Goin’ to the Chapel!

I’ve got some very fun news to share with you today! We’re hosting a vintage goods market here in Pike Road, Alabama on October 19th!


(Logo by Courtnie at Poppy Pedals!)

It’ll take place in what’s technically called “The Meeting House”, but most folks around here refer to it as “The Chapel”:


It usually functions as a place for meetings, weddings, and birthday parties- but we thought it would be a super fun place to host a vintage goods market in!

(Note: I got a question about it on Instagram, so I feel like I should also mention that the chapel isn’t, and never has been, a church building.)

It’s not super huge, but there is enough room for 8 vendors inside. These are the ladies (and gentleman!) who will be setting up booths at the market:


Marian, a.k.a Miss Mustard Seed and author of Inspired You, is driving in all the way from Pennsylvania with a trailer full of fabulous flea market finds! We’re very excited she and her hubby are coming to town, and I can’t wait to see how she sets up her booth! (Have you seen her booths at Luckett’s in Virginia? #Stunning)


Lucy Farmer, who blogs at Lucy’s Inspired will be bringing in a whole truckload of architectural salvage from (owner) Garlan Gudger’s Southern Accents store, in Cullman, Alabama. Lucy will also be selling pieces of vintage-to-vogue jewelry from her Lucy’s Lockets line!

Evan_And_Company copy

Evan G. Cooper, stylist extraordinaire, will not only be helping me style (and re-style!) the Chapel Market event, he’ll also have a flower stand set up smack dab in the middle of the chapel for local folks that want to take home a pretty bouquet that day!


Mary Gulbrantson, a.k.a Urban Farmgirl is driving all the way down from Rockford, Illinois with what is sure to be an awesome bunch of farm-style finds. Mary hosts wildly popular vintage goods sales at her Urban Farmgirl shop in Rockford on a regular basis, so I’m really excited to be partnering up with her for this one in sweet home Alabama! (True story: Mary and I have been talking about doing something like this together for about three years now, and I can hardly believe we’re actually going to do it for real this year!!! #BestieFromAnotherNestie)

And to make matters even more fun, Susan from Maple & Magnolia will be coming down  with Mary, and rumor has it, she’ll be bringing a bunch of vintage goodies with her, too!


Shaunna West, who blogs at Perfectly Imperfect Blog will be selling a lovely mix of both vintage and vintage-inspired items in her booth. Her Perfectly Imperfect shop is located in Troy, Alabama- which is only about an hour away, so I may try to talk her into bringing up two loads of stuff! :) (Paint-lovin’ peeps: Shaunna will also be selling Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s line of Milk Paint in her booth.)


And speaking of talented Southerners- New York Times best-selling author, Mary Kay Andrews, will also be bringing a trailer full of vintage goods picked from around the South, and I could not be more excited that she is able to attend! Her next book comes out on October 15th, so it’ll be extra fun to celebrate with her at the market that week!


KariAnne Wood was named Country Living magazine’s “Blue Ribbon Blogger” last year, and her blog, Thistlewood Farms, is definitely one of my favs! She’ll be driving down from Kentucky with another one of my favorite bloggers, (Laura from Finding Home) and I can’t wait to see all the vintage goodness they bring down with them!


I’ll be setting up a booth at the market too, and I look forward to parting with/gathering up a bunch of fun stuff to put in it over the next few months!

(Note: The items in the photos above are not necessarily going to be for sale. I just wanted to include a few small photos of the types of things you will probably see at the market.)

Each of us vendors will be posting pics of the actual items we’ll be selling on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook from time to time- so if you’re interested in seeing what everybody’s bringing, be sure to pop over there for sneak peeks along the way!

Marian Parsons: @MissMustardSeed on Twitter/@MissMustardSeed on Instagram/Miss Mustard Seed on Facebook.
Lucy Farmer: @LucysInspired on Twitter/@LucysInspired on Instagram/Southern Accents Architectural Antiques on Facebook.
Evan G. Cooper: @EvanGCooper on Twitter/@EvanGCooper on Instagram/Evan & Co. on Facebook.
Mary Gulbrantston: @UrbanFarmgirl on Instagram/@UrbanFarmgirlCo on Twitter/ Urban Farmgirl on Facebook.
Shaunna West: @PIShaunna on Twitter/ @PIShaunna on Instagram/Perfectly Imperfect Restoration on Facebook.
Mary Kay Andrews: @MKayAndrews on Twitter/@MaryKayAndrews on Instagram/Mary Kay Andrews on Facebook.
KariAnne Wood: @Thistlewood on Instagram/ @ThistlewoodFarm on Twitter /ThistlewoodFarm on Facebook.
Layla Palmer: @LetteredCottage on Instagram/@LetteredCottage on Twitter/The Lettered Cottage on Facebook.

(PS- We’ve been tagging pics with this hashtag: #TheChapelMarket)

We’re still working out all the details and I’ll update you here as we get closer to October, but in the meantime, leave us a comment if you think you can make it, and let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you this Fall! :)

PS- We’re celebrating Kevin’s 39th birthday at my mom’s house down on the coast today, but I’ll be back on Monday with our half bath reveal! :-D


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  1. Dolores says

    Layla what a wonderful job you have done getting this all together! I have often wondered why we didn’t have something like this in this area and now you have created it! Thank you so much! I know everyone will have great success with it and I will be there EARLY!

    Thank you so much for something so great to look forward to!

  2. says

    LAYLA!!! I am in STIMULATION overload!!! All my favs in ONE place! I am from the midwest (Iowa), but am SERIOUSLY considering a road trip now on Oct 19th!!!! #dreamcometrue ~Kim

  3. Carol Sullivan says

    I love that y’all are doing this!! I am in Gulf Breeze FL, probably very near your Mom, so hopefully I can make it up for Market!!! Yay!

    Happy Birthday to Kevin! Hope y’all have a fun weekend!

  4. Carrie-Curate by Carrie Corson says

    Omg…I’m giddy with excitement! All of that talent in one place, look out Alabama :-). I have to figure out how to make it! Anyone one up for a road trip South from the Midwest/Iowa???

  5. Jay Hendershot says

    Is that top photo (showing the chapel) a real place?!? Seriously, it looks like a movie set! So nice.

  6. Jennifer says

    I am seriously considering coming out from California for this event! Some of my very favorite bloggers and market goodness??? *Girly squeals of delight*

  7. Meggie Meyer says

    I have always dreamed of meeting all of you ladies but it always seems that so many of the market type events are no where in the South. I live in Columbus, GA and CANNOT wait to come! October seems so far away ahhhh but I am so excited!! :)

    • Dagmar says

      I’m in Columbus, too! :) I will be the one in the U-Haul right behind you…lol! It’s going to take a U-Haul to bring all the goodies home. :D

  8. Crista says

    I am obsessed with the Urban Farm Girl, who isn’t far from Chicago. I hope to visit her shop sometime soon. Thanks for hooking us up ;)

    • Wendy says

      I live almost 3000 miles away – and I’m working on figuring out how to come (honestly) My DH just gave me the “are you crazy look” but I’m honest to goodness thinking about it.

      Recently I cut back on the amount of blogs I try to follow, and narrowed down to about 10 favs the best of the best – and they are almost ALL going to be there! How awesome is that.
      I will be starting a blog soon and small creative business this Fall selling vintage finds and pretty things, painted furniture and am inspired by all of you! If I get there – I’m sure I’ll have come the farthest!
      (I’m in NB Canada)

      WAY FUN – Hope to see y’all there!

  9. Kim says

    Ughhhh it kills me that I live in ny and cannot make it :( :( double boo. I was disappointed to miss the perfectly I perfect market and even more bummed I am not close enough to check this one out! Will live vicariously through all the photos.

  10. kathy h says

    Oh Layla, how I wish I could go. You have some amazing people coming, great job! I know it will be a HUGE success.

    So, maybe, just maybe, you could get someone to sponsor a trip to your market as a giveaway???? I know us gals in CA would love to come visit!!

    Ha! Crossing my fingers!!

  11. says

    Oh, I’m going to miss it!! We’ll be in College Station for the Auburn v. Tx A&M game (War Eagle!). Looks like a super fun event and you’ll love MKA — she pretty much rocks in person!
    xo Heidi

    • Layla says

      Awww, we’ll miss you at the market Heidi! War Eagle though! :-D You’re right about MKA too- we’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with her a handful of times and she is so much fun to be around!

  12. Pauli says

    After this horrible day, this is just what I needed to see to put a smile on my face!!!!! Yes, I will defiantly be their to meet all my favorite bloggers!

  13. Lin says

    Oh my goodness…how awesome is this!!!! I live about 5 hours away and I am going to do my best to make it there! I am so excited and feel so fortunate that y’all would have this in my area! It would be a dream to be able to meet all of you!

  14. Della Bryan says

    I definitely plan to be there! I’ve been to one of Shaunna’s workshops and I know she’s awesome! Thanks for all the hard work I’m sure you put into planning this.

  15. Ruth says

    AMAZING!!! I read so many of these blogs everyday and never dreamed I would get to see these ladies and their treasures in person. Is dawn too early to get there? (Joking) Thank ya’ll for putting this together. Happy,Happy,Happy in Dothan, Alabama

  16. Laura says

    Ok, I live about 1500 miles away, so I probably won’t make it. I wish! :)

    I was wondering if you made that flyer, and if so, would you mind sharing the fonts you used? Or are they hand lettered?

  17. says

    I am 90% sure I am going to this,, how awesome of an event! I live in georgia and even lived in Alabama for a year, so it should be a pretty easy trip for me, very exciting!!

  18. Libby says

    This looks so awesome! Though I line outside Atlanta GA and we have awesome markets and fairs, I would love to come to this!

  19. Becky says

    Any chance I’ll win a prize for being the one person coming from California?? I am so going to try and make this happen. Of course, I’ll have to bring several empty suitcases to take home all my wonderful finds!

  20. says

    Oh MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!
    Can I say how thrilled I am that you are bringing all these great folks to the south!! To Alabama! And that I live in PRATTVILLE!!!!
    Who wouldn’t want to meet MMS in person! And get to see her booth…in person…and remember that a couple years ago that I said I would never get to see something like Luckett’s in Alabama. Or, get to see Kerianne and visit with her on some random subject. And say hi to Evan G. and fondly remember him handing me the wonderful pictures of my daughter made at KIMBOX. And Shauna…that wasn’t in Troy the day we visited. And, Mary Kay (who I have missed meeting in person TWO times)…whose new book I have, but I’m waiting to start reading, because once I start….well….enough said. And you, Layla–who I honked at one Saturday morning when you guys were out in your front yard (before you moved to Pike Road)… Yes! I’ll get to meet you, too! Yes, you waved!
    And an early happy birthday to me as I will be celebrating my October birthday at THE CHAPEL!!!!
    Oh. My! Can you tell I’m excited????

  21. Debbie Adams says

    I can not wait! I live in Montgomery and love “The Waters!” It is a beautiful place. Super excited to get to meet Miss Mustard Seed, Urban Farm Girl, Southern Accents and all the others that will be here!! We need to have more things like this here in Alabama!! Thanks Layla

  22. says

    THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU!!! I live in Mobile and have been waiting on someone to put a vintage show together in our area…so I am soooo excited!!!! I love vintage goods (I sell vintage goods here on the coast) so, I am marking my calendar.
    See ya there,

  23. MeLisa says

    Oh! My! Goodness! I thought I was in heaven when I seen MMS was gonna be here, but now that I see all the other awesome ppl, I’m about to drop dead from excitement! (Not before I get there tho, hehe!) Talk about getty school girl excitement! I’m on the coast in Mississippi & I’m gathering up all my friends to head up there. Any details on times? And can you please share info on hotels. This maybe info that will be coming, but we are wanting to plan & make arrangements early. THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting this fabulous event together, Christmas is coming early for momma! ;o)

  24. Nancy says

    I have never seen folks from CA dreaming about a trip to AL, haha! You do Alabama proud! Thanks and count me in!!!

  25. Lilian Stamand says

    Heard about your blog through Thistlewod Farm; checked it out and love it! Please add me to your email list! Thank you.

    P.S. Happy Birthday to Kevin!

  26. says

    Woo Hoo! That is quite the sale?! I am going to get out the map and see how far you are from Murfreesboro, TN! Sounds like a great event! Life to the full! Melissa

    • Lin says

      Melissa I live in Smyrna and am going to try my best to go! It is a little less than 5 hours from us. It is so exciting isn’t it!

    • Sherri Moore says

      Wow, what a fun event! I love Mary Kay Andrews, reading Ladies Night now and have read all of her books!! I can’t wait to meet everyone and see all your good stuff! What a pretty neighborhood! Coming from ATL.

  27. says

    Soooo, I just used google maps to figure out how long it would take me to drive there… just a measly 16 hours and 46 mins. Lol.
    I may have to talk my bestie into a fun girls trip to Alabama. What a *great* group of girls you’ve gathered together! #excited #excitedforyou #can’twaittoseeyourinstaposts
    p.s. Happy Birthday Kevin!

  28. Barbara says

    OOOOHHH….Can’t wait!!! I’ll be there and will bring my BFF Kitty with me! How did you manage to include every one of my favorite bloggers?? This is gonna be a blast!

  29. Deb McKathan says

    I am SO excited about this I can hardly express it. My daughter lives in Pike Road so it will be so nice to see my favorite bloggers and their products/items so close to me! Looking forward to every photo and detail! Thanks to all putting this together.

  30. LisaBR says

    I will definitely be driving up from Dothan, Al! CANNOT wait! Can you tell…I’m super excited! Yay! :)

  31. Paula says

    I cannot believe it! All the people I love to read everyday are coming to town. I live here in Montgomery and love reading your blog. I have been painting with Annie Sloan paint for two years. Thank you for making this happen!

  32. says

    Happy Birthday to Kevin. Oh how I wish we could take a vacation down your way for this event – looks fabulous and I am trying hard not to be envious of those who get to attend : )

  33. Julie b. says

    I can’t even express how excited this makes me! And to throw in MKA, who I’ve been a fan of for YEARS, is just the added bonus!! I’m already there (in my mind!) Can you please tell me what time the event will start (sorry if I missed it somewhere else). I live outside of Atlanta, and want to make sure I allow enough time to get there early. =) Can’t wait to see all of your talented folk in one location!!

  34. says

    This sounds like it will be amazing and I would even love, love, love to be there, but you are full up and I will be sharing my wonderful electric lantern fixtures at the ‘Apple Festival’ in Ellijay, GA that weekend. If you ever have another vintage goods market, I would love to participate. Have a GREAT time.

  35. Sissy Zugg says

    I am so excited about the upcoming show. I want to make plans to attend as soon as we know the exact dates. The best vendors under one roof. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  36. shar y says

    heck yeah! i am coming, driving over from Houston!! Wahoo! Care to post some sort of lodging list for the area?

  37. Angie says

    I am so excited! I live in Pensacola and have told my husband I just MUST go to Pike Road in October. Shauna and Marian are my very favorite bloggers and I am in the middle of reading Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews. Some of my favorite people all in one place…..Thanks for putting this together!

  38. Denise says

    Oh. My. God! I can’t WAIT! Something fantastic within my reach! (Have I used up my exclamation points allowance yet?) I’m saving my money til October 19th! I’ll be busy figuring out Mapquest and exactly how far away ‘The Chapel’ is from Clayhatchee, Alabama…..

  39. says

    I can’t believe something this great is right in my “backyard”! Thanks for putting this together…will there be an admission charge?

  40. says

    OMG I’m so excited! Finally something a bit closer to home yey! I can’t wait! You will definitely have to remind us again when the time is near xo.

  41. Brenda Harrell says

    We have four of us coming from Arkansas and MO. A girls weekend with some of our favorite people who inspire us .

  42. says

    I’m putting this on my calendar. I live south of Atlanta – around 2 hours away. I really hope to be there. Will there be room? This could be so popular that I’m afraid I might not be able to get in the door!

  43. says

    Ok. Officially jealous and in LOVE! Why must I live way up here tucked in a coastal town in Massachusetts. Why didnt I move to Alabama when my sister lived there and raised her kids for 20 years???? Maybe my principal will give me a few days off? Maybe my husband will say spend the grocery money on a flight dear. Ok, probably not, but a girl can dream! If you ever want to put something like this together in southeastern Massachusetts, Im your girl! And Happy Birthday to Kevin. ( I have a Kevin too)

  44. Pat Porter says

    Where and how do you get to Pike Rd. Chapel. What part of Alabama is it located in? I live on the Mississippi Coast.

  45. says

    YIPPEE!!!! Cannot wait! My daughter and her Volleyball team mates took photos at The Waters and I kept saying, “this looks veeeery familiar”. Then it clicked: The Lettered Cottage! Cannot wait to meet everyone and do some shopping!

  46. says

    I went to the first County Living Fair and the vendors were great but Country Living was not prepared for the onslaught of people that arrived. There was a monster traffic jam, the bathroom lines were an hour wait and they sold out of water immediately. I think that you will be surprised at the number of people that show up. Wishing you the best. Are you selling advance tickets?

  47. says

    I ust found you via Miss Mustard Seeds’s facebook page. I would love to make this a Fall trip for me and my hubby. Is there a charge to enter the Chapel? Where is the nearest place to stay…etc..I guess I would just love more details….if that is in your upcoming info then I will be watching. Blessings on this adventure.

  48. Kathy says

    I would love to attend! I’m in Panama City, FL so I don’t think you’re very far!! I must check this out!!

  49. Sandy says

    Yes, I’ll be there I can’t wait, hope you have enough room for all the people who said they are coming:)

  50. Betty Whatley says

    I live in Montgomery and would like to know what time you are going to start with the show Saturday? I am excited to know that ya’ll are coming since I read all your blogs. I was so glad to find out where it was going to be, because I .know they have the Pike Road arts and crafts show the first weekend in November and thought maybe that was what you were talking about. You should try that one also. They come from all over he United States

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