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Feathered Nest Friday Holiday
is taking a Holiday this week- but will be back next Thursday!
Just in time to ring the New Year in with lots of Christmas decorating wrap-ups,
New Years party decor and fabulous finds from the holidays!!
Hope you will join me then!

Here's just a little bit of the kitchen tree this year.
It is just a small evergreen tree on the island... nothing fancy, nothing designed...
it is dotted with treasures from friends and little meaningful ornaments.
I have received several sweet gifts for the tree this year...
a bell with my name on it and a sweet little mouse with a candy cane tail from
my friend Lydia's 7 year old daughter- Miss Eva...
so darn sweet!
There are also doll skates and shoes, vintage Santa mugs and candy cane
garland mixed with some feather garland.
There are quite a few treasures in there as well, and
some of the treasures came from some very sweet blog friends.

About a week ago...
I was so touched to open my mailbox and find this sweet little surprise waiting for me.
I didn't know who it was from or what it could be-
but, wow!- so thoughtful and it looks absolutely darling on the kitchen tree- I love that it says 'Friends' on it...
It was from one of my blog friends in Canada- she and I met several months ago out here in blogland
and have become friends...
this is so sweet, Lisa.
Thank you so much!

Affectionately named ' Chicken Wire Queen' -
Miss Erin makes the most delightful chicken wire treasures-
and she sent one of them to me- it's darling- with Lion's on it - just perfect for a Leo- :)
and yes, Erin, I think you should make these and sell them! They are darling!
Thank you much!

This darling box came from Marie at Maries Maison-
I won one of her giveaway treats- so excited!- it is just darling-
I love the sweet Frenchy napkins inside too!
Thank you Marie!

I wanted to say thank you so much for these special thoughts and for the gifts of the Season.
I am so thankful to have met so many wonderful friends this year-
so many of you I have connected with on a personal level and am feeling very kindred with you this year...
means so much to me.

This is just a short but special post today -
Getting ready to head out to see the Nutcracker ballet with my favorite girl and the husband!
Happy Holidays!


  1. Wishing you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS. And thanks for sharing your Christmas decor..........Julian

  2. Enjoy the show! Have a Wonderful Christmas and blessings to you and yours for a very happy & healthy New Year! xox

  3. Enjoy! Have a delightful holiday weekend. See you next week.
    Merry Christmas! ~ sarah

  4. Courtney, Have a Wonderful Christmas with your family!
    big Christmas hugs,

  5. The winking Santa on your kitchen tree has made my morning. Have a blessed Christmas, Courtney!

    Ricki Jill

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family! What great gifts! I love the Nutcracker. Have a wonderful time!
    We took our daughters every year.
    ~ Julie

  7. Courtney - Have a wonderful Christmas with your family! Enjoy the Nutcracker too!