Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Deck the Halls

If your kitchen counter looks anything like mine, you probably have an abundance of home catalogues and magazines with picture-perfect rooms decorated for Christmas. I love to get inspiration from these, especially around the holidays. But, if you’re not careful, you might slip into thinking that you've failed if your house or apartment doesn’t look like Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel. Frankly, who can afford to deck their halls with this stuff? Not me.

I haven’t started to decorate for the holidays just yet. The only Christmas decoration Southern in the City and The Husband have up is an advent calendar by our window. I have though, thumbed my way through most of our catalogues and found some beautiful ideas that I plan to test out this year. But, like most people, I plan to do it all for less.

Here’s some inspiration from Pottery Barn that I plan to recreate. Southern Living Magazine also has a great tutorial for making your own magnolia wreath. You can’t get any more Southern than magnolia. This weekend I will "attempt" to make my own. Hope it goes better than the rolls at Thanksgving - check back later!


  1. Where are you getting the magnolia leaves?

  2. Sooze asked the same thing. They have a tree in Central Park that I thought about borrowing from. They also sell leaves at the florist. However, I think my mom is going to send some up from our backyard so they will be legitimately Southern:)