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I am so excited to partner with Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for her holiday decor challenge! I love Christmas and I love home decor, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to share my southern style holiday decor for the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge; especially since I don’t get to do much with home decor on the blog.

Holiday Decor - Southern Style Meets Asia

Back in November Katherine, from Katherines Corner, invited her readers to join her in what she hoped would become an annual event, the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge.

Magazine Holiday My Way Challenge

The instructions were to use a new or old holiday magazine cover (November/December) as our inspiration. Recreate it our way- by creating a copy using our own items. Or recreate the cover with our vision. All participants will be included in a random drawing and 2 winners will each receive a one year subscription to Veranda Magazine, Elle Decor or House Beautiful magazine (winner’s choice).

Holiday Magazine Challenge

Holiday Decor – Southern Style In Asia

It didn’t take me long to decide where my holiday magazine inspiration would come from. I have always loved Southern Living Magazine, so I met my challenge using their Christmas With Southern Living 2015!

I drew my Christmas decor inspiration from the silver, gold and red styling of this fabulous cover. Then, I added a touch of blue with ceramic ornaments and my set of Bluebrook vintage plates.

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

The Bluebrook plates were a gift from my Aunt and I purchased the blue and white ceramics years ago from a ceramics factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

My home decor is heavily influence by my years in Asia. I have picked up a few pieces here and there, so everything has a contemporary Asian vibe. I added the fun holiday pillow to remind me of my Southern roots. You know what they say, “You can take the girl out of the South, but….you can NEVER take the South out of the girl.” Thank goodness for that!

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

I hope you have enjoyed taking just a little step into my heart and home for this Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge – Southern Style Meets Asia. And, I want to say a special thanks to my sweet friend Tonia for helping the pictures come alive on the screen.

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Holiday Decor - Southern style Meets Asia

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Magazine Holiday My Way Challenge Blog Tour


  1. you have a fabulous Christmas indeed…away from home doesn’t stop you from having this magical moment, wherever you are. Happy holidaaaay 🙂

  2. What beautiful decorations Shellie! You did such a lovely job. It was such a fun challenge and I’m loving seeing what everyone created. Hugs, Lisa

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Lisa. I love Christmas and it was so much fun decorating with a specific theme in mind. So glad you stopped by!

  3. Jill says:

    How fun! I always loved Southern Living Christmas too! Your home looks so warm and inviting and your tree is gorgeous!

    Doused In Pink

  4. Freda says:

    So beautiful! Your decor is spectacular!

  5. Three words: Stunning! Stunning! and Stunning! All your pieces are so beautiful! You have been busy Shellie

  6. Dickie Hertweck says:

    So pretty. Southern Living is one of my favorites too. But your décor out-shines theirs.

  7. Betty says:

    Wonderful party…Looks beautiful

  8. Beautiful Shellie, I would never know that you are living in Asia, you have brought the US tradition into your home!!! Happy Holidays!!!

  9. Nina says:

    Oh my goodness! What beautiful displays and photographs. You did an amazing job on your magazine challenge, and thank you so much for sharing all of the other pictures of your home decorating for the holidays. Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Nina. I decided I might as well do it up right while I was doing it 😉 Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Everything looks so stunning!! You should definitely share more décor, wonderfully done, and the photographs are beautiful!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks so much! I really enjoyed doing a decor piece. I have always enjoyed doing things for the home.

  11. gorgeous!!! it all looks beautiful.Thank you for participating in the Holiday Magazine my way Challenge xo

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Katherine! This was really fun. It was really nice to do something a little different on the blog to celebrate the joy of the season. I am glad you hosted.

  12. All of the decorating is stunning, Shellie. Although the cardinal wreath is a show stopper, I can’t even choose a favorite piece. It’s put together beautifully!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Robin! I really enjoyed the opportunity to do a decor piece because I don’t usually do those on my blog.

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