I’ve not spent much time on decorating during my recovery from surgery. Mostly I’ve updated the dining area. Since I’ve spent a lot of time at home in the last month, I definitely wanted a change of scene there. First I rotated art in my home and put my floral anchor print on the picture ledge. (You can find it at Adding Coastal With Floral Anchor Printables.) I use coastal accents a lot in my Florida home. Then I added two colorful glass bottles with flowers. It really brightens the room.
Before surgery I had been told that I wouldn’t be able to reach over my head for sometime after the operation. I therefore took many things out of the pantry and kitchen that were on high shelves and placed them on my dining table. I used up many of these items and finally found other places to store them. It was a good idea for medical reasons, but psychologically I wasn’t happy with all the clutter. Now I have a simple vignette on the table with flowers, a bunny, and a candle. I’m happier at this stage of recovery having something pretty to see.
We’re halfway through May and usually I would be planning ahead for summer. I use red, white, and blue most years starting with Memorial Day through June and most of July. I’m not sure what I will use as inspiration for summer decorating this year, but I need to get out of the house. I think I’ll go visit Ross for Less and Beall’s this week. They usually have things that prompt ideas in my head. I am feeling much better and see an increase in energy and less pain everyday. I think the worse is over. I just need to increase my activity slowly. I want to thank everyone for the good thoughts and prayers. It has really made a difference for me. Have a great week!
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