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After all the snow recently and the cold temperatures
I am SO DONE with winter and am
thinking of a little bit of spring for the sideboard!
Just a little touch...

A wee little birds nest sits just so in a miniature rusty urn
& holds a little blue speckled egg.

Placed inside a tall wire cloche
on a dainty pedestal surrounded by a white berry wreath
It whispers spring is coming...

The delightful blooms in the painting behind it
make me think...

Of warmer days...
sweet blossoms in bloom
and the smell of fresh cut green grass.

Happy March Everyone!!!


Welcome to~
French Country Cottage
Last weeks party ran on it's own for the weekend-
due to our ridiculous crazy weather and the damage to the pergola and trees...ugh...
I haven't even had the creative mind to come up with a new pergola design yet...
Well, we got out of town and went to
warmer weather,
places that had power
& where a little sun was shining!

I think I am finally getting caught up with visiting everyone.
Thank you so much to everyone who linked up and shared or just stopped by and visited
some party goers~ so much talent out here in blogland!!
I do try and stop by to see your link ups but sometimes miss a few ~ I apologize.
I am going to try to visit as many link ups as time allows &
do my best to try to not feel guilty about it if I don't get to each one.
I like to come by and thank each of you for taking the time to join the party &
to see all the wonderful creativity out there
Please know that I do appreciate each and every one of you,
your support and your comments!
All of you make this party and blogging so much fun!!

Last weeks review~
Debbie from Debbidoos Blogging and Blabbing shared her thrift find
$3.00 table- just look at it now!!

Audistree shared her kitchen island makeover- such a beauty!

Amy from Maison Decor shared these fabulous tablecloth drapes- divine!
Blissitydoodah shared her rustic enameled buckets -
love them and love that trunk they are on.
Modern Country Lady shared her pretty rustic wreath~
bring on some spring!!!
If you were featured please feel free to grab the
I was Featured button from my sidebar.

Let's get this party going!!
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!

I would LOVE for you to become
if you aren't already~
Just click that little follow button on my sidebar under
'Fabulous French Cottage Friends'

Please, NO links to stores

& make sure you post a button or a link back to the party,

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!!

Linky tools is moving thumbnails to another server- so half of the thumbnails are not showing up at this time. Linky tools is working on this and hopefully it will be fixed soon and they will show up again.
I apologize.*

sharing with the lovely parties
Vintage Inspiration Friday


  1. Hi Courtney, looks like we both have nests on the brain today! Thankyou for a wonderful party!

  2. Hi Courtney...

    Ohhh...such a sweet spring vignette, my friend! I just adore the little bird's nest and egg! Ohhh...and that is a lovely painting too! Yes...I do believe that spring is starting to sing over at your place...ever so sweetly! Thank you for sharing your beautiful spring cloche with us today! And...thank you so much for hosting this fun filled Friday party! I'm just tickled that I was able to join in again this week, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. I'm glad things are getting back to normal! I'm seeing lots of nests. (Mine too!)But I do love the arrangement in your sweet birdcage! I could never do a linky because I couldn't do NEAR enough visits. I appreciate yours whenever they come!

  4. Your spring vignette with the rusty urn, bird's nest, white berry wreath, gifts from the sea, are truly inspiring. I have been thinking of you and the snowstorm damage. I know you have a mess to clean up, and I hope that you can get thinks back to normal soon.

    Thanks for hosting this party every week for us, Courtney. I enjoy it so much!

    Ricki Jill

  5. Love your pretty spring vignette Courtney! That little nest is so sweet. I can't wait for warmer weather :)

  6. Very Pretty Courtney. I want that little rusty urn!! Thanks for hosting, Martina

  7. ...i've had blue speckled eggs on my mind all week!!
    I adore how you have displayed yours in that mossy nest, atop the rusted urn!!

    xo, Rosemary

    ps. swooning over your fairest of the fair mirrors!!

  8. That is so pretty, Courtney and thanks for hosting.

  9. Courtney, your little nest under the wire cloche is so pretty. I love the wreath around the bottom, and it definitely says Spring. Thank you for hosting. laurie

  10. How lovely, Courtney I am ready for Spring, too! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  11. That is one sweet vignette my friend! Glad you're back home now. Thanks again for letting me join your party! Vanna

  12. Beautiful! I just love bird cages and bird nests and birds...

    Thanks for hosting and for the inspiration you share!

  13. Thanks for hosting Courtney ~ I've visited before but I think this is my first party, maybe my 2nd. I've got spring fever too ! Love your little nest.

  14. Spring is almost here, Courtney! Love your little nest. Thank you for hosting us again this week!
    xo, Andrea

  15. Courtney, I just love your spring offering. The wire cloche and the rusty urn.
    This nest makes me think of all the activity outside right now. The birds are going to and fro finding a partner or building a nest. Thanks for sharing and hosting. ginger

  16. Courtney, I am really tired of winter too. Your cloche and rusty urn are so pretty and I love the little birds nest. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Very pretty! Perfect for Spring.

  18. What a beautiful bird wire clotche, Courtney. I have something similar but what I like about yours is the tiny urn. It is just the cutest thing!...Christine

  19. that's a darling arrangement in the little cage! Love how you put the nest into the tiny terra cotta pot. Happy Friday!

  20. oops, i meant the iron urn... wow! that is so cool to find a mini one like that!

  21. Thanks for hosting Courtney! You're so sweet!

  22. Pretty pretty...thanks for the feature, and thanks so much for hosting.

  23. Courtney,
    I linked 36. by accident. I meant to add my most Frenchy post. I added another and if you want delete 36. I am sorry about that, jumped up and was cooking supper.:)

  24. Hey friend! Your sideboard looks so gorgeous! I'm all linked up and we just always feel so honored to be partying with you here! :-)_

  25. Your vignettes look beautiful! Thank You for hosting today. Have a great day............Julian

  26. Very pretty! Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend!

  27. Thanks girl for having another fun Friday for us..and yes we are suppose to get more snow again tomorrow YUK!! I'm so tired of the white stuff..Very pretty cage my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  28. Lovin' the starfish and egg combo!


  29. This nest arrangement is so pretty. Thank you for hosting the link party!

  30. We're having a wonderful Spring. I hope yours blooms soon, Courtney.

  31. Yes, Courtney, I think we are all done with the cold. Your touches of Spring look great and warm my soul. Now if only Mother Nature would oblige.

  32. Hi Courtney! Everyone's thinking of spring and setting out such sweet little nests!! I just love that touch of nature in a home. I'm going to haul out a couple more tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration, friend! :)

    xoxo laurie

  33. Thanks for hosting! I am your newest follower! Come visit and would love for you to follow me!

  34. What a sweet bird cage display, Courtney! Very springy!

  35. What beautiful feathering finds this week. I adore the island makeover.

    I just wanted to tell you how much I admire you for taking all of the time you do to visit each and everyone that posts on your party. That is so amazingly rare and it makes us feel appreciated. Just wanted to let you know that your effort is noticed!

  36. oh wow! i love the blue speckled egg you have, it's so lovely! is that by any chance a real egg? I also love the cloche and the blossoms's painting, they're sooo beautiful!! I can't wait for warmer weather too! Thanks for hosting and sharing your beautiful nest! Blessings, Susan

  37. I love your tiny nest and egg, the cloche is great as well, thanks for sharing your Spring photos :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  38. thanks for hosting...i came and linked up from the picket fence. have a wonderful weekend!


    stuff and nonsense

  39. Courtney thanks for the invite I guess I was nervous to link because my room was not complete...... I love your nest! and your picks this week were amazing! Gotta love Rachel Ashwell!!!

  40. I love those first few incredibly sweet and beautiful! Just found your blog and its lovely..enjoying poking around..I am newish to blog world..have a 2 month old blog about the building of our French home and my love for decor/design..Please visit me, doing an unreal giveaway, a pair of Murano handblown glass lamps from Swank lighting!

  41. Love how you feathered your nest with a nest. :-) Thank you for providing this linky party. I'm a new follower. I followed a link from Olga's Home and Garden Blog.

  42. Thanks for hosting; I just love this blog !

  43. Courtney! Thank you for featuring my "drapes"!! I noticed on your party that even a lot of the images are not loading as pictures....what the heck is going on with Blogger? At least your post is loading with an image, it has really cut back folks reading my posts, as it shows only my signature. I think your party is a great take. By the way, I remember your pergola and wanting to do a similar thing myself. How horrid it got damaged!! Will you be posting on that?

  44. Love your little birds nest in the cage :) I tried last night to link up to your party...but the at your blog linky wouldn't take my said it was too big and needed resizing...I tried to figure out how to do that but couldn't...I didn't have to do that with other linking parties, it's probably something on my end or the linky you use...honey, it's a wonder I can even put up a blog post with my level of computer expertise lol! If I can figure out how to resize a picture so that it will be the right size for your linky...I'll join in your party another time :)
    Big hugs,

  45. Hi Courtney:

    I'm loving your little nest coaxing in Spring.

    It's the first time I'm joining your party!

    - The Tablescaper

  46. Simply adore your cloche with the sweet birds nest and the touch of starfish. I am going right now to take the skates and snowshoes off my porch, so done with winter!!

  47. i love your touch of spring... i need to get my spring on!

  48. Thanx again for hosting Courtney! Love all the highlights! Those are great picks.

  49. P.s. Also love your birds nest in the cloche!

  50. Thanks so much for hosting- and a very big thank you for featuring me !! Let's partyyy!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  51. Your birdcage vignette s so perfect for Spring!

  52. Hello Courtney! March is SUCH a tease -- little sprouts in the border, tiny buds on some trees -- I cannot WAIT for April! Your nests are charming, and remind me to check if last summer's tiny birds' nests in our grape arbor survived this rough winter. I hope so!

    Have a lovely weekend, and keep thinking Spring.

  53. A gorgeous little spring display! I love the wire cloche and the sweet little nest inside is darling!
    We're a ways off for spring too, but I'm dying for winter to be over!

  54. Adore your display! The starfish really make it for me, simply beautiful! Can't wait for spring either, just when we think it's coming- another cold snap! This post definitely warmed me up a bit though, and I've got my own little project planned this weekend to "spring-up" our living room a bit. Thanks for the extra kick of motivation!

  55. Courtney your vignette is so beautiful! I love the little birds nest and Spring is definitely on my mind! You are so creative and your photos are just gorgeous! I am glad that you got a chance to get away and I so sorry about the damage from the storms, I hope things are able to be fixed.

    Loved the features, I will be checking them out!


  56. Hi courtney
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
    Your spring vignette is lovley.
    Love your header
    Have a great weekend

  57. Beautiful photos Courtney!!! Hugs, Rachel :)

    French Farmhouse 425

  58. I think we all have a bad case of spring fever. Your lovely photos brightened up this rainy day for me. Your vignette is beautiful, as always. Love your blog! And thanks for hosting this sweet linky party. I look forward to it each week.

  59. That ol' ground hog didn't show his shadow this year and I think Spring is definitely on it's way and your sweet nest vignettes doubly make is so! Thank you for hosting this wonderful fun party. See you next week. xo

  60. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. I have enjoyed looking at what everyone is doing. Thanks also for a new blogger I really appreciate the opportunity to meet new people. Hoping your Sunday is lovely... ~Ann

  61. Thank you so for the sweet comment and invitation to join your party. I will definately try to do a post this Friday to join. I hope you have a great weekend.

  62. Hi Courtney, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know that I was linked up now...yay :) I added a link to your party on my blog post too...Hope you have a nice evening :)
    Big hugs,

  63. Courtney - I also wanted to thank you for dropping in on my blog and checking out my tobacco cabinet redo. It's so great that you host these parties and take the time to check out everyone's work. You're a great host!

  64. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm having a ton of fun cruising all of your Friday party goers!

  65. What a sweet little touch of spring!

  66. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!! It means a lot!!

    I am honored to join your link party, but I don't think it took and when I tried it again, it says the linky list is closed. :( Drop me a line if you get it fixed and I'll try again. Thanks again!!