Welcome back to THE SCOOP! This week on our podcast DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS we talked about how to use your silverware,  china, and crystal in fresh new ways!  Wednesday we will be turning on the lightbulb about lighting! And Friday we will be talking about one of my favorite things. No, not pillows… mixing decor patterns!!!! You can listen to all 13 episodes HERE!  I hope you are listening!


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 from Confessions of a Plate Addict

Hi everyone and thanks for joining our party! We are so happy to have you as our guests! Signs of an early spring here in the South have me adding bits of it to my home in February…a first for me! I suspect that some of you are doing the same thing so I will be looking for inspiration today!

And if you are like me and you are a fan of farmhouse style, please be sure to check out my SIX WAYS TO GET FARMHOUSE SPRING STYLE. You’ll find a little bit of everything, from pillows and wreaths to ideas for your porch and your table!

Here’s what your hosts are sharing this week!




And here are just a few of my favorites from last week!

DIY Vintage Pull-Down Map from Bless’er House

Dresser Makeover with Shutters from Savvy Apron

Using Green in Your Decor from Refresh Restyle

DIY Fizzy Bath Soak Recipe from Sewsnbows

Irish Coffee Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day from Tikkido

And now…I can’t wait to see what you are sharing so let’s get started!

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  1. Hi Yvonne,
    Thanks for hosting the party. This is my happy place. Wishing you a wonderful week.

    Much Love,

  2. Anne Marie says:

    Spring is in the air!! Thanks for the party.

  3. So much fun inspiration,thanks for hosting.

  4. Thanks for all the terrific springtime ideas!

  5. Oh my gosh, you ladies are so much fun. Thank you. This was my first party listening to you but I’m addicted and can’t wait to catch up on the 12 previous. I have to share some ways I decorate. I love decorative hooks and have them everywhere. I also have, in addition to china, silver and crystal, a small collection of sugar and creamers and diminutive crystal salt and pepper shakers my grandmother and great grandmother used on their formal table. I use ribbon, twine, raffia, white kitchen string or bakers twine to tie a bow around the handles of my sugar, creamer or even gramma’s Fiestaware coffee cup to dangle from a hook. It does matter where my hook is – kitchen, foyer, etc, I just love displaying them. I’ve also begun stacking my china on my sideboard and placing something totally opposite on top like an old prayer book, pine one, etc. I use those diminutive salt and pepper shakers for equally diminutive individual flowers. Also, while you all were talking about china cabinets, I thought how much fun would it be to display all the above on a bakers rack?? I also display all the above on my 1950’s farm table that I did mosaic on with dinner plate pieces! Enough from me!

  6. Thanks for hosting the party. Many great ideas

  7. Thank you for featuring my Dresser Makeover with Shutters this week and thanks for hosting this party!

  8. Hi Yvonne – Thank you for hosting and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Holly

  9. I’ve tried several times to pull up the article on using vintage silver and always get an error message. Where should I look for this? Thanks.

  10. Darlene Odom says:

    What can I say, Love it, love it, love it. Spring time postings always make me come alive since I no longer can get out in my garden due to to allergies. ( A girl can dream though!)

  11. Dianne Lanier says:

    As always, very inspiring!

  12. I like the mix of spring, Easter, St Patrick Day.