Hannah here: After all my mindfulness in embracing Winter, Spring hasn’t arrived for me in a rush of golden waves and sunbeams just in the nick of time for me to lift my emaciated form and shed a tear of relief. It’s been like that in other years… oh yes… but this year, it just…is. These early Spring days have been lovely; almost-warm spring sunshine on our faces in the day, log fires at night.
Frankie and I have been really enjoying ‘springing’- gardening, making carrot cake, and hanging our wooden eggs around the house. This has coincided nicely with a timely let up in the horrendous amount of work Dave and I have been doing. This time last week I couldn’t have even looked at a wooden egg, never mind spend half an hour faffing with them on my mantle piece. We’re not hosting an easter do this year (unlike last years mega meal) so I’m free to potter and faff until my spring-joy-filled-heart is content.
Some simple Spring decorating ideas:
- Find a large branch and hang egg (or feather/bunny etc) decorations from it. Davina and I both have branches in our homes that we decorate through the year. We have a tutorial here for salt dough egg decorations that are perfect to make with kids. You could use bunny or flower cookie cutters.
- Display hard boiled, dyed, or wooden eggs in a large vases or jars. (I have been collecting my Pysanka eggs for a couple of years, they’re mostly from eBay)
- Pot narcissi bulbs in jars or other pretty bowls
- Pick up as many locally grown daffs as you can! Large bunches look better than small ones. If you’re lucky enough to have spring flowers growing in your garden then bring a few indoors. Display them in lots of different vases and jars- variety is the key.
- If you happen to have other Spring-ish ornaments around the house (/are a massive hoarder)- in my case, a bunny and some wooden mushrooms, then gather them for the mantle.