Home Decor, Recipes, Tablescapes

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… 💜

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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…

Ireland-vacation-Kilkenny-River-Nore
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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Share Your Style #348

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #347! Happy Wednesday to y’all, dear friends!!

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, dear friends!

I have had the. best. week prepping for our summer trip to France!! This past weekend, with help from a wonderful email and a bunch of posts from Jeanie of The Marmelade Gypsy blog, I made reservations for a hotel in Paris and an AirBnB in Grenoble. I so appreciate all of your suggestions on what you enjoyed visiting over in France!

Amy and I will have basically a week there; always wish it could be longer but maybe next time. 😉 Well, other than getting those reservations done, I also got our train tickets purchased (to get to Grenoble for my niece’s wedding/Amy’s first cousin) and we are thinking about what all we’d like to do while there.

So, no other posts since last time! But do check out my previous posts. The garden is coming along and I bought another smaller shed this week. The guys at Costco were great and so helpful getting all the pieces out of two HUGE 9′ long boxes, through my SUV’s back window (the back liftgate no longer opens… the life of a 17 1/2 year old car!). I just pulled the last pieces out this afternoon. I drove over to pick up our drills and a bucket of tools from my mother-in-law’s place so I can work on putting parts into each shed panel tomorrow.

With that, let’s get to your featured posts… 😀

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Swedish Pancakes - Pannkakor / www.delightfulrepast.com
Jean from Delightful Repast is our first friend up with her yummy post ~
Swedish Pancakes (Pannkakor) ~ soooo good!!!
Strawberry and Fresh Herb Salad with Blueberries and Feta
Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns shared her recipe for this wonderful summer salad ~ Strawberry and Fresh Herb Salad with Blueberries and Feta. Soooo delicious!!!
smoker-chef
It’s all about BBQ over at Debbee’s from Debbee’s Buzz ~ check out the feast created by her son and what all’s been going on in Debbee’s home! YUM!!!
Using Smoker Grill Enhances BBQ Meals.
Van-Gogh-immersive-experience-starry-night
Debbee also shared her trip to The Van Gogh Immersive Experience. I can also recommend this, too! Was really fun! (Another trip with our Amy!)
Platinum Jubilee Street Or Garden Party Tips
Claire Justine shared a fun post celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne of the United Kingdom ~ Platinum Jubilee Street or Garden Party Ideas. I know England has had celebration after celebration over the weekend!
Homemade Jam Recipes To Try Out This Weekend
Claire also posted up this yummy entry ~ Homemade Jam Recipes to Try Out.

Well, that’s it for this week, friends! It was a quiet week with the beginning of summer (nothing new) plus my mishap of not being home to get SYS out to you last Wednesday. So, hopefully we will have a lot of fun entries to share with y’all next week…

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,

Barb 🙂

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Home Decor, Recipes

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…

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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. 💜

Thank you so much for stopping by today,

Barb 🙂

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Home Decor, Recipes, Travel

Share Your Style #339

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #339! Happy Wednesday to y’all, dear friends!!

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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Well, having a week off has helped me recover (mostly) from the nasty head cold, plus still do a little gardening and then ending with two days out at a state-wide assembly for the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and Rebekahs in East Texas. A thoroughly enjoyable ten days off from school!

We managed to get the fence moved during this time, also. Well… Mr. Ethereal did most of it but I did help move panels to their new spots and bashed out a ton of nails and drilled out some old screws. What a job! I am soooo pleased with the extra square footage to the yard and I hope to work on getting a number of plants in the ground in their intended spots this coming weekend. A post to come about all the moving soon…

Well, friends, we have a jam-packed showcase of really cool featured posts this week:

14 cool posts to share. Whew! Let’s get touring…

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

Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day! ~ sharing this sweet miss and a few other goodies.
A Bunny-full Centerpiece for Spring ~ this month’s fun Pinterest Challenge was to recreate in our own way a sweet centerpiece.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Just adorable! A big welcome to FE newcomer Judy from Life in Kentucky (jbiggslittlepieces.blogspot.com) with her lucky post ~
Mr. and Mrs. Lucky Leprechaun and a Tablescape. Welcome!!!
It must be centerpiece week because Emily of Hunny I’m Home shared her sweet Simple Rustic Farmhouse Spring Centerpiece and how to replicate it for your own home. Love it!!! The cotton wands are fun! Emily also has a fun post to make-your-own Rae Dunn Easter Eggs!!!
Glamping spots In The Tennessee Mountains
Getting outdoors for adventures are definitely on everyone’s lists this year after being stuck inside for Covid these past two years, so I’ve for sure included Amanda’s post from VeraVise Outdoor Living ~
Glamping in the Tennessee Mountains.
Hot Cross Buns
Alea from Premeditated Leftovers (love the name!!!) brings us this vintage recipe for Hot Cross Buns. Perfect for Easter dinner!!!
Wearing hats for sun protection is important when hiking with kids.
Dave and Jamie from Photo Jeepers are back with this adventure-seeking post ~ Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike. I can tell you from experience, it’s lots of fun to go hike with your kids.
Bring a lunch, snacks and juices!!!
decoupaging Easter eggs
I am in love with these! MaryJo from Master “Pieces” of My Life created this wonderful post on How to Découpage Easter Eggs. Just lovely and I know you’ll want to make some of your own…
Sandra from Come to Dinner at Eight shared her big surprise ~
An Elegant Home Office Reveal. Love how her “new” room turned out!
Love love love this St. Patrick’s Day in the Holiday Cupboard by Debra from Common Ground!!! Such a pretty combination of colors for spring…
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR A GOOD DAY #inspire #inspiration #quote #GoodDay #good #today
And another new friend to welcome ~ Grammy Dee from Grammy’s Grid brings us this sweet message ~ Today is a Good Day for a Good Day ~ Love the sunflowers and as a quiet show of respect and love for those friends in Ukraine…
Raspberry And Rose Meringue Roulade
Claire Justine shared her recipe for this scrumptious cake ~ Raspberry and Rose Meringue Roulade. (Okay… not a cake but certainly looks like one!) Serious yum!!!
Spring Home Tour Lovely Lavender
Laura from Decor to Adore is back with her lovely table set for spring AND a big reveal of what she and her hubby have worked on all winter ~ Spring Home Tour Lovely Lavender. Such a cute duck!!! You’re going to LOVE how her home looks now!!!
black mantel with blue and white hydrangeas and table setting
Cindy from County Road 407 (and the originator of the Pinterest Challenge I join each month) brings us a Fun Tour of Three Coordinating Springtime Mantels. You’ll just have to hop on over to see more!
And from lavender to blue: Penny of Penny’s Treasures shared her spring updates in this post ~ Kitchen Corner Coffee Station and Putting That “Wonderful” Lazy Susan to Work. I WANT that bunny plate!!! Adorable!
And last up for this week, also from Penny of Penny’s Treasures ~ Simple Green and White Easter Decor. Love the creamware…

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,

Barb 🙂

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