Southern Front Porch

I think my front porch has a slight inferiority complex.

It is surrounded by other Southern homes with large front porches, and at times she feels a little, well…. (bending over to whisper in your ear)…. inadequate.


Don’t say it out loud. We try not to talk about this  in front of her.

I really do understand how she could feel this way.  I mean, this is the South.  

The land of cotton, sweet tea, bless your heart and very large welcoming front porches.

How does a small front porch overcome her feelings of inadequacy?  Especially during the Holidays?  It’s not like there is a “little pill” to suddenly have a larger “front porch.”   😀


Just like any true Southern woman… she adds pearls, a large hat, high heels and red lipstick.

Layers of jewelry, such as cute little tags stamped with our names…

… as well as, some Christmas messages.

Her make-up is applied sparingly to allow her natural beauty to shine through. 

Lemon cedar trees in galvanized buckets, paper whites in plain white pitchers….

Red poinsettias surrounded by frasier fir branches in weathered urns.

Every Southern woman knows how important it is to have a perfectly coifed hairstyle.  Such as this crown of greenery, holly, vines and gingham ribbons.

A few more coordinating accessories such as berry and grapevine adorned topiaries with burlap and ribbon bows.

So although she may be one of the smaller in her neighborhood, she is determined to hold her head high, smile pretty and put on her best Southern air.
Her friends, the white rockers, even dressed for the occasion with cute, felt crafted pillows. 

Southern is… admitting to your flaws, but using every ounce of Southern charm you have to hide them.  :-)

I am excited to finally share The Everyday Home Christmas 2012 Open House Tour.  

All of you are invited.  You don’t even need a hat, pearls or lipstick.  Come as you are…

Stay tuned.


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  1. says

    Well, She may not be BIG but she sure is BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job dressing her up. She’s a lucky girl if you ask me-and now she can stick her tongue out at all the big old porches (I guess that would be raising her mat?;>) xo Diana

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