Southern Farmhouse "Western" Style

 We live in the SOUTH! I would consider Georgia the Deep South but we've also lived in Mississippi which is a true Deep Southern Bible Belt state. 

We live on a 30 acre farm with lots of animals. I like to refer to it as a "zoo" because most days it seems that all I do is care for animals. 

We live in a small house that was built only 13 years ago, so not a historical farmhouse, but a plain house that we are slowly turning into our little farmhouse. 

As I think of decorating our home, I really like to go with simple, clean, white (with a few splashes of color), historical features with touches of farm style. Farm style would consist of old heart pine wood, antiques (but not too many), galvanized metal and cast iron, old quilts, white dishes, enamelware, and SIMPLICITY! 

I was inspired by  KING RANCH www.krsaddleshop.com to discuss how I would incorporate a "western" style of decorating to our southern home. So, let's start with: "there are no rules for decorating YOUR home". You can mix and match any style as long as it's your OWN style! I love Pinterest for ideas but I only pull those simple ideas out that really catch my eye. Yes, you can incorporate any style at any time into your home. In this post I will share simple ideas to help you capture the "western feel" in your home decorating.


DIY Curb Appeal


Curb appeal is just as important as decorating the inside of your home. It's what people see when they first drive up. We wanted a warm and cozy, "come on in" front porch.  So we did a little refacing on the front of our house….. So "come on in" and I'll show you what we did!


chalk painted cabinets

Chalk painted cabinets, really?? Does it work?? Well after much debate and research (that is consulting Pinterest-the only true DIY how to website) I decided to go for it! Why not, right? I have painted everything I can possibly think of with chalk paint even fabric, so why not my kitchen cabinets. The results are …… 




Hi Everyone! I'm finally sitting down to the computer after a long hiatus from writing. I started this blog   three years ago because I like to write, take photos, decorate and offer encouragement. So out of my heart I started Antebellum 1862. The last ten months have been filled with grief and sadness. I'm still trying to put my broken heart back together, but in doing so, writing again brings healing. Our family lost both of my parents in 2015. The dates will be forever etched in my mind, March 28 and October 7th. These sudden and traumatic events caused us to lean on God more than ever and each other. My sister and I have had to take the reigns in caring for my special needs brother and closing the home estate of 53 years. It's been very trying at times. But today's blog is not to be a "debbie downer" but  to offer some sunshine!