picky mantel

picky mantel

Except for Christmas, seasonal decorating has been a pretty low priority. But I see that people are reluctant to defrock their houses. For good reason. We’re heading into the most miserable months of the year, plus a pandemic. I decided to put a little more effort into decorating for January/February.

I wasn’t the only one feeling this way, judging by the long lines of shoppers today. I didn’t do a lot of Christmas shopping at stores last month but I can’t imagine the lines were worse than today. What do they know that I don’t? Were they also procrastinating with the semester looming?

A couple of Pinterest searches later and was off on my walk with Buffy. I returned with the perfect branch, which really confused Buffy because she’s usually the one that brings back a branch from our walks.

Mantel valentines
Valentine’s Day mantel

Since Easter is early this year I’m going to go straight from hearts to lilies and bunnies. And maybe by then it will feel like we’re emerging from the cocoon of 2020.

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