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 we spent almost all of June on Tybee Island, I never got a chance to […]

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. Our readers rock, and their mantels do too! Check out what Stephenie at Decorating Addict […]

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 I’ve had the pleasure of working on over the past couple of years. Let’s get […]

How To Decorate Your Mantel For Spring

Spring Mantel

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 challenging. There’s such a fine line between displaying things on them that enhance the peaceful […]

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 one of them… Don’t worry- it doesn’t look anything like that now.Let’s just say it […]

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 of jute twine… …around plain, inexpensive Dollar Store candles… They look great and smell good […]