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    Cool Do you decorate for seasons?

    I've really been in the decorating mood lately. Yesterday I decided that my living room was too dark for Spring and Summer so I took down my dark red curtains and put a blue/white/yellow stripe valance up over my sheers. It really brightens up the room and lets the natural light in. I made the valance last fall, but didn't like it for some reason. Now I know that I didn't like it because it didn't fit with the season. Last night I used some matching fabric for pillows. I think this is something I'm going to keep doing because I really like the change. Now I need to purchase some accessories to fit in with each season, red for fall/winter and blue for spring/summer. I would really love to hear your ideas for changing your home environment to reflect the season change.

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    I decorate some things for the season. Like the hall bath gets a color change .

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    What??? I'm supposed to decorate my house??? Oh no...
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    I decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas....I hang a summer wreath on the front porch and grow flowers in pots. Sometimes I'll get a new plant during the spring and summer, that's about it. I don't like having to take things down, put up new stuff.....I'm lazy...

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    I only decorate for Christmas but I just add decorations, I take nothing down that stays there all year, just add to it!

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    I only put up Christmas decorations. I decorate with flowers in Spring and Summer.

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    I decorate for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the year I have a small flag pole outside that I change with each season and holidays.

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    I have decor for the following holidays:

    January-winter snowflakes
    February-Valentines day
    March-St. Patricks Day
    April-Easter
    May
    June
    July-4th of July and flags
    August
    September-back to school with apples and such on the windows
    October-Halloween/fall
    November-Thanksgiving/fall
    December-Christmas

    May and June I really do up the front yard with plants and flowers, and I may even buy a whimsical thing for the flower beds..

    August is so hot and we have so much to do, I don't even bother decorating.

    On a side note, you should see the stash of stuff (not including Christmas) I have in the garage. DH can't stand it, I love it...
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    I decorate for Christmas and fall. I also changed door decorations for the seasons.
    I also change out bedspread and throw pillows in spring. I keep throw and quilt out (on couch and chair) during fall and winter. They get put up in the spring.
    Front porch also gets decorated by season. (It's like another room at our house)
    That's it.

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    When teaching, I barely had time to put a Christmas tree, and frankly, that was about it for decorating. Now that we are trying to sell the house, I still don't have time to decorate. I kind of like the way it is, so I just don't change it! (plus, I'm probably lazy....) But I do admire those who have different centerpieces, etc. as the seasons change.
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    Oh my goodness! Bonnie you and I sound very much alike! I love seasonal decorations!

    I have become convinced that I actually have too much now! My favorites to decorate for is Autumn and Christmas! I have a computer room that I have an Americana theme going on most of the year so in summer that is cute!

    I always change to lighter curtains/bedding in all the rooms for summer and warm quilts and curtains for winter. I get bored easily with stuff! That's why I like yard sales so much I can change something out and not spend much!

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    um, NO. I don't like to store stuff and I would rather spend my time scrapbooking than putting up or taking down decorations. I am not really into "docorating and stuff". At Christmas we put up a tree, and I have a few things that I put out, but even that is pretty minimal. (although to me it;s alot of "stuff")

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    LOL, you sound like me, Int'lmom. A tree and a wreath on the door is MORE than enough Christmas deco for me. My kids guilt trip me when they come home (they're grown) and say 'where are the window lights, mom?' I don't like clutter either, and I have battled it all my life with these 3 guys (dh and the ds's) and never won the battle--except on SOME fields.

    I ask them if they want to go to the basement and bring them up, put one in each window, and light them each night at about dinner time (when I'm busy). And pay the electric bill.

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    Come to think of it...I guess I do a lot of decorating! It so automatic to me I never realized how much I do. I love creating a season/holiday inspired tablescape for my DR table almost every month. I enjoy making my own themed placemats, napkins, napkin rings and already have enough dinnerware for every occasion. I've made seasonal pillow covers for my existing sofa pillows which I change for Spring, Fall and Christmas. My bedroom gets the Spring then Fall change of Comforters, sheets sets & pillows and yes, I even change my bathrooms too! My patio had seasonal flowering plants which I love; being in FL blooms can linger on for much of the year although herbs do best in the Spring. Time for Memorial Day things!

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    I wish I had the time to do this, but even putting up and taking down a Christmas tree is a challenge for me. Someday, I'l get to stay home and be a domestic diva. *sigh*

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