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 Even though Thanksgiving is not here yet, there is a whole lot of Christmas in the air at StoneGable. I’m decking my halls and filling bowls and baskets with greens. This year I’m mad for plaid! You will be seeing lots of white and red and plaid. I’ll be sharing a few Christmas home tours, lots of Christmas ideas and diy’s from now until Christmas. I hope you stop back daily and get a dose of Christmas… StoneGable style! And don’t forget to enter November’s Reader Appreciation Giveaway! It’s a $100.00 Visa Gift Card!!!!



Welcome back to The Scoop!

The weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web!
We are 
Yvonne from StoneGable
and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week is Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! The holidays are fast upon us now! I am planning Thanksgiving while visions of Christmas are dancing in my head! It’s a busy time of year with lots to look forward to and lots to plan and prepare, too. It’s also my favorite time of year here at The Scoop when I get to have a peek at your plans, too! So exciting!


I’m also excited because a couple of my Christmas projects have been featured recently. Country Sampler’s Christmas Decorating featured my SHABBY CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE WITH VINTAGE PAPER TREES and Woman’s World featured a fun favorite of mine…my SNOWMAN TABLESCAPE. I hope you’ll check them out!

Also be sure to stop by my blog for TWO GREAT GIVEAWAYS! Dog lovers have a chance at a $100 VISA GIFT CARD from Natural Balance Pet Food and cat lovers get equal time with a shot at a $100 VISA GIFT CARD from Meow Mix! Please be sure to enter one or both!

Now here’s what your hosts are sharing this week!

10 TIPS FOR BEING THE PERFECT GUEST  || THANKSGIVING DOUGH BOWL CENTERPIECE ||  8 CHRISTMAS DIY TO DO NOWAnd with Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, here are some of my favorites from last week!

I love the simple message on the FALL PALLET WITH AN ALWAYS GIVE THANKS STENCIL  from Jennifer at The Magic Brush…perfect for greeting your guests at the front door!

All of my favorites are in one yummy bite of this different spin on stuffing…PORK & APPLE STUFFING BITES  from Brett at This Mama Loves!

Becky at The Logbook shared this FREE PRINTABLE THANKSGIVING PLACE CARD…simply perfect for any décor!

Jamie at Anderson + Grant showed us how she sets a SIMPLE THANKSGIVING TABLE…lovely!

 Kelli and Kristi at Lolly Jane shared how to make this FABRIC + WOOD GIVE THANKS BUNTING. It’s so festive…and it’s no-sew!

And now, I can’t wait to see what you have to share!


  1. I won’t say a ‘lot’, but it’s beginning to look a ‘little’ like Christmas with pops of red. =) Thanks for co-hosting, Yvonne, and I hope you’re having a great start to the week.

  2. love everything you do, and I am becoming obsessed with plaid. certain things have to kind of grow on me, and I think plaid has!

  3. Too much fun to be had! Thank you all of the great ideas. My daughter and I are going to have a craft day. Hope our version of your pinecone and acorn napkin holders turn out looking like yours! 🙂

  4. WOW just wow so many wonderful ideas. The burlap stickings are so cute. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Looks like I will be back into crafting again

  5. Love all the great posts. So many wonderful ideas. Have always loved using plaid at Christmas. Looking forward to seeing how you are using it in your future posts.

  6. I always look forward to the Scoop and enjoy getting some really great tips and ideas. Thanks Yvonne.

  7. Wow! So many great ideas! So little time. I am so far behind this year with taking care of and passing of my dad. But the traditions mean so much more this year thanks to the memories we made at the end. I look forward to trying the sausage/apple/stuffing balls. They sound delish! Thank you for your devotion.

  8. Looking forward to catching some awesome Christmas ideas! I would love to see someone decorate a Southern theme with cotton bolls and husks. Maybe next year! I always look forward to your blogs.

  9. I absolutely adore the pillow with the red Volkswagen with the tree on top, I ordered it yesterday. I cannot wait till it comes. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  10. I too decorate with white and red and touches of red plaid (and this year I’m thinking of the red and black buffalo check perhaps instead of the red plaid… my tree topper is the black felt top hat – so I can get away with the red and black buffalo check I am thinking!). Can’t wait to see Stone Gable’s decorating ideas with the red, white and plaid! Thanks a lot for all your postings – you are inspirational!!!

  11. Yours was the first blog I ever subscribed to and you have opened a wonderful avenue of information for me. The plaid is splendid! I plan on using it next year for a party. Thanks in advance for your help.

  12. I love the pillow with the truck and Christmas tree motif… For some reason that theme always reads quaint to me. Love your mix of patterns and colors… Truly well coordinated!

  13. Hello and thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas!!! Love, love the plaid and plan on copying some of your plaid ideas. Most of all welcome to the land of Grandmothers!!! Nothing in the world is better than that…and what a cutie this little guy is… Enjoy, enjoy each moment with him! and….thanks for the generous giveaway too…

  14. Long time follower…always look forward to your weekly SCOOP
    Your photos are always crisp. Looking forward to seeing more. Red black white green is one of my trees also

  15. Because of you, Yvonne, I have embraced my love for black-and-white decor – especially checks! I’m 66 years old and decided it’s high time! I have had the best time, over the last few years, thinking outside the box – especially at Christmas. Who would’ve thought black-and-white could be so festive?!?

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