Ready to Spring into Spring at Our Little House

It has been a beautiful week here at Our Little House, not at all like the weather we had at the beginning of February through last week.

This late winter thaw, of course, has set me to thinking about spring cleaning, switching out the “winter” shower curtain and comforter to the spring one and hanging some stuff on the walls.

I’ve never been one to move furniture around or replace pictures and art on the walls. At our house in the city, I found a place for something and more likely than not, this is the spot from where it was moved when it was permanently taken out of the house.

So, it’s not that I would want to move anything, even if I could, but putting up a new shower curtain and laying a different comforter on the bed a couple of times a year gives the whole house a new feel and look.

They both have bears in a very green setting, perfect for the spring/summer feel.

We also received a couple of wall hangings for Christmas that I will put up, although Dale has a serious phobia about nail holes in the walls (they can be filled, for heaven’s sake!) I’ve left most of the walls bare in the 3 ½ years since we moved here, but it is time to add more color and my own touch to the lifeless walls.

I removed the Valentine’s Day heart door décor from The Belle Writer’s Studio this week, replacing them with the Irish door décor and I also put up my luck ‘o the Irish wind sock, adding some pre-spring color to remind me that it will not be long before my perennials start to sprout and bloom.

But it’s a little early for the spring/summer shower curtain and comforter. I still have the flannel sheets on the bed for those cold nights that will likely return before winter 2011 bids us a permanent farewell.

Still, it gives me something to look forward to in about a month, just before gardening gets into full swing!

Do you switch décor for the seasons? Move furniture or rearrange/change wall hangings?

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14 Responses

  1. mat says:

    We have a St. Patty’s Day party every year for family and friends–it’s become the only one we host each year, thanks to the downturn in the economy. It’s kind of turned into a “get out and shake off the winter doldrums” party. We’ll start planning this weekend and I can’t wait!
    Of course, I obsess about the food and have found that a “build your own sandwich/taco/whatever” approach works the best. Traditionally, I’ll slow-roast 20-25lbs of pork shoulder, but we might do some kind of sausage this year.

    Suggestions, anyone?

    • kerri says:

      Wow, Mat, that is a large party given the amount of meat you roast! How about Brats? If you find good ones, they are terrific, especially if you’re able to grill them.

      • mat says:

        I tried to grill some steaks for us on Valentine’s day, but after preheating for 20 minutes, it was only up to about 200 degrees. Too windy.
        My preference with brats is to get a foil roasting pan for turkeys (the ones with handles), a bunch of sliced onions, and a couple of dark beers (Fosters is my favorite) and poach it all together in the oven. About halfway through, I add some green peppers to the mix and serve with a couple of different sauces on the side. I prefer sweet & sour sauce, but others like pasta sauce or BBQ sauce. If you cook ’em this way, a good roll is very important, since everything is going to be very wet. None of that processed/enriched junk.

  2. Olivia says:

    Please . . . we still have 10 foot snowbanks with more snow in the forecast 🙁

    • kerri says:

      You definitely have my sympathies, Olivia. As you might have guessed I am NOT a winter person. Frown face indeed!

  3. Yes, I love to change things for each season. My favorite room to change is the sunroom/sunporch and I take pictures each time. I can’t wait for spring cleaning and if I can’t find all the time I need, Maybe, I’ll hire someone to help. Here I am dreaming again.

    • kerri says:

      I hope you’ll post the photos to your blog, Mary! I don’t see why you couldn’t hire someone, I know a few good people who could help you out!

  4. It’s amazing how just making a few changes can brighten things up! We moved into a new house last summer and I still have pictures and other wall decor, still sitting in boxes! I intend to go through and pull out the ones I want to display and start hanging them. I’ve done a little decorating, but lots of people told me to live in the house awhile before doing much of anything. I’m glad I took that advice, because my thinking on how to decorate has changed since we moved in. I’m looking forward to spring, too, Kerri. I’m anxious to see what comes up in the flower beds in the yard and also eager to get started on my garden and chicken house. Come on, spring!

  5. kerri says:

    Try it. Gives the whole place a new feel!

  6. Alexandra says:

    Fascinating idea! No, not something we do. I do like to move furniture around though.

    • mat says:

      I love to move furniture around. But all the rooms in our house are a little wonky and they don’t allow more than 1 or 2 natural configurations.

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