Rushing the Season

Okay Christmas Tree Shop, I’m registering a complaint.  The two bins that were once overflowing with cocktail napkins and small paper plates, perfect for appetizers and dessert during the summer season, have been sadly depleted. You know the ones. Blue and white with beach scenes and shells and sailboats.

Well, I was in there yesterday to gather more supplies. The two overflowing bins have been consolidated into one. I had to dig deep to find cocktail napkins in the midst of luncheon napkins and large paper plates. I also had to settle for plain blue small plates instead of more seasonal ones.

This is hardly a tragedy of epic proportions, and it’s not my complaint. The problem is that I know that bin of summer products won’t be replenished. I’d like to point out that it’s only July 7. You might be thinking about pumpkins and leaves, but the rest of us are at the beach and entertaining on our decks. Summer is not over.


To be fair, you still had great little bowls that I needed to hold hot broth for a clambake. Four for $2.98 made my day. Almost made me forget the napkin issue. You always have aluminum pans and gift bags and frames. I really like shopping in your store. But please, no pumpkins in August.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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