• Our Summer Mantel

    Note: We’re tryin’ something new here on the Lettered Cottage blog, so be on the lookout for all the little audio players throughout this post, and click the “play” button to hear the messages I recorded for you! ————————————————————————————- Since … Continue reading

    Mantel Mania: Part Two

    I’ve learned a few things this week: 1. There are about three photos of corner fireplaces on Google: (Photo: Thrifty Decor Chick) 2. You don’t have to have a real fireplace if you want to decorate a mantel… and 3. … Continue reading

    Mantel Mania: Part One

    Okay folks- I hope you’re ready for a TON of photos!First, I’m going to show you a bunch of photos of well-decorated mantels I found while surfing the web. Then, I’m going to show you some photos of some mantels … Continue reading

    How To Decorate Your Mantel For Spring

    Welcome to Mantel Mania! I’ve decided to ring in Spring by hosting a week-long “blog-stravaganza” devoted to sharing ideas about all things “mantel”. I don’t know about you, but I have found that decorating a fireplace mantel can be extremely … Continue reading

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    Mantel Mania: Sneak Peek

    Intrigued? Well, I am happy to report that everything came together quite nicely! Turns out, I actually had a lot of other things around the house that I was able to work into the mantel display as well. This is … Continue reading

    Houzz Ideabook- Mantel Mania: Sprucing The Space Above Your Fireplace

    On Monday, March 15th, I’m going to blog about decorating ideas for your mantel. I’ve searched the internet for ideas many-a-time, and it just seems like there aren’t a whole lot of them out there, or they won’t work for … Continue reading

    Christmas Craft Ideas 2009 – Part Two

    Leonardo da Vinci said, “simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”. So how about simply swapping out something round… …for something else round during the holidays… Or how about simply hot gluing some cinnamon sticks… …and wrapping a little bit … Continue reading

    My $82 Fireplace Makeover

    What do you do with an outdated-looking fireplace, that has crazy proportions, for around eighty bucks? Here’s what we did! First, we bulked up our mantel by attaching wider wood to it. We used a  1”x 8” piece of plain pine … Continue reading

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