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Thanksgiving at Our Home

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After not being able to get together with family for the better part of a year last year, due to Covid restrictions, we planned to get together with a couple of friends. That fell through when one became ill and landed in the hospital, (he is home and doing better) so… Mr. Ethereal and I enjoyed a thanksgiving meal by ourselves. πŸ™‚

I shared this tablescape earlier with just the pumpkin centerpiece. By just adding a few tableware pieces in browns and white, our Thanksgiving table was set! The cups and saucers are from Johnson Brothers’ Friendly Village and the salad plates were found at Cracker Barrel a few years ago.

More pieces may be available, but I only found these small dessert/salad plates with pheasants and bears on them. They appear very Scandinavian to me with the outer ring of flowers around the brim ~ what do you think?

Creamware for Thanksgiving

I kept the Shabby Chic rumpled tablecloth look and set the table simply ~ with just the white dinner plate, salad plate, cup and saucer, and white handled flatware. I realized too late that I had forgotten the napkins! My favorite cream napkins with lace edging would be perfect here.

Really love this table setting with the faux pumpkins, browns, creams and white!

November flew by between work and working on the shed and garden during the weekends, that I didn’t get to share many fall posts, so here I’ll do a little catch-up:

Out front, the impatiens have been in constant bloom since I bought them in early May or April. I moved the summer center flowers out to the garden beds and set down two medium-sized plant rings in each planters’ center. Then I double-stacked two white flat-stacker Cinderella pumpkins with two round white and cream pumpkins on top.

The effect was very ethereal and was just the soft fall look I was going for this year! Nothing too bold and orange, just soft and faded…

This was a neighboring garden I walked past on one of my walks and I think I shared all three of these photographs on my Instagram account. Love the soft pinks popping through all the happy Black Eyed Susans!

Moving back inside, the tablecloth is one I found in England on our trip over to see my brother and his family in 2005. I love its gently curving oval ends! Here you can just see the way it drapes along the curve.

Ethereal in candlelight…

Out of the many tablescapes I’ve created over the years, I think this is one my absolute favorite…

Our dinner

I cooked a 12 lb turkey for this year’s gobble, then made mashed potatoes, candied yams, stuffing and gravy from the pan drippings.

I think we were both glad to be home after all, although it would have been fun to visit with our friends. Dinner was good and a nice treat after many quick meals and Hubby having been away on business for the previous three weeks.

For dessert I’d baked a homemade pumpkin pie! The first in many, many years. ;)’

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was a good, restful day for you with a nice weekend right afterwards!

Happy holiday season, and many blessings from our home to yours,

Barb

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Share Your Style #326

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #326! Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends!!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you!
 As always, I am glad that you are here…
πŸ’œ

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.Β Β Thank you!πŸ’œΒ 

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! This week is our last week of “All Things Thanksgiving” with next week beginning our Christmas posts… I decided to wait because I just wasn’t ready for them this year. I know as bloggers we usually want our ideas out there early, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m sorry…

On another note, we have been having “Santa Ana’s” in North Texas this week (warm winter winds) usually in Southern California. Funny too, it FEELS like a So Cal fall day! ~ three days in a row in the high 70’s! The cold front returns this evening, though, so the confused plants will just have to get over this warm spell. πŸ˜‰

Now, let’s get to this week’s features! (Nothing finished from me this week.)

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debra from Common Ground gets my vote for the comfiest porch in this post ~ Cozying Up the Back Porch. Sooo pretty and inviting!
Amy over at A Day of Small Things brings us her lovely fall post ~
Sing to Me Autumn… Love the poem and her decor!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared some good fall reads in her post ~ September/October Book Wrap. Yes!!! Also good to stock up on for cozy winter reading. <3
Here’s a fun turkey Quick and Easy Thanksgiving DIY post from Thrifting Wonderland. Gorgeous bouquet!
faux leather trousers, cropped sweater, thrifted blazer, beret, fashion over 40, Stylish Monday, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shared her thoughts on being authentic in her post all about style ~ Faux Real Looks in Leather and Suede. Love this look for fall!
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Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared her beautiful table set for Thanksgiving with these lovely turkeys ~ Liberty Blue and Thanksgiving Table and Turkey Napkins. Lovely!!!
Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm shared this delicious recipe for How To Make Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Glaze. And as the rest of the post title says: Perfect for your holiday feast!!!
Rita from Panoply shared this lovely table set for Turkey Day in her post ~ Thankful… All kidding aside, there is much to be thankful for this year. <3
Sandra from Come to Dinner at Eight shared this perfect for late fall Autumn Tones for a Tray. So warm and inviting!!!

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. πŸ’œ

Let’s party!!!

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #325

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #325! Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends!!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you!
 As always, I am glad that you are here…
πŸ’œ

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.Β Β Thank you!πŸ’œΒ 

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Happy Wednesday to y’all! Oh my, are you having a tough time with the time change?? Does your area even do daylight savings time? I know some countries and areas of the United States do not.

No matter whether we “fall back” or “spring forward,” I am always a bit wiped out with the change. How about for you? This is probably what’s up with our kiddos at school, too. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I feel better after last week’s knock in the head and am back to work after three days off on Worker’s Comp.

So with that, let’s take a look at what I shared this past week and your wonderful featured posts…

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

Just one fun post, but at least I was able to get ONE up… πŸ˜‰ ~
An Ethereal Fall Tablescape.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Starting us off this week, Debra over at Common Ground shares this past post perfect for Thanksgiving decorating ~
Thanksgiving Seed Box on the Baker’s Rack. Love it!!!

So adorable!!! I had to share this sweet post from Cheryl from SewCanDo ~ A Little Dress for Fall. Cheryl has a couple of different patterns included that are free to download, so stop on by!

Penny from Penny’s Treasurers shared a fun Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Corner for the Holidays this past week. Love it!!! (We have one similar and Hubby loves his espresso machine…)
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Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared a past post here and it’s a goodie ~ A Vintage-Traditional Thanksgiving Dining Room Tour. Love all the treasures!!!
Niky from The House on Silverado brings us this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake. Yum!!!
Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas in the Dining Room-The Crowned Goat
CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared this lovely post ~
Thanksgiving Inspired Tablescape Ideas. So soft and ethereal!

Hang on another week to those fun Christmas ideas, friends! I WILL share them, just feeling Thanksgiving this week, tho I really liked Robin at Junk Journal’s cute Door Knob Christmas Trees! (I’ll share them next week… ;))

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. πŸ’œ

Thank you so much for all your wonderful thoughts and comments,

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #323

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #323! Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends!!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you!
 As always, I am glad that you are here…
πŸ’œ

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.Β Β Thank you!πŸ’œΒ 

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Hello everyone! I have been taking a break from blogging these past couple of weeks, as you can see by the lack of posts here in October. It’s not that I don’t have some pics for you, but I can’t:

  1. Photograph the kitchen because it is a mess.
  2. The new washer and dryer are in, but I kept the old dryer for a friend. Turns out her new house isn’t set for a gas dryer… So, we still need to post it out on Facebook Marketplace and see if someone could use it. It is sitting in the dining room area next to the china hutch.
  3. I am just tired from working five days a week. I love my job working with Special Education, but my body is tired. The whack in the head a few weeks ago when an 8′ post dislodged after I closed the gate (which didn’t close well; Charles has now fixed that, thank you!) didn’t do me any favors, either. Yoda was hit with it also. I did go to the emergency room on the following Monday and I just had a mild concussion. πŸ™‚

So I am hoping to get back to regular posts soon! I’ve been walking a lot and we are still working on the fence. We are going to begin putting in posts for the south fence this coming weekend and we are also going to work on insulating the new garden shed. It’s still good weather outside so this is the time to get fall projects done. πŸ™‚

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debra from Common Ground is back with a lovely all-white fall vignette in this post (featuring her Snowy Owls DIY) ~ October Entry with Snow Owls. Lovely!!!
Debbie from Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her sweet doll house in this fun Halloween post ~ Halloween at Nelson Crest and a Bit More Fall Decor.
The Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, VT
Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea brings us her lovely trip to the Woodstock Inn and Resort in her post ~ Vermont Fall Vacation 2020. Lovely!!!
Thrifting Wonderland shared this wonderful easy Simple Fall Table Setting. Love the cool colors with pops of bright autumn colors!
Tin Woman/ Tin Man Costume, Silver dress, Halloween costume, fashion over 40, Shelbee on the Edge, Wizard of Oz Costume
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shared her fun costume (and others!) in this post ~
Over the Rainbow Halloween Costumes and Link Up. If Dorothy and the Tin Man
had a daughter… πŸ˜‰
Penny of Penny’s Treasures brought out her Halloween gal in this post ~
Hot Apple Cider Bar and Witches Brew Punch. Love the decorations!!!
Robin from Junk Is My Life (formerly The Junk Journal) shared the transformation and how-to of this sweet Milk Painted Music Table. Love the 1940’s style green!!!
DIY Dollar Tree Glow in the Dark Halloween Candy Bucket-The Crowned Goat
Coco from The Crowned Goat shared this easy to make last minute idea ~
a Glow in the Dark Halloween Candy Bucket. Fun idea and it’s 3-D!!!

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. πŸ’œ

Happy linking, friends!

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #321

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #321. Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends! πŸ™‚

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 social media sites, too.Β Β Thank you!πŸ’œΒ 

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Well, friends, my computer is fixed (yeah!)!!! It turned out to be just a matter of moving over a year+ of photos (and their folders) and a bunch of documents and videos. Then the Apple tech was able to help me download a new operating system ~ Mojave. Technically this is an older system now, but new to my 9 year old Mac Book Pro!

So let’s check out all the wonderful features from two weeks ago this week! And I have been ignoring all the skeletons and Halloween things, but I do enjoy tablescapes so one or two might creep in… (pun intended). πŸ˜‰

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

Fall in the Potting Shed ~ a look at how our shed is coming along as we bring garden supplies and equipment inside as well as updates coming in the future.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

I love Debra of Common Ground’s French farmhouse style and her use of whites with greys and this post Fall Centerpiece Basket with Pumpkins just fits soooo perfectly! Lovely…
Debra also shared her Fall Sideboard and a Trip to the Vintage Peddler, an antique booth near her home. Check out all the wonderful finds she and her hubby brought home!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared her trip to the lake, visits with friends and these beautiful elk from the local elk park… Wow! Do check out her post, friends: Postcards from the Lake: A Wet and Lonely Week.
mint striped sweater, easy fall outfit, sweater and jeans, braided sandals, fashion over 40, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge is back with her style link party in her post ~
An Easy Early Fall Outfit (comfortable, which I think we all love!) and Spread the Kindness Linkup #242.
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Dare I “brooch” the subject, from Debbee’s Buzz, Debbee’s Silly Skeleton Poses on an Elegant Halloween Table looks ever festive in pearls, silver and costume jewelry! Love all the table decor!!!
Totally in love… with CoCo of The Crowned Goat‘s Fall Front Porch Tour!!! There is just something cheery and festive about soft pastel pumpkins, ethereal whites and mums… Enjoy this beautiful post!
How to Create a No Sew DIY Grain Sack Pillow Cover-The Crowned Goat
CoCo also shared this post ~ No Sew DIY Grain Sack Pillow Cover ~ which I totally love! Hope you will, too. <3
Last up for this week is this cutie-patootie who is Rita from Panoply‘s little granddaughter! They are just coming by to say… New Season, New Home!!! Do stop by and offer your well-wishes as they pack and move back into their old neighborhood. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ’œ

If you’d like to follow myΒ Share Your Style boardΒ on Pinterest I’d appreciate it,Β thank you!Β I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there. πŸ’œΒ  Thanks so much!!!

I’d love it if you would sign up for my blog, too! I appreciate your friendship. πŸ’œΒ 

Happy linking!

Hugs, Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #299

Welcome, friends, to this week’s Share Your Style #299!!! 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.Β I appreciate you!
Β As always, I am glad that you are here…

I realize as I write this, I put up the wrong photo as the lead photograph for SYS last week, but, oh well!!! Some days the brain just isn’t working straight, lol! πŸ˜‰ Anyway, back at it this week and much less drained. Today shares another fun group of features ~ there are soooo many good posts to choose from, you guys!!

Well, it’s spring time, friends! And with spring cleaning, along comes all those DIY projects none of us felt like doing this winter because… We were all FREEZING!!! (LOL!) ;)’ This week’s theme just naturally turned into a DIY one with a few other fun features thrown in for good measure…

Enjoy! <3

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.Β Β Thank you!πŸ’œΒ 

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

I have other posts in the works, but this past week I was slowly finishing things up in the new side garden (being careful to not lift more than 15 lbs./time, and digging lightly). I am also getting things done at home with a light and careful spring cleaning! Much needed after all the dirt that comes inside from myself, Mr. Ethereal and Yoda. πŸ˜‰

And here are this week’s featured posts…

How To Brighten Up The Front Porch
Rachelle of My Hubbard Home shares some great tips on How to Brighten Up the Front Porch for Spring. Love it!!!
Carol from Bluesky at Home shares this tutorial ~ How to Transform a Vintage Dining Table with Paint. I actually think I might do this with my English tea cart… It has sooo many water rings and scratches now. Good to revamp once in a while, huh?!
seersucker, gingham, argyle, pastels, print mix, Easter outfit, cloche hat, fashion over 40, Shelbee on the Edge
Love this!!! Shelbee on the Edge brings us her awesome retro style in this Easter fashion post ~ Adventures in Thrifting, Part 8 (also Link Up on the Edge!). You go, Girl!!!
Uwe and his wife (pictured here) from My DIY OL share creating a new shelving for storage and display in their kitchen in this detailed post ~ Regal fΓΌr die Kuche (Shelving for the Kitchen). Really like how it turned out! Great job, Uwe!!!
Niky from The House on Silverado shares how she and her husband built their deer-proof garden ~ We Built a Deer-Proof Raised Bed Garden. Really they built A LOT more than just this!!! Great post with tons of gardening ideas. πŸ™‚
I had seen these sweet roosters from Lisa of Fresh Vintage by Lisa over on another site this past week, and I am sooo happy to share this fun and easy DIY with you this week! How to Make a File Folder Pocket Junk Journal. Super cute idea!!!
Completed Dollar Tree Cricut sign
Niky from Life As a Leo Wife brings us this Cricut tutorial (I need to study this!) to make this cute sign in her post ~ Dollar Tree Cricut Sign.
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And last up for this week, Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shares her sweet spring wreath DIY ~ Ladybug Wreath for New, Existing Homes Bridges Seasons.

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. πŸ’œ

Happy linking, everybody!

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #298

Welcome, friends, to this week’s Share Your Style #298!!! 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…

Woowee! I am so sorry about last Wednesday… I should have called off the week before as I knew I was getting my second Covid-19 vaccine last Wednesday morning, but then thought I’d be back in time (and feel well enough to run SYS). Well, at 6:00p.m. I was still in Oklahoma and by 8:00p.m., the time I got home, I was beginning to “freeze.” I had the usual reaction (again) with fever and chills, body aches, head ache and just sleeping hours…

This week, I am good, except during the time between the first and second shots, I was tripped backwards by a student at school, so… I have a broken tailbone (looked like a spiral fracture, but I could be wrong). Now I am out on Worker’s Comp leave! Crazy year…

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!! He is risen!!! I got no Easter posts out, really. I’ve been in the winter funk for a while and with so many changes at work (plus getting the virus in the fall, and now this injury…), I have been feeling overwhelmed. With this leave, I should have plenty of time to get myself back to “normal.” πŸ˜‰

Enjoy this week’s features, friends! It’s good to be back… πŸ™‚

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!πŸ’œ 

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

No posts this past week but I do want to share our Miss Kim lilac in bloom! Last year it bloomed in a lovely light purple, but I think I didn’t feed it enough so the blooms are a pretty white!

I will be sharing more from the garden soon! Lots to still plant from the Oklahoma trip last week, plus an update coming on the brick mow strip around the new planter beds…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debra from Common Ground shared her lovely Easter vignette in this post ~ Pretty Pastels and Forcing Tulip Tree Branches. Adorably cute! Love the velveteen rabbit…
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Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared her adorable furry friends in this Easter time post ~ Darling Vintage Style Stuffed Easter Bunny Collection. So cute, don’t you think??! Debbee also shared this lovely post ~ Peter Rabbit and Friends Beatrix Potter Figurine Collection.
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MaryJo at Master”Pieces” of My Life shared her trick for gilding in this DIY post ~
How to Antique a Gold Gilded Mirror ~ Love the results!!!
Roasted Asparagus Wrapped potsandpots.com
Mary over at Pots and Planes shared her delicious recipe for Roasted Asparagas Spears Wrapped in Prosciutto. Can you say YUM?!!
BEDROOM DECOR IN GREEN AND YELLOW
Rachelle of My Hubbard Home brings us a fresh spring post ~ Spring Decorating in the Bedroom (Simple Home Ideas). Love it!!!
And because I missed last week’s post completely and we didn’t get to see enough fun Easter ideas, here is another for springtime decorating idea and to make for next year… from Lisa of Fresh Vintage by Lisa ~ Recycled Jars for Spring.
Europe Cakes, Shelbee on the Edge, Radical Ralph
Looking for a cute birthday cake idea? Look no further than Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge‘s post featuring her son Ralphie ~ In the Blink of an Eye. Time goes so fast, doesn’t it??
Please welcome newcomer Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm shared the making of this exquisite dining building in her post ~ Outdoor Dining Pavillion. Heavenly!!!…
Penny of Penny’s Vintage Treasures shared a completely fresh idea on updating our old Battenburg lace tablecloths in this post ~ Spring Battenburg Lace Table Runner. Totally in-love with this idea!!! Perfect for cloths with damaged bits.

And that’s it for this week, dear friends!

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. πŸ’œ

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Let’s Go Mardi Gras! Belatedly Quick Mardi Gras Decorating Ideas for Your Home

 

Louisiana’s grand two week celebration held in New Orleans each year and known world-wide simply as Mardi Gras may not be city host to the grand parade, massive celebrations and frat house parties this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, but Mardi Gras is being celebrated BIG in other ways!

The Crescent City has come up with a fun alternative all its own called “Yardi Gras” where sororities, fraternities, businesses and other sponsoring “krewes” and homeowners are lending their front yards and inside their homes as backdrops to display all of the wonderful Mardi Gras floats, flowers and more!…

A large statue of a dinosaur wears a beaded necklace and top hat, standing in front of a decorated house.
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Here are a couple of photos I found out on The Atlantic website for the City of New Orleans. You just have to boogey on over to see more of the crazy magic that is Mardi Gras!…

A decorated two-story house appears to have tentacles emerging from its upper windows.
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I’ve learned since moving to Texas that New Orleans is only six hours away and just over the Texas-Louisiana border, not unlike the five hour drive from our former home in Murrieta, California to Las Vegas, Nevada!

Just a hop-skip-and-a-jump!!! So maybe next year I’ll get to visit Mardi Gras… ;)’

Can’t wait to try the food! YUM!

It’s wearing frightful color combination in public and rolling your eyes at the guy in your office who–like clockwork, year after year–denies that he got the baby in the king cake and now someone else has to pony up the ten bucks for the next one.

Chris Rose, as quoted in GoodReads

Two of my friends, Loretta and Karen June, who love to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras season!

Here are my friends from our IOOF lodge here in Denton who found these Mardi Gras shirts last year at a Buc-Ees gas station (a big deal here in Texas!) on the way to Louisiana.

Two nuts trying not to laugh!!! XD

Another friend from Lodge, Torrance, shared her mantel with me and I get to happily share it here with y’all!

(Oh, and Torrance and her husband went by Terrell, Texas two weekends ago and picked up a shirt for her and me!! Woot!) Bummer we had all the crazy snows this week here in Texas as I was looking forward to wearing my Mardi Gras shirt to school… Since the City of Denton has very few “snow plows,” school was cancelled in shifts this week. Most of us haven’t had internet and many are without power all over Texas ~ which is WHY this post is getting out to you late. πŸ˜‰

Love love love Torrance’s living room mantel decorated with French New Orleans masks and all the bright colors associated with Mardi Gras! She even put up a small Mardi Gras Christmas-type tree! Too cute… <3

My version of a Mardi Gras display…

Here is a fun link to a Mardi Gras celebration caught on film a few years ago…

Everywhere else, it’s just Tuesday…”

Yahoo search on Mardi Gras quotes

Here on our library table (vis-a-vis our tea table/end table) I had fun creating my own Mardi Gras vignette. I am so happy I found this French couple at the thriftshop last fall! They work perfectly into so many tableaux…

Picking up the bright and fanciful colors and creations This is Mardi Gras in a scaled-down version. I looked for anything I had that was trΓ©s French, sparkly and ethereal!

courtesy my friend Karen June Bays

Well, friends, even though Louisiana didn’t get to have their “official” Mardi Gras again this year due to Covid-19 and not enough people having been innoculated, and then all the snowy weather with Snowpocolypse 2021, I hope you enjoyed a little celebrating in your own home!…

Big hugs,

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #287

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #287! 

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… πŸ’œ

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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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We had a very nice Christmas and ended up driving down to Austin over New Year’s to visit our daughter since she couldn’t come up our way afterall. Just a quick two-day getaway, but also very nice!

I am picking up posts from our last Share Your Style (#286) two weeks ago. Thank you to you all for this time of relaxation! I didn’t take much time off when I was ill in October, so it was nice to follow the example of other blogger/design influencers and take these past two weeks off… Thank you! <3 Happy to be back, though!!!

A Christmas Birthday Tea by the Tree ~ Fabby of Fabby’s Living shares this gorgeous holiday table for a family friend and caregiver for her mother. Just lovely!
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Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shared her table set for Santa’s arrival in this festive post ~ Twas the Night Before Christmas Eve Table

*Two lovely red and white transferware posts for you because we all love these pieces so much!!! Look for more of these lovely patterns around Valentine’s Day… <3

Debra of Common Ground shared this garden style Christmas post ~ French Country Christmas in the Dining Room.
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Rachelle of My Hubbard Home brings us this fun skating wreath in this post ~ Holiday Door Wreath (That Only Takes 10 Minutes).
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Michelle Churchman from My Bijou Life Online brings us some fashion to take us into the new year in this post ~ A Leopard Print for Style Imitating Art. Totally fun go-to dress!!!
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Shelbee of Shelbee’s On the Edge shares her fun wintery style in this post, also part of Style Imitating Art, Gumball II by Charles Bell.
For anyone who follows Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home she and her hubby have finally finished their kitchen remodel and here is that post… Just in time for the holidays and bright and clean welcoming in the New Year! ~ Vintage Traditional Christmas Home Tour and A Festive New Kitchen.
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Inge and Else of ElseRBlog bring us this adorable Christmas Tree with Cupcake Papers DIY (Kerstboomjes von Cupcake Bakformen Papier — DIY).
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Coco of The Crowned Goat shares an easy tutorial perfect for leaving up all winter long in this post ~ DIY Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments.
Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog brings us her sweet doll house decorated in holiday attire in this final post for this week ~ Christmas at Nelson Crest.

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. πŸ’œ

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Happy New Year, Y’all and welcome to 2021!

Barb

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Share Your Style #283

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #283! 

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… πŸ’œ

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog!

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

Put together a Fun Christmas Crate in 10 Minutes ~ Should have been part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge but I blew the deadline… Oh, well! πŸ˜‰

Debra over at Common Ground shared her fall entryway table in this lovely Thanksgiving tableau ~ Transitioning a Fall Entry to Thanksgiving. Lovely!

And because I loved this post from Debra also ~ Using Vintage Frames for a Thanksgiving Mantel. Don’t you just love the layered frame look? Beautiful!!

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CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared an easy to make holiday spray used here on the door in this post ~ Creating a Simple Holiday Spray. I am all about simple this year!

Tiffany (Tee) of TeeDiddlyDee shares her beautiful fall hutch in this seasonally colored post ~ Fall Vintage Door Hutch. Totally love all the upcycled pieces of wood and turned pieces!!

Cindy from Cloches and Lavender shared this gorgeous wintertime wreath in this DIY post ~ Quick and Easy Winter Wreath. Simply stunning! Love the feathers… <3

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. πŸ’œ

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If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Barb