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DECK THE HALLS!! IT'S FEATHERED NEST HOLIDAY TIME!


I found this shabby crusty antique mirror in the basement of an abandoned antique store...
it was covered in years of dirt and dust.


But underneath that crust,
I found an absolutely delightful forgotten antique piece.
Gorgeous chunky frame,
old original shabby peely paint and an absolutely wonderful
old mirror showing it's age and character.
I loved it immediately.
I dragged it upstairs to the guy holding the sale and bought it.
I think I paid $3.00 for it.



I draped it in fresh cut cedar branches and a white berry vines across the top,
a thrift store find leafy wreath
and laid more cedar branches & a bit of bling at the bottom.


This is a tall mirror- probably about 5 feet tall-
and it fits perfectly above the fireplace.


The antique candelabra's I found at the flea market this summer flank the sides


and they are so charming draped in cedar branches and red frosted berries.


A Santos doll graces the center of this mantle.
She is perfect for the holiday season as Santos dolls are quite meaningful.
I love their soulful expressions and their simple beauty.


She wears her metal angel wings and holds a bronze glass ball and glittered star.


Love it. .


Now onto the antique cast iron mantle that I found over the summer!
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Okay...
Onto Feathered Nest Friday Holiday review!

Last week, we had an absolutely amazing amount of link ups to the first
FEATHERED NEST HOLIDAY party!!
Wow!!
There was just SOO much inspiration!
I enjoyed stopping by and seeing all that you are doing, met some new friends and gathered up tons of inspiration for decorating!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your homes and projects over here.
It is appreciated!

Here are just a few that stood out for me.

Danielle is Nesting shared this absolutely darling little ornament that she made!
Heavens-Walk shared wonderful Frenchy holiday decorating inspirations! Beautiful!


Relatively Unique shared a charming makeover in their new home.


Mandi over at Interior Design Musings shared this charming bathroom re-do.
Life and Linda shared her gorgeous house decked out.



Okay, onto the party!!!
BRING YOUR HOLIDAY ON!!!
Link up Holiday or any day decorating, inspiration, projects or finds
relating to feathering your nest!

I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU SHARE THIS WEEK!!

Just a few rules...

Link up an old post or a new post, doesn't matter-

I would LOVE it if you would become a FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE follower
if you aren't already.

NO links to stores or sales please.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
make sure you post a link or a button to link back to my blog so that all the other party participants can be seen too...
it's a fun place for sharing and everyone likes to get visits

Go visit the other party goers - Show them some love - Meet new friends
and get some new inspiration for
feathering your nest!!
sharing at
The Shabby NestSAVE THE DATE



48 comments

  1. Courtney, that is the prettiest vignette with that old mirror and that wonderful Santos doll standing in front with the most perfect wreath and greenery. Just gorgeous.

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  2. Wow! How gorgeous Courtney! Beautiful vignette.

    Thank you for hosting. I always enjoy your party and appreciate the time you spend on it.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  3. The santos is a beautiful find! And the mantle is goregous with all the decor. Have a good weekend..........Julian

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  4. Hi Courtney, I made it to your party! I adore your vignette it is so stylin. I had never seen a Santos doll until Kim's blog...they sure are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting.

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  5. Oooh! I love it, Courtney! That mirror really was a great find! The natural greenery is beautiful! And the Santos doll is the perfect centerpiece...lovely!...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Beautiful Courtney, love all the greenery! That mirror is gorgeous. Can't believe you found it in the basement. Glad you rescued it :)

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  7. The mirror was a wonderful discovery and you have really brought it to life...the santos, the greenery, it's perfection!

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  8. Courtney, Everything is so gorgeous!! The mirror was quite a wonderful find and the Santos I adore. All of the greenery looks fabulous. Thanks for hosting.
    Happy Holidays
    Sherry

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  9. Hi Courtney! I love your mirror. I can't believe you paid $3.00 for it...lucky girl :) That santos doll is so pretty too. Best wishes ♥ Tricia

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  10. So very pretty, as usual!

    Thanks for hosting this! I'm linking up our first every "married" Christmas tree! :)

    Kelly

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  11. That mirror was such a fantastic find! The whole vignette is so elegant, and peaceful. It's beautiful!!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  12. OMG! That mirror was an amazing find!! It is goegeous and everything looks just beautiful. I just became your newest follower! Have a great day.

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  13. Love, love, love that Santos and the mirror and all of that yummy goodness!!!

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  14. That mirror is amazing and such a steal! The Santos doll is gorgeous. I love her. Stunning!

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  15. Hi Courtney! That vignette is so gorgeous and I cannot believe you found that mirror for $30! I'm all linked up to the party and I need to email you one of these days and ask you a few "party related" questions. :-)
    Have a great weekend!
    Vanessa

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  16. Hey Courtney! Thanks for featuring my little starfish-wreath in your post today! It was fun to see it there - and I'm humbled! :)

    That mirror (what a find!) is just stunning! Can you just imagine the history behind that beauty...? Your Santos looks amazing in front of it, and your garland is just amazing! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  17. That mirror was an, absolutely, wonderful find, and the price, Oh my goodness....lucky you, Courtney! Just beautiful!

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  18. Courtney, I love your Santos Doll, where did you find it and did you get a great price?? thanks for sharing, Michele

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  19. Courtney, thanks so much for linking up and for the great shout out for VIF! Your mantle with the mirror and Santos is just gorgeous. What a find!
    xo,
    Debra

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  20. Thanks for hosting Courtney....

    Have a great weekend....

    Lisa

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  21. Love the mirror it's just beautiful... and the Santos is gorgeous!!!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  22. Hi Courtney, I LOVE your mantle and especially the Santos doll in the middle. It is PERFECT and adds a seasonal flair to your decor... NO need to take it down till winters end...
    Thank you for hosting,
    Hugs, Donna

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  23. Beautiful post.

    thanks for hosting!!

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  24. Love the holidays over here!
    Vintage beauty in so many ways.

    Thank you for your beautiful comment and visit to my place for the holiday's :)

    Blessed Holiday
    Dore

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  25. Your decorations are absolutely beautiful:)
    I am your newest follower. Have a great weekend.
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  26. Great find for $3.00. Love what you did with it.
    Happy Holidays
    Michele

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  27. Courtney,
    What a beautiful mantel...love the vintage feel! Thanks for hosting:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  28. Love your mirror and angel!!! Great find! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Sherry@Back2Vintage

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  29. Hi Courtney - I love, love, love that arrangement you got there. Paid $3 bucks for the mirror...what a great find! That's an absolute treasure!
    -marie

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  30. Hi, Courtney, thanks for stopping by. Wow, your mantel is just beautiful, what a find with that antique mirror. Gorgeous!! I love to find things like that, special pieces to hang onto. Your home looks so festive for Christmas.

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  31. Love your vintage style!!! Merry Christmas!
    ~ Julie

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  32. Courtney, you santos vignette is stunning! I am a new follower, by the way. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  33. What a great find on the mirror! It looks beautiful on the mantel with all the greenery!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx ~M

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  34. Good morning my Dear friend...girl you really outdid yourself once again...love the angel Santo never seen that one before...May you have a GREAT weekend my friend...from my mountain to your piece of Calif. Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  35. The Santos arrangement is beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

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  36. Courtney, your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! I love the Santos doll. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  37. GOrgeous gorgeous!
    Im so happy your linky parties are getting so "full" :) I love that!
    have a wonderful weekend!
    Tana

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  38. Aaah, gorgeous!! You lucky girl finding such a bargain mirror!

    Sorry for being late to your party. I've been rushing around like a mad thing today!

    Sarahx

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  39. Stunning impact on your mantle, love the Santos angel. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  40. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment about my acorn wreath! I'm glad you did, because now i've discovered your blog and i love it, am going to follow!

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  41. Courtney, this is so beautiful!!! I love that old mirror and the doll...so lovely!!! It is the perfect centerpiece and oh so beautiful!!! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! I am almost ready to sit and relax...still a few more gifts to get!!

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  42. Courtney I do love your display...you are so talented in putting it all together; the mirror is just amazing. It's always a a wonder to me how vintage finds can be used in so many ways and for so many years in so many places.

    Thanks again for hosting, you are so kind to do it.
    XOXO
    Joni

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  43. Courtney,

    You have made such a beautiful and warm display. That mirror is amazing! I can't believe you picked it up for a mere $3! It's so hard to find old mirrors that tall. I just love it and the feelings your vignette evokes.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Nancy

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  44. Hi Courtney,
    Thanks for hosting a holiday linking party. It's great to be able to see so many beautiful homes decorated for the holidays. I especially love your decorations...probably because I love french antiques...and...I love Santos'. You have inspired me to get one, hopefully before next Christmas. I'll think of you next year when I'm decorating...wink. I've linked to your blog...and I'm a new follower. Come by my blog and visit me. I'd love to have you.
    Blessings,
    Susan

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  45. Courtney,
    I feel so honored. Thank you so much for highlighting my blog. I have to tell you your mirror find is beyond words. It is stunning and they way you arranged the greenery and Santos doll, is perfection. My friend Liz...at www.infusewithliz.blogspot.com also has a Santos Doll. I think they are lovely. Thank you again. Linda

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  46. Beautiful images and decoration!!!
    Kisses.

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  47. hi courtney, thanks for visiting my blog...nice to meet you. i have read through your blog for the past half hour and you, my friend, have found some wonderful pieces....and at some great prices!!!!

    have a great holiday...

    cindy

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  48. Love, love your mantel decorations! That mirror you discovered is fabulous and really adds great "weight" to your fireplace. The greens look fabulous swagged and wreathed, and I love the angel, too.

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