By Cheryl Tufts
Don’t we New Englanders live here for a reason? Even among the New England states, there is no place like New Hampshire. Nowhere else in the world are the change of seasons more dramatic than in our little corner of it.
I actually look forward to the “work” of getting ready for the winter season. There’s something about rearranging the garage or barn, moving the outdoor furniture, raking leaves (especially with young children around), stacking wood and starting the first indoor fires.
Then there are the rapid transitions of the Holidays. First it’s decorating the home and yard for Halloween, then moving on to the deeper, richer colors and textures of Thanksgiving and finally Christmas. But we’re not finished yet. The New Year is just about here and the celebratory, festive and renewal motifs will come out to adorn our homes businesses and store fronts for the last hurrah of 2013! The mood is jovial even when our teeth are chattering in the near arctic cold.
As Thanksgiving is upon us we thought we’d take a break from the remodeling advice and business focus of our blog, although we may kindle a few holiday decorating ideas. If you live in New Hampshire and like reading our posts, chances are you have a lot to be thankful for. Gratitude is pretty underrated by a lot of people. That’s understandable, though. Sometimes we forget about it during a hectic work week or because of the frenetic pace of our business lives or family schedules.
We’ve been really busy ourselves and we’re really happy about that. The alternative, while less hectic, wouldn’t be as gratifying. Thanksgiving reminds us to take a day to reflect and tally our gratitude list while giving thanks and enjoying time with our families and friends.
So, are you entertaining guests for Thanksgiving this year or going out to visit? Whatever your plans, we hope you’ll enjoy your holiday and have plenty for which to be thankful. Sitting down to a graciously adorned table with beautiful place settings is truly one of the finer things in life.
Decorating, unlike design and remodeling, is something that can be done almost last minute. Holiday decorating can be fun for the kids and particularly rewarding for homeowners who like entertaining guests.
Finally, we’d like to thank all of you – our blog and website visitors as well as all of our clients. We love our work and you are the reason we can keep doing it year after year. We count you as the number one reason we’re so grateful to have an interior design and remodeling business in this part of the country. Thank you for your business and thank you for reading our blog!