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A Heavenly Birthday Tea + Share Your Style #347

Welcome everyone to a fun idea I had this morning… Today would have been my father-in-love Pete’s 82nd birthday and to celebrate his birthday, I made a Victoria Sponge cake and invited my mother-in-love to tea…

Doing things a little differently this week. 🙂

So we are doing things a little differently this week… Since I missed SYS yesterday with working on my mother-in-law’s shed, I thought I’d get SYS out today instead.

It all began about 9am with the idea to bake a cake. This week is also Queen Elizabeth’s 70 Platinum Jubilee, which is how I came to look for a cake recipe in a favorite cookbook, A Time for Tea.

And, no, I didn’t need the baking powder or baking soda. Why they are in the picture? They were just infront of the self-rising flour in the cupboard. Props… 😉

This is a very fast cake to bake (20-25 minutes) and you use 8″ round cake pans.

I ran out of strawberry jam to put in the middle between the layers, but no matter! I popped open the lingonberry jam and mixed the two. Turns out this combination is quite tasty!!

A very simple tea table set with an assortment of teabags.

Gini was happy to come over to celebrate and it made me happy to help her to get through today and to honor my father-in-love.💜

So let’s have a piece of cake and get to our SYS party…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Our first feature this week is from Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz who was able to make something amazing ~ Glass Pulling Class: Flower Sculpting.
Amy from A Day of Small Things shared her recipe for Strawberry Scones ~ yummy!
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shared the tale of this lovely dress and sweet cats in this post ~ Leisure Lady with Ocelots by Yinka Shonibare.
Ann from Apple Street Cottage brings us this gorgeous cake picture ~ Finally a Frame! Part of this month’s Creative Craft Hop. Love this!
Chocolate Tart - Tarte au Chocolat / www.delightfulrepast.com
Jean from Delightful Repast shares this delicious Tarte au Chocolat. Sounds like another baking adventure!
Our final feature for this week harkens back to Memorial Day earlier just this week ~ Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared her gorgeous tablescape (and what’s behind) in her post ~
Patriotic Pillow Talk on the Porch. Incredible roses!!!

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 so much for stopping by today,

Barb 🙂

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12 thoughts on “A Heavenly Birthday Tea + Share Your Style #347”

  1. Barb,
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Hello Jean! Yes, the lingonberry added a nice tartness cutting the strawberry sweetness just perfectly. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’m glad you enjoyed having your chocolate tart featured!! ☺️💕

  2. I always look forward to stopping by for your party each week….thanks for having me! And a special thanks for featuring my Memorial Day post….hugs

  3. Barb, what a lovely thing you did for your mother in law! It was just recently 3 years since I lost my dad, and it remains a very difficult day for mom in particular. Thanks so much for featuring my glass pulling experience. I’ve been absence from blogging somewhat lately and its lovely to be back at your party!

    1. Hope all is well with you, Debbee. I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. It has been a tough week for my mother-in-law. Pete died May 28th, just the two years ago. He was five days short of his 80th birthday so it seemed like a nice way to remember him. I miss him, too. I’m glad you enjoyed the feature! Blowing glass must have been really incredible!! 🏺💕

  4. I just saw your party through Ann. I think I used to link up but somehow lost track? I’ve got it written down on my list now!

    1. Hi Allyson! Glad to have you back. 😊 Normally the party is up on Wednesdays at 6:00 (or thereabouts) but this week we were just finishing up a shed at my MIL’s new home here in Texas at that time. So, I got the party going a day later. C’est la vie! 💕 Enjoy your weekend and I’ll look for your posts. Hugs, Barb

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