Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 62!

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Is anyone else totally flabbergasted that we are nearing the end of April already?
And if you are a Southern Gal (Heather) then you know what the end of April means.
That’s right! The Kentucky Derby!
And if you aren’t a Southern Gal (Vanessa), then it just means you have an excuse to wear a big hat and drink a yummy cocktail for no apparent reason. Woo hoo!

In honor of Derby Week, At the Picket Fence will be teaming up with these fabulous ladies to celebrate in high style.
So be sure to visit them all week long as they share how they pay homage to this Southern tradition.
At next week’s Inspiration Friday Party, Heather will be sharing 2 of her favorite “Derby” recipes!


We also wanted you to be sure to “Save the Date” for this upcoming event:


It’s a great way to connect with other Bloggers and maybe make a few new friends!

Now, how about some Features from last week’s party?


You truly have to go see this gorgeous Dining Room Transformation from Serendipity! It has so many incredible details and you simply must see that chandelier up close. Besides, when you see the ‘before’ photos you will appreciate this ‘after’ even more!
Our friend Ange, a.k.a. The Blooming Hydrangea, shared the darling Vintage Inspired Bedroom  she created for her daughter.
We love that adorable yellow bed and the embroidery hoop artwork hanging over it!


Carmel from Our Fifth House shared yet another rockin’ transformation when she took basic white bookcases from boring to beautiful! Chalkboard paint backing and fabulous trim detail add to the charm of this piece gracing her daughter’s room.
This Filing Cabinet turned Bar from Smallgood Hearth is so clever and cool! We could totally see Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware knocking this off! 

Linda from The Studio of Decorative Arts showed us how she gave her white fireplace mantel and surround a brand new look with gold leaf details and antiquing. Just gorgeous!


This beautiful Convex Mirror from Suzy at Worthing Court helped complete her lovely dining room makeover and she shares a wonderful tutorial on how she made this! 

We love the simple beauty of this Decorative Rope Knot from Mindy at Heart Maine Home. And she made hers for only $9 as opposed to the high price tags for the same piece at Ballards or Restoration Hardware. Well done Mindy!

  We love this Baseball Wreath from The Pinterest Project! And you don’t have to be a Phillies fan to try this one. Just adapt it to your favorite team! How cute would this be for Little League?!

Anita of Cedar Hill Ranch shared with us the details from her stunning Wildflower Party which was held on her equally stunning property. She has the magic touch for sure!

These  Coconut Macaroons from A Pinch of Joy look so divine and we think they would make the perfect addition to a Mother’s Day brunch!
Coconut Macaroons 
 Laurie from Heaven’s Walk shared with us the blessings she found in the simplicity of one day’s activities. Of course she did it in the only way she knows how…with heartfelt words and beautiful photos!

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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:
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Now all ya PARTY PEOPLE it’s time to link on up…here’s some instructions for Inspiration Friday
  • 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 on our Buttons Page found at top of blog) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY to be featured At The Picket Fence) 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 feel good knowing others are visiting people as well! Thank you..it truly means a lot to us!

    And while it’s not a requirement, we’d sure love ya to be following along with us in some capacity! Below are some great options!
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  1. says

    We lived in Louisville for five years. I miss the time leading up to the Derby. The days before Thunder usually had the planes practicing their stunts over our house.

    Thanks for hosting.

  2. says

    Hello Ladies,
    Your upcoming events sound absolutely wonderful! I am amazed that in a few short days it will be May – so much going on in that month too! Your features are wonderful! I do appreciate you hosting!
    God Bless,

  3. says

    That filing cabinet bar – I want it!!

    And that wreath would be perfect for my two little softball players!

    Hope to see all you ladies in your finest (and biggest) hats to celebrate the Derby!

  4. says

    we only shared one
    feature today
    but i almost chose a couple
    more that you have here

    love them all
    and all linked up
    with my sourdough starter and bread

    thanks for hosting
    and have a wonderful weekend!


  5. says

    Hi girls! I’m Link #199–I’m running behind today because my youngest has been home sick, but I made it! I linked up my guest room reveal–I’m so happy with how it turned out. Now I just need to get some other projects finished and photographed! :)

    Thank you so much for hosting. I’m so glad to know y’all!

  6. says

    Hello ladies! Well, well Miss Heather, congratulations on your BHG photo shoot. That is soo exciting!! Look where all your hard work got you. : ) And Miss Vanessa, your son’s room turned out great! I love all the details. That gear clock is soo cool. Thank you soo much for hosting!! Have a great weekend. =)

    ~ Catie

  7. Meegan says

    Hey cute girls!
    Thanks for hosting and sharing amazing features with us. The baseball wreath is awesome!
    Meegan@what meegan makes

  8. says

    Morning, ladies! Great features this week! (as always) I’ve linked up two super easy old fashioned homestyle recipes today… meatloaf and oven roasted potatoes. Thanks for hosting another fun and fabulous Inspiration Friday! Have a totally awesome weekend! ~Mary

  9. says

    I’ve just found your party and linked up. THANKS so much for hosting. Now Im going back up to browse through your pages. Im now following you and hope you’ll visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and follow back?? THANKS AGAIN.


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