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Share Your Style #301

Welcome, friends, to this week’s Share Your Style #301!!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

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…

With Mother’s Day coming up soon, today’s SYS shares a smattering of Mother’s Day ideas and a fluffy mother-to-be… (and I need to get myself in gear and set my own table ~ and create a post ~ for the holiday! eek!)

Also, I didn’t know if you knew… I am big on promoting other people, and every time you see anyone featured in any of my posts, I PIN EVERYONE’S PHOTOS, usually multiple photos to my boards on Pinterest.

Plus, I do allow other bloggers to link up their blog parties here; not many hosts do. There aren’t many link parties left and we all need the exposure, not just THE BIG FEW… Anyway, that’s why you’ll see me doing this here. Plus I like these bloggers style! 🙂 Just saying!

Enjoy, dear friends!!!

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

The survey team was here! Now for yea or nay…

Bringing Out the Pretties ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge which shares everyone’s spring decorated kitchens…
Let Them Eat Cake! ~ Or How to Make a Faux Flower Cake from Scratch This could be a fun gift to give to your mom for Mother’s Day, or something to make together!

These two posts go hand in hand… I hope you will check them out, leave a comment or two and pin a few… <3

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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MaryJo from Master”Pieces” of My Life shared sooo many wonderful ways to decorate in the garden in this post ~ Container Gardening Ideas and Inspiration. Love this bread box!!!
Liz from Howling at the Moon shared how they celebrate the king’s birthday over in the Netherlands in her post ~ King’s Day/Köningsdag.

Also… You HAVE to check out the adorable Halloween post (which… why didn’t I see this in the fall??) ~ Plague Doctor with a Pattern. Liz comes up with some really cool knitting projects, folks!
Lori from Dining Delight shared her beautifully set table in her holiday post ~ Spring Lemon Tablescape for Mother’s Day. Love the pops of color!!!
DIY Spring Floral Display - Learn how to make a floral display like this to display in your home. This would look great hanging on a door or on a porch wall. #springdecor #springfloralarrangement #springwreath #springdecorating
Paula of Virginia Sweet Pea shares this pretty arrangement in her post ~ DIY Hanging Floral Display for Spring. Love the metal basket, don’t you?
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy has brought us beautiful images from her own backyard in Michigan… The Critters are Out and Having Quite a Time! Here is our lovely mother-to-be… Can’t wait to see the new goslings, Jeanie!!!
Fabiana from Fabby’s Living is back with a lovely table set for special friends (after Covid!) ~ A Garden Table and Blue Danube China. Just lovely…
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Who else would love a soft fleecy sheep following them around their garden? Well, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home brings us one in the curated and fun garden post ~ Country Cottage Garden Style, part of her Pin Away Wednesdays blog party.

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. 💜

Happy linking, everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Let Them Eat Cake! ~ Or How To Make a Faux Flower Cake from Scratch

Here’s a fun project to make using leftover florals you may have in your craft stash! For an upcoming blog hop, I needed a “cake” to finish off the look I was creating with some glass cake domes… Then I thought of this unfinished 3/4 “cake” that has been in my Craft Room for quite some time…

Looks a bit like PacMan… ;)’

Craft items you will need:

  • (3) 1″ tall round foam “cakes”
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • kitchen bread knife to cut out “cake piece”
  • various leftover faux flower heads and greenery
  • anything else you want to use to decorate your cake!

This is a perfect craft to do while watching t.v.! An ironing board makes a perfect table as it can raise up or down as needed.

How to make your Flower Cake:

Begin with hot glueing the three foam cakes together, let cool. Using a bread knife, cut out a “piece” of cake; this can be decorated to go together, too!

Using leftover sheet moss, cut strips to create the “cake” portions of your decorated Flower Cake.

Watch for burnt fingers… This is the sticky, messy bit but it’s worth the effort!

Hot glue those over the exterior seams of the glued cake hiding the cake seams (or wherever you’d like to place them, of course). Can also use different florals for a whole different effect.

This is a perfect project to get creative with!

Pull off flower heads as needed and begin hot glueing those onto the cake as “frosting.”

The pretty part!!!

Keep adding whatever flower heads you’d like to your Flower Cake ~ you could make a whole series of cake pieces using different florals!

Kinda like those really tall rainbow cakes which are popular for children’s parties. (You’ll need more “cake stacks” to make one of those!) Older children can make these cakes or even smaller pre-cut “cupcakes” at birthday parties as a fun craft during their birthday party. Flower Cupcakes would be fun take-home gifts for each guest!

*** Children as young as 5 years could do this with a parent’s help, keeping a bowl of cold water nearby for sticky glue on fingers. We did this at school this year for a Christmas project and the students enjoyed using hot glue and very good (and fast!) about using the cold water.

Decorate the inside of your cake similarly to the outside ~ I used more sheet moss here to look more like a real “cake” and put small white Queen Anne’s Lace flowerheads in between for the frosting. :)’

If you run out of small white florals like me, don’t fret. Finish after your next trip to the craft store! No worries…

Add on any pretty leaves and flower heads to the top and your Flower Cake is done!!!

Bon appetit, mes amis!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #297

Welcome, friends, to this week’s Share Your Style #297!!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

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…

As we finish up with a little St. Patrick’s Day fun, we now move totally into Spring and all things Easter time this week!!! I love all the features everyone has shared and I appreciate your coming back, even when I don’t get time to get back by to say Thank you! for linking up and that your post has been featured (or fall asleep ridiculously early each night because of the craziness of school and students with challenging behaviors!).

Enjoy all the features for this week…

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Lisa over at Fresh Vintage by Lisa shared her sweet Easter basket in this post ~ Thrifty Find: Vintage German Paper Maché Easter Eggs. Lovely!!
Mr. McGregor’s Mailbox is the fun post shared by Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home. Totally adorable!!! Love the large cabbages and the checked bow!
Carol at Bluesky at Home brings us her sweet Rustic Easter Tablescape in this colorful and egg-quisitely beautiful table setting. Love the tulips and rabbits!!
Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her post all about An Easter Bunny Tea and More. Beautiful vintage style… <3
Nylse from Life Notes shares a wealth of encouragment in this post ~ Prayers to Get You Through the Day. Especially here at Easter time, and with Covid still causing trouble throughout our world, we need this!!!
Tiffany over at Tee Diddly Dee shares her Irish dancing shoes (aren’t they sweet with the moss inside them??!) in this holdover St. Patrick’s Day post ~ Tis a Wee Bit Irish Vignette. Love the antique/vintage cards, too!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and friends share their Trail “Blazers” of Pre-Loved Fashion in her monthly blog hop with updated trendy thriftshop style! Love ’em all!!!
Rachelle at My Hubbard Home shared her love of English roses in her romantic post ~ David Austin, A Life Devoted to Roses. Be still my heart!!!

***P.S. If you haven’t any English roses in your garden, look up David Austin Roses on the internet and have them send you a copy of this year’s catalogue to drool over (and to buy, of course!).

For all of us who are rose addicts, these are the crème de la crème of roses… Do check them out! My babies are putting out massive leaves right now. Making up for lost time!!! Post soon…

Thank you to everyone who linked up this past week and to you here today! I love what you all share with us each week, thank you! Be sure to share this button on your featured posts and/or in your sidebars. I appreciate it!!! 

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Have a great week,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #295

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #295, friends!!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

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 and/or on my other social media sites, thank you! 🙂

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

Well, sorta not much, except a little on Instagram. 🙂

I have been in the winter blues in the worst way this year! With the arctic cold and then the ice, trying to keep warm and still get Yoda out every few days for a very short walk.

My favorite triple ball topiary just couldn’t make it, and I failed to wrap it enough against the 7 degree temps plus wind (-12 deg. F) it endured…

Then the loss of a number of plants… I am getting there and it looks like the boxwoods will all make it but there leaves are mostly striped and white. Ugh! They will take a long time recovering. 🙂

There is no great loss without some small gain.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the upside, though, our new Miss Kim lilac picked up early last summer in South Dakota LOVED the ice and cold!!! It will bloom heavenly this spring!

But we have a bunch of wonderful spring posts and some upcoming St. Patrick’s Day posts. So let’s take a look at this week’s features, shall we?

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Army retirement, Shelbee on the Edge
And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and her husband,
SSG Jeffrey M. Herling on their retirement from the United States Army!!!
“Curraghee!!!”
Please head over and extend your well-wishes, won’t you?

Debra at Common Ground brings out the green in her sweet post ~ Sharin’ of the Green. Love this!!!
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Kippi at Home shared her sweet DIY Topiary Balls in her linked post this week. Don’t you just love topiaries??!
Through The Looking Glass How To Refurbish An Old Mirror
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home shares this refurbishment project she worked on in her post ~ Through the Looking Glass – How to Refurbish and Old Mirror. Wonderful job and I liked the beautiful wood underneath, too!
Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her major photograph organization project in this post (a must-see!) ~ A Huge Photo Organization Project, Part II. Yeah… I think we ALL need this! ;)’
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Mary over at Pots and Planes warms us up with this wonderful recipe ~ Instant Pot with Chicken and Lime Soup with Rice! (Okay… Are we all drooling yet??!)
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MaryJo of Master”Pieces” of My Life shared her lovely Stylish St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape here in this post. Wowza!!! Love the crystal!
And because these guys are just tooo adorable!!! Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shares all about Preparing for a Puppy: Favorite Dog Supplies and Toys.
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CoCo of the Crowned Goat shares her sweet rabbit in this post ~ Upcycled Country House Birdhouse. Perfect for spring!!!
DIY St. Patrick's Day Gnomes Tomte Cute spring gnomes Leprechaun gnomes
Our final fun St. Patty’s Day post is from Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home with her ZZ Top-look-a-likes: Lucky DIY St. Patrick’s Day Gnomes!

And that’s it for this week, friends!

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Share Your Style #294

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #294, friends!!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

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 and/or on my other social media sites, thank you! 🙂

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And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debra from Common Ground shares this layered Easter time vignette in this post ~ A Touch of Spring in the Garden Room. Love it!!!
I just couldn’t decide so… I shared both! Here is another of Debra’s (Common Ground) fun creations/vignettes ~ Blooming ‘Brella and Friends!
How to repurpose a plastic mannequin and turn it into unique garden art. The tutorial includes how to create a faux concrete effect with craft paint. Love how it turned out. #Fauxconcrete #painteffects #mossmannequin #DIYTutorial #mosseffects #gardenart #acraftymix #recyclegardenart
Michelle over at A Crafty Mix shared how she made this incredible art piece (a lot of work went into this!) in her post ~ The Making of a Mosaic and Moss Mannequin. I just had to share! Wow…

Hand carved bird displayed with S. Allen Chambers Lynchburg an Architectural History book and Lynchburg, A Pictorial History Book
Paula of Virginia Sweet Pea shared her PC (Pinterest Challenge) coffee table decor in this nature-inspired post ~ Spring Coffee Table Decor. Love this hand-carved bird!
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Liz over at Howling at the Moon brings us her sweet crocheted Victoria the Swan. Just precious for any upcoming baby showers!!!
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Treat and Trick shares this delicious recipe for Eggless Apple Cake. Lovely presentation… <3
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Rachelle of My Hubbard Home brings us her latest ~ Thrift Store Finds That Don’t Need Any Improvements. Love a great thrifting adventure, don’t you?!!
Last up for this week, y’all is Sandra of Dinner at Eight sharing her lovely dining table set with these sweeties in her post ~ Song of Winter…

And that’s it for this week, friends!

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Share Your Style #293

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #293!

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 and/or on my other social media sites, thank you! 🙂

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Well last week was a complete bust blogging-wise, wasn’t it? We had no internet from Valentine’s Day Sunday morning until late Friday or Saturday morning, I forget now. I just know that once we had internet service again, I was busy WRITING!!!

I had all of my principal photography done, I just couldn’t create any posts… But, since so many people were without power and heat, nor still some without water here in Texas (something some of our school families are experiencing right now because of major water main pipes freezing in last week’s storms), losing the internet was nothing in the scheme of things.

I do have FOUR back-to-back posts up for you this week:

This morning’s blog hop ~ A Hopping Good Spring Mantel Display, part of a new hop you will want to check out: Blogging Seasonal Inspiration with Terrie of Decorate and More With Tip and Cindy of The Crowned Goat. Do stop by and maybe look to join the fun!
And yesterday’s monthly Pinterest Challenge: Looking to Spring ~ A Sofa Table Vignette.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Niky from The House on Silverado brings us our first feature with this easy DIY Farmhouse Coffee Mug Stand! I love how she used these hanging hooks!
Vintage natured inspired vignette with vintage bird pictures, vintage books, evergreens, pinecones, and moss hearts in a vintage wire heart basket
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home brings us this lovely Nature-Inspired February Vignette. I love old bird and botanical lithographs and prints, don’t you?
Havarti Dill Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork
Newcomer Estelle of Homemade on a Weeknight shares her recipe for Havarti Dill Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork! Oh, man!!! Looks good, huh? ;)’
Welcome, Estelle!!!
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MaryJo of Master”Pieces” of My Life shared her lovely remake of some baskets she had in this DIY post ~ Weathered Baskets DIY. (Personally, I want the basket above!)
Stylish Monday
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge has a new series you might want to check out ~ Stay at Home Date Night! Stylish Mondays. I love fashion sites and that’s why I often include those here for you because I think we all like to see what’s new (and pre-loved vintage, too!).
I am sooo stinkin’ proud of Katie of The Preppy Empty Nester! Here is her journey through weight loss (thought this was appropriate since we just got through the holidays!) and how we can change our dietary habits, too ~ Rules and Tools of My Weight Loss Journey. Way to go!!!

Honorable Mention

STRESSED GUARDIAN ANGEL
Valeria of J East of Eden shared a wonderful DIY knitting post but I couldn’t pick up any of the photographs of her knitting; HOWEVER, I could pick up this gem, which was in the sidebar! (Soooo me!!! )
I cracked up when I read this and I hope you will, too. Seriously, though, do stop by and check out Valeria’s Mod Denim Knit Kitchen Towel post. All the instructions and several knitting photos are right there to follow in this “How To.”

And that’s it for this week, friends!

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How to Make Your Own Moss Balls for Home Decorating ~ $10 on the 10th

Welcome, friends, to this month’s $10 on the 10th! Where a group of us get together each month and create a vignette or project for under $10 on the 10th…

I’d like to thank our hostesses Ann of Apple Street Cottage and Tammy of Patina and Paint for putting together our themes for this year and gathering all of us together each month. Thank you, Ladies!! As always, we have a great group of friends who are sharing their favorite ideas with you. Be sure to check out everyone’s posts linked at the bottom of mine, thank you!

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This month we are featuring Easy Crafts for you to make… If this is your first time visiting here at French Ethereal, welcome! I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my blog or to any of my other social media, thank you.

My wintertime craft can’t get much easier than making Moss Balls… Perfect for displaying any time of year (and I know there will be a few Valentine’s projects here for you this time), this craft project can get a bit messy, but otherwise creating moss balls are super easy!

Supplies you will need

styrofoam balls in various sizes

Elmer’s-type glue and a paint brush or…

glue sticks and a glue gun (recommended)

sheets of sphagnum moss or loose moss

scissors ~ to cut out the moss as needed

Directions for creating moss balls

***Set up a bowl and pour some Elmer’s type glue in it/prep your glue gun with glue stick(s) as needed.

I found that the Elmer’s glue didn’t work well for me and that the glue gun worked better, but since it was how I originally photographed, I thought I’d include it for you. 🙂

Cut out pieces of sphagnum moss from a sheet and peel off moss. If using a glue gun and glue sticks, quickly add glue to an area on your styrofoam ball and lay on the moss, pressing gently (so as not to burn your fingers). Overlap moss as needed and fill in bald areas as needed.

Continue adding moss in sections until the whole styrofoam ball is covered, let dry thoroughly.

Total costs? About $4.00 for a package of styrofoam balls and up to $9.00 for a package of sphagnum sheet moss. With a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby, the moss comes in at $5.39. Total for both? Just under $10! 🙂

I found some sheet moss online here. (not sponsored)

*** I tried using a blender to chop the moss finer, but that didn’t work well either. I found the press-and-glue method with melted glue from glue sticks worked the best.

This photograph above shows a couple of moss balls in with other raffia balls as part of last year’s post about upcycling a basket.

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Then I found this photograph over on Cindy’s blog, Edith and Evelyn… I just adore how she used altarsticks (tall candlesticks once used in a church) on her dining room table topped with moss balls!

Recently I used several moss balls in decorating a Wintertime Mantel. They add a lot of texture, color and personality to any vignette and I can hardly wait to get decorating with them for spring!

In this springtime post I wrote a couple of years ago, I used sheet moss to create “grass” for our big rabbit ~ “Some Bunny Loves Me.” The leftover moss is what I used to make these moss balls.

An easy craft project of which you can make several moss balls in the course of an hour. I hope you’ve enjoyed this craft project and here is the list of everyone on today’s $10 on the 10th tour…

Ann – The Apple Street Cottage

Barb – French Ethereal

Cindy – Cloches & Lavender

Patti – Pandora’s Box

Tammy – Patina & Paint

Terrie – Decorating & More With Tip

Happy crafting!

Barb 🙂

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Make a Valentine Wreath Using Pretty Recycled Tissue Boxes

Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407 who has picked a fun Valentine’s Wreath idea for us to use as our inspiration! Be sure to check out all of the links below each post; all posts connect to their “befores” and “afters,” if you are following in order. Enjoy the tour, friends! And welcome to new friends!!

Love this fun logo!

Here is our inspiration wreath… Cute, isn’t it?!!

This month’s Valentine’s wreath idea comes from Sky over at Capital B. This is such a fun and sweet wreath and a perfect inspiration piece! If you are just coming over from Michelle’s at Thistle Key Lane, welcome!! Michelle always comes up with the best holiday ideas, doesn’t she? I love her wreath!!

I took my inspiration from the bright and cheerful paper hearts Sky used in her wreath. Hers must have been made with a paper punch or something as they are soooo uniform in size and shape. Mine; however, were all hand-cut for today’s Pinterest Challenge.


Here are all the goodies I assembled for ideas I had to make my wreath for our Pinterest Challenge:

2 different wreaths to redo

glue and gluesticks

dried flowers (I decided not to use them afterall)

some silk leaves ~ leftover from other floral projects

a small stack of saved cardboard from an old notepad and a tissue box carton (of all things!), which had really pretty designs!


How I began my Valentine’s wreath

First I began by deciding which wreath would work best and I chose the old raffia wreath. I removed all of the ribbon and the glued on faux roses ~ this took quite a while! Then I glued down any fishing line to keep the fibers from falling out.

Next, I tried laying out some dried roses but decided I really liked the simple country style look of our inspiration wreath best, so then I went looking through my saved cardboard scraps…

And that’s how I came up with the recycled tissue box title!

It was easy to then just cut out hearts of different sizes and glue them on a bit randomly! I might see about adding a small light set for evening but it is cute just as it is.

And that’s all there is to making this wreath! Total cost? Zero dollars since everything was recycled and already here. 🙂

Next up on today’s Valentine’s Wreath Pinterest Challenge tour is Kori at The Farmhouse Life! I think you’ll really like Kori’s beautiful home and her wreath fits her style perfectly; I know I am loving the open beams in her living room and her contemporary farmhouse style.

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Enjoy the tour, dear friends,

Barb

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Share Your Style #289

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #289!

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… 💜

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I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other sites! Thank you, sweet friends!!!

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Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is only a short 3 weeks away?? I always think that, “Wasn’t it just Christmas??” My Christmas tree is still up… I did manage to take down all the ornaments yesterday when I got home from work, but the tree won’t get put up until this weekend. Lol! Valentine’s wreaths are up on the doors, though… 😉

Lots of good things to share this week as we begin putting up a few Valentine’s posts for you! Not in any certain order but all fun, here are this week’s features:

Valentine Bunting DIY
Kippi of Kippi At Home shared her cute bunting DIY in this post ~ How to Make a Valentine Bunting. Love it!!!
Naush over at Doodle Buddies shared these cool high-end sculptures in her DIY post ~ High End Home Decor Dupes on a Budget. So cool and these remind me of a DIY show from about 10 years ago: Design on a Dime. Remember that show? Always love good reproduction projects!!!
FINDING YOUR TABLESCAPE STYLE
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home brings us her Finding Your Tablescape Style III: Know Your Style. So fun with spring coming just a quick two months away!
Come stop by Sandra’s from Dinner at Eight and check out their completed deck! Turned out great!!! Deck Update ~ Railing Installed.
Debra of Common Ground shared her fun style in this post ~ Cozy Winter Decor. Loving the leopard print!!!
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Totally in-love with Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz sweet tablescape in this post ~ Meet Me at the Eiffel Tower Table Valentine. How cute are these heart placemats??!
Blue and white is such a popular color combination for many of us during the winter, and for others it is a favorite decorating style with all year long. Carol at Bluesky at Home shared her beautiful bedroom in this homey post ~ Beautiful Blue and White Winter Master Bedroom.
Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa brings us her lovely quiet winter mantel and a special way to memorize scripture verses in this post ~ My Winter Mantel and a Way to Memorize Scripture.
BerryWorld Strawberry and Almond Macarons
Claire Justine shared this yummy table for a Valentine’s post ~ BerryWorld Strawberry and Almond Macarons: A How-To. Sweet!!
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CoCo over at The Crowned Goat brings us her recycled and updated crate in her post ~ DIY Farmhouse Tool Caddy. I love it! Really nice with the beautiful French transferware in it. (Of course I am partial, lol!)
10 Adorable Valentines Day Ideas Valentines Day Crafts Valentine's Day Ideas The Pioneer Woman
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home has some exciting news to share in her fun DIY post including her adorable Valentine’s Day gnomes… Soooo cute! Ten Adorable Valentine’s Day Ideas (and a Feature…). You’ll just have to head on over to find out more. 😉
Farmhouse winter decorating ideas Paperwhites black and white winter kitchen
And to finish up our Baker’s Dozen today… This second post also by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home sharing Winter Decorating with Paperwhites… For the gardener in all of us!

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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Share Your Style #286

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #286! 

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… 💜

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This week we are jumping right in with last-minute craft ideas from this past week’s highlights! We have fashion and tablescape ideas and a recipe or two, also. Love this time of year which brings out so many of your fun ideas!!! Hope you find lots of inspiration for buttoning up your Christmas and Hanukkah shopping…

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

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Liz at Howling Liz created this adorable Mathilda Reindeer in this short and sweet post.
Inge and Elsa of ElsaRBlog are back from Holland with this quick and easy post to make these fanned Christmas Trees!!! Really cute and oh so easy!
Tiffany of Tee Diddly Dee brings us this perfect DIY Santa’s Mailbox just in time with Christmas just over a week away! This cute letter box could easily become a Hanukkah or Kwanzaa post box, too. Tee also had another fun post, this DIY Gumball Snow Globe, which I know you will love!
paisley skirt styled 5 different ways
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shows us One Thrifted Skirt Styled Five Different Ways ~ Perfect from fall all the way through winter!
Sherry at My Journey Back shares her grandson and family in this lovely post about family ~ Crazy Blessed Days. Perfect for this time of year when family is everything…
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CoCo over at The Crowned Goat brings us her lovely bedroom all decked out for Santa in this festive post ~ Christmas Bedroom Inspiration. Love it!!!
Pear Frangipane Tart - Tarte a la Frangipane aux Poires / www.delightfulrepast.com
Jean at A Delightful Repast shares this recipe for Pear Fragipane Tarte. Delicious!!!
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Cindy of Cindy’s Online Recipe Box brings out the best in this yummy holiday recipe ~ Bûche de Noel.
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Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shares her Woodland Tablescape in this holiday-filled post. Love love love this reindeer!!!
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MaryJo from Master”Pieces” of My Life shared her beautiful mantel in this winter wonderland of a post ~ A Christmas Mantel. Lovely…
Debra from Common Ground is back with A Christmas Mix on the Front Porch. Love the buffalo plaid and JOY pillows!!!
Amy of A Day of Small Things shares this fun post (Can you find the elf?!) ~ Christmas Cozy in the Kitchen.

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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Happy Christmas Time,

Barb