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Aug 15/16

Things You'll Find In Any Southern Home Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 6 Comments

 

While there are just as many different kinds of homes in the South as there are Southerners, there are some things that are common to all of us. Here are a few of things that you are certain to find in almost all Southern homes.

Outside:

Porch with wicker chairs, porch swing, and overhead fan to keep the mosquitos from landing. Citronella candles. And flowering bushes and trees: crepe myrtles are a favorite.

Kitchen:

The more Mason jars, the better (for homemade jams, sweet tea, herb gardens and catching lightning bugs). The “good silver” used on holidays that has to be polished once a week. And at least one set of cocktail glasses for when company comes over, which is often.

Bedroom and Bathroom:

Handmade quilt usually passed down in the family. Monogrammed anything—towel, sweatshirt, hairbrush, necklace. And, of course, college football memorabilia.

Family Room:
cowhide rug

Picture frames and accessories made from reclaimed barnwood. Framed maps and flags. A cowhide rug. And a dog bed just as nice as any other bed in the house.

What else would you add to our list?

 

By Paula Martin
Paula Martin was born and raised in Arkansas and received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. She is a writer, teacher, mom, barefoot trail runner, martial artist, and free-thinker always packed and ready for the next adventure. 

 


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Diane Schule on September 19 2016 at 02:05PM

What, no iron skillet? Bottle of bourbon, if only for “medicinal purposes?” And a deviled egg plate or two? And I’ll guarantee there are several cans of cream of mushroom soup in any kitchen in the South.


Kim on September 18 2016 at 02:42PM

From a true Southerner— never say always, every, any or never…. Or as my momma said neva ;)


Kathy Johnson on September 16 2016 at 10:57PM

Any southern woman worth her salt know and has more than one deviled egg plate. That was the first thing I thought of, but Mary beat me to it, lol.


Clem on September 16 2016 at 12:53PM

Air Conditioning!!


Monica White on August 25 2016 at 01:02PM

I have every thing mentioned in your article, Things You’ll Find in Any Southern Home. I’m not from the south. I’m in Idaho. All the items you mentioned are in pretty much in any Idaho home.


Mary on August 20 2016 at 08:11PM

A deviled egg plate! My husband (Yankee heathen that he is) had never seen one until one of our wedding showers!



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