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Share Your Style #403 & a Formal Apology…

Hello, dear friends, and welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #403! For those of you who were here last week, we found out the source of the cigarette smell… My family member is vindicated and I must make a public apology. There was no hidden vaping/smoking involved.

Turns out that the new-to-me buffet must have been from a smoker’s home as it was leaching odors into our home. A combination of really high heat with temps up to 109 F. (111 F. on the heat index) and high humidity, the move from the kitchen to the living room, and two ceiling a/c vents blowing on it caused the whole mess. Made me very sick and caused me to smell smells and accuse this family member of maybe taking up vaping. I have since apologized but I need to “clear the air “with you, too. Please forgive my not trusting this sweet person and thinking the worst…

And I thought the buffet was smoke-free… (think “eye roll!”) Boy, was I wrong!!!

It is now in the garage and in the process of being revarnished and painted inside. If that doesn’t take care of the problem, I’ll have to sell it.

Bummer as I really like the buffet, just not the smoke odors.

But, I love my family more. 🙂 💜 

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So, after all the mad cleaning, washing walls with white vinegar and baking soda (works great for taking off grease!), steaming other walls, trying to figure out why my throat burned, having eyes that were constantly watering, having a house smelled like an ashtray… Washing every object in our spare bedroom/office and cleaning massive amounts of bedding, pillows, etc. around the clock… Plus some carpet cleaning…

It took almost two weeks of wondering WHY the smell was worse in the evening than in the morning… No clue, on my part…

It finally dawned on me that it must be the buffet. As soon as Mr. Ethereal and I moved the buffet outside to begin airing out, the inside of the house became noticeably less stinky! Two days later there was no residual smell in the house. Yeah!

So, with all that, I have documented working on the buffet and some of the house cleaning. Lol, on the bright side ~ most of the fall cleaning is done! 😉 I’ll share that soon… Once I figure out if the buffet gets to stay or go. 😉

Let’s check out this week’s featured posts, shall we?

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And here are this week’s featured posts…

Our first entry this week is this lovely table created by Sandra from Dinner at Eight ~ Setting the Table for Early Autumn ~ just lovely!!
A bouquet of Halloween rice crispy treats.
Too cute!!! Perfect for all those little creatures who will be stopping by on All Hallows Eve, newcomer Ann from Ann’s Entitled Life shares these adorable munchies ~
Easy Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Recipe. Love ’em!! Welcome, Ann!
keto pumpkin bread sliced slathered with butter
Aren’t y’all ready for baking season? This Easy Keto Pumpkin Bread recipe from newcomer
Hilda from Fit to Serve looks just delicious!! Welcome, Hilda!!
The five things every collected fall home needs to have.
Jamie from Anderson + Grant shares 5 Things Your Rooms Need to Have This Fall Decorating Season. Yes!!!!
Really cool idea for fall is this Repurposed Spoon Racks idea from Lisa at Fresh Vintage by Lisa. Really fun idea!!!
Fall DIY dried  Floral arrangemnt on the wall
One last entry from Wendy at WM Design House who shares How to Make the Prettiest Dried Floral Wall Arrangement. Love this!!!

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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. 💜

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Share Your Style #401

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #401, dear friends! Last week, of course, I was at the Dodge dealer picking up our new Ram Longhorn truck. It’s a beauty and will be what we take into retirement in a number of years. 🙂

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No posts for me this week again. Our daughter Amy was here and we spent the weekend hanging out with her and my mother-in-law. For the first time in two months, we had a day in the low 90’s so it was nice to cook in the kitchen, then sit down and have a family meal together. 🙂 And we went out to dinner one of the other nights Amy was here! Wish she lived closer…

I do want to put together some fall posts, it’s just getting them done. 😉 Let’s look at what you’ve done, now…

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And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week we have Penny of Penny’s Treasures who shares her beautiful hallway here in this post ~ My First Fall Floral Design Features Pink Sunflowers. Lovely!
How to Decorate a Glass Vase with Twine
Carol from Bluesky at Home shared this easy tutorial on How to Decorate a Glass Vase with Twine. Super cute for fall!!
butterfly-bee-theme-wreath-close-up
I love this sweet wreath from Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz! Easy Refurbished Butterfly & Bee Themed Wreath. Fresh fun for the season!!
bookcase makeover
Robin from Junk is My LIfe brings us this awesome furniture redo ~ Bookcase Makeover. Love it!!!
trinny woodall advice
Newcomer Nicole from Mom Fever shares this funny fashion forward post ~
Houston, We Have a No Waist Situation! Love Nicole’s outfit tucked in and out!!
Welcome, Nicole!
101 in 1001
And something yummy for our upcoming fall baking season, Debra from Gma’s Photo shares this post ~ Bake a Treat for Neighbors. Wonderful blessing!!!

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. 💜

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Create a Late Summer/Early Autumn Wreath from a Dollar Tree Score

Hello, friends! Summer heat is still with us and fall weather is still a ways off, so our friend Cindy from County Road 407 has come up with a lovely wreath project for us to make and enjoy now here as we move into late summer. Of course, we always get to put our own spin on whatever we create for each month’s Pinterest Challenge ~ which makes each challenge super fun! My wreath will easily transition into autumn, and surprisingly, even beyond. Let’s make a wreath!

I want to say a big thank you to Cindy for creating this monthly Pinterest Challenge. It’s always a pleasure to create or decorate something new each month. If you are just coming over from Diane at South House Designs for the first time, welcome! Didn’t you just love Diane’s wreath decorating ideas? Soooo pretty!! I love the little wreath hung with all the creamware coffee mugs ~ perfection!!

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Our inspiration

Here is the boxwood wreath made by Courtenay from The Creek Line House. This wreath’s simple style of boxwood clippings works well with all types of decor and they look fresh for a really long time.

Courtenay has hung her wreath outside on her backdoor underneath a covered porch. She has decorated around her doorway with galvanized buckets of what looks like dahlias and dusty miller, adding a whitewashed lantern filled with more boxwood shaped into large balls, and standing a small wooden ladder up against an old grey shutter.

A lovely garden-styled look!

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A trip to Dollar Tree

I looked for some leftover pieces of a wire wreath form I had but I must have used it for another project a couple of years ago. So, off to our local Dollar Tree I went to see if I could find a wreath form there.

I found two choices. The one on the left above has a grapevine base so that is the one I chose to use.

I pulled off the styrofoam starfish and the little berries and corresponding greenery. I left the pieces which looked like boxwood as I thought I may need the “filler” if I didn’t collect enough boxwood trimmings to make my wreath.

So… Off to ask my neighbor if I could clip his big boxwood hedges! 🙂

To my surprise, his gorgeous bushes which looked like boxwood from the street weren’t boxwood bushes at all…They were hollies!

So, my “boxwood wreath” will easily transition to Christmas, as you can now see. 😉

Here I was halfway through clipping off the new growth and extra bits of overgrowth. Perfect to collect for my wreath-making project!

I felt a little like Red Riding Hood bringing a gift to her grandmother! I’m glad I got a full bag of holly clippings.

Our weather cooled off, so I sat outdoors to create. It was wonderful making little bundles of holly and wrapping them onto the grapevine with twine! (I couldn’t find my floral wire, but this worked better anyway. More natural.)

About halfway done… Did I mention that this grapevine wreath already has a round ring attached?

Oh! And it had a $5.00 price tag and I was okay with that price. However, when I got home and looked at the receipt…

Total cost: $1.09! That’s all that this project cost as I had everything else in my craft stash.

I finished it, hung it up, and thought it needed a ribbon or something… But we had to run over to my mother-in-law’s house and finish up her sprinkler retrofit/planting new bushes project there.

This was the first iteration as I had to come back and clip off the drooping “new growth” and hot glue in more of the older, sturdier holly trimmings.

That did the trick!

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Fast forward to the next day

I had completely forgotten what the original photograph had in it other than the wreath but I am happy that my version has the same garden-inspired feel.

And I hung my wreath outside our kitchen backdoor under our patio as well. 😉 This was totally a fluke as I just thought, “Oh, here’s a door I can hang this wreath on and it’ll be shaded most of the day.”

(There wasn’t any thought as to where to hang it, honestly. I’ve been on summer break from school too long, lol! My mind has turned to relaxation mush.)

Dappled sunlight invites you to come and sit a spell! Love the reflection of the farmhouse creamware vase with its sunflowers, purple eryngium bourgatii/Mediterranean sea holly and white heath asters.

I thought of using sunflowers as my floral inspiration in this transitional summer-to-fall wreath as they really are the perfect mid-to-late summer flower plus they really love the heat this time of year.

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Still simple to go with any decor and with very much of a boxwood-wreath-look, this impromptu holly wreath has just a touch of faux sunflowers and a creamy lace bow for a bright pop of late summer/early autumn color with lots of texture. 💜 

Thank you for stopping by today and please subscribe if you enjoyed this post. Up next is our host Cindy from County Road 407 with her post sharing a bunch of ideas for decorating with boxwood wreaths (and this post doesn’t disappoint!). Be sure to follow the links below for more inspiration!

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Share Your Style #389

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #389!! We have many great features to share with you…

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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No features again for me this week. I’ve worked in the yard and we’ve been doing things with my mother-in-law now that she is back from California. Seven more days of school and I can spend more time here! 🙂

Let’s see what all you’ve shared…

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And here are this week’s featured posts…

bee decor vignette
First up this week is this fun post ~ Queen Bee Decor Vignette in the Vegetable Garden ~ shared by MaryJo from Master”Pieces” of My Life.
Linda from Paper Seedlings shared her wonderful artwork ~ #365birds March 2023. Incredible!!!
Printed Skirt and Silk Blouse
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer wears this lovely summery outfit in her post ~
Printed Skirt and Silk Blouse. Lovely!!!

Stephanie from Crazy Little Love Birds brings us a great project to kick off summertime ~ an Easy DIY Painted Wood Riser Decoration. Love it!!!

rustic DIY Wine Cork Flag
Niky from The House on Silverado brings us this great idea to make with Memorial Day and Independence Day coming soon ~ DIY Wine Cork Flag. Sooo making this!!!
How to Decoupage a Glass Platter
Carol from Bluesky at Home shares How to Decoupage a Glass Platter. Lovely!!!
Debra from Common Ground brings us this lovely table in her post ~
Cottage Review: Garden Wheelbarrow Tablescape. Love this so much!!!
purple cactus dahlia
Wendy at WM Design House shares The Best Soil for Dahlias; How to Grow Beautiful Flowers. Great tips!!!
High-Quality Cookware for Your Kitchen
Kathryn from The Dedicated House shares about High Quality Cookware for Your Kitchen. Beautiful…

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. 💜

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Have a great rest of your week,

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Share Your Style #385

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #385, dear friends! I am so glad you are here as we have a really nice bunch of features to share with you…

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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No features from me this week! Last weekend was all about cleaning up the yard, clearing piles of leftover oak leaves and nuts (which have been in big piles for a couple of weeks), and laundry… ugh! Hubby was up in the attic looking to block where the evil rats had been getting into over winter. He vacuumed (while wearing protective gear) in the attic cleaning up “that yucky stuff.” Looking better! 🙂

So let’s get to this week’s features…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week is this DIY project lovingly redone by Debra from Common Ground. Such a nice job painting!! Favorite Antique Furniture: Sideboard Dressed for Spring.
Debra also scores in this double-header post ~ Peter Rabbit and Friends in the Cupboard. Just a little leftover fun from Easter… <3
Esme from Esme Salon shared this wonderful dessert ~ South African Microwave Milk Tart (Melktert) ~ love custard desserts!!!
dulce de leche brownies and a cup of tea in a white cup.
Elizabeth from Pinecones & Acorns shared this wonderful recipe for Dulce de Leche Brownies… I love recipes with dulce de leche and this looks just delicious!!!
Decorate Your Master Suite
Kathryn from The Dedicated House shared 7 Ways to Decorate Your Master Suite. Love how it turned out!!! So classy!
Niky from The House on Silverado shared this post which is sooo timely for summer’s coming heat ~ Setting Up an Automatic Watering System for an Outdoor Plants & Hanging Baskets.
Love this table from Debbie at Debbie-Dabble ~ Easter Tablescapes & Easter Wrap-Up. Love the rabbits and the Easter tree!!!
Oh my goodness! I LOVE this post as part of Style Imitating Art… Sally from Within a World of My Own created an outfit and her amazing DIY beaded jewelry ~ you need to go check out the beads she makes!
Styling a Tonal Column of Color for SIA: Redouté Roses + DIY Paper Bead Page to Bead Examples. Lovely inspiration!!!
10 images of spring front porch decor ideas
Wendy from WM Design House shared this great post ~
35 Simple & Easy Spring Front Porch Ideas. Great round-up!

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!

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Share Your Style #381

Welcome everyone to this week’s Share Your Style #381! A little bunny fun to brighten our Easter month as we check out this week’s featured posts… 😉

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

Happy St. Patty’s Day to You! And a little leprechaun story for you. <3

And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week we have these super cute carrot pillows as part of Debbie-Dabble Blog’s post ~ Changing Seasons and Crafting. Fun!!!
Colorful Easter Table- Karins Kottage
Karin from Karin’s Cottage brings us this cheery Colorful Easter Vintage Tablescape. Love it!!!
Is Your Home Ready for a Refresh
Katherine from The Dedicated House brings us a little spring updating idea in her post ~ Is Your Home Ready for a Refresh? Review Ideas to Consider. Love this!!!
Homemade Mother's Day Treat Ideas
Claire Justine shared this beautiful tribute for all mothers as we approach the holiday soon ~ Homemade Mother’s Day Treat Ideas. Delicious!!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared her sweet entryway all decked out in spring decor ~ Simple Easter Entry & 1st Spring Blooms. Soooo pretty!!! (Love pinks…)
And doing a fun double-header, here is Penny’s massive storage solution for
How I Store My Spring & Easter Decor. I am totally impressed!! Question: How many bunnies do you think she has??? Love ’em all!!! 😉
Spring Porch Tour with Hydrangeas and Spring Containers-The Crowned Goat
CoCo from The Crowned Goat wows with this festive feast of florals in her post ~
Cottage Inspired Spring Porch Tour. Look at those hydrangeas!!!
7 Simple Steps to Invite Spring Inside
Niky from The House on Silverado shared her lovely home in this
Spring Tour 2023: 7 Simple Steps to Invite Spring Inside. Lovely!!
Meagan from Decorative Inspirations shares a how-to in this DIY post ~
New Life to an Antique China Cabinet. Beautiful job!!!

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. 💜

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Hoppy party, dear friends!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #380

Welcome back, friends! This week’s Share Your Style #380 is back after a two week hiatus. The first week I can’t even remember why I missed (exhaustion?), and last Wednesday I was recovering from eye surgery in the morning. So, instead of my usual photo I am sharing “Pirate Barb” with the eye patch I had to wear the first day ~ all day and night. Then I only had to wear it at nighttime. 😉

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I apologize for not letting you all know I’d be off last week. I thought I’d feel good and be able to post that evening. I was home early enough from the surgery center, but I didn’t think about the effects of anesthesia on the body. I was sleeping pretty much all afternoon and evening as soon as I got home.

So, again, I apologize for not having SYS these past two weeks, but sometimes I just need some time off. 😉 And this evening, I was out planting veg in the garden and then critter-proofing the bin with lots of hardware cloth, chickenwire until 8:00p.m.

Better late than never! Let’s get this party started!! 🙂

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

Let’s Sew! Making a Balloon Curtain for the Kitchen ~ I’m back sewing for a bit! Feels good to get back to my roots. I’ll be back painting in the family and living rooms soon.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week is this beautiful tray post from Debra of Common Ground ~
Early Spring Garden Tray with Paperwhites. Love it!!!
leprechaun-centerpiece-supplies
Can you believe it’s already St. Patrick’s Day? OH! And Happy Ides of March today… 😉 Wasn’t a good day for Caesar, though… Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared this fun post ~
Quick and Easy Lucky Leprechaun Centerpiece. Soooo cute!
Ann from Apple Street Cottage brings us this pretty vignette of
Birdcages and Candles.Lovely…
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer wears this fun outfit proudly in this post
It’s My Birthday!!!
IKEA shelving hack black and white dishes
Karin from Karin’s Cottage created this great shelf in her post ~ Ikea Shelving Hack. Great job!!!
Meagan from Decorative Inspirations shared this springtime post ~
The Best Spring Cleaning Practices for the Gardens, Yards and Patios. Great tips!!
MaryJo from Master”Pieces” of My Life shared this gorgeous tablescape in this post ~
Forced Spring Bulbs Tablescape. Love the green and pewter coloring!!!
DeeDee from Clover House shared Simple Spring Vignettes. Adorable!!
A DIY Dutch tulip crate filled with assorted Spring decor. A large bunny, wood beads, a wooden Easter egg in a clay pot, and a large vintage jug holding greenery.
Lastly for this week, we welcome Leanna from Pretty DIY Home who shared this sweet post ~
How to Make a Dutch Tulip Crate for Spring. Adorable bunny and look at those large plaid carrots!
So glad you made it over, Leanna. 🙂

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 St. Patrick’s Day and Ides of March, everyone!

Barb 🙂

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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 spring, y’all! Enjoy the party,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #378

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #378, dear friends!! Since Valentine’s Day has just passed, we will still have Valentine ideas for you plus some fun springtime ideas to whet our whistles! Come along and let’s check out this week’s features…

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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We had a very nice Valentine’s Day at school this week. Some teachers and students dressed up in their cutest Valentines-ey outfits. I’ve been wearing pink sweaters all month, so I wore a newer Buc-Ees Valentine shirt. It was fun to pass out ID’s to students (our machine was broken for almost a month) and ask them if they’d like a candy, too.

Today it’s back to normal; a bit of a letdown. But now we move on towards spring! I am already planting seeds. I found two pink PeeGee hydrangeas at the end of January at a Big Box store and I got those planted in large plastic pots yesterday afternoon. Our temps are supposed to drop again this coming weekend, so they will be nice and portable to go inside the shed. It’s filling up nicely and my little tomatoe plants are growing!!!

Well, let’s get to those features…

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

Valentine Beauty in the Hutch ~ I hope you’ll come see my post! It took a long time to get this ready to post since I was busy painting the dining room. It’s looking good and you’ll see a peek at that. 🙂

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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This week we start off with a lovely cloche post by Michelle at K’Mich Wedding Soirée ~ The Best Centerpiece Ideas You Need to Know. Love the dried flowers in this cloche!
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Curated by Jennifer shared this fun fashion post ~ French Girl Winter Shoes ~ to give us all an idea of what’s in style in footwear. Love the stacked loafters and riding boots (though I have neither… shoe bucket list!). How about you?
Debbie from Debbie-Dabble Blog shared this adorable Valentine’s Dessert & Hot Cocoa Bar. I’m in-love with all the “cupcakes” real and faux!! Very cute set-up!!
Jeanie over at The Marmelade Gypsy shared what’s going on up in Michigan here in February. Love this gorgeous bird (woodpecker? Ours looked different in California but we do have similar striped birds here in North Texas.)
Sally from Within a World of My Own shared versatile wardrobe with minimal changes plus these wonderful beads in her post ~ 11 More Pink Outfits for Valentine’s Day + DIY Paper Beads.
Love ’em!!!
Oh my!!! DeeDee from Clover House brings out the bling and hearts galore here in her bedroom ~
Vintage Glam Valentine Bedroom Decor. Gorgeous!!!
repurposing rusty old bed springs - trash to treasure
Wendy from WM Design House shared a bunch of fun ideas….
Box Spring Upcycle: 10 Fabulous Old Bed Spring Crafts.
Check out the wreaths! 🙂

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. 💜

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Spring is coming, yeah! Enjoy the party!!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #377

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #377, dear friends!! Oh my goodness! There are so many ideas for sharing with family & friends for Valentine’s Day… Let’s take a look!

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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As I finish up painting in our dining room, I wanted to thank all of you who shared your thoughts on how I should paint the lower wall and picture moulding below our chair rail. In the end, after going back and looking at pics from Versailles, I decided I really did love the Comet Dust grey wall color, so I carried it down below and used off-the-shelf Valspar Ultra-White on the mouldings. It’s looking good!

Since then, I’ve been dealing with sick dog… Lots of mopping in the kitchen and laundry room, carpet cleaning & laundry. He has had multiple baths, too. I think the extreme fluctuation in temps didn’t do him any good since he has to go outside to use the restroom. Plus I was painting indoors, where he is close to during the day… So, maybe that whole combination was the issue. He seems better now but I’ve held off finishing painting until later in the week, and only in small amounts. 🙂

So let’s look at this week’s features! I hope you will stop by and visit a few people while you are here. Everyone works soooo hard! 💜 

Have a great week!

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

An Inspiration Challenge ~ Styling a Vintage Valentine’s Cloche ~ This is a link party if you’d like to come aboard and add ONLY CLOCHE posts with VALENTINE’S DAY DECOR IN THE CLOCHE.
I’ve had to removed several posts which didn’t read the link up through. Thanks!!! 💜 

And here are this week’s featured posts…

How to style pink velvet pants multiple ways- Karins Kottage
Karin from Karin’s Cottage shared a blast-to-the-past with her post ~
How Do You Style Velvet Pants? Yep, I had a whole pantsuit outfit. 😉
Lynne of Thrifting Wonderland has us sighing over her entryway in Two Flower Vignettes. Love the sweet petals dripped along the table runner!
Dining Room Paint Refresh
Kathryn from The Dedicated House shared her Dining Room Paint Refresh.
Looks great! 💜 Been there AND still painting ours. 💜 
Sandy from Come to Dinner at Eight shares her beautiful table set ~ Greetings – The Birds of Winter. Love this pattern!!!
Debra of Common Ground shares this How to Make a Moss Covered Heart.
So pretty!!!
Lynn from Living Large in a Small House brings us her It’s Time to Start to Planning a Garden. Here is a sunflower from a previous garden year. Beautiful!!
DIY Valentines Mailbox-Painted Wood Mailbox with Letters-The Crowned Goat
CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared this fun DIY project ~
DIY Valentine’s Mailbox. Adorable!!!

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 Valentine’s month,

Barb 💜

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crafts, Holidays, Tablescapes

Share Your Style #376

Good evening, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #376. It’s officially February and all things Valentines is on repeat!! Since we have a third day off from school tomorrow, I may actually get a Valentine’s Day post out for 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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My mother-in-law made it safely home from a month in California. She has been for home for about 10 days now and we got together over the weekend. We even went to our favorite thrift shop on Saturday, but didn’t find anything. That same day, I made a crockpot full of turkey meatballs in organic tomato sauce paired with cheese raviolis, plenty of leftovers.. Turned into a wonderful dinner. Yum!!!

We did better at Lowe’s as we scored some wonderful plant starts. I’ll share a post on the the things I found soon, but for now… It is too cold to be out in the shed working on potting up plants! At least for me. 😉

Well, let’s check out this week’s features, shall we?

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

Our Laundry Room Paint Refresh ~ a new look for the new year!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland brings us her yearly Valentine’s Day table rendition ~
Start With Flowers Tablescape. Lovely!
white dinner plates
Karin at Karin’s Kottage shared a sweet post ~ Pink & Red Valentine’s Day Table for Kids. Perfect for sharing with her grands!
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared a beautiful post to inspire us ~ Easy Vintage Valentine’s Day Cloche Display. Love all the sewing goodies!!
Sandra from Dinner at Eight shared her lovely tablescape here in this post ~ Valentine’s Day — A Table Set for Tea. Gorgeous!!!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared her post ~ And January Goes On! ~ all about what’s been going on up in her neck of the woods in Michigan. Check out the poor deer and what happened to him… A wonderful ending! 💜
house hunting tips
Pam from An Artful Mom brings us this post for anyone looking to buy a home this year ~ Our House and Some House Hunting Tips. Great ideas!!!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures rounds out this week’s featured posts with this adorable “pocket pillow” in her post ~ Valentine Dining Room Decor, Pocket Pillow and Snow.
Love this decorating craft idea!!

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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