Thursday, November 21, 2019


I am seeing so many bloggers post about getting signs of Christmas into their homes.  They are calling it early decorating.

I look around at my house and think,


I love seeing all the comforting colors of Fall that make me happy and I don't want to let go.  Yet!

On these pleasant early November afternoons, Dick and I so enjoy sitting out on the back porch with these touches of ambiance.  I know we could enjoy it with red candles and a Christmasy cloth on the table.  But, for some reason it doesn't seem like it would be as warm and inviting.

I love this little vignette on my kitchen counter, 

and the apple spice fragrance coming from this lovely arrangement on my table.

I love walking by this side table and seeing all the mingled colors of fall in the glistening glass.

In the evenings, we so enjoy seeing the glow from inside this large pumpkin in the living room.  It also casts the warmest glow through the glass front door out into the street.  To me it says, "we are cozy and warm inside this house."

I just don't want to let go of these gorgeous rich colors yet.

I especially am not ready to let go of my beloved clothes that say "I love Fall!"

So, when I think of climbing up the attic stairs to bring down the few items we use for decorating the house while we are gone most of the month of December, I want to shout,


What is wrong with leaving out all these things that make me happy until I decide it's time to move on?

After all, it's my house.  Right?

Now, that I have that off my chest, I may get past Thanksgiving, and my ailing hand has had time to heal some more, and decide it's time.

I will keep you posted.  But in the meantime, I will continue to enjoy all the Christmas touches you bloggers are adding to your lovely homes without the least bit of envy.

Who knows, I may get some much needed inspiration.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I'm certainly not ready to set up Christmas. It's just too early. Keep enjoying your Fall decorations and clothes.

  2. Libby, enjoy autumn and your beautiful fall clothing, it is your decision. If I wasn’t going to be at home in December, I would do little decorating! I have two small granddaughters that I keep three days a week, so I want to have them enjoy it as long as I am able to do it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. I've been so torn! I LOVE Christmas and am anxious to decorate but I'm also content with all my fall stuff! It's your house, do what you want! :)

  4. I enjoy my fall décor and all the warm colors, but I am always anxious to start my Christmas décor and with having the grand doll each day, I know she will love the Christmas stuff.

  5. Well, I say, if it makes you happy, do it it. I've decided that all that matters is what I think about such as when to decorate. Your fall decor is so lovely and such great pics of you. Happy Lord's Day!

  6. You do you! I like the colors of Fall but admit I've slowly started Christmas decorating. This is the first year ever I've decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving.

  7. Ha! I love the fall, it's my favorite season! I love everything about it and I'm never anxious to put away my fall decor. It stays out as long as possible. I will most likely put it away next week.


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