Welcome to Inspiration Friday No. 87!


We are so excited to be here with you this week! We appreciate you meeting us here every week for Inspiration Friday!
We have a few announcements…up first we want to announce the winner of the The Shop At Beyond The Screen Door Giveaway!
and the luck winner of a $50 store credit is…#75

Shirley of Housepitality Design!!
Congratulations Shirley!  Email us to claim the giveaway!
and if you would like to purchase any of the lovely items offered at The Shop At Beyond The Screen Door you can use this code to receive 20% two or more items!
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We also want to introduce you to a few new sponsors of At The Picket Fence!

First we have M.A. Hadley, home of gorgeous handcrafted American Pottery!

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They have beautiful items like this
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and this darling popcorn bowl!
We also want to welcome Naptime Review!
We love partnering with fabulous blogs, and this one is no exception!
Naptime Review
Julie created her blog because she loves shopping and is passionate when she finds a product that she loves. She want to share it with everyone! She took her love for shopping and turned it into a way to help others.

She has recently started co-hosting a fun series on Saturday
Join them every Saturday for this NEW series!
Where each they are going to tackle the questions of motherhood.

We appreciate your support of our sponsors, they help keep this little ‘ol blog chugging along!
And up last a HUGE,  BIG, IMPORTANT announcement for us gals!
We are switching At The Picket Fence from using the Blogger platform to WordPress.
What does this mean to you? Well a few things!One, if you follow us through Google Friends Connect that will no longer be available on the blog.  Google doesn’t allow it to be used on non-Blogger blogs.  So, we’d love you to still continue to follow along with us through email, RSS, adding us to your blogroll or just continuing to pop in here at the blog and see us everyday…in other words, don’t forget about us!
Two, if we are so fortunate to be in your Blogroll, it will need to be updated after we switch. Soooo, if you see us disappear from your blogroll we would be so honored to be added back in after Monday!
That’s about it.  The upside is we’ll have so many more amazing ways to style and design our blog to better serve us and more importantly you, are readers!
Now let’s take a peek at our fabulous features from last week! 



She says it’s a work in progress, we say it look positively divine! We love the clean lines and simple sophistication of this dining room makeover from Andrea of Life.Love.Larson!
dining room
Leen the Graphics Queen is up to some amazing stuff in her Sea glass Inspired Bathroom makeover! We adore the table vanity and all of the pops of sea glass blue and green! A soothing beach bathroom retreat!

Our friend Debra of Common Groundnever fails to impress with her gorgeous rooms, and she goes all out for Fall! Her sun porch is worthy of a magazine!

Betsy of My Salvaged Treasures shared how she created a new look for old trinkets! This beautiful piece was created with vintage jewelry!
We love seeing a great new use for pallets and Old World Garden Farms has come up with an amazing one! They created this Canning Pantry Cupboard for a lovely and useful place to store their canned goods!
Can you tell what this beautiful fireplace screen used to be? It was a footboard that’s been completely transformed by Jean of The Backyard Bungalow! We love the stencil and aging, truly a one of a kind piece.


Sarah of Alderberry Hill shared a post full of all things Apples with us last week.  Included were instruction on these darling Orchard Wine Glass Charms! She even through in a delicious spiced apple cider muffin recipe.  Head over to get the instructions and the recipe!
064 thumb Orchard  Wine  Glass  Charms  & Spiced  Apple                                                                    Cider  Muffins    {Life n Reflection}
Taryn of Design, Dining and Diapers showed us how she took ombre up the wall with her Ombre Kitchen Wall Art Tutorial!
Ombre Kitchen Wall Art, canvas art, modern kitchen artwork, kitchen utensil artwork, kitchen utensils painting, gray and white kitchen decor
We think this might be the cutest door stop we’ve ever seen! KerryAnne of Shabby Art Boutique created this darling French Bag Door Stop to help with those light sea breezes she gets…no we’re not jealous at all she lives where there are sea breezes. ;)
Shabby Art Boutique door stop 2

…and we couldn’t end the crafts and creations category without including this darling and BRAVE ;) little gal! Is she seriously not the cutest thing ever!?Cheryl of Sew Can Do created this Princess Merida Costume for her little lass, and we think she is most definitely a little princess!


We’ve decided pouring over all of the amazing recipes here at Inspiration Friday is not good to do on an empty stomach…we want one of everything!

How CUTE are these Halloween Oreo Brownies from Mary of Home is Where the Boat Is! Do you think if we go trick or treating at the boat, she’d put on of these in our treat bags? 
We love seeing unique recipes that are also beautiful! These Zucchini and Feta Pancakes from Mary of Sweet Little Bluebird fit the bill on both ends!
Amaretto. Peach. Martini. We LOVE them all and even better all together! How gorgeous is this Amaretto Peach Martini from Lyuba of Will Cook for Smiles? We’ll take shaken or stirred. ;)
Amanda of Small Home Big Start shares how to make these gorgeous Thanksgiving Pumpkin Flower Arrangements with step by step instructions so you can make your own and impress your Thanksgiving dinner guests!
Sherry of The Charm of Home showed us chalk paint isn’t just for furniture with her Chalk Paint Pumpkins!

This darling Twine Pumpkin was created by Sarah of Simply Albany. So simple…SO CUTE! h
Art truly is Beauty! And Karin of Art is Beauty proves that with this gorgeous Autumn “self portrait” oil painting she created!
We enjoyed taking this Rustic Autumn Home Tour with  Angela of Number Fifty Three. The pops of red in this rustic turquoise box is just a taste of this gorgeous home decked out for fall!
We all know as moms we can find ourselves drowning in the “little things”  Heather of The Not So Super Mama shares how she found hope again!
And we leave you with this lovely post from Becky of  From Generation to Generation. About family, harvests and blessings!
If you were featured today (or have been featured in the past) please grab the featured at button code located on our Buttons Page found under our header!
We have a SPECIAL REQUEST of you, if you visit INSPIRATION FRIDAY and like to PIN the great projects you see here! Please pin from the ORIGINAL SOURCE and not our blog. Thank you! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest where we also pin each week’s Inspiration Friday Features. 


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


This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:
where you can find gorgeous steampunk and vintage inspired jewelry like this:
Steampunk Neo Victorian Necklace
get 25% off using coupon code: PUMPKINSPICE at checkout!
One more quick announcement…we have a fun Thanksgiving Linky Party going on all month that we are co-hosting with some fabulous gals! Feel free to share your Fall/Thanksgiving projects, recipes, crafts and stories all month long, we’ll be featuring our favorites!

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  1. Cute cute features. Love Debra’s sun room. I linked up two posts and the second one’s cropping of the pic went awry. Oh, well. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Thank you for hosting your weekly party. I am in love with that rustic turquoise box.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my Halloween Oreo Brownies! I’m honored to be featured and be among such inspiring company, and yes, I’d be happy to put a few in your treat bags :) Congratulations to Shirley! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks Heather and Vanessa for featuring my French door stop this week and for hosting a great party.

  5. Vanessa & Heather, Thank you so much for the featuring my Zucchini Feta Pancakes! Good luck on your switch over to WordPress, I hope you have a smooth transition. Thank you for hosting every single week. It’s always fun to see all the creative, talented shares! Have a great weekend! Cheers!

  6. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  7. What great features! Thanks so much for hosting each week…have a great weekend!

  8. so very happy to be able to link up to this great party – thank you for all your hard working in making it soooo good! xo

  9. Thank you so much for hosting the party today, Heather and Vanessa–I loved all the features you selected this week!

  10. Hey y’all! Lovely features this week–but then again, y’all always have lovely features. Thanks so much for hosting!

    I hope your move to WordPress is super-smooth. You can bet I’ll change my feed. Thanks for letting us know it’s about to happen. Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. There are some amazing features this week girls!! Thanks for hosting, and Vanessa, thank you so much for stopping by:-)

  12. Thank you girls sooooo much….you just made my day a little brighter!!
    Hugs and thank you again for featuring my painting!

  13. Eek! I’m so honored to have my Ombre Kitchen Art featured today. Thank you so much ladies! And you are going to love WordPress!

  14. What amazing features! Such great inspiration! Thanks for hosting and the opportunity to link! Congrats to Shirley; she’s one sweet gal!

  15. This has been a great week, fantastic features. I do appreciate you hosting,

  16. Oh that Debra from Common Ground. She knows how to put a vignette together! I wish she would come and style my space at Paris Flea Market for me every month! I would probably double my sales! Hope you have a wonderful and cozy Fall weekend. It finally arrived here in Northern California, hurray!!

  17. i love
    all the features too

    isn’t it hard
    to choose each week?

    and now
    i’m hungry

    thanks for hosting girls!


  18. Oh my! the twine pumpkins are super cute!!

  19. Thank you for featuring my chalk paint pumpkins. The tree that is a self-portrait is stunning. All are great features! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  20. Hey Gals, thanks so much for featuring my sunporch!! just linked up my hooty owls. thanks for always hosting a great party, Have a wonderful Fall weekend!

  21. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a great week!

  22. Thank you for hosting this fun party….have a wonderful week!

  23. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great night.

  24. Thanks so much for hosting!!! XO, Aimee

  25. Inspirational features!Thank you for hosting!

  26. Great features and congrats to Shirley. Thanks for hosting!

  27. Hi girls! Wonderful inspirational features. Thank for hosting, as always so great to see all the crafty projects. Have a wonderful day :-)

  28. Wonderful features!

    I think that little red-yard-headed darling is just too cute!

    Thank you so much for hosting~!


  29. Thank you so much for featuring my “repurposed trinkets” and for hosting this fun party every week. Wonderful features…I’m drooling over all the food and I love that sign Jean created.

  30. Thanks girls for hosting a fun fall party! Love all the inspiring features!


  31. So many wonderful features for me to check out! Thanks for hosting, girls. I always get lots of inspiration here!

  32. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  33. I am over the moon for the feature, doing a little happy dance here – thanks so much!
    Thanks for this fab party, have a fantastic weekend you two!

  34. Vanessa and Heather, thanks so much for hosting! Would love it if you could stop by Inspiration Cafe’s Grand Opening and say HI when you get a moment. Great features btw!

  35. Great features. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting yet, another terrific party at, Inspiration Friday. Big hugs,

  36. Thanks so much for another great party! Happy Friday!!

  37. Thanks for featuring our seaglass bathroom! What an honor!

  38. Thanks for another fun party, ladies :) Appreciate you!

  39. Glad to be joining you girls this week! Congratulations to Shirley!

  40. Thanks for the party! My head is still spinning from the hometalk chat… yowza!

    Have a great weekend xox

  41. SO, I LOVE your features!!! Geez, the talented people out there absolutely AMAZE me!!! HOLY COW!! SO inspiring! THANK YOU!!!

  42. Thank you so much for the feature! I’m so glad you girls liked it!!!
    Thank you for the party :)

  43. Thanks for hosting such fun parties… It is greatly appreciated.

  44. Thanks for the party girls! You guys always choose such amazing features!! Love them all!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  45. Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com says:

    Thanks for the shout out on my Frenchy fireplace screen. That totally took me by surprise!

  46. Hi,

    Thanks for hostessing this wonderful party. So fun to see the features and what everyone has to show off.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  47. Hi! Thanks for hosting this party! I am new to your site and love it! So glad I discovered your blog. You have a new follower.

  48. Thanks for hosting…always a treat!

  49. Another rockin’ party. I try to be here every week, so much inspiration!

  50. Hi Heather and Vanessa, thank you for hosting again, I love linking up here!

    Have a good day, Nancy

  51. Hello ladies! Oh, what a fun party and thank you for hosting – always!
    Be a couple of sweeties and have a great weekend.
    Shelia ;)

  52. Great features,once again and so many enticing entries this week…how will I ever stop browsing when I have work to do? Thank you, girls, for hosting!

  53. You had me at twine pumpkins :) Seriously! And that photography! Thanks for inspiring all of us my wonderful friends.


  54. Thanks, Vanessa & Heather, for hosting this “always inspiring” & creative party!

  55. Thanks so much for featuring my Merida Costume. I’m so honored to be among so many other fabulous features. Thanks for hosting such a great party! I’ve linked up my jelly pop pumpkins & easy Halloween bags this week:)

  56. Thanks for featuring my Merida costume. I’m honored to be among so many other fabulous features. Thanks for hosting such a great party – I’ve linked up my jelly pop pumpkins and quick & easy Halloween bags this week:)

  57. Thanks for another great party! Love the features, and having fun visiting other links.
    Debbie :)

  58. What a great party! So many blogs to see now! Thanks for hosting! I’m so pleased to be a part of it.

  59. Thanks for hosting Heather and Vanessa! Great features as always!

  60. Awesome party!! I love that twine pumpkin…so cute!! :o)

  61. Thank you for sharing again this week and allowing us to link up. Gosh I cannot believe all the inspiration here, there are just so many talented people around.

    Lee ☺

  62. This is my fist time linking up. I met Heather at the Southern Bloggers convention when she was still flying high from her BHG feature! So glad to be here this week. Thanks!

  63. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

  64. Have had an absolute blast going through all of the linkys! First time here and pretty new at this. Thanks SO much for posting and hosting this! :)
    - Claire

  65. Vanessa and Heather…Thank you so much for the Party…I am humbled to be honored with the simplicity of taking time to walk the fields…May both your weeks be filled with this simplistic awe…Blessings, Becky

  66. Oh my!!….I won???!!!….Thanks so much Heather and Vanessa….I have been away from my computer since Thursday….(traveled to the great Country Living Fair)…..Thanks again!!! You two are the best!!

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