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Southern Girl Academy: Home Decor

Growing up in the South, my Mama taught me the value of keeping a tidy, decorated, put-together house. It does not have to be fancy, and it does not have to be expensive, but you do have to make the most of what you have. Rule number one of being a proper Southern Decorator is never apologize for the state of your house. When company drops in unexpectedly welcome them in, turn on a pot of coffee, and for goodness sake offer them some dessert.

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Let’s talk about decorating that space where you live. Word placards are the way us Southerners like to send a message without being offensive. Take this one for instance. Growing up this is what my Mamaw had proudly displayed above her toilet.  She didn’t ever have to say one word, she just hung the placard and all who entered knew what to do.  Let the decoratin’ do the talkin’ and you’ll be just fine.

Southern Decorators proudly display pictures of their families to decorate their walls and tablescapes. Black and white pictures adorning your walls equal style and Southern Charm.  They also tell your family that they are special and they are the ones who make your house a home. Let the decoratin’ do the talkin’ and you’ll be just fine.

And last but not least we pay tribute to the monogram. It can be monogrammed bath towels, blankets, or an initial on the wall…the possibilities are endless. Remember, nothing says Southern Charm like pretty monogramming on your things. Let the decoratin’ do the talkin’ and you’ll be just fine.

Anyone can have a house that exudes Southern Charm. All it takes is filling it with things you love. For me that includes family heirlooms, family pictures and a kitchen table that is always company ready. Look around and see what your decoratin’ is sayin’ about you and your style.

Anna WannamakerAnna Wanamaker enjoys studying her Bible, Decorating, Decluttering and Cooking. She is a Salsa Connoisseur and lover of Mexican food.  Enjoy this moment, for this moment is your life is the quote Anna lives by.


One Response

  1. Oh, I do love I a good monogram!!

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