I finally put away the Halloween decorations, but I had a small crisis when I didn't have appropriate Thanksgiving decorations to fill in the gap. So I present you my guide to decorating for a holiday when you don't really have any decorations.
1. What do you have that looks nice? I have a lot of books, so I use books as my starting point.
2. What kinds of themes can you attach to the holiday in question? I've been thinking about Thanksgiving a little, and besides gratitude and thankfulness and pumpkins, Thanksgiving has a lot to do with colonialization, survival, exploration, and food. And the East Coast.
3. Combine the two so you can explain your decorations! Decorations are all about context, right?
|Lots of exploration AND colonialization in this one|
|East Coast and survival|
|Survival and food|
|This is from I SPY Treasure. Lighthouses are coastal; maybe even east-coastal?|
|okay here is some general Thanksgiving nonsense to prove I can do this|
|Cardinal and fox=east coast. My kangaroo represents the exotic "other" and fox and kangaroo have always been married, so it seemed like a good theme to bring up at Thanksgiving. An exotic otter may have been even better.|