A couple of weeks ago reader Mary left me a comment letting me know that she missed my holiday shelf posts and well now Mary, this post is for you!! I really appreciate when people leave feedback like that because sometimes as a blogger I don’t really know which posts people like over others. So thank you Mary!
It is true that I have been slacking in the holiday shelf department. My home has been sadly holiday-decorating-less for the last several months. For some reason I am just feeling extra busy lately (may have something to do with a crawling 10 month old who is into everything and doesn’t like to nap) and so I set up my shelf to be neutral and haven’t touched it in months. Here is how it has been looking:
A simple paper banner, some flowers in a milk bottle, lantern, bird, little box…nice and neutral items that blend in with my every day decor. The best part though were these fun little prints I made for the frames underneath. Oh Boston, Mass…you have my heart.
I’ve been thinking of creating prints like this for different cities & states and adding them to my Etsy shop. What do you all think? Would anybody be interested in something like this?
After reading Mary’s comment I decided that she was right and that I could find 5 minutes in my day to change out this shelf. And honestly, that is really about all it took. I made a few quick changes and wham…the shelf is now ready for Easter! Good thing, since it is only a couple of weeks away.
To make the easy switch I added a new paper banner (the same one I saved from last year), some pink flowers and a new ribbon around the milk bottle, a nest in front of the bird, some ceramic bunnies, a bright bottle in place of the lantern, and some white eggs in the box.
I also changed out the frames, using my Go Blooming Crazy Print in one and then I quickly changed the text in the other to make it say Spring has Sprung.
So there you go, it is possible to decorate your home for a holiday in just a few minutes, I’m living proof! I’ll try to remember this when Easter is over and my shelf is just waiting for a new look. No promises though. :)
And in not really related news, that 10 month old I was talking about? She’s pretty much the most adorable thing in the world. I appreciate you sticking with me even though my blogging has slowed down a little. But when you look at this face can you blame me for wanting to spend more time with her rather than on my computer?!