I have come to the conclusion that these days I can manage to muster about 10, maybe 15, minutes worth of time and energy that I’m willing to dedicate to decorating. Which means that I pulled off a simple, coastal inspired summer mantel in the time between tossing in a load of laundry and being summoned to observe my daughter’s latest trick on the trampoline.
Wouldn’t it be so neat if I decided to pay homage to our blog by decorating my mantel for fall with a “Picket Fence” theme?
I would be feeling so sentimental about our “little blog that could” that I would run all around town trying to find an old section of a picket fence to put on my mantel.
And when I couldn’t find one, I would decide to build one out of sheer determination to celebrate my love for At the Picket Fence.
I mean, her last name is “Popular”!
I’ve known Patty for a very long time. She seemed so harmless at first. Merely making me aware of the little things about myself that I could work on. Patty was really just being helpful!
Patty Popular was more than eager to follow me when we moved across the country right before I started middle school. What I thought would be a fresh start turned out to be the stuff of a John Hughes movie minus the Brat Pack and ultimate 80’s soundtrack. Hormones, boys, braces (twice!) and the sad realization that I might die never having owned a new pair of Guess jeans. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? With that magical little inverted triangle on the back pocket?
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!
And here are some of your standout Recipes, Tablescapes and Mantels!
Simple Spring Centerpiece from Laura of Top This Top That
Robin’s Egg Blue Tablescape from This is Happiness
A Spring/Easter Faux Mantel from Tonya of Love of Family and Home
Spring Shutter Centerpiece and Banner from Sweet Little Gals
Aqua Accent for Spring in the Dining Room from Shabbyfufu
Easter Mantel from Mod Vintage Life
Vintage Brass and Lavender Easter Tablescape from Laura of Finding Home
Inspired by Flowers from Sylvia’s Simple Life. This post is full of gorgeous photography!
Spring Anenome Cupcakes for Emily. A lovely recipe and a beautiful tribute from Just a Smidgen
Raspberry and Mint Sorbet from Lilyfield Life
Cupcake Garnish for Drinks from Echoes of Laughter
Spring Flower Pot Cakes from Ode to Inspiration
Fruit Salad Cheesecake from The Kitchen is My Playground
Spring Bridal Shower from StoneGable
Thank you so much to everyone who linked up their amazing spring posts! Hope you enjoyed this fabulous round up of Spring Features..and our It’s a Spring Thing Hop and Party! PLEASE PIN THESE LOVELY FEATURES FROM THEIR ORIGINAL SOURCES!
See you then…at the picket fence!
What happens when fourteen fabulously talented bloggers collaborate together? They come up with some of the most amazing spring projects you’ll see this season!
It’s definitely been “a spring thing” around here for the last two weeks and we’re excited to wrap this blog hop up with a round-up of all fourteen amazing spring ideas, in case you missed any the first time, and an AMAZING linky party across 13, yes that is THIRTEEN, blogs! If you link it up we promise EVERYONE will see it!!
Here At The Picket Fence you often get “two for the price of one”, we enjoyed getting to show off two spring ideas during the party!
Heather’s Bird’s Nest Cupcakes in Mason Jars shows that “Spring really is…for the birds!”
Vanessa showed us how daffodils can brighten both a table and a mantel, and shared the beauty of being the daughter of a farmer’s daughter.
Here’s a recap of the other amazing ideas, recipes, crafts and home decor from these talented gals!
Mary Beth, of Cupcakes and Crinolines kicked off our blog hop with this GORGEOUS Lemon and Blueberry Butter Cake!
Jennifer, of Dear Lillie, set us a place at her beautiful Spring Tablescape in her decked out for spring dining room!
Kristin, of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, shared with us how to make this darling Scrap wood Spring Sign.
Our other Kristin, of Simply Klassic Home, gave us a lesson in creating an Easy and Frugal Spring Centerpiece!
Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage shared her beautiful Spring Mantel complete with a re-purposed pillow sham!
Debbie from Debbiedoos shared a round-up of 10 Fabulous Spring/Summer Crafts.
Heather from Setting for Four showed us How to Decorate a Mantel for Spring.
Angelina from JoJo & Eloise gave us a fabulous tutorial for making a darling Spring Chevron Tote Bag.
Maryann from Domestically Speaking showed us how to make this lovely Blue and Green Spring Wreath.
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms shared her simply adorable Tea Stained Eggs.
Courtney from French Country Cottage shared the beautiful simplicity of Spring Blossoms.
Jennifer Rizzo of the Jennifer Rizzo Blog wrapped up the fun and showed off her lovely Spring Decor and a Sweet Kids Project.
Now it’s YOUR TURN!
You can also share your project on the It’s A Spring Thing Blog Hop and Linky Party page on Google+.
So, what are you waiting for? Link on up!
And thanks so much for joining all of us for the Spring Thing Blog Hop and Linky Party!