Isn’t the English language funny? My title rhymes though the two words have no common letters!
Just before the holidays I was delighted to finally get my antique buffet moved into my dining room.I have always wanted a buffet…for the sole purpose of having an area that’s perfect for seasonal displays (and it’s a good place to store napkins!). It started with my treasured manger scene my mother made for me in December.
But when that was put away, I came up with another arrangement. My goal is to redecorate this space each month with a seasonal theme. It’s such a luxury for me to have the space to do this now, and I don’t ever want to get too busy that I don’t take the time to cultivate every day beauty in our home. Maybe my buffet display will inspire you to clear off a surface -be it a mantle (if you’re lucky enough to have one), cupboard top, or even an upper shelf on a bookshelf to create a seasonal display. It can be a reminder to treasure what each season has to offer, and help us cultivate gratefulness in our children, too.
My display for January is all about warm colors and coziness. I usually gravitate toward the cooler colors on the palette, but chose reds and oranges to combat January’s chilly bleakness. I laid down a quilted table runner – a wedding gift from a dear friend, a woven potter bowl I made for my hopechest years ago, and filled it with bright, shiny apples. Some glass ware I don’t have room for elsewhere right now contribute some sparkle, and the curly willow twigs some fine detail and vertical interest. The roses are an added treat from my husband two weeks ago – I was delighted that they matched my theme. They are still there, though they are getting dried and brown. I have such trouble throwing out roses, but what girl doesn’t?
Do you have a seasonal spot you decorate in your house? Perhaps your front door, or even a whole room! Share your ideas for creating every day beauty – I’m all ears, as I still have not home-i-fied several spots in our new house. I love your comments!!!
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