Have you ever heard the adage “fake it until you make it”? I think I am going to test that theory because I am really, really, ready for spring. Unfortunately, it is quite some time off. I have to admit it is difficult to wax poetic about adding joie de vivre to everyday life when right now the everyday is gray and dreary. But that is the journey isn’t it? Finding some color in what can seem, at times, a black and white world. To make matters worse I have been wearing lots and lots of…you guessed it, black and grey. Don’t get me wrong, I love how elegant basic black can look. I wear it often. But as I looked in the mirror, again donned in slim black pants and a grey turtleneck, I realized that I had given in. Detesting the dreary weather but then dressing to match it! How crazy is that? What is it about a rainy day which makes us dress in similar colors rather than reach for the shocking pink or sunny lemon yellow? There is something so terrific about bright yellow rain slickers and red rain boots and I have always adored fun colorful umbrellas. And yet, here I sit. Dressed in black. Mourning the long winter. Okay people. Time to shake things up. If spring won’t come, I will create my own.
So my strategy is simple. Bring on the color. Color on the table, color on the plate, color on me, color in the house. I am going to fake spring until spring arrives. Here is the plan:
- Buy flowers. I love crisp white…but now I want bright. The brighter the better.
- Set the table with a bright and unexpected combination of color (I have some raspberry colored napkins which might just do the trick).
- Make a salad. Make sure it looks like a color wheel exploded and tastes delicious.
- Wear color. Nothing muted allowed, bright and bold. Pink and orange, why not?
- Arrange a spring like display either on the kitchen counter or coffee table. Somewhere where we can see it often.
I know Spring is a ways off yet. But that does not mean I have to live in a greige world until then. I’m imagining daffodils emerging as we speak. I will post on how my quest for an early Spring is proceeding!