Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year Inspiration

How do you like my home? Just kidding!! I wish. How about some more inspirational pretty rooms to look at? Do you see anything that inspires you? I sure do. I have a few things I plan on putting my own twist on.

While I don't think I have the moxy to paint my dining room this color as my floor plan is more open, I really love the way the room comes together. How much fun would it be to have a candle lit dinner in this room? Why not have some fun with our homes?

Okay, I have four children..... I need this table. Nobody could touch anybody at this fine table. Hmmm..... maybe I will have to break out those table leaves. Need a lift? Hydrangeas are always a lift to any room. The flowers on this table are just beautiful. See anything that moves you yet?

I'm lovin the zebra rug. I can't count how many times I have seen cabinets like this in a tired old brown wood all scratched up at flea markets and the Goodwill. You mean all I had to do was paint it white after a good bath/sanding?

Just beautiful!! Thank you Traditional Home magazine for amazing photos.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Southern Charm Inspiration

Like these panels? I sure do. I'll bet our Southern Charm ladies are clever enough to find some beautiful fabric or wall paper to create these beauties in your own homes. Traditional Home magazine has provided me with great inspiration over the years. These custom panels would be very expensive but if we just took a little trip to the home improvement store for some wood panels & another trip to the fabric store for fabric & batting..... or maybe some wall paper we could create our own beautiful wall panels for a fraction of the cost.

How many of us have those boring corners in our rooms? Or a dining room that lacks pizazz?

I'm thinkin my 9 year old would want one of these in her room if she could find her some fabric with Zack Efron on it!

This is going to be my spring project, every year after Christmas when all the decorations come down the house just looks empty to me. It is that time of year when I get the itch to redecorate or add new touches to my home. This is just the project I can get into!

I have a bathroom wall that I consider "boring". Hmmm...... But I'll warn you ahead of time. If you're anything like me you're going to need your hubby to hang your fantastic creation or possibly cut down your piece of wood. So start being nice to him now & butter him up real good ladies.

So what do you say? Get creative, try something new, you might just surprise yourself. And as always if you need any gorgeous decor to compliment you new fantastic creation you know where to go.

Southern Charm Home Decor

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mainstreet Collection

I am happy to say we now carry products from Mainstreet Collection. These great koozies are already selling like hotcakes. We have matching keychains too. Both retail for $7.99. The keychains have the long ribbons with the monogramed button that are so popular right now. Hot items for gift giving for yourself, family & friends.

We also have a great new line of adult bath wraps. Hot pink, Chocolate brown with a blue damask pattern along the edging, zebra & giraffe patterns too. Come check them out, soooo soft. I will be adding these to the website on Saturday 12/20.
My daughter Lexie poses with her favorite. She gives it a thumbs up!!

I have also added some new decor items that are fabulous!! You won't believe the prices. It is always fun for me to hunt & find great decor items at fantastic prices. It's easy to find beautiful items but to find beautiful items at an affordable price, well "affordable elegance" is my motto.
Southern Charm Home Decor is a great place to shop on any budget. We have many gift items & decor accents in a wide range of prices. One of the comments that I always hear the most is "You have such great prices!". Thank you, it is my pleasure to find items for you that you will treasure no matter what your budget is. Boutique gifts, without the boutique prices. Come on in and visit with me if you can. Our website is still in it's infancy so bear with me as I add new pieces daily.

This metal wall vase/candle holder is absolutely gorgeous & at an incredible price. A hint? Under $40!! These pieces are very large & heavy & most definitely high end looking.

Metal candle holders, large & small. Beautiful scrollwork, wonderful prices.
Who doesn't need a beautiful hurricane glass container/candleholder? He is very large & only $39.99, he has a smaller brother for $29.99.

Merry Christmas,
As always you can feel free to email me if you have any questions or see something you would like but it is not yet listed on our website.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Total Southern Charm

Gorgeous!! Have you ever thought to go all out with your chandelier? Check out Southern Living to see this gorgeous little number. I love it! Decorating doesn't have to be complicated, you just need a little inspiration and some elbow grease. Creativity is KING.

I would also like to tell you that this is my mantle in my home, but.... I would be lying. Another beautiful photo from Southern Living. The point of the photo is that beautiful decorating just needs to capture the FEEL you are looking for. The colors, the natural elements, the textures, they all flow beautifully together. There is not a lot of "stuff" on this mantle & yet it is simply magnificent!!

Come & visit our physical store if you can, we have many beautiful pieces for that special touch you are looking for. And if you need help, then I know a wonderful designer who would be happy to help you. I will be adding more decor pieces to our website this week so please check us out!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Punch Studio

Punch Studio makes the most elegant note cards don't you think? Personally, I am not a big writer of letters. But, I do LOVE note cards. They are just perfect. I especially love the note cards from Punch Studio because they are monogrammed & very elegant. Affordable elegance at that.

What could rival the Punch Studio note card? Well, the Punch Studio Monogrammed Soap of course. Lemon Verbena scented. I love these coupled together for a gift. These are great hostess gifts too. The box is a keepsake box, I like it for storing my hair bands. I'm just sayin......

The scene is set, Christmas is coming! Let Punch Studio help make your gift giving more elegant & personal. Where can you buy a gift for someone for under $13 that is elegant, thoughtful, personal & will get plenty of use? or.... if you live in Canton, Georgia come in to visit & see all we have to offer. Hot coffee & home baked goodies while you shop, yummy!
Photo courtesy of Southern Living. One of my most fav magazines.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Illume Candles Are Here!!

They're here..... I wish all of you had smell-o-vision in your computers today!!

These are the most delicious candles I have EVER smelled in my LIFE. The Balsam Cedar candle pictured above smells like the most incredible Christmas Tree Farm, I have never smelled a candle this good before. A lady from Canada came in yesterday as I was putting them out & she stopped & said that the smell reminded her of being a small child & visiting a place in Canada with her parents that was filled with Balsams. They were not on the table 5 minutes before they began to sell!!

Now this guy right here..... Pineapple Cilantro. Illume's best smelling candle. Let me describe just how good it is with this story. As I was still unpacking my candle boxes I had only put out the Balsam & Cedar & the Pineapple Cilantro candles. Two gentlemen walked through the door ( my Illume candle display table is about 5 feet in front of the door) & they immediately stopped. I heard one man say " What is that incredible smell?" and they then proceeded to sniff their way around me to these Pineapple Cilantro candles. They were so funny, they could not stop sniffing these candles. They said the same things I had been thinking to myself all morning... "These candles are delicious! These are the best smelling candles I have ever seen."

Needless to say, we began selling our new Illume Candles way before I had even gotten close to unpacking all of the boxes.

Illume's Pear Candle. Let me say that as a former Produce Manager for Publix Supermarkets I know what a beautiful ripe Bosc pear smells like. I hate to eat pears, but I love love love their smell. This candle, if you closed your eyes and smelled it, you would not be able to tell whether you were smelling the candle or the most delectable, ripe & juicy Bosc pear. It's THAT good.

The Gardenia candle? Oh my, what can I say? Heavenly was the first word that came to mind.

This brown beauty is Tahitian. A sophisticated combination of grapefruit and cassis with undertones of cedar and musk. OOOHHHH, smells so good.

I will be adding these to the website just as quickly as I can, however if after reading this & you would like to purchase the scents I already have in stock...... give me a call or come in if you are local. You HAVE to smell these candles. Hand poured, lead free wicks, essential oils, very long burn times......

Southern Charm Home Decor


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tis The Season

Christmas at the White House.
That's one tricked out tree!! My family & I celebrated one of our daughter's 9th birthday yesterday in part by taking the family to Deerwood's Christmas Tree Farm. We all had a wonderful time selecting our tree, drinking hot cocoa & taking a hay ride. How fun!! Inside we warmed ourselves by the great wood burning fireplace & chatted with the owners. How I love the Christmas Season.
Here at the store I have been very busy helping all of our wonderful customers find gifts for family & friends. There is a chill in the air & the shopping season is in full swing. I have some great sales going on in the store & I hope you will come in to take part in the savings.

Sales We Are Having:

All Lotions & Soaps are 50% off right now!! We have Caswell Massey, Enchanted Meadow & Habitat lotions, soaps & coordinating accessories. All at half off. These are great gifts for teachers, friends, co workers or even for yourself!! Times are tight & this is a special offer to help ease the financial crunch for buying all those gifts for friends. Everyone loves a great smelling lotion!!

20% off ALL Candles We are sad to say Wick's n More has gone out of business & we only have a few of their wonderful smelling pillar candles left. Come get them before they are gone. We have Vance Kitira candles, Olde South & we are expecting our first shipment of Illume candles any day now. This is the season for great smelling candles, come in and save.

30% off all Fall Decor items. I have only one gorgeous wreath left & it won't last.

25% off all Equestrian statues. These prices were already great, perfect decor for the home or office.

Get the Cherokee Ledger? We have a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $75 or more. Pick one up today & come in.
We have great prices, beautiful & unique jewelry, a wonderful selection of children's gifts, and of course many many beautiful items to decorate your home.

Merry Christmas to all & a Happy New Year!!