The Chapel Market – July Update

Since we’re hosting The Chapel Market on October 19th, I thought it would be fun to do an update on the 19th of every month between now and then. The calendar says it’s July 19th today, so here goes!


Me and my (local) Chapel Market partner, Evan G. Cooper, have been busy gathering goodies and planning our spaces in preparation for the event.

Evan G Cooper and Layla Palmer The Lettered Cottage The Chapel Market

Evan is going to have a “bouquet booth” set up right in the middle of the chapel, and I’m really looking forward to having him there to help make everything look even more fabulous that day! #StylistExtraordinaire

Tetley Tea Tin Lettered Cottage Evan Cooper Flowers

I’m going to give that wooden stool we’re both holding a milk paint makeover before the sale, and I’ll probably sell the rattan bottle caddy with some sparkling pink lemonade in it because I just can’t get enough of the stuff!

Sparkling Pink Lemonade World Market Wine Basket

And speaking of pretty in pink- I’m also going to be selling this old armoire at The Chapel Market, too…

Pink Armoire

Isn’t “she” cute? :-)

The sale will run from 9am-5pm on Saturday, October 19th and this is the address:

1 Chapel Hill Street
Pike Road, Alabama

Almost 300 people have RSVP’ed on The Chapel Market Facebook page so far, and we’re so excited to see/meet all the folks who are going to come out that day!

If you’re planning to come, but haven’t yet RSVP’ed, we’d love for you to swing by the Facebook page and click on the “Events” icon…


…then click, “Join”:


We’re having fun planning the refreshments right now, and that will give us a better idea of how much food and how many drinks to plan for.

The inside of the chapel measures 2500 square feet:


The vendors won’t necessarily be in those *exact* locations…I just wanted to show you how everything is laid out.

I’ve never organized anything like this before, but getting together with fellow “flea marketeers” sure sounded like a fun way to spend a Fall day to me! I’m so glad the chapel was available that day, and I am SUPER thankful that Mary Kay,Β Marian, Karianne, and MaryΒ are all up for a trip to Alabama!

Hope to see you here, too!

PS- For a list of nearby hotels, click here: Goin’ to the Chapel.


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  1. Shauna says

    I am so sad to have work conflicts that day. Any chance you’d extend it to Sunday, also? And also, will you be headed to Atlanta for the Country Living Fair the weekend after?

  2. says

    I seriously don’t think there has ever been an event like this I’ve wanted to attend more than this. I just adore all of these vendors / bloggers! Nothing gets my creative spirit going like a great event! I bet you all are having the best time planning for Chapel Market. I hope you have the time of your lives at the event & I sure hope I can make the trip down South to be a part of it. Still trying to work out the details, it’s a long way from Iowa, but crossing my fingers I can get there!

  3. Teri Rowe says

    It looks marvelous…I know I started liking your blog when I lived in Arizona, but now live in St. Louis….The Chapel market is in October and in Alabama? Love everything you post.


  4. Donna Lohr says

    Oh, Layla, I NEED that pink armoire for my new house….but I’m in WV….making my heart hurt….how much? Can I afford it with a trip to Alabama????

  5. Hailey Johnston says

    My 2 girlfriends and I are SO excited about this! Our 4 hour Road Trip is planned, the hubbys have been informed and we are counting down the days!!! :) CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!

  6. Amanda says

    Just booked hotel for Friday night!! Eeeeek! So excited. I told my kids this would be how they would feel if Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, and wolverine all were in the same room! (I have boys, can you tell? Haha!)

  7. Vara says

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! I’m in love with that pink armoire. I want it! I want it! I want it!!!!!! That is so gorgeous. I wish so badly I could come for your market. Unfortunately I live in Illinois. :-(

    • Layla says

      Hey, Vara! One of our vendors, Mary from Urban Farmgirl is driving down from Illinois! Have you visited her shop in Rockford? SO AWESOME! πŸ˜€

      • Vara says

        I actually have not, but the next time I make it up there I will. I live about 4 hours south of her.

        I gotta tell ya, your neighborhood looks delightful! I can just picture folks sitting on their porches and talking with neighbors as children ride by on their bicycles and play in the yards. It reminds me of a modern day Mayberry. I’d want to live there. Gorgeous.

  8. Lisa R says

    SUPER excited!!! Some of my favorite on-line folks all in one spot! Yay!! All within an hour and a half of home… Did I mention that I was excited?? :)

  9. Carrie - Curate | by Carrie Corson says

    Oops…I forgot to you know of any cottage overnight rentals nearby or within a couple hours? Looking to see if we can find somewhere unique to stay or visit maybe try to make a little vacation out of the trip. Maybe somewhere fabulous like your Tybee Island cottages:)

  10. Elainen says

    Not trying to be critical because I really, really love your posts – but “Me and my (local) Chapel Market partner, Evan G. Cooper,” – should correctly say “My local Chapel Market partner, and I”. The way people speak these days is hard for me to handle and my grands are some of the worst. Thanks for understanding.

  11. says

    Man, I wish I lived closer!! It sounds like a perfect fall Saturday to me, too. Can’t wait to read all about how it goes!

  12. April says

    It looks like a lovely event! But all I keep thinking is: That cracker tin is an antique or at least a little bit retro? Ah! We had that and used it for crackers growing up! Am I chic or an antique?! :-)

    • Layla says

      Chic for sure, April! πŸ˜€ And as for those vintage goodies- sure wish they made them that cool-lookin’ nowadays, don’t you? πŸ˜€

  13. Dawn says


    Every part of it looks super fun and exciting. What should those of us who don’t have a Facebook account do to RSVP? :)

    • Layla says

      No worries, Dawn! Just trying to get a general idea. :-) Can’t wait to meet you!

  14. Lin says

    I am so excited! I have my reservations made at a B&B in Montgomery and my best friend is coming with me! Thank you so much for all your hard work in putting this together!

  15. Bonnie says

    I can’t wait to come to this!! You may have a bidding war on that pink armoire, lol! It’s perfectly sweet and lovely. October is the best time of year for a road trip. :)