When it comes to holiday decorations, I like to put everything out weeks in advance and enjoy it in the time leading up to the holiday. But then, once the holiday is over, I’m done. I want it all packed up and put away immediately. I should say this mostly doesn’t apply to Christmas decorations and lights, I’m willing to leave those up well into January and even beyond when it comes to things I deem to be . . . winter . . . decorations
Easter, though? It’s so last week! I don’t have much, mostly a few ceramic pieces that have sentimental value, but I was ready to put them away Sunday night. And from spring until the fall it’s a relatively neutral time when it comes to seasonal decorations. I like it that way right now, the lingering light makes me want surfaces that are free of stuff, everything just seems to look better when it’s pared down for the spring and summer. Simple and fresh and easily maintained. Lighter curtains at the windows. Fewer pillows and blankets. Fresh air and mellow breezes. It’s a re-birth of everything, both inside and out.
That’s just one of the ways I make my house feel ready for spring. How about you?