I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn’t quite here yet…..but our lovely canal town of Grand Rapids always starts their Christmas Celebration the weekend before Thanksgiving. So for one week, put any thoughts of stuffed turkey and sweet potatoes away and start sorting through those decorations!
Taking two glorious days of shopping and decorating, throw in a wonderful bowl of soup from La Roe’s Restaurant and my friend, Sue, and I had the adventure of dressing up The Mill House in her holiday finest!
First stop, Hobby Lobby! Now, I don’t know if you are familiar with Hobby Lobby, but I would liken it to a kid in a candy store! Christmas Music playing, shiny decorations, and best of all 50% off signs….everywhere! As Sue and I wandered down the Christmas aisles, each of us with our own buggy…some brightly colored, sparkly decorations caught our eyes.
Both of us, frankly remembering our childhood Christmas’ from the 1960′s, couldn’t resist these “Whoville” decorations. ” Wahoo Wahoo, Welcome Chirstmas, Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day”….was wafting through my brain, across my lips, and out of my mouth! Hmmmm. It is time for a change of decorations in the common room!!! Into the cart went Whoville Trees and Gifts, Bright bulbs with lots of glitter, and thoughts of Cindy Lou Who!
After placing them in their new homes, we realized that we had something missing! Sue went on a mission and TADA……….found a copy of How The Grinch Stole Chirstmas . The creative friend that she is, Sue made copies of the cover and several pictures, framed them and now they are placed right behind the common room table. Just the touch this whimsical room needed!
But now, I am thinking I have discovered the reason I am having so much trouble with my strings of Christmas lights this year! I have had 2 brand new set of lights act up. How can one half of the same string of lights light, and the other half not light? I’m thinking that maybe that old Grinch is still at it!
Anyway….Happy Thanksgiving! It may not look like pumpkin pie and pilgrims at The Mill House….but it sure is fun to relive our favorite Dr. Suess book and characters, plus the bright colors sure are cheery for the Happiest Season of All….