Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Sentiments ~ Our September Garden and Fall's To-Do List

 



Fall is definitely falling around the North Texas/DFW area and with it Mr. Ethereal and I have been busy working on a list of projects to finish before the ground freezes, the air gets too nippy, and just some general clean-up. Our first project is the one he made for me ~ it is this lovely garden bench...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Share Your Style #274

 

Welcome to this week's Share Your Style #274This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. 
I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here... 💜

Sorry that SYS wasn't fully ready by 6:00pm this evening, for everyone who came by early in the evening! I had an eye appointment and didn't get home until just before launch time so it wasn't quite populated... Often I work on finalizing just before "showtime" but this time I was really behind. Thanks for hanging in there with me! 😊 

This week it's all about fall as we step into the new season on the calendar. Mornings are definitely about 10-20 degrees cooler and rain is coming in about once a week here in North Texas. I've also updated the Share Your Style party banner to reflect the new season and I hope you will pin it to your boards to help publicize the party, thank you!
I am all the fall links and gathering some great ideas to use in my home. I hope you will, too... 💓 








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! 💜



Here's what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal...




Book Nook Pinterest Challenge.




And here are this week's
featured posts...


Fall front porch decor with a DIY ladder Fall burlap sign, mums and pumpkins.


Leanna of Faeries and Fauna linked up her sweet porch in this post ~ Pretty Fall Porch Decor and... Banner. Totally cute!!!



Carol of Bluesky at Home shares with us 3 Quick Fall Projects  in this colorful autumn post. Love all the craft projects this past week!

The Softer Side Of Autumn! A Fall


Rachelle of My Hubbard Home shared this lovely rust and roses look in The Softer Side of Autumn in a fall home tour. Gorgeous contrast of textures!




Uwe of My DIY OL and his wife share their 2020 harvest of chestnuts in this post Chestnuts - Not Just for Handicrafts and the amazing thing that can be made with chestnuts. Pretty cool! You'll have to stop by to see what chestnuts can make... 

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Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home brings us Part 1 of their newly renovated kitchen in this home tour post ~ A Kitchen Makeover with Touches of Fall. Love how it's turning out with the brick flooring and tile backsplash...

Apple & Raisin Scones Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Trick 'n' Treat makes us all hungry (lol!) with this wonderful fall recipe for Apples and Raisin Scones. Don't you just love this time of year for cooking (and munching!)??!



Niki from The House on Silverado brings us her festive Early Fall Apples Themed Tray this past week. Gorgeous -- love those sunflowers!!!



Our last feature this week comes from Jeanie at The Marmelade Gypsy who shared Postcards from the Lake: This is How We Do Weddings in Covid-Land. Beautiful and everyone can show up! 💒





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Happy fall, everyone!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Come Sit a Spell! ~ Create a Reading Nook

 



Welcome to this month's Pinterest Challenge where my friend Cindy of County Road 407 sends a photograph to a group of us design influencers to use as inspiration to then recreate and make our own. September's challenge is all about creating a Reading Nook! Of course, this is one of my most favorite places to be and I always have one wherever we live. Let's jump right in...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Share Your Style #273

 


Welcome to this week's Share Your Style #273This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. 
I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here... 💜

With fall beginning to show its lovely seasonal colors across the country, I've picked a smattering of fun and inspirational fall-style posts for you this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have picking them! 🍎 😊






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! 💜




Here's what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal...



This past week I did manage to get one quick new post up for you sharing my mother-in-law's collection of Rebekah Tableware while concentrating on all the things we are learning to do for teaching school this year. 

Gini presented me with one place setting of this specially-made china for my Noble Grand leadership role within our Rebekah lodge (part of the International Order of Odd Fellows [IOOF], a philanthropic organization like the Masons and other groups). Normally she would have presented this as I leave the position, but... since I was home in June it was a good time to send this lovely china home! Thanks, Mom!! 💝



And here are this week's
featured posts...



Penny of Penny's Treasures brings us a pretty post sharing the corner shelving unit her husband made her ~ Fall Farmhouse Kitchen Shelving. Love the soft fall colors and look at those velvet pumkins!! 


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Liz from the blog Howling at the Moon shares her sweet kitty James in this lovely post about making this Hydrangea Wreath. Just a short post but she also shares her pretty naked cake! Do stop over to check out both... 

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Debbee of Debbee's Buzz shares her wreath in this step-by-step guide on making a Wine Cork Wreath DIY Tutorial. Great idea for repurposing all those leftover corks many of us collect!




Rita over at Panoply shares her incredibly beautiful tableware in this bright and cheerful post ~ Celebrating a Fruitful Fall with St. Clement Faience Tablescape. And check out the quilted tablerunner and matching placemats!!! Rita, nice sewing!




Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her fall cleaning and clearing out in this post ~ One Project Off My To Do List. Great title and I am sure we are all there with you, Debbie! Time for the big fall clean sweep around our homes!!



band tee, denim skirts, tights, fashion over 40, Fireside Collective, Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee on the Edge brings us her fun fashion of the week: Band T-Shirts and #SpreadtheKindness Link Up in this great post talking about ways we can support local entertainers during this pandemic time. Loving the shirt and great idea, Shelbee!!!


Well, that's all the features for this week, folks. Do take some time as you link up today to visit a few of the other party-goers and enjoy their posts! Thank you, sweet friends! 💖





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Happy almost fall, y'all!

Monday, September 14, 2020

A Special Table Setting with Rebekah china...



Friendship, Love and Truth are special words with sentimental meaning for members of the International Order of Odd Fellows Rebekahs, traditionally the women's side of the IOOF. This year I am in the head position and my mother-in-law wanted to congratulate me for running our local Rebekah lodge. She found a set of Rebekah china online, or at the local Rebekah thrift shop, and presented it to me while I was out visiting in June. Since I've just returned from a second visit there, this seems an appropriate time to share this special tableware...

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