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Using Garland Throughout Your Home

Welcome friends to this month’s Garland Pinterest Challenge hosted by our friend Cindy of County Road 407! I am excited to share how I have used garland in every home I have lived in, as well as this sneak peek of our Christmas mantel…

This month we don’t have an inspiration photograph or blogger to share, which is very freeing. Just a message: “to share garland” was the text Cindy sent all of us on this month’s PC tour. If you are coming over from Laura of Everyday Edits for the first time, welcome!

Oh, and don’t you like the new Pinterest Challenge graphic??! I am going red and white this year, with mostly white for decorating my home for Christmas, so this new graphic fits my theme to a tee.

Garlands of Christmas Past

I love decorating our chandeliers every year for Christmas and decorating the very first year we were in our Texas home was a real thrill! Gleefully I glammed up this former dining room chandy with mercury glass ornaments set underneath a soft, very realistic pine garland.

I have been on a Nordic look for several years and this year might be similar, though our son, daughter-in-law and 18 month-old grandson will be down. So… we might add in a little more cute animals for Milo! (Which I have added on the mantel so far.)

When we were still living in our Prairie Home, our Heartland Charleston Landmark 365 RV, we hung a light-weigh acrylic chandelier and yes it had garland entwined in its clear branches!

Outside that same year, garland was swagged down the length of our outdoor dining table. It looked quite ethereal indeed and is a favorite beautiful way to use garlands out of doors.

Garlands for everyday

Now garlands don’t have to always be floral or greenery. In this instance, I used an old coat hanger bent into a circle and draped the “wire ring” with pretty white ribbon to hang crystal decorations in our first trailer home.

Quite a different kind of garland, really.

Pearl garlands from the bridal section of Michael’s and Joann Fabrics look lovely draped on the arms of chandeliers, too! Here in this post ~ How to Glam Up Your Chandelier.

This year we have installed a new Shabby Chic style chandelier, which I found on sale at Lamps Plus (not sponsored). Of course, it has to be decked out for the holidays!

And this is just a few of the ways I use garlands. I love decorating with garlands, how about you?

Up next, we begin at the top with Cindy of County Road 407 who has a fun garland project for you to create! Do stop by and take a tour of all of the garland inspired ideas everyone has for you.

Thank you for pinning!

Happy hopping and here’s to a wonderful holiday season,

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #326

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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

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

Let’s party!!!

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #325

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #323

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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

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

Happy linking, friends!

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #322

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #322! Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends!!

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

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

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Well, my computer is fixed but for whatever reason, WordPress has gone and done something with how one “colors” words/phrases, etc… The weird yellow highlighting sections last week WAS NOT there when I published and now it is, and I can’t remove any of it without redoing the section… Makes me want to roll my eyes and act like one of my PABS students, lol!

This is also going to be a short SYS this week because I have a raging migraine from too much noise at school today (mostly students screaming).

I will publish here at 6:00pm but it won’t be DONE until probably closer to 7:00pm with all the features, just so you know. πŸ™‚ Other than that, Hubby and I picked up more wood posts and some other materials this past weekend prepping for Phase 2 of the fence move/rebuild. Hopefully beginning this coming weekend, depending upon weather. πŸ™‚

Well, let’s get into this week’s features, shall we??

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy shared her trip to Pond Hill Farm in her Postcards from the Lake series… Beautiful!!!
Debra from Common Ground brings us her pretty patio in this post ~
Foraging for Fall on the Potting Bench. Love the garden blooms with all the white!
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Galette Recipe @ treatntrick
Trick and Treat shared this scrumptious looking Pumpkin Sweet Potato Galette. Time to tuck in!
Ann from Apple Street Cottage shared her sweet Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath. Spookily cute! πŸ™‚
Concrete table top with wood base sitting in the garden with books and a Moscow Mule mug on the top
Kippi from Kippi at Home brings “to the table” this really cool Concrete Table Top DIY! Way to go, Kippi and Hubby!!!
shacket, thrifted style, Doc Martens, Fashion over 40, Stylish Monday, Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shares this fun post ~ All About Shackets. I love a good shirt that doubles this way, how about you?
Thrifting Wonderland shared this lovely fall post ~ Afternoon Tea for One Vignette ~ love the wooden cutting board used as a tray!
The Easiest Five Minute Fall Vignette with Pumpkins and Cloches-The Crowned Goat
CoCo from The Crowned Goat brings us this simple trick for creating The Five Minute Fall Vignette. Love it!!! So going to use this idea… ;)’
Last up for this week is Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm with this easy DIY project ~ How to Make a Wall Hook Shelf – Simple and Easy! I need this!!!

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

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

Happy fall, y’all,

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #321

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are this week’s featured posts…

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

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

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

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

Happy linking!

Hugs, Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #320

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #320. Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends! πŸ™‚

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

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

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This week’s SYS is all about crafts, a little DIY, and fall decor ~ perfect for upcoming holiday fetes and gift giving ideas!

Enjoy!!

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

Add a Little Fall Color to Your Bedroom ~ an offshoot Pinterest Challenge post.
Please keep Cindy who writes County Road 407 in your prayers. Her son was in a serious motorcycle accident over the weekend.

Because Cindy puts the Pinterest Challenges together each month, it was obviously cancelled. Then, a few other bloggers decided to host it anyway. With the mix-up, I’ve published mine separately since it was ready. πŸ™‚ I hope you will check it out, thank you!!

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Newcomers Janet and Bill from A Life of Balance share their easy craft project to make and give this holiday season ~ How to Make Your Own Wood Bead Garlands. So easy and a lot of fun to create!! Welcome to the Share Your Style family!!!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared this fun gardening post ~ Growing a Pumpkin Patch for the First Time! Cute cute cute out in her garden!!!
Corine over at Junk to Gems has linked up this fun neutral post for fall ~ How to Create a Cozy Fall Table. Love the stripes and sparkle!
Fireplace Makeover 1
Hannah from Handmade Weekly shared her creativity in this sponsored post ~ Fireplace Makeover. Love the new color and decor!!
Julie from Julie’s Creative Lifestyle gives us a peek at her California Trip- Day 2 and a tour around Venice. You’ll love seeing the bespoke homes and canals built in the 1920’s, I believe… You can grown ANYTHING in California! (Something I really miss as another plant bit the dust recently here in my yard…)
CoCo from The Crowned Goat shared Fall Entry Decorating Ideas in her recent link-up. Love the cute Pies for Sale sign, don’t you??!
Newcomer Denise from My Home of All Seasons shared festive fall decor in her post ~ Simple Autumn Ladder Update. Fun ideas and I love the little scarecrow… Welcome, Denise!!! So glad you linked up!
AnnMarie Haakblog shared her sweet Crochet Vest for her Amigurumi Cat. Her posts are easy to read once translated from her native language (Dutch). She creates all kinds of wonderful patterns and AnnMarie has an online Etsy shop, too!

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

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

Happy fall, y’all!

Barb πŸ™‚

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Add a Little Fall Color to Your Bedroom

Welcome to our first fall Pinterest Challenge focusing on adding in fall color to our bedrooms. If you are just coming over from the main group of bloggers, or are here for the first time, welcome! As always, I’d like to thank Cindy from County Road 407 for setting us up with our inspiration photograph and our friend Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea for taking the reins as our host…

***Cindy had a family emergency and I would like to ask you to keep them in your prayers, thank you. πŸ’œ

Love all the patterns and textures!!!

Our inspiration comes from Courtney over at The Golden Boys and Me

Courtney has the cutest bed linens and is blessed to have a sweet architectural shelf over her bed and black iron headboard to be able to put fun pieces on.

With all the fun pumpkins, black wire and iron in the basket below the seat and above in the chandelier {too cute!}, wood textures in the pumpkin on the bench and the basket on the bed, I love this updated farmhouse look.

My bedroom’s look

I have a really old shelving unit but not a shelf anymore. We had sweet early-1990’s wooden shelves with heart cutouts and pegs to hang things on, but we sold those when we were getting ready to move everything to storage when we sold our last house.

So, I hung up this wicker basket I found a year or so ago and kept the roses {my signature} in it while adding in some faux fall berries and leaves.

I changed out the lightweight Shabby Chic white and pink roses quilt that we had on for summer to this deeper lavender and darker roses quilt. I like this one on our California king bed as it is still lightweight but we can easily add the other quilt on top as the weather get colder here in early fall.

To bring in some of the oranges used in our inspiration bedroom, I’ve added a favorite fall pillow with Autumn Blessings scripted across it. I also brought in this super lightweight throw we use for afternoon naps when the days are still so warm, plus a small white metal tray with a little scarecrow we have had since our now-grown kids were little.

This is coupled with two pumpkins, one orange and the other a white one I sparkled about six years ago or so.

We bought this bench online about two years ago now, our first fall here in this home, and I love its Old World look! I guess I should have stuck some goodies underneath but I usually decorate more simply so this is how it normally looks, a perfect place to hide our slippers and shoes underneath… πŸ˜‰

Time for tea

My little addition to this fall bedroom challenge is to include a little tea party! Bringing in a tray I painted white {which adds more of our inspiration’s white look} layered with fall dishes including this sweet Cracker Barrel brown transferware plate and a Royal Winton teacup and saucer.

Two persimmon cookies are stacked atop our little plate with a small fall napkin I sewed from leftover fabric years ago ~ perfect for a little afternoon reading in bed!

And that’s it for me, dear friends!

I hope you enjoy touring others who are on the main tour. You can find those links over at Paula’s of Virginia Sweet Pea. Due to the event being “cancelled,” then finding out it was still going on, many of us didn’t see the update until too late. My post was ready so I’m happy to have it to share with you… Next time!

Blessings to you all,

Barb πŸ™‚

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Share Your Style #319

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #319. Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends! πŸ™‚

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

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

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Hubby is back travelling for work and has been to Pennsylvania a month ago and to California these past few weeks. On the weekends, though, when he is home we have been working on the back fence in earnest…

Yoda keeps getting out as he really only sees light and shapes now so last weekend we worked hard getting four posts cemented in behind the shed, buying boards and planks at Home Depot, and beginning the process of building the fence. So, I haven’t put out any posts for you this time. πŸ˜‰

This is what I am working on for next week’s Pinterest Challenge, though, so here is a sneak peek:

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Sandra from Dinner at Eight shared a fall meal her family enjoyed
At the Bistro Table. Isn’t everyone loving the cooler fall weather? Hallelujah!
Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa shared this DIY post on making these really pretty clay pots ~ Using My IOD Stamps. Great project!!!
Debra from Common Ground shared 10 Tips to Transition to Fall. Fun and easy tips any of us can initiate in our homes!
Amy over at A Day of Small Things shared her family’s trip to Bar Harbor, Maine ~ A Maine State of Mind, Part 3. Fun trip and a beautiful location!!
Debbie from Debbie-Dabble Blog brings us her fall front garden and what her family is up to this season ~ Landscape Update, a Storage Trick, A Transformation and A PSA. Great way to begin fall!!!
Get ready for a delicious new dish from Amber from The Hungry Mountaineer ~ Chicken and Fig Korma Curry. A great dish to bake for fall!

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

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

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Barb πŸ™‚

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A New Chandy in the Dining Room

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Fall is definitely showing a tiny bit around our little city with just a few trees putting on the tiniest bit of oranges and reds in their leaves. With those changes, I’ve felt the need for some changes indoors myself.

Just one change in the dining room is bringing me a huge burst of happiness… Getting back to who I am with a change in our dining room chandelier is a must!

Unboxing the new chandy a week ago!

Ever since we moved to our Manor Home three years ago, I’ve been iffy about the drum chandelier. It’s okay and I know transitional is “in” right now and I liked it at first, but…

It was driving me crazy!

An advertisement came across my computer one day for Lamps Plus (No, this wasn’t sponsored; I wish!), and I casually clicked over to see what was on sale… And I have been in love with Kathy Ireland chandeliers ever since visiting my friend Kathy’s home in Escondido, California during our teas.

This is the Kathy Ireland Chateau de Conde light.

She had one similar to this one which had a carved wooden piece in the middle on the main pillar of her chandelier, which I loved. I think the candlelight cups on the arms were also of carved wood. I have never seen another like it available at Lamps Plus since… It’s a bummer when styles change and you can’t find a particular chandelier anymore.

Here’s a little video I shot this weekend and posted on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17961326833480808/

I finally broke down and drove down to Lamps Plus in Arlington to see this chandy and fell hard for it! I love its Shabby Chic look. In fact, when it was delivered, it wasn’t shabby enough for me on the arms and pillar pieces, so I drove over to Home Depot to get some metal sanding paper.

After a quick sanding, which took about an hour, I wiped this chandelier down and then waited a week for Hubs to put it up for me. πŸ˜€

At some point, I might change out the plastic sleeves covering the electrical connections for the candlelights as there are more realistic-looking sleeves out there.

Now the dining area of our home feels “like home!” And I am sooo looking forward to adding some greenery for the holidays but for now I am not rushing anything. πŸ˜‰

Yesterday’s tablescape post was the first of many as I am so excited to share this chandy again and again…

Just a few crystals hanging down from this chandelier repeating the sparkle from the hurricane lamps below.

Getting back to the basics around here! Feels good. Feeling the love… This new sparkler reminds me of the chandy we hung in the RV, too.

That lightweight plastic and glass crystal chandy will be making an appearance soon! πŸ˜‰

Well, that’s it for today, friends. Let me know what you think of this new sparkler. If it isn’t your taste, that’s okay, too. πŸ™‚

Looking out towards the porch as it gets cleared and the back garden.

Enjoy your week,

Barb πŸ™‚