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I am so looking forward to the warm weather holidays. As much as I love the winter/cold weather holidays, much to look forward to this time of year.

Trying to think of some easy, inexpensive changes to make inside and out. Anyone else feel the same?


Strings

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I live in a temperate climate, so I don't see as much change from season to season as others might. However, I always change out my bedding, throw pillows and decorative accessories from fall/winter to spring/summer and back.

Inexpensive throw pillows seem to be available everywhere these days. A new wreath for the front door and some blooming pots of flowers can be an easy way to welcome warmer weather. I also love washing all of the windows so that the sunshine sparkles into the house after darker winter days.
 
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Good suggestions, Graciepj!


Strings

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My house changes as well -- the indoor plants go OUTSIDE and the house feels so bare when they're first moved outside and more tabletops have garden flowers as the garden begins it's seasonal bloom and I adore having seasonal flowers inside!

I don't change pillows because mine are my needlepoint ones.

The porch changes with the cushions back out and some blooming plants on the porch as well.

Martha
 
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I have a lot to do. About time for some outdoor plants. Neighbor planted earlier and she is having to cover them up due to the drop in temperature.

Needed some inspiration. Thanks!


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I find like-new toss pillows at Goodwill for about two dollars.

I have lots of dark brown pillows on a dark brown couch (it came that way) and I'm thinking of looking for fun fabric to 'spring up' that room.

Maybe treat yourself to a beautiful fern for your entry, dining table, coffee table, etc. Then, when the weather improves, let it live outside Smile

Also, don't overlook greenery from your yard. Vases of newly budding branches are fun to watch!
 
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I change out my throw pillows too. More springy colors and patterns. I also change my kitchen table cover to a more springy pattern. That way it brightens up my kitchen a little bit.
 
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Definitely, a good Spring cleaning followed by lighter/brighter fabrics does wonders. Fresh flowers on a table, a floral print here and there, some crisp whites all around, opening windows and resurrecting lawn furniture and outdoor rugs and mats all herald warmer weather and that easy, breezy feel we crave after the winter months. Even changing into more seasonable art can be uplifting and need not break the bank. For instance, I bring out a framed and copied print of a robin's nest with eggs to place on my powder room vanity. Using framed fabrics, paper, photos or clips from old books or magazine are frugal ways to feature seasonal images and colors. Also, don't forget to bring the outside in via things like seasonal branches, potted grass, moss, flowers, herbs, garden statuary, a gazing ball, a piece of ornamental lattice, a garden gate, a birdbath, birdhouses, a pretty watering can,etc.

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Great ideas Froo!

Spring cleaning is a must here right now. Just need to find the energy to do it.

Thanks!


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We had our cookout tonight, since the boys' aunt was having their family cookout tomorrow. It is so nice outside right now.


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My house is in desparate need of a seasonal uplift and this thread has given me the motivation to get out there and start grabbing some things to spruce up spring (in my house I mean).

I'm halfway through the spring cleaning already so I guess I'm not that far behind.
 
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We are all behind in some ways. Hey dose anyone subscribe to HGTV mag? The only place I could find it was online at the Hearst Magazine website. The charged by card 10x for the one magazine so I had to cancel the entire order and cancel my card or my credit card would not remove the charges. I had ordered magazines through Hearst Company 10 years ago and a similar thing happened.
 
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We didn't do anything for Labor Day. Won't do much for Halloween. Now really forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Need to replace sad looking plants in the planters with some mums. Fall cleaning is in order too. Will go with fall decorations mostly instead of Halloween. I know some really go out for Halloween decorations, but I do a little just for that day mostly. Fall will evolve into Christmas. Usually leave my village up past Christmas.


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Strings - I'm like you -- I only decorate for fall and not Halloween.

Martha
 
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