Happy October, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and wonderful group of bloggers for my third year as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers too!
If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and or simply to be inspired each week, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! (If you missed the last party you can find it here.) To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:
Last Friday I had a day off from teaching (much needed after the returning to in-person/virtual hybrid instruction!) I headed out early for a little junkin’ which led to an amazing discovery along the way. My favorite local greenhouse and nursery (Hatcher’s) is still open for the season… and it is absolutely a fall lover’s dream! On Sunday I shared a post with tons of beautiful pictures of gorgeous pumpkins, plants and creative fall displays. If you love fall and gardening, then you certainly won’t want to miss this post!
When I go out junkin’ I am always “pheasant hunting.” I have several different pheasants and pheasant items that I use in my decor during the fall, and also a few that I like to use in English cottage vignettes year round. This colorful vintage pheasant was my favorite find on Friday. Love it!
Earlier today I joined my friend Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction and several other talented bloggers for a fun mini-blog hop with an outdoor fall themed. I shared the cool-toned cottage garden display I designed this weekend and a few other fall outdoor decorating displays from previous autumns.
On Friday some Instagram friends and I kicked off the fourth season of #madforplaiddecor, which was perfect timing since it was also “Plaiddurday!” I also celebrated by sharing a post full of gorgeous fall plaid decorating ideas here on the blog. If you are on Instagram you can share your beautiful plaid, tartan and checks anytime Friday-Thursday with the hashtag #madforplaiddecor from now through January! Follow and tag your hosts for a chance to be featured on the following Friday. See my IG post here for more details.
For Pin Away Wednesdays I shared a round up of healthy, allergy-friendly fall recipes. Even if you aren’t on a restricted diet you can still enjoy some tasty recipes with “clean” ingredients. You might want to check out some recipes to share during the holidays with friends and family members who have food restrictions too.
This week’s Throwback Thursday:
This weekend I will be adding some bittersweet to my existing fall decor. Here’s a look back at how I used bittersweet in my fall decorating last year.
Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!
October Beauty Abounds at TFT
Sunshine Cottage Autumn Porch~Everyday Living
Why You Need a Potting Bench~Stacy Ling
Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour~The Tattered Pew
Brown and White Transferware Pumpkins~The Crowned Goat
New Sconces and Fall Foyer~Cloches and Lavender
October on the Washstand~Common Ground
Fall Porch on a 1922 Craftsman Bungalow~Clover House
Farmhouse Fall Coffee Bar~Bird’s Party
How to Cook a Pumpkin in the Oven the Easy Way~Artful Homemaking
Gluten Free/Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins~Strength and Sunshine
Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy the party!