Well, I made it past September without succumbing to displaying for Halloween. I can't get myself to do it since we've all been seeing Halloween items for sale since before the 4th of July.
Today, Friday, October 3rd, we launched our fall and Halloween decorating and had fun putting it all together. Debbi, my good friend and our decorating guru, came in and did a number on the store. Debbi is talented beyond belief. She pushes the envelope and thinks of ways to display things that take it to a whole different level. I'm always in awe watching her work. I'm good at display and I've had employees that are outstanding at pulling everything together but no one comes even close to what Debbi is capable of. Today was no exception. I brought in our annual pumpkins, big & small, Indian corn, licorice for our antique apothecary jars, fresh fallen leaves, you name it! Then the magic began. Displaying the fall with our antiques, it all mixes so well and voila - wonderful vignettesjust waiting for our customers to see. The energy it creates is infectious. I can't wait for the weekend and all of the comments we'll hear from customers. That's really the fun, watching our customers enjoy browsing and shopping our store.
This is one of the best times of year for decorating - for fall and autumn, and Halloween. The colors are so rich and it's the beginning of the entire holiday season.
Come by and see us and our new displays. We have some great merchandise just in and we're getting ready for the big bi-annual antique district sidewalk sale next weekend, October 11th & 12th. There will be tremendous deals and you don't want to miss it.