Decorating a Hoosier Cabinet and a Twin Bed/Nightstand Update


The day we walked in to the Mess Hall, we found homeowner Pam’s lovely Hoosier cabinet standing in the far corner of the kitchen… See it back there? I’ve always had a thing for Hoosier cabinets, so I was really happy to find it waiting for me to decorate! (BEFORE) Before we got here, Pam […]

Redecorating the Enlisted Mens Mess Hall on Tybee Island, Georgia


This week is gonna be a wild one! We’re back on Tybee Island (in Georgia), and we’re redecorating a cottage called “The Enlisted Mens Mess Hall”. You may remember it from the re-do we did earlier this year at Screened Inn. Click to launch the full sized magazine The Mess Hall is on the other […]

The Lettered Cottage E-zine, Coming Soon To A Computer Near You!

Happy Weekend Friend! I wanted to give you a quick heads up about what’s goin’ down here in Lettered Cottage Land this week. On Monday, Kevin & I are heading back to Tybee Island to shoot the most delicious little cottage you-ever-did-see, because we are determined to put together a kick butt e-zine for you […]

Sundial Charters & Sliver Island

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As long as I live, I will never forget our trip out to Sliver Island. It’s not really called “Sliver Island”…but that’s what I call it. It’s actually called Little Tybee, but because the part we explored was only about twenty five steps wide, I decided to call it Sliver Island instead. Obviously, because it’s an island, […]

The Lettered Cottage Magazine- Screened Inn Issue


Hey there! I hope all is well in your neck of the world this spendid Saturday afternoon. Everything is groovy over here at TLC. Well, except for the fact that I’m still hobbling around here due to the large-and-in-charge invisible shards of glass embedded in the ball of my foot and big toe. Yowza! But […]

Screened Inn: Sand & Sea Bedroom


Hola! In addition to stepping on what has to the worlds smallest glass factory, (Can you say embedded and invisible? Ouch!) I also added a few more pages to the Screened Inn e-zine today. Remember this room? When you enter the house it’s the first thing you see on the other side of the kitchen, […]

"Screened Inn"- Lemonade Mermaid Bedroom


Happy weekend friend! We got a lot of work done around here last week (still trying to play catch up), but we did get to break away for a few hours yesterday for this little guy’s 1st birthday party… (This pic was taken last Halloween) And last night, I added a few more pages to […]

"Screened Inn" Kitchen, Baths & Master Bedroom

Hello Friend- and welcome to “Screened Inn”…the magazine! I’m kidding.It’s not actually a real-deal-completely-finished magazine.We just started to throw it together yesterday, for fun. But we have been working on a real, extra fancy-schmancy e-zine that we do hope to finish and release very soon! It’ll be free of charge to all those who want […]

The "Lettered Love" Room at Screened Inn

Since my heart literally skips a beat each time a new shelter mag appears in my mailbox, I decided to have some fun and display the master bedroom photos we shot at Screened Inn “magazine style” in this post. (My blog is my playground, and passion pushes my swing!) But before you look at the […]

Name the Cottage & Haley’s Cottage Winners

Hello! I’m just now finally getting around to posting the names of the winners of the“Name the Cottage”Contest. So sorry for the delay! Cottage Name: “Screened Inn”Submitted by: Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth (and Dallin too!) Master Bedroom Name: “Lettered Love”Submitted by: Between You And Me Twin Bedroom Name: “Sand & Sea” Submitted by: Vickie Yellow […]

Home Sweet Hairballs

We’re home! And, boy oh boy, do we have some cleaning/weeding/mowing/mail-sorting to do. It’s crazy what can happen to a place when you go away for three weeks!(How can one kitty cat, and one 9 pound dog shed SO much fur!?!?!) But before we even think about tackling any of that “fun stuff”, I thought […]

Open House Day

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Shopping in Savannah and Racing Towards the Finish Line

Well, it’s been an amazing two weeks on Tybee so far, and although we’ve had some great meals (the shrimp po’boy at Stingrays is deloosh and breakfast at The Breakfast Club is to die for!), stayed in some amazing cottages, (we’ve crashed at six different pads so far), and experienced some magical moments, (Happy Hour […]

Dusk at Doodlebug

It’s Happy Hour and I’m sitting on a white wicker settee inside the screened-in porch at a cottage called “Doodlebug”. It’s topped with a lime green, leopard print cushion… The view of the marsh in front of the cottage is like something straight out of a “Bellamy”… ( The air is heavy, and moist- but […]

Vote For Your Favorite Cottage Names!

Alrighty!Are you ready to cast your votes?Diane narrowed down her favorite names, so here are the contenders… If you’d like to cast your votes-visit the poll in our left sidebar.(Comments left on this post will not be counted as votes) The poll will be open through noon (Central Time) on Monday, June 21st, 2010. Can’t […]