Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 32!

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Can you feel it in the air? Did it come in with a rush for you? Or, is it creeping in slowly with a little tinge here and there? We’re feeling it here At The Picket Fence..finally! It’s Fall and it has shown up in all it’s autumnal glory! We clung to the last remnants of Summer as long as possible but now we are embracing Autumn with open arms! Welcome Fall and Welcome Friends to Inspiration Friday!
Before we jump into this week’s inspiration we want to announce the winner of our Signs By Andrea Giveway..
Eryn from Cookies For Dinner!!

Congratulations! You can contact us through out contact page and we’ll give you all the details.  A big thank you to Andrea for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway and for being a great supporter of At The Picket Fence!
Now you all know how much your links each week inspire us. In fact we often copycat your wonderful projects, recipes and ideas. You also may know how much we adore Debbie from Refresh Restyle.  I think at least once a week one of us calls the other and says, “Did you see what Debbie did this week?!” She’s one talented gal and her lovely Fall Mantle is no exception…
She calls it Simply. Falling. Leaves…we call it Simply. Gorgeous. 
Heather decided this week she’d give Debbie’s mantle the old copycat “college try” and use it as inspiration for her own mantle.
I wanted to use items I already have and I don’t have a lovely white mantle like Debbie has (I’m working on wearing down sweetly convincing Bama Boy to let me paint the fireplace). I also wanted to avoid having to take my big heavy mirror down…
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so I temporarily covered it up with burlap and ribbon! I’ll give more instructions on that and sharing the details of how I put my mantle together and how to make the monogrammed pumpkin coming up soon! So did do you see Debbie’s inspiration? I sure hope so, cause I do and I’m reminded of her talent every time I see it! 
Thanks Debbie for inspiring my copycat mantle!
Now onto our Friday Features!
All Aboard for a Train Party hosted by Alyssa at Sweet Sewn Stiches! Alyssa created this adorable birthday party for her son…
and she held it at a park which we all know is not an easy feat! Alyssa created boxed lunches, build your own train crafts and they wrapped up the party with a train ride!
Visit Alyssa to see all of the creative ideas for this super cute train party!
Up next..we all need a “command center” in our home but Iesha at The Uncluttered Lifestyle took it up a notch!
We think this is a wonderful marriage of beauty and practicality and we love the little homage paid to her husband here.  To see the tutorial and read more about Command Station visit The Uncluttered Lifestyle!
Missy of Defining Designs made a stunning transformation to what started out as a ho-hum table!
Her “new” table looks fabulous in her dining room and she gives some hints and tips on how you can do the same thing! Visit Defining Designs to get the details!
The thing we love most about Inspiration Friday is the variety of posts you share with us! Catie from Catie’s Corner is a perfect example of that! She has started a Frivolous Fashion Friday and we think it’s Fabulous..was that enough “F” words for you? grin. Each week she puts together several adorable outfits based on a theme…
This past week’s theme was GREEN! We love seeing the ensembles that Catie comes up with and we love the creativity it takes to put these fashion board together! You can visit Catie every Friday for some fashion inspiration!
Up last but definitely not least. You know what suckers we are for an inspiring story and there’s not much that’s more inspiring than a celebration of marriage! Taryn, from Design, Dining and Diapers (don’t you love that name?!), and her husband Brian celebrate their anniversary every year with other family members that all share the same anniversary month including parents and grandparents! This year was Taryn’s turn to host…
they all met at a restaurant where Taryn used her talent to create a lovely table setting
we loved these winecork placecards but we love even more the celebration of a combined 137 years of marriage! Now that’s inspiring! Visit Taryn at Design, Dining and Diapers to see the lovely couples!
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 code 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:


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?”

This Inspiration Friday is sponsored by:

Signs by Andrea


  1. says

    What a great post- and I LOVE your mantle. It is absolutely lovely…an original!..but inspired by another original…is that a copy?;>) Love all your picks this week and I will pop to visit them later tonight-xo Diana

  2. says

    PARTY?!?!?! Party? Did Y’ALL say PARTEE??? Here I am! We can start!
    Love the featured ladies ideas—soooooooooo creative they are!
    I am submitting the baby shower I just hosted last month…it was a PARTY too!
    Blessings sweet thangs!
    love ya!

  3. says

    Ahhh, thanks for the feature ladies!! I love putting those posts together, soo much fun. I need to get my rear in gear and start putting together this week’s Frivolous Fashion Friday post. I’m thinking the color this week will be orange and brown. Thanks soo much for hosting!! I love to party with you two! = )

    ~ Catie

  4. says

    I’m sitting here grinning from Ear to Ear :)…Thanks so much for all compliments! Y’all inspire me too! Your mantle looks great, and I don’t know if you remember but my frame was a cover up too! I can’t wait to visit your features! Love you girls! Thanks for the party and the shout out!

  5. says

    Vanessa thank you for hosting and getting in touch with me earlier. It was great to hear from you. It had been too long my sweet friend.
    I will enjoy browsing all of the beautiful inspiration shown above. Gorgeous!

    Warmly, ~Melissa

  6. Christie says

    Heather, I love the mantle! I need to get movin’ as I love the fall colors! Yours looks great! Thank you for hosting! I have missed joining the fun! Christie

  7. says

    what great inspiration you have shared with us this week. Thanks for hosting. We are feeling the air all the way down in MS. Great football weather for Friday night!

  8. says

    What beautiful things you’ve featured here! This is always such a nice party.

    I was inspired to create some new fall decorations while spending absolutely no money. With two kids in college this fall, I really don’t need to be spending money–but I wanted some new things! So I used what I had and created a couple of new things. I’m pleased with the results!

    Thank you so much for hosting! Y’all have a great weekend!

  9. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Hey girls!!! Loving the copycat mantel – it turned out gorgeous Loving the features too!Thanks for hosting!


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