I love Fall. I think it may be my favorite time of year. I have been pinning Fall inspiration to an Autumn Pinterest board for months.
I’m tired of my summer mantel…
My apothecary jars filled with shells or red, white & blue candies bore me…
I think we have all recategorized our lives into Pre and Post 9/11.
Pre-9/11, my summer decor came down the day after Labor Day… but in the Fall of 2001, I left it all up until Christmas-time. In large part because of the wave of post-9/11 patriotism, but also because I was still so stunned that I couldn’t even think about something so comparatively trivial as home decor.
Ten years later, I am chomping at the bit to have Handsome Hubby to get my Fall boxes down from the rafters. But I wait.
I still want to pack up all the summer stuff and put it away. But I don’t.
I leave the flags up and the red, white & blue sitting out.
I put it away on September 12.
Why do I only have flags or other “Americana” out during the summer time?
Every year I watch the 9/11 documentaries and replayed news footage. Every year I still have my heart race, my eyes fill with tears and feel like throwing up. And every Fall I wonder why our flag isn’t out Every Day Of The Year.
Am I the only one who feels like they have managed to reduce the symbol of patriotism and love of this country down to a part of their summer decor?
Does anyone else feel a bit guilty when they take the red, white & blue down and box it up?
Anyone have any ideas on how to incorporate a little love of country into fall, winter and spring…?