Holidays

Southern Table: Rustic Chic Autumn Desert Table
By August 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Southern Table: Rustic Chic Autumn Desert Table

The golden Earthy tones of Fall easily lend themselves to elegantly rustic design.  When you pair it with sumptuous deserts and fluffy buttercream you have a tablescape that your guests will not soon forget. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: JENNY KELLER WRITTEN BY: STAFF WRITER A two-tiered cake with rustic frilled buttercream icing takes center stage in this […]

How To: Natural Fall Wreath
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How To: Natural Fall Wreath

Learn how to make this classic Fall wreath from Craftberry Bush. It’s sophisticated enough to grace your door or wall all year round. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: LUCY ATKINS WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Lucy began with a foam wreath form, available at any craft store and many big box stores.  She ripped an eight-foot long […]

How To: Autumn in White
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How To: Autumn in White

Autumn and Thanksgiving decor isn’t all about bright colors. Sometimes the most stunning design is created with neutral tones and incredible textures. Learn how to turn a $5.00 thrift store find into a sophisticated Autumn design. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: KAREN @ SHABBY SWEET COTTAGE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Karen spent many years as the head […]

How To Make a Handmade Easter Bunny for Your Table
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How To Make a Handmade Easter Bunny for Your Table

Mary, from ‘Life at the Cottage’, shows us how to make these perfect handmade Easter Bunnies. What a fabulous addition to an Easter table or decor. We fell in love with them and you will never believe how easy they are to make. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: MARY @ LIFE AT THE COTTAGE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE […]

How To Make Easter Bunny Tea Towels
By March 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

How To Make Easter Bunny Tea Towels

As Easter approaches, Taryn, owner of ‘Design, Dining, and Diapers’ shows us how to transform plain flour sack tea towels into the perfect holiday accent for your kitchen or bath. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: TARYN @ DESIGN DINING and DIAPERS WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Shortly after Taryn’s first child was born decided to trade in life […]

Valentine’s Day Desert Ideas
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Valentine’s Day Desert Ideas

Valentine’s Day is almost here.  To help you celebrate the holiday of love, we have some beautifully creative ideas from Wilton cakes.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Wilton WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life   Hearts Abound Checkerboard Cake If you enjoy making cakes, few tools are as versatile at creating ‘one of a kind’ cakes as the Checkerboard […]

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Holidays: Burlap and Rose Valentine’s Wreath
By January 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Holidays: Burlap and Rose Valentine’s Wreath

Jane Windham of Cottage at the Crossroads, turned strips of burlap and a few craft store finds into a beautiful and whimsical Valentine’s Day wreath that is sure to steal your heart. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Cottage at the Crossroads WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Jane and her husband, Leo, downsized dramatically when they moved into Leo’s […]

Christmas Mint Party
By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Christmas Mint Party

Christmas red and minty green form the central theme of this delicious, vintage inspired, holiday desert buffet.   PHOTOGRAPHS BY: NATALIE MUDD WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Natalie Mudd’s life was already busy enough as a wife and mother of three, whose family has been devoted to ministry work in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago […]

How To: Fragrant Fruit Wreath
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How To: Fragrant Fruit Wreath

Christmas in the historic Colonial town of Williamsburg, Virginia is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially American experiences of the holidays. Bring a piece of that elegance and history home this season by making one of the city’s most enduring Christmas decorations – the Fragrant Fruit Wreath. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: BARBARA CURRAN WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN […]

How To: Snowflake Tree Skirt
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How To: Snowflake Tree Skirt

Nothing says winter wonderland like sparkling snowflakes beneath the Christmas tree.  Your friends and family will never believe that you made this bejeweled tree skirt easily at home.  It’s a perfect project to do with the kids this Christmas season. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: GAIL @ PURPLE HUES AND ME WRITTEN BY: GAIL @ PURPLE HUES AND ME […]

A White Christmas
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A White Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Shabby Sweet Cottage. With a beautiful use of whites and neutrals, this living room has been transformed into its own winter wonderland. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: KAREN @ SHABBY SWEET COTTAGE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE In a small space, a large Christmas tree can feel overwhelming.  […]

Southern Table: Halloween Sophisticate
By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Southern Table: Halloween Sophisticate

Halloween is not just for kids anymore with this eerie and sophisticated tablescape.  It’s a perfect stage for a festive dinner party with friends. This design is so classic and timeless that your friends will never believe that it could be done on a budget or carry you through the rest of the years holidays. […]

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