As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, October 28, 2011

{31 Days to Make a House a Home} Day 28 ~ Celebrate the Seasons

Add some simple touches to celebrate the seasons. 

A home that has some seasonal touches looks like a home that is cared for and loved.  It says that its keeper has taken a little time to do something that is beyond the ordinary stretch of days.  If I look inside a house and nothing tells me what season it is, it feels a bit sterile or detached. 

I admit that I go all out for fall decorating--inside, outside, every nook and cranny!  I adore fall...the cooler temperatures, the return to routine, the spectacular beauty. 

I enjoy decorating for Christmas too.  (You can take a peek at the farmhouse dressed for Christmas by clicking ~here~.)

The other seasons have more subtle touches--paper snowflakes, winter berries, tea tray on the kitchen counter...forsythia clippings, lighter colored dishes and inside and out, maybe a sea shell here or there.

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
Genesis 8:22
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Do you decorate for the seasons?  In a big way or a small way? 


  1. I like to add seasonal decor also - or at least a nod to the season or holiday.

    I love Autumn and Christmas - winter pares down to white lights and some greens still, then in February instead of a lot of hearts I will use red. Then comes spring, etc.

    I really like your farmhouse.


  2. Like you, I LOVE autumn! I have quite a few autumn decorations, but my favorite thing is to collect seeds, leaves, and other bits of nature to decorate with. We have a small house, and not a lot of storage space, so the other main season I decorate for is Christmas. Beyond that, it is simple touches here and there to celebrate each season.

  3. Hi Cheryl,
    I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get back, i have been away from blogging, so many things going on.
    enjoyed this post, I enjoy decorating for all seasons, Autumn and Christmas are my favorite times of the year.
    I will be back tomorrow to read your other posts for October. I know you have enjoyed doing them.


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