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SILVER & PEARLS ~ WELCOME TO FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY


It's been a crazy busy couple of days
but this morning,
I was so excited to take a bit of time to go meet my friend Sandy
for a cup of coffee and some long overdue chatter.


We caught up, we laughed, we ate
and when we were all tanked up on coffee,
we headed to the thrift store
for some shopping!


While we shopped,
we bumped into quite a few silver finds... for some reason they were just catching my eye too.
These lovely silver goblets or cups were one of them-
there were a set of 8 of them sitting in a basket under a shelf.

Sandy had a fantastic idea to put one of the cups in the bathroom with q-tips in it
then we thought make-up brushes, soaps, etc..
Since I didn't have any idea what I would blog about tonight for the party
with Sandy's suggestion,
came the inspiration for this quick little vignette!


A white towel rolled up sits in the silver champagne bucket,
ready for use.

&
a washcloth & bar of soap in the other goblets.
Together on a sweet tray- with a couple little candles for relaxation.


The little clamshell is just perfect for holding jewelry-
and what more fitting than pink pearls!

Thanks Sandy!
:)


OKAY,
ONTO LAST WEEKS PARTY RECAP~
Thank you so much to everyone who shared at Feathered Nest Friday last week!!
Here are just a few of the lovely link ups that stood out for me:

VINTAGE ON THE FARM shared her gorgeous room-
love the soft colors!
Sarah at MODERN COUNTRY STYLE shared this darling romantic pillow she made
that has special meaning to her.

shared this sweet rack ready to hold coats and trinkets.

FISHTAIL COTTAGE shared an absolutely delightful garden party

191
OPULENT COTTAGE shared a mirror makeover and
love those silver trays on the towel rack.


Thank you so much to everyone who shared your delightful finds,
designs and inspirations for feathering your nest!!

Let's get this weeks party started!
Share your decorating, flea finds, designs, etc.
Anything related to feathering your nest!

Link up an old post or a new post, doesn't matter-
just share what you would like to share this week!

PLEASE BECOME
a FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE follower
if you aren't already~
Just click that little follow button on my sidebar under
'Fabulous French Cottage Friends'

Please, NO links to stores or sales.

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

Go out and mingle!
I try to get by and visit each of the participants,
but would love help in spreading the love!

So please visit the other party goers
&
Show them some love.
Meet new friends and get some new inspiration for
Feathering your Nest!!

sharing over at these lovely spots~
Stop by and say hello!

Vintage Inspiration Friday



49 comments

  1. Courtney, I love your silver bath vignette. So pretty and another great use for silver.

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  2. How pretty, Courtney! There is nothing like the patina of old silver! Love the vignette! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  3. Hi Courtney, I can hardly believe you're taking all of those great photos on your iPhone!! Your photos are always so gorgeous. I have one of those - I should learn to use it :)) Thanks for hosting us again this week, and I'm so glad you liked the trays. Thanks for featuring them! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    xo, Andrea

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  4. Courtney, your silver vignette is wonderful. Makes me wish for a little thrifting trip of my own. ;-) Love the way you used each piece so cleverly. I also love the idea of the silver trays on the bath towel rack at Opulent Cottage. What a fun idea.
    Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

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  5. Courtney, how beautiful, I kept thinking about the other day when you confessed you took all your awesome pics with your cell phone! Well you did a wonderful job again, xoxo tami

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  6. Fabulous vignette. The silver is so elegant in the bath.

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  7. Courtney, I love your silver for the bathroom. Perfect for all of the girly accessories. Very pretty!
    Sherry

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  8. So, so pretty...I just love the old silver!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time catching visiting, drinking coffee of course, and shopping. Your vignette is so beautiful! Pretty finds.

    Nancy

    p/s I missed that garden party last week so I am so glad you highlighted that. I can't wait to go check it out!

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  10. I love silver, but I don't really use it in my home. Lots of brass accents in the house left over from the 90s. To me, the silver clashes with that too much. Therefore, I enjoy looking at everyone else's pretties. Your vintage is so elegant and I bet it really dresses up your bathroom! Thanks for hosting the party.

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  11. Hi Courtney! What a perfect day to have! I love silver used all over the place. All together on a powder room tray is lovely!

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  12. LOVE your silver thrift store finds, and such a perfect vignette - very romantic!
    Thanks for hosting, Courtney.
    - Susan

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  13. Hey my Dear friend..I left a message and it's gone...anyhoo Love all your silver pieces and how fun to have coffee and shop with a good friend..can't beat that with a stick girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  14. What a fabulous vignette! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for silver cups the next time I go thrifting!

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  15. Courtney- I love your silver "setting". It is wonderful. Do you have any idea what the clamshell was used for orignally? I have one too tnat belonged to my hub's grandmother. Someone told me it was used to hold cigarette ashes as they were taken off the table during bridge games, etc...and the cover closed so the ashes didn't blow about.

    Your featured blog makeovers are wonderful! Hugs- Diana

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  16. Hi Courtney! Your silver vignette is sparkle-licious!! I'm always up for a trip to the thrift stores! Why can't they be 24/7 *winks* I'm joing up to your party for the first time. Thanks for hosting it! Vanna

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  17. Pamela, the soft glow of the pearls and silver is just as pretty as can be! Love the post, and the party...

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  18. Thank you for hosting - I love those finds! I posted #33 a dress up armoire I built for my girls out of there baby armoire.

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  19. So may uses for that gorgeous silver. Thanks for hosting Courtney...

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  20. Hey friend! Thank you so much for hosting and for including us in the party parade! This is so fun!:-)
    Vanessa

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  21. Thanks for hosting, Courtney. I enjoy looking at the submissions every weekend!

    Your bathroom vignette is inspiring. What a great way to showcase and actually use little silver cups! And the pearls make the whole thing, of course! Thanks so much for sharing your day with us. It sounds like y'all had a great day!

    xoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  22. Thank you so much for featuring me! Love your silver! ♥

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  23. Hi Courtney! Your vignette is gorgeous! I love the clam shell and pearls, so perfect! What a fun day you had, nothing better than chit chat with a friend and shopping! :)

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  24. Hi Courtney....your "silver set" for the bathroom is wonderful and like everyone else...I love the silver clam shell and pearls! Lovely post!

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  25. That silver clam with the pearls is so pretty! I just love all your silver.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to host this week after week.

    Kelly

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  26. Wow Courtney! This is one gorgeous and opulent vignette! The silver clam dish is such a cutey! What a lovely post. Happy Friday, happy weekend and happy love day!
    -marie

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  27. Oh wow, LOVE all the silver! so pretty! Thanks for linking up!
    love ya bunches!
    Debra

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  28. Hey Courtney! This is such a BEAUTIFUL display! So elegant! What is not to love about silver and pearls! Thanks for hosting! Christie

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  29. What great finds. Very pretty vignette, I hope to join your party next week. Martina

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  30. Hi Courtney, Thank you for hosting such a fun party! This is my first time joining you, and I really love your blog. The vignette you created is beautiful! Marcia

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  31. Oh Man. Your fab silver is killin' me. I must keep my eye out for some...
    and the gal w/ the silver trays on the towel rack..totally dreamy.

    happy fri! xo Jeanne.
    http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com/

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  32. Hi Courtney, Thank You for hosting this evening and also enjoyed your collection of vintage silver. Have a great VALENTINES............Julian

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  33. Hi Courtney,

    Thanks so much for hosting today. After my linky party this week, I'm totally in awe of how much time you must put into this each week. Thank you so much for featuring my Valentine's Cushion. It feels lovely seeing it up there with the lovely things you featured. It's made my day!!

    Sarahx

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  34. Yes, this is a killer vignette. Magazine worthy. Especially loving the clamshell.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  35. Love your bathroom vignette! I'm inspired to go do some silver thrifting to see what I can find! Happy Valentine's :-)

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  36. What fabulous thrift store finds! Seriously, you guys scored! Love your little arrangement you came up with. Talk about an elegant bath.

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  37. The silver in the bath is really pretty. You should have the trays in the towel rack too! I remember my parents having a clamshell like that. It had a glass liner that you put cocktail sauce in for shrimp cocktail. Yours looks prettier filled with pearls.

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  38. what a lovely silver finds and how beautiful you presented them! even 5 star hotel wont have this kind of presentation in their bathroom! I love how you use them on the tray, I love it!!

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  39. Oh how beautiful!

    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  40. All the Silver is BEAUTIFUL! I would LOVE to tour your home! In PERSON! Everything is GORGEOUS! Thank you for hosting!

    xoxokara

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  41. Hi Courtney, I adore those trays on the towel rack! ~Kim

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  42. Hi Courtney! Thanks for a lovely party. Happy Valentine's Day!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  43. That is such a great idea!!!
    I love it! How pretty for a guest bathroom!
    I just became a follower.... actually I thought I was already, oops!
    I look at you everyday!
    Love your blog!
    Please stop by and say hi!

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  44. Love all the silver in the bathroom, who would of figured that??
    Thanks for hosting.
    Michele

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  45. ...now THAT's a tray I could fall in love with in my bath!!!
    Just gorgeous!!

    xo, Rosemary

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  46. Hi Courtney! I'm just loving your silver and is that a little candle actually INSIDE the small cup? What a great idea! It looks very glamorous and it sounds like you and your friend had a fantastic day...I'm needing one of those! Thank you again for letting us be apart of your party, for linking up to ours, and for being such a great support to us! We really appreciate it!
    Vanessa

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  47. I just linked up. This is my first party link up! I hope I did everything correctly. And, I am now your newest follower! Thanks for hosting! I am a social butterfly, so this is right up my alley.
    xo,
    Sena

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  48. What an amazing blog! It's gorgeous! I don't collect too much silver because I never know what to do with it. Now I do!! I'll be keeping my eyes open for great finds.
    Patricia :o)

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  49. I just bought my first piece of silver. I love it! I think you may be rubbing off on me :). Sounds like you girls had a fun afternoon shopping and all tanked up on coffee. Love it! I'm very very late to the party!

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
    Michelle
    xo

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