Reclaimed Wood Fireplace Surround

Jane Coslick Colorful Beadboard Bathroom | Cottage

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." Pablo Picasso Well, my birthday trip to Southern Accents was a success! There were so many pretty planks to choose from, but I ended up bringing home 25 of these blue-gray ones... ...and two of … [Read More...]

Summer Mantel 2015

Summer Mantel | Farmhouse | Cottage | 6

“Use lots of exclamation points. They love to be overused.” -SARK It's June 5th, which means I'm 41 years old young today!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D Kevin is taking me up to Cullman, where we're going to visit our friend Garlan about some reclaimed wood. I've got an idea for the fireplace, which is … [Read More...]

Thought-Full Thursday


If you've visited a time or two, you may have gathered that I've got a thing for quotes...and taking pictures...and blogging...and all things lettered. So, I think I'll start a new "thing" on Thursdays. Thought-full Thursdays. Just one simple photo, covered in words strung together in a way … [Read More...]

Laundry Room Update: Window Treatments

Laundry Room | Rustic Shelves | Paint By Number | Horses

“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” -L.M. … [Read More...]


Coastal Plain | Secretary | The Lettered Cottage | Hoop Art

"Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story." -Erin Flett Happy June! I forgot to include a photo of the cover of the Country Living magazine in the post I published about it on Friday, so I thought I'd do that here today...this is it: The … [Read More...]

DIY Project: How To Mat And Frame Any Photo

Vintage Frame | Old Red Truck

"What if you just did it your own way? No rules, no right or wrong, just what you think is beautiful." -Sandra Magsamen Remember that old wooden frame I put Sweet P's bubble print in? I actually had two of them. I purchased them for $3 each at a flea market last year. The second one has … [Read More...]

Farm-Style Decorating

Vintage Toy Truck

"A cowgirl gets up in the morning, decides what she wants to do and does it." -Marie Lords I got up and decided to add a few farm-y touches to Sweet P's room today. I'm so excited to share with you that we're headed back to Haiti on June 24th to visit him for 4 days!! :-D Thank you … [Read More...]

Front Door Facelift

Distance by Sherwin Williams | Cottage | Farmhouse | Dining Room | Entry

"The art of feeling happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." -Henry Ward Beecher I decided to go for it. No charcoal gray though. Nope- I decided to go with a sort of "dusty blueberry" instead. It's called Distance (Sherwin-Williams) and it sure makes me feel … [Read More...]

More Decorating In The Dining Room

Susie Harris Sign Art | Shell | Shelf | Dining Room | Decorating | Cottage | Country | Farmhouse

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning sun can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer." -Anne Morrow Lindbergh I think the same goes for potting a plant. What is it about sinking our hands into the soil, you know? :-) I got the basket on … [Read More...]

Dining Room Decorating

Farm Decor | Farmhouse | Country | Cottage | Decorating

"Think about making do, and doing what you can with what you have. Think about finding value in what already is." -Carmella Rayone I found some value in what already was this weekend. :-) That secretary that used to be in our kitchen? I dragged it into the dining room. It was just the … [Read More...]

I Want You To Have This

Compendium Products | Live Inspired Dot Com

A whole box full of goodies from It's all from the folks at Compendium and here's what the (randomly-chosen) winner will receive: - The 10 Book - The 10 Journal - "Expecting You" (A Keepsake Pregnancy Journal) - The 2 Book - The 2 Journal - 6 "Motto" … [Read More...]

Breathe It All In And Love It All Out

BlogThreads Dot Com | Breathe It All In T-shirt | The Lettered Cottage

Okay- it’s Blog Threads day! 😀 Like I mentioned yesterday, we'll be using any proceeds from this (2-day) sale to book a trip back to Haiti so that we can do some more bonding with our boy. (Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart to anyone who purchases one!) We'll also be sending 20% of … [Read More...]

May Design

Featured Image

Happy Monday! I've had lots of requests for a new Blog Threads t-shirt (which is very kind of y'all that have asked!), and we're hoping to go bond with our Sweet P again at the end of July, so I thought I'd create another one to release as a fundraiser this week. We got a very encouraging … [Read More...]

A Heron Painting For the Dining Room

Heron Painting by Ruthie Carlson | The Lettered Cottage

“Creativity is the Blue Heron within us waiting to fly; through her imagination, all things become possible.” -Nadia Janice Brown Meet Hazel the heron: My friend Ruthie painted her...with a palette knife. I know, right?! Blows me away, the things she creates with that knife of … [Read More...]