Spring is here – finally! Here in the Northeast, it’s been a LONG winter – I thought it was just me, being a transplanted Southerner, but everyone I talk to comments on how the winter has dragged on and on. As I look out my window everyday; I see more and more color outside, which makes me want to brighten up inside as well.
Our kids are ready for playing outside all day and dining al fresco every chance they get. I’ve been Spring Cleaning both inside and out, getting rid of clothes and toys we’ve outgrown. On the list this weekend are cleaning our patio furniture and weeding our flower beds. My husband put in a fabulous tree swing last Fall which attracts a lot of kids in the neighborhood and has wreaked havoc on our lawn. We’ll be aerating our lawn this weekend as well, so we can seed and fertilize in hopes of a lush, green lawn – that’s a hard one to fill since our yard seems to be the neighbor hood playing field.
Since our thoughts are turning to dining outside, I have been looking for non-breakable trays, plates and other accessories. It’s always a challenge to carry the food to the table and I love the customizable lucite trays from our design partners, Boatman Geller and Dabney Lee – you can customize these trays with many of the patterns seen on their email stationery at MeebleMail.com and customize them with your monogram – just like your email stationery. Two of my favorites are:
A few other items on my list for the summer are an acrylic or lucite ice bucket and fun colorful coasters that I can use indoors or outdoors. Our email stationery design partners, Boatman Geller and Dabney Lee also offer some great options:
It’s also time to brighten up our outdoor seating – I am in love with these gorgeous, bright pillows from Trina Turk (yes, another of our fabulous email stationery design partners). Prices range from $52.00 to $200.00 per pillow.
What are you planning to do to add some color into your life this Spring?