On the morning of November 1st, I took down my Halloween ornaments and replaced them with Thanksgiving ornaments ... only three of the ornaments are suitable for both trees ... generic pumpkins and fall trees. I brought down my pumpkin candle holders as well and changed the look of the antique washstand in my entry hall ... no more spooky spiders, bats, black cats or jack-o-lanterns ... just your basic pretty pumpkins.
I hope to add three or four more ornaments to the tree this month using the Pilgrim and Indian men and women motifs from CEC Thanksgiving Circle ... that should pretty much fill it up quite nicely.
My long term goal is to have enough seasonal ornaments stitched to keep the table top tree up all year long. Right now, it is on display from October 1st through March 15th: first Halloween, then Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas, which is replaced by hearts for my January anniversary which segues nicely into Valentine's Day, and currently concludes with spring like ornaments from the Trilogy collection. I'll stitch a few more hearts in 2011 but then will take a break until 2012 before preparing for St. Patrick's Day, Easter and patriotic holidays. Then in 2013, all I'll need to develop is some summer-y and some back-to-school ornaments. Voila, year-round decorations.