Update: This candle idea came from The Nester – I had her link in the post, but I have no idea where it disappeared to! But click on her name and you’ll see the post this idea came from. Also, below when I say “Creepily decorated just like mine” I don’t mean my house is creepily decorated – I mean it would be icky creepy if your house looked exactly like ours. It would be like we were living in parallel universes, except your hair probably does just what you want it to do and your laundry is done and ironed.
This early Easter thing has my decorating senses all messed up. They were only a little messed up, now they’re allll messed up. It’s messy and I’m not just talking about the laundry. I mean, it’s too early for Summer decorating, but seems a bit odd to still have Easter eggs and jelly beans out. (Which is why I am doing my best to eradicate all evidence of jelly beans in the house today. Just a sec… Mmmm…. pink jelly bean.) So here is the SAS (Short Attention Span!) Decorating for Spring Vol. II.
Just a sec… Mmmm…orange jelly bean.
For Spring Ed Vol II, we’re going to keep the egg theme, so as to get as much use out of the fake eggs as possible. But brace yourselves, because Vol II includes Shopping. It’s true. You’re going to have to go to a store and make some Purchases. Wipe those tears away – unless they’re tears of joy. Soldier on, and get ready to buy lots of candles, a large, large tray and a cute garland.
Shop with someone you love who knows how to browse the aisles of Home Goods with speed, alacrity and wit. Quickly pick out about six candles that strike your fancy, pick out one large, large tray while saying your back still hurts so Alacrity & Wit will carry it for you and then pick out a garland (or two). But only pick it out if you exclaimed, “That’s soooo cute!” upon spying it and pushing at least two other shoppers out of the way so as to get your greedy little paws on the $5 cute garland. Here’s a close up of mine. Aren’t the little itty bitty eggs so cute?? And I’m sure that lady’s toe will heal just fine.
Drive home -after you and Alacrity wittily stop at both Barnes & Noble and Borders and Ann Taylor Loft and Houlihan’s and J Jill- and arrange your smelly candles to your heart’s content. Here’s what you’ll end up with:
Everytime you walk by it, do as I do and rearrange something. It’s fun. It’s obsessive. And you deserve a jelly bean for working so hard. Mmmm… Yellow jelly bean.
Now, of course if you magically happen to have been hoarding candles and trays and cute garlands, go ahead and use those. Me, I haven’t had many candles in the house in the past couple of years, so I had to shop. I just HAD to. It was rough. Two things to beware of: Don’t light the candles with the drippy down ribbons hanging there from your curtains, if you happen to live in a house creepily decorated exactly like mine. And number two: keep an eye out for this creature, which is extremely attracted to all SAS displays: