• Kitchen Update (More Decorating!) & Red Top Market Antiques

    Remember that “Lunch Now Being Served” sign I blogged about last year? Well, it’s hanging in a new spot in the kitchen as of today: After I got done decking out the countertops the other day, I felt like I … Continue reading

    Lunch Is Now Being Served Sign | The Lettered Cottage | Kitchen

    Cottage Style Quilt

    I went back, y’all. Cheryl, Jennie, Miranda, Cheryl, Debbie, Lisa, Deborah and Betsy made me do it, and the sale sign totally sealed the deal. I don’t think it’s vintage…but it will be one day, right? Here’s to a weekend full … Continue reading

    Yellow and White Quilt

    That’s What Friends and Flea Markets Are For

    Meredith emailed our adoption update around 1 o’clock on Friday. She said that IBESR did have a meeting about consentment letters last week, but that no one knows exactly what was discussed or if any decisions were made. Or if anybody … Continue reading

    Vintage Airplane Black and White Photograph

    Working and Wandering

    Whew- what a busy week! Among other things, I was painting, painting, painting, and I’m so excited to finally be able to put the finishing touches on my third episode for The Design Network this weekend. I don’t know exactly … Continue reading

    Rusted Cow Head Sculpture | Boxwood Wreath

    Brass Lamp Makeover

    Well, we’re *almost* done with the kitchen makeover I mentioned in one of my blog posts last week. Just a few more finishing touches and it’ll be ready to go! I look forward to sharing a post about the whole … Continue reading

    Old Brass Lamp Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

    Country Kitchen Island

    My friend, Lucy, helped us find these old wood corbels earlier this year, and we’re so excited to use them on our soon-to-be country kitchen island: Right now, the island doesn’t reflect our personalities at all, so we’re going to … Continue reading


    DIY Magazine Holder

    Remember that wooden orchard ladder we had propped against the wall in the reading room in our old house? And remember that black wire basket we used in my Mom’s guest bedroom makeover a while back? Well, my Mom gave me the … Continue reading


    Table Redo

    I love a fun table redo, so Kev and I set out to find an inexpensive side table we could use in a room we’re helping decorate right now. We hit our favorite flea markets the other day, and ended … Continue reading

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    The Tables

    Howdy! Hope you had a great weekend! I thought I’d blog about the tables we worked on for Kev’s parents porch makeover today. First up, there was this guy… He looked great as-is, so we didn’t do a thing to … Continue reading


    Porch Ideas

    A couple weeks ago, I showed you a sneak peek of this guy… …and told you about our plan to make over the back porch at Kev’s parents house…which looked like this: Well, I’m happy to report that we finished everything up … Continue reading


    Flowers and the Flea Market

    A crazy Southern sky full’a storm clouds didn’t stop me and my Mom from hitting up a local garden center’s Spring open house event this past weekend. We were like kids in a candy store amongst all the pretty flowers … Continue reading


    Orchard Ladder

    Last Fall, I picked up an old apple-picking ladder at the Nashville Flea Market. The vendor had both sections of the ladder, but I was only interested in the top… I breathed a big sigh of relief when Rhoda and … Continue reading

    Antique Ladder

    Tobacco Barn Antiques in Asheville, North Carolina

    Well, we’re all done shooting the cottage we’re staying at, and boy did we have fun photographing the place!  We finished up around noon today, so we decided to head over to Asheville and check out a place called “Tobacco … Continue reading


    Nashville Flea Market

    A couple of years ago, I stumbled onto something called a “blog” written by this lovely lady… I discovered one written by this gorgeous gal that very same day… I remember feeling so inspired as I read through what they … Continue reading

    Milk Jug Lamp

    Hello! Did you have a good weekend? It was a busy one over here at TLC!Among other things, I finallllllly finished re-doing the jug lamp I got last year on the Endless Yard Sale… It’s no longer blue, it no … Continue reading