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Share Your Style #395

Hello y’all and welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #395! Summer heat has arrived and Amazon Prime Days (in case you haven’t heard, lol!). Since we all need a bit of cooling off, let’s check out this week’s cool features… 😉

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Oh, my goodness the weather has turned up!!! The furnace is going this afternoon and I don’t think our a/c has turned off since noon. It’s set at 78 degrees, too. Remember the good old days when we could set it at 72 degrees and that was the norm??

Mr. Ethereal and I have spent the past two weekends over at my mother-in-law’s fixing her sprinkler pipes in ground and finally getting to plant five Texas sage bushes (Barometer bush) for her. You should have seen the nasty roots winding around her sprinkler water pipes! It took Hubby literally 18-19 hours over two days to remove the set of HUGE roots from a crepe myrtle tree right up against the corner of her house. I know that tree is going to shock but it had to be done. Well, Gini’s pipes are redone and the plants are in. Gramma just needs to water daily in this nasty heat!

Let’s see what wonderful cool features we have this week!

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


And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week we have Postcards from the Lake – Finally! by Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy. Jeanie always shares such beauty and all the wildlife, plus visits with friends, from this idyllic part of Michigan. Come for a visit!
Our friend Sandra from Come to Dinner at Eight shares a trip to see her daughter and a wonderful visit to A Tea Room, a Botanical Garden and an Emergency. Stop by and find out more!
Sandra also shared this beautiful post about receiving these gorgeous flowers… Summer Decor with Flowers! Heavenly!!!
Strawberry Eton Mess Recipe
Oooooh! Claire Justine shares a dessert to cool our fired-up days ~ Strawberry Eton Mess.
Looks soooo good!!!
DeeDee from Clover House is back with this festive patriotic post ~ Dreaming in Red, White & Blue: Patriotic Bedroom Decor. I just want to shout, “Hip, hip, hooray!”
From Common Ground, Debra brings us this refreshingly cool decor post ~
Summer French Country Wagon in the Dining Room. Love love love the yellows!!!
I also loved this other yellow-filled post by Debra appropriately named
Lovely Lemony Vintage Basket & Decor. So summery!!!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shares a look at her Summer Backyard Tour and
Happy 4th of July!
Love her roses!!!
Our final feature this week is from Rita from Panoply who sets such an elegant table in this post ~ July Garden Update and Just Bee-Cause Tablescape. Beeutiful!!! (And more yellow!)

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.


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19 thoughts on “Share Your Style #395”

  1. Hi Barb, I absolutely love the color of your living room. I know you’ve been repainting around there and it really suits your lovely frenchy decor. Thanks so much for having us over. Happy Week!

  2. Barb,
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

  3. Thank you so very much for hosting each week.
    My entries this week = 12+13. If you have not joined us at SSPS yet, come and share your posts with us and you can be our next featured post.
    We’re open Monday through Saturday every week.
    You will find the linkup information (1) In the Top bar under Blogging: Weekly Senior Salon Pit Stop OR 2nd image In the sidebar
    We hope to meet you there virtually

  4. Barb, thanks so much for including me in your features! I have another postcard to offer this week! You have been incredibly busy with your decorating and water works! I just love your living room!

    1. Aw, thanks Jeannie! Now we have to fix our own in the backyard… Always something with homeownership, lol! 💕Enjoy your weekend! Glad you enjoyed the feature.

  5. Thanks so much for hosting, Barb. It’s been really hot here, too. We had planned to have our decks stained, but it’s too hot! Have to wait now.

    1. Fall is coming!!! I keep thinking we will just put things off until fall gets here. Our fall begins pretty late in September so there’s a lot of time between now and then… I’m back to painting inside next week. Trying to finish the living room/family room before heading back to work in three weeks. Enjoy your weekend!!! 🌸💕

  6. Love all these summer inspired features, Barb, they’re beautiful! Thank you for the heads up about the texas sage bush and the crepe myrtle too. We have very close to the house and now I know to keep an eye on them. Hope your summer has been a fun one and thanks so much for hosting, CoCo

    1. Thank you, CoCo! Not only does my mother-in-law have that crepe myrtle at her house, we have four big ones in our front flower beds. They are way too big and it’s too shady here for them. They need to go and I can bring in the pugster miniature forms, which weren’t available then. Summer is going well! Three weeks left until school starts. Back to painting next week… Enjoy your weekend!!! 💕🌸

  7. Barb, I can empathize with Charles digging over 19 hours (similar to my lily-of-the valley dig in April), but cannot even for a skinny minute imagine doing it in your Texas heat! What a job – congrats on completing. And they say you can’t kill a crepe myrtle. Ours (a tree) was cut down when we moved in almost 2 yrs ago (on the fence line of neighbor’s house), and a volunteer came up last year, which I transplanted. I’ve been neglecting, er…nurturing, it since March, and just yesterday it sprouted leaves at the base.
    Thank you for the bee tablescape feature. I’m off to visit Dee Dee’s bedroom post first! Thank you for the party.

    1. Fun! I’m glad your crepe myrtle survived!! We have four in front of our house, which should be there. They are just too large for the space so I think they will be coming out in the fall. One I want to keep and move to the backyard. It is small enough I think it could handle the move if I give it a bunch if B1 to help with transplant shock. Glad you got all the Lily of the valley out. It is beautiful and I love seeing it in videos from England but if it’s a thug, it should go. Enjoy your crepe baby!!! 🌸

  8. Barb, I’m really honored that you chose two of my posts (A Tea Room and Summer Flowers) to feature this week! You’ve made my day really special! You and your husband have gone above and beyond to do all that landscape work in the high temps you’re experiencing. Time to take a break!

    1. I’m recovered but I think Hubs will take a bit longer… He began a new job July 5th so yes, he needs to do nothing this weekend! Besides lawn mowing, which he also does for my MIL. Happily, he was blessed with a lot more energy than I have. He does rest when he can. Glad you enjoyed the features!!! 🌸💕

    1. Dee, I loved your bedroom! Sorry, I started to write back on your post and haven’t finished. It looks so festive for summer all red, white and blue!!! Enjoy! 🇺🇸

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