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LAVENDER LOVE~ FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY No. 30


I have been dreaming about fields of lavender.
Pretty rows of purple on a rolling hillside...
plants sweetly lining either side of a pea gravel path
or tall urns next to a front door filled with silver & purple loveliness.

Don't you love to see the pictures of row after row of gorgeous lavender?
It must smell absolutely amazing to be right in the middle of it all!
Surrounded by silvery sage leaves, purple blooms dancing in the breeze...
so beautiful.


Lowes and Home Depot frequently have large selections of clearance plants
in the back of the garden center so I always like to check while there.
There were on only about 6 plants this time-
4 of them were Heather which would be good for filling in some of the areas
that didn't do so well with all the snow.
As we were mulling them over, one of the workers pulled
2 flatbed carts up behind us.

"Here's some more for you guys."

I glanced back and blinked several times as I saw an entire flatbed cart
of gorgeous lavender.


There were 26 gallon sized priced at $1.00 each.
Kinda makes the Costco Lavender look overpriced lol!


I wrapped a few with burlap and string and placed them
on the sideboard in the dining area-

There's something about trio's of lavender...
marching across the mantle, down the center of the dining table
in little clay pots on steps outside the door...
just love it.

Just a quick vignette~ it's been a bit busy here
so I didn't get too much done to share this week
but can't wait to see what you all have been up to! :)
French Country Cottage
WELCOME TO FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY!

Last week we had a record amount of fantastic link ups at FNF!
Thanks so much to everyone who joined in!
So nice to meet new friends and see so many talents out in blog land!
It's so hard to pick just a few to highlight...
I have been highlighting on my Facebook page through out the weekend too~
I have a link on my side bar that will take you to my FB if you would like to stop by.

These are just a few links that stood out for me this week.

Brambly Home and Garden shared such a darling breakfast room...
love the checkerboard floor and gorgeous colors.
Blooming in Alaska created a beautiful retreat bedroom-
look at those darling pillows~ Love them!

Simply Bungalow shared a love for a little metal fence... so creative!
Reloved Rubbish shared this beautiful chandelier makeover-
this really makes her space and love the neat bulbs!

Fishtail Cottage found these gorgeous old corbels while out and about...
love the shabby colors and patina- so lovely!
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If you were featured please feel free to grab the
I was Featured button from my sidebar.

Let's get the party going!

SHARE your decorating, flea finds, designs, crafts, table settings, etc.
ANYTHING related to feathering your nest!

**PLEASE BE A GRACIOUS FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY GUEST**
Make sure you post a button or a link back to the party on your post.
I have noticed that not everyone has been doing this- so this a little reminder.

GO OUT AND MINGLE~
I try to get by and visit each of the participants
but I would love help in spreading the love!

I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BECOME A FRIEND/FOLLOWER
if you aren't already.
The Follow button is on my sidebar at the top

THANKS SO MUCH FOR LINKING UP!

sharing with these lovely parties-
go by and say hello to these sweet gals!
link up every friday!









65 comments

  1. wonderful find on the lavender. thank you for hosting 'feather your nest' friday. i'm delighted to play along.

    have a lovely weekend.
    xo
    ~molly

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  2. love that lavendar & the way you displayed them! so so so cute!
    ps - just linked up & thank you so much for featuring my post last week....i'm excited you shared! oxox, tracie

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  3. Well you sure scored on that lavendar girl! Timing is everything! Looks so pretty grouped on your mantel *winks* Vanna

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  4. They're so pretty wrapped in the burlap! So simple, and elegant. Love it! Thank you for hosting, Courtney!
    xo, Andrea

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  5. Love this post Courtney I can almost smell them..Hey guess what we are getting snow again..I'm so sick of the white stuff we spend all day yesterday cutting broken trees and trying to fix my arbor from the last batch..but it's suppose to be nice this weekend..I love Ann Marie home so much she rocks at decorating..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  6. ...LOL!!!
    I've had lavender on my mind for weeks!!
    WHAT A FABULOUS DEAL you found sweets!
    ~ adore how you used them too:)
    xo, Rosemary

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  7. Courtney, what a deal. I wonder if they sell it here. I would love some real lavender. Just to buy a bundle of the dried stuff is so expensive. Thanks for hosting.

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  8. OOOO, I need to get out to our Lowe's. Love the way you just wrapped and tied them. They look beautiful. laurie

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  9. What a great deal! I really need to check out our lowes. So pretty, I love rows and rows of lavender.
    Thank you for hosting!

    Michele

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  10. oops! Forgot to add great features! That first one is absolutely gorgeous! I'm off to visit.

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  11. What a steal of a deal! They look adorable all wrapped up in their burlap coats. So cute! I can't seem to get lavender to grow but I keep trying every Spring. :)

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  12. Hi Courtney....

    Ohhh...your lavender wrapped in burlap just looks divine, my friend! I love how they look all lined up in front of your pretty mirror!!! Ohhh...I bet they do smell just heavenly! I can't believe that they were selling these gal. sized pots for a mere $1! Ohhh my gosh!!! I have been looking for lavender to plant in a few of my pots outside for a couple of years now...with no luck! Maybe it doesn't do well in Colorado...not sure! But I'm with you...I see photos of lavender fields and they just take my breath away!

    Well sweet friend, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful lavender with us today and thank you so much for hosting another fabulous party!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  13. Hello lovely lavender lady! :-) I'm all linked up...thanks for hosting us!
    Vanessa

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  14. Hi Courtney! I can smell the lavender! Love that stuff. I'm joining your party today and thank you for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Oh Courtney, I need to find some lavender plants! They look wonderful, thanks for linking up with VIF!
    xoxo,
    Debra

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  16. Hey Courtney! That lavender looks beautiful. I love it with the burlap. I wonder if they have any at the stores here yet? I'll have to check that out :)

    ~Tricia

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  17. You are so right - lots of inspiration and creativity here.
    Thanks
    Rhonda

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  18. "Lucky, Lucky You"! I LOVE Lavender! and we can NEVER EVER have too much of it!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  19. Courtney what a great deal!! I love lavender and yours looks so pretty wrapped in burlap! Thanks for hosting again, Martina

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  20. The lavender in the burlap wrapped pots are stunning. I love it. Such a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Hi Courtney, The Lavender looks beautiful on your sideboard. I adore lavender but you don't see much of it in Virginia. Thanks for hosting.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  22. WOW that is a deal indeed..love this whole post!!

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  23. I like the way you've bundled up your lavender, Courtney! So sweet! Great deal you got!

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  24. Looks awesome with the burlap! I need more lavender myself! I hope it was $1.00 at Home Depot because that's where I'm headed!

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  25. Courtney, I've found some bargains at Lowe's this spring as well. I bought geraniums for a $1 a piece when the previous weekend they were $6. I would three flats. ;-)
    Love the idea of wrapping the lavender in the burlap. I may go look for some lavender for myself. I could easily add more to the garden.
    Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

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  26. We planted lavender for the first time this year in our garden. I can't wait for it to come up!

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  27. I love lavender! Your is gorgeous! I bet I won't find it here for $1. What a great deal! Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  28. Any variety of lavender draws me in like bees to honey as well! Have some sweetly scented in a fairy garden right outside the French doors.
    Brenda

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  29. Thank you for hosting this party! You certainly lucked out on the lavender. I wonder if will grow and survive from year to year in Alabama? Do you know? I have a couple areas where it would make a pretty ground cover. (It would definitely "feather my nest")

    Scribbler at
    http://scribblerunfocused.com

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  30. I just love lavender and you really got a great deal. I am so happy I could join your party this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. Who doesn't love lavender! I bet I won't find it here either for $1. I like the way you displayed them. Thank you for the party!
    Faye
    wildrosevintage

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  32. Hi Courtney!!
    Loving your lavender...it is one of my favourites!
    I am joining your party for my first time and yes I have been a follower for some time now!
    Pamela :)

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  33. I adore lavender ~ both its look and its sweet aroma! How prettily yours is all wrapped up!

    Thanks so much for hostessing this wonderful Friday event. I've just linked up and also become your newest follower! Would love it if you would also follow me!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  34. Don't you just love spring?! The flowers are beautiful and I know smell so good! I have missed coming over here to see your oh so lovely things! Christie

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  35. What an incredible find! Awesome luck! I love how they look in their burlap!!

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  36. What a great deal, love them in burlap, beautiful photos. And such lovely feature posts! Thanks for hosting this inspiring party.

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  37. Beautiful post! I can't imagine finding anything for $1 a pot. We're just starting our season here, maybe later???? I can only hope.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  38. love the features...especially the corbel book ends...have a wonderful weekend!

    blessings,

    alison

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  39. Lovely!! Thanks for honoring lavender.

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  40. That chandelier is indeed gorgeous!

    Have a lovely weekend and thank you for hosting!

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  41. I adore lavender. I like the way you have it in the burlap tied with string. Too, too cute! I am up to my eyeballs this week, so I won't be participating in the linky party, but I appreciate your hosting it every week for us!

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  42. I love, love lavender, I was very excited to see that the lavender I planted in my garden last year survived our cruel winter, I will have lots of lavender this summer.
    Thank you for hosting another Feathered Nest Friday.
    XXX Ido

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  43. Love the lavender! Wonder if you got hit with the last storm...my friends had to leave a day late becuase of it...glad we left when we did :)
    Enjoy your weekend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  44. Hey sweet girl! So sorry I missed last Friday...so Ive linked up 2 things today:) I LOVE the Lavander...Im OBSESSED with Lavander!
    Its BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks for hosting...I linked up
    #166 A Fake Cake and
    #167 Repurposed Candle Jars

    Have a Blessed weekend
    xoxokara

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  45. Love your burlap wrapped lavender!

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  46. CUTE I did the same thing with my Rosemary pot!!!

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  47. oh, soooo lucky!!! I always check, but nothing that good!!!!

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  48. YEEhaw! what a great score... I am mad for lavender... esp Provence or Grosso, they have the best scent ever....yay for you!

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  49. Thank You for hosting this evening. I luv to use lavander in the garden. And I notied that the bees in our garden have been going to town with the Spanish lavendar. Have a great weekend.....Julian

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  50. I love the smell of lavender. I have some in our garden. Do you know how to dry it? Just hang it upside down?

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  51. I love lavender, so french and pretty! I grow it every year. I linked up.
    xo,
    Sena

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  52. Oh my gosh, Courtney! What a deal on that lavender! They're just adorable wrapped in burlap! I'm planting a bunch of white lavender this spring if I can find it. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  53. I just love that lavender! I am about to rush off and wrap a pot of flowers on my table in burlap! Thanks for the inspiration!!!! I am off to look at all your lovely guest links! X

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  54. Courtney, thank you for featuring my chandelier!

    Your little lavender plants look lovely wrapped in rustic burlap and string!

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  55. Omg, what a deal! You really lucked out on that. They look like they are in great shape too.

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  56. I'm number 200! I hope you get this far!! Just look at all your Friday fans!!!

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  57. Courtney! I would have been giddy with happiness - I love Lowe's clearance - check that first every time! What a marvelous find -
    I know how you feel.
    I dream of lavender fields - walking among their beauty -brushing my fingertips over their blossoms - raising the scent -
    I would have bought them all!
    Sighing,
    Kathy

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  58. Love the lavender! I wish I could put a plant/flower arrangement like that in our home.. unfortunately my 3 cats (the tag-team of destruction) have other ideas. =/ Thanks for sharing another great round of photos! This week my favorites are the Romeo&Juliet pillows- too cute! They remind me of some French linen pillows I saw on Belle Maison Francaise earlier this week. Lovely! Love all the cute Easter ideas too!!

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  59. Courtney, thank you for Facebooking me (is that a word?) :) very very sweet of you and I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

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  60. How gorgeous just those 3 simple pots of lavender look. I adore how you wrapped them in burlap. Now you've got me dreaming! :) sigh............
    I need to find some lavender!
    Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. I enjoy it every week!

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  61. what an absolutely gorgeous blog you have! you are so clever - I have just started a blog The Curiouser and Curiouser blog, showing items that I find unusual old and unique - that I have made, picked up cheaply or I've found, I hope you like it http://thecuriouserandcuriouser.blogspot.com/ xx

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  62. I love lavender...so pretty and the smell is heavenly!! Great links ~

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  63. Lucky you getting lavender for $1.00 a pot! Much better than Lowe's $9.98, but I love lavender so much I went ahead and paid that much anyway.
    ::Jill

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  64. Thank you for sharing, I love the breakfast room and the chadalier. I so love lavender, in my neck of the woods they're very cheap, like all flowers actually! I was to late to join your lovely party a couple of hors ago, but I will next time...do visit me anyway. Thank you.
    FABBY

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