Decorating the Southern Home…

imageNo matter what the budget is, Southerners love to decorate their homes at Christmas! A beautiful Christmas tree, a wreath on the door, family heirlooms or sentimental ornaments gathered throughout the years and fresh poinsettias are particularly well suited to the Southern home. The very best holiday decorating includes the home’s year round décor worked in with special holiday touches. Pine is a particularly Southern fragrance, they grow prolifically in the South, and we all love to gather pinecones. I personally love Loblolly Pinecones- perfectly formed or Longleaf pinecones- huge and beautiful. Gathering pinecones to pile in a basket feels just right at Christmas.

The beautiful photographs represent two homes where budget is not a consideration, however we all love to be inspired by Southern beauty wherever we find it.

I hope it puts you in the I’ll be Home for Christmas Mood– if only in your dreams. I am so proud to tell you that my sister supervised the decorating of the gorgeous tree in the top photograph I enhanced her photograph- and the rest are from her very own home! Also edited and enhanced by me…now, really y’all- it sure is pretty! She is an amazing decorator with impeccable taste in her home and beyond and the epitome of a sweet, spunky, smart Southern Lady!

Love y’all, Camellia

*The photograph of the Longleaf Pine may be subject to copyright, the sized pinecones photograph is from www.mr.lsu.edu -*please note a Longleaf Pinecone is very large often up to 9 inches in length, the Loblolly pinecone photograph is my own photograph. The personal photographs should not be used without permission!

10 thoughts on “Decorating the Southern Home…

  1. Reblogged this on MARSHALL W THOMPSON, SR and commented:
    I am reposting this for the fans of Miss Camellia who do not have a blog of their own, but read her posts on my blog’s Pinterest board. They are going to love this one ! Plus, I get to save the pic’s and stop getting pestered . Those girls would worry the horns off of a goat. Southern charm, grace and etiquette is not being pasted on and I fear will soon be found only in historical records many of which my not be recorded by the true daughter’s of the South. Miss Camellia is the only living record I know of. But, that could be because I murdered a great number of brain cells back in the day ! For the uninformed, that was my injecting humor into a platter of wisdom, as per Mr. Samuel Clemens. Peace, Marshall

  2. Wow what an amazing Christmas tree. It must have taken quite a while to decorate. My mum always used to decorate the whole house, reminds me very much of her. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
    Vanessa

    1. The tree is 14 feet tall, was ordered by the homeowner- flocked and with lights-that’s how it arrived and my sister and her team decorated it with mostly the homeowners collection of ornaments- yes! it is amazing! You are very welcome, sweetheart- and thank you for stopping by this humble cottage which is not decorated as perfectly, but we like it! ha

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