Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Share Your Style #205



Welcome once again to Share Your Style and to week #205... I am Barb Chapman and I am so glad you are
here today. This week I am sharing a look at a tea and tablescape I held for two friends who came to visit
last week on
Maundy Thursday.



Here are friends Laura of Decor to Adore and Cindy of

It's sooo nice to have blogging friends who live close by!
Hope you have a good group living near you, too.
:)


This tea included a first look at our home in the mostly put together living room as it looks out towards the backyard.



A second post I shared was a spring basket door hanger as
part of this month's Pinterest Challenge. I'd love for you to
stop by and check out both of these posts. So much great
door decor has been created all this month's participants and
by our host Cindy of County Road 407! 

Great ideas for you to copy and adapt!



So let's get to this week's wonderful features
shall we?!

With Easter and Passion week just last week I believe another look is so appropriate... Therefore a few more Easter and bunny posts will feature this week.


Notre Dame Window by Jeanne Selep

Jeanne at her blog of the same name JeanneSelep.blogspot.com
shared the beautiful rosette window pre-fire which was saved during the fire at Notre Dame this past week.

***

Please pray for all those who have loved and are affected by the terrible fire which happened in this very old and beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, won't you?

Many of you have toured this 850 year old church with its flying buttresses holding up its walls and though I have not, the faith we have, not in those relics and this church (and so many other houses of worship) but the comfort those pieces and places give us...

Notre Dame and the significance it has and has had on our fallen world remind us to continue "looking for the good" and to what the Son of Man went through to save this world from itself.
:)





Fabiana who lives in Ecuador and writes Fabby's Living shared this beautiful table set for Easter for all the family and company she had coming over. Simple beauty with sweet rabbits surrounding a gilded goblet and eggs nestled into sherbet glasses.
Simple and stunning!



I am on a bit of a tablescape kick lately as I love creating beautiful table settings for you all and for my family. Here is a stunning table from Sandra over at Dinner at Eight ~ love her Fitz and Floyd Easter rabbit in it's Easter garden! And look at that tablecloth!!!
Love the Easter grass placemats...

Sew up a storm this Easter with these adorable Easter Sewing Projects!

Michele from the Scrap Shoppe Blog shares a round-up of Easter projects that we all can make now for next year and/or put on our Pinterest save boards for next year ~ adorable!!! 



And since this is French Ethereal here in an Honorable Mention for the week ~ from Stephanie at The Style Safari who is planning a trip to France in May and is making some clothes for her trip. Check out her blog for her creative clothing creations!


That's it for this week, folks! Thank you to everyone who linked up last week and be sure to visit a few partiers while you are here and if you'll pin my Share Your Style links as well, I send you bunny hugs through the airwaves!

 We all appreciate the love!
`,:0}

And just a quick reminder of the party rules:


This link party is geared towards home decor, recipes, gardening and related. I know many of you have so much to say about many other things, but here it's always going to be a party towards life in the home. 
I would appreciate a link back to your blog, too.
Thank you!  :)



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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

5 Minute Spring Basket Door Hanger ~ Pinterest Challenge




County Road 407
Welcome to this month's Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. She has decided to challenge us all and make this a fun monthly event we can all look forward to and...

Here is our new logo also created by our very talented host, Miss Cindy!!!




We have an exciting number of spring door decor ideas ready for you to copy for your front door. This is mine at the very top!
:)

If you are coming over from Terrie at Decorate and More With Tip or are new to French Ethereal, welcome! I'm so glad you are here. Please enjoy this post, everyone!

As you finish here, be sure to check out the list of participants in this month's Pinterest Challenge at the bottom of my post. I know you are going to enjoy each and every one of their sweet door hangers!

Let's jump right in and take a look...


Our challenge this month was to create some kind of fun spring door decor starting by using this photo:






Cindy found this month's Pinterest Challenge photo over at 
Tracy's Trinkets Treasures.  Tracy shares this sweet hanging basket filled with ethereal white hydrangea blooms combined with puffs and vines of greenery. I love this basket's simplicity and all the different textures!


So pretty and fresh for transitioning from spring into summer!


Although Tracy hasn't blogged in a while, this photo keeps making the rounds and remains current ~ what's not to love with a sweet tin basket blooming with blooms?!
;)




Here's what I started with

As I have been unboxing all the goodies coming out of storage, I realized I didn't need to go visit any of the local craft stores for any supplies needed for this month's door decor Pinterest Challenge (although I love going to them!).

Since I was thinking about Tracy's metal basket, I looked around my craft room and found an old Longaberger basket purse I used back in the day. Perfect! I'd found a basket that could hang from our front door with just a little tweaking...*




Supplies you'll need and what to do

Once I had gathered my basket, florals and the block of florist foam, this project really did take 5 minutes!*

*(Minus having to attach an opened-up coat hanger hidden under and around the front of the basket, woven through the left and right front corners of the basket and back up behind the handle attachments, then twisted and hung with the basket's leather loop to the door knocker ~ this was to keep the basket upright.)



Grab your favorite spring or summer florals, cut them off apart and stick into a block of florist foam. I began from the left with realistic looking lavender wands then added in some baby Queen Anne's lace followed by small pink flowers mixed in with white roses and pale blush faux roses.*

*Affiliate links are listed for your convenience. I will receive a very small commission if you purchase something through these links but you don't pay a penny more. This will help me to continue providing you with great ideas, thank you. :)






That's all you need ~ easy peasy! 

Head outside and hang your casual spring decor basket hanger! With Easter just passed I liked the Easter-basket touch this Longaberger basket gave our front door. You could also add some hanging ribbons if you so like ~ I didn't have anything that really went with this sweet basket so I kept mine plain.

This door basket also has a bit of a fishing creel look to it, too... Might be fun to add in some fishing lures later during the summer, huh? 
;)





Here is my front entryway so you can see how this basket looks...





And this sweet little dog statue I found earlier this spring at Lowe's fits perfectly out front with everything. 


Thanks so much for pinning any of my photos!


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will take some time to check out all the lovely door decorations everyone participating this month has created!

Next up is Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles and she has the cutest watering tin in her door basket ~ I know you're going to love her post! 

If you missed our previous creations, here are the links to my past Pinterest Challenges with everyone's links.




Enjoy the tour!




Happy decorating and crafting,

Friday, April 19, 2019

An Easter Friendship Tea...



Our home is finally ready to share a bit more... I busted a gut putting books away in our three big bookcases all this past week but with good reason! Having friends over for tea is one of my passions and it is also good motivation for getting boxes unboxed; finding homes for things while organizing and cleaning; and then enjoying the fruits of one's labor with those friends over for tea...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Share Your Style #204



Welcome once again to Share Your Style and this week is #204... I am Barb Chapman and welcome! Glad you are here and today I am just sharing a few features as this week has been a big push indoors to finish unboxing everything in our living room and our bedroom.


It has been a bit daunting as I am weeding through things during all of this, shipping packages to my adult children (things which belong to them plus a little Easter goodies!), and reboxing things for donations and a future garage sale. Still lots to do and I haven't even touched my craft room yet...
;)

Queen Elizabeth rose

Here are the first blooms in my new backyard garden. I just cute these three since hail is expected tonight and I'd sure hate to lose them to the weather! They will grace our kitchen table
beautifully inside.


So let's get to this week's wonderful features
shall we?!

Learn how to make lamp finials with this tutorial for how to make a crystal lamp finial. It also shows you how to make your own faux crystals.

Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof made this lovely
crystal lamp finial and I can imagine how beautiful
it will look gracing one of her lamps!

Easy Easter Decor, 5 minute Easter Decoration, Crochet Easter Eggs, Shabby Chic Easter Eggs

Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life has created these
creative crocheted Easter eggs ~ perfect for perking up our Easter tables this coming weekend!




Using accessories and items already on hand helped to create a Simple & Easy Easter Coffee Table. www.redshuttercottage.com
Kristine at Red Shutter Cottage shared her sweetly decorated coffee table with these adorable rose-covered bunnies and eggs!

Easter centerpiece idea
Lastly for this week we have Raquel at Organized Island who shared her sweet farmhouse Easter decor.

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I'm sorry I haven't been over to visit more ~ I will get back to it over the next week.
I am really trying to finish inside our house so I can get back to blogging, too.
:)

Thanks for bearing with me.



Happy Easter to you all!!!



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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Share Your Style #203



Welcome once again to Share Your Style and this week is #203... I am Barb Chapman and welcome to French Ethereal if you are new here! For everyone else who is already a friend, welcome back!
:)


This week I shared a couple of posts, one a really quick tip I figured out accidentally and that is... 






A first look at our dining room with a bright and cheerful Easter tablescape for 10 on the 10th for under $10 using many tableware pieces we already have plus my secret under $10 item.
;)


Now let's get to this week's wonderful features!

Easy Sheep Cupcakes
First up this week are these adorable Easy Sheep Cupcakes shared by Jaime at Coupon and Freebies Mom. If you've never seen the British claymation films about Wallace and Grommet, these sheep look exactly like the sheep in several of their episodes.

Totally cute and they begin with a boxed chocolate cake mix! 


DIY seating chart finished
Next we have an ethereal Wedding Seating Chart frame created by Jeanette of Snazzy Little Things. I love wedding ideas being a diehard romantic and I do have a Wedding Ideas board on Pinterest in case you need some for an upcoming nuptials. (shameless plug)
;)



I cracked up hard at the title to Tara's post at Stilettos and Shiplap ~ When Your Kitchen Starts to Renovate Itself You'd Better Pay Attention!  This is Part 1 as the kitchen is still talking to her so you know there's more. Too Funny, but seriously, she repurposed these gorgeous granite countertops! Check out her post for the full story.



Next is Lori at Dining Delight with this cute as a bunny-button Tiered-Tray with its Easter decor.  I just love how it's styled!!!



Lastly we have an Easter Styled Table with Tulips and Birds from Fabiana at Fabby's Living who creates lovely tablescapes. Aren't
those bird plates so realistic, and beautiful?!

Thank you to all of last week's participants ~ I appreciate your linking up.
:)


Now let's see what you are sharing this week!








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