Happy Month of May (Decorating, Shopping & More!)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I like to focus on a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Since the spring seems to by flying by, let’s take some time to enjoy everything this season has to offer. Today, we’ll focus on ways to have a Happy month of May! Enjoy all the inspiration!

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Ideas for a Happy Month of May:

Plan a Mother’s Day celebration…

Yes, Mother’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to start planning. If you want to get creative this year, read Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas for inspiration!  From spring table setting ideas to shopping finds, recipes and more…these ideas should get you motivated.

casual place setting with block print tablecloth and striped napkins

Spend some time this May to celebrate your friendships…

If you’re like me, you find that months can go by before you can get together with certain friends.  Why not make an extra effort this month to make plans with those friends you don’t see every day.  After all, life is too short…

Bottle of champagne and four glasses - celebrate the month of may

May is a great month to see a Broadway show…

Speaking of getting together with friends, last week we had our annual girls’ day in New York.  This year, we saw Moulin Rouge on Broadway – and it was fabulous.  For some reason, I didn’t even know Boy George was in the cast until we got there…such a nice surprise!  Then, since we were seated next to the stage, the security guard told us we could take pictures during the last moments of the show!  If you’re thinking about attending a Broadway show, this one was very entertaining!

Boy George and actors on broadway stage at Moulin Rouge

May is the perfect month for a trip with friends…

Speaking of getting together with friends, why not plan a girls’ vacation?  If you’re looking for ideas, some of my favorite getaways have included Charleston, SC and Martha’s Vineyard.  In fact, every time the Kentucky Derby rolls around, I think about what a great time we had at a Kentucky Derby party on that Martha’s Vineyard trip!

Kentucky Derby table with banner

During the month of May, attend a garden tour in your area…

Since “April showers bring May flowers”, it’s a great time to visit some gardens for inspiration.  One year, I attended a seaside garden tour and came home with so many great ideas!  In May, look for peonies and lilacs to start blooming!

Garden bench in flower garden - happy month of May

This May, swing by your favorite store for some decorating inspiration…

If your home needs some freshening up for the warmer months, consider adding some coastal decor.  On a recent trip to Pottery Barn, I found so many pretty pieces to add to my list.  Hmmm…maybe I should hint around to my family for Mother’s Day!

Blue and White dishes and accessories on white shelves - Happy month of may ideas

Decorate your home with a new purchase this May…

Recently, I purchased these gorgeous brass finished candle holders and I’m loving them!  Not only do they enhance my latest spring vignette but they look just like this more expensive set!  Always nice to get a good deal!

brass candlesticks and plants next to lamp - celebrate the month of may

Speaking of good deals, read Splurge vs. Save – home decor for a bunch of great finds priced high and low!

Shopping Finds for a Happy Month of May:

For even more shopping ideas, here are some items that caught my eye…

Since you can’t go wrong with classic Adirondack chairs, these are perfect for outdoor living!  In fact, I just ordered them in white to replace my cheap broken plastic ones!


Speaking of outdoor living, I’m loving this pretty outdoor pillow! 


Create the look of an outdoor room on your patio with an outdoor rug… Don’t you love the coastal colors?


And for even more ways to enjoy the month of May, here are some ideas from around the internet:

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to welcome May with these spring ideas!  For more May inspiration, read these blog posts…

How do you plan to have a happy month of May?


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  1. Happy May, Shelley. I can’t believe this spring is going so fast. Thank you so much for sharing my Cinco de Mayo recipes.

    I hope your week is off to a great start!

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