Friday, September 13, 2013

Be Inspired #156 Here Comes Fall, Ready or Not!

Even though most of us are sweating out the last few days of high temps, we're looking forward to Fall. On my calender, Fall hits September 1, 95 degrees or not. Out come my boxes and tubs and I have the most fun I have all year. Here are some great links from you all last week, that are getting us in the mood for Fall.

Jeanine is the queen of Chippy Shabby. She does it like no one else! Each season and Holiday she transforms her Entry into a wonderful homage, filled with one-of-a-kind vintage treasures.

Here's her latest, the Fall Entry Vignette, filled with Fall goodness.

Get a load of this corbel...
curves and a star. 
And an old wicker basket filled with yarrow.

Jeanine, please come back and share your Halloween Entry Vignette!

I love birdies,
 so take a peek at this great headboard made from  pallet wood,
that Cathey with an E created.

Have you met Mary's Garden Lady, "Birdie"?
If not, you'll want to see how she was created over at

Kathleen has been Puttering with Pots
in her Garden House at Faded Charm.
(I can't wait to see more!)

Angela from Number 53 has a great eclectic style. 
This photo screams "magazine" to me,
and we all know I'm a sucker for an adorable kitty pic!

A garage sale find of a hinged whatchamacallit, became a
Folding Chalkboard from Denise on a Whim


I have a fixation with anything "Pumpkin"
and Maria from ShopGirl has created these amazing
Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling.
I can almost taste them.

thanks so much gals for sharing the inspiration!

Today's Sponsor is Sweet Magnolias Farm
where you'll find a new batch of Farm Fresh Fall goodies.
Hope you'll run by and check out Sara and Abby's
fun Etsy Shop filled with tea towels, table runners, and great
Farmhouse accessories.

And remember, we'll be in Fall Party Mode each week, 
so come by and share all the Fabulous Fall Fun
that you've been stirring up!

Each week I find great links that I'd love to feature, but you don't have a link back to the party. It just takes a minute to add it on to your post. So please have a link back to Common Ground within your post to be featured. Sorry if I sound like a broken record on this...

and while you're out, check out these other great Friday Parties.

OK, let's get the party started!


  1. So inspired and ready for Fall decorating after I spend time here. As always, your pictures and features make me feel so calm and relaxed. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. -K

  2. Oh, Debra, such great inspiration! I hope to be back with a little bit more of Fall, now that my 'underpinnings' are completed. Thanks for hosting such a great variety.

  3. Wonderful Fall inspiration, Debra! Thanks so much for hosting.

  4. Hello Debra, always a delight to join your party! I finally finished redoing my kitchen - I'm having fun enjoying it now! I am updating my decor for autumn - it is so short to me because of Christmas! I appreciate you hosting!
    Have a great day,

  5. Hi Debra, just linked up and can't wait to go visit the other party goers and get some fall inspiration! Thanks for hosting...hugs, Penny

  6. It's so cheery here, Debra! I need to stay all day. Thanks so much for the gathering! I love your new party link photo! xx

  7. Love the features, Debra! Thanks for sharing!...hugs...Debbie

  8. Debra, there is so much fall inspiration here! The features are wonderful. Thanks so much for hosting. Glad to link up!

  9. I just love that owl too! We are bird lovers here. :o) Also, lovin' the chippy goodness - great features! Thank you for the party, Debra. I'd love for you to link up to my party beginning Sept. 24th:
    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

  10. Thanks for hosting, Debra! Love that owl project in the vignette. My daughter would love that!

  11. To me, Fall is one of the most inspiring, gentle seasons! There is so much inspiration here at your party, Debra! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of it.

  12. Ahh! I can't wait to start sampling fall. I have been working on it all morning! Love your birdie features! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  13. Hi Debra,

    Lovely fall features, gorgeous rich colour everywhere! Thanks so much for hosting!

    Have a great weekend,


  14. Hi Debra! Thanks so much for sharing Birdie! She's in such good company this week with that oh so creative pallet headboard and awesome owl! Thanks for hosting :)

  15. Well who needs Pinterest when you've got all of this gorgeous fall inspiration here?! ;-) Thanks so much for hosting Debra!

  16. I am exactly that way may be scorching outside, but inside it is fall to me! So glad to be joining in this week!


  17. Oh my, I'm supposed to be working, but I'll be busy for awhile now pinning all your great party features! :) Thanks for hosting your fabulous parties, Debra!

  18. Hi Debra, you are right Jeanine is the beat at Chippy. Love her owl. I am a frequent flyer to her blog. Thanks for hosting. xo,Olive

  19. Jeanine sure does now how to do chippy whites, doesn't she? Love her style!

    Thank you for featuring my little area in my Garden Shed and also for hosting every week:-)

    Enjoy Fall!


  20. Great inspiration, Debra. Thanks for hosting.

  21. Thanks so much for featuring my pumpkin whoopie pies! :) Love the other features too! :)

  22. Lots of fun fall inspiration here!
    Thanks for hostessing too,

  23. Debra, thanks soo much for hosting once again!!! Great Features...Christine from Little Brags

  24. Wonderful features once again! Thanks so much Debra.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentle

  25. thanks so much for hosting and having me Debra. Have a super sweet weekend. x0

  26. Pretty features today. Thank you for the great party and for having me again this week!
    Big hugs,

  27. I turned the air conditioner down to get it cool enough in here to enjoy all the lovely fall projects. Thank you for hosting.

  28. Helloooo Debra!*!*!
    Again - Thank Y*O*U sooooo much for featuring my *Early September Vignette*... Actually - I LoVe just about every post you featured ToDay!!! Top 3 Pics for me ~ Number Fifty-Three - Totally Magazine Worthy with the Cat Stealing my Heart... Faded Charm with ViNtaGe Garden Appeal... & The AwEsoMe Birdie HeadBoard...
    YOU are a great PaRty Host!*!*!
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

  29. all beautiful pictures however I am not ready for Fall

  30. Hi Debra, I love this weeks features! Birdie scarecrow is so cute!

  31. Oh Debra, I am going through blogger withdrawal with our housephone and computer lines down till they send someone out on Sunday... so I snuck over to use the neighbors computer again for a minute... I'll be back on Sunday to look at everyones links... I want to see everyone's Autumn decor so bad but cannot tie up her computer... love you!... I will link next week!... (please tell me Centurylink will have been out before then!)... love all those special features!... sooo many talented ladies out there!... xoxo Julie Marie

  32. I'm VERY late to the party, but better late than never! Thanks for hosting, Debra! The features are great this week and can't wait to see all the fall inspiration each week!

  33. YES! Fall decorating/cooking is the best! I'm new to your party, so looking forward to browsing! Thank you so much ! Julia

  34. I've been a little under the weather so I'm just getting over to say thank you for the feature, Debra! I'm thrilled about it. Hugs!

  35. Thrilled to be able to link up this week Debra. Thank you for hosting :)

  36. Hi Debra, Thank you so much for hosting.

  37. Oh my, so many beautiful things! Thanks for having us each week, Debra!

  38. Thanks for hosting, Debra. Love all the fall features.

  39. Hi, Debra. Great features! Thanks for hosting! ~Zuni

  40. Hi Debra, I'm a new follower and I'm linking up for the first time! I might be Fall's #1 fan so I am really excited to be a part of this. Thanks for hosting!

  41. Wonderful inspiration, Debra! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  42. Hi Debra. Great features this week! Thank you for hosting.


  43. Lots of fun features! thank you for hosting and have a fantastic weekend!

  44. Hi Debra,
    Lové all the inspiring beauty here, a beautiful September filled with inspiring beauty to you my sweet friend.


  45. Debra,
    Thanks for hosting a wonderful Fall party!! Love all the features this week. Have a fantastic weekend!


  46. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos


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