Inspiration Friday No. 84…Welcome!

It’s really Fall Y’all!! We’ve been counting down the days and around here At The Picket Fence it has definitely arrived in full force!  We are so excited about all of the amazing things happening during the Fall here at the fence.  We have a fun trip to NYC, an amazing conference and a magazine feature of Heather’s kitchen just around the corner! It’s going to be a busy October! 
It’s also been a fun week here at the fence.  
We shared our newest sponsors of At The Picket Fence and some of their amazing products and talents. 
We were partying Pioneer Style this week when our guest contributor Julie shared with us her fabulous Pioneer Party with all of the amazing details. 
Heather also shared a fun trip she took to a local Farmhouse Shoppe, Sweet Buy and Buy
where she picked up an amazing vintage tool box and transformed it into a Fabulous Fall Centerpiece!

We also want to welcome back one of our fabulous sponsors Ambivalent Relics!
Here you can find gorgeous vintage and repurposed Steam Punk Jewelry like this fun piece! 

Memento Mori Necklace In Red

Now onto this week’s Inspiration Friday Features! 



Jamie from Crafty Scrappy Happy revealed her gorgeous and elegant dining room that was part of a major home renovation.  We love the sophisticated and calm color palette and that chandelier…oh my! 

Brenda of Cottage4C revealed her fabulous new kitchen wrapped in this fun and fresh cabinet color! The lovely color against the dark counters make this kitchen full of charm! 


Angela of Number Fifty-Three shared how she pulled some pieces from other rooms and created this darling owl silhouette (which she share instructions for) to makeover her foyer for fall.  We love the pop of color with the addition of the mustard seed gossip bench. 

We love the makeover of this “Sad to Fab” Table by Bethany of Pitter and Glink.  The contrasting white legs and dark tabletop is just lovely. 

Ashley from Domestically Speaking updated as set of Craigslist stools with stenciled numbers adding a bright and crisp look to her kitchen bar. 

Erin from How To Nest for Less recently revealed her gorgeous Laundry Room Makeover.  We were in awe over the update she gave her washer and dryer.  After stenciling them with this gorgeous pattern, they are the envy of every washer and dryer on the block! 


How sweet is this Origami Pillow created by Dear Emmeline!? She shares the full tutorial so you talented “sewers” can create one too! 

While there can’t be anything cuter than the Little Miss wearing this coat, you have to admit the darling Herringbone Swing Coat, Amy from While Wearing Heels made for her daughter, comes in a close second! 

Would you believe this 3D Star Garland from Christine of Lets Get Crafty is not metal..but cardboard! Made from recycled cereal boxes this garland could be used for so many different occasions! 


Tracey from The Kitchen Is My Playground made us this lovely Pear Walnut Crisp and brought it by for everyone to enjoy last week here at Inspiration Friday….well we can dream anyways! :) 

How about some Caramel Apple Munch Mix from Keri of Shaken Together?! A perfect Fall Gathering or Game Day snack! 

The gals from Be Book Bound whipped up a batch of these fabulously fall pancakes drenched in Pumpkin Spice Syrup…should we say these are for breakfast or dessert? 


We love the darling fabric covered pumpkins from Sarah of Alderberry Hill. Dollar Tree Pumpkins never knew they could have it so good! 

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Athena of Minerva’s Garden has set a gorgeous and affordable Autumn Table for Two!

Amanda of Bullfrogs and Bulldogs shared her beautiful Yarn Wrapped Autumn Wreath in this unique and sophisticated color palette! 

The Call of Autumn, it speaks to us all! Sylvia of Sylvia’s Simple Life shares the tastes of Fall through her lovely photography! 


Reannah of Shaped By Grace shares how we can overcome “Wearing Our Insecurity” 


We’re used to seeing posts of gorgeous vignettes and lovely rooms from our friend Laurie of Heaven’s Walk but this week she shared a post of another sort. One just as lovely and full of inspiration.  Please read how Laurie is “silencing the Noise” and the journey God is taking her on “one run at a time.” 

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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 truly means a lot to us

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  1. says

    Thanks so much for hosting! Beautiful features ( can’t even pick a favorite this week!!!
    but those blue kitchen cabinets have me swooning )
    Have a wonderful weekend

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting girls. It has been forever since I joined your party….I cut back my party bashes:) Trying to get back in the swing of things again. Have a great weekend. LOVE the features.

  3. says

    Hello Heather and Vanessa: Thank you both so much for hosting the party for us today, and I was thrilled to see my Autumn Table for Two was featured today–so thank you very much! I loved your Vintage Toolbox centerpiece as well–it really captures a feeling of fall. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy it doing something fun!

  4. says

    Heather and Vanessa – this is only the second time I have done one of these linky parties…I am new to the blogging world. :0 So I am trying to make sure I use the proper etiquette and don’t miss anything that I am supposed to do. If you have noticed that I missed something or did not do it properly will you let me know!

    Thanks so much for hosting! :)

    Blessings – Sara

  5. says

    Everything looks so yummy, for my eyes and for my taste buds, but I have to say my favorite is the photography of the figs. Figs are my most favorite food in the whole world. Have a wonderful weekend! -K

  6. says

    Oh my GOSHHHHHH!!! Thank you SOOO much for the feature! I am beyond thrilled and honored that you guys stopped by my blog!!!! AND that you love my chandelier like I do!!! :o) < --- me smiling HUGE! Thanks for hosting!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  7. says

    Loving all the featured fall decor, ladies! Thank you for another lovely party, as always.
    When I get back from Guatemala I need to get you girls a print from the shop for your donation to Operation Baby Rescue… so feel free to look at what you’d like 😉 (
    hope you have a lovely weekend!

  8. Christie says

    Hey Vanessa and Heather! I will go and check out those lovely features as soon as I tuck three little people into bed! Thank you so much for hosting! I hope you are both having a beautiful week! Thanks for kind words about kitchen! Yes, Rob and I are still married, but I wasn’t sure there for a while!(; I think the good Lord did a good bit of ‘remodeling’ on us, too! heehee Heather, I linked my pumpkins, too! Christie

  9. says

    Hi Heather and Vanessa,

    It’s my first time visiting. Love your creativity and your beautiful blog! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend.


  10. says

    One of these days I’ll be organized to be at your party in a little more timely manner–here I am late again! But I’m glad to be here, and so thankful to you for hosting. Hope you’ve both had a wonderful week!

  11. says

    Hi Heather and Vanessa, I’m happy to have something to link up today, (at lucky #370)yay! i’m finally getting some Fall decorating done, possibly one of the last ones. Thanks for hosting, you girls rock!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

  12. says

    Hello girls! I am happy to have just found your wonderful blog and thank you for hosting adding to the spots #388 & #390.
    I look forward to catching up and having more contact.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. says

    Dear Heather & Vanessa,
    I am pleasantly surprised to see my photography featured on your inspiring blog in the company of so many talented bloggers. I very much appreciate that! Thank you for always being kind to me. Enjoy the beautiful season! !


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