March 21, 2017

Vignette~ Spring has Sprung

It was Spring eve, March 19th.  The kids were in bed, the kitty curled up in her usual spot, the house was dim, and there I was, ripping things apart and pulling out the flowers, bunnies, grungy eggs, nests, and birds late into the night.  The house had to be transformed, I couldn't take it another second let alone another day.  My heart needed spring as much as my mind and eyes did. Yes......welcome spring.......indeed. 

Sometimes I wonder if I never rearranged again, if I never decorated for the holidays or the seasons, if I just stopped fussing about the mantle, the centerpieces, or the shelves if anyone would ever notice.  Would my children and husband one day realize the house had been the same for months and months?  Would they care that the flowers were not there or that the Fourth July decor never got put out?  Would they realize that the Spring or Fall sign had been up through all four seasons?  Would they care?  I hate to really ask that because I think they might not.  No one really notices anything when I rearrange.  No one says they like the flowers, or the way the entrance has been changed.  I have to tell myself that it doesn't really matter because it's something I love to do.  It doesn't matter if no one likes it on Instagram or Facebook. It doesn't matter if my family cares or not.  It's my way of being something other than just a mom. I have to do it for myself, so the decorating will go on.  


Cindi said...

Hello my friend...first of all I want to say how happy I am that you are back to sharing on your blog! I missed you and it brings a smile to my face when I visit.

You have such a talent for decorating! Everything always looks so good and so professional. I feel like I am looking at a Prim store with all the awesome vignettes. I love them. I do understand about doing it for yourself. I live alone and never really have company so no one ever sees it or enjoys it but I do and that is what counts.

Enjoy your spring!
Be blessed,

Anonymous said...

I think you've done a lovely job of decorating, it looks so inviting and welcoming. it's very cheerful,like it would make company feel relaxed and at home in your house.

Angie Berry ~ A Vintage Journey said...

You have welcomed spring beautifully into your home! I love each and every vignette that you created. And although they might not ever say anything, yes your family does notice. I actually had a child ask me a couple years ago why I didn't decorate for Halloween... only because that's their favorite, haha! But over the years, well only the past few years, I have finally been comfortable with this very thing. So now I decorate for me and what I want. Not out of selfishness, but that's just who I am. It's within me to make my home a welcoming spot... whether anyone else cares or not. So don't stop. Keep on making your home beautiful at your pace girl!