Funny the things that stay in your mind through the years. Our former house was a This Old House project almost thirty years ago. There was a decorator involved with staging our master bedroom and hall in the renovated second floor. He liked to use the expression “touch of whimsey” to describe something that would catch your eye and add to the general feeling of the room. I always think of that when something decorative makes me smile.
Three wooden sea birds sit on a high shelf in our kitchen. They’re used to being the recipients of my seasonal flights of fancy. They wear bells at Christmas, and ringlets of leaves in the Fall. This morning, I added Spring’s “touch of whimsey” around their necks.
As I was brushing a cobweb off a bird’s foot, it occurred to me that maybe I should be doing a little Spring cleaning before I think about decorating!