Hey dear friends! First, thank you so so much for the oh, so incredibly sweet comment you left on the CAN WE TALK post! I was thrilled to hear this was such a helpful post and you learned a lot about StoneGable and how to navigate this site. Sometimes you just have to say more! So here is the rest of the story!

I can’t thank you enough for all the encouraging emails and comments and wonderful comments you all left on the Can We Talk post!

Here are a few things I learned and take to heart…

  • YOU ARE SOOOOO UNDERSTANDING ABOUT ADS (thank you, thank you, thank you!)

I have just a couple more things I would like you to have inside info on when it comes to StoneGable!

Let’s begin, ready?

Did you know…

I have over 3,500 archived posts. If you read Can We Talk you knew that!

There is a ton of relevant content in those posts! And lots and lots of content that is focused around seasons and holidays.

Saying that I will be creating posts with images of the StoneGable house and the StoneGable at Tanglewood house.

And since the next holiday is Christmas you don’t want to miss inspiration like this right?

Some bloggers who move to another home retire their former home’s post. They sometimes change styles completely or don’t like their old homes or are better photographers than they were at their last house. There are lots of reasons for not using images of a former home.

But I took StoneGable’s look with me to our new home! And I really love showing off both homes! Why would I not give you ideas and the inspiration of both homes!

So, I’ll be using lots of images and updating posts with pictures from both homes. Yes, I am retiring a good many old, old content that no longer works with my style but I’m also going to feature the best of the best no matter which home!

See! The image on the left is the StoneGable house and the right is the Tanglewood house!

Now, speaking of the StoneGable house and Tanglewood house, did you know…

Our new home has a stone gable? Well sort of and close enough!

From now on I’ll refer to the house at Tanglewood as StoneGable at Tanglewood.

Did you know…

I have so many posts for you coming up that I think you will love! I get excited just thinking about it!

I plan my editorial calendar about 3 months out. I am still writing and enjoy all things Christmas but I am planning for February/March!

Did you know…

When you email me with ideas I try to incorporate them into a post? And when I hear the same suggestions over and over again I am sure to help you in a post.

So, in the comments, write any suggestions you have for a post in 2020.
And make sure you look over all the comments and when you find a suggestion you like too let me know!

And of course, you know…

I think each of you is lovely and amazing and I’m so humbled and honored you join me at StoneGable!

YOU are the best!!!!!

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  1. Chris Wells says:

    Somehow I missed the Can We Talk post, so I went back and I am caught up! I don’t think any of us non-bloggers realize what goes into blogging. It is truly a job and requires many, many hours. I was so shocked when you surprised us all by moving, but it seemed so seamless. I would still have boxes stacked! And also I am one of those who look forward to the menu on Mondays. It always gives me idea for the week.
    Thanks Yvonne for all you do!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Your new house is beautiful and I’m excited for your new adventures there as you make it your home. I love everything about your blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas with all of us!

  3. This house is gorgeous too but I just can’t imagine leaving that big front porch behind.

    1. I know! I’m decorating my tiny porch for Christmas. On on hand I miss the big wrap porch, on the other hand I don’t have that much to decorate and can really concentrating on making my small porch extra pretty!

  4. I loved the blue and white chairs in front of your fireplace in the family room at Stonegable. Are you going to use them at Tanglewood?

  5. Hi Yvonne
    Thank you for your wonderful posts I really enjoy them and look forward to seeing what’s next. I love that you still share posts from other times, I too like to scroll through my iPhone for old house decor pics I took years ago and if if my style or colors have changed sometimes it still inspires me with a fresh idea. Your photos and advice are the source of my current decorating “idea book”and I love the DIY projects, and menus and the Sunday inspirational blogs are just the thing to start the week. Keep up the great work! (-:

  6. I really enjoy your blog . Even though it has been years ago, I have visited in the Lancaster County area of PA and it is just gorgeous country. I especially like the decor of your home and pictures of your home parts of the blog. I also am interested in how you find ways to keep the clutter at bay in just everyday living. It is a constant battle for me. Oh, and one more thing…..what gluten free flour are you using in baking? Are you using it measure for measure in your recipes? Thanks for all you do! I don’t even remember how I got hooked onto Stonegable, but I am sure glad I did!!

  7. Yvonne, like you I will be moving to a new house. I know that your move happened so quickly that you didn’t have the time to go through all of your belongings to edit out what you didn’t need before the move. But now that things – hopefully – are starting to settle down to normal for you, what advise do you have for determining what to keep and what to get rid of?

  8. Sherry Darlington says:

    Truly love both of your homes. Your style is what I strive for. We have downsized twice & I still have 2 storage units full of “stuff”. How do you decide what makes the cut from downsizing to new things that filter in. Thank you.

  9. I love everything about your blog, especially all the Christmas inspiration. Haven’t started decorating for that yet, and I just found another 5 or more ideas. 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do to inspire so many people. I always look forward to reading your posts!

  10. I love the idea of using the plates above with hooks for aprons, jackets, whatever! I am always looking for ways to use round objects since so much of our home environments have square/sharp edges. Did you make these – where can I find hooks like those??

    Thanks, Linda

    1. Hi Linda, you have asked one of the most asked questions! These plate hooks came from the Holiday Fair at Luckett’s Va. But hopefully, in the New Year, I’ll share how make them.

  11. Good Morning Yvonne. Lovely and amazing are you! Another delightful post.
    I too refer back to what I have pinned from your valuable content. I have a variety of boards based on your blog, including recipes, decor, holidays, diys and more. I also have a board titled ‘Stonegable’ Its all there and I thank you.
    Since we have moved into our retirement/downsized home, which I do enjoy, our Sunday family gatherings for dinner are problematic for me (but not for our children at all)! No longer having a dining room, but a dining area and a relatively smaller kitchen, certainly means cozy!
    I would be interested to learn how you plan to finesse this issue in your new home. I know you will manage this brilliantly.
    Blessings always.

    1. Hi Gail, you must be having a great time in your new home! And there is no finessing! Just moving in and “doing it”! LOL!

  12. I so enjoy your blog, style, and home decor! As many others have stated, I would love ways in deciding which items to purge and those to keep. I don’t mind purging, but I feel I’m now down to the (many) accessories I really like, but still need to downsize due to space constraints. How would you recommend purging items you like because you just have too many?

  13. Vanessa Breg says:

    I have always loved the tablescapes. Recently one of the local Christian radio stations had a contest “At the Table” – it’s purpose was to encourage families to eat together at least three times a week without any electronic devices and talk. A year ago our church also had a series which was based on the song “HIS banner over me is love” – HE called me to HIS banqueting table” which was about spending time in community and this year Sidewalk Prophets released a song entitled “Come to the Table. Where and how are you storing your dishes in the new house?

    I would like to say one more thing – when I read your blog and the comments from your followers – there is such a sweet spirit of familiarity, friendship, admiration and respect – you have created a network of friends and family and through all of these beautiful posts and words you are sharing the gift of hospitality. The Greek word for hospitality is “philoxenia” and it’s translation is “love of strangers” – Thank you.

    1. Oh, I just love your comment, Vanessa! And I want StoneGable to feel exactly the way you said, “a sweet spirit of familiarity, friendship, admiration, and respect”. Thank you!

  14. Your humility is always inspiring. Thank you.

  15. Karen VanLoo says:

    I am glad you will still post photos from Stonegable, sometimes I go back and look at the archives. Your tablescapes and vignettes are always my favorite. I like to go back and review for inspiration!

      1. Kathy Menold says:

        I too struggle with having all my family at our home for dinner and holidays. My 10 grandchildren can be a little overwhelming. So I try to host the summer holidays where we can be outside. Do you have a community room at Tanglewood? Can be great if you want to host a large group.

        1. Hi Kathy, no we don’t live in a retirement village. We live on a golf course so no community room. I think going to the community room for Thanksgiving would be a grand idea though!

  16. I love the Tanglewood home, the apron picture, so glad you are continuing. I have the porch blanket on my to-do list.

  17. I’m always so happy to see a post from StoneGable in my inbox! I would love to hear how you break down the steps to decorating a Christmas tree, please! You do such a great job of making decorating tasks seem so “easy peasy” with your step-by-step breakdown. It might be a little late for this year, but please consider it for a future subject (along with those darling plate hooks!!)

    1. Maybe how to decorate a tree next year. I’d have to de-decorate this year’s tree and that is not happening. LOL!

  18. Hi Yvonne!
    Just wanted to say that I still miss you at Decorating Tips and Tricks!!

    I love your tips on trends and holidays! I also love your Sunday messages! I’m excited to see what you have in store for us at Tanglewood!!

    Happy holidays!!

    1. Yvonne, I want to say how much I agree with Julie and Janet. I really miss you at Dec. Tips and Tricks, also. To be honest, it just isn’t the same anymore, and I am not as faithful a listener, either.
      BUT, AT THE SAME TIME I UNDERSTAND YOUR NEED FOR TIME FOR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. I also think you make up for being gone with your absolutely lovely posts and all the decor info you have time to share. Keep up the great work!

      1. Thanks, Sandi! I loved being a part of Decorating Tips And Tricks but it was the only thing I could not do on the road. And when I want to see my kids and grands they always come first!

  19. One more idea!!

    I would love tips on how you photograph your spaces!! And how to decorate a Christmas tree!!


  20. Rosann Wray says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts. They are so helpful and informative. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love all the ideas you share.

  21. Hi Yvonne–I love your blog!!! Thank you for all of your hard work–you have blessed me many times over, BUT do you know what I would really love to see more of on your blog?? I would love more of a personal connection. In this day and age when people are too busy to be friends I feel like many of the bloggers I read have become my friends. I want to know you and your family and your days and what you do and what you like or don’t like etc. I want to cry with you and I want to laugh with you. I loved your post on closing up your house to sell when you shared so many family memories. I thought it was one of the best you’ve ever written, well besides some of your spiritual articles–thank you!! You touched my heart and I cried right along with you.

    1. Hi Maureen, I share SO much of me that things like my children and their families are pretty much off limits. I do write “from the heart” posts now and then but mostly my readers connect through a love of all things home.

  22. Ah, your winter wonderland dining room with the concrete table! (sigh)
    Yvonne, might you be interested in sharing with us one thing you miss most and/or a lesson learned when decorating in the various rooms of Stonegable? (kind of a looking back themed post for 2020- hindsight)

  23. Yvonne, I am so excited to see more of Tanglewood! I am slowly editing and adding elements of your style to our home. A dishwasher leak and ruined wood flooring has us doing some remodeling. Exciting times!

  24. Nancy Davies says:

    I do so enjoy your blogs. So full of ideas. Even though our seasons are topsy turvey to yours I won’t be giving up reading about your StoneGable.

  25. So looking forward to Christmas with you, old home photos, as well as Tangle wood. Yours is my go to Christmas dream home, wherever you are decorating, I hope to be there.

  26. YOU are the amazing one and I love reading every single post and I often search for stuff I want to see and there’s always like 4 or 5 posts to choose from. Incredible! Such beauty and inspiration all over the place! Thank you Yvonne for being open with your faith and for sharing the talent the Lord gave you with us. You rock! Happy Thanksgiving.

  27. Hi Yvonne,
    I think you have a great plan of incorporating both houses into your posts! And I’m glad you mentioned how far ahead you plan because I wanted to ask you something about Valentine’s….. so I’ll email you about it, okay?

    Liberty @

  28. There are so many amazing decor ideas that you created at Stone Gable, and they are still SO relevant! I’m glad to hear that pics and decorating ideas from Stone Gable will still be featured. And, I’m also excited to see how you cultivate Tanglewood. Congrats on your new home!