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Share Your Style #366

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #366, friends! 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… 💜

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, everyone! Sorry this is getting up later than usual; I sat down, ate dinner, then fell asleep right in the middle of writing. Does this ever happen to you? Work is fun with the students at school, but, man, I do get tired. 😉

Well, let’s check out his week’s features, shall we? I hope you had a lovely Halloween/All Souls Day weekend!!

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

Happy All Souls Day + Reeses Spider Recipe ~ just a fun little post for you!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

cranberry, orange, basil garland hanging on window
Cindy from County Road 407 shares How to Make an Easy Yet Impressive Autumn Garland with Cranberries. Soooo pretty and I can imagine its wonderful scent!!!
haunted-Halloween-owl-chandelier
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shares this cutie hoot-hooting about in this post ~ Spooky Spellbound Halloween Centerpiece & Table. Fun ideas to save for next year’s Halloween!
Debra from Common Ground brings out a taste of transition towards Thanksgiving in this pumpkin perfect display ~ French Cottage Kitchen Niche for Fall. Love it!!! I love the white with the orange…
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shares about her final trip for the season to the lake house and a trip to a local farmer’s market… Postcards from the Lake: A Fond Farewell and a Recipe. Come check out Jeanie’s baked squash recipe, yum!!!
And the first Christmas post of the season… from Penny of Penny’s Treasures! Penny shares a look at Creating Christmas in the Studio. This tree is soooo pretty (which is why I shared it so early!). Beautiful!!!
Oh my goodness, how cute?!!! Cheryl over at Sew Can Do brings us her two cuties in her post ~ Little Shepherd and Sheep Costumes, which includes patterns laid out on a cutting mat so you can create your own. Just perfect!!! Baby Jesus will love having these two boys attend his birth… <3
Halloween outfit, Corpse Bride meets Beetlejuice, little white dress, striped duster, Shelbee on the Edge
I am totally cracking up!!! Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge brings out her zaniness in this fun dress-up post ~ We Heart Halloween (Tim Burton Style!) & Your Own Twist Link Up #49 (*a newer blog link party, in case you don’t know about it yet!). I love Shelbee’s fun style!!!

“Beetle, beetle something… Beetle breakfast? Beetle orange? Beetlejuice!!!”

outdoor fall tablescapes
Wendy from WM Design House brings us 10 Fall Tablescapes that are Easy and Beautiful. I would agree!! Gorgeous ways to decorate for all our fall soirées!
This image of a jack-o-lantern topped with a crow is the invitation to visit Halloween in the Baker's Rack. www.redshuttercottage.com
Newcomer Kristine from Red Shutter Cottage welcomes us to her home in this sweet and slightly spooky post ~ Halloween in the Baker’s Rack. Too cute!!! Welcome, Kristine to the French Ethereal family! <3
DeeDee over at Clover House shared her sweet chickens in this fun fall post ~ Farmhouse Thanksgiving Decor Ideas. Great ideas all!!!
Sandra from Dinner at Eight decks out her whole dining room table to share these fun ideas for Halloween in her post ~ A Tour of All-Hallows Village. It’s a spooking good time there! Love the dogs!!!

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.

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 beginning of November, everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Yoda isn’t well…

Hey everyone, I’m going to postpone Share Your Style until tomorrow. I came home to a third day of poop all over our kitchen.

Yoda just isn’t feeling well and perhaps it’s his time… Not sure but he still wants to eat and drink water. Maybe it’s the inability to process protein. His vet had been looking at that last month at his check up (proteins were elevated).

Anyway, I’ll be cleaning for a while yet. Thank you for understanding,

Hugs,

Barb 😏

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Share Your Style #359

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #359, friends! It’s going to be a quick one as I am helping run a statewide event for IOOF this weekend, so just a few features for this evening. 🙂

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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One of the salons at Versailles… can you believe how ornate it is??

Nothing from me this week; however, here is a peek at the upcoming Versailles post I am working on… Hope this small teaser piques your interest! Happy linking, y’all!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Starting this week off is Penny of Penny’s Treasures who adds a bit of color in her post ~ Brass Adds Warmth to My All-White Kitchen for Fall. Love it!!!
Steph from Steph Creates shared this adorable bench that you can recreate for your home! Mini Wood Fall Bench ~ perfect for putting pumpkins and all our seasonal decor around!
fall-alfresco-peacock-table-setting
Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shared this lovely autumnal table decor in her post ~
Alfresco Brunch Peacock Table and Napkin Fold. Gorgeous!!!
Meagan over at Decorative Inspirations brings us a cute new pumpkin to craft ~
How to Make [an] Adorable White Dollar Store Pumpkin. Fun new idea!!!
Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Décor: Hydrangea Wreath-The Crowned Goat
CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared this beautiful post ~ Fall Wreaths & Autumn Inspired Door Decor. Love them all!
Baked Beignets Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com
And lastly for this week, Trick & Treat shared this tasty recipe for Baked Beignets. Yum!!!

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.

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 Wednesday and I look forward to seeing all your ideas!

Barb 🙂

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From Summer to Fall Hanging Basket

Happy Labor Day, y’all! Wasn’t it so nice to have an extra day off this weekend? Mr. Ethereal and I worked on several projects and did a little holiday sales shopping, too. Saturday morning, though, I worked on a little changeover in the shed with refreshing our hanging door basket…

I started with cleaning out this little wicker basket I’ve had since I was 16 years old. I got two of them from Cost-Plus (now World Market) when I was a new driver and was newly working. My daughter has the second one down at her apartment in Austin. They are great for holding hair things, brushes, anything!

I had put together a spring or summer bouquet about a year ago and decided it was time to clear it out. All the greenery got a nice rinse and dry, most was packed away into its tubs. But, then I thought about the hanging basket I’d made earlier this summer for the shed…

It still looked good but it is getting to be time for something for fall, so I pulled all of its florals out and gave them a good washing. I saved the little moss balls to reuse for this fall basket and tossed the now-really-falling-apart floral foam.

Got a spider bite in the process, too. 🙁 (The swelling went down by nightfall, so all is good!)

I reused the piece of scrunched-up chicken wire that I had placed last year into the little wicker basket (along with a piece of granite to keep that basket from falling over).

For this hanging basket, I loosened this chicken wire some to fit this basket better.

Then I tucked the chicken wire inside the wire basket and began adding the lime green moss balls back in between the two wire pieces. These little moss balls work great for hiding faux greenery wires behind it and add a nice pop of color to the overall basket!

Making an impromptu bouquet…

I chose some cream toned peony stems, even though technically they aren’t a fall flower. I like them for fall mainly because of their lovely, creamy color. Next, I added in some loose faux leaves for filler, then looked through the two tubs of florals for small sunflowers bunches and the one large sunflower I still have.

After having some of these stems for several years, the fuzz comes off of the sunflowers and new ones are needed from the dollar store or one of the craft stores.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but I’ve been on a self-imposed No Spending on Craft Things or Thrift Shopping this year. The only time I broke that resolution was when I went browsing and found the little Colonial Patriotic Statuettes earlier this summer when my MIL was getting her Texas driver’s license.

The morning sunlight was beautiful for taking these early fall photographs, but I wanted to clean up the dead things in the pots outside of the shed before taking final photographs for you. 😉

A Labor Day evening photograph for you!

This weekend was perfect for cleaning out planters and pots and we had a 68 degree low this morning… WHAT change from the last two months of 100 degrees or more! This past week and weekend were wonderful weather for working in the garden and I took full advantage of playing with planting some of my potted roses, plus some of the new plants I will share soon.

And that’s all there is to creating a pretty fall hanging basket using florals already on hand!

I am pleased with how this turned out and I’ll swap out the peonies later in the season with faux orange leaves, berries and add a fall ribbon to take us to Thanksgiving.

Happy creating, friends!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #357

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #357! 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… 💜

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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Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style, friends!! I’m sorry about last week. I started to get SYS ready and because I was in the middle of visiting for Pinterest Challenge, time got away and I never finished. It had been a busy, busy day with classes coming into the library, too, so you know how tiredness just sets in during the evening… Well, SYS went by the wayside! Again, I apologize for missing last week.

SYS is back this week, yeah! 😀

I am trying a new tactic and getting the post mostly ready in the early mornings before school or on the weekends (which I had previously been doing). Sometimes, you know how it is, you get stuck doing a bunch of things on the weekend which interfere, but this week it is just me here! Mr. Ethereal is out in California helping a warehouse get organized so I have evenings to myself…

So, let’s get this party started…

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

Let’s Decorate Pretty Fall Baskets with Pumpkins and Roses ~ this month’s Pinterest Challenge features baskets decorated for fall. Hope you will stop by and check out my post and the others’ touring this month!!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Jean over at Delightful Repast shared how she’s kept off weight and how we can, too ~ Intermittent Fasting: Four and a Half Years Later. Great job, Jean!! I need to do this more. 🙂

Sally over at Within a World of My Own brings us this unique and fun story-post I thought you’d really enjoy from a group of friends ~ Where Bloggers Live: Last Child in the Woods (Her story) and their topic this month is: Childhood. Very sweet memories! Do check this one out… 🙂
Stephanie from Steph Creates brings us this fun and easy fall craft to get us in the mood for fall ~ Upcycled Glass Jar Autumn Decoration. Love it!!!
I am pretty sure DeeDee from Clover House told me she had a really cool door post to piggyback off the door I shared a few weeks ago. Totally love it!!!
Check out: How to Use a Vintage Door for a Head Board.
Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip is back with this festive fall craft idea ~
so pretty!!! ~ Fall Garland with Dollar Tree Items. Love the macramé tablerunner… Perfection!!!
Newcomer Meagan from Decorative Inspirations has an upcycled project to create ~
A Great Thrifted Hanging Basket with Added Tassel Trim. Perfect for fall and can’t you see it with little elves in red suits leaning out at Christmas??! Welcome, Meagan!!!
Lori from Dining Delight brings us the most beautiful summery-into-fall tablescape… sigh… Such a beautiful treat!
Pretty Peach Alfresco Tablescape
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harvest tablescape with swagged Edison lights draped from vintage porch posts on either side of the table
Lynn of Living Large in a Small House shares her gorgeous backyard and this lovely table setting in her post ~ How to Dine Alfresco with Fall Decor. Love the vintage posts as light holders!!!
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Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz is out and about visiting this spectacular garden…Philadelphia Row House Rooftop Garden. What a bounty!!!

Honorable Mention

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Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shares this scary story about losing hair due to this dangerous hair product! Check it out so you don’t get scammed… Function of Beauty Hair Loss. Glad you are on the mend, Jennifer! <3

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.

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 almost September (and fall!!!),

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #354

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #354! 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… 💜

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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Friends, I am sorry about last week! I got home late last Wednesday afternoon from flying in from Paris, and because of the time zone changes, I just had no energy to get Share Your Style up. But, I am back and feel mostly back to normal so this week is a go. 🙂

Paris was a lot of fun! Everywhere you look within the city, it’s like watching a movie!! I started back to school today and I think it is going to be a great year, of which I am grateful. <3

A young lady who has a presence on YouTube shared this film crew’s actors in period costume (1930’s/1940’s). I am guessing it is the same group since they were in front of the the same building!

Amy and I did actually see a film company’s lighting crew walking around with equipment and vans parked here, across the street (Rue du Rivoli, I think) from the mayor’s office building.

If you were part of your local city council, wouldn’t you want to work here?!

I’ll try and find that photo and add it here to this post for you… (That’s it, above).

Now, let’s get to this week’s features!

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

Bonjour de Paris! ~ a first look around the city on the first day we were there.
So beautiful!
A Quick and Easy Summer Peach Cobbler in Tupperware’s Vintage Stack Cooker ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge was to create a recipe using summer’s best fruit!
Let’s Visit the Musée du Louvre! (Épisode Un) ~ a first look around the museum and seeing some incredible architecture and gorgeous Roman antiquities.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week is from Debra from Common Ground, a lovely post featuring seashells from her collection ~ Seashell Decor and More. Love them!!!
Newcomer Wendy from The Inspired Eater shares this lovely tablescape and tips for losing weight for all of us over-50 ~ How an Innocent Bag of M&M’s Will Likely Save Your Marriage and My Go-To Summer Dinner. Perfect for this yoyo girl!! Welcome to you, Wendy!! 🙂
I have to share Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy’s post (since it is all about Paris!!!) ~ Paris in July: My Favorite Guidebooks! Yep… Got a few books while we were there. ;),
Salisbury Steak - Classic Comfort Food / www.delightfulrepast.com
Jean from Delightful Repast shared this mouthwatering recipe for
Salisbury Steak… OMGosh! I’m making it for Mr. Ethereal this weekend!!!
Heaven on a plate!
sustainable summer dresses
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shared her super comfy collection of
Sustainable Summer Dresses ~ very cool and perfect since this year is wickedly hot…
meditation mala, crochet mini dress, kimono style, summer outfit, gladiator sandals, straw hat, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelby from Shelby on the Edge brings us this fun post with a jewelry slant ~ How to Wear Meditation Beads and #SpreadTheKindness Link-up party #284. Really pretty!!!
DeeDee from (Our) Clover House shared easy tips for The Easiest Way to Hang a Shelf. Good stuff! And isn’t this dining room just the cutest?!!
Our second newcomer Steph from Steph Creates (Things DIY Home & Crafts) shared this beautiful
DIY Wood Crate Floral Design! Love how she styled it with roses… Yes! Welcome, Steph!!! 🙂
From K’Mich and her Wedding Soiree by K’Mich blog, this very cool DIY post totally Repurpose Sewing Machines. Wait until you see all the cool things she found!
What’s In Your Curio? Part 2 is this week’s feature from Debbie at Debbie-Dabble Blog. Gorgeous pieces!!!
Last up for this week is this post ~ How Our Yard is Holding up under the Summer Heat ~ from Penny from Penny’s Treasures. Gorgeous pink phlox!!!

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.

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 Wednesday, everyone,

Barb 🙂

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Let’s Visit the Musée du Louvre! (Épisode Un)

Thinking what it was going to be like to go to The Louvre in Paris, I never in my wildest imagination thought how magnificent everything would be…

Hang on to your hats, grab something cool to drink and let’s take a tour! I promise not to share all 300+ photos today but just some highlights. I’ll share more later but just the outside of the museum is enough for just one post!

The inner courtyard of the Musée du Louvre

The Louvre palace was begun by King Francis I in 1546 on the site of a 12th-century fortress built by King Philip II. Francis was a great art collector, and the Louvre was to serve as his royal residence. “

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Grand Extraordinaire

The sheer immensity of the buildings which make up the Louvre just doesn’t show in anyone’s photographs! You really need to experience it…

One of the reasons I am sooooo glad I was able to finally visit Paris and to see it with my daughter Amy. This was her big bucket list item to see while we were there in France and it just kept on giving…

My desire was to see the Tulleries out back, and I had walked a bit through them the night we tried to go up into the Eiffel Tower (didn’t happen, long story!).

Looking left
Looking forward as we walked more forward

We tried to get tickets but they were sold out. I had paid for as much of our trip in cash as I could before we left, setting up our hotels/AirBnB’s. I just had no more money to set up our two big sightseeing trips to Versailles and the Louvre, so we just walked over and “took a chance” on getting in…

Incredible statues of famous people from Roman, Greek, and French cultures surround the courtyard.

Correct me if I am wrong, but most of these statues are to show the citizens of the time who these famous figures were. We decided not to pay for the headphones and went on our own guided tour just taking our time and browsing through the rooms we really wanted to see.

Amy had read on the Louvre website that upwards of 30,000 visitors come through the entrance here underneath the pyramid to tour each day.

Covid be damned! We were going!! Some people wore masks but it was a good 90+ degrees and we just decided to forego masks; too hot. We never wore masks after the airplane ride. Very few people coughed. Paris was having an increase in Covid cases but those were locals, from what we learned from a waitress at one of the cafés we ate at.

While visiting the Louvre, we met a lot of nice people and enjoyed visiting with staff members who sit in each room. They are there for you to ask questions and by doing this, we kept them from total boredom. 🙂 Okay, and they make sure you don’t sneak off with “some souvenir,” too!

An iconic view… Reminds me of a shot from one of Tom Hanks’ movies ~ The Da Vinci Code. Fun movie if you haven’t seen it!

We only waited about an hour as the security staff who checked bags and let tour groups inside were gracious enough to NOT just let in tour groups. They would go back and forth letting people queue up to enter.

It took about an hour, which we thought wasn’t bad. Better than Disneyland!

I was blown away by the incredible detail on the outsides of each building… This roof was de rigueur in its time ~ a masterpiece made of lead. We noticed that several chimneys had to be supported with cables to prevent them falling off. Wise decision!

Let’s go inside!

Our first stop was the restrooms (of course) followed by a trip to the counters for a map. Amy guided us through each floor and we began with the Greek and Roman section.

This was some kind of list of grain sales, I believe. Amy read out the description.

We took our time but moved quickly since we wanted to see most of the museum. My goal was to see Napoleon’s quarters, and Amy wanted to study all the Roman antiquities.

Really cool statuettes and bronze mirror!

I am not good with Roman and Greek mythology but my daughter amazed me with all of her knowledge and happily was my personal tour guide! She knows a massive amount about what was going on during each time period; she could be a commentator on a historical program.

If you haven’t seen any old episodes of Odyssey – Ancient History Documentaries and the original name Time Team on YouTube, you should check it out! Off the air since 2012, the British archeologists on the show’s 20-year run are brilliant at finding and sharing archeological finds and often very funny! Great show for seeing how people used to live back in Neolithic, Medieval and other times through digs all within the “three-days-to-do-it” motto. Filmed all within the United Kingdom with a few specials across Europe.

Look up!

The ceilings within the museum were massive and entire rooms were moved and reset within the museum or were there since the time of the Louises and Napoleon and later up to Louis XVIII.

The paintings, many for propaganda purposes to impress visitors, were scenes of famous mythological battles. I think it was in 1789, after the French Revolution was over and life had settled down, the Louvre became the place to house France’s treasures. Much of what was held within all six museums in Paris, the best was brought to the Louvre to become the main museum of France and one of the finest in the world.

Thankfully, not everything was destroyed during the fires and stripping of France’s castles during that time period. Some pieces were taken as souvenirs, some were taken by royalists to preserve and protect them.

After Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette lost their heads, Napoleon added a lot of treasures to the Louvre from his travels to Egypt and beyond.

Venus de Milo
Same lady from the rear. 😉

Venus de Milo was really one of the few super famous pieces we saw last Monday (just a week ago now). We couldn’t get near the Mona Lisa… We snapped from afar.

Venus with different hair styles.

Amazing detail in each statue! The stone just sparkles in the sunlight and some statues were luminescent!!

We were blown away by the musculature which shows through many of the statues. How did the carvers “see” this within each piece of stone?

Another of Venus’ gorgeous hairstyles!
Monsieur Paris ~ Many of the male figures were missing an important part of their anatomy… We guessed that perhaps that these statues were broken during shipping from wherever they found.

After a while, we knew we needed the tags with each statue or piece we photographed so we could identify them when we got home. So here is Paris’ info.!

“Off with her head!”

We learned from hearing some guides that often statues were made in pieces and pieced together. This woman’s upper body (head cavity) showed how the head bust would have been added on after the main body was in situ. Her arm was also missing but I didn’t get a close-up of that area.

Well, I would love to keep going with this post but I think this is a good place to stop for now. I will get more ready for the weekend for you.

Amy and I enjoyed a good six hours there at the Louvre wandering up and down the long corridors. We ate lunch at a cute restaurant and met another Amy (Emi) at our table. We also visited the gift shops and brought home some loot!

Thank you for pinning! 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed this post and please leave a comment about what you enjoyed when you toured the Louvre!

A bientôt,

Barb 🙂

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A Quick & Easy Summer Peach Cobbler in Tupperware’s Vintage Stack Cooker

Bonjour, mes amies! Je técris de Paris… Welcome to this month’s scrumptious Pinterest Challenge where we are making our favorite peach recipes for you!

How do we say “peach” in French?

Les pêches…

If you are just coming over from Lynne at My Family Time for the first time, welcome! Lynne’s recipe looks totally delicious, doesn’t it?!! These challenges are so much fun and we have a great line up of goodies for your gastronomic pleasure.

The summer dessert I’ve chosen to make is super easy, takes just a few ingredients, and my version is mostly sugar free ~ perfect for anyone watching their sugars. It is a Peach Cobbler, similar to Lynne’s, but of course, mine is made in the microwave. Every recipe, even if similar, is always a different treat!

Health benefits of peach fruit include relief from hypokalemia, cancer, obesity, cholesterol, blood stasis and neurodegenerative diseases. It helps in maintaining healthy vision, skin care, nervous system, healthy bones, and teeth. It has anti-aging properties and also helps in detoxification, as well as improving digestion and cellular health. It has a wealth of essential nutrients and antioxidants which are valuable during pregnancy and it helps in strengthening the immune system.
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Cindy from County Road 407 has found the perfect photo for us to use as our inspiration. It comes from Organic Facts.net where Author Meenakshi Nagdeve in her article Health Benefits and Nutrition of Peach touts a ton of facts about why peaches are so good for us.

I won’t bore you with all those facts but a couple of important ones are that peaches provide us with anti-oxidants and beta-carotene for good eye health. As soon as I saw our inspiration photo, I knew right away that I would make this super easy Peach Cobbler Recipe using my now-vintage Tupperware Stack Cooker.

For this recipe I used only the top cover and middle sections of the stacker. It’s nice as this Tupperware set can be used in several different ways plus you can bake microwave cakes in it, too!

It is a simple summertime favorite ~ Peach Cobbler baked in the microwave! What could be easier AND not heat up the house?

As I begin writing this post, it was 107 degrees outside yesterday (7/18/22 and it is supposed to 100 F today (7/19/22). Way too hot to be turning on an oven indoors!

***North Texas has been up over 100 degrees since mid-June. Even here in Paris, France (where I currently am), this past week they had sweltering days of 106 F/41.1 C degrees on the day I was flying out from DFW. Europe is experiencing some of the worst heat they have ever had, and in countries where only a very few homes have air conditioning, but I digress… 😉

Here are the ingredients (my notes)

3 peaches cut up, the hard inside pith area cut off, and then cut into chunks

Substitute Monks Fruit sugar for the brown sugar; it is non-glycemic.

Add the rest like it says.

I added a little more oats and it helped absorb some of the water from the cooked peaches.

Btw, the scent from the peaches was heavenly!

And here is the recipe

  1. Super easy to just cut up the peaches (I left my skins on as they were soft)
  2. toss on the honey and water mixture, blend to coat.
  3. dot with small pats of butter
  4. cook 5 – 7 min. on High in microwave. I cooked mine for only 5 minutes and it was perfect (using two soft and one hard peach).
  1. In a separate bowl, add oats, Monks Fruit sugar substitute (1:1 ratio), and All-spice
  2. Soften remaining butter in microwave (if hard like mine was from frig.; can’t leave on counter in summer… ants!) and add to dry ingredients. Smoosh in with the back of a fork (yep, smoosh! It’s a Southern thing. ;))
  3. Stir in chopped nuts (pecans!!!)
  4. Spoon over 2/3 of the oat mixture on top of the peaches

Dish the peach mixture into pretty serving bowls and top with the rest of the oat and nut crumble ~ dig in!!!

I totally wish I had grabbed more peaches as I took the leftovers to our Rebekah’s meeting later that evening after I made the cobbler. There was really only enough for everyone to just have a taste ~ 1/4 to 1/2 cup each. This included a friend who is in his 70’s with Type 1 diabetes.

Well, friends, that’s it! I hope you will pin my photos and/or this Pinterest pin to your boards, thank you!! And thank you to Cindy, as always, for hosting!!

Next up is Laura from Everyday Edits whose recipe I am sure is going to add to your subliminal desire to just run right out to the store for these delicious fruits!

Enjoy visiting everyone on this month’s peach recipe tour!!

Bon appétit,

Barb 🙂

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Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #351! We have a lot of great features to share…

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Bonsoir du Paris, my friends!!! Amy and I made it to the City of Light (La Ville-Lumière) flying all night and landing early this afternoon on French time. We are seven hours ahead so I will check on the party early Thursday morning your time when I wake up ~ about midnight for you. 😉

I have a reservation for us to walk up the Eiffel Tower stairs on Wednesday evening as part of a small guided tour. I am really looking forward to seeing the tower all lit up and twinkling! A YouTuber shared that the lights twinkle at 5 minutes past the hour every hour, so pretty!!! We hope to go to Versailles on Thursday but might just bum around the city instead, saving Versailles for the following week. No reservations yet so we will just see what’s what.

So, let’s catch up on some 4th of July posts along with this week’s features, shall we?

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

french approved non-skinny jean summer basics
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer brings us fun summery looks which are apropos for our summer travels! Trés bon!!! ~ French Approved Non-Skinny Jeans Summer Basics.
Penny of Penny’s Treasures shares with us a look at Celebrating the 4th of July in the Backyard. Looks so inviting (and cool!)!!
Shelbee on the Edge, Smoked Country Bluegrass Festival
Shelby from Shelby on the Edge shared her family’s fun experience Festival Camping at Smoked Country Jam + Link Up on the Edge #301. This is what summer is all about!
Soooo into the bright colors of summertime! Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared a Simple and Sunny Summer Kitchen Refresh look in her home’s newly renovated kitchen. Love it!!!
Rita from Panoply brings us treasures from storage in this post ~
Purse Collections Excavated from Storage. Aren’t these fantastic?!! Do check out her post for a whole lot more…
Summer Garden Updates is a bountiful post full of the fruits of her labor ~ from MaryJo at Master “Pieces” of My Life.
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy brings us wonderful history and insights about this artist and his family during Nazi-occupied France during WWII in her post ~ Paris in July: Marc Chagall.
Debra from Common Ground brings out her flock in this adorable vintage-style post ~ The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost. Cute!!!
Debbee-wide-Sequoia-tree-truck
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared her travel post from Sequoia National Park: Land of Giants. Wow…!

Honorable Mention

A hysterically funny post (okay, it’s all the sidebar Pinterest pins) as part of Amber from The Hungry Mountaineer‘s yummy post ~ Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins. Amber writes a lot of hiking posts from state parks and from around her home in California.

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.

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, stay cool and Happy July everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Welcome to Share Your Style #352, friends!! Boy, it has been a couple of hot weeks across the country, and for sure here in North Texas! I’m glad to get Share Your Style up for you today.

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, I made it home with the new computer in tow! As I type, it feels good to have this project checked off my list!! 🙂 Mr. Ethereal actually bought me a new MacBook Pro for Christmas but I wasn’t comfortable transferring all the data and applications myself. So… I waited until our summer break!

Unfortunately, the problem I had with the other computer a couple of months ago (not able to pull up the “block pop-up” to add photos… 🙁 I’ll have to contact WordPress again and have them link up to figure out WHY this essential button doesn’t just automatically turn on.

So… with that, SYS is now up but I can’t share any features, including my own.

As I get this fixed, I’ll come back and add in the features, so please do check back!

Thanks for linking up even with the troubles,

Barb 🙂

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