When I was younger, much younger, I would go to my Grandparents house to visit. There house was always the same. It seems that the furniture never moved. No decorations except at Christmas time, when the tree would be in the corner and stockings hung on the mantle. Maybe a Christmas candy dish would hold peppermints.
My Mom loved to decorate. She would make new draperies and slipcovers. Change the color of the walls even. We were the first to have dark paint on the walls with white woodwork. She had a flair for decorating. Holidays would come and she didn't decorate as much as they do now, but her Christmas tree was always beautiful. She would look for crystal ornaments whenever she and Dad were shopping in little shops. As she aged, her interest in decorating changed too. The house remained the same except for a new tablecloth once in a while. Her Christmas tree was always the first one up and decorated with care until the day she died.
I have always loved to decorate my home. I would move furniture around so much. that when my husband would come home from work he'd say, "I see you cleaned today." He never knew where his chair would be. I did crafts and decorated my house for all holidays. Sometimes I think it was over done. In those days my furniture was lighter weight and I could move everything but the buffet. Now I have very heavy furniture. It is big and heavy. I don't move furniture anymore and furthermore...I don't want to. I can't get motivated anymore. My decorations are down in boxes all ready to place around the house, but I don't want to get everything out. As I have aged, I don't feel the need to get all this stuff out...more work for me is what I think. I always like to clean before I put things out. My house gets cleaned regularly and I think that maybe I don't want to mess it up with stuff. I usually put out a pumpkin or two and a fall arrangement on the table. I'll get out my garland and do the fireplace and maybe a wreath on the front of the house. I do change the cushions on the front porch, so it looks more fallish, but that's about it. Am I the only one who needs a firecracker to get motivated? I would like to hear from some people who are my age and hear what you do. I don't need any motivation to do my work outside. I would rather sit on my bench in the fall breeze than go down to the basement and get everything out..Here it is a dreary and rainy day...I could be getting my fall things out or going shopping to buy some new ones, but I think I will knit today and maybe bake some ginger cookies.