Wednesday Weekly Wish List #12

Your weekly dose of new ideas, helpful hints, favorite items, and tidbits of wisdomfrom a trio of lifestyle bloggers who love to share! 

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Ann | On Sutton Place

Pumpkin Puff Pastry Turnovers from On Sutton Place

1.) I’m ready for some new clothes! I looked at my things from last fall, and everything looks tired and faded. I do all of my shopping online, so I’ve been looking around. I love this black and white long cardigan from Talbots, and this khaki jacket. I ordered this tunic, and this pullover. Now all we need are some cooler temps!

2.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “We cannot force someone to hear a message they are not ready to receive, but we must never underestimate the power of planting a seed.” ( I could not find a definite source, but I adore the quote. And it’s so true.)

3.) FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: Becca from Adventures in Decorating. If you love neutral decor, with amazing seasonal touches, Becca is the girl for you. She shares all of her living spaces and includes sources. Whenever I see her home come through me feed, I instantly smile.

4.) WHAT TO WATCH: I have a confession. In addition to period dramas, I love to watch murder mysteries & crime documentaries. My favorites are the ones where a crime is committed, and then solved. I just watched Clickbait on Netflix…and from about the third episode, I was on the edge of my seat. I’ll just tell you this: the ending left me speechless!

5.) WHAT TO READ: not too long ago I saw a Facebook post where everyone was sharing their all-time favorite book. There were thousands of comments. Of course, I didn’t read them all, but it got me thinking. If I had to choose, my favorite book ever is Coming Home, by Rosamunde Pilcher. I adore all of her books, but that one is just extra special.

6.) If you have always wanted to plant a clematis, but never got around to it, now is the time. One of my favorites is called Sweet Autumn, and at the end of summer, the prettiest little white blooms appear. I just saw some beautiful plants at my local Lowe’s. Sweet Autumn is a hardy perennial vine, and thrives best in zones 5 – 9. You can read all about mine {HERE.}

7.) Have you ever wondered how to go about picking out bar stools or counter stools? I found this wonderful guide by Studio McGee. It will answer all of your questions!

8.) If you watched All Creatures Great and Small on PBS, you will be happy to know that Season 2 is on the way. They just released this sneak peak and it looks good!

9.) If you missed it, I recently shared our front porch decked out for fall, easy fall decor ideas for your living spaces, and these pumpkin pie turnovers.

10.) It’s finally cooled off here in Ohio, and that cooped-up feeling I had is completely gone. Fall is calling…

Yvonne | StoneGable

dried hydrangeas on sideboard with white pumpkins

1). Once Labor Day is behind us I’m in fall mode until the beginning of November! I love fall! Over the years I find the best way to decorate for almost any season is lightly and with natural elements of the season. Here’s how to decorate a fall dough bowl or any bowl with step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures! This is my all-time favorite arrangement! And here’s my pick this year for decorating your home with fall essentials.

2). We just got back from a fabulously fun camping trip to upper New York state. We stayed at Letchworth State Park and it was so stunning! If you like the beauty of nature this is a place to check out.

3). I read a good book on our camping trip called The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. If you like a saga about family relationships you may like this one! Here are a few more books I loved … The Alice Network by Alice Quinn Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, and Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

4). I’m thinking of changing my foyer a bit between now and Christmas. And I am looking for a gorgeous mirror to go above a foyer table. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mirror (huge crush)and this one, this one, this one, and this one.

5). Here are a few foyer tables I like to go under the mirror. This one is so pretty, and I love this color, and this long one, and this pretty one.

6). I usually keep a small measuring tape in my purse. But sometimes it goes missing (grandkids?) and when I’m out and don’t have it a dollar bills comes in handy to measure things. Did you know that a dollar bill is just a tad over 6 inches? Good to know, right?

7). I love fall food! It’s warm and aromatic and the flavors are rich! One of my favorite fall soups is this easy to make Butternut Squash Soup. YUM! I share just how easy it is to cut those funny squashes! Also try my favorite Apple Cake, and Butter Topped Beer Bread. This foodie blogger is one of my favorties!

8). My granddaughter loves unicorns. Do you know what country’s national animal is a unicorn. Answer at the bottom of my wishlist.

9). Fall can be rainy and windy and wet. Here’s great rainy day gear I have or want… this jacket (a staple), my favorite rain boots that last forever, this baseball cap, this beautiful pebble leather tote bag, and this umbrella that won’t turn inside out.

10). Now is the time to bring in your hydrangeas and dry them. They will last until well after Christmas. Here’s a comprehensive guide for drying hydrangeas. And here’s a super pretty and easy way to use your dried hydrangeas.

*Answer to #8…Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn. No wonder I love Scotland! I lived there as a child and went to a Scottish boarding school in Edinburgh. Just another little trivial tidbit!

Lory | Designthusiasm

1. I wanted to say welcome to all the new subscribers to my blog! If you’re a long time reader, I thank you so much!! If you only know me from this Weekly Wishlist, I invite you to subscribe to get my daily emails filled with design ideas and tips. You’ll receive my free guide: “20 Ways to Update Your Home for Your Evolving Lifestyle”. Click HERE to subscribe and get the guide!

2. The best thing about the end of summer is the fabulous sales it brings! Be sure to check out Nordstroms’ huge summer sale including tons of items with up to 40% off and more. Some of my favorite picks include this awesome chelsea bootie that comes in several colors, this perfect quilted tote (that I use for everything from the beach and travel, to shopping and errands), this on trend animal print cardi (great price!) and these lovely earrings at half price!

3. For the home, also from the Nordstrom sale, I’m loving this crazy cozy throw blanket (it’s the full 40% off!) and this textured one too, this stylish flower vase that would make a fabulous hostess gift, these charming fringed cocktail napkins, and these washed linen dinner napkins, plus these gorgeous wood dipping bowls and this crisp white duvet with picot edge. This beautiful mother-of-pearl frame would make another lovely gift.

4. For great prices on high quality cookware there’s an amazing deal on this slow cooker, and these fry pans that I use all the time, plus this dutch oven is nearly 50% off! And if you need to restock, try these sleek and chic cooking utensils.

5. Ok, I know that was a lot of links – more than I usually share in a given week – but I can’t resist a Nordstrom sale! One last item because I never see Ray Bans on sale, but here you go: Ray Ban Aviators at 20% off. I’m an aviator girl and these are a classic. There’s a lot more on sale, so be sure to visit the rest of the sale HERE.

6. What’s inspiring me around the web: I’m loving the gentle fall color feeling in this sunroom, the counters and sinks in this bath take my breath away, these fall touches look amazing in one of my favorite kitchens on the web (be sure to scroll through the images).

7. Another healthy and delicious dinner idea: Grilled Salmon + Avocado Salsa

8. INSPIRING QUOTE: “When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.” –-Menachem Mendel Scheerson

9. This week on the blog I shared tips for styling a shelf unit, easy steps to create a beautiful fall centerpiece, a shopping guide full of affordable vintage-inspired chests, and how to add a few premium luxuries to the kitchen including this coffee station with a FREE printable to download.

10. Coming soon there’ll be loads of fall decorating, as I’m really in the thick of it. On the renovation front, the bathroom tile has arrived and I’m awaiting quotes. Moving ahead ever so slowly…

Until next week…


  1. Hi! In Designthusiasm’s list.. the link to the sunroom in #6 appears to be broken.. any chance that can be corrected? Love Wednesdays Wish List! :)

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Let me ask her and I’ll let you know!

  2. Love all your fall decorating Ann. You have inspired me to get going on my front porch. Also I am a fan of Rosamunde Pilcher and Coming Home and have read it several times.

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