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Share Your Style #282

Happy Share Your Style Wednesday, y’all! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #281! 


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!
 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!

My sites:  French Ethereal  Instagram  Facebook  Pinterest  YouTube

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I will probably only send emails on Wednesdays with Share Your Style as SYS tends to me my weekly newsletter as it is. 🙂

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

This past week I went by my favorite local thriftshop and found this beauty… My French Sweethearts Thriftshop Find. I just love this piece!

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Warm and Cozy Texas-Sized Banana Bread Muffins + Recipe ~ Perfect cut in half with just a dollop of butter or cream cheese, these make a wonderful breakfast with yogurt!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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Friends, this is one for the tissues… With Veterans’ Day just this past week, I am proud to share this post from Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz ~ A Salute to a WWII POW Veteran.

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Also sharing Debbee’s Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table which is just beautiful!!!

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Coco of The Crowned Goat shared her One Room Challenge entry ~ Budget Friendly Shed Makeover Reveal.

Carol from Bluesky at Home shares two fun crafts to make for your Thanksgiving decorating ~ Two Easy Fall DIY Crafts for Your Home Decor.https://blueskyathome.com/2-easy-fall-diy-crafts-for-your-home-decor-2/

Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul shared her fall decorating ideas in this autumn-beautiful post ~ Savoring the Colors of Autumn.

Penny of Penny’s Treasures shared her sweet sunroom decorations for Christmas… Christmas [in the] Sun Room Love it!!!

A big Thank You to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to y’all 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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My French Sweethearts Thriftshop Find…

This past Friday I went out for the first time in a month to test the limits of what I can do before wearing out since coming down with the virus. While I was out, I decided to stop by my favorite North Texas thriftshop ~ Twice as Nice! I found two beautiful pieces on this trip so today I thought I’d share this gorgeous French couple sitting down for a little tête-a-tête…






I was soooo excited after walking through all the clothing racks and checking out the craft supply area to turn into the kitchen accessories and housewares area and find this diamond…

As a “senior” I didn’t even pay the $5.00 shown on the tag! Out the door, this gem of a porcelain figurine was $4.11… It is in nearly perfect condition. While waiting in checkout line, I inspected the man and the woman’s fingers and toes and they are all perfect. The noses are perfect and really, if there is anything wrong, it would be where this piece may have been glued down to a shelf or something underneath. You can just see on each leg along the feet some brown stuff.

I haven’t tried to scrub off any of it yet, haven’t even cleaned it!, I just came home giddy to photograph it to share with you…

I am super excited to find out what company made this piece and how old it may be! You can see the firing number here on the bottom but otherwise I didn’t find any other maker’s marks.

Here I’ve grouped this couple with the Taiwanese Federal style man and woman which were my husbands (of course still his, but also mine! 😉 ) before we married. I thought how fun it’d be to bring them all together as a family!

One vignette leads to another…

Here I pulled out the French soup plate found at a thriftshop several years ago now. I thought it gave a nice wallpaper effect. Then I added in a black spaniel I found while thrifting with my sister-in-law in England in 2005. I paid Ł1.00 for him. 🙂

The styles of dress are similar but I have noticed that the new porcelain couple are maybe bone china?? They have a hollow sound that the other couple does not have. I love them all and am completely happy to add them to my small collection of figurines!!!

Time for tea, anyone???

I love how delicate this Parisian couple looks! Their clothing has a lovely late 1700’s look to it. Soft peach and lavender with gold and floral highlights add to the beauty of this little $4.00 find…

What lovelies have you found lately??

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Friday at the Fire Station ~ A Fireman’s Wife

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Warm and Cozy Texas-Sized Banana Bread Muffins + Recipe

Happy weekend, friends! Fall is such a wonderful time for working outside in the garden as the weather is cooler and the sun has lost its heat making being outside just so much nicer. Fall is also wonderful for getting back in the kitchen and getting back to baking…

Today I am sharing one of my favorite things to bake in the fall and it is my mother’s Banana Bread recipe with a slight twist ~ turning them into Texas-sized muffins!

Basic Banana Bread Recipe

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs

2 cups flour (*I used 1/3 whole wheat but you can also use bran flour for more texture)

3/4 cups sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup nuts (*I used pecans this time)

chopped nuts to add to the muffin tops

Recipe:

Take bananas and mash them very well. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until light then add to bananas. In another bowl, mix: the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.

Add this to the banana mixture then add 1/2 cup of nut meats, chopped. Stir well and put in buttered 9″ x 5″ loaf pans (*or muffins tins like mine!). Bake 1 hour for loaf pans and 20 – 25 minutes for Texas-sized muffins. For regular muffin tins, bake for 15 – 20 minutes. This recipe is perfect doubled, tripled or quadrupled for gift giving! Also freezes well.

These muffins are perfect for eating on the go and will stay moist even when you just want to eat only half of a muffin. I do this pretty often and just leave the other half in the basket or in a large Ziplock style bag until later.

I hope you will try making some banana bread for your family this fall or winter! Adding walnuts or chocolate chips to the batter changes the recipe enough to become a dessert muffin or loaf.

Just and FYI: I spent yesterday working on pulling in and formatting many of your email addresses into a spreadsheet. I would like to add you to my new email; however, as per all the special international laws regarding spam, I need your permission. If you would like to be on my mailing list, please sign up in the sidebar (or in the pop-up from Mail Chimp, if it works!).

I won’t send out emails everyday ~ that’s just not me. If it is once a week, it will probably be for Share Your Style since SYS is like a recap for what I’ve done over the week anyway. Anyway, I could really use the support!

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Enjoy these yummy muffins,

Barb

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Share Your Style #281


Happy Share Your Style Wednesday, y’all!
 
Welcome to 
this week’s Share Your Style #281! 
This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share 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!
 
As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜



Happy Veterans’ Day, friends!!! From this USMC family to yours, Uuuurrrraghhhhh! Well… If you’ve noticed a strange look to my face here, the blog in general, well, I FINALLY migrated the blog to WordPress. I am excited to make the move and it’s a bit scary, too. WP has a lot to offer that my happy Blogger account didn’t.

Mainly, I have been looking into WP for two years because of its capability to incorporate email. I have gone into Inlinkz and downloaded a bunch of your emails to files to create a spreadsheet and will test an email soon. I apologize if you DON’T want to be emailed by me here at French Ethereal and you’ll be able to unsubscribe, of course!

On the COVID-19 issues, Charles tested positive on Saturday. My 2nd test last Monday was also positive, probably due to the pneumonia being left untreated (my thoughts). This week I am FINALLY feeling much better. I just get tired easily so I am putting in for more time off from school until I get fully recovered. I just pick up colds and other viruses too easily.

All right, friends! Let’s get this SYS going…

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!💜 

My sites:  French Ethereal  Instagram  Facebook  Pinterest  YouTube

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

Celebrating Thanksgiving into Christmas with Subtle Changes ~ $10 on the 10th
Giving Thanks for Fall Changes in the Cupboard

And here are this week’s featured posts…

A Very Thankful Table for Six ~ from Fabby over at Fabby’s Living. I love her table and of course the beautiful turkey tureen!!!

Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared her beautiful barn updated in this holiday post ~ Barn Makeover and Playing with My Christmas Mantel.
raditional Thanksgiving tablescape with candlelight for elegance
Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared her beautiful farmhouse home dining table set for Thanksgiving in this autumnal post ~ A Thanksgiving Tablescape Sneak Peak by Cozy Candlelight. Love her home!!!
Amber from The Hungry Mountaineer shares her fall style with us ~ Fall Fashion at Lundy Lake…ish. Love everyone’s fall fashions! Makes me want to shop… 😉
Rita of Panoply shared her gorgeous feathers and thistle tablescape in this Thanksgiving post ~ Thistle and Pheasant Run Thanksgiving Tablescape. Part of a fun blog hop from last week. ❤

I think I will stop here for this week and pray, friends, that this works! ❤

A big Thank You to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to y’all 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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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.

Hope this is going to work… Giving it a try! If anyone can leave me a comment as to HOW to add the WP shortcode or the long code (if this DOESN’T work!) and tell me how to fix this week’s SYS Inlinkz, that’d be great!!! Crossing my fingers…

If it DOESN’T WORK, I will figure it out and edit according to what I find, so… the party stays open until next Monday evening at 6:00p.m. CST, so just keep stopping back by to try and link up again. Happily, I was able to bring over some of your photos and add links… 🙂

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Celebrating Thanksgiving into Christmas with Subtle Changes ~ 10 on the 10th

With Thanksgiving only a couple of weeks away, today for $10 on the 10th I am sharing my vision for two tablescapes. First our dining room table set for Thanksgiving, then with just 10 quick tweaks it will be refashioned into a table setting fashioned for Christmas. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, a little snack, and come along this journey with me!…



  


Welcome to $10 on the 10th and a big thank you to Terrie of Decorate and More with Tip and Ann of Apple Street Cottage for gathering all of us together! This time of year is a time to give thanks for the blessings in our life. 




Sharing our dining room table set for Thanksgiving is a perfect way to move into the holiday season. Mr. Ethereal enjoys sitting down to a lovely dinner with me but usually we use this table for Saturday and Sunday lunches. This is our time to relax and catch up from our busy work weeks.




I wish our family could all be here with us this year for Thanksgiving but this crazy year with a worldwide pandemic, it’s nice that all of us are just healthy. I’d love to have little Milo enjoy his first Thanksgiving with Grammy and Grampa Chapman, but 2020 will have just us at the table. Milo is getting really interested in our weekly FaceTime phone calls, though!

Happy Grammy to seven-month-old Milo! Look at those cheeks… 💞



Hopefully we can take a quick trip down to our daughter’s place to have Christmas dinner with her either before or after Christmas. We have driven down the past few years and she drove up last year for just a couple of days. If she has time, she may drive up, so these tables are inspired by having our family over in the future. 🦃

Last year’s Thanksgiving table was inspired by these beautiful flowers and was part of last year’s fall Pinterest Challenge.


10 on the 10th ideas

For today’s $10 on the 10th I thought about sharing how you can set your table for one holiday using items around your home (which costs nothing), in this case Thanksgiving, then remove and add in just a few things and have a whole new look for Christmas…

A Thanksgiving Table Setting

1. For this table I brought out four fall chargers I found a couple of years ago at an after Thanksgiving sale. They were originally priced at $12 (I just cut off the tage) but I know I only paid half-price – $6.00. 

Two are decorated with this sweet saying, and the other two are just decorated with pumpkins. They are also plain raffia on the reverse side which I really love for getting more out of them!



2. Villeroy and Boch’s Botanica china is the first set of tableware we ever owned as a married couple. As an exchange student to Germany my host family used this set as their day-to-day china. I fell in love with it! My host mother took me around to a shop in a 500 year old village somewhere along the Rhein River and I brought home a sweet salt and pepper shaker set and eight egg cups. That’s all I could afford then. 

In my original post, I think I thought I brought home candlesticks, but I think those came from my mother. She bought us pieces for several years and would send them for my birthday or Christmas, a really lovely gift!

This china pattern is perfect for fall with all of its different florals on each piece! I highly recommend looking for it at estate sales, thrift stores and more. Do bring your old china out and use it this year for the holidays…

3. Set a beautiful centerpiece… These orange and mustard yellow mums came from a small bush I have in the backyard. Surround your Thanksgiving centerpiece with a bevy of faux and real pumpkins on an open neutral napkin. 

Which brings us to our Christmas centerpiece changes… 


4. Swap out the fall napkin underneath your centerpiece display for a Christmas plaid one and change the display completely! This Christmas vignette features two angels and a perfect snow-white Christmas tree.


Note the salt and pepper shakers… The rest of the Villeroy and Boch set came from a trip to Ethan Allen and were only $250 for 47 pieces. The teapot and a couple of other pieces were broken in the shipment from Germany to the store, so that was my huge score in the fall of 1988! 

5. The wood cut used as a riser underneath the Thanksgiving mums now acts as a hidden riser underneath the white ceramic Christmas cookie jar. The wood circle raises it just a bit to create a centerpiece trio with the tall angels.


6. Swap out the fall placemats for beautiful red and green tartan. Plaid is always a classy look for the holidays ~ from Christmas through the New Year. These were ones my mother picked up sometime while I was in high school. I am soooo grateful that she gave them to me a few years before she passed away…

7. Add gold chargers to take a festive fall Thanksgiving table to a more formal Christmasy look. The addition of gold chargers elevates the look and the Scottish tartan plaid placemats add a lot of warmth to any table setting. This style of charger can still be found in multiple colorways and they cost about $9.00 for a set of four.

8. Use real silver tableware on your table and this luncheon set of is part of 1847 Rogers Brothers Remembrance pieces I found at The Rose Bowl and also at the Longbeach Flea Markets in California back when I first started hosting friends to tea. I completed my 12-piece set with more pieces found closer to home in Temecula. Remembrance is a beautiful silver pattern and the dinner knives and forks are larger… in case you are looking for silverware for yourself… 🍽


Mercury glass candleholders came from Pottery Barn sales.



9. Add in sweetly scented Christmas candles and ethereal mercury glass candleholders to transform your table into something magical… 

10. Sit back and enjoy your home friends and family this holiday season! 

Thank you for visiting me here at French Ethereal today… Please take a few moments to visit all of the ladies on today’s $10 on the 10th Thanksgiving-Christmas tour. Enjoy the tour!!!






Blessings to you,

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Giving Thanks for Fall Changes in the Cupboard

 

I am grateful  for time at home and renewing health to do a little fall decorating around the house and in our farmhouse cupboard. Thanksgiving is just around the corner so decorating for Turkey Day and fall is a perfect segue into the holiday season…

I began with taking down all the teacups and teapots that were in the cupboard since summertime and giving each shelf a good cleaning.  Then the fun began with adding in favorite vintage cards, a small Longaberger basket and a little wooden chickadee bird found in Connecticut twenty-some-odd years ago while out Christmas shopping with my brother and sister-in-law.


The turkey platter was added to the scene next along with the two pheasant plates. The little German girl my mother found years ago in an antique’s shop added her sweet Octoberfest look along with a small half-timber house found in England. The two Stafforshire dogs also found in England add a bit of whimsy as does the hand-thrown maiden my daughter made in high school ceramics (behind the little glass door).



The wheat spray which was displayed on the new potting bench came in from outdoors. 


I love the wheat inside this old tea tin!


And here’s how it all looks together! I love this year’s fall display…


Technically this sweet postcard with a little girl and her chicken family is an Easter card, but I love chickens for fall and they kind of go along with our little turkeys. No fowl play here! 🦃 🐥


A small bee buzzed around our backyard today and I love this sweet reminder of his antics. The acorns are from our yard.

And that is our fall cupboard! The teapot on the bottom cupboard shelf says it all: 

This is the day the Lord has made, Rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24 

I am grateful for recovering from this Corona virus, twice. I am grateful for each beautiful fall day that I am alive to be able to enjoy it and to be here for Yoda and my husband, even if none of us feels all that well yet.  Yoda went to the vet this week and received four shots. He is limping around and a bit grumpy… It is hard to be an older dog and go through all that. Charles is getting over his bout with the virus pretty well. He is just more tired than usual. The antibiotic is beginning to kick in for me with the pneumonia beginning to break up and the infection inside my sinuses is beginning to drain and clear, too.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for taking care of us. 💝 



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Hope y’all are doing well this beautiful season…
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Share Your Style #280

 

Happy Share Your Style Wednesday, y’all! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #280This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share 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! 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! 💜 Thank you for all your well-wishes, dear friends… I am feeling much better. I finally was able to get into a primary care office yesterday and I began antibiotics today to clear out the rest of the pneumonia. 

I am scheduled to go back to work next Thursday. Discussions have been texting back and forth on really cracking down on our students to wear their masks 100% of the time… Pray, would you?, that I don’t get the virus again and that our school can get through this and get healthy. Thank you! 💜



Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…


A Few Fall Pillow Finds ~ My small pillow fettish… 😄 Best part? Most of these are reversible and I love the checks on the backsides for seasonal decorating!!!

And here are this week’s featured posts…




Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shares a lovely post about visiting a sweet farm restaurant ~ An Autumn Celebration Continues. You’ll have to head over and congratulate Jeanie on the reason why!!! Love this post with its maiden statue, another Grinam Niam!


Debra over at Common Ground shares her cupboards in this fun Halloween and Thanksgiving decor post ~ October Whimsy in the Holiday Cupboard. Love all the gorgeous dishware!



Thelma of Thel’s Kitchen shares her recipe for Red Cabbage Slaw and her homegrown cabbages and more in this yummy post!

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CoCo at The Crowned Goat shared a past Thanksgiving table which I love for its simple beauty… And that monster turkey tureen! ~ Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas.


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Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz  shares this wonderful Craft – Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia and Pumpkin Rolls. Can you believe how beautiful this edible display is?! Wonderful…



Penny of Penny’s Treasures shared this early Christmas post ~ Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer ~ for making a Christmas planner. Love the sweet decoupaged vintage pics!



Honorable Mention

Rachelle of My Hubbard Home shared a yummy recipe for The Very Best Ginger Cookies for Fall Treats. Wish I could share a photo but some new programs won’t let me bring over any photographs. Happy to share the link, though, and these cookies look super delicious!


A big Thank You to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to y’all 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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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.







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A Few Fall Pillow Finds…

 

Fall finds: It’s not like I need much these days but once in a while… Friends, I have to admit something. I have a pillow fetish these days! I found two cute pillow this fall, and I thought you’d like to see them…


First, though, I found these two navy and white chair cushions (on the bench) to use on our outdoor furniture at our local Lowe’s end-of-summer sale. They are covered in all-weather Sunbrella fabric and should last a few summers. The graphic print is fun! I wish they had had had a couple more but maybe I’ll find more like them next year.


This cutie patootie pumpkin pillow in our living room, I found when I went wandering into HomeGoods one day in late September. I was looking for plant pots but came out with two fall harvest pillows instead!

I found this other pumpkin pillow last year at HomeGoods and the “Bonne Nuit” (Good night) pillow several years before back in California. I think the new fall pillows are a nice match with last year’s pumpkin pillow. What do you think? 

The blue satin pillow behind on the right, my daughter had in her bedroom for years, but she gave it to me when we moved. It came from JC Penney years ago. It is embroidered and really soft. She may want it back yet again for her first home. 💖

The bee skep pillow I found in the summer of 2019 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center. It’s a soft comfortable pillow and perfect for reading on the settee on a sunny afternoon. The creamy pillow covers came from a going-out-of-business sale. The pillow with the tassels came from Magnolia Market a couple of years ago.




So that’s it for what I’ve found this fall other than the new planter urns outside, shared in this post. It is nice already having many wonderful things to choose from when decorating for each season!





What have you found lately?

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Share Your Style #279

 

Happy SYS Wednesday, y’all! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #279This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share 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! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜


This week is a bit of a catch-up for the past two Share Your Style’s since I’ve been soooo blasted sick with COVID-19 again. It’s 10 days of fevers and aches. It’s no joke and I absolutely hope You Never Get Sick With It! 

I’ll be home from work for another two weeks and the doctors want me to check in with a pulmonologist after I get better. They are worried about “fibrosis?” in my lungs (permanent scarring). I need another lung x-ray in six months. 

Any of you doctor or nurses out there, can you tell me anything else? I know I get really tired now. I also know this is only Day 12 since I came down with the initial fever. I am grateful for longer time off to heal… This time, the viral pneumonia came on quicker than last January/February. It seems to be abating. Anyway, friends, thank you for all of your kinds thoughts, prayers and encouragement. I know many of you live with your own physical ailments ~ thank you for sharing with me. 💖 I’ll be here for 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! 💜



Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…

Planting New Urns for Fall

And here are this week’s featured posts…




Debra at Common Ground shared her coffee table and more in this post ~ Fall Vignettes in the Garden Room. Love the vintage look!

Alle
ll natural falls simmer pot recipe
Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared this wonderful recipe for healthful aromatics ~ Fresh and Fragrant Fall Simmer Pot Recipe. 

Carrot Apple Muffin Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com
Trick and Treat shared this wonderful recipe for Carrot Apple Muffins. Serious yum!!!

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Easy DIY Halloween Decorations is this fun and not-too-scary post by CoCo of The Crowned Goat. Cute gets me every time! 🎃

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Liz of Howling at the Moon whipped up this cute kitty just in time for a little Halloween fun! Here’s her adorable post ~ Cat in Pumpkin.

Jersey Girl, Texan Heart and Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge shares her sweet costume in this fashion style post ~ Halloween Costumes Again ~ as part of a her weekly style link-up. Stop on by and check out Shelbee’s blog!

Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shares her fall garden update in this gorgeous autumn post ~ Fall Garden Update and Fall Foliage 2020.

A big Thank You to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to y’all 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 have been featured here at Share Your Style… 
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Let’s party, friends! 

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Planting New Urns for Fall

 

Falling in love… I have been on the hunt for a while for a couple of beautiful urns to brighten up our front yard. I like the idea of planting them for each season and this is the perfect time of year for showing off autumn’s beautiful offerings…



I was thrilled to find two identical cement urns near me at a beautiful nursery Schmitz Garden Center in Flower Mound, Texas, over the October 12th-Columbus Day long weekend. I got these for a good price, I think. 

Rarely do I ask at nursery centers, but this day I did:  I asked if they could do a little better on the price if I took both, and I was given an extra 15% off.

The nurseryman loaded them up for me and on home we went!

On Monday, I wheeled our heavy garden cart around front and went to work trying to wrestle an urn out of the middle of our SUV. You see, the back hatch latch is broken (again…) so we can’t open the tailgate. It’s a cheap plastic part and Mr. Ethereal has to have a day to pull off the inside parts and replace the thing. It broke the weekend before…

So what do you think of the urns?? They are about 14″ tall by 24″ across and about 6″ deep. At first I was thinking maybe they were too shallow, but after planting them and realizing you can just pile up more dirt in the center, now I am really excited about them!


I really like how they look after planting them with just a few pansies, one big deep pink mum, and a little hanging vine in each urn. They add a nice formality to our small front porch area.


This photograph is really overexposed but it shows our fall porch well… Happy and balanced!


Totally in love… Now to convince Mr. Ethereal we need to expand out the left-hand garden bed to make both sides match better. 😉


A nice way to say hello to our second fall in our still 
new-to-us home… 🍂🍁




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Fall Decorating Ideas, Fall Crafts and Fall Recipes





Hope your fall has been just as 
beautiful, friends,