My vintage buffet table in the dining room talked to me the other day. It told me that it was ready for Spring and would I pretty please remove every last remnant of winter and usher it into the next season. Stat.
So, I happily obliged. Because I totally knew where it was coming from.
I too am ready for Spring but feel like I am stuck in some kind of seasonally purgatory. It’s that strange and confusing time of the year where I realize that I have turned lights on and off all day long as the clouds roll in and out plunging my home into darkness only to find that minutes later it’s flooded with blinding sunlight streaming in through the windows.
So, even though I know that technically it is still winter, my buffet table and I simply couldn’t wait another moment to welcome Spring.
I’m pretty sure I heard it sigh when the faux snow was finally brushed off along with a thick layer of dust.
I could tell that it loved how I tucked a little bird’s nest on top of the stack of plates and bowls in the basket tray.
And how much it agreed with me that lemons (real or fake) are the easiest way to add a touch of cheerfulness to any room in the house. And how, of course, they look even better under a glass dome.
I’m pretty sure the buffet table said, “Well done!” when I brought in this urn and topped it with a green ball of faux boxwood.
But it definitely was the most pleased with the branches of lilac buds (not real) tucked into a glass bottle.
The buffet table faces a pair of windows in the dining room. Windows where it can see how the world seems to be coming alive again. Where there are actual lilac buds making an appearance and daffodils poking through the earth. Maybe it even gets to see an actual birds nest from time to time.
And I think that, like me, it’s finding that it’s spirit is rising up to greet the world as it slowly wakes up from it’s winter slumber.
We both know that we still have some cold and wet days ahead, but when we see those tulips blooming and hear the birds chirping, we are reminded that before we know it there will be more blue skies than gray ones!
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow”
Thanks so much for meeting me (and my buffet table!) at the fence today,