Random thoughts on a sunny Saturday morning:

1. Just in case you don’t live in Texas and wondered what the weather was like here? It’s hot.

I hear about all your amazing fall temperatures.

And sigh.

And hope a day and a thermometer reading with an 8 in front of it shows up soon.

2. I spent this last week in North Carolina.

If you live there just know you live in one of the most amazing places in these United States.

The rest of the country is jealous.

3. It was a fun week on the blog. We discussed decorating your front entry for fall and made pumpkins that looked like we sewed them and shared ways to make a difference and posted this amazing before and after dining room.

4. Do you have Instagram?

I do. You can find me @thistlewood.

And the best part of Instagram are the stories. If you want to follow along with me and all the random things and decorating tips and design ideas that happen minute-by-minute over here at Thistlewood?

Here’s how to follow me over there. 

And now?

Let’s see all the amazing stuff I found for us on my travels this week.

This fall wreath.

I love the layers of colors.

See the wreath DIY here.

Who doesn’t love a pie with pumpkin?

And those leaves are the cutest.

See the recipe here.

These pumpkins are beautiful.

And what makes them so pretty? The real stems.

See the entire pumpkin DIY here.

And this wreath.

Doesn’t it look like it could take you from fall to winter?

See the DIY here.


And in random news this week:

How to arrange pillows

This home tour

This fall porch

This beautiful kitchen

This new build with so much character

This inspired me

This scarf pillow

The 10 best new restaurants in America

These storage ideas

This dessert in a mug

This fun DIY

And this.

This is a question I’m asking myself this week and all the weeks to come.

And one more for the road.

I showed you this dining room reveal this week.

Here’s one from 2017 that still makes my heart happy.

You can see the before and after here.

happy random Saturday to you

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    Ok I saved all the DIY's in this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all the ideas and tours. So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still breathless with your dining room reveal this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love last year's also-but if you are going for drama you achieved it with this week's reveal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Image for Jenn Jenn

    So many great ones this week! Okay every week really!! Thanks for sharing my pumpkin pillow! Hoping fall breezes blow your way soon! It’s still upper 80’s here in Missouri many days. But, it sounds like that might even be a relief for you!

  3. Image for Marty Marty

    So much fun and inspiration all over blogland. I adore those fabulous side chairs in your Kentucky Dining room. They are AMAZING. Love, love, love them.

  4. Image for Erin Erin

    First, I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The 2017 dining room and always have. I mean those floors!!! But also, just got my Nov. Country Living and the color photo of the plate wreath just screamed KariAnn to me. And blue and white .

  5. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Oh my goodness......LOVE ""How can I add good to the lives of others this week?"~ thank you for sharing and thank Liene for first poising the question!!! YESSSSSSSSS

  6. Image for PJ PJ

    Those ceilings in the house tour are divine! And I love your recurring question, "How can I add good to the lives of others this week?" That will be on a post-it in my journal.

  7. Image for Pamela Griner Pamela Griner

    I am just now reading yesterday's blog with my Sunday morning coffee. I have to tell you...for some reason your post was a balm to my exhausted self this morning. I've mentioned my mom's advanced Alzheimer's before...and last night was one of those times she was up and very confused (this past week she forgot she is "mom" and no longer responds to that). Anyway...as the disease ravages her mind (she is like a 2 yr. old) and my life, I am sometimes a bit down. As an artist...crafter...decorator, your generous posts are always uplifting and inspire me to rearrange, paint, try something new. To focus on that for a bit and surround myself in a pretty and comfortable home. I know this is a long post and there are many caregivers out there who, like me, are tired. But THANK YOU for your efforts to bring us a fresh idea and new possibilities.

    1. Image for Shelly Shelly

      Praying for you Pamela and your mom. My dad will be going on Hospice beginning Monday, it is killing me but I must move on. I already miss him. Hang in there, God is near.

  8. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    I love your farmhouse throwback pic! Headed to your part of the state this coming weekend. Hoping to hit up some of your cool shopping spots; then watching Texas Tech Baseball in Frisco! Pray for cooler weather!

  9. Image for Peg Peg

    Ok, the cupboard on the kitchen counter from the Jenna Sue Design Co. blog? Just STOP IT! I'm all heart eyes!! But you definitely saved the best for last...because the farmhouse is where I fell in love with Thistlewood!!!!! xoxo

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