Well, it’s officially mono-flower season in Northwest Connecticut. Meaning there just isn’t a ton of variety at the market. Seems you can only get Tulips or Alstroemeria, and it will remain that way until the NYC weekenders return after Mud-Season sometime around Memorial Day. Because I think of Alstroemeria as a filler flower, my choices in NWCT become quite limited. And it looks like it will be a Tulip-y Winter again unless I make a habit of bringing flowers up each weekend from the NYC flower market. As a matter of fact, I felt lucky to find these mums while running my errands in Great Barrington last Friday. And Speaking of the flower market, I usually wait until the weekend after turkey to start putting out my Christmas decorations. I don’t know if the marketing monster has gotten to me or if it’s because Thanksgiving is falling late this year, but I have been having a hard time tempering my desire to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. As you may have seen on my instagram, last week I went to the NYC flower market and picked out new ribbon for the Christmas trees.As you might recall, the last several years I had an ombre orange sherbet colored ribbon for the fresh tree, and a metallic apple green ribbon for the black tinsel tree. Last year when I was taking down the trees I vowed to get new ribbon as the others were starting to look worn and dusty – Hooray, it’s finally time for a fresh look!Last week I stalled a bit on putting out our Christmas Decor by working on cleaning out my closets and this weekend I’ll be preparing to host Thanksgiving, so it looks like I have successfully restrained myself. That being said, this past weekend I started thinking about what my Thanksgiving table might look like. I purchased some turkey and corn shaped beeswax candles from the Union Square Farmers Market which will help set the tone for my table. (They are Cayuga Candles from Tremblay Apiaries in Upstate New York.) I have also been loving decorating with mini-pumpkins and gourds all fall long, so I am thinking about continuing the theme onto my dining table for Thanksgiving as well. This cute little carved-out pumpkin is arranged using Oasis wet floral foam. I know, I told you that I am not a huge fan of arranging flowers in Oasis, but there are certain times when it is necessary to get the look you want. Adorable, right? Not only do you use very few flowers, but the arrangement is nice and low so you will have no problem seeing the person across the table from you. I’m thinking about making up three of them and placing them evenly spaced along the center of the tabletop. I will mix in a few mini gourds that don’t have flowers arranged in them, the Corn and Turkey candles, and voilà! A Thanksgiving tablescape that doesn’t break the budget.