Happy Wednesday to you! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and show you how I do a little decorating for the seasons. And by little I mean don’t get too excited. I do just enough to give me a little boost of joy when I see it throughout the day but not too much that I need to have boat loads of storage to store it all out of season. I prefer to decorate for the seasons rather than each individual holiday because it only has to be done four times a year and therefore less work in the long run. It’s just what works for me.
In the house I currently live in I don’t have any kind of mantel so I’m unable to do any decorating there as I see so many of my blogging friends do. Instead I use my “china” hutch. We purchased two inexpensive microwave stand hutch type things last year to give me some additional storage in my dining room. I wrote a whole post all about it HERE
if you’d like to read it. I have loved having the extra space and I have really really enjoyed the “counter” space for my seasonal hutch displays.
Now that I’ve had my hutches for a full year, I thought it would be fun to show you how I’ve changed the look up with each of the four seasons.
Summer is fun because I get to show off my favorite crazy daisy patterned dishes. Oh my how I love these and the fun colors.
Most of my colored plates that I use on the three tiered stand I get from the thrift store. Great way to add pops of color inexpensively. Also just changing out the placemats makes a big difference too without breaking the bank.
The colors are a little more subdued during the winter as you can see but Stanley my reindeer friend makes me smile :)
This is my current display. I just love smiley faces. My son bought me this mug for Christmas one year. The framed picture at the back says you are my sunshine. It’s a free printable I found online here
. Subbing out free printables in a frame is a great way to decorate on the cheap. Just give Pinterest a search and be amazed at all the possibilities.
If you know me in real life you know that I absolutely adore color. I rarely where all black and instead prefer bright tops and accessories. So of course my favorite season is spring because the colors are so vibrant and cheerful.
So there you have it, a look through the seasons via my home displays. I hope you enjoyed this tour.
Do you decorate for the seasons?
Linking up: Your Homebased Mom, Skip to My Lou, A Bowl Full of Lemons