My thoughts this morning are of the decorating kind. I’ve been busy making lists of what I’d like to accomplish around the house, what’s working and what’s not, what I can realistically accomplish before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Sometimes I almost wish that I could wipe the slate clean and start my decorating from scratch. To somehow go back to that sense of excitement I had when we first moved into Lemon Lane Cottage.
It seems I’ve been giving advice that I really need to follow myself. Do you ever do that? I caution others not to settle, to hold out for what they truly love and yet, as I look around my own little cottage I see areas that I put together in haste only to never really love the results and grow dissatisfied with my own surroundings.
So…this weekend, with the AC blasting, I have started to take down everything in my house that I don’t still (or never have) been totally smitten with. I will fill in the holes, retouch the paint and reassess. Leaving walls, shelves and counters empty for a while if necessary, until I find just the right piece that makes my heart sing.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress…