I'm Emily, a lifestyle blogger, designer, and owner of Gathered Mercantile & The Amsden Coffee Club, both located in The Amsden Building in downtown Versailles, Kentucky. In my blog, you'll read about design projects + inspiration, my wardrobe, delicious recipes, and happenings in + around the Amsden. Welcome to Gathered Living- I'm so excited to have you.

Fair Isle Festive

     I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Mine was so fun (yet super busy and maybe a little stressful) as we hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our new house and had the holiday Market 301 on Saturday.  The combination of getting the house clean for our guests and cooking Thanksgiving dinner, while trying to juggle decorating jobs, pricing new inventory, and getting everything packed up for the market was a LITTTLE much for me to handle, but thanks to all the help of my family and wonderful husband, I was able to get everything completed and enjoy plenty of time with friends and family too!  

      No matter how busy I was, I HAD to pencil in some time for my one of my favorite traditions, Black Friday shopping with my best friend, Bailey!  As the stores open earlier and earlier each year, the crowds have kind of spread out making it much easier and less stressful to shop all these sales.  For the past couple of years, we have been going out to shop starting around 9-10 PM on Thanksgiving night and staying out until the wee hours of the morning.  We're able to avoid a lot of the traffic and long lines that way but still get plenty of great deals!  As usual, we did the most damage at our favorite place, Target, who had 30% off ALL clothing, shoes, and accessories for Black Friday.  This fair isle print sweater was one of my purchases and I love the holiday-feel of the print and colors!  It's super comfortable and cozy and has a removable knit belt that you can tie around the waist or leave hanging open if you wish (I like it both ways!).  It just felt like the perfect print to wear Christmas tree shopping today!  If you missed out on Target's Black Friday sale, don't worry!  They are offering 15% off ALL purchases online and in-store today and tomorrow for Cyber Monday!  I recommend adding this little cardigan to your cart and predict you'll be reaching for it all holiday season!



Fair Isle Cardigan: Target  |   Overalls: Target (old- similar here)    |    Red tee: thrifted   |    Knotted fringed boots: Anthropologie   |    Faux fur tote: Anthropologie  |   Engraveable bar necklace: Stella + Dot

Our Fixer Upper Holiday Home Tour: Guest Bedroom

Holiday Mantle Decorating