The person who most needs a vacation is the one who has just come back from one.
Summer is well under way and the pervasive feeling is one of relaxation and lazy summer days. The same feelings exist in the workplace, too, where workers are longing for their vacations, or thinking about the one they just came back from. They look out the window or receive a call from the kids at home, and their mind wanders a bit. It’s a natural part of our summer rhythms.
In retail we like to begin our summer sales at just about this time. It gives everyone a chance to stock up on the things they have admired early on in the season, and the items they would most like to have for the remaining days before Labor Day, and the arrival of Fall.
LTD 7, both locations, and our sister store, Grandma’s Bait, have some wonderful specials and sales going on now! I would like to encourage you to drop by and see for yourself just what we are featuring, most at our incredible prices and then some marked off.
In the retail world, clothes are becoming ever more casual in the workplace. The reasons are many, but the main one is that everyone is feeling slightly more relaxed this time of year. Most of us who work are not interested in “suiting up” when the temperatures are topping out in the 90’s. Putting on a fresh light skirt and a light top feels much more comfortable. We have so many wonderful pieces still available at LTD 7 that will work for casual days at the office, evenings pool or lake side and all those moments in between, like a trip to the market, a walk in the neighborhood, or a drive in the country.
In the home, things can still be placed to give you a sense of summer. A well placed plaque, with a favorite summery quote…a picture that is lighter and summery, placed on the same nail as the family portrait. Everything can go right back to normal after labor Day, but for now, think about enjoying the summer even in your home.
Watermelon and Lemon Are Hot Summer Colors!
The colors, watermelon and lemon, are huge right now! For those of us-um…yes, me-who love to change up the look of our interior spaces each season, just a tweak of the bedding, displays or a furnishing gives everything a fresh new feel…like lemonade, and watermelons does for our palettes.
All this is really easy to do when you look to your favorite things about summer. You can make a fresh fruit bowl a decoration and just that one thing alone gives your home fresh new zip.
There is nothing like biting into a fresh ripe watermelon, with its drippy, down your hand feel, and it is so easy to pull that feeling inside. It could be an accent pillow on your patio furniture, or new table lines, or fun seasonal dishes. Even the idea of a new bedspread in a new summery color brings watermelon magic to mind. Neck rolls are also a great addition to a bed that you want to freshen up.
Lemons: Exciting and Zesty!
If your home is done in blues, one of the easiest additions for summer is lemon yellow! Don’t be afraid to use a “squeeze” of a color you are not accustomed to trying. Navy blue and lemon yellow look wonderful together! You can cloth cover a few books to give a room color! You can change the shower curtain. What about a vase of flowers? How about a fabric craft day where you “frame” new looks for the house?
It doesn’t have to be yellow! Think lime green…and blue, or any other summery combination that comes to your mind.
The sky is the limit to your imagination! Get your summer dream on and come see us soon!
Living the Dream,