Living in New England, where we experience all four seasons (well, many of us may argue that we really only have two seasons, winter and black fly season...), it's interesting how our bodies adjust, and we actually look forward to and crave the sights, sounds, textures, colors and feelings that accompany each approaching season. I don't decorate for each season, per se, but things around the house do change. As I was pulling out the wool blankets, I remembered how happy I was last spring to wash and store away the heavy quilts and down comforters and lighten and brighten the house for the warmer months. Now I am looking for ways to cozy things up, to make the house feel warm and festive for the many months we will spend inside. The walls in our Red Room are not nearly as oppressive to me now as they were six months ago. In fact, the red feels warm and inviting, and I'm relieved that I didn't change the color. The thrifted wool blankets that I picked up this summer have been a welcomed addition to the house this fall; both children and felines agree. A set of enamel mugs picked up a thrift shop are just the ticket for sipping hot chocolate, and two, thrifted, wool, throw pillows add a hint of cozy to the bedroom.
Although I favor summer, I am thankful for the opportunity to experience all four of our lovely seasons and the change each one brings.
Thanks to Little #1 for helping me with the photos.