It’s Inspiration Friday No. 89! Welcome!

 Wow-wee! It’s been crazy around here At The Picket Fence this week! Up first we want to share that BOTH picket fence gals have two guest posts today and tomorrow! Heather was so honored to be guest posting today on BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN’S Style Spotter Blog about her experience having her kitchen in Better Homes and Gardens this month.

Vanessa has her first contributor post going up tomorrow for FOLK MAGAZINE Blog! You won’t want to miss this holiday fashion post given by the cutest model ever…and we aren’t one bit bias.

 Be sure you subscribe to the FOLK Magazine Blog so you can keep updated on all of the fabulous content from an amazing group of contributors!

We also want to announce SEVERAL new sponsors here At The Picket Fence! It’s time to start thinking about that holiday shopping, why not shop small business and shop online from the comfort of your home.  That’s a WIN-WIN!

Where you can get beautiful Custom Home Decor for the holidays!

Old Barn Rescue Company offers beautiful up-cycled signs like these!

Bel Monili

Bel Monili offers one of a kind pieces using upcycled vintage jewelry and materials!

 Knick of Time offers Vintage Good for the Uniquely Style Home


Take a look at the gorgeous office from Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles. Doesn’t it look like it belongs in a magazine?!



We adore this beautiful kitchen from Anne at White Lace Cottage and think she did an amazing job adding loads of charm and character.



You just have to see the “Before” of this room to appreciate the transformation! This beautiful Laundry Room Reveal comes to us courtesy of Debbie from Me and My DIY.



Jean, of The Country Home, shared her DIY Checkered Board Floor Makeover. They provide a full tutorial so you can recreate this fabulous floor yourself! Amazing!

How beautiful are these made-over Vintage Dining Room Bookshelves from Minerva’s Garden?! You won’t believe the “Before!”



Adelaide of Meg and Mum’s took this Roadside Rubbish to Royalty, when she made-over this roadside find!



Rust the great enemy of so many but the friend of every vintage crafter! We love the look of old and adding a touch of rust to new items is a great way to get it! KerryAnne, of Shabby Art Boutique, shares a great, safe rusting recipe with us!
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Felt! Flannel! Velvet! Oh My! Melissa, of Redfly Creations,  created this lovely “floral”  arrangement out of these gorgeous textiles!


Rita May of May Days showed us how to make this Wine Cork Mirror to display over your bar!




Rebecca of You Are Talking Too Much, shares a quick an easy way to make our tiled surfaces sparkle! Something we can all use with the onslaught of company during the holidays!


Aimee from It’s Overflowing shares some great Outfit Selecting Tips for those upcoming Holiday Family Pictures!




This Butternut Squash Puff from Jo-Ann of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs would make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal!

These Mini Hot Cocoa Cookie Trifles with Biscoff Whipped Cream  from Leslie at The Cozy Little Kitchen would make the perfect conclusion to any fall meal!




Ashley of Cherished Bliss shares this easy Homemade Microwave Kettle Corn recipe, a perfect fall treat for your family!


Homemade Kettle Corn {Microwaveable} // via #snack #popcorn


 This gorgeous Fall Display and Free “Give Thanks” Banner Printable from Simplicity in the South, is a beautiful way to usher in this season of Thanks!




We love this gorgeous ruffled Tree Skirt from Todd and Lindsey Creating that was upcycled from an old tree skirt! Includes full tutorial!



We adore the elegance and simplicity of this Easy Bling Pumpkin from Heather of Setting Four Four!



We love these “thrift store” upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees from One More Time to Celebrate!





Jeanne over at  juNxtaposition shared her experience as a vendor at the Atlanta Country Living Fair and Heather got the privilege of finally meeting this talented sponsor of ours! We had such a blast hanging out and having dinner together. Head over to Jeanne’s post to see all of the gorgeous items from the Fair!



Our friend Allison, from Stuff and Nonsense, is sharing the wonderful ministry of Operation Christmas Child.  One we both support each year! November 12-19 is the Collection Period! Read Allison’s post to see how YOU can help!




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 truly means a lot to us

 This Inspiration Friday Party is Sponsored By:
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where you can find gorgeous bedding like this! 


  1. FABBY says

    Great features, I have to visit a couple! Thank you for hosting yet, another terrific party at, Inspiration Friday. Big hugs,

  2. says

    Hello ladies: Thank you so much for hosting the inspirational party for us today, and a special thank you for featuring our bookcase before and after! It made my day :) I hope to get out in the garden in a bit and get winter salad greens covered and some geraniums potted up to bring inside–weather reports are saying it might freeze on Saturday night. Take care, and have a fantastic and fun weekend!
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  3. says

    Fabulous features as always! Congratulations on the FOLK magazine contribution. It looks like a very good publication. I ordered my Christmas issue. Hope to see you in it! Thanks for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
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  4. says

    Hi Ladies,
    It has been a while since I have been able to stop in, we are getting ready for the baby ( due the 18th :) I am however looking forward to getting back into the full swing of blogging after we have our SWEET baby girl :) I am glad I was able to join this weeks party and thank you so much for hosting all of us. I do pray your families have a VERY blessed and joyful day of Thanksgiving.
    p.s. how did the whole house thing work out (Heather) I have prayed when the Lord placed you on my heart.
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  5. says

    YIPEE!!!! Thank you for the feature!!! I am going to have to clean my house more often!!!!! Who am I fooling? ; ) Seriously, thank you! So many fun features that I can’t wait to visit and the link ups are out of this world! Will be roaming around when I need to be sleeping. : ) Love, Me

  6. says

    Hi Ladies!! Loooove the features this week. That office would make me want to work all day long! Thank you so much for hosting again. You have such an upliting blog with some of the best link ups! I added some irresistably rich brownies to share with everyone! :)

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