Hanging Floral Arrangements | Evan G Cooper

Fall Flower Bouquets

“There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around the dinner table and talking until the candles are burned down.” ―Madeleine L'Engle Is it Friday already? Man this week went whooshed by, didn't it? I promised a post about what Evan and Lilly created in the kitchen at Kathy's, so I'm … [Read More...]

Ornamental Cabbage | Kale | Pumpkins | Gourds | Fall Table | Evan G Cooper

Fall Decorating Inspiration

"Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?" ―Dennis and Wendy Mannering Last week, I mentioned that Evan and I were doing a little Fall decorating at our friend Kathy's house. She and her husband, Eddie, were kind enough to open up their home the night before The Chapel Market so that all … [Read More...]

Blue and White | Miss Mustard Seed

The Chapel Market 2014 Photos

Well, The Chapel Market went off without a hitch, and thankfully, so did my hair appointment. I'm  officially cinnamon sugar-headed! :-D Or strawberry lemonade, depending on what time of year it is. ;-) I got that cute Alabama t-shirt in the Lucy's Lockets booth at the market. My friends, L … [Read More...]

Fall Decorating Ideas | Hydrangeas | Pumpkins

How To Decorate Shelves For Fall (Or Anytime, Really)

Whew- what a busy week! Preparing for The Chapel Market has had me on the go-go-go, and I sure can't wait to sit down in Bethany's chair at the salon this morning. Yep. I've decided it's time to decorate my hair for Fall. I'm thinking: cinnamon sugar...a.k.a- light auburn with a variety of lig … [Read More...]

Evan G Cooper

Pumpkins From The Farmer’s Market

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” ―Siobhan Vivian Let's talk farmer's markets. I went to the one downtown … [Read More...]

Camp Wandawega | Settlers Cabin | The Lettered Cottage

Camp Wandawega & My Midwestern Must-Do List

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." -John Lubbock It goes without saying, I think, that when you live in the South, and you find yourself … [Read More...]

Wisconsin Barn | The Lettered Cottage

Camp Wandawega 2014

per·fect  adjective /'pərfikt/ 1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. The drive from southern Minnesota to southern Wisconsin on Thursday certainly had all the desirable elements, qualities, and characteristics one wou … [Read More...]

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She Looks For Adventure Around Every Corner & I Am Blogger, Hear Me Write!

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." ―Elizabeth Lawrence *** Hi, friend. :-) We're still out on the road, and I can hardly wait to tell you all about where we've been for the past few days. We got to watch Fall burst onto the scene, and after a challenging Septe … [Read More...]

I am Blogger Hear Me Write | Blog Threads | The Lettered Cottage

October Designs

Hello from the Midwest! Kevin and I made it to Minnesota just in the knick of time for my cousin's wedding and we're off on another adventure on the way back home this week. I'm looking forward to blogging all about it in a few days, but in the meantime (and speaking of adventure), I'm e … [Read More...]

Define Your Style

Define Your Style

Remember when the folks at Dutch Boy came and documented our hallway/laundry area makeover? Well, they're hosting a "Define Your Style" sweepstakes this month, and it's super easy to enter if you'd like to swing by and throw your name into the e-hat! All you have to do to enter is … [Read More...]

Building An Armoire | The Lettered Cottage Blog

Building An Armoire – Part 3

Well, we're one sanding block, a tube of caulk, some hardware, and some primer and paint away from being finished with the armoire! I snapped these pics on the way out the door this morning... Once we push it back against the wall, we'll secure it to a stud with that metal strap you can see … [Read More...]

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Building An Armoire – Part 2

Hi! The armoire we're building with our friend Brian the Carpenter is coming along really great, and I wanted to share some (iPhone) pics of where we're at with it as of today. Here's a few shots of the base: I wanted it to look just like the cabinet we've got at the top of the … [Read More...]

Boys Bedroom Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

Our Boys Bedroom – Before and After

Hi! The Design Network is launching part 2 of our "Cottage Style Kids Room" webisode this morning (Monday), and they're hosting a really fun giveaway to go along with it. One lucky watcher/commenter is going to win $1000! All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a … [Read More...]

The Chapel Market Logo 2014

Vintage Goods and Pretty Little Things

The Chapel Market is only one month away so I wanted to post a quick reminder here about it today! If you missed my first blog post about it, the market is located at... 1 Chapel Hill Street Pike Road, Alabama 36064 ...and there will be 17 vendors this year- seven inside the chapel, … [Read More...]