Holidays, Home Decor

Share Your Style #361

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #361, friends! We have lots of great features to share with you.

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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It has been a week, friends. Yoda is feeling better, but we’ve had five days of off-and-on poopy messes in our kitchen and dining area. Thankfully, Yoda is getting better. After three different days of cleaning up, I am grateful for Yoda’s improvement.

Thank you for your well wishes! 🙂

Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

Front Porch Fall Fix-Up ~ Two Ways! ~ This month’s Pinterest Challenge shares lots of good ideas to decorate your porches for fall!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

fall foyer styling
MaryJo from Master “Pieces” of My Life shared this ethereal post ~ Fall Foyer of Styling. Lovely!!!
purple-Halloween-table-black-bat-folded-napkin
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz brings out a lovely tablescape for us in her post ~
Gone Batty: A Black, White and Purple Halloween Table. Love it!!!
From Common Ground, Debra shares this awesome autumnal basket ~ Vintage Laundry Basket for a Fall Centerpiece. Gorgeous!!!
One small crystal ball with a skull inside and two small ones mounted on terra cotta pots with small glitter skulls inside.
Niki from Life As a Leo Wife shared this Halloween tutorial in this post ~ Make Your Own Crystal Balls for Halloween.
Want to make some clever decorator pies?? Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa shares this really creative decorative pie tutorial ~ Faux Mini Pie ~ So realistic, you’d want to eat it!
17 Tasty Bonfire Night Recipes Everyone Will Love
Claire Justine shares this post packed with 17 Bonfire Recipe Ideas ~ yum!!!!!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shares a artistic post here ~ Postcards from the Lake: Road Trip to Harbor Springs. Check out what she writes about these beautiful draft horses… 🙂
Niky from The House on Silverado has a wonderful recipe to share in her post ~
Easy Whipped Ricotta Cheese Crostini with Honey and Walnuts. Looking delicious!!!
all about the hat, bohemian style, kimono over maxi dress, thrifted fashion
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge is the Mad Hatter in this chapeaux-filled post ~
All About Hats and Your Own Twist Link Up Party #48. Loving Shelbee’s here!!!
Wendy from WM Design House rounds out our features with this post sharing a
DIY Cornucopia. Pretty and fun to make!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

Happy linking,

Barb 🙂

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Yoda isn’t well…

Hey everyone, I’m going to postpone Share Your Style until tomorrow. I came home to a third day of poop all over our kitchen.

Yoda just isn’t feeling well and perhaps it’s his time… Not sure but he still wants to eat and drink water. Maybe it’s the inability to process protein. His vet had been looking at that last month at his check up (proteins were elevated).

Anyway, I’ll be cleaning for a while yet. Thank you for understanding,

Hugs,

Barb 😏

Home Decor, Pinterest Challenge

Front Porch Fall Fix-Up ~ Two Ways!

Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge, friends! Our host Cindy of County Road 407 has picked a wonderful porch for us to use as our inspiration. Our photograph comes from Rachel and Kevin Quenzer at Sugar Maple Farmhouse…

Fall front porch decor and inspiration

Fall Front Porch Decor Inspiration

If you are just coming over from Laura’s at Everyday Edits, isn’t her porch pretty with all of its pumpkins?? Love it!! I personally have been sooo looking forward to this one (PC) as even though our front porch is small, it’s big on heart! And with the end-of-season sales, Mr. Ethereal and I picked up a new set of all-weather wicker including two chairs with back pillows and cushions in a soft teal, matching ottomans, plus a small table to set in between.

But first let’s talk about today’s challenge, shall we?

Taking a good look at our inspiration photo, Rachel and Kevin have several pieces of:

  • warm wood-toned furniture
  • throw rugs and pillows with stripes and nubby textures
  • shocks of corn stalks and potted fall flowers
  • and, of course, a massive amount of cream and orange pumpkins!

Here is how our front porch looked the first fall after we had moved in. I’ve been feeling pumpkin stacks for a couple of years now, but this year I think we will change things up a bit!

Look #1 – Our Fall Front Porch

I’ve made a big change to our front porch wrought iron chair since last fall by painting it! So this is Look #1, with just a simple pumpkin displayed on this chair. Striking all on its own!

Loving this!

Here in North Texas, pumpkins are just becoming available, so I used only a sprinkling of Baby Boo pumpkins and the one big Connecticut Field pumpkin on our front porch. Mr. Ethereal picked this big guy up at Costco for me. He’s a keeper! <3

Here’s our first look in full! The basket of little Baby Boos wasn’t in place yet but you will see them in just a couple of photos… 🙂

These urns are planted with yellow lantana (2 plants this side, 3 in the other), blue lobelia (1 each planter) and three pink pentas in each. Loving this color combination!

The flowers I’ve used are both real and faux. From a YouTube gardener I follow, I learned a basic rule of thumb when gardening is to plant flowers, perennials and shrubs which bloom in blues, pinks, yellows and orange. I think I’ve ticked all the boxes here colorwise!

When I arrived home from work last Friday evening, a small Carpenter bee was hovering by my front door. Guess he liked this color combination, too!!

Look #2 – Our Fall Front Porch now

Just by changing out the chair, we have a whole new feel to the front porch! The teal of the pillow and cushion on the new all-weather wicker chairs brings out the blues in the two lobelias, making them much more visible now in the planters. We found this set of two wicker chairs (my Titanic chairs!), two matching ottomans and a small round table combination as a great end-of-season buy at Lowe’s! 🙂

Simply changing out the chair really gives a whole new look to our front porch. Adding a soft throw brings a little more of a fall look as well as a bit of the soft carpet look from our inspiration photo. That’s my fall front porch two ways, friends!!

Now let’s check out Carol’s from Bluesky at Home. I know you are going to love how her porch turned out! Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will visit everyone on today’s tour. <3

Happy fall, y’all,

Barb 🙂

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DIY Projects, Home Decor

Share Your Style #360

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #360, friends! So many good features to share this evening, it’s hard to choose!!!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Happy Wednesday, y’all! Last weekend was BUSY! I drove down to Corsicana, Texas about 2 1/2 hours away for an IOOF State Assembly meeting where I took lots of notes as Secretary. Drove back mid-Saturday afternoon and then returned with my husband to the Denton Blues Festival. The music was terrific, the food was delicious and we made some good money towards next year’s scholarships.

If you’ve never heard of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF; and Rebekahs), it is a service organization a lot like the VFW, the Masonic Lodge and others. Anyway, we worked the Blues Festival again on Sunday until arriving home around 9:00p.m. TIRED hit me today and thankfully our school had its monthly teachers’ meetings in the afternoon, so… Classified staff (everyone who isn’t Administration or a teacher) could leave early and use personal or comp time. I slept for 1 1/2 hours… A great nap! 😀

So, anyway, nothing new except a quick photograph from the Blues Festival… Still working on other posts. <3

One of the first bands which I saw on Saturday evening… Good music!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

I love how one simple change to a room begets another! Debra from Common Ground shares her subtle fall changes here in this post ~ Boho Quilted Throw in the Garden Room. Love this throw and what’s on the coffee table, too!
Ann of Apple Street Cottage is back with this fun mash-up of pumpkin-y craft ideas in her post ~ Dollar Store Pumpkins Four Ways. Adorable ideas!!!
Newcomer Anita from Stampin’ With Anita shared this sweet fall-inspired card to create! Love how cute the mice are!!! ~ New Design Team. Welcome, Anita to the French Ethereal family!!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland brings us another of her lovely tablescapes in this post ~ Uncomplicated Fall Table Setting. Love the cherry colors!!!
first day of school, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge brings us two great posts: The Essential Back-to-School Checklist and 7 Ways to Surprise Your Disney-Loving Friends. Don’t her two sons look awesome?!! It is that back to class time for so many students and staff… Hard to believe we have been in-school now for over a month! We began the second week of August around here in North Texas. 🙂
Good summer transition for the workplace, Sally from Within a World of My Own shared several fashionable looks in her post ~ Brown Crop Pants Outfits for Warm Fall Weather. Love ’em!!!
The best 9 front porch decor ideas for fall
Looking for some fall porch ideas? Look no further than this post ~ The Best 9 Porch Ideas for Fall ~ from Wendy at WM Design House. Love the soft pumpkin colors paired with graphic greats, black and white!!!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared her sweet fall look in this post ~
The Enchanted Forest on the Buffet. Love the idea of using things which can be used in multiple season!! Lovely and you’ll have to check out Penny’s post to see THE CUTEST mushrooms and toadstools (I never know which is which so I never pick in the wild or my yard 😉 ).
Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas with Roses and Hydrageas in Aged Urns-The Crowned Goat
And let’s finish this week’s features with a soft fall design by CoCo from The Crowned Goat ~ Five Steps to Creating an Easy Fall Mantel. Love it!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Enjoy the party, everyone! And Happy Fall, y’all!!!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #359

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #359, friends! It’s going to be a quick one as I am helping run a statewide event for IOOF this weekend, so just a few features for this evening. 🙂

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

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One of the salons at Versailles… can you believe how ornate it is??

Nothing from me this week; however, here is a peek at the upcoming Versailles post I am working on… Hope this small teaser piques your interest! Happy linking, y’all!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Starting this week off is Penny of Penny’s Treasures who adds a bit of color in her post ~ Brass Adds Warmth to My All-White Kitchen for Fall. Love it!!!
Steph from Steph Creates shared this adorable bench that you can recreate for your home! Mini Wood Fall Bench ~ perfect for putting pumpkins and all our seasonal decor around!
fall-alfresco-peacock-table-setting
Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shared this lovely autumnal table decor in her post ~
Alfresco Brunch Peacock Table and Napkin Fold. Gorgeous!!!
Meagan over at Decorative Inspirations brings us a cute new pumpkin to craft ~
How to Make [an] Adorable White Dollar Store Pumpkin. Fun new idea!!!
Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor: Hydrangea Wreath-The Crowned Goat
CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared this beautiful post ~ Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Decor. Love them all!
Baked Beignets Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com
And lastly for this week, Trick & Treat shared this tasty recipe for Baked Beignets. Yum!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy Wednesday and I look forward to seeing all your ideas!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #358

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #358! We have lots of great features to share with you.

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Whew-y, we had awesome autumn posts this past week, thank you so much! I worked on a few myself for the blog and here is my second for fall… The first was last week’s Pinterest Challenge ~ Let’s Decorate Pretty Fall Baskets with Pumpkins and Roses.

Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

From Summer to Fall Hanging Basket ~ to see this finished basket, follow the link. 🙂

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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This was an amazing year for traveling, folks! Our friend Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared this incredible post ~ Ireland Vacation: 12 Day Itinerary in Emerald Isle. On the bucket list!!!
MaryJo from Master “Pieces” of My Life shared this luscious looking late summer/early fall Refreshing 3-Melon Salad with Lime and Mint. Yum!!!
Lori from Dining Delight is back with this soft and comforting tableau in this post ~ Early Fall Pear-Themed Tablescape. Love the soft colors and pretty tartan napkins!!
Debra from Common Ground shared her lovely table vignette ~ Late Summer Sunflowers in Bloom. Sooo pretty!!! Don’t you just love the sweet sheep who is grazing nearby? 🙂
Awww! This little piggy stayed home from the market to help usher in fall decor over at Penny’s Treasures ~ How I’m Adding Fall Warmth to Our Home (Despite My Love Affair with All White). Totally pretty and totally do-able! <3
This post from Shelbee at Shelbee On the Edge tickes soooo many boxes (travel to Hawai’i, music, spirit of aloha… sigh!) ~ Do stop by and check out Shelbee’s post!
Songful Style: Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. He had an amazing voice…
On another note, if you haven’t seen Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates, where this song features, you simply MUST!!!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland shared her wonderful finds in this post ~
August Thrift Store Adventure. Love love love the peacock plate!!!
Want to know how to clean oven racks the easy way? See the best cleaning method for the dirty racks using dryer sheets and hot water!
Stephanie from Lamberts Lately shared this post just in time for fall cleaning ~ How to Clean Oven Racks. Love this!!!
And because we all love sunflowers… Had to share CoCo’s post from The Crowned Goat ~ Quick and Easy Pink Sunflower Arrangement and a fun blog hop to visit!
Maya from The Little Treasures shares her latest pattern for this fun summery Frida Top. Adorable for the young crowd and under a suit jacket… A great look to go into fall!
Like saying we are going thrifting or thrift-shopping, up in Michigan Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy and folks up that way go… Elking!!! Love this! Isn’t he gorgeous?!! Postcards from the Lake: Elking.
Last but not least, Amber from The Hungry Mountaineer shares a little summer reality of the ups and downs of life (and gas prices!) ~
What Does a Recession Mean to Me?

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Thank you, y’all! Happy Wednesday!!!

Barb 🙂

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From Summer to Fall Hanging Basket

Happy Labor Day, y’all! Wasn’t it so nice to have an extra day off this weekend? Mr. Ethereal and I worked on several projects and did a little holiday sales shopping, too. Saturday morning, though, I worked on a little changeover in the shed with refreshing our hanging door basket…

I started with cleaning out this little wicker basket I’ve had since I was 16 years old. I got two of them from Cost-Plus (now World Market) when I was a new driver and was newly working. My daughter has the second one down at her apartment in Austin. They are great for holding hair things, brushes, anything!

I had put together a spring or summer bouquet about a year ago and decided it was time to clear it out. All the greenery got a nice rinse and dry, most was packed away into its tubs. But, then I thought about the hanging basket I’d made earlier this summer for the shed…

It still looked good but it is getting to be time for something for fall, so I pulled all of its florals out and gave them a good washing. I saved the little moss balls to reuse for this fall basket and tossed the now-really-falling-apart floral foam.

Got a spider bite in the process, too. 🙁 (The swelling went down by nightfall, so all is good!)

I reused the piece of scrunched-up chicken wire that I had placed last year into the little wicker basket (along with a piece of granite to keep that basket from falling over).

For this hanging basket, I loosened this chicken wire some to fit this basket better.

Then I tucked the chicken wire inside the wire basket and began adding the lime green moss balls back in between the two wire pieces. These little moss balls work great for hiding faux greenery wires behind it and add a nice pop of color to the overall basket!

Making an impromptu bouquet…

I chose some cream toned peony stems, even though technically they aren’t a fall flower. I like them for fall mainly because of their lovely, creamy color. Next, I added in some loose faux leaves for filler, then looked through the two tubs of florals for small sunflowers bunches and the one large sunflower I still have.

After having some of these stems for several years, the fuzz comes off of the sunflowers and new ones are needed from the dollar store or one of the craft stores.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but I’ve been on a self-imposed No Spending on Craft Things or Thrift Shopping this year. The only time I broke that resolution was when I went browsing and found the little Colonial Patriotic Statuettes earlier this summer when my MIL was getting her Texas driver’s license.

The morning sunlight was beautiful for taking these early fall photographs, but I wanted to clean up the dead things in the pots outside of the shed before taking final photographs for you. 😉

A Labor Day evening photograph for you!

This weekend was perfect for cleaning out planters and pots and we had a 68 degree low this morning… WHAT change from the last two months of 100 degrees or more! This past week and weekend were wonderful weather for working in the garden and I took full advantage of playing with planting some of my potted roses, plus some of the new plants I will share soon.

And that’s all there is to creating a pretty fall hanging basket using florals already on hand!

I am pleased with how this turned out and I’ll swap out the peonies later in the season with faux orange leaves, berries and add a fall ribbon to take us to Thanksgiving.

Happy creating, friends!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #357

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #357! We have lots of great features to share with you.

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style, friends!! I’m sorry about last week. I started to get SYS ready and because I was in the middle of visiting for Pinterest Challenge, time got away and I never finished. It had been a busy, busy day with classes coming into the library, too, so you know how tiredness just sets in during the evening… Well, SYS went by the wayside! Again, I apologize for missing last week.

SYS is back this week, yeah! 😀

I am trying a new tactic and getting the post mostly ready in the early mornings before school or on the weekends (which I had previously been doing). Sometimes, you know how it is, you get stuck doing a bunch of things on the weekend which interfere, but this week it is just me here! Mr. Ethereal is out in California helping a warehouse get organized so I have evenings to myself…

So, let’s get this party started…

Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

Let’s Decorate Pretty Fall Baskets with Pumpkins and Roses ~ this month’s Pinterest Challenge features baskets decorated for fall. Hope you will stop by and check out my post and the others’ touring this month!!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Jean over at Delightful Repast shared how she’s kept off weight and how we can, too ~ Intermittent Fasting: Four and a Half Years Later. Great job, Jean!! I need to do this more. 🙂

Sally over at Within a World of My Own brings us this unique and fun story-post I thought you’d really enjoy from a group of friends ~ Where Bloggers Live: Last Child in the Woods (Her story) and their topic this month is: Childhood. Very sweet memories! Do check this one out… 🙂
Stephanie from Steph Creates brings us this fun and easy fall craft to get us in the mood for fall ~ Upcycled Glass Jar Autumn Decoration. Love it!!!
I am pretty sure DeeDee from Clover House told me she had a really cool door post to piggyback off the door I shared a few weeks ago. Totally love it!!!
Check out: How to Use a Vintage Door for a Head Board.
Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip is back with this festive fall craft idea ~
so pretty!!! ~ Fall Garland with Dollar Tree Items. Love the macramé tablerunner… Perfection!!!
Newcomer Meagan from Decorative Inspirations has an upcycled project to create ~
A Great Thrifted Hanging Basket with Added Tassel Trim. Perfect for fall and can’t you see it with little elves in red suits leaning out at Christmas??! Welcome, Meagan!!!
Lori from Dining Delight brings us the most beautiful summery-into-fall tablescape… sigh… Such a beautiful treat!
Pretty Peach Alfresco Tablescape
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harvest tablescape with swagged Edison lights draped from vintage porch posts on either side of the table
Lynn of Living Large in a Small House shares her gorgeous backyard and this lovely table setting in her post ~ How to Dine Alfresco with Fall Decor. Love the vintage posts as light holders!!!
urban-rooftop-garden-cabbage-plant
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz is out and about visiting this spectacular garden…Philadelphia Row House Rooftop Garden. What a bounty!!!

Honorable Mention

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Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shares this scary story about losing hair due to this dangerous hair product! Check it out so you don’t get scammed… Function of Beauty Hair Loss. Glad you are on the mend, Jennifer! <3

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy almost September (and fall!!!),

Barb 🙂

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Let’s Decorate Pretty Fall Baskets with Pumpkins and Roses

Welcome, friends, to this month’s Pinterest Challenge! For an early fall decorating idea, we are creating beautiful autumn baskets with you in mind using all the bounty of the season…

As always, I want to thank Cindy from County Road 407 for leading our team of happy basket enthusiasts! If you are just coming over from Laura at Everyday Edits and/or this is your first time here, welcome!!

Isn’t Laura’s basket styling just beautiful?!! She is a navy girl all the way! No, not the military way (though her father-in-law is a retired colonel), but in that she LOVES navy as her favorite color. Check out her beautiful home!!!

Today’s inspiration comes from a post written by Janelle Trinette. Janelle’s style features lots of neutrals and woods with loads of nubby textures, which really stands out in her decor. She uses a lot of sisal and bark which gives her decorating scheme a real outdoorsy look. Recently I read a post she wrote about hiking Bryce Canyon in Utah (it was good!) ~ on my bucket list of fun places to go see and hike!

Interestingly, we shared Janelle’s photograph of a stacked pumpkin in one of last year’s Pinterest Challenges when we decorated our mantels and you can see that photograph here.

My recreation can be found here: An Early Fall Mantel Refresh.

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This is a second photograph from Janelle’s post.

I love that in this year’s inspiration photo so much texture was used with wood cuts, the nubby basket, the cat tails and wheat, and, of course, the sweet faux pumpkins!

Of course, I also went nuts over the ultra cool door…

Totally adorable and as soon as I saw it, I thought…

“I have a door!”

My son Peter and I picked up this grey-green door during the Great Recession of 2008. We were just heading home after a Scouting event, and someone was changing out their front door after buying a bank-repo house near a friends’ home. So, we hauled this door home in our Sequoia.

It was always meant to become the front door of a future she shed… 😉 Hubby has moved it around as needed through our moves and it has been perfect for protecting things on shelving inside our current garage ~ until I needed it (now!).

This challenge inspired me to work on the door a couple of weekends ago adding new hardware and door knobs which I have had forever! Just so it could be a backdrop… 😀

My next thought was

“I have a large basket!” which I picked up on sale at Target a year or so ago. I love using it in winter to store firewood in it near our fireplace. Recently, it was used as a laundry hamper for my mother-in-law when she stayed with us through the winter.

I had a lot of fun pulling together things to create my basket scene!

Here I’ve layered in bamboo poles inside a Texas star-hung plastic basket behind the nubby willow basket. This takes the place of the grasses and reeds in Janelle’s photo.

pumpkin stack!

It was over 100 degrees when I was putting all of this together, but pulling all of my favorite decorated white and light colored pumpkins out of the attic gave me a burst of joy and energy!

Fall is coming, friends!!! And this past weekend’s rainy weather is a small taste of fall weather… 🙂

Next, I added our bridesmaid’s basket on top of this bistro table to hold dried roses and a small bouquet of lavender. Paired with one of my “mistake” pumpkins made back around 2014.

I love the nubby “string of pearls” look of the Cinderella pumpkin (made by dripping Gorilla Glue on it and adding sparkle glitter) next to the roses and natural grass basket.

And I have a nice big garden shed!!

(Couldn’t get our shed builder to go for my door idea, though. Oh, well!) Our shed really is used for all things garden and it is the perfect spot for us to decorate for today’s Pinterest Challenge.

It just required me to move a few things around (Mr. Ethereal’s storage and some tools in black and yellow plastic storage tubs from my inlaws’ former home in California). Tools he needs to go through and decided what to keep and what can go.

Which is why it was a challenge to get a similar photograph to our inspiration piece!

I couldn’t back up too far… (haha) Too much stuff behind me, lol!! 😉

I was also inspired to rehang this little chandelier we used in our Prairie Home RV! It is hung off of a little wrought iron bird hanger found years ago at Walmart.

Happy fall decorating, everyone!

I hope this post has inspired you to take stock of what you have laying around the house, and to pick out pieces to bring your fall decor together in a fresh new way…. Everything you see here was something I already had, so $0.00 were spent on this challenge! Always a win!!

Thanks, y’all, for stopping by! Up next is Niky from The House on Silverado with her fall basket rendition; her basket vignette looks so nice, don’t you agree?!!

Enjoy the rest of the tour!

And here’s to cooler weather,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #356

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #356! We have lots of great features to share with you.

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style! What a cool mix of link-ups we had this past week! All kinds of great ideas!! We had a post using oven cleaner as a stripper on furniture (find that below!), repurposing vintage pillow cases, baked cheddar sliders, casseroles, front entry decor, sunflower posts, fashions, board game organization, upcycled tin can ideas, and loads more!

If you haven’t wandered over to visit other friends when you come to link up, do check out what your friends share. 🙂

And now let’s check out this week’s featured posts (and it was sooo tough to choose!)…

Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

bleached wood table in entry
I love this one from Cindy from County Road 407 ~ How My Junkyard Table Turned Out with Just Oven Cleaner ~ Who woulda thought?!!
So adorable!!! DeeDee over at Clover House shared her [My] Bedroom Refresh. Pretty bedding and you have to check out BOTH of her kitties!! 😉
Debbie from Debbie Dabble Blog shared this statuesque Victorian-inspired post ~ A Day in the Park. Fun!!!
Debra from Common Ground brings us a blast from the past from her former home ~ A Sunflower Mantel and Late Summer Inspiration. Love it!!!
Plastic bins with holes in them holding spools of ribbon. The ends of the ribbon are pushed through the holes to use as easy DIY storage.
Niki at Life As a Leo Wife shares great tips on organizing ~ DIY Storage and Organization: Both Free and Dollar Tree Ideas I Use in My Craft Room. Perfect for getting ready for fall!
Chimichurri Flank Steak
Chimichurri Flank Steak is what’s on the menu from Newcomer Estelle from Homemade on a Weeknight. Welcome, Estelle, and what a great recipe!
Newcomer Sally from Within a World of My Own shared this cool fashion idea called
30 Wears: Fish Charm Necklace. Definitely stop by and check out what all Sally wore with her fun necklace!! Welcome, Sally!
And from our third newcomer Jan from J-East of Eden, a Thursday Bible Study and Coffee: Galatians Chapter 5. Excited to share this with y’all!! Welcome to you, Jan! (Jan may have linked up before and I missed her post, but still I want to welcome her again if so.) 😀
And lastly from Jan at Aging With Ardor a post about Indifference and how we need to NOT accept it. Very thought provoking!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking, friends!

Barb 🙂

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