Home Staging and the Seasonal appeal… “I can’t believe that Thanksgiving and the holidays are just around the corner.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Every year, retail displays remind us of “back to school” starting in July, followed by Halloween reminders starting in September, and finally Holiday madness beginning the day after Halloween…God forbid you need a sun umbrella in August. (We did and could not find one live and in-person in a store). Whether you have your house on the market or just want to be festive, fun and timely,mid-November really is time to get your Holiday on. At least in those empty pots on your front step. Fill those empty urns, compost your dead mums and rotting pumpkins, and go green (and brown and red and white…): Cut some redwood twigs from your dogwood bush; Snip a few swags of evergreen, and mix it up with cedar, pine and spruce; Use a branch of birch, some sprigs of berries from your hibernating garden, or dried brown hydrangea blossoms; Nestle some pine cones, sticks or grasses in and “Tis the season”…all of these natural, long-lasting items make for a great winter pot. Do it now while the weather is still without wind chill!