Style Scouting: Vol. 69

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

Thanksgiving is a few days away. Are you hosting it at your house this year? After last year, it will feel nice to have a traditional Thanksgiving day celebration with family and/or friends.

Ed and I will be heading to Virginia to our daughter Mandy’s house that she recently bought. It is her first house. It will also be her first time hosting our family Thanksgiving.

I am looking forward to it, but will miss not seeing my older daughter, Kelly, son-in-law and granddaughter Zoe who live in California. Thank goodness for Google Duo and Facetime so we can at least be together on a video call.

Then over the rest of the holiday weekend, we are going to help Mandy get a few home improvement and decorating projects checked off her “to-do” list.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

Now to the links I found this week:


He always does Christmas beautifully and is sharing tips.

Love the modern take on the French Door in this space.

Decorating ideas and styling using little Christmas houses.


Dining room sideboard ready for Thanksgiving entertaining

Turkey on the dining room table and how about adding one to a wall in the room.


I usually display pinecones from my yard in a large bowl on a table, but this is so pretty I may just have to make it.

These are the cutest and easiest Christmas yarn tassels I have ever seen.

A modern take on a Christmas garland.


These are so pretty. I like that they are imperfect which makes them doable for us non-bakers.

To serve for Thanksgiving or Christmas entertaining.

Home Improvement

This house and property!

The new alternative to building a dream house.

Out & About

On my reading list.

Fun & Interesting

What an experience!

This is amazing that someone even thought doing this was possible.

How current city scenes are transformed to look like past decades for movie sets.

I agree – I like these two seasons the best. :-)

Something To Think About

This might be behind a paywall, but something to think about this holiday season.

If you are a US reader – Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.


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  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Would enjoy seeing the befores/afters of your projects with Mandy. Blessings to the rest of the family in California. I think I’m going to try the bacon wrapped brussel sprouts.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Deanna –

      I do plan to share some of what I help Mandy with. We already helped her add a French door, new ceiling lighting and added insulation to her basement. She just painted her dining room a mulberry color at the top and we are going to add wide bead board around the lower half. This weekend I am going to paint a decorative screen that she has in her living room. It was once mine – it makes me happy to paint it to fit her style. I will take photos.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day with your daughter, Mandy and create some beauty in her home. I always enjoy Michael’s blog, Inspired by Charm. He really does a beautiful job with everything he does. I have made the pinecone wreath and it lasts forever. It’s more work than it looks like it would be. Birds like to nest in them and can leave a mess.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Nancy – Michael is so talented in everything he does – from food, decor, crafts. He is truly gifted. One thing that my yard has an abundance of is pinecones – hundreds of them every week that I need to pick up. Good to know about the birds – we have a lot of them too. :-) I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I enjoyed the link to the barndo. We built ours about 3 years ago. It’s not as grand as those posted but we love it. Most comfy home I’ve ever owned. High ceilings low maintenance and everyone loves it.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Suzanne – Your barndo sounds wonderful. What a great space to create a home – high ceilings and low maintenance =:-) Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Alison – I hope you and Steve have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your kids and grandkids. Enjoy XO

  6. Paula@SweetPea says:

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will be celebrating one town over in Waynesboro with my mom.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Paula – I am on my way to Cville as I type this. Ed is driving and I am using the down time to get caught up on replying to blog comments.I always enjoy visiting and getting to explore Cville and go to the Farmer’s Market to stock up on fresh produce and sourdough bread that I can’t get in SC.
      A few weeks ago, we walked the Rivanna Trail (spelling?) and had coffee at a new place that was along the trail. It was very nice. I can’t remember the name of it though. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your mom.

  7. Jennifer from Ottawa says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Diane!

    I hope you will share some of the projects that you will do with Mandy’s new house! I’m sure they will be great!!!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Jennifer – I do plan to share some of the projects that Ed and I help Mandy do to add her style to her house. She is excited and has already painted a few rooms. Since your email says Ottawa – I am assuming your are Canadian – hence I hope you already had a Happy Thanksgiving.:-)