Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Your Top 10 Favorite Posts of 2018



It's that time of year for your Top 10 favorite posts of 2018 from my French Ethereal blog and actually I was a bit surprised at what you all picked.

Quite a few were crafts and sewing project related. Others were garden and decor related. So... without further ado let's begin this little tour...


The recipe for this Hershey's German Chocolate Cake can be found HERE.


10. This heart-filled Valentine's post sharing how to make homemade napkins is first up at number 10.
It's a favorite of mine and yours with those sweethearts running all over the fabric!




9. Royal Week ~ Limoges Porcelain Fit for King pops in next and was a story I wrote the week that America's Meghan Markle married her sweet Prince Charming Harry.  There is another Royal Week story about drinking tea, too.



8. This post about styling your home elegantly for fall was another big favorite of yours and probably because we were all ready for a change of seasons!



7. Gardening posts were biggies this year and this one about making an orangerie or greenhouse comes in at numero siete.  Here we visited Magnolia Farms and if you haven't been, do check this post out!



6. Antiquing Furniture with Chalk Paint and this nightstand's reveal were posts where everyone asked a lot of questions and really liked the tutorial.  It was my first time using chalk paint and I am hooked.



5. Decorating a bathroom on a budget shared my friend Julie's home in California and how she and her husband transformed their second bathroom after a water leak.  Her sweet pup wanted in on the fun, too!




4. We are getting closer to #1!  This post about making altarsticks or candlesticks from old table lamps caught a lot of attention from all of you crafters and DIYers.  This was a big tutorial with many photographs to help you make some candlesticks of your own.



3. One of my favorite crafts this year {and yours too!} was this craft tutorial on how to make these little French Snow People out of household and found in nature items.



2. I was a participant on several blog home tours this past year and My Little Texas Home was one to fall in love with here in Texas.
;)



1. Your number one favorite post from French Ethereal in 2018 has that je ne sais quoi etherealness. 18th century European romance abounds in these imported Dutch tulip bulbs visitors to the farm can hand-pick. 

Blooming madly away in a field filled with row upon row of tantalizingly colorful tulips only about 30 minutes from our home, these spring beauties brightened everyone's heart.

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Well, I hope you've enjoyed revisiting some of your favorite posts and it'll be fun to see what all you like in this new year!  Do let me know if there's anything you'd like to see more of {i.e. interesting gardens, crafts, etc.} and I'll see what I can drum up.

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Thank you so much for leaving me sweet messages each post and for being faithful readers of French Ethereal! I appreciate your friendship and look forward to sharing many more things here in 2019.

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A bientôt,

18 comments:

  1. You have some beautiful photography here and I can see why so many of these were favorites. Happy New Year, Barb!

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    1. Hello Jeanie! I know I've already written a Happy New Year to you, but it's worth repeating!!! Glad you like these. <3

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  2. Super fun to look over and share our top ten, isn't it? I hope you have LOTS of blessings this year, Barbara!

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    1. Thank you, Julie! It is fun hopping around to read them all. <3

      Blessings to you, too, my friend,
      Barb :)

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  3. I agree with the #1 post! Love those tulips... and that reminds me, I must get some bulbs planted!
    :) gwingal

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    1. Hi Nikki! I put a few in pots last year but they didn't make it, sadly... :( But, there will be a house for us soon so I can put in some for next year!

      Happy hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. Happy New Year Barbara. It's always so much fun looking back at the year and seeing the posts that really worked. I'm so happy to see one of my favs make the list. And I have to fo check out the tulips and the Orangery posts. I missed those two for some reason. Hope you have a wonderful 2019

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you!! Hope you have a wonderful 2019, too.

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  5. Happy New Year Barbara! You have amazing posts and it's no wonder people like them! I wish you a fantastic & successful year!

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    1. Thank you, Maya! Here's to a wonderful new year!!
      Blessings to you,
      Barb :)

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  6. Barbara my favorites are the diy projects with the candlesticks. So smart and creative. Looking forward to lots more for 2019!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I appreciate the love. <3

      Hope your 2019 is wonderful, too.
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  7. You are such a good cook love your recipes of 2018, hope to see lots more.

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    1. Hi Maria, I am not really a cook but the few things I do make usually turn out well. Thank you!

      Best wishes to you for a wonderful 2019,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  8. Great year of projects! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  9. Happy New Year, Barb! You have shared some wonderful posts this year, and this is a great way to highlight them. I especially like the Limoges china post. My Grandma had Limoges china..only one place setting is still with me, I don't know what happened to the others. I've scheduled this post to pin. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a great weekend! April xo

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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