Granted....I most likely would have gotten the fake poinsettas anyway. I use them on my front porch for the holidays and half of them got thrown out after last year. They were just way too faded and sad looking. But if I hadn't been flipping through Martha's December issue, I wouldn't have gotten the bright idea to try some window dressing this year. My porch is a trial. It's VERY long and therefore, it takes quite a lot of stuff to make it look "decorated". Not to mention that there is usually, for some unknown reason, a small gale-force wind blowing across it. So anything over 2 feet tall sitting out there is repeatedly -- and I mean REPEATEDLY -- knocked down or over.
So, in the next few days I will don my Santa's elf hat and attempt again to fashion something I can attach to the windows that will get me in the Christmas spirit. Lord knows I don't have it yet. Of course, first I have to get all the summer plants off the porch and put somewhere to survive the winter. Another trial......but let's not go there right now.