Patriotic Ideas and Projects


It's that time of the year again. When red, white and blue take center stage and we completely ignore the fact that the craft stores already have Christmas items on the shelves. Because, we don't want to rush through this season, do we? No way! This is the time when we celebrate longer days, warmer air and bare feet. And, more importantly, this is the season when we celebrate our great country and what a privilege it is to live here. … [Read more...]

Blue and White Fall Dining Room Reveal ~Kirkland’s Giveaway

What is blue and white and orange all over? and no the answer is not the Auburn University  football team...Roll Tide! It's my new dining room! I'm so excited to share my dining room reveal with you, all made over for FALL!  I was privlidged  to team up with Kirkland's (and four other amazing bloggers) for a challenge to dress up a room for the autumn season. My dining room seemed like the perfect choice! … [Read more...]

It’s A Spring Thing Party Features!

It's A Spring Thing Feature Round Up from At The Picket Fence

  What could be better than 14 Fabulous Spring Project Ideas... How about 717 FABULOUS Spring Project Ideas!!! We have loved seeing all of the amazing recipes, crafts, tutorials and home decor linked up to the It's A Spring Thing Linky Party! We've gathered up a few of our favorites based off of the projects we shared during the It's A Spring Thing Blog Hop! As a recap Heather showed how to create Bird's Nest Cupcakes in Mason Jars and Vanessa showed how to decorate a Spring … [Read more...]

Chocolate and Pink Salt Dipping Spoons

Chocolate and Himalayan Pink Salt Dipping Spoons from At The Picket Fence

  Chocolate and Salt.  Sweet and Salty. Opposite yet somehow so good together.   Isn't that how it seems to work? Two people who are so opposite can somehow manage to combine to make one great pair! I will be the first to admit that me and my sweetheart are often as different as night and day, yet after 20 years of marriage we are still a great team.  I'm a little sweet...he's a little salty...grin!... but together.... well we're perfect! These Chocolate and Pink Salt Dipping … [Read more...]

Pine cone Christmas Trees..simplicity at its best!

Pinecone Christmas Trees from At The Picket Fence

     I find it interesting how complicated we can make the Holiday Season.  Year after year we pledge that NEXT year we will plan early, plan simply, enjoy this season that comes around but once a year.  Then the hustle and bustle sets in.  The activities, the parties, the trimmings, the shopping and we find ourselves out of breath, out of time and often, if truth be told, a little out of our minds. We forget that the simplest things can often be the most … [Read more...]

Framed Christmas Wreath and Front Porch Decor

framed Christmas wreath at the picket fence

  What? A Friday post At the Picket Fence?? I know, I know! It's not something we do very often around here but there just aren't enough days left until Christmas for us to show you the rest of our decorating/crafts/projects/recipes/etc. And, how could I not give you a proper welcome to my home during this most welcoming time of the year? You see, I know that you will appreciate the fact that I have a frame hanging on the front door. Unlike the man at the thrift store who asked … [Read more...]

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint…NOEL Sign

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint NOEL Sign from At The Picket Fence

  Merry. Holly. Joy. Peace...all words that conjure up feelings of Christmas.  For some reason I am drawn to NOEL.  Maybe it's because it's the French word for Christmas. Maybe because it first entered our language when my ancestors were still speaking in Middle English, one of my favorite literary periods. Whatever the reason may be, I just love the meaning and like to incorporate it in my Christmas decorating. You might haven seen my NOEL sign in my pantry, and I felt like the … [Read more...]

Metallic Sea Shell Christmas Trees

Metallic Sea Shell Christmas Trees from At The Picket Fence

   What is it with metallic that makes us love it so much? Is it that extra little bling? Is it the extra little something special that it adds to everyday objects? Maybe I just have a fascination with shiny objects, which could be a whole other problem entirely. grin! Krylon's Metallic Spray Paints has given us the ability to make just about anything shine these days...and sea shells are no exception! I first saw a trio of sea shell Christmas trees at Joss and Main, and let me tell you … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday No. 92….welcome!

Inspiration Friday Graphic

Wow! Hard to believe we are already 6 days into December! It seems Christmas has moved into full gear at our homes and yours! We've been busy here At The Picket Fence and we know y'all have been busy as well.  Decorating, and Decking and Baking and Jingling and's an exciting time of year to be a blogger! Here are just a few things we have going on around the fence this week! Up first we shared our Holiday Homes on the Virtual Holiday House Walk Tour hosted by the … [Read more...]