Time for Inspiration Friday No. 41!

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Before we get to the party, we have a few announcements to make.. tap. tap. tap.
“Ehem…is this thing on?”
First, we are so excited to announce the Christmas Blogger Block Party! Get that decorating done, so you can join in on NINE different holiday themed parties hosted by a fabulous group of bloggers! We’d love it if you’d help us spread the word by placing our Blogger Block Party button on your blogs. You can find the button and code in our sidebar and more details at our party announcement post! Can’t wait to party with you again on the best blogger block in town!!
Second, we want to let you know that Inspiration Friday will be going up early next week. We will be putting the party up on Wednesday afternoon instead of our normal time of Thursday afternoon. That way you can still link up your fabulous inspiration from the week AND enjoy a Thursday off from blogging…cause we are! No blogging…go eat some turkey and take a nap people!! Winking smile
And finally it is time to announce the winner of this gorgeous silver teapot generously donated by our lovely Sponsor Christa of Rhett Didn’t Give a Damn.
And….the winner is….
of White Ironstone Cottage!
Congratulations Pam! Please email us so that we can get you in contact with Christa.

Now, onto the Features from last week’s party!

You know we love a good knock-off here at the Fence, and Jody of Homey Home Designs did an incredible job recreating the Pottery Barn wreath pillow! Isn’t this just gorgeous?! She shares an excellent tutorial for making this and we have a feeling we will be seeing more of these popping up around blogland. Way to go Jody!

Anita of Far Above Rubies is a very multi-faceted gal! Not only does she create the most stunning tablescapes, like this Thanksgiving table below, but she is also a incredibly talented recording artist who recently released her first CD entitled Your Glory. You can even hear a sample of this beautiful work of art on Anita’s blog! Now, doesn’t this photo remind you of a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving? You simply must go and see more of the details for yourself!
And speaking of things we would like to see on our Thanksgiving table, how about this yummy Pumpkin Cake Roll from The Kitchen Is My Playground? We are thinking this might not ever actually make it onto the table…it may just magically disappear…into our bellies…right after it comes out of the oven…with no one watching.
We would clean up the crumbs to hide the evidence! Winking smile
Vintage bottles or those that look vintage are such a popular way to decorate these days. We couldn’t resist these DIY tutorials from Rukmini Roy at Trumatter. She showed us in two different tutorials how to make Vintage Aqua Glass Jars and Vintage Glass Jar Labels. Her tutorials are wonderful and her photography…amazing! We invite you to visit her lovely blog!
I think we might be in a recipe frame of mind with Thanksgiving dinner and all of the holiday parties right around the corner.
This amazing recipe for French Pears Poached in Red Wine from Cecilia at Atelier Cecilia Rosslee looks straight from a magazine! Can you just see this sitting on a gorgeous plate at your holiday table! Cecilia shares how you can recreate this recipe yourself, just in time for your dinner parties!
and our mouths started watering when we saw Marina from Yummy Mummy’s Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites! We love the thought of sweet cranberries with a tangy bite of brie! We’ve decide Inspiration Friday is turning into Gourmet Magazine! grin!
and last but never least we couldn’t resist this beautiful transformation of an average platter by our lovely and oh so funny friend from Viv at the V Spot! She shows you how you can create this same look using puff paint! We feel it sums up exactly how we feel about all of you!
We GIVE THANKS for all of you and your lovely friendships!
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 on our Buttons Page found under our header!
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 (MANDATORY) and not just your url (main blog address)
  • Please post our button (code on our Buttons Page found at top of blog) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun! Tutorial on how to link up a button: Blogging 101
  • 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 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!
Are you new to linky parties and kinda confused how they work? Have you wondered if you’re following “linky party etiquette”? We invite you to pay Donna at Funky Junk Interiors a visit and follow her great Linky Party Series! She’ll be answering all of your linky party questions and more!(no pressure or anything Donna Winking smile )

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  1. Beautiful and delicious looking features this week! Can’t wait to check them out! Thanks for hosting!!

  2. Congratulations to Pam on her winning the Beautiful Tea Pot…

    What LOVELY and DELICIOUS features..

    Thank you for hosting and have a Blessed Thursday!!

  3. These are fabulous features! And congratulations to the winner – that’s an awesome teapot! Thank you for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting this beautiful party. I look forward to mingling over the weekend.

  5. Love the features! I also love seeing how big this party has grown! You are the perfect hostesses with the mostestestestest. ; ) Getting ready to visit the awesome links! Love, Me http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  6. Wow! So excited about that Holiday Block Party – hopefully I’ll have something creative to share!

    Thanks for hosting and for the lovely features! Everyone is so talented here!!! :) Have a great day!


  7. Things are looking great for the Holiday Block Party. I’m working it!
    Thanks for hosting, ladies!

  8. Thanks for hosting. I loved Anita’s table, it was de bomb!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting this every week!!! :)

  10. I excited about the block party. Thanks for hosting.

  11. Great features. I must check out those cranberry brie bites. Looks yummy. Thanks for hosting.

  12. FYI when I click on the cranberry bites the pears come up. I checked it twice.

  13. Thanks for hosting, ladies! Great features!

  14. Thanks for the heads up Kim! It’s all fixed now! :-)

  15. Thank you ladies for hosting your fun party! Here I come!
    Be a couple of sweeties,
    Shelia ;)

  16. So excited for the block party! You all will have me getting my decorations up at warp speed now, just to keep up, LOL! Thanks for hosting, ladies.
    xo, Andrea

  17. Hi y’all!

    I just barely got my post up in time to be on time for your party–but lots of people were much more timely than I! You two have built a wonderful group of participants.

    I’m not a very good seamstress, but I’ve been sewing like crazy this week and finally put my pretty new fabrics to good use in my guest room. Wish y’all could come visit me in North Carolina and see my guest room in real life! :)

  18. Great features and I am looking forward to the block party! I hope I can get everything decorated in time!

  19. Hi ladies…all linked up! Thanks again for hosting :) Laurel

  20. Your Block Party sounds like a fun time! I’m happy to promote it on my blog by posting your button! Thanks for hosting another great party this week!

  21. Oh! I’m so glad you featured Rukmini…I think she’s great..been talking to her alot and watching her blog closely! Love her photography! xo

  22. I just looked at that puff plate tray, and I love the idea. It has me thinking of other applications.

    Very inspiring!

  23. Love these features….such beautiful pictures….that pillow is to die for!!

    No THANK YOU lovely ladies for putting some much work into this wonderful party:-)

  24. A+ features as always! Thanks for hosting!

  25. Hooray! Looking forward to the Christmas Block Party! Great idea! Love the button design.

  26. Thanks so much for hosting!!

  27. Hey Girlies!! After a week away from blogging, I’m back and all linked up!! Woo hoo. Now somehow I need to get a new computer. Thanks for hosting. You always throw a great party! : )

    ~ Catie

  28. Thanks for hosting and for featuring such inspiring inspiration! Can’t wait to check them out.

  29. Wow! All of your features look like magazine photos. Beautiful and yummy! Thanks for hosting this great party.

  30. Thank you so much for featuring my Pumpkin Cake Roll! … and for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. You host a truly fabulous party!

  31. And this would be me: Rukmini Roy, with an elated and lingering smile on her face.

    Thank you so much for featuring me Heather and Vanessa. I’m honored to be featured atthepicketfence. I really am.

    Links are just getting better every week and what a wonderful transformation Viv’s tray with puff paint is…I’m in love with it. Well, not to mention: Might simply just get replicated. :)

    Here’s to another awesome Inspired Friday!


  32. The pumpkin cream cheese bread is going to be the death of me- LOVE it!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  33. Hi Gals, I think your idea for the party starting Wednesday is a great idea. I think I’ll do the same. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  34. Tina´s PicStory says:

    thanks for hosting! ♥

  35. I’m having problems with the linky parties tonight…no link to click! Maybe won’t be able to join this time…As always, love the featured posts!

  36. Love the features… and what amazing collection of beauty! Can’t wait to follow all the links.
    Thanks for hosting this inspiring party!!
    Monica x

  37. Andrea @Oasis Accents says:

    As always, Thanks so much for hosting ladies =)

  38. You girls are just the best hosts & your Friday parties just keep getting better and better. I’m so excited about your Christmas Blogger Block Party. That’s going to be so much fun!
    :) CAS

  39. Hi, Vanessa and Heather

    I love stopping by and thank you again for hosting this fabulous party.

    Have a great weekend.


  40. Hi ladies, Well again I am late for the party! Just linked up and want to thank you for hosting.

  41. Yippee
    Thrilled to win the vintage silver teapot
    Thank You so much

  42. Thank you for hosting, I am linked up and off to visit the other guests! Have a great weekend


  43. Thank you so much for hosting! I am so happy to be here, immersed in so much creativity. Please visit if you get a minute: http://wp.me/pYcKQ-kf

  44. Thank you for hosting!

  45. Wow – 247 entries before me! I can’t get over all the inspiration out here in blogland!! Those cranberry/brie bites are beautiful looking – I have to make them for Christmas! Thanks for hosting this fab party ladies. Have a great weekend.

  46. Love that pillow tutorial from Homey Home. Simple and elegant. I can make that tonite!

  47. Great feature choices, I not only love linking up, but love all he inspiration I get here every week!


  48. Love that pillow! Thanks for hosting the party. Looking forward to the Holiday Block Party. I’m now a follower.

  49. Thank you for hosting, so many great projects! Pumpkin Roll Cake, oh my! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  50. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    Hey there girls!!!! Late linking up- but all linked up now! I can’t believe I FORGOT to announce the party at FNF this week!! Aye… Will be mentioning it several times in the next couple posts. Thanks for hosting!

  51. Thanks for the heads up on the Christmas block party! I will definitely want to take the Christmas tour! andrea@townandprairie

  52. Hello Lovlies! Thank you so much for including my silly puf paint platter amongst all of this goodness! I am super late to the party, so i think I’ll just be a lurker this week. :) Thanks for the inspiration and I’m looking forward to the Block Party!

  53. Oh, Vanessa! You have made my day!
    I just can’t stop smiling!
    I am so glad you liked the hall chest and I am so honored you posted the link on your Facebook page! Thank you!!!
    I am very new at blogging, so this is so exciting! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!

  54. Oh, thanks SOOOOOO much for the feature!! I did not even see it, I guess because I was so crazy with Christmas programs and rehearsals. I appreciateit so much!!!


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