STONEGABLE’S TOP 10 POSTS OF 2016
Happy New Year’s Eve! I wish I could give all of you a big hug and tell you how much I have loved your friendship this past year. YOU are the best! Totally, THE BEST!!! I’m looking forward to another fabulous year of blogging and making new friends from readers and growing and implementing lots of exciting changes! But today, I have the ultimate post for you! 13 (I know it was supposed to be 10, but I threw in 3 bonus posts) of the best posts of 2016. I wish everyone would read every blogger’s “the best” posts. I can’t resist them. All the very best in one place. What a wealth of tips and knowledge and clever ideas and tons of inspiration! That’s what I hope this post will be for you! So here’s my best decor posts of 2016 just for you!
Last day to enter the StoneGable Reader Appreciation Giveaway…
Today I’m joining 2o talented bloggers sharing the best of their best. A big thank you to Maryann at Domestically Speaking for putting this together! And thank you Maryann for inviting me! Make sure to visit the blogs at the end of this post!
Now let’s see what posts I’m sharing as the best of 2016. These posts are in no particular order!
8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING
Don’t you love the look of a beautifully made bed with designer fabric? I do too! Here’s a common sense way to get the look and not spend all the money!
HOME DECOR TRENDS FOR 2017
I’ve researched the upcoming trends for 2017 and here’s what I found! Some things are in and some are out… and there are some pretty big surprises! This post got lots and lots of passionate discussion going! But like I said in the post… Please don’t shoot the messenger!
SPRING HOUSE TOUR BY COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE
Everyone loves a home tour! I just can’t pass even one up! Come see StoneGable dressed up for Spring!
10 TIPS FOR BEING THE PERFECT GUEST
I’m sure you are the perfect guest! But this post is a reminder and has some good tips too!
DESIGNER TIPS FOR BEAUTIFULLY ARRANGED SHELVES
I think one of the hardest things to decorate and decorate well are shelves. Open shelves, shelves in hutches or cabinets and even bookshelves. I’m breaking it down and making it easy. I’ve even included some simple to follow diagrams! Let’s create beautifully arranged shelves!
WHY I’M NOT AFRAID TO MAKE DECORATING MISTAKES
I think one of the biggest things that hold may home decorating enthusiasts back from creating the home they really want is… fear! Let’s talk about why I am not afraid to make a decorating mistake and why you shouldn’t be either!
10 TIPS A PROFESSIONAL DECORATOR WOULD GIVE YOU
Want some common sense decorating advice. I’ve done the homework for you and compiled 10 tips given by interior decorators. Here’s what they have to say to you about decorating your home!
THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO DECLUTTER YOUR HOME
I have a confession to make. I am not obsessed with cleaning my home or organizing it. I do however work and live better in and love a clean and organized home. So, I’m all about doing home chores in the most efficient way. If you have a place in your home to declutter, use this technique!!!! It really works!
THE HISTORY OF STONEGABLE
Our home turned 20 this past year! My blog is named after our home. StoneGable, the home, has such a rich and interesting history, I thought you might like to read about it. And I’m showing images of the outside of our home that have not been seen before.
THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT HOME
I think this post is one of my very favorites. It’s a heart to heart with you, my wonderful amazing readers, about our homes and the illusion of perfection! The Perfectly Imperfect Home is part of my weekly series PRACTICALLY SPEAKING where I try to tackle home decor and decorating in practical ways. Sorta like therapy for home decorating!
WHAT IS YOUR HOME SAYING ABOUT YOU?
Another Practically Speaking post about what our homes can say about us. Are you listening to your home? We also talk about being “mess-blind”! YIKES!!!
5 BIGGEST DECORATING MISTAKES AND HOW TO FIX THEM
I was a first grade teacher and when a little one came to me in tears I would always say… “Don’t cry, sweet one! There isn’t anything we can’t fix in first grade!” So true. Don’t you wish it was that easy when it came to decorating? Fixing decor mistakes may end up taking more time and more sweat equity and maybe even a little more money but I’m here to tell you… “Don’t cry, sweet one! We can fix that!” And maybe this post will help you avoid a big mistake!
EASY TO MAKE A DECORATIVE ORB
Decorative orbs are so on-trend right now and you can purchase them for a pretty hefty price. OR… you can make them yourself. These fun home decorations are so so easy to make! Give them a try!
Oh goodness…I just thought of one more I’d like to share. I know! But it is one of my personal favorites…
BEAUTIFUL PAINTED MEDALLION MIRRORS
Can you be believe this pretty trio of mirrors started out as cheap plastic ceiling medallions? You know, the kind that you glue to your ceiling and hang a chandelier through? That’s right! Such an easy and inexpensive project with an expensive look!
That’s my top decorating post for 2016. I hope they inspire you and give you lots and lots of ideas and practical tips for decorating you home!
I’d love to hear your best home decor tip. Please share it with us in the comments. Thanks so much!!!
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Other Top Ten Posts of 2016
Domestically Speaking ** My Repurposed Life ** Yesterday on Tuesday
Sweet Pea ** Hunt & Host ** Mad in Crafts **Roots North & South
Redhead Can Decorate ** Petticoat Junktion ** An Extraordinary Day
Cupcakes and Crinoline ** Brandywine Cottage ** StoneGable ** What Meegan Makes
Create & Babble ** Inspitation for Moms ** H2OBungalow
Refresh Restyle ** My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ** 2 Bees in a Pod ** Celebrating Everyday Life
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Thanks for all the wonderful blogs and ideas shared in 2016. Happy New Year!
Thank you for all your wonderful posts in 2016. I love to re-read some of my favorites and when I do I always discover something new or something that I just missed! Off to re-read The Best and Easiest Way to Declutter Your Home…thinking that is very applicable right now!
Thanks for sharing! I loved the decorating trends for 2017 and the how to clutter articles_very helpful!! Thanks!!
Happy new year. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Just happy new year and thank you for all the inspiration! !
Thank you for reposting the” how to make a decorative orb”, it looks so easy and makes a big statement. Really enjoy your blog and practical and pretty tips.
Happy New Year Stonegable.
Happy New Year..thanks for such a wonderful blog and sharing your ideas and inspirations with us.
Happy New Year!!! Thank you for a year filled with inspiration!!!
New Year’s eve greetings to you Yvonne. Hope you are healing well. I am looking forward to 2017 at Stone Gable.
Thank you Yvonne. Truly the best of the best. And all in one convenient spot for future reference and a great re-read. I am pinning. Thank you for all you do. Happy New Year and may many blessings abound in 2017.
Hugs to you.
A most beautiful year for StoneGable!….Looking forward to another beautiful one in 2017! My wishes to you and your family for a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Hope to see you soon!
Thank you for the wonderful ideas.
Happy New Year
Being new to your blog, I look forward to a quiet January and catching up with the Best of 2016 Posts.
Happy New Year and thank you for all the inspiration and practical ideas you have shared this year!
I enjoyed reading these posts again , good , practical and useful suggestions, all of them !
Happy New year’s Eve!
It has been so enjoyable this year reading your newsletters. Each one has been fun and informative. I especially like your throw pillow articles as I too an a throw pillow junkie.
Have a great New Year!!
Greatly appreciate all of your help. Hoping to apply much of it in 2017. Have A Blessed New Year!
Thank you for all of the inspiration you’ve given all of us in 2016! I changed a lot of my kitchen decor because of my love for your kitchen. We actually just finished painting the walls in our kitchen a new light cream, and the trim work as well. It looks like a brand new house again! My brother-in-law is visiting for a few weeks and he is a professional house painter, and he actually wanted to paint! So now my kitchen has a new fresh clean look to begin 2017. I am already looking forward to some early spring decorating ideas. One thing I bought through the Target Farmhouse collection this fall is a cast iron pig, he’s going up on my shelf (my husband is painting those an espresso color.
In the meantime, I want to thank you for all that you do to make each and every one of us a little bit happier each day! Happy New Year!
Excellent! Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas. I look forward to more in ’17. And I enjoy your Sunday posts as well!
Thank you for a very inspiring year Yvonne! I look forward to 2017 and many more great decorating ideas from you! Happy new year!
Happy New Year, Yvonne! Wishing you much joy, laughter and love with your family in the new year. Thank you for sharing from your heart, and inviting all,of us into your home and life. May God bless you this coming year! Xo Lidy
Thank you so much for putting this together. I am definitely saving this email. We are building a new house and have found that our tastes have gone from traditional to transitional/farmhouse. These posts will definitely help me as we decorate our new home. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Every year on New Year’s Eve I take the time to “clean up” my emails and unsubscribe to so many that I don’t care to see again in the new year. Stone Gable will not be on that list!!! I look forward to your posts and read each and every one!! Thank you for the inspiration in 2016 and I am looking forward to seeing you again in 2017.
Thanks for being a faithful reader, Emily!!! Happy New Year!
Thank you for 2016, I look forward to you everyday and Happy New Year to you and your family
Thanks for the years full of great decorating ideas! I look forward to many many more! Happy New Year 2017!
Thanks for all your blogs of 2016. Look forward to 2017. Happy New Year and speedy recovery.
Thanks for all your inspiration and sharing your life with me. You surely have panache! Love that little grand baby to pieces.
Every year is filled with inspiration. Thank you for another great year!
Happy New Year!!!
I forgot my best home decor tip. Decorate with things you love, not fads, and your home will speak to you. Like your home, Yvonne.
thoroughly enjoy your thoughts and ideas! inspiring encouraging motivating! thanks!
Thank you for the re-cap of all the wonderful tips, ideas and love that you shared with all of us. Looking forward to 2017!
Blessed 2017 ??✝️?
My sister Jenny and I truly appreciate you!!
Thank you for your tips, ideas and inspiration in 2016. Looking forward to what you have for 2017! Have a Happy and Blessed New Year.
Wonderful posts in 2016 at Stonegable! I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for us in 2017.
Happy New Year!
Love this. You’re my fave home blogger, the one got me started with white dishes! There was a few I missed, going to read now! Happy New Year!
Super roundup of 2016 posts Yvonne! I’m off to read 5 decorating mistakes…. I’m sure I’ve made all of them!
Your home is lovely, as is your blog.
Thanks for all the inspiring ideas you shared with us in 2016. Happy New Year!
Everything is Always… truly beautiful! You make such a difference in my day… Bless your Heart! Love, Judy
I just love all the ideas and inspiration that you share! Happy New Year!!!
Thank you so much to re post some of the old ones so I can read them and learn more tips from a talented and gifted person like you. I really appreciate you and love your blog. Blessings!
I’ve so enjoyed reading the Stone Gable blog this year, and really looking forward to what great ideas you’ll have for us in 2017 ! Happy New Year to you and your family!
Thanks for all your tips. I’ve enjoyed your blog throughout this 2016 year. Happy New Year !
Looking forward to hearing from you in 2017, Happy NEw Year, you have a prosperous 2017.
I so much enjoy your blog, Yvonne. I somehow missed your history of StoneGable post and am off to learn more!
Always great posts full of inspiration. May you and yours be Blessed with a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2017.
I hope you realize how many women you touch with your blog. Two years ago I had my decorator savvy sister come decorate my house for Christmas. After following your blog, she commented that my home looked sumptuous at our family Christmas party. I finally love how my home looks. Your blog posts break down decorating elements and demystifies them for this slowly learning decorator.
I have made so many of your recipes to rave reviews. Insecurity about my cooking has kept me from entertaining. Your fabulous recipes are giving me confidence to invite more people to dinner.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for so generously sharing you talent and expertise. Blessings to you in the new year!
So many wonderful posts! That mirror DIY is gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing your home and all
the wonderful decorating ideas.
Thanks for your “best” posts. Looking forward to reading through some of them.
Happy New Year!
Love, love, love all your posts. You have the warmest and most welcoming home & blog!!!! Happy New Year!!!
Yvonne…suffice it to say that we love everything that you do! You are creative, giving and a wonderful hostess. Cheers to you for a Happy New Year!
I always love your posts! Happy New Year!
Yvonne, visiting your blog, is like visiting my dream home come true. I can’t wait to come back and read how Stonegable came to be.
Have a blessed New Tear.
I always love your projects and your decor tips Yvonne! Happy New Year to you!
Looks like you’ve had a beautifully BUSY year! Cheers to your continued success in 2017!
Yvonne – You are always so inspiring and this year was no different. I see a few Thanks for the wonderful year…looking forward to 2017!
So many beautiful posts, Yvonne! Have a beautiful, blessed, and joy-filled 2017. xoxo
I just love this blog.