Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Custom Made Sign: Inspired by The Lettered Cottage

When we installed the bookshelves, I knew immediately what I wanted to go above the doorway...





A close up of the lettering...


The bottom two photos are from the wonderful lady who made it...

Does it look a little familiar? That would be because I absolutely fell in love with Layla Palmer's sign at The Lettered Cottage.  So, I was able to contact Susie Harris, a truly amazing sign maker, to make me one very similar to it. I changed the wording in honor of David's and my favorite coffee shop in Highlands, NC, where we got married. We have spent many wonderful hours sipping coffee in the cozy small town coffee house, and I love being reminded of that every time I look at our sign! If you are looking for a custom sign, I highly recommend Susie! She was super fast, and the sign turned out perfectly.

Here is Layla's:



What do you think? Any ideas on what to put on top of the bookshelves? I was thinking baskets...

14 comments:

The Brick Cottage said...

Oh, I love Susie's signs! Your sign looks fabulous with the bookshelves! And what a sweet sentiment behind it, too.

Amy R. said...

The sign is perfect for your space. The bookshelves look fantastic. Great idea:) Have a great day!!

Amy R.

The Giesler's said...

Beautiful!
Considering your in an old farmhouse, I think a few vintage wire baskets would be amazing on top of your shelves!

Patti said...

Sign looks great...have you considered a little artificial greenery on top of your shelves?

The Giesler's said...

Like this one... L-O-V-E!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55845551/vintage-blue-wire-crate-with-extra-long?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=wire+basket&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love that sign above the bookshelves! I will have to check her out!
Enjoy your day!

Londen

Momma Rhyne said...

Oh you got Susie's sign... I just love her. And the sign looks fabulous!!! great idea!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

caroline, it looks awesome! i love the change to fine art as well. it's just gorgeous!

Bromeliad said...

How nice to have a sign with meaning.

coolkids said...

love the sign! Are those the billy bookcases from Ikea?

Leah said...

Oh it turned out fabulous! It is the perfect addition to your library!

Luvs!

Katy said...

Swooning! I love it and it's perfect for that space.

Rebekka Seale said...

I LOVE the bookshelves! I want some just like them!

And love the Page and Palette sign...that was the name of a bookstore/coffeshop in Fairhope, Alabama where I grew up. So many fond and cozy memories!!!

Mandi Miller said...

Baskets would be great! Can you come decorate my house sometime? We need some serious help! :)
The sign looks fabulous!