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Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday No. 9!!!

Well, I have been quite absent this week from visiting everyone's blogs
and posting as much as I normally would...
I apologize..
I haven't forgotten about all my friends in blogland!
I was visiting a couple of mice this week...
enjoying such fun together in the past few days...
Here's where we have been...

The Happiest Place on Earth!!!


Ohh I just LOVE Disneyland!
beyond words really....the wonder, the magic, the Disney dreams...
I have been coming here since I was a little toddler and we have been bringing
our kids since they were little too.
I always feel like Disneyland is pure magic...we are kinda like what you might call Disney junkies. :)
Aside from the beach,
it is our go- to vacation spot and
we like to go when the holiday decorations are up.
Even though our kids are older now,
they enjoy going and spending some time with Mickey
and so do we!!
I am so thankful we are fortunate to live close enough to go often
and that we are able to enjoy Disneyland.

Small World
decked out for Christmas

The Haunted Mansion transformed by Jack Skellington.

On top of all the magic and pixie dust that is sprinkled all over,
I love the decorating inspirations that are EVERYWHERE at Disneyland this time of year...

New Orleans Square~
My absolute FAVORITE spot at Disneyland..
full of garlands, glitz, glamour and fun
they really go all out with decorations

If you have ever been at Christmas time, you know... Disney brings it!!
I love to get inspirations for decorating the trees, or the rooms from their designs.

I snapped a few pictures of the inspirations I gathered up this week..


On top of Mickey and Minnie~
we even found Santa!
The holiday fireworks are truly magical and finishes with a sprinkling of 'snow'
I like the snow on Main Street much more than the real thing.

Speaking of the holidays, decorating and beautiful rooms-
I am planning a special FEATHERED NEST HOLIDAY PARTY coming up~
so get your decorating on!
more details coming soon!!!

Onto the party!!
Thank you so much to everyone who linked up last week!
I really enjoy visiting you and soaking up so much wonderful inspiration!!

Here are a few that stood out for me...

shared her cheery kitchen transformation~love the red accents!!

Bella over at Bella's Rose Cottage shared her gorgeous purple transferware and purple finds~
I am loving the purple and Bella displays hers beautifully.

Cottage Blessings shared Viola Bernice~
a vintage dress form that was inspired by her seamstress grandmother.
Love pieces with meaning attached to them.

Thank you so much to all of you who joined in the party last week!!
I so enjoy visiting your blogs, meeting new friends and love to see your posts!!!

Can't wait to see what you have been up to this week!!

Just a few rules...

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

I would just LOVE it if you would decide to become a French Country Cottage Friend/Follower!

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 visit the other party goers - show them some love - meet new friends and get some new inspiration for feathering your nest!!

Let's have fun!! It's a party!


  1. Courtney, at least you have been busy having fun. Great Disneyland photos. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Hi Courtney! I LOVE Disney World! Maybe it's from watching Mickey Mouse Club as a child! I think it is the happest place on earth! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  3. Hi Courtney,
    Oh you are so lucky!! I grew up in LA and loved going to Disneyland! I never thought about Christmas decor back then, now I know someday when I amke the trip I will have to go see it all Christmassy!
    Thanks so much for the sweet shout out :-) and thanks again for being our hostess!

  4. Hi, Courtney. We are about 35 minutes from Disney World. I've never been for Christmas! We are trying to pick a weekend when we can all go and enjoy the over the top decorations. Your pics were so beautiful!

  5. Oh how fun Courtney! I lived in So Cal for much of my life and yet somehow we never made it to Disneyland at Christmas time...I totally want too though! Maybe someday...sigh. :-) Thanks for hosting and I linked up a REALLY old post!

  6. Hi Courtney, I grew up close to Disneyworld and we went almost every year but I have never visited Disneyland. I bet both parks are beautifully decorated for Christmas. Thanks for hosting and take care.

  7. A wonderful place to go to get in the holiday spirit....just beautiful! You cannot help but smile! Thank you, Courtney!

  8. Hi Courtney! OH, I'm so glad you and your family got to play at Disneyland! We took our children there many years ago and we had a ball! I'm sure it was wonderful to see it all decked out for Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  9. I love, love, love everything about Disney. I too have been going since it opened in Florida. I've never been to the Disney in California and so want to go. We went last year for Thanksgiving and it was magical as always--impossible to describe really. I wish we were going back this year. Thanks for sharing!
    Love that kitchen pic from your Friday meme.
    Amy :)

  10. Hi Courtney,
    I have never been to Disneyland but my son and his family were there a month ago. He said it was the best fun he's ever had! Your photos are great! Thanks for sharing and for hosting. I am joining you this week.


  11. Looks like a magical time. Thanks for sharing the photos. I've never been to Disney Land or Disney World. I think I'm deprived. LOL
    Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

  12. Hi Courtney! From the looks of your photos it seems like you had a wonderful and magical time. We are going to Disneyworld in February...can't wait :)

  13. Wow! Gorgeous photos Courtney! I love the magical lights.

    Thank you very mcuh for hosting. We all do appreciate the time it takes.

    Happy weekend! ~Melissa :)

  14. The Disneyland photos are so pretty. I bet it is fun to go there during the holidays!
    Thanks for hosting.

  15. Disneyland looks SO Beautiful at the holidays... Wish I lived close enough to see the decorations in person...
    Hugs to you,

  16. How fun to visit Disney at Christmas! I'm sure it's over the top gorgeous! Have a wonderful holiday! Jacqueline

  17. Hi, I just became your 300th. follower!!! YaY!!! Looove your pictures of Disneyland, how fun! I just found your blog and will link mine too your fun party! Thanks for hosting! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  18. OK. I'm number 301! Thanks for being a gracious hostess and allowing me to be part of your party!

  19. Hi Courtney, thanks for hosting. Too me a bit to get the link to work but I did!

  20. Bonjour Courtney! How fun...Disneyland is soooo pretty this time of the year isn't it? Even the Haunted Mansion looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your visit to Disney with us. Happy Friday and don't forget to email me your postal/shipping address if you want to claim your prize.

  21. Courtney,
    Thank you so much for hosting a party with so many possibilities for playing. Old, new, craft, inspiration and so on.
    Makes it fun to play without a lot of restrictions.


    barbara jean

  22. I the way it is decorated! And my favorite would be the New orleans part of the park. Thank You for hosting today. Have a great weekend....Julian

  23. Hi lovely,

    I'm so sorry for accidently linking twice. Mr Linky is not playing nicely with me today!

    I've always wanted to go to Disneyland but have never been. It looks gorgeous from your pics.


  24. I have never been... someday! I am glad you had FUN time! Once again thanks for hosting!

  25. I agree, Disney is the place to be @ Christmas! I was @ Disney in Ca. during Christmas and it's beautiful! This is going back about 30 some yrs. ago. Disney Fla. wasn't even a thought at that time.
    Thanks for the party!

  26. Hello Courtney! We adore Disney too. Hubby and I have been going since BEFORE had kiddos! Nothing like it! We've never been when it's been decked out for the holidays though. If you check out my blog, back in August, I posted my Disney pics too.
    I am a new follower and this is my first Feathered Nest Friday!

  27. What a wonderful time!! I love all your pictures! Everything is decorated so beautiful! We were going to go one year right before Christmas but unexpected events prevented us from going. One day though! :)

  28. We took my daughters there many moons ago. Let's see...probably 1982 or so! They're in their thirties now. And I'm so lucky. Their families will arrive on my doorstep today!

  29. Hi Courtney! I was born in Glendale, CA. Loved seeing your pictures of Disneyland. It's so beautiful all decked out for Christmas. I have fond memories of going to DL with my family. Hope to take my kids, this summer.

    Not linking up today but just wanted to stop by! We are going away for the holiday. Have a great weekend and Thanksgiving! xx ~M

  30. Love the Christmas decorations. So happy and festive!!! Like you said, Disneyland! Thanks for hosting a great party!

  31. Oh my goodness! What an amazing place to go during Christmas time...well anytime...but all the Christmas decor makes it even more fun in my book! I LOVE the pic with all of the lights. Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    Have a great weekend,


  32. Courtney!!! I want to PARTY but im so new I dont know what to do or how to get a thumbnail up there...EEEKKKK!!! Heeeelp!!!
    I am a Computer DITZ! Im barely figuring out how to Copy/Paste peoples Buttons!

    Help! I want to participate and my Hubbie just might LEAVE me if I call him at work AGAIN to do something on my blog, YIKERS!

    SPEAKING of Buttons...I would LOOOOVE to swap!


  33. I am so glad I found your blog ~ linked up with your party today ~ We love to go to Disneyland at Thanksgiving break ~ it is even more magical when it is decorated for the holidays!

  34. Hi Courtney. I'm sure I speak for many...I just wanted to let you know how nice it is that you take the time to comment on all of our items we link to your parties. Not many bloggers do this. It does not go unnoticed.

    The pictures from your trip are amazing....

    Take care,

  35. I have been to Disneyworld several times, but never during the holidays. Thanks for sharing your looks so magical!

  36. Disneyland at Christmastime is my favorite place in the world! Glad to find your lovely blog!

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  38. Thanks for hosting a great blog party! I am happy to be joining this week.
    ~ Julie

  39. I can't believe I've only now found your beautiful blog. I'm following. I loved the amazing pictures of Disney -- and I'm sure the New Orleans part is the best, too!

    P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Giveaway till 12 Dec.!


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  40. Disney trip would be very fantastic. My family planned for a Christmas in Disney and can't wait for Christmas now.