Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Just a little glimpse of our Mantel decorated for Christmas last year. Since we are living between our old house and the new house there won't be much decorating done this year. My daughter now owns are old house so I can't wait to see what she decides to do for decorating.

To give my mantel added fullness I used two tear drop swags that I wired together and then I added lights, ornaments, candy canes and a few snow flakes. I love the lush look the swag gives the mantel. I can't wait to see how everyone decorates their homes. Wishing you all the best this Christmas "SEASON"!

The Lettered Cottage

Monday, November 22, 2010


Hi Dear Friends, Is it part of your tradition to shop on Black Friday? Do you love to hit the stores early for all the awesome sales or do you prefer to do most of your shopping online? I usually love to shop on Black Friday but I don't have that much shopping to do this year. I think I may just go out and look around and see if I happen upon any items for my new house.

Whatever your plans are I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and if you are brave enough to fight the crowds on Black Friday, be safe and go get 'em!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Honor Our Veteran's...

My brother Henry Daniel Phillips II; Vietnam Veteran...

White ironstone dinner plates from JC Penney.
Red scallop plates also from JC Penny.
Blue and white Royal Stafford plates from TJ Maxx, a few years ago.
Blue wine glasses are from the Dollar Tree.
Glass compote's from GW, this week.
Glass basket from GW, this week.
Cupcake stand from Home Goods.
Napkins from Home Goods.
Uncle Sam figures from Michael's.
Tall white candle stick with red candle from Home Goods.
Blue place mats from Big Lots.

I hope you enjoy my table and take a few moments to reflect on all the sacrifices of our military, past and present. I also hope you have a wonderful Veteran's Day, thank you for visiting! Your kind comments, are so appreciated!