DIY Projects, Holidays, Home Decor, Thanksgiving

Share Your Style #368

Welcome friends to this week’s Share Your Style #368! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away? Neither can I…

I am super happy to have a week off next week to enjoy a little cooking, a lot of house cleaning (ick!), some reading and blogging, finishing up painting in our spare bedroom/office, and visiting with family!!!

Well, I worked on a couple of posts but didn’t get any finished, so… Let’s see what fun features you all have for us…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

COLOR ME BLESSED - COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS #coloring #relaxation #CountYourBlessings #ColoringBooks #AdultColoringBooks #BibleColoringBooks #ChristianColoringBooks
Dee from Grammy’s Grid shares the joy of coloring in this fun coloring book post ~ perfect for Thankgiving placemats and/or little gifts for your guests ~
Color Me Blessed Count Your Blessings.
Wendy from The Inspired Eater shared five pearls of wisdom on keeping weight off (isn’t that soooo needed over the holidays??) over a lifetime and links it to this lovely photograph ~ How to Lose the Shame After You’ve Gone Cookie Monster on Your Lifestyle. Yep… I think everyone needs this advice at some point/points in our lives! 🙂
Debra from Common Ground shared a refresh here in her lovely fall/Thanksgiving centerpiece post ~ Paint Refreshed Tote for a Farm Table Vignette. Love it!!!
Lynne over at Thrifting Wonderland shares this fun almost monochromatic Thanksgiving tablescape in her post Casual November Thrifted Tablescape. Love the whole ethnic look!!!
Niki over at The House on Silverado shares this yummy breakfast/dessert recipe ~
Starbucks Copycat Sugar Plum Cheese Danish ~ totally YUM!!!
Rita from Panoply shares her beautiful Thanksgiving table in this perfect post ~
Homeland Merriment Thanksgiving. Love this combination of plates and chargers!!! Gorgeous!
Sherry from My Journey Back shares her bright, fun blankets in this post ~ Thursday Crochet Project Update. Love how they are turning out!!
How to make a caramel apple fruit turkey for your thanksgiving celebration this year.
Old friend Kendra from A Proverb 31 Wife brings us this adorable DIY post for your Thanksgiving buffet table ~ Carmel Apple Fruit Turkey. Fun to make with your kids!!!
three kids laughing at a pumpkin patch with text overlay - easy ways to teach kids gratitude
Newcomer Charlene from Hessun Academy shares her Tips to Teach Kids Gratitude + a free gratitude journal to print. Great ideas!!! Welcome, Charlene!! 🙂
Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
Our next newcomer is Melissa from Everyday Savvy and she brings us these adorable Rice Krispie Treat Pops. So fun to make with your grands and any kids still living at home!! So loving all of your Thanksgiving ideas, friends!! Welcome, Melissa!!
And last up for this week comes to us from Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge who shares this look back at 10 Memories of the Holiday Season Link Up on the Edge (and a 10 on the 10th!). Love this little guy Archie in his Christmas jammies!!

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking, dear friends!

Barb 🙂

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Holidays, Home Decor, Recipes, Tablescapes

Share Your Style #367

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #367, dear friends! We have lots of great features for you. 🦃

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

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

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Well, we are well into the month of November. Can you believe that there are only two weeks until Thanksgiving? Me neither.

Seems like it was just summertime, not more than halfway through fall already. Well, with Thanksgiving quick upon our heels, you know there will be a plethora of Thanksgiving ideas to inspire you!

Plus, thank you for your service to all of our military and veterans! We appreciate you!!

Now let’s check out…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Thanksgiving-turkey-painted-glass-wearing-pilgrim-hat
First up this week is this fun craft idea from Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz ~
Paint Thanksgiving Turkey Glasses as Table Favors. I am loving these!!!
Debra from Common Ground shares a post with transitional decor spanning from early fall to Christmas ~ totally wonderful ideas!!! ~
Christmas Trees and Pumpkins: Can They Be Friends?
persian cat
Newcomer Cats & Dogs (Pets876.blogspot.com) shares this sweet kitty in one of many posts featuring different breeds of… cats and dogs ~
Kitty Persian Cat.. <3 Animals are such a part of our holidays and homes, this little fur friend just begged a feature spot! Welcome!!!
tips for a Thanksgiving mantel
Carol from Bluesky at Home brings us 9 Tips for a Thanksgiving Mantel in 30 Minutes. Love all those turkeys!!
Fall Winter Coat Trends
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shares this post of warm weather gear ~
Fall Winter Coat Trends ~ fun!!!
Plus size outfit idea for women over 40
Sally from Within a World of My Own shares this fashionable scarf worn several ways ~ perfect for wearing at Thanksgiving dinner! How to Wear a Heavy Scarf in Fall for SIA (Style Imitating Art): The Guitar by Juan Gris. You’ll get a little history lesson here, too!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland brings us a lovingly set table for Thanksgiving… Beautiful in soft browns and a bright pop of pink roses! ~ Setting a Table with Chocolate Brown.
Lynne also shared this wonderful walk through the woods… Dressed for fall. Lovely way to sum up the season!

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking!

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Share Your Style #366

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #366, friends! We have lots of great features to share with you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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

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

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

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy beginning of November, everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Happy All-Souls Day + Reeses Spider Recipe

Happy All Souls Day or Día de Muertos, friends! This past month at school, we created a table with books about Día de los Muertos and scary stories for Halloween. Then we had a treat table for staff on Halloween since we were in school on Monday. Come check out all of our fun!

First, we had a table decorated for September featuring Latino/Spanish authors, which then begat my idea for a Día de Muertos table display!

We had a substitute for our librarian on the day we pulled all of these books and together we found scary stories from around the world, Halloween books, non-fiction books about witches and more. Plus, we also had a couple of really nice books about The Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos with sugar skull candies on the cover and children celebrating their ancestors in ceremonial costumes.

The students had a good time browsing all of the books and reading most of them! Yesterday, I put all these away and prepped for our next table, which I’ll share more of in another post. 😉

Peek-a-boo!!!

Funny Reeses Spiders

I texted my daughter and asked her for the recipe last week sometime. I thought she had made these (I still think she has), but she said she hadn’t made these Reeses Spiders before. But, she did find me the recipe on Pinterest or TikTok and sent an image.

Keep putting spiders and Reeses candies back into the refrigerator as needed to harden the chocolates.

Super easy to make, here are the ingredients:

  • Reeses Peanutbutter Pumpkin Candies
  • melting chocolates
  • candy pearls or pre-made candy eyes
  • small twisted pretzels
I tried spooning then dipping each pretzel “leg” into the melted chocolate, then realized a pastry bag would work a whole lot easier!

How to make them:

  • First, break off the “rounds” of the pretzels and save for the spider “legs.” This is the difficult part as so much gets busted and just leftovers. Save and snack on later. ;)’
  • Melt the chocolates in a microwave-safe dish. Use the melted chocolate to glue on the pretzel pieces for legs. Use a pastry bag and fill with hot melted candy melt chocolate or a Ziplock baggie with a point cut off (that’s what I used).
  • Glue on the candy pearls for eyes with chocolate using your pastry bag.
  • Dot each candy pearl with chocolate creating the center of the eye.

These were so much fun to make and this is definitely something you can do with your children and grandkids!! The eyes were the fun part as you can space them far apart or close together. I made some cross-eyed spiders because that’s just part of the fun!

The first few I used melted regular chocolate chips and those just didn’t set up well, so… Mr. Ethereal and I ate them… with ice cream. :)’

But after mixing in melted chocolate melts, the pretzel “legs” “glued onto” the Reeses candy pumpkins well.

Wouldn’t these make cute crabs, too, for a summertime pool party?? Just use blue chocolate candy melts and “paint” the Reeses Pumpkin Candies with the blue all over, first. Then use the same pretzel legs…

I’ll need to go back and find some more pumpkin candies to freeze for later on. 😀

They getting away!… 😉

This was a really fun project and no spiders were left uneaten, so I’d say this was a hit!

Anyway, I thought you’d like this simple recipe to add to your recipe box.

Happy baking and Happy All Souls Day!

Barb 🙂

crafts, Holidays, Tablescapes

Share Your Style #365

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #365, dear friends!! It’s all about fall features this week…

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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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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We had a couple of days of rain over the past week and just having an inch or so has really perked up all of our plants! How about you? How is your fall garden doing? Our garden beds have enjoyed a second growing season with the advent of cooler weather. Sooo nice to see plants which were really suffering are now really happy…

Well, getting perennials planted in the ground and taking cuttings of existing plants are what I have been doing a lot of this fall, when I have time. So nice that we have had a long fall season with no freezes yet!

Other than that, what all have you been up to? Hopefully you are enjoying good fall weather in your neck of the woods!!

Let’s check out this week’s features…

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

Pumpkins, Pinecones & Cranberries ~ a Fall Centerpiece ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge using cranberries in our recipes, decor or crafts.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up is this cutie from Steph Creates ~ DIY Harvest Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece. Love how cute this pumpkin turned out!!! Plus, with Stephanie’s easy-to-follow instructions, you can whip out this fun pumpkin craft in an afternoon.
Ginger Pumpkin Pie: Great Recipe For Autumn And Halloween
Claire from Claire Justine’s new channel ~ Claire’s World ~ shares this delicious recipe for Ginger Pumpkin Pie: Great Recipe. Can’t wait to make this!!
Niky from The House on Silverado shares this fun Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath (DIY). Adorable!!!
An October Mantel with Snow Owls is a mid-fall creation Debra from Common Ground has shared. Love these sweet owls!!!
Our last feature this week is from DeeDee from Clover House who brings us her Front Porch Decor for Fall and Halloween. Stunning!!! And her kitty is pretty cute, too. <3

Honorable Mention

Amber from The Hungry Mountaineer shared her RV trip to Bishop, California in her post about making German-Style Potato Salad with Extra Bacon. I’m sorry that I couldn’t pull in any of her photos because of the writing wanted to come instead, but her recipe looks great! Stop on by to check out Amber’s post and see some of the Eastern Sierra mountain range, part of central California and right next to Nevada (think high desert).

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking, everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Holidays, Home Decor

Share Your Style #361

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #361, friends! We have lots of great features to share with you.

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

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

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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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It has been a week, friends. Yoda is feeling better, but we’ve had five days of off-and-on poopy messes in our kitchen and dining area. Thankfully, Yoda is getting better. After three different days of cleaning up, I am grateful for Yoda’s improvement.

Thank you for your well wishes! 🙂

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

Front Porch Fall Fix-Up ~ Two Ways! ~ This month’s Pinterest Challenge shares lots of good ideas to decorate your porches for fall!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

fall foyer styling
MaryJo from Master “Pieces” of My Life shared this ethereal post ~ Fall Foyer of Styling. Lovely!!!
purple-Halloween-table-black-bat-folded-napkin
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz brings out a lovely tablescape for us in her post ~
Gone Batty: A Black, White and Purple Halloween Table. Love it!!!
From Common Ground, Debra shares this awesome autumnal basket ~ Vintage Laundry Basket for a Fall Centerpiece. Gorgeous!!!
One small crystal ball with a skull inside and two small ones mounted on terra cotta pots with small glitter skulls inside.
Niki from Life As a Leo Wife shared this Halloween tutorial in this post ~ Make Your Own Crystal Balls for Halloween.
Want to make some clever decorator pies?? Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa shares this really creative decorative pie tutorial ~ Faux Mini Pie ~ So realistic, you’d want to eat it!
17 Tasty Bonfire Night Recipes Everyone Will Love
Claire Justine shares this post packed with 17 Bonfire Recipe Ideas ~ yum!!!!!
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shares a artistic post here ~ Postcards from the Lake: Road Trip to Harbor Springs. Check out what she writes about these beautiful draft horses… 🙂
Niky from The House on Silverado has a wonderful recipe to share in her post ~
Easy Whipped Ricotta Cheese Crostini with Honey and Walnuts. Looking delicious!!!
all about the hat, bohemian style, kimono over maxi dress, thrifted fashion
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge is the Mad Hatter in this chapeaux-filled post ~
All About Hats and Your Own Twist Link Up Party #48. Loving Shelbee’s here!!!
Wendy from WM Design House rounds out our features with this post sharing a
DIY Cornucopia. Pretty and fun to make!

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking,

Barb 🙂

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DIY Projects, Home Decor

Share Your Style #360

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #360, friends! So many good features to share this evening, it’s hard to choose!!!

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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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, y’all! Last weekend was BUSY! I drove down to Corsicana, Texas about 2 1/2 hours away for an IOOF State Assembly meeting where I took lots of notes as Secretary. Drove back mid-Saturday afternoon and then returned with my husband to the Denton Blues Festival. The music was terrific, the food was delicious and we made some good money towards next year’s scholarships.

If you’ve never heard of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF; and Rebekahs), it is a service organization a lot like the VFW, the Masonic Lodge and others. Anyway, we worked the Blues Festival again on Sunday until arriving home around 9:00p.m. TIRED hit me today and thankfully our school had its monthly teachers’ meetings in the afternoon, so… Classified staff (everyone who isn’t Administration or a teacher) could leave early and use personal or comp time. I slept for 1 1/2 hours… A great nap! 😀

So, anyway, nothing new except a quick photograph from the Blues Festival… Still working on other posts. <3

One of the first bands which I saw on Saturday evening… Good music!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

I love how one simple change to a room begets another! Debra from Common Ground shares her subtle fall changes here in this post ~ Boho Quilted Throw in the Garden Room. Love this throw and what’s on the coffee table, too!
Ann of Apple Street Cottage is back with this fun mash-up of pumpkin-y craft ideas in her post ~ Dollar Store Pumpkins Four Ways. Adorable ideas!!!
Newcomer Anita from Stampin’ With Anita shared this sweet fall-inspired card to create! Love how cute the mice are!!! ~ New Design Team. Welcome, Anita to the French Ethereal family!!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland brings us another of her lovely tablescapes in this post ~ Uncomplicated Fall Table Setting. Love the cherry colors!!!
first day of school, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge brings us two great posts: The Essential Back-to-School Checklist and 7 Ways to Surprise Your Disney-Loving Friends. Don’t her two sons look awesome?!! It is that back to class time for so many students and staff… Hard to believe we have been in-school now for over a month! We began the second week of August around here in North Texas. 🙂
Good summer transition for the workplace, Sally from Within a World of My Own shared several fashionable looks in her post ~ Brown Crop Pants Outfits for Warm Fall Weather. Love ’em!!!
The best 9 front porch decor ideas for fall
Looking for some fall porch ideas? Look no further than this post ~ The Best 9 Porch Ideas for Fall ~ from Wendy at WM Design House. Love the soft pumpkin colors paired with graphic greats, black and white!!!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared her sweet fall look in this post ~
The Enchanted Forest on the Buffet. Love the idea of using things which can be used in multiple season!! Lovely and you’ll have to check out Penny’s post to see THE CUTEST mushrooms and toadstools (I never know which is which so I never pick in the wild or my yard 😉 ).
Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas with Roses and Hydrageas in Aged Urns-The Crowned Goat
And let’s finish this week’s features with a soft fall design by CoCo from The Crowned Goat ~ Five Steps to Creating an Easy Fall Mantel. Love it!!!

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Enjoy the party, everyone! And Happy Fall, y’all!!!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #357

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #357! We have lots of great features to share with you.

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

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

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

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

SYS is back this week, yeah! 😀

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

So, let’s get this party started…

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

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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

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

Honorable Mention

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

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

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy almost September (and fall!!!),

Barb 🙂

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France’s Cinematic Views: Day 2 in Paris’ 7th, 8th & 1st Arrondissements

Well, my friends, my blog is finally living up to its name: French Ethereal! I am sooo excited to share more from our trip abroad. I went absolutely nuts taking photographs… Everywhere you look (and I do mean everywhere) is like looking through a movie camera lens…

Lots of motorcyclists and bicyclists spin about the city, and did you know you could rent motorcycles while you are here? I saw them available on some websites and you can go for a tour around Paris on a 1:1 tour via vendors through AirBnB’s website. (not sponsored)

I fell in love with all of the different bistro chairs! Each café and restaurant had their own version. These were at the little café we ate at our very first evening in Paris. From here, we walked over to the Eiffel Tower for the tour that never happened. We got scammed and I let AirBnB know about it.

Cute fence and locks! Actually, the only ones we saw. Never got down to the right bridges crossing over from Rive Gauche to Rive Droit (Left Bank to the Right Bank of Paris) to find more.
Love all the mini gardens up on Parisians’ balconies!

I thought I might pick up a bouquet of flowers to have in our hotel or bnb rooms, but Amy talked me out of it because…

How would we carry them on the train out to Grenoble and back?? Along with our suitcases and backpacks, etc??

She was right, of course. But it would have been lovely to have a bouquet to enjoy!

And there were lavender plants… sigh!

What place is this?

Pretty little park… And look at that cute wrought iron in the front here! Literally as I write this, I am just noticing it…

More of the park with a grand building in the background. Anyone know what this building is??

Oh, duh! Nm, I answered my own question just a few photos from now ~ Le Musée de L’Armée Invalides.

I went for a walk late on the morning of the second day we were in Paris on my own as my daughter was really, really tired and wanted to take a nap mid-morning. This was the day I posted that first look at Paris post and I typed until around noon. We’d had breakfast in our room (I brought hers up on a tray from the restaurant downstairs), and she waited too long for me to be ready. Totally my fault!

Anyway, this building is the military museum I walked by and it was free to enter on this particular day!

I started to go inside, but decided to save it for another day as I was on a mission to find a wedding present for my niece and soon-to-be new nephew…

Love the canons!

It was Thursday, 21 Julliet 2022. I didn’t know how to use the Metro yet, so I walked a couple of miles down the quai (sounds like “Kay”), across a big bridge there along Rue de Grenelle.

Our driver, a few days later, when we came back from Grenoble, told us this was built sometime around the French Revolution. It may have been a hospital for the “invalides,” soldiers injured during the war… Not sure.

The gorgeous wrought iron and gilded entrance into the museum…
Louis the Sun King’s coat of arms??

For someone who has shot over 50,000 photographs on black & white and color film since I was 8 years old, and now digitally… France is a feast for the eyes and the camera lens!

It is no wonder why Paris is featured as THE CITY in so many movies…

I took these photos just with my iPhone 12… I did shoot some with my big Canon but didn’t want to haul it all over the city every time I went out, so chose to just use my phone. Sooo glad these came out well!

This bridge opposite Le Musée de L’Armée was dedicated to these French soldiers who were killed during WWII. The man memorialized on the left-hand plaque received the
Cross of War (Croix de Guerre) for what he did on the battlefield.
Part of the museum under exterior renovation and cleaning. Might be a different museum but I shot this that same day…
Part of the bridge and looking beyond to the Jardin des Tuleries and beyond.

After crossing over the bridge, I walked around the Luxor Obelisk heading toward the Galleries Lafayette, a shopping mall someone told me about which might have a culinary store. As it was, I headed left towards the mall after this park, and after going around the sidewalk of an enormous roundabout…

Here is the massive roundabout in front of the Luxor Obelisk, which I learned later is the Place de la Concorde, 8th Arrondissement. I knew it was important but didn’t know where I was at the time. You can read more about how this obelisk was a gift from Pasha Muhammed Ali to France here.

I was getting pretty tired from walking at this point, as I hadn’t eaten lunch, so I shot these photos but didn’t really know where I was or I would have walked down the Champs Élysées (left of here) ~ the “Elysian Fields” ~ a place for dead heroes (in Greek mythology).

Also where many people were guillotined during the French Revolution… Ick!

A lovely little shaded park and pathway… Sorry it is not centered. Bad photographing on my part!

I walked right by the Tuleries Garden and did go inside. I ate lunch at a cute café there but I want to share that later, so no photos here!

Eventually, I did find a culinary store called Boulanger, which I understand is a small chain store. For my niece and her fiancé, I bought a pasta maker. I wanted to get them something they might not buy for themselves but would be fun and useful! Ikea was across the street so I went there afterwards, and used their restroom (always important!) and to pick up a gift card, too. <3

After that, I forced myself to go figure out how to ride the Metro home…

My feet were tired… Riding back to our hotel aboard the Metro to our hotel ~ Les Jardins de Eiffel ~ was bliss! A French woman was very sweet and pulled down the fold-up seat for me so I could sit. She must have seen the harried look on my face, lol!

I got off at Quai d’Orsay Metro station, and headed back over the rue (street) and up a few blocks to our hotel. I felt a little more “Parisienne” that day and “less tourist!” I was learning how to get around. ;)’

Round deux!

I was totally excited when I got back (and now rested from sitting) and Amy was well rested after a two-hour+ nap. I told her about my adventures and that I had four €2.00 coins ~ enough for two trips out to L’Opéra Metro stop in the 1st Arrondissement and back ~ we could go back!?!

Amy caught the bug of excitement, so off we went to hop the Metro!!! She was excited about going shopping at a Parisienne mall, and maybe to dinner downtown (we actually ate when we got back to our little area in the 7th, which turned out to be perfect).

Le Grand Hôtel ~ one of the first beautiful buildings we saw in this part of Paris (1st Arrondissement) ~ with its outside café. Love the wrought iron and deep green patio covers and umbrellas!!!

L’Opéra National de Paris

After walking just a block or so from the Metro station, we came to Paris’ National Opera ~ the Palais Garnier. I asked my daughter if she’d like to go look inside but we decided to save L’Opéra for another time.

Wouldn’t it be fun to see a theatrical production here?!!

Part of the rear side of L’Opéra, if I remember correctly.
Another cinematic view…
The beginning of the shopping district

We continued on our walk and headed towards our final destination and a little shopping…

A little surprise garden down an alleyway…

Les Galeries Lafayette

We found a whole shopping area with stores like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. We followed the crown right into the glass doors of Les Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Opened in 1893, the Galeries has a magnificent cupola ceiling created by “master glassworkerJacques Grüber and finished around 1912 (The Good Life France).

The building underwent a major renovation in 1932 which “introduced some ‘modern’ angular and faceted Art Deco elements into its structure and decoration.”

The Good Life France

We browsed some lovely clothes and looked at lots of fun jewelry. After about an hour we decided it was time to head back to dinner… (Funny how “tired” sneaks up on you!)

We had a great time shopping and just browsing a few stores. Surprisingly, we only bought a few t-shirts but didn’t buy anything really fashionable.

On our way back towards the Metro station, we came across this light post. It was so ornate.

Now I see what looks like some kind of Viking warship… Perhaps this was erected when Napoleon was in power?

I wonder what its significance is? Anyway, thoughts for another day. 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed this day in Paris! A city of much military history and more.

Jusqu’à a la prochaine fois,

Barb 🙂

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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… 💜

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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 plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

If you’d like to follow my Share Your Style board on Pinterest I’d appreciate it, thank you! I do post all of the featured posts from each week’s SYS there plus usually other photos from those posts to my boards. 💜  Thanks so much!!! If you are new to French Ethereal, I hope you will think about subscribing to my blog.

Happy linking,

Barb 🙂

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