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FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY

Twas the Thursday before Christmas
when all through the house
not a creature was stirring...

except the wild crazy woman trying to finish everything up
AT THE LAST MINUTE!!
:-/

Are your gifts all wrapped? The halls decked?
The cookies and pies baked?

Aye...
Not here.
Not even close.
I think I have wrapped 3 presents so far and they were small.

So I am sharing these gorgeous peonies
They are pretty, calm, sweet and serene
and they are blooming away in the kitchen.

Janet over at Shabbyfufu shared her peonies about a week ago
and I had BIG TIME peony envy.
I didn't think that they would have any here in California in December...
but thought I would check.
and low and behold...
they had just a few special random bunches of these beauties!


I love to add a bit of pink with the Holiday decorations
and these are perfect with the little cypress tree and boxwood
and a favorite vintage statue.

I know so many of my friends are out of town or busy with family this week-
but I am putting up the link party as usual for those of you who would like to join in.

If you are like me...
you didn't get HALF the Holiday posts done this year.
So...
this weeks Feathered Nest Friday party link will be extra long
and stay open through Wednesday!!
So come back over and share all your Christmas and Holiday posts,
recaps, house tours, etc.!


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS
to ALL of my blog friends out there!!

Wishing you all the blessings of the Season,
Peace and wonderful times with family and friends.

Onto the Recap from last week!

Vintage French Hen shared her holiday bedroom

The Cottage Market shared these darling little lights

Antique Chase shared this gorgeous armoire!


Pink Postcard shared this beautiful treasure


shared this gorgeous centerpiece.



Don't forget to enter the Chalk paint giveaway!!
to enter- click HERE


Welcome to new partygoers and welcome back and
and thank you to all my party animal friends
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each week!
:)

PLEASE SHARE
decorating, flea finds, designs, transformations
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 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!
Sharing with these lovely girls




47 comments

  1. Courtney,
    I am not finished yet either. More shopping, not much, and some sewing! Hope all wraps up soon for you so you can enjoy yourself. Your home is lovely! Thanks you for hosting and joining me at Home Sweet Home! Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Sherry

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  2. Oh my goodness, I totally have peony envy too! They look gorgeous there in your kitchen. I wonder how long it will be before I see some of those beauties in this area. They're definitely one of my favorite flowers. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas ♥

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  3. Hello Courtney, This is almost a first for me. I have decorated, shopped and wrapped! All that remains for me - and it is no small task - is to cook! Today I am actually relaxing and catching up on all my blog lovin'. Such inspiration! Peonies - I Heart Peonies! They come so briefly in May - so wonderful to find them this time of year! How I'd love to have their sweet presence in my home! For the first day of Winter we're having weird weather - warm with a chance of severe weather and tornadoes. I have my red slippers on ready to go! Thoroughly enjoyed sharing Fridays with you and wish you a most Delightsome Merry Christmas,
    Kathy

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  4. What gorgeous flowers as a backdrop to your madonna. Looks lovely! Finally no pressure here- just a couple of presents to plop into some gift bags. I go the easy route, Courtney! LOL Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful Christmas celebrations. Sue

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  5. Peonies for Christmas, just amazing!! and beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

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  6. I really enjoy being part of Feathered Nest Friday, I always get inspired!

    Merry Christmas!
    Carol

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  7. Thank you for being a gracious hostess, and and good friend, Courtney!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous features. Thanks for hosting, I am all linked up.

    Paula

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  9. The peonies are beautiful, Courtney. Thanks for hosting and have a very Merry Christmas.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  10. Ok....having peony envy over here. lol! I can smell them from waaaay over here, Courtney! :) Here's hoping that you get all your packages wrapped and get your head put back on straight. hehehe! Oh, and I'm swooning over those wire cloches.....

    xoxo laurie

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  11. Thanks for hosting, Courtney and have a wonderful Christmas.

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  12. I'm most definately not finished shopping or wrapping!! Love your pink peonies!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas Courtney!!

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  13. Hi~ Peonies in winter in California~~??? Wherever did you find them?????Not somewhere that I have been. I LOVE them. Have a wonderful holiday. Your blog is always so pretty. Come visit me at FreshVanillaForC
    ~Cheryl

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  14. I almost finished today, but still I need to bake some cookies, caz what's a C'mas without lots of cookies?! I want to thank you sweet and lovely Courtney for having me at your great and fun party this entire year that's almost over, and for been such a gracious hostess. I wish you a wonderful C'mas along with your loved ones. Many blessings.
    FABBY

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  15. Peonies - one of my fave flowers! Everything looks fab too. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and new year.
    Kelly

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  16. Everythings so pretty Courtney. Thanks for hosting, and have a very Merry Christmas.

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  17. I love peonies! So refreshing to see pink! Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!
    -Shelley

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  18. I'm going to finish the wrapping tonight, it will be a first for me to have it done for Chritmas Eve!
    Thanks so much for hosting and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  19. Thanks so much for hosting.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. I'm going down to the wire myself! Thanks for hosting, Courtney, and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

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  21. Happy Holidays, Courtney! Love the pink peonies in your decor for the season! :) Thank you for hosting!


    Cheers,
    Jessie

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  22. Peony envy is pretty funny!! Ha! They're beauties and I'm surprised too! Some years are just like that. Busy busy busy. But it's been a fun year with you for FFF. Thanks so much. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  23. Beautiful features, Courtney. Thanks for hosting and happy holidays. ~ Sarah

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  24. I'm DONE! All I need to do is go to the grocery store to pick up dinner rolls for Christmas dinner! Merry Christmas Courtney!

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  25. Thanks so much for hosting..love all these features.:)
    Merriest Christmas....
    xo bj

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  26. Well, I am about as finished as I am going to be. Wrapped gifts very early today, made some cheese straws.

    Thanks for hosting and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    ETS

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  27. Thank you for hosting. Merry Christmas.

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  28. Wrapping as we speak! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  29. Thank you so much for hosting- everything looks beautiful!
    Happy Holidays!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  30. Love your peonies!! I just had a few roses that I enjoyed in my living room from our yard!! I'm lovin' the warmer weather where I live now! Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  31. I don't like myself today, because I am NOT ready and I was snappin' at my kids! What is done is done bc family comes in tomorrow! I hope you have a wonderful and bright Christmas full of joy and peace! Christie at three pixie lane

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  32. Oh I am nowhere near finished!
    Loads still to do, but that's part of the fun ... that lovely panicky holiday feeling. :-)

    This Christmas, we feathered our nest by topping our parlor trees with ... feathers!!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Cass

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  33. Marry Christmas and happy Holidays!

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  34. Merry Christmas Courtney,

    I so enjoyed catching up a bit and love that darling picket fence treasure box you made! Congratulations on the Romantic HOMES feature ~ beautiful. And your holiday decorations are just lovely.

    Ciao bella,
    Suzanne

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  35. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the invite to your party!
    I love to share my project with your readers;)
    Thank you for hosting, now I have to check out the other lovely projects around here;)

    Lovely greetings and happy holidays from Germany;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  36. PS: I`m you latest follower;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  37. Well, I feel better knowing I am not alone in being behind this year with all the Christmas festivities! Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  38. Merry Christmas and thanks for being here!

    I like touches of pink at this time of year too.

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  39. Beautiful Peonies, they are one of my favorites! your home looks beautiful! Thanks for visinting my blog and the invite! I just "shared" in your party! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  40. now I'm jealous over your peonies! love the caged evergreens too!

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  41. Thanks so much for stopping by: www.potholesandpantyhose.com to see my Cedar Xmas Garland. I linked it up to your party & have added you on my to-do list on Friday's! This is my first time to your site and am so glad to have found you!
    Yeah! Merry Christmas!!!

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  42. Thanks so much for the invite, I'm happy to link up. Merry Christmas!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  43. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess every week. Also, congrats on your feature in the magazine. I've always loved this photo:-)

    Merry Christmas!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  44. Love the Peonies! Just bought some today in the same color. I put them in little votives with holiday greens for a table decoration. It's perfect -just the right touch and my guests can see easily over them!

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  45. This is the less stressed Christmas I have ever had

    I have 4 little grandsons who I will spend the weekend with and so looking forward to

    merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    from Janice

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