This is my summer decor. It’s on my buffet table, which sits right behind the dining table. There are blue glass salad plates under that white lantern (you can’t really see them), and outside of the picture there’s a white sugar-and-creamer set for coffee). I get kind of corny about the seasons and decorate differently for each one. Sometimes I fear I’m one candlescape away from becoming one of those weird old ladies who has too much seasonal stuff out. But my husband and kids seem to like it, so I think as long as I don’t don a cardigan sweater with pumpkins, or wear dangly Christmas-ball earrings, I’m okay to go a little nutso with decor.
Summer stuff is about to go down, though, this week of Labor Day. It will be replaced, of course, with fall apples and leaves. [*clears throat nervously*] Just let me know when I’ve crossed the line. …
Do you do this, too? Or am I already the candlescape away???
I won’t set things out for every season, just usually Fall and Christmas which are my favorite seasons. I don’t do anything else, but I’ve always admired people who do. BTW, love the seagull and shells. That was cute!
When my kids were younger I decorated for every season and every holiday. The kids used to love to help me and see everything as if it were new all over again, but as they aged they just found it to be “work” to put them all away. I finally decided that if they didn’t enjoy them anymore that I would stop making extra work for myself! I still decorate heavily for Christmas and I change my shower curtains and rugs countless times throughout the year, but that is it now! I think it is cool that you do that for your family and they enjoy it still 🙂
Hi, Jeanne and Debi! Yes, fall and Christmas are the two most fun seasons for decorating, for sure! Especially fall (for me, anyway — that’s my fave season, and those are my fave colors). And Debi, you’re right about it all being a lot of work to put away — that’s the biggest downfall. I try to just focus on a couple of areas, though — the dining table, buffet, and the console behind the couch (which is really just changing a few candles, and maybe filling a pedestal bowl with pinecones instead of Easter eggs, etc.). I think I get it from my mom — she always decorated when we were kids. Now I blame it on the kids — say it’s for them — but I sort of think I’d do it anyway. 😉 I think I just like to acknowledge the changing of the seasons?
Thats funny Laurie, cause my mom always did it “for us” too as we were growing up. With three birthdays in October, my mom always decked out the house starting in the fall. She did some Easter and Valentines (maybe she did do them all) anyways I got it from her too, I guess. In fact, she still does it and she lives alone 🙂 She puts things in her windows, hangs them out on her porch – for every holiday! She used to say it was for us, then the grandkids…now it’s just for her 🙂 I think it is cute and if I weren’t so lazy, maybe I would start doing it again?! (At least I keep the bathroom decor fresh though, right?)
I wish I made the time to do this, rather we seem to move furniture around. A lot.