Here it is in action.
My un-decorating…..and re-decorating.
All because I wanted a little lightness and freshness and birds and nests and branches…..
It was so dreary yesterday.
Rainy and cold and dark. I think that’s what made my heart a little sad. The sun had disappeared on a Caribbean vacation behind the clouds and the day was cloudy and gray.
Now….there are days when I like cloudy and gray.
A gray day kind of gives you permission to snuggle under layers of blankets on the couch with a toasty cup of hot chocolate and a really good book or a happily-ever-after marathon.
Except that oddly…….the happily-ever-after marathons have all gone to the dark side for the month of January. There is a complete dearth of stories about girls that get stuck in elevators with really cute guys who just happen to be lawyers and they face life’s challenges together and end up getting married in an elevator.
And a plethora of movies that were ripped right out of the headlines on the evening news.
Besides……I didn’t really have a good book to read.
And that couch looked a little lumpy.
Instead……I wanted to smile.
And giggle……with a heart full of joy.
Don’t get me wrong…..winter is wonderful.
And I love snowy days and hot chocolate and branches with frozen icicles that look like dancing sculptures and a warm fire and cold noses and bright red cheery cheeks.
But just for a moment….I wanted a glimpse of spring.
To tide me over.
To get me through the months ahead.
And help me prepare for the never-ending cold and the slush and the dirt and huddling by the fire and damp mittens and puddles of snow by the back door.
So in case your day is dark or dreary or rainy or snowy.
And you need a glimpse of spring……
…….your very own spring mantel is a can of turquoise spray paint and a few branches away.
Joyful Spring Mantel
Wallpaper birds found on after-Christmas clearance $20.00
Can of turquoise spray paint $3.96
Nests and monofilament line from the house $0
Branches from the yard $0
A little spark of joy on a cold and blustery day priceless
May today be your day. Your wonderful, incredible, blessed day……full of birds nests and branches and pops of turquoise…..and ordinary joy.
PS Did you know that raspberry had a “P” in it? I just published this post on mini raspberry trifles over on the FOLK blog today as a “Rasberry Trifle.”
Can you believe it?
Would that have been totally shameful?
New item added to my ordinary joy list…..”spell check.”