I got a catalog in the mail recently — don’t worry, this isn’t one of those posts — and there was something within that has me a bit perplexed.
It is possible for one to buy an autumn-themed quilt, the implication being that of course you should be changing your linens at the start of each new season I’m sure that if I did about a minute’s worth of research online, I could find more extensive bedding sets, complete with sheets, bed skirt, throw pillows, and possibly even a matching shower curtain for the bathroom.
While I understand the semi-annual necessity to change out one’s linens from hot weather to cold or cold weather to hot, it had not occurred to me that one might feel inclined to change out one’s bedroom each season or possibly even for holidays. That’s dedication that I’d be surprised if even The Martha herself had.
I also recognize the desire to welcome in the new season, whether it’s tulips in a vase in March or pumpkins on the porch in October or snowmen in January. I know people who decorate their homes at various times throughout the year — snowflakes in January, hearts in February, shamrocks in March, Easter eggs in April, and so on. Depending on my mood, I might or might not have a few things here and there, but with the exception of Christmas, I tend to keep it all small and manageable — usually some sort of arrangement on the kitchen table and that’s it.
So, I’m curious: Do you decorate your house for the seasons? And do you have seasonally-themed bedroom or bathroom linens? If so, which seasons? How long does it take to switch things out? And where do you store all those extra things when not in use?