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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An Easter Tablescape ~ 10 on the 10th




Welcome to  this month's 10 on the 10th where 10 bloggers (and often a few more!) get together and share ideas with you on the 10th of the month for under $10.  This month is all about Easter ~ from adorable bunnies to lovely tablescapes and some fun Easter crafts to make!


Our cute image was created by Carol of
Bluesky at Home. Love the bunny!


My name is Barbara and I am your host this month ~ I so appreciate your stopping by! We have a fun blog party planned for you today and after you've visited here please pop on over to see what Cindy at County Road 407 is sharing ~ I know you'll love Cindy and her fun blog!


Sunday, April 7, 2019

5 Minute Canvas Picture Quick Fix



Ever have  a canvas picture where the canvas was warped because it was leaned up against something for a while and now it's not any good unless it is restretched?

This big canvas print has been on top of our corner-round cupboard for almost four years while in storage and was pretty warped from other frames leaning up against it. I knew I could fix it by stretching the canvas, but I haven't found the the staple gun or staples yet. So... I began thinking of what else I could do...

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