Share Your Style

Share Your Style #345

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #345! Happy Wednesday to y’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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Welcome to another Wednesday Share Your Style, friends!!! I apologize for getting the party up late this evening. I have no excuse other than I got five hours of sleep and it’s the end of the school year. No posts for me with the heavy work outdoors schedule but I will be back writing and sharing what’s new here soon!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day either for yourself or celebrating with the significant women in your lives. My daugher sent a Tiff’s Treats box of chocolate chip cookies and another of truffles. They are getting eaten sparingly!

Later on Mother’s Day, I was out planting again in the 90 degree heat and thankfully there was a great breeze. The soil is well roto-tilled and now it is just a matter of just digging holes, fertilizing and getting plants in the ground. It was pleasantly comfortable outside, even if hot. All of the plants are doing well with water every morning or every other day, depending. Trying this new strategy this year. A post with the south fence all planted will be coming soon!

Well, this week’s party is all about patriotic crafts, tablescapes and some travel ideas for summer holidays!

Let’s get to the party, shall we?

And here are this week’s featured posts…

DIY 4th of July Wreath
First up is this fun Patriotic Decor DIY American Clothspin Wreath by Kippi at Home. So easy and fun to do with the kids!!!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared My New Neighbor in this sweet birdwatching post. Wonderful news for spring!!
Cheddar, Chive And Ham Muffins: How To Make
Claire Justine shares how to make these delicious muffins for any soirée ~ Cheddar, Chive and Ham Muffins. Yum!!!
MaryJo from Master “Pieces” of My Life shared this fun tablescape from her post ~
Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So pretty and perfect for any occasion!!
Another beautiful tablescape to copy comes from Lori from Dining Delight in her beautiful post ~ Mother’s Day Tablescape in Spring Colours. Just lovely!!
Debra from Common Ground shares this lovely door basket in her patriotic post ~
Easy Patriotic Decor with Vintage Flags. Love it!!!
Debra also shared this lovely post using her gorgeous tableware ~
Lilac Basket with French Faience ~ our double header this evening!
The Strong Museum of Play, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge brings us a fun travel idea post ~
The Happiest Place on Earth and Link Up #293. Do stop by and check out where they went!!! Love this!!!
colle san Pietro potsandplanes.com
Last up this week is a trip to Verona, Italy’s City of Love… with Mary from Pots and Planes. Ooooohhhhhh!!! Look at that gorgeously clear water!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

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

Happy linking,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #344

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #344! Happy Wednesday to y’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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Good Wednesday evening, friends!! No new post this week but I do have a couple of photographs to share with you. I was out in the back garden last weekend, rototilling, raking and planting a couple of small trees…

Got the second Jane Magnolia planted near the left corner! This baby will only get to 15′ tall and about 10′ wide. The Thuja/Emerald Green Arborvitae will grow to about the same height but only about 3′ wide. Perfect for this corner spot and just adding color to the back fence!

The roses have been doing sooo well this year! Along the south house wall, all five roses are in bloom. Here is the Miranda Lambert deep pink rose in bloom just before a rainstorm last weekend. I quickly cut some of the roses and plunked them in a glass vase to save them from the incoming rain. So glad I did!!! Love them!!

Miranda Lambert ~ which has a lovely light scent!

We have some wonderful Mother’s Day features for you this week. So excited for Mother’s Day!! Hubby bought me some Ear Buds for this year’s MD so I’d be able to watch movies when I fly next (hopefully our trip to France this summer!).

Alright, let’s check out our features..

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Definitely flowers for Mother’s Day! Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy brings us around Michigan ~ Waking Up at Home and Beyond. Check out where she shot this… You’ll be surprised!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland shares with us her lovely
Sunday Flowers Vignette and Flowers from the Garden. Lovely!!!
7 Home Made Marmalade Recipes To Try Out
Claire Justine shared her recipes for 7 Homemade Marmelade Recipes. Perfect for a Mother’s Day breakfast!
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer collected some things here ~
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas #2. Fun choices!!!
Looking for a good movie to watch this weekend? Joanne from Aging with Ardor brings us ageing gracefully in this post ~ Andy and Red ~ from Shawshank Redemption with Tim Robbins as Andy and Morgan Freeman as Red (not sponsored, but my account).

A Beautiful French Country Wall Mural, artist painting wall, wall mural, painting trees
If you are a painter, perk up your mother or mother-in-law’s dining room with this lovely idea ~ A Beautiful French Country Wall Mural ~ from Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm. Gorgeous!!!
Renningers-Extravaganza-January-The-Crowned-Goat-4 From the Front Porch From the Front Porch
Lastly for this time, CoCo at The Crowned Goat shares
17 Easy Gifts to Make Before Mother’s Day. Wonderful!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

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

Happy Mother’s Day to you all,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #341

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #340! Happy Wednesday to y’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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Happy Wednesday to y’all! Funny story, I heard some girls talking today at school after school and this one girl kept saying, “y’all.” It’s just so typical Texas!!! And I am definitely picking it up as part of my lexicon. 😉

Well, sorry I am super late with SYS tonight… I came home, ate my Taco Bell chicken power bowl and promptly fell asleep. I have another cold and I am also tired from visiting up north with my kids for our little grandson’s 2nd birthday. We had a great time but it’s still traveling by air (with lots of wind turbulence… Can you say stressful??) and just not being home, so I guess my body is making up for it.

But, anyway, I DID manage to get one post out this week and then let’s get onto this week’s features… It’s all about Easter, amigos y amigas!!

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

Early Springtime in the Garden ~ sharing early photos and really recent ones as the daffodils really ramped up their bloom time!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debra from Common Ground has the cutest Easter Picket Fence Centerpiece to share with us all! Loving the sweet rabbit and his carrots…
Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa shared this adorable and easy post ~ How to Make Vintage Hankie Bunnies.
Hop on over to make some for your home!
surprise easter carrot on vintage tabacco leaf china plate
Love these!!! Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns shared her sweet
DIY Terrain-Inspired Easter Carrot Favors! Fun to make and to pop…
Sunday dinner with a split chicken breast, roasted potatoes and spring greens with homemade ranch dressing
Lynn from Living Large in a Small House brings us some spring greens in her post ~ Spring Salad Greens with Homemade Ranch Dressing. Yum!!!
CoCo from The Crowned Goat has a new dog story to tell along with her beautiful post, so do stop by and hear about “Piper” in Spring Home Tour!!
Sounds like a “pet project,” pun intended. She will be fine soon. :)’
Simply sweet violets spring decorating with violets
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared her sweet purple-y post ~
Small Spring Pleasures: Simply Sweet Violets… Reminds me of a song my mother used to sing…
Okay, not necessarily about bunnies or for Easter, but Larry the Yoga Frog just caught my attention. From Lynne at Thrifting Wonderland. Cute!
Lynne also shared a beautiful Easter Table in Black and White ~ just lovely!
Sandra from Come to Dinner at Eight rounds out our shares for this week with
A Field of Tulips on a Spring Table. Soooo pretty!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

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

Happy Easter weekend to you! And even if there are no posts about Jesus here, it is a wonderful time to remember the reason for the season and that He died on a cross for us all… 💜 

Happy linking, y’all,

Barb 🙂

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Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day to y’all! I missed getting this post out so thought I’d share it here a couple of days late. This winter has been crazy busy with my mother-in-law coming to stay with us, helping her find a new home and now helping her unpack.

Between working at school, the craziness there and helping Mom on the weekends, I just haven’t been writing (or photographing) much lately…

a conglomeration of Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter all mushed into one…

It is really nice to have this week off from school to be able to relax a bit, try and get over a head cold (yuck!), and later this weekend I head out to Athens, Texas for an IOOF state assembly meeting. It’s just a one-day event on Monday, so I won’t be back to work until Wednesday ~ which makes our holiday week extend a little longer. 🙂

Our springtime theme of light pinks in the new begonias and pretty pansies out front.

I have been cleaning and redecorating a bit with changes to the china hutch ~ switching it over from Valentine’s (never got a post out…) to a spring/Easter theme. (Might get it out.) It looks nice as I sit here and type!

A little shamrock Gini has had for years… It lives in compacted dirt in this antique pot thrown by her father back in the 1920’s or so.

I had been repotting my mother-in-law’s cuttings from her 57 year old garden in California and a bunch have made it three months now! Two roses have rooted for sure, and several other plants have as well. All had unfortunately sat overnight in hard freezing temps in her car while she and her son (Mr. Ethereal) slept in a hotel on their way here over New Year’s.

When I potted these up in early January, I mixed my own compost and added some Espoma Starter fertilizer. We were rewarded this week with these pretty blooms!

About half of those plants have survived with many of the succulents doing the best. No geraniums made it, though… 🙁 Just too cold for them in that car and here. 🙁

A few of the plants hanging out in the dining room window. They catch the afternoon sunlight here but will move up to better pots here later this spring.

But spring is coming and with a good fertilizer feed, I expect these survivors to begin putting on leaves and to start flourishing.

I’ve just moved my plants out of the greenhouse/potting shed and I’ll get a post out as soon as the yard is swept up and looking tidy. I ordered some bulbs online and got those nepeta and hellebores planted this week from Dutch company K. Van Bourgondien (not sponsored, but would love to be!).

new magnolias!

The dwarf magnolias I bought at Lowe’s last month and sheltered in the shed are bursting into bloom! They made it through the second Arctic overnight 25 degrees just fine, piled with leaves and wrapped against the cold with a garden quilt. I put them back in the shed so their tender open petals wouldn’t be blown off in the 45 mph gusts we had on Thursday and Friday.

I will shoot some more pics for you! They are gorgeous… This type of magnolia only grows to about 12′ tall and wide, which is perfect for our backyard.

Daffodils out front of our veterinarian’s office

St. Patrick’s Day

BY ELIZA COOK

St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day!

Oh! thou tormenting Irish lay—

I’ve got thee buzzing in my brain,

And cannot turn thee out again.

Oh, mercy! music may be bliss

But not in such a shape as this,

When all I do, and all I say,

Begins and ends in Patricks’s Day.

Had it but been in opera shape,

Italian squall, or German scrape,

Fresh from the bow of Paganini,

Or caught from Weber of Rossini,

One would not care so much—but, oh!

The sad plebeian shame to know

An old blind fiddler bore away

My senses with St. Patrick’s Day.

I take up Burke in hopes to chase

The plaguing phantom from its place;

But all in vain—attention wavers

From classic lore to triplet quavers;

An “Essay” on the great “Sublime”

Sounds strangely set in six-eight time.

Down goes the book, read how I may,

The words will flow to Patrick’s Day.”

***found on Poetry Foundation.org

And we’ve begun working on the fence again…

Whoa!!!

St. Paddy’s Day winds swirled around and pulled the east end of the southern fence away from its post. Hubby has since tied it back with a bungie cord. Now the next post towards where I was standing is pulling out… Good thing Hubby put in 10 metal fence posts for the new fence just outside of view!

Must be those rascally Leprechauns…

Cute little guy found on the internet and hailing from Oriental Trading Company.
Garlic, green onions and potatoes are planted and beginning to grow in this planter.

We had swirling winds during the day on Thursday. Dust devils pushed leaves up on the patios out back and in front. Forget about blowing them off!

During the night the rain storm showed up with cool cloud-to-cloud lightning…

The strange reflections on this photograph are off my phone as I shot this picture. This was a lightning streak torn across the sky which left the cloud visible afterward. Very strange and beautiful!

And that’s kinda how our St. Patrick’s Day was ~ super windy and then spotted rain. Made a mess of our cars; got a car wash today while filling the tank (yikes! almost $100…)

More rain and winds are expected this coming week. We sure need the rain! Texas is in its 3rd year of drought, from what I see. So used to drought, coming from California… (roll eyes!)

Well, that’s it for today, friends!! I hope you had a lovely St. Patrick’s Day and might have even eaten some corned beef and cabbage. I forgot to buy some at the store but it sure would have tasted good… ;)’

Happy blessings to you,

Barb 🙂

Home Decor, Share Your Style

Share Your Style #335

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #335! Happy Wednesday to y’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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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More: love is in the air

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day to y’all! I’m sure most of you know Cindy over at County Road 407. Well… She informed me the other day that since I’ve been here in Texas for over five years now, it’s high time I use “Y’all!” 😉

So y’all’ll be hearing me use some twang around here, lol! (Actually, my original accent is from Ohio, so when I moved here, the twang just got worse!) Cindy rounds out this week’s featured posts and you’ll find hers down below.

I am excited to feature more Valentine’s posts for you, and coming next week we will be moving into all things Spring! I should be eeking out a quick post for tomorrow. I’ll be joining the $10 on the 10th gang with a quick springtime post.

So, until then, let’s get this party started!

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

A Valentine’s Day Tea and Pop-Up Blog Hop Party ~ the party IS OPEN through tomorrow at 12 noon. 💜 

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Daniela over at Sweetly Dreaming of the Past shared this inviting Living the Old Ways ~ Our Winter Sunday’s Breakfast. Yum!
Valentine's Day Cookies with Jam Pin
Lois from Walking on Sunshine shared this easy recipe for
Valentine’s Day Cookies. So pretty and delicious looking!!!
Rita from Panoply shared a post about this and that which included these fun memory craft ideas made for family members by a friend ~
Miscellaneous Musings #21. Love the apron idea!!!
Newcomer Lenny over at Fat Dad Foodie brings us his quick recipe for
No Bake Heart Rice Krispie Treats ~ perfect for your little Valentines!!!
Some fun reads to get you through winter and beyond: Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared her favorite
January Reads!
Easy Cricut Project tic tac toe bags
Sarah from Must Have Mom shared this sweet craft-sewing project perfect for giving your sweetheart and friends this Valentine’s Day! ~
Cricut Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe Bags. Adorable!
Robin from Junk is My Life shared a neat DIY post creating this Shabby Chic
Fancy Floral Chair. Love it!!!
Debbie from Debbie-Dabble Blog has so many sweet
Valentine’s Vignettes in the Living Room to share this week! Love her romantic looks!!
make cupcakes not war tag hanging on cloche
And last up for this week is this fun post from Cindy from County Road 407 ~
A Sweet Pinterest Challenge with a Valentine’s Day Cloche. Lovely!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

Happy Valentine’s to you,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #333

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #333! 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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Don’t you just love that Valentine’s Day is coming soon? I have a couple of Valentine’s posts but just haven’t put everything together yet. I found the battery charger for my Canon camera so happily I can shoot nice photos again, yeah!!! Now that Covid is waning, colds and flu seem to be back again… I’m down with a cold that wants to turn bad so this SYS might be a quick one.

I hope this finds you well and healthy! Now let’s check out this week’s featured posts…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Let’s begin this party with Niky’s post from The House on Silverado ~ a Date Night: Dinner for Two ~ perfect for the Valentine in our lives!
Longtime friend Daniela from Sweetly Dreaming of the Past shared her beautiful post full of long-ago fashions to love again ~
History of Fashion: Civil War Fashion.
Closeup of strawberry pudding cups with fresh strawberrries.
Lori from Walking on Sunshine Recipes brings us these yummy
Strawberry Pudding Cups. Yeesssss!!!
painted mason jar valentine craft
Newcomer Emily from Hunny I’m Home DIY shared this easy DIY to make and give ~ Easy Painted Mason Jar Craft for Valentine’s Day. Love it!!!
valentine's day gnomes
Newcomer Sarah from Must Have Mom created these adorable
DIY Valentine’s Day Gnomes. Really fun to make and give!!!
Laundry isn’t always fun but redoing our laundry rooms is definitely a Valentine to ourselves ~ Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm shared her’s in this post ~
Beautiful French Country Laundry Room Makeover.
Debra from Common Ground brings us her lovely post for winter decorating ~ Deer on the Winter Baker’s Rack. Really pretty!!!
Sandra from Dinner at Eight shared her fun thrifting post ~
All the Shades of Red: Vintage Glassware. Really fun pieces!!!

Honorable Mention

Rita from Panoply is back with a wonderful post sharing her new home ~ First Winter in Our New Home: Bare Necessities. I’m sorry I couldn’t pick up any photos! It’s darling!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

Happy linking!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #330

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #330! 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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Love this cutie patootie!!!

Happy almost New Year’s Eve, friends!!! Can you believe that another year has just flown by? I am grateful for the Covid vaccines that have come out, for surviving two rounds of Covid-19 during 2020, and for finally getting to really meet my grandson, Milo!

Milo loved how huge the oak trees were and enjoyed picking up acorns big and small.

The kids came for an early Christmas and we went down to Sea Life Park Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas, then a couple of days later we went to the Fort Worth Zoo. Both were excellent and the latter reminded me so much of the San Diego Wild Life Park in Escondido, California. Just the whole safari theme, the way the grounds were laid out… I really felt at home and I believe my daughter Amy and son Peter felt the same. 💜 

Well, I’m back working on the pavers heading from the backyard oak tree towards the entryway to the south garden. Hubby worked hard on the shed as he had time in between working during the Christmas week and these past two days. So… the shed is CLOSE but not quite finished. I did share a little on my YouTube channel today about what I’ve been doing and I’ll probably post there again tomorrow. It’s not pretty with lovely additions but I hope to learn how to do all that in the coming year! (My New Year’s resolution… 😉 )

So let’s get this party started…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Welcome newcomer Tilden from To Be Bright blog with the third part of her wedding story ~ The Brunch. And can you get over the views from Central Park??!!! Only been there once but it’s gorgeous from any vantage point… Do stop by and say hello! What a great way to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!!!
Congratulations, Tilden and Thomas!!! 💜 
Debra from Common Ground brings us her lovely story ~
Christmas on a Vintage Silver Tray. It must be the year to polish our silver! Will share some of mine in the new year… Love Debra’s tray and coffee set!!!
Decorate a Christmas tree with modeling clay and lights
Now that things have quieted down after Christmas… Elsa from Elsa R Blog shared this fun Christmas tree craft ~
Decorate a Christmas Tree with Modeling Clay and Lights. Totally unique! Love it!!!
little black dress, velvet top, plaid overcoat, winter style, Style Imitating Art, Shelbee on the Edge, fashion over 40
Looking for something fun to wear this winter? Look no further than Shelbee’s blog: Shelbee on the Edge and her post ~ Style Imitating Art: Snow Shadows by Tom Thomson.
Love this grey plaid jacket!!!
Amy from A Day of Small Things shared her visit downtown with daughter Amy and a look at her bedroom sanctuary decked out with Christmas… A Restful Christmas ~ A perfect respite from the world!
Lynne over at Thrifting Wonderland brings us this beautiful table setting…
Holly, Holly Table Setting. Love the bird plates and the gorgeous Santa and his sack!!!
A beautiful crêche… Niky from The House on Silverado shared her Christmas craft project ~ DIY Nativity Stable. Really complements her wooden figures. A beautiful gift for Baby Jesus!
CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared her story of growing up in a military family
(I can relate!) and this year’s Traditional Christmas Home Tour at Bliss Barracks. Lovely!!!
DIY Vintage Inspired Christmas Ornament-The Crowned Goat
CoCo also shared this lovely story about making a special ornament for a beloved aunt going through cancer treatments… Bring the tissues, Ladies! ~
Simple Vintage Inspired Ornaments.
Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared a centennial post this holiday season ~ My 100 Year-Old Kentucky Christmas Home Tour. Always a treat!!!

***

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

Thank you to you all for a wonderful year! In 2022, I hope you all are blessed with good health, enough money to take care of your bills and to put away as well as some to bless others, and much love from friends and especially family,

See you in the New Year!

Love and hugs,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #327

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #327! 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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Oh my goodness! I totally spaced last week with Thanksgiving coming on… I didn’t even think about creating SYS until about 10pm last Wednesday night. Hubby and I have been super busy working inside the shed, since he only had nights and the two weekends to help (before traveling back to California for work). The shed is almost done and I’ll share a nice post about its transformation soon!

Oh, well! Guess I should have said I was taking a week off anyway… Lol! This week we have a few Thanksgiving posts left over to share (pun intended), and a bunch of fun Christmasy ones for you… 💜 

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

Using Garland Throughout Your Home ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

I am loving Penny of Penny’s Treasures snowy winter wonderland look in her entry this year! ~ North Pole Bed and Breakfast Entry.
Debra from Common Ground shared her love of Thanksgiving with us in this beautiful post ~ Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Holiday Cupboard.
Absolutely adorable! I am excited to share Cheryl’s Nativity Gnome Family (from SewCanDo). Really fun idea!!! Did I mention a free pattern??!
vintage-spaghetti-trim-planter-white-Santa-Claus-collection
Debbee’s gone all Ho Ho Ho! with her festive post ~
Santa Claus Collection is Coming to Town.
From Debbee’s Buzz… <3
We’ve got a yummy appetizer here with Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy sharing her recipe for Jeanie Crostini. Yum!!!
Cosy Season Is Here: Faux Fur Jacket And Boot On
Claire from Claire Justine shares her warm and toasty late fall look here in this post from across the Pond ~ Cosy Season is Here: Faux Fur Jacket and Boot On.
Love the warm browns…
Santa
Claire also shared a trip to Nottingham Christmas Market Over the Years… Yes! I have the travel bug, too…
Liz from Howling at the Moon shares these adorable crocheted elves in this post about patterns from Lalylala Christmas. Still time to make some! Cute!!!
Recent newcomer Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland shared her lovely table set for Thanksgiving ~ Flowers from the Garden Tablescape. Love the mix and match!!! Welcome Lynne!
Newcomer Bridie from Heart, Hearth and Crafting brings us this lovely (and easy!) Simplicity skirt pattern for your favorite little girl! Very cute in this fun wintery check pattern… How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332. Welcome Bridie!!!
Dog with his mom and grandmother
Our final post for this week if from Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea… As many of you know, Paula has been living with Stage 4 lung cancer for a number of years. This is her most recent update ~ November 2021. Please stop by and wish her well, and keep both Paula and her mother on your prayers list as they go through their separate cancer journeys… 💜

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

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Just 24 more days until Christmas (eek!),

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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. 🙂

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! I appreciate your subscribing, also. As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

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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. 😉

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!!!

Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

Let’s party!!!

Barb 🙂

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