Style Scouting Vol. 4

This Post May Contain Affiliate Links. Please Read my Disclosure Policy.

Fall has arrived this weekend… it feels more like winter, but I am OK with that and all set to start enjoying the cozier time of year.

Nest Fest and Cozy Minimalist tour

Speaking of cozy… I went to Nest Fest last weekend with my daughter. It is a handmade + vintage market held near Charlotte, NC by Myquillyn Smith.  She is the blogger behind Nesting Place, also known as The Nester. It was a rainy day, but we still had fun.

With my ticket to the event, I received a copy of Myquillyn’s new book, Cozy Minimalist Home.  If you like to decorate your home and need to pare down what you own, but don’t know where to start, you will enjoy this book.  It has down to earth advice that anyone can do no matter your style or budget. Myquillyn is on the road promoting her book around the south in the tiny home where the photos above were taken.

Halloween is Wednesday.  This is one clever way to make a plastic Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin look like you bought it at Magnolia Market. :-)

The trendy 5-Minute way to naturally decorate your dining room sideboard or table for Thanksgiving this year.

Here is a cute and colorful way to add to the above trendy 5 minute decorating idea.

When you need a larger size rug size then what is available in stores, try this easy hack to enlarge any rug.

I have always been a paper and pen planner girl, but after trying this out, I may never go back to a paper planner. This video helped me understand how to use it.

Thanksgiving table setting around the fire set with items from Old Time Pottery

Hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year?  It is my favorite holiday that I love for many reasons, but one is that I can set a pretty table filled with dark and moody fall colors. I usually like white and light.  I found these deep dish paper plates at Old Time Pottery.  They hold a lot of food and come in handy if you don’t have a lot of china to serve a large gathering of family and friends.

Are you on Instagram?  I am not very engaged on Instagram for one reason… I can’t see my phone’s screen, even with my reader glasses and a large phone. :-(  I am hoping his clever work around may help me be able to post from my laptop. :-)  Has anyone done this?

For all who emailed, here is the link to the large vase/crock I have on my hearth that was in the photos in my last post.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. I hope you can take some time to enjoy some …cozy at home.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing my branch décor project, Diane!! You made my day!

  2. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    I’ve been hoping to get that table cloth for about a year now. I don’t usually go for those colors, but this just called my name! Where did you find yours?

    1. Hi Sheryll – I bought the cloth at Old Time Pottery. I love to use these colors for my T-Day table. I will be taking it to my daughter’s house this year where we will spend the day. She has my dining room furniture that we had in our PA house. I only have a round table in out eat-in-kitchen at the lake house. I really don’t miss the dining room since we only used it 3 times a year. :-)

  3. FYI I love all your work, but need to share that your new pop-up videos are very distracting and detract from your site.
    Thanks for sharing the cozy NEST FEST ideas.

  4. Helpful post! Have the dates for Nest Fest 2019 been announced yet? Is it in Charlotte every year? Looks like fun.

    1. Hi Alison – No date for next year yet, but I figure if it is held again, it will be mid to late October. The same time as the Trinity Bazaar. Was the bazaar rained out? or was there enough inside the bazaar that the rain didn’t put a damper on the event?