Small ways to tune in with the seasons in small, everyday life ways

14 Feb

I thought I’d share a few ways I use to tune in with the seasons in hectic times.

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This is the current decoration in our hallway – we have a similar fixture in our livingroom, but not enough February pictures yet to make it look appropraite for the season. I simply put some nails in the wall, strung string between them and bought tiny clothpins in a paper/crafts shop. Since Richard is a gifted photographer, we always have enough material to choose from, and I get to switch the pictures according to season. It is incredibly inexpensive (less than 5.-€ including pictures). And I get to include special memories, like the pictures from our trip to Berlin.

(No, the heart lights are not V-Day decoration. They are the first decorative item I bought for our flat, and I put them in the hallway to surprise Richard on our first day of living together. They have stayed up ever since. And that footprint is from one of my lovely nieces.)

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The next way is just as simple – find some everyday item that matches the season and your connection to it, and use it. I love to send real letters in the mail, and I have got a great online shop (German eBay, unfortunately) where I get all kinds of high-quality stationary. This way I also get to make other people enjoy the seasons (and those of you still waiting for mail now know it can’t be long – i ran out of winter stationary!). You could also buy a postcard to put on your desk, or kitchen magnets, or tools in seasonal colors – all of this is rather inexpensive and helps you realize where you are with the wheel of the year.

There is one last trick I intend to use, but the item in question has not yet arrived, and it was more of a luxury – seasonal jewellery. I found an online shop of a woman who dries flowers and herbs and turns them into jewellery. And she had a wonderful snowdrop necklace. It was shipped last Friday, but since it is coming from Eastern Europe it may take another day or two. I hope it will be here in time! However, I am already looking forward to wearing it, and this also helps with the whole Imbolc anticipation. I am still debating making ice lanterns and have to come up with an appropriate meal plan, but that should be a breeze. ^^

Do you have any tricks to share?

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6 Responses to “Small ways to tune in with the seasons in small, everyday life ways”

  1. Magaly Guerrero February 14, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    I arrange books, seasonal greenery, gifts and things of the sort around the house. For instance, right now I have a lot of books about snow, canning, light, dark, winter… around the house. And our tree is bare, like the winter… 😉

    • diandralinnemann February 14, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Books about canning? “How to dispose of your ex”? ^^

      I’d like to do more decoration, but our budget is really tight at the moment, with the car and the ipad and some more random broken stuff… and with plants I have to be careful because the cats eat everything. (How would they ever survive in the wild?)

  2. georgina aka greekwitch February 14, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Thank you honey! I am heading to Amazon now. I can’t wait!

  3. Gemmi Fuchsbau February 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I think I got more enjoyment out of the Imbolc ice bowl that I made http://walkthecircle.blogspot.com/2013/02/imbolc-par-tay-follow-up.html
    Than all of my winter holiday decorations in December! It would look wonderful filled with snow drops instead of holly, too!

    • diandralinnemann February 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

      Looks great! This morning I actually started my own ice lantern, as the weather forecast promised snow and frost.

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