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Share Your Style #276

 

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #276This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. 
I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

We have a bit of this and a bit of that this week and all fall related! I always love choosing weekly features and this time there was a ton of good things. Wish I could pick them all! Enjoy the party, sweet 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! 💜



Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…


Our Fall Garden and Potting Bench is the big post I worked on this past week. Mr. Ethereal and I have been out working in the garage and garden since the past few weekends have been blessedly cooler. Getting lots done!


And here are this week’s
featured posts…





Sandra from Dinner at Eight kicks this week off with great fall table decor ~ Inspiration for Fall Tables. Totally love them all!

Fabiana of Fabby’s Living shares her fall spirit in this tablescape post ~ A Simple Buffalo Check Tablescape. Love the big bold checks with the neutral dishware… ❤



Terrie of Decorate and More with Tip reveals her freshly made over entryway in a series of posts ~ Entryway Reveal – $100 Room Challenge. Nice changes!!!

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Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shared her latest fashion styling in this fun trip to… Meet Me at the Pumpkin Patch!! So fun!!!

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Liz from Howling at the Moon (Such a fun blog name!!!) shares this sweet elephant made for a young friend ~ Luisa Elephant. Adorable!”




Toootally cute and a wonderful idea! Penny of Penny’s Treasures/Penny’s Vintage Home shares her sweet Old Watering Trough Repurposed as a Buffet.


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Last up this week is CoCo of The Crowned Goat with this really cool Brown and White Transferware Pumpkins!! Very unique and really pretty!





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Share Your Style #275

 

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #275This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. 
I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

The cooler weather we have had (up until today, that is) has inspired me and with it y’all have linked up some perfect fall recipes, porch decor and more! Do hop over and check out some of your friends’ posts that are linked up while you are here as well as this week’s featured posts… Two friends from Northern California (my home from age 12 – 26) are featured, MaryJo from Master”pieces” of My Life and Amber W. of The Hungry Mountaineer. I hope you will stop by and say hello!… And enjoy a little fall from California…


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

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And here are this week’s
featured posts…


Pretty perch in tthe garden

Mary Jo of Master “Pieces” of My Life shares her quiet and fun sitting area in this post ~ Pretty Perch in the Garden. Such a great place to relax and unwind…



Autumn Apple Crisp With Walnuts


Rachelle of My Hubbard Home has brought us a wonderful fall recipe to try ~ Autumn Apple Crisp with Walnuts. A particular fall favorite with baking apples!!! Yum… 🍎

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Cindy’s Online Recipe Box brings us these delicious-looking Glazed Lemon Ginger SconesTis the season to be baking, dear friends!


Terrie from Decorate More and Tip shares this fun tutorial on how to fashion a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Pillow Cover. Such a cute idea! 

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Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home shares this favorite fall post ~ 40 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wheat. Lovely…


You get a two-for-one on this last entry of this week: Since the photo I tried to grab from Amber Woodyard of The Hungry Mountaineer just wouldn’t come over and link up so I could share her post ~ Carmel Cinnamon Apples ~ I used my photo from a couple of years ago. There are only a few places in California (that I know of) where you can grow really good apples: Apple Hill in Camino, above Placerville, in Northern California, and in Julian and Apple Valley, in Southern, California, so I know Amber lives somewhere close to where I lived during high school and early college. Do check out her own garden’s lovely apples! They are ripe right off the tree…

For my post about apple picking, check out ~ Places to Visit: Country Apple Orchard.






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Share Your Style #273

 

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #273This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. 
I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

With fall beginning to show its lovely seasonal colors across the country, I’ve picked a smattering of fun and inspirational fall-style posts for you this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have picking them! 🍎 😊

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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This past week I did manage to get one quick new post up for you sharing my mother-in-law’s collection of Rebekah Tableware while concentrating on all the things we are learning to do for teaching school this year. 

Gini presented me with one place setting of this specially-made china for my Noble Grand leadership role within our Rebekah lodge (part of the International Order of Odd Fellows [IOOF], a philanthropic organization like the Masons and other groups). Normally she would have presented this as I leave the position, but… since I was home in June it was a good time to send this lovely china home! Thanks, Mom!! 💝

And here are this week’s
featured posts…



Penny of Penny’s Treasures brings us a pretty post sharing the corner shelving unit her husband made her ~ Fall Farmhouse Kitchen Shelving. Love the soft fall colors and look at those velvet pumkins!! 


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Liz from the blog Howling at the Moon shares her sweet kitty James in this lovely post about making this Hydrangea Wreath. Just a short post but she also shares her pretty naked cake! Do stop over to check out both… 

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Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shares her wreath in this step-by-step guide on making a Wine Cork Wreath DIY Tutorial. Great idea for repurposing all those leftover corks many of us collect!


Rita over at Panoply shares her incredibly beautiful tableware in this bright and cheerful post ~ Celebrating a Fruitful Fall with St. Clement Faience Tablescape. And check out the quilted tablerunner and matching placemats!!! Rita, nice sewing!


Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her fall cleaning and clearing out in this post ~ One Project Off My To Do List. Great title and I am sure we are all there with you, Debbie! Time for the big fall clean sweep around our homes!!


band tee, denim skirts, tights, fashion over 40, Fireside Collective, Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee on the Edge brings us her fun fashion of the week: Band T-Shirts and #SpreadtheKindness Link Up in this great post talking about ways we can support local entertainers during this pandemic time. Loving the shirt and great idea, Shelbee!!!


Well, that’s all the features for this week, folks. Do take some time as you link up today to visit a few of the other party-goers and enjoy their posts! Thank you, sweet friends! 💖





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Share Your Style #272

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #272This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

Lots of fun posts from two weeks ago so I’ve packed this post full! The wedding of our young friend this past weekend was wonderful and I’ll share a little from the venue later this week for you. Great trip out to California, despite still lots of fires smoldering and smoke up and down the state…


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

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Nothing. 

I thought I had but apparently not; however, while I was away at our young friend’s wedding… Mr. Ethereal was busy!!!


Charles had been secretly planning to build me a potting bench and I knew he was up to something but didn’t know what. This was a great surprise!!! I’ll get it set up and plant some pretties around it and decorate it for you over the weekend to share hopefully next week. 🌻

And here are this week’s
featured posts from 2 weeks ago…


Fall-Grapevine-Wreath-The-Crowned-Goat-15-1 A Fall Grapevine Wreath for Beginners Crafts Decorating Fall Holidays

Coco at The Crowned Goat shared this easy-to-make wreath in this post ~ A Fall Grapevine Wreath for Beginners. Pretty!!!




Cindy at Cloches and Lavender shared her fall wreath ~ Quick Fall Wreath Upcycle. With fall weather quickly coming on (Can you believe in snowed in Colorado already?? We are talking at least a month or more early…), I am fixated on fall. Maybe you are, too. 🍁



Lori at Dining Delight set up an early fall table outdoors in this post ~ Coastal Themed Tablescape in Black and White. So regal! Love the chandy, too…

Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home could not have shared a more aptly timed post (for me this day!) than this ~ Simple and Beautiful Things that Helped Me (Amber) Survive the First Week Back to Teaching. I will be fully reading this this evening! ❤

Gail at Purple Hues and Me shared her great fall tutorial to make this sweet pumpkin ~ Decorate a Wire Pumpkin Using a Simple Macramé Knot. So cute for wall art and/or for stuffing it with orange tissue paper… I see lots of ideas!!!




Penny of Penny’s Treasures brought out her fall decorating start with this sweet post ~ Kicking Off My Fall Decorating. Love this floral pumpkin!!

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Share Your Style #271

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #271This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. 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! 💜



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The title says it all: How to Make Cinderella’s Glass Slipper ~ A continuation of previous Fairy Tale posts over the past few years.



Due to running late from a doctor’s visit after work and flying to California tomorrow, I will be skipping Featured Posts for this week but will pick up again next week! Thank you for understanding… ❤



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How to Make Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

Continuing with our Fairy Tale theme as we head into fall,Cinderella’s Glass Slipper and How to Make It is up next on the list after our Magical Summer Evening outside. Let’s make this lovely French-style slipper together, shall we?…

How to Begin

This How-To is fairly straight forward beginning with a simple shoe insert from a pair of sandals I picked up this summer. There was only one in the box, and as I was going to throw it away…  when… Inspiration struck!

Supplies you will need

  • shoe insert that looks like an antique shoe last, that a cobbler would use to create his shoes on.
  • fabrics for stretching over the shoe insert
  • glue gun and hot glue
  • something to make a heel for your shoe. This could be a lamp finial, a saved thread spool, anything that catches your eye!
  • trims for decoration

I had this pretty antique gold finial from a lamp leftover from taking donations to Salvation Army earlier this summer. My brain somehow put 2 + 2 together when I thought of the shoe insert… and I immediately saw that this finial could become a “heel.” (This is how my brain works — probably why I fit in well with Special Ed, lol!). 😆

Instructions

Cut off some pretty fabric and gently stretch it over the front of the shoe insert. Glue in place underneath. *This insert is completely open underneath so this was easy to do.

Glue on the finial or other object being used for a “heel.” Add extra glue in layers, drying in between, to create a nice rounded heel. *I had to do this with this shoe insert, seen above.


Play around with your fabrics to see “what works” and what doesn’t. I realized I wanted a slipper/mule-look and not a boot-look. This photograph illustrates playing around with the boot idea.


The Crowning Glory

Watch a good movie on the tele while you are make your glass slipper! I happened to begin a second round of The Crown on Netflix. (Not sponsored but I sure wouldn’t mind!!! 👑)


Here is the shoe almost finished, warts and all. There are a few wrinkles but Cinderella’s clothes were often tattered and wrinkled as well. I don’t think she would mind… 

I added the gold trim around the shoe top separately in several spots (since this isn’t a real shoe to be worn) cut off from parts of this wide French ribbon’s edging.

I think Cinderella would be proud to wear a pair of these shoes to the ball. 

Since there is only one shoe here, um… I mean slipper left… I guess now she is waiting for her Prince Charming to come sweep her off her feet! 


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If you enjoyed this little Fairy Tale story, here are others I have shared over the few years:









Sunday Sentiments ~ How “The Girls” Came to Be and a Cinderella Story


Coming later this week I’ll share our latest mantel dressed up for fall and Cinderella’s ball… 

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Bonsoir,mes amies!
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Share Your Style #270

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #270This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am feeling a bit fall-ish and I bet you are, too! This happens every August as I tire of the heat of summer and especially on days when there is just a hint of autumn in the air… So, with that we will have a few fall ideas featured this week.

This month is also my blog-iversary for becoming a member of Share Your Style, almost 100 SYS’s ago (#173). I became the sole writing of SYS in January 2019 as the other contributors went onto other things. I enjoy getting to see all that you share each week and it is my honor to be your host! 

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

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This month’s Pinterest Challenge is perfect for kicking off a bit of early fall decor ~ Pheasant Under Glass — A Fall Cloche Styling. I hope you will stop by and check out this fun monthly blog hop and see what everyone has created for you!
This week I shared a Magical Summer Evening Entertaining Out-of-Doors in the Garden, a post that was an off-shoot from our July Pinterest Challenge. I love setting a table in the garden and I hope to do many more as we move into fall and when the weather is good in winter. 
And here are this week’s
featured posts…

Up first this week is Rita of Panoply with a fun roundup of all the Vintage and Antique Finds Rita and her sisters found while estate sale and thriftshopping throughout this year pre- and post-COVID-19 lockdown. Enjoy all the neat things they found! 

Kristi over at French Creek Farmhouse shared this cool post on Hanging Antique Windows on a Wall. Don’t you just love old windows??! Love the chicken wire look!

Greenery in silver
MaryJo over at Master”Pieces” of My Life shared some of her lovely silver collection in this post titled Greenery in Silver. Love the gorgeous polished look with the green!!!
back-to-school-tablescape

Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shared this beary beary adorable 
Back to School Table just in time for the 2020-2021 school year! 

**I have to say, our first in-class day went well! Our teacher created back-up plans for when online parents and students couldn’t get online, just in case. 📚 Our district’s main program for teaching elementary students did crash but was fixed by 10:00 a.m. 💻

Debra over at Common Ground shared this fun fall set of apple canisters as part of Scenes from the Late Summer Baker’s Rack. Love vintage family pieces!!!

Fresh Strawberry Crostata Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Trick and Treat shared this wonderful recipe for Fresh Strawberry Crostata, a type of free-form tart. Doesn’t it make your mouth water??! A wonderful treat for end-of-summer strawberries.


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The title says it all… A Stunning Vintage Art Deco Chalkware Lamp is stunning in this vignette created and shared by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Beautiful!!!
Do take some time as you link up today to visit a few other party-goers and enjoy their posts! Thank you, sweet friends! 💖





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Share Your Style #269

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #269This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman your host 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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Only one post this past week as I settle into the school routine again. In this post I shared Our Late Summer Front Entry. Are you ready for fall like me? 😉



And here are this week’s featured posts…



Lori at Dining Delight shared her late summer dining table and it is gorgeous with the bright pop of aquamarine and pumpkin-y orange in the plates and placemats!! Beach Inspired Tablescape for a Backyard BBQ.

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Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home brings the summer goodness of ripe peaches to her decor and some yummy recipes ~ Enjoying Peaches in Recipes and Decor: August is National Peach Month. Yum!!! Amber also has a post for your college students ~ Cool Decorating Ideas for Student Rentals.

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MaryJo over at Masterpieces of My Life shared her incredible Pear Inspired Tablescape. Lovely and perfect for moving into fall!



Sandra at Dinner at Eight shares her beautiful Summer Tables: Dreaming of Paris. So excited to see all the gorgeous tables this week! Sandra… Just lovely!!!



Lastly for this week, Penny at Penny’s Treasures shared her bathroom’s new look ~ Adding Wall Art for a Fresh Look in the Hall. Fun ideas!



Do take some time as you link up today to visit a few other party-goers and enjoy their posts! Thank you, sweet friends! 💖






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Share Your Style #268

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #268This 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 and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman your host 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

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A 5 Minute Late Summer Door Basket ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge (which is always fun!). Lots of inspiration; I hope you will stop by. 



And here are this week’s featured posts…


5 reason to love alfresco dining



Rachelle at My Hubbard Home starts us off with 5 Reasons to Love Al Fresco Patio Dining I love this post because hopefully soon the heat of summer will leave and we can all get back to dining outdoors! 



Penny of Penny’s Treasures shares her lovely summertime tables in this post ~ Dining Alfresco: 5 of My Favorite Tablescapes. So pretty!

Are you working on an upcoming kitchen redo? Here’s a great post about Kitchen Island Inspiration by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Love it!!!


How to make a diy wood laptop stand

Hannah at Handmade Weekly shared her great DIY Laptop Stand and this woodworking tutorial shares all the how-to’s!! Awesome job!!!

red kimono, kimono dress, gold mules, fashion over 40, Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge brings us her lovely red kimono in this post set on a lake… (sigh!) ~ A Kimono Story (Part of Link Up on the Edge #205).

CA style nicoise salad

Also visiting with SYS for the first time is MaryJo of Master Pieces of My Life who shares this delicious looking salad ~ On the Menu – California Style Salade Niçoise. Yum and welcome!!! MaryJo also had a great Bathroom Reveal linked up, too!
Spring Mix Salad with Roasted Red Peppers + Goat Cheese + Nuts potsandplanes.com

Mary of Pots and Planes shared her scrumptious looking recipe for Spring Mix Salad + Roasted Red Peppers + Goat Cheese + Nuts. Dig in!!

Do take some time as you link up today to visit a few other party-goers and enjoy their posts! Thank you, sweet friends! 💖





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A 5 Minute Late Summer Door Basket

Welcome to this month’s 10 on the 10th as a group of lifestyle blogging friends gets together on the 10th of each month with and idea you can create for usually under $10. This month we are sharing home decor and Back-to-School ideas for the End of Summer!




If you are new to French Ethereal, welcome! I wish to thank our host Ann of Apple Street Cottage for getting all of us together. Terrie is taking a break this month, but usually she is with us. The posts from everyone who is on today’s tour are linked at the end of this post for you.



5 Minute Late Summer Door Basket

I decided to create a new hanging door basket since I’ve had my current French style basket on our front door all spring and summer filled with various blooms. 


Normally I go to my stash of faux florals to create new door hangings or mantel displays (like this summer mantel), but I knew already that I didn’t have any late summer/early fall flowers to choose from. The sunflowers I had were too large and some had fallen apart from sitting in storage for four years, so… 

I had to go shopping. 

I admit right off that I spent slightly more than double our $10 amount, and sometimes you have to do that for a certain look. 💛

Here is what you need:

1 wood or grapevine basket ~ mine was 50% off at Hobby Lobby (not sponsored) = $7.79. 
1 bunch pale yellow peonies or mums = $10.19 (used 40% coupon) 
3 picks of small yellow sunflowers = $1.99 x 3 picks = $5.97
ribbon from my stash = $0
wire cutters 

TOTAL = $23.95 before tax.



I began with taking a small brown paper bag and tucking that inside to fill the gaps of this woven grapevine-and-wire basket (not shown). 
I love the texture of this basket with its horizontal lines of vines winding around plus the curlicue vine tendrils!




Next I clipped off two of the lower “breaks” along the main “stem” of the bunch of pale yellow/tan peonies with the wire cutters. This bunch was tucked inside the basket and paperbag liner, fluffing the flowers and bending stems to make the bouquet look more realistic.

Thirdly, I cut off about half of the mini sunflower stems, bent those flower branches accordingly, and placed them amongst the peony flower heads.

Our front door open to August’s late summer sunshine!


Thriller, Filler and Spiller

Usually you want at least three different types of flowers to create a bouquet, wreath or door hanger ~ the “thriller, filler and spiller.” I tried a few different blooms for a third and kept coming back to this simple late summer look. Adding a French wire ribbon with a hint of fall colors completes the late summer look.


Love the Dutch still life quality of this photograph!


I am very happy with how this door basket has turned out and I know you can make one that is equally amazing! Friends, follow the links to all of the ladies on today’s End of Summer tour. I know you will enjoy what inspiring decor ideas they have for you…


Patti ~ Pandora’s Box

Beth ~ Creatively Beth









Enjoy the rest of your summer, 
dear friends,