The weather has been so dreary this last week; with rain and chill almost every day it has been giving me the winter blues! I am thankful to be able to find solace from the wintery mess outside at the shop where spring has officially sprung. It is so wonderful to be able to escape into a space that invokes sunny thoughts into my day! It reminds me of all the wonderful times we have to look forward to in the soon-to-arrive spring season and has me crossing my fingers that Ground Hog Phil stays far away from his shadow tomorrow! This week I am highlighting a few ways that I like to embrace that start of this new season in my home and at the shop.
Refresh your table. Sometimes change can be as simple as switching your tablecloth for a new covering or adding a seasonal figurine to your display. This time of year, I love introducing light linens and natural colors to my tables. This leaves you with a fresh canvas on which to add spring when you are ready. Of course, I am already breaking out my bunnies and birds to keep my dishes company until we are in full bloom!
Treat yourself with Tulips, or any other faux floral! If you don’t have a bud or narrow neck vase, this is your official excuse to get one! It is truly the easiest and most hassle-free way to display stems, especially for those like me that spend far too much time trying to arrange flowers into an acceptable arrangement. Your year-round containers like footbaths and ginger jars can benefit from a spruce up this spring also! Fill them full of hydrangeas, peonies, or any spring floral your heart desires for a fresh and delightful addition to your home.
Look towards the holidays. Any excuse to bring a theme into my home and I am sold! I love using pops of red year-round, and this hue truly shines with Valentine’s Day soon approaching. Converting your everyday shelf display into a showing of love or creating a small decorative table for two in your dining room can add bunches of personality to your space. I love to have fun with my decorating, and yes, sometimes that means I get a little cheesy, especially when it comes to Valentine’s Day! We could all use a little cheer (and cheese) after such a long and unprecedented winter at home.
As my dreams of spring keep me warm, I can’t help but think of all the excitement that we are sure to have at the shop next weekend during our Spring Open House. We will be featuring our favorite spring trends and premiering brand new tabletop displays, full of fresh plates, linens, and gorgeous colorful glassware. This is the perfect weekend to pick up accessories for the upcoming season that can be easily incorporated into your home throughout the next few months. I look forward to seeing you! Until next time – happy decorating!