Thursday, July 2, 2020

A New French Transitional Summer Look for the Mantel


Coming home  from California, this lovely French-style clock face just jumped from my inlaws' garage and into my hands... I couldn't get it into the car fast enough as it had to come home with us! I am sooo happy to tell you about it and how it just makes our mantel's fresh new summer look...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Share Your Style #262



Welcome to Share Your Style #262!  This 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... 💜

Happy 4th of July to you all this week!!! 

Almost forgot to say... 💥🎉





I am Barbara Chapman your host 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! 

I don't know if you've been wandering around the internet or have YouTube on your t.v., but I've found some wonderful programs to watch... 

1. Garden Answer with a young woman, Laura, (whose parents must own an awesome nursery) has all kinds of gardening tips and gives tours of her garden and her parents immense 30+ year old garden... sigh! 

2. Potager Blog with Linda Vater who also has a 30+ year old garden in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, shares her topiaries (her specialty) and incredible gardens.

Just some fun things for you to check out since I didn't get much written this past week. Computer is having issues again or I'd have shared my mantel restyling with you. Brought back a cool clockface from my inlaws and it's up there now! Looks awesome!! Hope to share with you later this week... 




Here's what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal...






The title pretty much says it all... 10 Ideas for Organizing the GarageHope you'll check out my inlaws now-very-clean garage and all that went on to get it that way!




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






Ann of Apple Street Cottage shared this wonderful Gossip Bench Makeover she found online... Rather, it found her!  


Picassiette Mosaic Bowling Ball


You simply must go over and visit Jeanne at Selep Imaging and find out how she made this gazing ball for her garden! I'm not going to give it away... 😆





Debra at Common Ground shared her Patriotic Holiday Cupboard and this is just a little teaser! Love little hearts and this is a cutie!!!

give-me-liberty-blue-tablescape-red-white-blue-tablescape-valley-forge-plate



Debbee over at Debbee's Buzz shared her totally patriotic tablescape in this post (with apologies to Patrick Henry...) ~ Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape Celebrates July 4th. Beautiful!!!


Patriotic Vignete with vintage Mason jars, vintage clear glass jug holding flags, and white milk glass compote with a faux plant and an American flag pillow in the background


Paula of Virginia Sweet Pea brings us her Americana in this fun Pinterest Challenge post (same one I join with each month!) ~ Patriotic Centerpiece with Vintage.


Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Trick'n'Treat brings us this delicious Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe! Gotta have something yummy to bake for the 4th, yes? Yes!!! 😋




Lori over at Dining Delight reminded me that today, July 1st, is Canada Day!!! (their day of Independence!) so please help us celebrate our countries' days of Independence with a visit to Lori's blog! 💕



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Monday, June 29, 2020

10 Spic-and-Span Cleaning and Organizing Ideas for Your Garage



Summertime organizing was a high priority for my husband and myself when we were at his parents' home of 50-plus years here in early June when we were home for his father's memorial. 
The sheds and garage had basically remained untouched since we were last there in 2015 due to Mr. Ethereal's father's health, so...  
A good dusting, scrubbing, and a fixing of things and such was in order...


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Share Your Style #261



Welcome to Share Your Style #261!  This 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... 💜






I am Barbara Chapman your host 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! 



Summertime is here and with it we have so many good posts to inspire you in your summer decorating! Let's get to it, shall we?...



Here's what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal...


This month's Pinterest Challenge is up and mine is all about Sparkly Coastal Patriotic Decor. Hope you will stop by!





I am always reading something whether it is a magazine, something online for work or for the blog, or just for fun. A new series I thought I'd write up for summer features this post about a favorite mystery series ~ Summer Reads: Dead As A Scone. Hope you'll stop over to check this series out!





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





Once in a great blue moon I double-feature a friend's post and I was going to do that this past SYS #259/260 when Lori of Dining Delight shared her cute Bee-Themed Table for Two post but I forgot to add in the second part... So... To remedy that, here is Lori's gorgeous post sharing lilacs from her garden ~ Lilacs and Lemons Spring Tablescape!!!

I love the scent of massive bouquets of lilacs (just missed the few that has recently bloomed at my mother-in-law's home; neighbor tried to poison but thankfully it was a 50 year old plant and survived his onslaught!) or I would have made a tablescape for you for sure!!! Enjoy Lori's beautifully purply post!!!



Jeanie at The Marmelade Gypsy shared all the wonderful veg and fruits growing in her garden in this post Not Much of a Garden But... Love these strawberries and her lettuces are flourishing! Come check out Jeanie's fun site!!




Rachelle of My Hubbard Home shared How to Style a Table Basket for Your Coffee Table. 




Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her sweet Patriotic Doll House spruced up for the 4th of July in this pretty post. Love the moon fretwork over the front patio! Stop over and check out the pretty fairy gardens and water fountain along the sides! 💜



Jocelyn of Just a Little Southern Hospitality shared this pretty summery post ~ Butterfly Afternoon. I have some dessert plates that I think match these dishes! So pretty and I know you'll enjoy reading Jocelyn's post...

Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Tablescape

Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home is back with lots of fun patriotic decorating ideas in this red, white and blue post ~ Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Tablescape ~ perfect for July 4th decorating!!! 



Fresh Vintage by Lisa shared her quick method of making this fun camp pillow out of an old plaid shirt ~ Plaid Shirt Memory Pillow. Love it's wonderful campfire style!!!



Honorable Mention

Mulan" Trailer Contains Lots Of References To Original Animated Film

Newcomer The World According to Eve shared her thoughts on the live-action movie (I love movies, don't you?!!) about Mulan in this post ~ Disney Heroine Series: I Am Loyal, Brave and True. Check this post out for all of us who love Disney films, especially for summer movie marathons!!




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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sparkly Patriotic Decor in the Living Room



Welcome to  this month's Patriotic Decor Pinterest Challenge hosted by my friend Cindy of County Road 407. If you haven't visited our Pinterest Challenge before, Cindy shares a photo from another blogger with us as home decor inspiration and to makeover as our own. Thank you, Cindy!!! Let's go Americana, friends!!!

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