Posts in Fourteen & East
Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movies are one of my favorite things! Cody & I first went to an outdoor showing of Singing in the Rain a few years ago & since then I was hooked. When we moved into our house & had a yard again a projector & screen were one of the first things we bought. We've loved watching so many movies in our backyard that when we opened the shop I knew I wanted to host a free outdoor movie for our customers! Once we finally got some decent weather it was time to sit down & plan our first movie night. It just happened to fall on May 1st so what better way to kick of Cinco de Mayo than The Three Amigos played on the big screen? 

I'm obsessed with the way this turned out! Our little cinder block building turned out to be an adorable spot for our movie night! We picked up some of those tacky faux grass rugs from Home Depot, a few bean bags from Walmart, blankets from Fourteen & East mixed with canvas drop cloths as picnic blankets, & most importantly margaritas!  

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Galentine's Day Brunch

If you watch Parks & Rec you know Galentine’s Day is a very special day that I immediately fell in love with! In case you haven’t seen the show, Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the amazing women in your life & the friendships that mean so much to you! When I opened the store I knew that I wanted to celebrate women & Galentine’s Day with a floral workshops, lip stick bars, & cupcakes! For the blog, I wanted to share a simple, but fun Galentine’s Day brunch! I teamed up with Sarah Regan a nutritionist in Augusta, GA & my bestie to come up with a menu that everyone would love!

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Looking for the perfect Galentine's Day / Valentine's Day gift? A Grit & Grace oyster bowl with a pair of earrings is the perfect combo! 

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For the table I kept it fun with a colorful floral arrangement (made by me!! Want to learn how to arrange gorgeous blooms check out of workshop with Southern Thyme!), white plates, a watercolor table runner (by the fabulous Tori of TW Designs ), & my new favorite DIY, wine dipped napkins!

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WINE DIPPED NAPKINS
The name pretty much describes it all! 

SUPPLIES
White linen napkin
Cheap Red Wine (don’t waste the good stuff!)
Large Pot
2 Tablespoons of Salt
Water

STEPS
Pour the wine & salt into the pot. Dip half of the napkins in the wine for a few seconds. Leave bottom of the napkins in the wine for about 10 mins to create an ombre look. Once you get the looks you’re going for dip the napkins in cold water until the wine doesn’t bleed (you may have to do this process one or two times) & let dry! 

I hope this sweet brunch inspires you to celebrate the ladies in your life! Although it’s fun to throw a gorgeous brunch the most important thing is spending time together & encouraging each other. So if brunch is out of the question celebrate the day with a simple text or phone call! 

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Don’t have any plans for Galentine’s Day? Come hang out with me at our first floral workshop! Get all the details here!

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Want to learn how to make all the yummy food from this brunch? Hop over to Sarah's blog for all the recipes! The Blood Orange Cocktail is AMAZING!

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Styling An Entry Table

One of the most common questions I get in the store is, "Do you have any tips for styling my entry table?" Entry tables can be a tricky one. They're the first thing you see when you come home. They need to look pretty, but also be functional. Here are my top tips for styling an entry table & check out what I put together at the store! PS Check out Miss Molly making her debut in the video at the bottom!  

1 | Focal Point - Picking a focal point to go above the table doesn't have to be difficult. I recommend a mirror (so you can check yourself out before leaving the house), a collage of photos to create simple lines, or one large piece of art work like a tapestry. 

 
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2 | Lighting - A lamp is a must for an entry table in my opinion. Of course, it allows light, but it creates a warm & welcoming look once the sun goes down. 

 
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3 | Catch All - Entry tables on a day to day basis get junky real quick. You throw down your keys, mail, purse, kick off your shoes so don't forget to add pieces that provide function by quickly hiding all your junk! When setting up this look I used a basket for shoes & this fun white lidded jar for keys! 

 
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4 | Balance - In this look I have 3 objects on the top right so I matched that by having 3 objects in the bottom left. I also added a tall lantern to be a similar height of the lamp. If one side of your table looks a little heavier or busier than the other switch some things around to help level everything out!

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5 | You do you! - I say this every time someone asks me about styling their home... "You do you!" It's your house! Incorporate things you love in your design & don't feel pressured to recreate someone else's house.  

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Don't judge, but I'm a sucker for Valentine's Day. Yes, you should show your love for someone every day not just February 14th, but way back in high school that was the day Cody asked me to be his girlfriend... AWW! Ever since then I've just been a sap for the day. I put together a little Valentine's Day Gift Guide with some fun things to ask for from your sweetheart! 

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1 | Grit & Grace $24 at Fourteen & East
2 | Crosley Turn Table $133
3 | Llama Coffee Mug $11.20
4 | Copper Fondue Set $65
5 | Instax Mini Polaroid Camera $59
6 | Heart of Gold Bracelet $32
7 | Heart Shaped Succulent Planters $88-$148
8 | Old Whaling Company $7.50 at Fourteen & East
9 | Heart Shaped Picnic Basket $79

Check out more of my favorite things!

Galentine's Day Floral Workshop!

We're taking a page out of Leslie Knope's book & celebrating the friendships that mean the most to us! Fourteen & East is hosting a Galentine's Day Floral Workshop led by Southern Thyme. Grab your bestie (or come meet new people!) & join us February 13 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Fourteen & East. Tickets are $65 and includes the workshop, all florals, along with bites & sips! Seats are limited!

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T I C K E T S   |   $ 6 5

 
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Fourteen & East, DIYJenna Moore
Blessed.

I have so many people ask me how we got started & what exactly is Fourteen & East so here goes it! As cheesy as it sounds, since I was little I dreamt of having my own store. The idea of playing shop always seemed so fun & little did I know that one day I would have the opportunity to open my own little shop.

 
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It all started when Cody & I found out we were getting to stay in our happy place, Charleston. Out of boredom I hopped on Craig's List (like all good stories, this one started on Craig's List) & found this cute building that was once a moped store. It had only been posted for a few mins & we went to view it that afternoon. My parents met us & I started dreaming of what I would need to do to the space. We went to dinner afterwards & my mind was going a million miles an hour. We reached back out to the realtor, yada yada yada, a few weeks later we were signing the lease! In fact, I signed the lease in the lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel right before heading upstairs to begin photographing a wedding. What we thought would be a simple reno turning into an almost 3 month reno. More on that later!

Where did the name Fourteen & East come from? I wish I had a better story, but while trying to come up with a name Cody put together some of my favorite things & boom Fourteen & East was born! See? Super lame story... I'm taking requests for a cooler story ;)

Opening Fourteen & East has been one of the craziest journeys. It's a full on emotional rollercoaster of excitement & fear, but I'm buckled in & I'm enjoying the ride! Words will never be able to describe how blessed & thankful I am for this shot at one of my dreams. Thank you thank you thank you to my parents who help steer me through all of this & have fulling accepted that I'm a little crazy & stubborn (I call it determination) beyond their wildest dreams. Thank you to all my friends who painted, patched walls, made signs, poured concrete, cleaned, spread the word, & cheered me on along the way! I love each and every one of you & I am so thankful for your friendships!

To Cody... you, sir, are the eighth wonder of the world. If I ask for you to hang the moon you will do everything in your power to do it for me. You are my person. I know that no matter what crazy idea that pops in my head you are always there to hear me out, encourage me, & help me in every way possible. Thank you for being awesome! I love you!

Ok, I'm done being a sap! Thank you for stopping by I cannot wait to see where Fourteen & East takes us!

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Faux Brick Wall

I knew when we opened Fourteen & East I wanted an accent wall and with my obsession with exposed brick it was a match made in heaven. The only problem… no exposed brick so it was time to start searching for diy faux brick wall. A quick search on Pinterest and we had our plans! Here is what we followed!

Supplies

Faux Brick Wall Panels 

Glue

Nail Gun

White Wall Spackle

Spackle Knife

Saw (if your walls are over 8ft)

To adhere the the panels to the wall we used glue and then shot it with the nail gun. Since we were going to be using the German Schemer technique on top of the panels the nail holes were not an issue. Once the panels were hung it was time to schemer! I’m not going to lie I absolutely LOVED doing this! I totally got in the zone and knocked the entire wall out in about an hour and a half. Work the spackle in a hashtag motion. Add more or add less spackle to get the desired look! You can even white wash paint on top if you don’t want any of the red brick to show through! We did the entire wall for less than $200. It was a really easy project and I’m obsessed with the results! 

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