The first true day of summer is different down south than in the northern states of the USA. Our summer here in Texas started a few weeks ago and we've already had plenty of hot, humid days. Think sauna.
But I've been waiting for summer because I LOVE it, even if it makes me sweat (and I DON'T love sweating). One thing I've been waiting for is to display my beach decor all over the house. Once upon a time, Christmas decorations were my favorite (and I still love them) but I think my new favorite home decor is my summer/beach decor. I'm a beach girl at heart, (see top of blog page!) even though I've always lived in a landlocked state.
I haven't made a lot of progress so far, but I did manage to get started and that made me very happy. I quickly put a few things out on the entryway table and snapped a photo. I guess if I lived at the beach I could decorate my house this way year round! This is just the beginning, I did quite a bit last year after being inspired by other bloggers who change out their mantle decor throughout the year. You can take a look at last year's summer/beach decor here and here. I will change it up a little this year and add a few new items. But one of the best things about my summer decor is that most of the items I use are already in my house. So I don't buy much - which is the best way to decorate!
Part of the reason I love the beach/summer decor is because it brings back memories of beach vacations. And beach vacations are my favorites (But, I love the mountains too)
|I can't pass up a good sign and I found a new one this spring|
I put it front and center when you enter our home