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!


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 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!
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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. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope y’all have a great week.
    Nici ~ Posed Perfection recently posted..Casual Fall TablescapeMy Profile

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my Butternut Squash Puff!! Have a great rest of the week!
    Jo-Anna recently posted..Butterscotch & White Chocolate Chip Oat DropsMy Profile

  3. Thanks for featuring my popcorn : ) Have a fantastic weekend!!
    Ashley recently posted..Pom Pom Ribbon Christmas Tree +giveawayMy Profile

  4. Tons of eye candy and sweet links. Can’t wait to check them all out.

  5. Hi Girls!
    Thank you so much for hosting, and Thanks for all the wonderful crafty links, going to explore them when it’s finale weekend. Have a greate one!
    Monsterscircus recently posted..Kunstfabrikken, Danmarks fedeste POP UP SHOPMy Profile

  6. Fab features as always, girls. I need to check out a couple of them that are new to me. Thanks for hosting.
    Kim recently posted..Blue & White plus IronstoneMy Profile

  7. Thanks so much for hosting! What a great bunch of features!
    Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel recently posted..Birch Bark Christmas OrnamentMy Profile

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

  9. Truly and honor that you featured my Checkerboard Floor! Thanks you so much! All the features were wonderful!
    Dru @ The Country Farm Home
    Dru (The Farmer’s Daughter) recently posted..Keeping It Together–Idea JournalsMy Profile

  10. 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!
    Athena at Minerva’s Garden recently posted..Homemade Potato ChipsMy Profile

  11. Good stuff, sisters! I just adore those sweater trees, there doesn’t seem to be any end to what can be made from a thrift store sweater :) Congrats on your new gig! And thanks for hosting us every week.
    xo, Andrea
    Andrea at Opulent Cottage recently posted..One Thing Leads To AnotherMy Profile

  12. Wonderful features from last week…so many creative makeovers and recipes…..Thanks for hosting…and have a great weekend Heather and Vanessa!!!

  13. Thanks so much for hosting. You always have the most beautiful features. I’m off to check out a few in more detail.
    Judy recently posted..A Little Thanksgiving in the KitchenMy Profile

  14. Thanks for the fantastic party, have a great weekend!

  15. Love that checkered floor!! Thanks so much for hosting, ladies!
    Jennifer @ Town and Country Living recently posted..Setting a Thanksgiving Table: Option OneMy Profile

  16. Oooh … I LOVE that kitchen! I’m going to have to go check out how they did the island cabinets!!! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

    Kristin recently posted..Adventures in Pinland {Best Potato Soup}My Profile

  17. Love the features! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie
    Confessions of a Plate Addict recently posted..Need Some Inspiration? 50+ Fall and Thanksgiving Tablescapes from Hometalk!My Profile

  18. Thanks for hosting the party. Even when I don’t participate, I enjoy browsing through your features.

    Glad your WP transition went smoothly. I’m thinking about moving to WP but am a bit scared on the change!
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted..DIY Burlap Thanksgiving CardsMy Profile

  19. 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!
    Sherry recently posted..Home Sweet Home #92My Profile

  20. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen! And thank you so much for hosting too! I linked up but I think I may have linked up my blog and not my post in number 99 you can delete it if you want.I apologize for that!
    Anne recently posted..Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint LinenMy Profile

  21. I came to link up and was so surprised to see my office featured! Thank you! What fabulous features today- I want to check out every one and think I’ll be browsing through them for the rest of the evening!

  22. Thanks so much for hosting.What a great bunch of features!
    Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!
    Vesna recently posted..Fabulos Shabby Shic cabinetMy Profile

  23. Hi Ladies, Thanks so much hosting and for all the inspiration. I’ll be checking out your guest post though I know they are wonderful.
    Take care. xoxo, Sherry
    Sherry recently posted..Open House PartyMy Profile

  24. Thank you so very much for hosting!

  25. oh wow, those angel wings are amazing!! just linked up, thanks for hosting, gals!

  26. Thank you for featuring my rust recipes and for hosting a fabulous party each week.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  27. Thanks for hosting and for the great feature! XO, Aimee
    Aimee – It’s Overflowing recently posted..Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour: Blend of Modern RomanceMy Profile

  28. Hey gals, thanks again for hosting every week! I just realized I linked up the same thing I did a couple weeks ago. Sigh. So sorry – I failed to consult my list well enough before linking. You can delete it if you want.
    Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam recently posted..‘Tricycle’My Profile

  29. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a fantastic week! Congrats on your two fantastic guest posts!
    K Coake recently posted..Felicity American Girl Party ~ Party Favor Bags {Tutorial}My Profile

  30. What a great features you have, love the beautiful Laundry Room the way you makeover it. You also pick up the right color that sets the right mood.
    Emma Briggs recently posted..Interactive Touchscreen Table: Bring Your Home or Office into the Digital AgeMy Profile

  31. 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.
    Angelina recently posted..DIY Pickled BeetsMy Profile

  32. Thank you so much for hosting, ladies! Awesome features.
    Kathy Moody recently posted..Burlap TurkeyMy Profile

  33. Thanks so much for hosting your amazing party! Have a wonderful weekend : )

    Love Always,
    Liz Fourez recently posted..Setting the Perfect Holiday TableMy Profile

  34. Loads of inspiration here, girls! Thanks, as always, for hosting such a wonderful party!
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads recently posted..How to Make Plaster LeavesMy Profile

  35. Love that checkerbord floor! Thanks for hosting, too!
    JP recently posted..A Fall Thanksgiving TablescapeMy Profile

  36. well aren’t you two
    just the sweetest things
    for featuring little ole me?

    thank you kindly ladies
    and for hosting this
    wonderful party

    your friday friend,

    Stuff and Nonsense recently posted..Welcome to Fridays Unfolded!My Profile

  37. seriously awesome feature this week ladies! thanks for hosting!
    Jessica @ Dear Emmeline recently posted..Linen End Table {My first project with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint}My Profile

  38. Thank you so much for hosting your fabulous party! Great features :)
    Lyuba @willcookforsmiles recently posted..Pumpkin Dinner Rolls with Handi-FoilMy Profile

  39. 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

  40. Hi Girls, thank you so much for hosting, so sweet to link up here!
    Nancy at maddalee recently posted..Maddalee Paper Doll DIY Treasure BoxesMy Profile

  41. 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! :)

  42. Lol, Oh my goodness! I just now am seeing that you featured my mini trifles! Thank you so much!!!! It’s too funny how such a good dessert came from a mistake!
    Blessings and thanks again!
    Leslie recently posted..Sticky Fudge BrowniesMy Profile

  43. Thanks for featuring my blinged out pumpkin ladies! Luv ya! :D
    Heather recently posted..Blue Christmas Color Scheme with Chip ItMy Profile

  44. Thanks for featuring our tree skirt AND for hosting another wonderful linky party! Hope you have a great weekend! :)
    Lindsey recently posted..DIY Dried Orange OrnamentsMy Profile

  45. Thanx for hosting ladies!:) Great features.
    Pamela recently posted..How To Make New Iron Brackets Look OldMy Profile

  46. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa
    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle recently posted..Getting Ready for ChristmasMy Profile

  47. Wow, I’m going to have a lot of reading and pinning to do today! Thanks for the wonderful link up ladies!
    Emily recently posted..Apartment Tour: Fall DecorMy Profile

  48. Thanks so much for hosting.


  49. Thanks for hosting Heather and Vanessa, lovely party today, great bloggers joining in.

  50. Thank you so much for hosting a great party ladies! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    Tanya recently posted..How To Make A Chunky Beaded Necklace {easy make-ahead gift!}My Profile

  51. SO much goodness in one spot…I could spend several hours here :)
    classic•casual•home recently posted..Going for a More Casual DesignMy Profile

  52. I loved Vanessa’s story over at Folk! Her ‘model’ is a doll! Sponsors! Perfect place to start holiday shopping! And the features are so inspiring! Thanks for hosting. So glad to join in this week! Have a great weekend, girls! xo
    Roeshel recently posted..Junked trunk to coffee table {apartment storage}My Profile

  53. Hi Heather and Vanessa! Thank you SOO much for featuring my laundry room makeover! What a treat to be featured among so much talent. I really appreciate it. Thanks for hosting another great party, and have a great weekend!
    Debbie recently posted..The Paint and the Room – For Real This TimeMy Profile

  54. Thanks for hosting! Everything looks so awesome! Where to start?!
    Corso Mama recently posted..Guest Post #1–Cannoli SicilianiMy Profile

  55. Thank you so much for featuring my sweater Trees. Most of all thank you for hosting such a great party!

  56. Hi girls, I had fun visiting your features. Thanks for hosting, I’m happy to be back.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)
    leslie harris recently posted..the rustic beauty of a wood pallet centerpieceMy Profile

  57. Oh my goodness! What wonderful features!

    There are so many wonderful looking links~I can’t wait to check some out!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Shannon recently posted..Laundry Room MakeoverMy Profile

  58. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

    Here’s the link:
    Jenni@MomEssentials.Net recently posted..Diamond in the EarMy Profile

  59. Thanks for hosting a fun party! Love all the features!


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