Tablescapes

Share Your Style #356

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #354! 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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Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style! What a cool mix of link-ups we had this past week! All kinds of great ideas!! We had a post using oven cleaner as a stripper on furniture (find that below!), repurposing vintage pillow cases, baked cheddar sliders, casseroles, front entry decor, sunflower posts, fashions, board game organization, upcycled tin can ideas, and loads more!

If you haven’t wandered over to visit other friends when you come to link up, do check out what your friends share. 🙂

And now let’s check out this week’s featured posts (and it was sooo tough to choose!)…

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

bleached wood table in entry
I love this one from Cindy from County Road 407 ~ How My Junkyard Table Turned Out with Just Oven Cleaner ~ Who woulda thought?!!
So adorable!!! DeeDee over at Clover House shared her [My] Bedroom Refresh. Pretty bedding and you have to check out BOTH of her kitties!! 😉
Debbie from Debbie Dabble Blog shared this statuesque Victorian-inspired post ~ A Day in the Park. Fun!!!
Debra from Common Ground brings us a blast from the past from her former home ~ A Sunflower Mantel and Late Summer Inspiration. Love it!!!
Plastic bins with holes in them holding spools of ribbon. The ends of the ribbon are pushed through the holes to use as easy DIY storage.
Niki at Life As a Leo Wife shares great tips on organizing ~ DIY Storage and Organization: Both Free and Dollar Tree Ideas I Use in My Craft Room. Perfect for getting ready for fall!
Chimichurri Flank Steak
Chimichurri Flank Steak is what’s on the menu from Newcomer Estelle from Homemade on a Weeknight. Welcome, Estelle, and what a great recipe!
Newcomer Sally from Within a World of My Own shared this cool fashion idea called
30 Wears: Fish Charm Necklace. Definitely stop by and check out what all Sally wore with her fun necklace!! Welcome, Sally!
And from our third newcomer Jan from J-East of Eden, a Thursday Bible Study and Coffee: Galatians Chapter 5. Excited to share this with y’all!! Welcome to you, Jan! (Jan may have linked up before and I missed her post, but still I want to welcome her again if so.) 😀
And lastly from Jan at Aging With Ardor a post about Indifference and how we need to NOT accept it. Very thought provoking!

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, friends!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #355

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #354! 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!💜 

French Ethereal: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Would you believe… We have been having rain showers yesterday and today?!! Such a treat after 50+ days of over 100 degrees of heat! I actually woke up to 75 degrees this morning; it was soooo nice!

Well, I’ve posted up a little more of our trip to France for you this week, but onward from that post, I’ll take a break for a week or so just so you won’t get bored with so many travel photos. I am working in the garden shed this week, getting ready for August’s Pinterest Challenge. And I am ready for a little fall cleaning indoors so expect a living room post soon!

Well, let’s get on to this week’s features and my share for you…

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

France’s Cinematic Views: Day 2 in Paris’ 7th, 8th and 1st Arrondissements ~ Come check out the cool military museum I walked by, the Place de Concorde, a shopping mall and Paris’ beautiful Opéra National de Paris.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

We are beginning this week’s featured posts with this fun one from Debra from Common Ground. She is sharing a collection of Christmas ideas for you to kick-start your thoughts on how you will decorate this upcoming holiday season ~ Christmas in July Ideas and Inspiration.
Wendy from The Inspired Eater shared her post ~ 15 Ways to Transform into a Smart Eating Traveler. Great pearls of wisdom!!
Meagan from Decorative Inspirations brings us an End of Summer Home Tour ~ A Touch of Yellow and Purple. Love this color combination, don’t you?!!
Niki from Life as a Leo Wife shared this fun tutorial for a DIY Chapstick Holder. Perfect project to make any time of the year!
Sandra from Dinner at Eight shares her gorgeous summer tablescape with us in this post ~ A Wisteria Garden Table. Love the purples and blues!!! Soooo pretty!
Neutral Sweater Tank and Denim Skirt
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer brings us this fun summertime outfit to keep cool ~ Neutral Sweater Tank and Denim Skirt. Love it!!!
Lynne of Thrifting Wonderland fame shares her fun thrift shop find in this post ~
One Change or Two… A Whole New Look! Looking great!!!
how to repurpose old picture frames
I love this idea! Carol from Bluesky at Home warms up her home with
How to Repurpose Old Picture Frames. So fresh!!!
I HAD to include this sweet creative crafting idea with you especially since school is starting up…Cheryl from Sew Can Do shared how she created all these totally cute “toys” for her kids to play with ~ DIY Post Office Play Fun for Preschoolers.
Just precious! Definitely one to share, pin and save!!!
DIY Window Valance is this unique post by Libbie at A Life Unfolding. Love these sweet plant vases hung this way!!

And that’s it for this week’s features! A nice diverse grouping to share with you. 🙂

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, everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #354

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #354! 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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Friends, I am sorry about last week! I got home late last Wednesday afternoon from flying in from Paris, and because of the time zone changes, I just had no energy to get Share Your Style up. But, I am back and feel mostly back to normal so this week is a go. 🙂

Paris was a lot of fun! Everywhere you look within the city, it’s like watching a movie!! I started back to school today and I think it is going to be a great year, of which I am grateful. <3

A young lady who has a presence on YouTube shared this film crew’s actors in period costume (1930’s/1940’s). I am guessing it is the same group since they were in front of the the same building!

Amy and I did actually see a film company’s lighting crew walking around with equipment and vans parked here, across the street (Rue du Rivoli, I think) from the mayor’s office building.

If you were part of your local city council, wouldn’t you want to work here?!

I’ll try and find that photo and add it here to this post for you… (That’s it, above).

Now, let’s get to this week’s features!

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

Bonjour de Paris! ~ a first look around the city on the first day we were there.
So beautiful!
A Quick and Easy Summer Peach Cobbler in Tupperware’s Vintage Stack Cooker ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge was to create a recipe using summer’s best fruit!
Let’s Visit the Musée du Louvre! (Épisode Un) ~ a first look around the museum and seeing some incredible architecture and gorgeous Roman antiquities.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

First up this week is from Debra from Common Ground, a lovely post featuring seashells from her collection ~ Seashell Decor and More. Love them!!!
Newcomer Wendy from The Inspired Eater shares this lovely tablescape and tips for losing weight for all of us over-50 ~ How an Innocent Bag of M&M’s Will Likely Save Your Marriage and My Go-To Summer Dinner. Perfect for this yoyo girl!! Welcome to you, Wendy!! 🙂
I have to share Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy’s post (since it is all about Paris!!!) ~ Paris in July: My Favorite Guidebooks! Yep… Got a few books while we were there. ;),
Salisbury Steak - Classic Comfort Food / www.delightfulrepast.com
Jean from Delightful Repast shared this mouthwatering recipe for
Salisbury Steak… OMGosh! I’m making it for Mr. Ethereal this weekend!!!
Heaven on a plate!
sustainable summer dresses
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shared her super comfy collection of
Sustainable Summer Dresses ~ very cool and perfect since this year is wickedly hot…
meditation mala, crochet mini dress, kimono style, summer outfit, gladiator sandals, straw hat, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelby from Shelby on the Edge brings us this fun post with a jewelry slant ~ How to Wear Meditation Beads and #SpreadTheKindness Link-up party #284. Really pretty!!!
DeeDee from (Our) Clover House shared easy tips for The Easiest Way to Hang a Shelf. Good stuff! And isn’t this dining room just the cutest?!!
Our second newcomer Steph from Steph Creates (Things DIY Home & Crafts) shared this beautiful
DIY Wood Crate Floral Design! Love how she styled it with roses… Yes! Welcome, Steph!!! 🙂
From K’Mich and her Wedding Soiree by K’Mich blog, this very cool DIY post totally Repurpose Sewing Machines. Wait until you see all the cool things she found!
What’s In Your Curio? Part 2 is this week’s feature from Debbie at Debbie-Dabble Blog. Gorgeous pieces!!!
Last up for this week is this post ~ How Our Yard is Holding up under the Summer Heat ~ from Penny from Penny’s Treasures. Gorgeous pink phlox!!!

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 Wednesday, everyone,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #353

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #351! We have a lot of great features to share…

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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Bonsoir du Paris, my friends!!! Amy and I made it to the City of Light (La Ville-Lumière) flying all night and landing early this afternoon on French time. We are seven hours ahead so I will check on the party early Thursday morning your time when I wake up ~ about midnight for you. 😉

I have a reservation for us to walk up the Eiffel Tower stairs on Wednesday evening as part of a small guided tour. I am really looking forward to seeing the tower all lit up and twinkling! A YouTuber shared that the lights twinkle at 5 minutes past the hour every hour, so pretty!!! We hope to go to Versailles on Thursday but might just bum around the city instead, saving Versailles for the following week. No reservations yet so we will just see what’s what.

So, let’s catch up on some 4th of July posts along with this week’s features, shall we?

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

french approved non-skinny jean summer basics
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer brings us fun summery looks which are apropos for our summer travels! Trés bon!!! ~ French Approved Non-Skinny Jeans Summer Basics.
Penny of Penny’s Treasures shares with us a look at Celebrating the 4th of July in the Backyard. Looks so inviting (and cool!)!!
Shelbee on the Edge, Smoked Country Bluegrass Festival
Shelby from Shelby on the Edge shared her family’s fun experience Festival Camping at Smoked Country Jam + Link Up on the Edge #301. This is what summer is all about!
Soooo into the bright colors of summertime! Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared a Simple and Sunny Summer Kitchen Refresh look in her home’s newly renovated kitchen. Love it!!!
Rita from Panoply brings us treasures from storage in this post ~
Purse Collections Excavated from Storage. Aren’t these fantastic?!! Do check out her post for a whole lot more…
Summer Garden Updates is a bountiful post full of the fruits of her labor ~ from MaryJo at Master “Pieces” of My Life.
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy brings us wonderful history and insights about this artist and his family during Nazi-occupied France during WWII in her post ~ Paris in July: Marc Chagall.
Debra from Common Ground brings out her flock in this adorable vintage-style post ~ The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost. Cute!!!
Debbee-wide-Sequoia-tree-truck
Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz shared her travel post from Sequoia National Park: Land of Giants. Wow…!

Honorable Mention

A hysterically funny post (okay, it’s all the sidebar Pinterest pins) as part of Amber from The Hungry Mountaineer‘s yummy post ~ Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins. Amber writes a lot of hiking posts from state parks and from around her home in California.

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, stay cool and Happy July everyone!

Barb 🙂

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Add Style with Thrift Shop Finds to Your Patriotic Mantel + Good 4th of July Movies to Discover!

Happy weekend to y’all, dear friends! All of the patriotic decorating posts I am seeing out on your sites has inspired me to redo my mantel!! A trip last week with my mother-in-law to her appointment with the Texas DPS in Gainesville to get her driver’s license (about 30 minutes north of us) had me out thrifting and antique browsing… And guess what I found?

While she waited for her turn, I went out to look around town’s shops and found a consignment antiques/thrift store just catty corner across the main street from where the Department of Public Services’ building is.

We had just stopped for lunch at Braum’s for burgers (they have great ice cream, too!), after touring the historical Medal of Honor outdoor park sites over the course of an hour-plus, and this little store was nice and cool on a hot 95 degree day…

Henry Hunt is a novel which was given to my husband by his mother who met the author at somewhere (B&N?). The book is signed. The blue textbook is one from my Political Science class in college. Really enjoyed that class!

The shop owners were very nice and I met a lady adding items to her section of the consignment shop. There were three floors inside and I was good and didn’t buy any more dishware (though I could have; always!).

What I found is this patriotic couple which are stamped Occupied Japan ( from the late 1940’s/early 1950’s is my guess) along their bases. Gini was excited about this little couple’s beginnings!! Of course she would be, she lived through that time right after World War II when Japan was occupied by the United States military and later as the Japanese military and people began rebuilding their country.

This man and lady in their 1776 costumes are a welcome addition to my small but growing collection of figurines! They go quite well with the French Sweethearts which I found in Denton a couple of years ago.

“L’homme et la femme parlent.” I have been busy studying French in both Duolingo and Rosetta Stone. Moving along and my pronunciation is getting better! I played with the chroma here. Our walls really look more this tan color, but it’s hard to catch it without “browning” everything else, lol!
Here is another look. I like this photograph better as the French couple’s colors are more true to life.

They also go equally well with the pair which Mr. Ethereal has had since forever…

Bluish-grey book on left: Of Plymouth Plantation ~ 1620-1647 by William Bradford, edited by S.E. Morison and found at Half Price Books, Austin, TX. That location has a massive older book section with a nice variety of used and signed books.

Hubby says that this couple (pictured above left, and another pair that are over at my MIL’s house) have always been in the Chapman family. It wasn’t something that they picked up when they toured Independence Hall in Pennsylvania during one of the summers when they traveled cross-country. Every summer for years they would drive to visit family and visiting historical sites over a two week period. I’ll have to ask Gini where they came from.

Sorry this is kinda blurry! I had to really lighten it up and pull out the blacks since the sun comes in through this westerly window late in the afternoon. Summer is really dark inside this house; winter photographs much better as the sun moves around more North-West in the late afternoon with the Earth’s rotation.

Our 4th of July mantel

  • Books ~ History and poli-sci books from school, that one Plymouth Plantation/Colonial history book, and a children’s book I picked up at our Scholastic Book Fair this spring are what I used as our mantel books this year.
  • Patriotic transferware plate ~ bringing in one blue dinner plate with Independence Hall on it as a central focal point was all that was needed. *
  • Colonial French and American figurines added the final touches with their red, white and blue.

*This set is Liberty Blue – Independence Hall made in England, Staffordshire Ironstone and says that it is “detergent and dishwasher safe.” I found some on Replacements Ltd. but there seems to be quite a few sites which carry them from anywhere from $10.80/plate to $23.00 (Replacements, Ltd.)

Back in 2019 I went with this on our mantel ~ sharing American Civil War and anything military since Hubby was a Marine. We have several sections of our big bookcases in the living room which hold a bunch of great tomes covering United States military campaigns and our country’s history, in general.

This second patriotic post was part of a Pinterest Challenge back in 2020, I believe. I need to redecorate our coffee table again but I’m in the middle of carpet cleaning and moving furniture around. I’ll share the new look as I get things finished!

More books up on the right side of our fireplace mantel. Really interesting reads!

Favorite Movies

Oh!!! If you haven’t seen the HBO mini-series John Adams, you should! It’s good!!

John Adams

I really liked Paul Giamatti’s portrayal as Adams. Laura Linney does a nice job of showing us Abigail Adams in much of their early married lives as the “harried housewife.” Mrs. Adams was busy raising kids in the late 1700’s, running a farm, and dealing with being a single mom much of the time while John Adams was away running the country.

At least that’s part of my take on the movie and the Adams’ lives! I recommend watching it over the 4th of July long weekend since it’s going to be super hot anyway… 😉

1776: 50th Anniversary 4K UHD

My inlaws introduced me to the musical 1776 back when Mr. Ethereal and I were first married and I instantly fell in-love with this film! It is based on the play of the same title by Peter Stone. Released in 1972 (I was 10 years old then.), I’m sure we saw it on reruns once a year on television, since my parents loved musicals, but I was probably too busy playing outside then and might not have been interested back then. 🙂

And that’s a wrap on our Patriotic Mantel (and a bit more) for this summer! I hope you have enjoyed this post and learned about some new books to check out at the library. I added the movies since you might be looking for copies of them, too. We actually don’t have 1776 so I think I will order. We’ve always just sat down and watched Gramma’s grainy video copy, though I think she has since updated to DVD or Blu-Ray. The old video is kinda nostalgic, I have to say. 😉

Happy 4th of July hugs,

Barb 🙂

Holidays, Tablescapes

Share Your Style #351

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #351! We have a lot of great features to share…

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!💜 

French Ethereal: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest

Welcome everyone! Can you believe tomorrow is the end of June already??! Well, with that, next week is the 4th of July!!!! Our lovely Independence Day and we have lots of wonderful patriotic posts for you with bold tablescapes to fun craft ideas to make with family and friends!

So, let’s get to our features, shall we? I’ve added a few of my old posts in the links, too, for more inspiration. 🙂

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

Summer Projects: Painting the Little Metal Chair How-2 ~ I’m feeling the white look again, friends! If you haven’t painted metal chairs, or anything really, it’s super easy and here is a quick “How 2.” <3
Spruce Up Your Front Porch with Bunting for the 4th of July ~ I totally forgot to write into my post that I have never used bunting before over a doorway (or ever, really), which would have made more sense with the title, lol! I’ll have to go add that in… 😉

And here are this week’s featured posts…

We kick off this link party with Debra from Common Ground‘s completely festive post ~ Mini Patriotic Makeovers on the Hearth Room Mantel. Love all of our national symbols!!!
Judy from Life in Kentucky is back with her star spangled tablescape ~
Stars and Stripes Forever – Celebrating Freedom. Can you hear the fireworks going off? I can! 😉
Do you like to paint? It’s usually a summertime thing for me. This week Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy has a wonderful post sharing all of her recent works of art. Do stop by and check them out! From the Paint Box.
Beth over at Whispers of the Heart shared her lovely Lady Liberty on a 4th of July Tablescape. Wouldn’t this be fun right after attending the 4th of July parade?? So festive!!!
BLUEBERRY LEMON LAVENDER BREAD with two cups of blueberries and lemon slices
Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns shared this yummy recipe for Blueberry Lemon Lavender Bread… It’s perfection!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures takes us on a mini tour and talks about Embracing an Open Floor Plan in the Master Bedroom and Bath. LOVE those mirrors! Bet you’ll like what she’s done, too!
Carol from The Scribbling Boomer (love that blog name!) shared what’s she’s been up to this summer in this post ~
My Garden Art Retirement Hobby. Love garden art!!!
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared her summertime Vintage Thrifted Garden Treasures in the Backyard Cottage Garden.
So in love with all the gardens!!
Things to Do and See in Vancouver
Carol from Bluesky at Home shared just a bit of she and Hubby’s adventures in Canada in her post ~ 5 Awesome Things to Do and See in Vancouver.
On the bucket list!!!
Totally love this!!! Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa brings us this totally fun craft idea full of patriotic pride ~ Patriotic Holiday Assemblage in a Vintage Tin.

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 4th to y’all!!!!

Barb 🙂

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Tablescapes

Share Your Style #350

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #350! 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 Summer, y’all!

I have embraced the “y’all!” as you can see! 😉 And this week I got two posts out for you!! It was a tiny bit cooler this past weekend, so Hubby and I finished up: the shed (him) and I worked on digging more holes in the newest flowerbed. The yard is coming along as you will see in the attached post.

Can you believe it is summertime? We have been having summer weather for 3 or 4 weeks now, hovering between 95-105 degrees. Feels great when it is only 92 degrees, let me tell you. 🙂 And we are at SYS #350 this week! I came in as a host back at #173 in September 2017, not knowing that by the following spring, I’d be solo. At first it was scary, but now I’m so used to writing it, it’s just some “copy and paste” from week to week, though I bet there are ways to make it even easier.

I love looking at what everyone posts, and that leads me to this next thought…

Well, let’s get to our features, shall we?!!

We have a full plate of fun features for you from patriotic posts, to chickens at a flea market, personal thoughts and ambitions, art, thriftshopping and an auction, plus our usual tablescape and recipe ideas. It’s gonna be a good one!

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

Happy Father’s Day from Daddy’s New Shed ~ and which one we picked to hold all the “stinky” yard things. 😉
Summer Garden Update ~ a look at the new flowerbed in progress and a look at the roses!

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And here are this week’s featured posts…

Jeanie of The Marmelade Gypsy shared some gorgeous artwork painted by a friend and the local wildlife in this post ~ Hanging Around but Not Together. Reading the post will make the title make perfect sense! 🙂
Debra from Common Ground brings out all the patriotic pomp in this fun “heavy metal” post ~ Vintage Watering Cans for the Patriotic Porch. Love it!!!
upcycle thrifted items with paint
MaryJo from Master”Pieces” of My Life brings us great ways to redo your stash and new-to-you-goodies ~ How to Upcycle Thrifted Items with Paint.
Judy from Life in Kentucky takes us on a wonderful garden tour! Look at these gorgeous fireworks of pinks and white!! ~ Summer Colors in Kentucky.
Rita of Panoply is back with this lovely colorful table setting in her post ~ Summer Garden Party Tablescape.
Newcomer Leslie from Lamberts Lately brings us some goodies to serve this summer ~ Bisquick Cream Cheese Sausage Balls. Yum!!! Welcome, Leslie!
Pam from An Artful Mom gives us an easy tip in her post ~
How to Use a Laser Level for Calligraphy. Love this idea for sending out invitations to your next summer soirée!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shares her recent great luck in this post ~
My $5 Auction Rug. Great find and a perfect size!!!
Penny also shared this sweet post ~ All American Patriotic Flower Market Porch. Really fun!
Heading down to South Carolina we find Lynne of Thrifting Wonderland out at A Morning at the Flea Market. Fun!!! You’ll be amazed at what time this market begins… I was!
Jan from Aging with Ardor shares her insights and new purpose in life as she continues forward. Interesting reading and perfect for all of us Believers! ~ Urgency.
Image of a long dark wood planter box filled with magnolia leaves and Baby's Breath centered on an ornate white mantel with a framed mirror above and two brass sconces on each side
Our final feature this week is from another newcomer Diane from South House Designs ~ How to DIY an Awesome Decorative Long Wooden Box. Love the design and the florals in it! Welcome Diane!

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.

Thanks again, everyone, for coming over each week to link up and catch up on what all our friends around the world are doing! Please stop by and visit a couple of folks while you are here; I know they’d appreciate it.

Summer hugs,

Barb 🙂

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Thrift Shop Finds

Share Your Style #349

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #349! 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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Happy Wednesday, dear friends! Hubs and I were out in the heat wave this weekend working on a new shed for the backyard. Yes, you heard correctly, #2, only this one is much smaller. (Post coming soon!) I have been writing posts today but the one I want to share isn’t quite done. But here’s a little tease of the new shed…

It was really windy when I took this. A wild hair got in the lens’ way!

I went with my mother-in-law to Costco last week and picked up this one for the side yard to house our lawn mower and all of the stinky lawn things, like fertilizers, the weed wacker and gas powered things. We didn’t want them adding their odiferous scents to the really nice shed so this should be a good spot for them AND this will free up space in the garage for Mr. Ethereal to create a bigger, better workshop area!

As we head into summer in just a few days, let’s check out some fun summertime ideas! I’ve linked a few of my own into the party at the bottom, too, if you’d like some more inspiration. So let’s get this party started, shall we?

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debbie from Debbie-Dabble is back with an summery update from around her home ~ Flowers Planted and a Few New Things. Love the pops of red!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge brings on the heat with this gorgeous dress in her post ~ 4 Style Tips for Dressing Up for Special Events in 2022. This is de rigueur for me since I am looking for easy travel clothing to take to France…
Newcomer Stephanie from Steph Creates – DIY Home & Crafts shared this sweet basket DIY in her first post here at SYS ~ DIY Wood Crate Floral Display with Mini Watering Can. Fun idea!!!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland shared this pretty floral post ~
Sunday Flowers in an Italian Bag. Love the super bright colors!!!
Linen Dress in Tulip Fields
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shared her fun thrifting find in this post from Holland, Michigan ~ Linen Dress in Tulip Fields. Gorgeous tulips and love the dress, too!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared a new-to-me (and maybe you, too!) area of her home in this post ~ Summer Reading Nook in the Studio. You’ve got to check it out! Penny also shared a swaparoo in this post ~ Hand-Me-Down Rug for the Front Porch.
completed patriotic star shaped wreath diy project with red and white flowers and blue ribbon
Oh my how cute!!! Allyson from Southern Sunflowers is back with a fun and easy 4th of July summer craft in her post ~ Patriotic Star Shaped Wreath. 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.

Happy linking!

Barb 🙂

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Recipes

Share Your Style #348

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #347! 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, dear friends!

I have had the. best. week prepping for our summer trip to France!! This past weekend, with help from a wonderful email and a bunch of posts from Jeanie of The Marmelade Gypsy blog, I made reservations for a hotel in Paris and an AirBnB in Grenoble. I so appreciate all of your suggestions on what you enjoyed visiting over in France!

Amy and I will have basically a week there; always wish it could be longer but maybe next time. 😉 Well, other than getting those reservations done, I also got our train tickets purchased (to get to Grenoble for my niece’s wedding/Amy’s first cousin) and we are thinking about what all we’d like to do while there.

So, no other posts since last time! But do check out my previous posts. The garden is coming along and I bought another smaller shed this week. The guys at Costco were great and so helpful getting all the pieces out of two HUGE 9′ long boxes, through my SUV’s back window (the back liftgate no longer opens… the life of a 17 1/2 year old car!). I just pulled the last pieces out this afternoon. I drove over to pick up our drills and a bucket of tools from my mother-in-law’s place so I can work on putting parts into each shed panel tomorrow.

With that, let’s get to your featured posts… 😀

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Swedish Pancakes - Pannkakor / www.delightfulrepast.com
Jean from Delightful Repast is our first friend up with her yummy post ~
Swedish Pancakes (Pannkakor) ~ soooo good!!!
Strawberry and Fresh Herb Salad with Blueberries and Feta
Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns shared her recipe for this wonderful summer salad ~ Strawberry and Fresh Herb Salad with Blueberries and Feta. Soooo delicious!!!
smoker-chef
It’s all about BBQ over at Debbee’s from Debbee’s Buzz ~ check out the feast created by her son and what all’s been going on in Debbee’s home! YUM!!!
Using Smoker Grill Enhances BBQ Meals.
Van-Gogh-immersive-experience-starry-night
Debbee also shared her trip to The Van Gogh Immersive Experience. I can also recommend this, too! Was really fun! (Another trip with our Amy!)
Platinum Jubilee Street Or Garden Party Tips
Claire Justine shared a fun post celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne of the United Kingdom ~ Platinum Jubilee Street or Garden Party Ideas. I know England has had celebration after celebration over the weekend!
Homemade Jam Recipes To Try Out This Weekend
Claire also posted up this yummy entry ~ Homemade Jam Recipes to Try Out.

Well, that’s it for this week, friends! It was a quiet week with the beginning of summer (nothing new) plus my mishap of not being home to get SYS out to you last Wednesday. So, hopefully we will have a lot of fun entries to share with y’all next week…

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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Uncategorized

Share Your Style #346

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #346! 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, dear friends!

It feels sooo good to be finishing up the school year. I love being in school with our students everyday ~ I love watching them learn! But, it is good to have a nice long break to recoup and come back fresh again in the fall. I have been running our library’s PE skills fun program all week long for K-5th, which has been a lot of fun. It’s called student teaching-on-the-job! 😉

After the kids went home at noon, I was able to shoot over for my passport appointment at the local post office; I finally got my passport paperwork submitted! Yeah!!! So timely with this week’s featured posts about beautiful tablescapes and weddings… <3 And of course we celebrate and honor those veterans of war who didn’t make it home from the battlefield this weekend. Wear a poppy in their honor.

Well, let’s get to our features, including one from me!

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

Having Fun Decorating with Patriotic Colors – part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge with Cindy from County Road 407 and company. 🙂

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Recent newcomer Judy from Life in Kentucky shared this lovely
Mother’s Day Tablescape with us. This table setting looks lovely for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend with its soft colors and was beautiful as well for Mother’s Day… Gorgeous! Judy also shared a fun boating post from Kentucky Lake
Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared her sweet post updating life over at the ditch near her ~ Mother Goose. Awwwwwwwwwww!!! If you enjoy reading, do check out Jeanie’s post The April Book Bunch. I am sooo ready for summer reading, how about you?
Penny from Penny’s Treasures brings us Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Sunroom. So ethereal in there!!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland shared her pretty table with us for the upcoming holidays ~ Peony Centerpiece Tablescape. Lovely in its patriotic colors!!!
small floral arrangement of pink peonies with a few sprigs of other pink flowers for the intimate backyard wedding
Lynn from Living Large in a Small House shared her daughter and son-in-law’s story about Getting Married Twice During Covid. Very timely, indeed!
Bowl of baked beans, cloth napkin
How to Make the Best Baked Beans are on the menu for summer cooking over at the home of Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm. Something wonderful to add to our menus this weekend with our bbq’s going full bore. Delicious!!!
2 For 1 Cocktails At Slug & Lettuce
And because the unofficial beginning of summer starts this weekend, Claire Justine shares a fun post about her week in this post ~ 2 for 1 Cocktails at Slug and Lettuce, Nottingham. Love all the patterns and her new birthday dress!!! Do stop by and check out what she and her family have been up to!
Great British Cupcakes: Quick And Easy Cupcakes
Claire also shared her recipe for these patriotic treats from across the Pond ~
Great British Cupcakes! Yum and perfect for both of our Remembrance Day weekends…
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge has great ideas in her post 3 Things You Can Do to Honor Your Fallen Soldier on Memorial Day.
a gorgeous view… also from Shelbee’s post… <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.

Happy Memorial Day,

Barb 🙂

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