Vintage Paint-by-Number Paintings

Paint By Number Horses | Paintings | Laundry Room | Waterslide by Dutch Boy

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton I finally hung those old paint-by-number paintings up this weekend. I clamped them inside two vintage pants hangers in the laundry nook, in the hallway upstairs. I figured anything hanging from a vintage … [Read More...]

Plant Stand and Painting


"Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands." -1 Thessalonians 4:11 (ESV) It was a quiet, work-with-my-hands kind of day, and here's what I can tell you: putting old plant stands to good use is fun, and doing math is not. :-) The stand came … [Read More...]

Must-Visit Places: Jo’s Coffee Shop

Queen Bee | Jos Coffee Shop | Mount Pleasant | Texas

We're home from Texas and I've been so excited to share some photos from our trip with you! While Kevin was at soundcheck at The Mission Church on Thursday, I decided to walk around the square in downtown Mount Pleasant. I haven't ventured off by myself in a while (my recent health issues … [Read More...]

Hanging Art

Vintage Horse Paint By Number Paintings

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ―Winston Churchill I've always been a sucker for a vintage paint-by-number. Whether it's a collection of individually framed ones... (Country Living) …or a huge wall mural... (Camp … [Read More...]

Mary Lynn’s Sunroom – Pick My Presto

Sunroom Inspiration

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.” ―Tate Linden A sweet gal named Mary Lynn (from Ohio) recently wrote me asking for some design advice for her 3-season porch. She told me she wanted to change everything, and sent me a few photos of the … [Read More...]

I Heart Donna Tucker Art

Bubble Art | Donna Tucker | Print | Painting | Kids Room

I went to an art festival with my mom and her hubby about a week after I got home from Haiti. It was so much fun to wander around with them in that environment! They both lean handmade/handcrafted, and seeing what makes their hearts sing makes me appreciate those kinds of things (and them!) all the … [Read More...]

Decorating The Gallery Wall: Shadowbox Cube

Long Shadowbox from Pottery Barn

"Serious is a word that must be entirely avoided when it comes to decoration." -Kathryn M. Ireland Remember that long box I taped off when I was laying out our gallery wall? I had a $25 off Pottery Barn coupon burning a hole in my pocket, so I sprang for this iron shadowbox cube last … [Read More...]

Priming and Painting

Painting The Partition Wall

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." -Jane Austen Priming and painting... (Kilz and Simply White) …priming and painting. (Gray Cashmere by Benjamin Moore) (Found the old handles on Etsy a while back) Distressing the edges and adding the hardware as … [Read More...]

Living Room Update: Gallery Wall (Part 1)

Ski Rental | Ski | Wall Gallery | The Lettered Cottage

I started taping out the gallery wall in the living room this weekend. What a mind bender those things can be! You'll notice I ran out of green tape half way through, hence the two different types of tapes. :-) I've been collecting frames and art, little by little, for the past couple of … [Read More...]

Living Room Update: Partition Wall (Part 2)

Planked Partition Wall | The Lettered Cottage

Remember when I put together that inspiration photo-drawing of our living room in December? And remember when we got "bones" in February? Well, as of today, we've got planks on one side of the new partition wall too! :-D (No crown yet because we're having a hard time finding … [Read More...]

Front Door Colors

Blue Shotgun House

Two-story Blue (a.k.a- our besties house across the street) is getting a new exterior door color! It's currently a purple-y shade of brown: The question is: which one? Cherry: Cranberry: Fuchsia: Grass Green: Dark Lime: Bright … [Read More...]

A Cottage By The Sea And Time On Sliver Island

Pelican | Tybee Island | Georgia

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.” -Rolf Edberg Wonder-full really has a hold on me this year... …and all that talk about Port Isaac stirred up a mad craving for the coast. (Doyle's on the Dunes) So we … [Read More...]

4 Favorite Blogs

Vintage Typewriter

…and speaking of beauty-full places to visit, here are some of my favorite blogs in the whole world (wide web): 1. Assortment- by Carmella "Everyone has a story. It follows like a shadow, a silhouette. Here, I write ours. It's become a story about less. And more. It's about long-term goals … [Read More...]

Bucket List Destination: Port Isaac

Louisas Cottage | Doc Martin | Port Isaac | Cornwall England

Y'all, my mom introduced me to the Doc Martin series on Netflix while I was visiting her last weekend, and I am officially smitten with Port Wenn! It's really called Port Isaac, and it's located in Cornwall, England about 4 hours west of London. I couldn't add it to my bucket list quick … [Read More...]