Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Texas Pie Company



I am sooo happy to finally get to share 
this sweet bake shop and restaurant 
with you ~ and it's perfect as who doesn't like pie
for a great idea to serve on Valentine's Day??!
It's the 
Texas Pie Company!


Friday, January 27, 2017

5 Favorite Past Valentine's Day Posts


Our little "everything dish" ~ often used as a bird bath and sometimes for seeds.


Some of my favorite Valentine's Day posts
include many of my favorite photographs...
so...
Today I thought I'd share my
top favorite 
Valentine's Day posts
with you!
:)

A Fair Valentine's Day Table Styling



A Valentine's table 
situated sweetly in the garden ~
a story of one of the loveliest 
table stylings ever to be...


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Traveling with Disabilities ~ Comfort Suites in Buda, Texas



Two queen beds in this very large room taking up one side at the end of a hallway of three rooms.



This week I traveled down to Kyle 
to visit my daughter and to take care of 
some personal but necessary business
{registering our first vehicle that HAD to be done ~ was expiring in California}
in Central Texas this week.
Looking for a hotel on Tuesday night, I found a
Comfort Suites
that
I had the pleasure of staying in in
Buda, Texas, which was wonderful!
{pronounced "Beu-da" like "beauty," for all y'all's information!}
:)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Favorite Things ~ Silver and White






Silver and white ~ these two beloved hues
two of the most beautiful colors to ever
lend their beauty and light
to the everyday world...


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Red Pepper Soup Recipe


photo taken with my iPhone 5C

Last week on Instagram
I shared some photos
of a recipe for
Roasted Red Pepper Soup...



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Sentiments ~ How "The Girls" Came to Be and a Cinderella Story




How "The Girls" came to be a
part of the gardens we have had 
over the years is actually 
nice little story...


Friday, January 13, 2017

Sunrises and Sunsets ~ A New Look for French Ethereal

Sunrise over the Tucalota hills, Riverside County, California


Sunrises...
I've always love sunrises.
I tend to wake up with the sun and for years 
went for a run in the dawn's earliest light.
These days, I go for early morning walks
as the knees and arches aren't what they
once were.
;)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Five Minute Mini Bouquet Remake



Here's a quick remake idea
to continue enjoying 
fast fading flowers 
from a 
bigger bouquet where 
some of the flowers have wilted.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In Ambient Light...


As a blogger/photographer
I take a ton of pictures
and not all of them 
make it into the posts 
I'm currently working on...

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Sentiments ~ Grace and Peace, with a Sneak Peak Table Styling



For today's Sunday Sentiments
I thought I'd share
a few words the apostle Paul wrote at
the beginning of his letters 
to the different Christian church plants,
words of encouragement.
He always began his letters with
"To all the saints in Christ Jesus at _________, ...
Grace and peace to you from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ."

The above was taken from Philippians 1:1-2 but all the
other letters he wrote to the people in Corinth, Colosse
Ephesus, Thessalonica and to Timothy
began with similar words ~ Grace and Peace.

Feathered friends visiting for seeds during the small snow storms
on Friday.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow Day ~ An Early Happy Birthday Present!



Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
Okay, maybe it was just a dusting of 
sugar sprinkled snow
but it was 
the 
best day before my birthday
birthday present!
:)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Quick Bathroom Craft Project



Imagine the possibilities!
That popped into my head yesterday
and
that's when I remembered the 
glitter sticker bathroom project 
my daughter and I put up in the second bathroom
 upstairs back at the Big House...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!



Just a very quick
* Happy New Year's Day! *
post to say
Thank you to everyone who has
been there and supported me in 2016
with
French Ethereal!


French Ethereal will be growing 
over the next year...
* I'm hoping to introduce a New Look
during this next year
* taking a few more fun trips to awesome 
antique shops and visiting new places 
to share with you 
and of course
* sharing lovely decorating and 
crafts ideas with you.
Looking forward to a fun and busy
2017!!!

See you in a couple of days with a 
Transitioning from the Holidays
to Winter Whites
post...
If you are ready for one now, here's the link to a couple of
Winter White posts from the past
here and here.
;)





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