• Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Hi and happy Fall! My friend Sarah is hosting a Fall mantel decorating link party at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so I had some fun playing around with our’s a little yesterday afternoon. Because I do these seasonally (and I … Continue reading

    Fall Decorating Inspiration | The Lettered Cottage

    Christmas Mantel

    We haven’t started on our fireplace makeover yet, but that didn’t stop me from having fun with our Christmas mantel this year! As usual, I tried to mostly use things we already had around the house, and then I embellished … Continue reading


    Fall Mantel

    Remember that fireplace makeover we worked on at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks back? Well, we decided to surprise them with some fast and fun Fall mantel decor last week, too! The cardboard letters came from Hobby Lobby. We … Continue reading


    Summer Mantel

    It’s summer mantel time- yay! We had a ball putting together our adventure/sea-themed display this year… As always, our goal was to create something fresh & fun to enjoy for the season, using free, inexpensive, or handmade items, and things … Continue reading


    Summer Decorating

    Just a quick heads up to let you know we’re throwing a summer-themed link party on Monday, June 18th! We’re calling it “Summer Fun”, and whether you’ve blogged about (or are planning to blog about) your summer-y mantel, window sill, bookshelf, … Continue reading


    Spring Decorating Link Party

    Hello- and welcome to our first “Spring Fling” link party! We’re kicking things off with a mantel/shelf/ledge link party here on our blog today, and Kate, Rhoda, and Sarah will be hosting some more Spring-themed parties on their blogs on March 22nd, 27th and … Continue reading


    Spring Fling Link Parties

    Well, it’s March 1st, which means Spring is right around the corner- yay! I’m looking forward to seeing things turning green, flinging open our windows, and partying like a rockstar with YOU and my fellow link party ladies- Sarah, Rhoda and Kate from … Continue reading


    Ideas For Fall

    Greetings! And welcome to our It’s Fall Y’all link party! We’re kickin’ the series off with our mantel party- and Rhoda, Kate and Sarah are all hosting Fall-themed parties over the next 9 days too- so make sure you stop by … Continue reading


    Fireplace Decorating Ideas

    A few weeks back, I stumbled onto a blog called Nibs… It’s written by a gal named Martha and when I saw the mantel decorating series she’d been blogging about, I just had to write and ask her if I … Continue reading


    Ideas For Summer

    Howdy- and welcome to our Home May’d Summer mantel link party! Of course this party isn’t really limited to just mantels though- we wanna see all kinds of Summer-y displays! Whether they’re on a window sill, a bookshelf, a ledge- … Continue reading


    Decorating For Spring

    Spring has officially sprung here at TLC, and I. Am. Lovin’ it! First, a whole buncha these guys popped up in the backyard… I mostly used things I already had around the house… Grass green, aqua, gray, white, black, brown … Continue reading


    Spring Decorating

    Once upon a time there was a bare nekked fireplace… (and a stretchy little dog named Maximus Minimus) …and a girl with a major case of Spring fever… She had a buncha’ fun decorating that bare nekked fireplaces’ mantel for … Continue reading

    Thinking Spring

    How To’s Day

    Howdy friend! We’re excited to announce a fun little project that we’ll be making a regular feature here on our blog. We’re calling it “How To’s Day” and it’ll be a linky party where we can all share our most … Continue reading

    $82 Fireplace Makeover

    Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror (Knock-off) Tutorial

    Greetings! Today we’re gonna attempt to show you how we made the “Eagan-style” mirror we used on our mantel. We recorded a short video about it (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post) but before you watch it, … Continue reading

    Mirror Rosette

    Fall Mantel Decorating Inspiration

    Well, it’s been a long time comin’, but we’re FINALLY done with our Fall-themed fireplace! And, boy, did we have fun with this one! Up on top, we used a 16×20 print of a church that Kevin recently snapped, framed … Continue reading