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Happy Holidays everyone!!
Hope everyone's Christmas was wonderful and blessed~ and you enjoyed a beautiful day with your families!
We had a great time with family and friends and we are enjoying my sister Taylor visiting us for a few days now while getting ready for the New Year!
I can't believe it is already going to be 2011 in just a few days!

I saw some blog parties going on out there that are all about sharing this years favorite projects and posts...
I just started my blog this year, but shared some projects from several years ago
as well as some that are recent.
I picked a couple of my favorites to highlight and share again.

Seaside Resort Inspired
This project was so much fun!
I found these old pieces of a piano and was inspired to create
some kind of a mantle piece with them- when I painted them gray and they came out blue-
they turned into a little seaside vignette.
You can read the original post

The master bathroom remodel that I blogged about
is another favorite from this year.
It took some guts to show you the was soo soo bad-
but the after came out as I envisioned it and I love this room.
If you missed it, you can read the original post

Another favorite this year is the farmhouse table that my sons and I re-did.
This started out as a crusty old table that was about 5 feet long and falling apart.
We decided to make it into an extra long farmhouse table for under the pergola
where we could gather a lot of friends and family around it.
If you want to know more about how the boys tackled it and we re-did it-
here it is:

A favorite table setting...

Our guest cottage exterior before and after

and my flea find Frenchy Chair redo.

Just a few favorites from this year-
Looking forward to catching up with everyone soon
and seeing all your recaps and what you have been up to.

Feathered Nest Friday linky will be up on Thursday evening!
Hope to see you there!

Joining these fantastic parties
cottage instincts


  1. Very cool remakes! That table is gorgeous!

  2. It's like a walk down memory lane! So happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful holiday! Have fun with your sister - xox

  3. i love the piano pieces. where did you find those? that is gorgeous. all your stuff is gorgeous! i'm having a give away. check it out.

  4. For gorgeous sakes! I say that a lot but oh my, great recaps. Love your bathroom remodel. Amazing transformation!

    Hope you've enjoyed the time spent with your sister and family.

    Looking forward to the New Year! Have a great week, Courtney!


  5. Wow, Courtney! You had a very productive and beautiful year. I am glad you had a nice Christmas with your sister. I look forward to seeing what you post on Thursday evening!

    Ricki Jill

  6. Courtney, thanks for sharing some of your beautiful transformations this year.

  7. Hi Courtney! Your projects were so amazing, I love them all!! I am so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas and I can't wait to see what you have in store for the the new year!

    Happy New Year and have a wonderful time with your family!

  8. Your projects are absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to more in 2011. Hope your Christmas was lovely, Pam

  9. Totally awesome. I would give my eye teeth for those piano pieces that you redid. Terry

  10. Your projects are all remarkable Courtney. I love the bathroom! Happy New year.

  11. You did fantastic job on all of these projects, Courtney! I just love your farmhouse table and your bathroom redo turned out great. Hooray for you!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2011!


  12. Courtney, you are amazing and I heart everything you do!! I can't wait to see what you do this year!!!

  13. You have the gift of "vision" - wow, everything you do is amazing! xoox

  14. Be still my heart, such lovely photos and projects, Courtney. Love the Chandi, so pretty and elegant. Well done, my dear, xoxo tami

  15. WOW ! I love your home ! the bathroom is so pretty !

  16. What an inspiration you are - your projects are wonderful! Love the bathroom.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  17. Hi Courtney! Every time I see snippets of your home I feel like I am transported to another world...maybe somewhere in the french countryside? :-) You are incredibly talented and gifted and not only do you create beautiful things to share with us, you share your lovely heart with us too! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you these past few months and I can't wait to see what 2011 holds! :-)

  18. Courtney your projects are all so very lovely! I am so glad to have found your blog this past year!

  19. COURTNEY! Everything is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all the pics! I could just stay LOST in them for days! Hope you had a BLESSED Christmas! Thank you for linking up!

  20. Now those are some amazing peeks from the past year ~ can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for 2011!! Happy New Year!!

  21. So beautiful. So many really complex projects. I would say that you and your sons one heck of a team. I especially love the table. Rock on! Happy New Year. Ginger

  22. Hi lovely,

    I'm so glad that you had a good Christmas. I was thinking of you.

    Your recap reminded me what a great blog you have. I love it that you go with your won style - and I love it that I love your stlye! I'm still lusting after the paint colour on your piano sides!

    Happy New Year!


  23. What wonderful projects! They're all so fabulous I can't even pick a favorite but I'm partial the the bathroom makeover - just stunning!


  24. Where to many beautiful things! You bathroom remodel is a dream. The table, the mantle, it's all beautiful. How fun to meet new friends and see what everyone has worked on this past year! Lisa~

  25. So many wonderful projects! I love the table made by you and your son!!! Everything is simply gorgeous :D

    Happy New Year,

  26. Love seeing some of the new ones I missed the first time around!!!!
    Happy New year friend!

  27. You are one super talented lady my friend! Love it and I am all ready for Friday!

  28. So fun to share in your year of amazing projects. It is just wonderful that creativity never ends! May 2011 be just as wonderful and filled with creativity.

  29. What lovely makeovers. I wish I had a farmhouse table that size indoors! I truly love your beach tablescape as well. Blessings, Kim

  30. I am so glad to have found you and your lovely blog and am now a follower. I will be back for more of your wonderful adventures.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  31. oh I love it all. it just reminds me of how much I love your blog!
    Happy New Year!

  32. Just amazing Courtney. I love ALL your projects, you really know how to transform things!
    See ya later tonight!

  33. Wow you are very talented. I just love all of your projects, but those piano pieces just really stand out to me :)
    I just found your blog, I will definitely be back to visit. I started my own blog and I hope to be a creative as everyone else is here in Blogland :)

  34. Oh me gosh!! What talent you have Girl! How ever did you narrow all your projects down to just a few favorites, 'cause I love them all - I want to live in your blog! Can't wait to see what you do in 2011!


  35. Beautiful photos! I am loving that bathroom!!! Adding you to my blogroll!

  36. I really, REALLY like the 'new' vintage bathroom.

    My Show n Tell Link---where it's kinda fodder for the National Enquirer Tabloids. Do stop by if you can, I'd love your opinion.

    Happy New Year

  37. Beautiful projects. I remember some of them. Looking forward to seeing what you do this year. I am grabbing your blog and party buttons. Hugs, Ginger

  38. What great projects!! I love them all! Can't wait to see what is to come!

  39. hi courtney- i'm a brand new follower.. found a link to you on another blog. Love it! visiting you from Colorado.. laura

  40. oh, that table is AAA-mazin'!

    thanks for popping over and commenting on my blog. love what i see over here!!