Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 30!

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30 weeks!!
How did that happen??
We can’t believe how much fun these last 30 weeks have been partying with you all and we feel so blessed to have watched this little ol’ blog grow and change. We cannot tell you how much it means to us to be apart of this wonderful community.

Among the many incredible things that have happened since starting our journey with you, has been the opportunity to work with our amazing Sponsors.
We thought this would be a great time to take a moment and officially introduce you to them!
We started working with this awesome company shortly after we launched and we think they are just fabulous!
Simple Stencil
The Simple Stencil has the most incredible stencils…truly something for everyone!
simple stencil 1  simple stencil 2

both of us have used their stencils several times and we are so pleased with their product! If you’re looking for some great lettering for your walls or projects please check out The Simple Stencil!

Our next sponsor is so talented, but not only is Andrea from Signs by Andrea talented she’s a sweetheart too!

Signs by Andrea
When Heather admired a sign that Andrea had linked up to Inspiration Friday..Andrea sent it to her!! Um, hello…how sweet is that! Andrea has a sign to fit any need or budget and can even customize a sign for you.
We will be sharing more of Andrea’s beautiful signs coming up soon…where YOU might win one…stay tuned. Winking smile Until then, At The Picket Fence friends can get $5 off a sign right now by entering FENCES at checkout! Thanks Andrea!
Our next two sponsors have the most fabulous Etsy Shops!

unexpected Elegance
Unexpected Elegance specializes in vintage or antique items and create one of a kind pieces from the “unexpected!” Angela always has beautiful and “unexpected” items for sale in her shop.
h a n d m a d e  Enamel Numbered Tags    h a n d m a d e  Birch Napkin Rings with Metal Numbered Plaques

Wouldn’t these tags and napkin rings be beautiful for fall? Visit Unexpected Elegance for even more lovely and unexpected items!

If you love all things vintage you’ll love The Old Block House Vintage Home Décor


We just love these numbers and the beautiful grain sacks!
Vintage Numbers Stitched on Wool Circle  
You can find many more vintage items at Vintage Home Décor!
We were excited about the opportunity to work with two of our favorite online stores!
Joss & Main     Dresses from Shabby Apple
If you are not a member of either of these fabulous retailers we invite you to visit them through our links in our sidebar under sponsors! We are so grateful for the privilege of not only working with these incredible companies but also for the friendships which have developed with them as a result.
Please pay these talented folks a visit and let them know the girls from the fence sent you!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of At The Picket Fence we’d love to have you as part of our team! Since there is still one more week of summer…and we’re going to cherish each day….we are offering our summer buy one get one advertising special for one more week! For more information you can visit our Advertise With Us page or email us for specifics!
Let’s get to our Features, shall we?
Now, we promise we aren’t featuring this adorable Vintage Circus Birthday Party from Blog 5 to 9 just because Vanessa was so thrilled to find someone else in blogland named Vanessa!
Obviously we are featuring this because it is just so beyond creative and darling and we totally flipped out when we saw it.

You must go over and see all of the details to fully appreciate just how fantastic this is!
Pallets, pallets everywhere! Pallets are all the rage right now and Inspiration Friday is no exception…
Now, to know Debbie of Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing is to love her!
Not only do we consider her the official driver of the Blogging Welcome Wagon, but she is seriously creative to boot! So we shouldn’t have been surprised when she took a free wood pallet from Lowes and transformed it into this….
But, we were! Because Debbie is full of surprises and her talent knows no bounds. If you don’t know Debbie yet, you are seriously missing out so get on over and pay her a visit. You’ll be glad you did!

Alicia from La Famille took pallets in a whole other direction when she made this fabulous pallet bed for her sunroom!

Her sunroom redo is fabulous and this pallet bed…well, we just LOVE it!
We also love how Happily Home…After used a trick of the eye to make the most of her beautiful bedroom.  It proves that with a little ingenuity and creativity, you can work within the existing footprint of a space and maximize it’s potential!
With only one more week of summer left, we wanted to leave you with two delicious recipes that would be perfect for Labor Day!
Jennifer from Jane Deere shared this mouth watering BBQ Grilled Shrimp Tostadas…um yep making these for sure!
and Yummy Mummy shared these decadent and beautiful Mini Mud Pies as a special tribute…

Please visit Yummy Mummy to read more about the significance behind these tiny little pies.
We also want to let you know about our newest Friday Party Friend, Honey from 2805!
Be sure to hop on over and join her brand new Linky Party where you will find a veritable “Potpourri” of inspiring ideas and creativity. We’ll see you there!
And thank you to all of our features this week as well as to all of you who share your amazing ideas, projects and inspiration with us each and every week! If you were featured today (or have been featured in the past) please grab the featured at button located in our sidebar!
Are you following At The Picket Fence on Facebook?  Don’t forget we feature many of your links during the week on our Facebook Page! If you’ve been featured there, grab a button as well! Thank you to everyone who shared so many fabulous posts with us last week!  We appreciate you!
Now it’s time to share with us what has inspired you this week!
Thank you so much for joining us for Inspiration Friday at the Fence,
When you are done linking up head over and party with the other Friday Party Friends
The lovely Courtney at French Country Cottage

Our beautiful friend Alison from Stuff and Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense

The gracious Debra from Common Ground


And our newest Friday Party Friend, Honey from 2805

Now all ya PARTY PEOPLE it’s time to link on up…here’s the rules!
  • Friend At The Picket Fence in some capacity
  • Link Up any post you’ve written that has Inspired You and will Inspire Others-it can be a home improvement project, craft, recipe, story, devotional…if it inspires link it up!
  • Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)
  • Please post our button (code in the sidebar) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY)
  • Visit another guest. Please try and visit at least the link directly above and below you! We try to visit as many posts as we can but as Inspiration Friday grows and especially during the busy summer months, sometimes we miss some and for that we apologize.  It makes us feed good knowing others are visiting people as well!  Thank you..it truly means a lot to us!
We would love to recommend this fabulous post over at Crafter Minds for a quick tutorial on partying at a linky party! We couldn’t say it better ourselves! “Linky Party Like a Dinner Party?”


  1. says

    What a lovely group of features! Isn’t it fun to see the products of such amazing talent and creativity?

    I’m linking up a tiny little project–$1.99 and a little work–but I’m happy with the way it turned out! Thanks for welcoming entries large and small!

    Hope y’all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting you two sweeties! Ok…I linked up two today and if that is not ok I can come back and delete one. Have a great weekend. Thought of you Vanessa today as I had a melt down at breakfast this morning…and then I made myself have an attitude adjustment…lol.

  3. says

    Great selection of featured bloggers, girls! I had the opportunity to meet Angela when she was at Horton’s Flea Market. She is a sweetheart. I hope to see her again at an upcoming show. :-) Always a pleasure to be here. Hope to have more yard updates soon. The crew did awesome work this week. xo Sue

  4. says

    Ijust LOVE coming over and getting all fired up and inspired. :)
    You young ones work us old ones to death,just trying to stay up with ya. :))
    xo bj

  5. says

    Hello, Hello, Hello… I am so happy to have come across your blog…Through Common Grounds Blog…I just signed up as one of your Newest Happy Picket Fence People… : ) I also just linked up Decorating in Small Spaces…Thank you for hosting a great Linky Party and I am looking forward to joining you again…Have a VERY blessed weekend

  6. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Hey there girls!! Great features this week! It’s not showing my link yet- but I did link up! I’ll stop back by to make sure it shows up a little later! Thanks for hosting! :)

  7. says

    Heather and Vanessa,

    Thanks for featuring my bedroom / Abracadabra “now you see it, now you don’t” post. This week I don’t have a contribution for the party but I am eager to check out all the ideas already posted. Have a great holiday weekend.


  8. says

    Your picks are wonderful. I’ve been so hit and miss that I had missed that pallet one at Debbiedos. I happen to have a pallet sitting in my garage right now.

  9. says

    I haven’t had a time to visit in while and I’ve missed to much, thanks for hosting the party, I enjoy seeing new ideas and great picture. Beautiful work!!!

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