In Betweenie Time
that in betweenie time…the one smack dab behind christmas and before spring…that weirdo spaz of a couple months where everything is sortof in limbo…
it’s our subject today.
I was recently asked what I do with that time…do I redecorate? Is putting spring stuff out jumping the gun? What if it’s snowing outside, do I still let snow-themed items stay in the house even though St. Nick is packed up in the storage bins? What is a avid redecorator to do?
Well…I can’t tell ya ’the rules’ about redecorating during the inbetweenie time…but I can tell ya what I do. Take for instance this area at the second floor landing…
It was like that for Christmas – ornamental, isn’t it?
Not really good for post-holidays. So I took down all the Christmas stuff and was left with this blank slate again.
Then I worked back the normal stuff and added a little color here and there for a more springy-but-not-overboard look:
Don’t even look at my floors. I am heaping shame on my head as we speak.
So the homemade sunburst mirror was really the anchor for the entire look. I love the gold color with green so the green glass vase, the green books and the cylindrical vase with artichokes was a natural and easy choice to bring back in.
Then came the crucial decision – what to put in the vase. I love faux flowers during the inbetweenie time – they are the only thing in bloom – so I grabbed a spray at Michaels for under $2 and stuck it in. The orangey red color looks so rich with the mirror.
And to play off the gold literally bursting off the wall, I snagged a little brass elephant at Goodwill for $1.21. I’m sortof obsessed with elephants right now. You already knew that though
In the end – I think it’s just enough color to make it feel not-so-holiday-ish but makes me look forward to spring.
What do you do to decorate for the in-betweenie-time? Color? Monochromaticness? Do you go clean slate and minimalist? Or are you one of those that decorates for every.single.holiday so you literally go from Christmas to New Years to MLK day to Squirrel Appreciation Day to National Cornchip day, etc.?
And yes – those are very legitimate holidays. I looked them up