thanksgiving decorating

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i want play fights that lead to you pinning me down and kissing every inch of my body. i want flirty shopping trips after dark with us shooting things into the cart and you getting annoyed with me making puns with all of the item names. i want to make dinner together, smearing the ingredients on each other’s faces more than actually cooking it. i want cuddles on the couch while watching scary movies. and i want you stroking my hair behind my ear before leaning in for my daily after work kiss. i want to spend every holiday with you; taking our kids trick or treating, making food for thanksgiving, decorating the christmas tree, and every year for the rest of my life, i want you to be my new years kiss. i want you. only you. & for as long as i’m still breathing, i want us. for forever and a day.
—  September 24th 2015


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It’s Thanksgiving which means tables decorated with tiny porcelain figures of Native Americans sharing corn with pilgrims. It’s a holiday about being grateful, coming together, and being at peace but while we use caricatures of a great people, mainstream media ignores their cries for help. While we set tables with servings of food that are far too large, the original inhabitants of this great nation struggle to fight for clean drinking water and respect for their ancestors.

I’m not great at words but this issue is very dear to my heart so here’s some art.

Fall/Winter Front Porch as Concept

Hey all! Now that the season’s are starting to transition slightly I thought I’d talk about front porches in the autumn and winter seasons. As temperatures cool sitting outside becomes much less tenable, especially into the winter months. So I think the way we use porches radically shifts.

Fall and Winter at least in the US are really the only two seasons where people aggressively decorate the front porches of their homes (don’t believe me? google front porch fall).

Part of this I theorize is due to 3 major holidays involving decoration - Halloween / Thanksgiving / [Inclusive term for all the December Holidays]. In fact I’d argue much of our fall/winter aesthetic stems from decorations of the front’s of houses! I mean look at the entire output of Thomas Kincaid for christ’s sake.

Since we aren’t using these porches as much, the front porch becomes less a space about outdoor seating and more of a space that welcomes visitors to the home. This above porch looks very welcoming! And look, the front door is open and we can get a little glimpse of the inside. Is there anything better than coming home to a parent or house of someone close to you and seeing this well lit, well decorated exterior? I can almost smell the apple pie and the warm kitchen. The door is probably open even though its chill out because the stove has been going all day. (hmu if you want me to write fall related ad copy for you k)

One wonders if even the seasonal decorations on McMansions makes those houses somewhat more palatable @mcmansionhell would know.

The seasonal porch decorations is really the apex of this push and pull we see between porch as decoration and porch as a use space.