Share Your Style #202

Welcome once again to Share Your Style and this week is #202… I am Barb Chapman and welcome to French Ethereal if you are new here! For all of our returning friends, a big welcome to you, too.

This week I am sharing a couple of posts I wrote last fall about creating this antiqued cabinet ~ I have been
way too busy this past week finishing unpacking all our kitchen wares (OMGoodness we have a lot of china!), tidying up the yards and working in the garden, plus finishing getting the trailer cleaned and into storage over the weekend.
It is now ready to sell!

So… Here is the first part of when I refinished my little cabinet with chalk paint and the final reveal.
Enjoy these and hopefully next week I’ll have a new post or two to share.

Now let’s get to this week’s wonderful features!

The facade of the Alwyn Court Apartments, New York, Looking Up at Luxurious Buildings in Manhattan Theboondocksblog.com

My friend Mary of The Boondocks Blog moved from Greece a little over a year ago bringing her children back to New York and she often goes into the city of Manhattan to visit the sites.
And what sights there are ~ just look at the incredible architecture on this building ~ decorated in the French Renaissance style of
Francis I with terracotta ornamentation! Can you imagine the man hours needed to make and then apply all this trim-work???

Like icing on a wedding cake… Pure magic for anyone who loves iconic buildings anywhere but especially in New York State and the impressive trimmings rarely created anymore. You must stop by!

Debra at Common Ground shares a look at her new living room ~ a place to rest and restore each evening after working all day. I love the neutral decor and of course I am a sucker for armoires! Massive storage and style points, always.

Thel of Thel’s Days and Thel’s Kitchen makes the list again this week with delicious currant scones. Yum!!!
Ever wondered what’s the difference between a raisin, a currant and a saltana? Well, of course I had to look it up…

The difference is the type of grape or berry used and size. Currants are made from seedless fruit which when dried end up slightly bitter ~ might be good for us pre- and full-blown diabetics! Raisins are made from a variety of grapes and when dried are very sweet, also larger than currants. Saltanas come from seedless green grapes and have a lovely golden color and are sweet when dried.
Now we know. 

A similar recipe also using currants was linked up by Lois of Walking on Sunshine who shared yummy Hot Cross Buns for Easter.

Bathroom countertops covered with marble contact paper

This isn’t your mother’s contact paper of old… 
Anika of Anika’s DIY Life shares how to use decorative contact paper in your home.  Love this marbled paper used on her children’s bathroom countertop! 
Do stop by and check out her post.

I was just thinking too of going out and picking up a roll to redo Mr. Ethereal’s dresser drawers. He had old brown butcher paper in them currently that has most likely been there since the 1960’s, seriously…

Love this little window styling with it’s napkin swag ~ part of a mini kitchen makeover at Kendra‘s blog, A Proverb 31 Wife!

Lastly, friends Heather and Lisa of Made In A Pinch although now living 2000 miles apart found a way to stay connected by blogging and this feature shares their cute spring post ~

Isn’t this little boy and his pet rabbit
just adorable?

Just a few rules ~ please visit a few folks before you go as we all like new friends and comments for all of our hard work. Thank you! As always, I am excited to see what home decor, cooking, diy craft and garden ideas you bring to Share Your Style each week.

Now let’s see what y’all have!

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14 thoughts on “Share Your Style #202”

  1. HI Barb. Thanks again for featuring my currant scones. It's an honour to be featured in you lovely party.You have a nice description of the currants. I added more details about the currants today on my blog, when someone asked me where I bought them. Thanks again. Thelma xo

  2. Barbara thank you so much for the feature. Manhattan is one part of New York but really it feels like a country onto itself, with so much to see. I hope you are getting on with your move and are unpacking all your treasures.

  3. Barbara thank you so much for the feature. Manhattan is one part of New York but really it feels like a country onto itself, with so much to see. I hope you are getting on with your move and are unpacking all your treasures.

  4. You're welcome, Thelma! I still haven't baked any scones but need to. Just been too busy with everything else. Almost done with the biggest part! The kitchen is done and most of the china and linens washed (I need a SERIOUS garage sale… Lol!). Baking in order this week.Enjoy your week,Barb 🙂

  5. You are welcome, Mary! I love all the places you visit ~ such a beautiful city with so much to see!!! Yes, the unpacking is slowly coming together. 🙂 First big photo shoot probably tomorrow for Wednesday's 10 on the 10th. Have a wonderful upcoming week,Barb 🙂

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