Christmas Chalk Art & Playroom Decor

Christmas Chalk art Vignette via Our Southern Home

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Saturday was another cold and horribly rainy day. Yesterday was beautiful and a nice sunny week is expected….finally! The past 2 weeks have been non-stop clouds and rain. I am working on getting to all of the wonderful comments from the past couple of weeks, but it has been difficult with the weather conditions. We live in the country and all we can get is satellite internet. If it is cloudy and rainy…forget internet access. I’ve been having to

French Country Casual Tablescape


Merry Christmas everyone! I’m an online shopper so gifts have started to trickle in over the past couple of days. Need to start wrapping! Are you finished? Along with all of the other things that you are planning for, I thought I’d share with you a simple and casual way to decorate a French Country Casual Tablescape for Christmas. This is what my kitchen table will look like for Christmas morning breakfast.  Next week, I’ll be sharing the menu and

Creating A Christmas Mantel


I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here!  It has been a busy several weeks of crafting, decorating, blogging and I absolutely love it! I have teamed up with some of the best bloggers and friends out there to bring you this fun tour called The 12 Days of Christmas with 29 other bloggers.! I must say that we have had such fun collaborating and supporting each other! This time of year is just magical! Our family room mantel is

Christmas Home Tour {Downstairs}


Ho, Ho, Ho……Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! I am so excited to share my downstairs 2013 Christmas Virtual Home Tour with you. This has been such a fun week participating with 29 other bloggers in The All Things Home Christmas Tour. The entire list of bloggers is at the end of the post.     I’ll try to keep my words to a minimum because I know you want to look at the pictures! Warning: There are lots of pictures! I’ll be featuring various

Christmas Study

I can’t believe that Christmas is less than 1 week away!  The older I get, the faster time seems to fly by.  It seems like just yesterday my sophomore in high school was just a baby!  I wish I could just freeze time!      Today I’ll be sharing my husband’s home office.  Trust me when I say that it doesn’t normally look this way.  He works from home so you can only imagine.  I took the opportunity one day that he was

Rub ‘n Buff Toy Reindeer {Tutorial}

      These are the little plastic toy reindeer that can be purchased at any craft store.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby and AC Moore.  They were used on my Winter Wonderland Tablescape.           Supplies Needed   reindeer fan brush Rub ‘n Buff in antique gold         Just squirt the Rub ‘n Buff onto a paper plate and paint onto the reindeer with the fan brush.  They dry fairly quickly.  You will need

Family Room {Christmas Tour}

Welcome to Our Southern Home’s Family Room Tour!           Just a simple nativity with fresh cedar greens.               The post on the Angels Rejoice Mantle is up in a previous post.          Fresh Little Gem Magnolia leaves and Leyland Cyprus were gathered from the yard.            These hurricanes were a clearance purchase at Tuesday Morning a few years back.  I love that they are large enough

Dollar Tree Snowflakes {Tutorial}

  This project is easy peasy and goes with my Dreaming of a White Christmas porch.  Just click the before mentioned link to take you there.  The snowflake pics can be seen there.   Materials Needed   Assortment of large and small Dollar Tree plastic stars Krylon Spray Adhesive glitter of your choice waxed paper     You must do this in an outside area due to spray adhesive fumes.  Lay out your waxed paper to protect your surface and

Dreaming of a White Christmas {Porch}

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Merry Christmas and welcome to Our Southern Home.  I’d like to share with you our Christmas porch.  I have snow on the mind.  I have big hopes that if I used snowflakes on the front porch that maybe, just maybe we’d have a white Christmas!  I know…in upstate SC that is virtually unheard of.  BUT…believe it or not, we had that on Christmas Eve in 2010.  I am going to start out by sharing those glorious pictures with you.    

Holiday Tablescape {Breakfast Room}

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

I finally have my poor, sick computer back from the shop…all well now!  I guess having the computer gone for so many days has given me the time to get lots of holiday decorating completed!  Here is my completed breakfast room tablescape .  I’ll share the entire kitchen in my Christmas Home Tour!         Our kitchen is my favorite room in the house.  It is the heart of our home….the gathering place for parties, homework, etc.   

Angels Rejoice Mantle {Family Room}

The Lettered Cottage

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Our Southern Home!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  This is my very first Christmas post featuring our home.  I’d like to start with our family room mantle.  I hope you enjoy~     Here is a view from the balcony above.         The stocking are family heirlooms lovingly made by my mother-in-law.  You can find them featured in my Christmas stocking idea post from