, but I prefer the sentimental decorations that I have collected over the years. I especially treasure the ones my children made as they were growing up that are now barely held together by a thread. I smile every time I open one of my holiday boxes even though I have seen these same decorations year after year. The sweet memories make my heart smile.