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I was feeling a bit in the mood for *red* today...
Maybe it's Valentines day and sweet reds and pinks popping up everywhere...

Maybe it's the sweet flower bouquets my husband brings...

or maybe I just felt like some color in the faded
landscape of winter...Whatever the reason,
I decided to change the wall above the sideboard in the dining area.
I was in a bit of a hurry to get things all done today and didn't get everything finished yet...
but, here it is so far~

A large oil painted floral takes center stage
surrounded with some of my red transferware from the kitchen & silver plates

Two galvanized troughs filled with some of the hydrangeas from the bedroom
and some of those gorgeous green hydrangeas that my friend Leslie sent to me a few months back~
I love lime green and these hydrangeas are THE best color!

A vintage metal tiered stand holds colorful champagne grapes

and is lined with an old coffee sack found at a thrift store.

Working on the finishing touches...
but am loving it so far.

On a side note~ I just signed up for a Facebook page for my blog-
I have no idea how to use Facebook ! Lol!!
If you are on Facebook and have any tips or hints on how to work with it-
would appreciate them! There is a little badge on the side for it.

Onto the review~
THANK YOU to EVERYONE who joined in last week!
We had a record number of participants
in Feathered Nest Friday!
There was sooo much eye candy and inspiration...
I so enjoy visiting all your lovely links!
Here are just a few that stood out for me.

Abbys Garden shared her darling creations from a surprise inspiration~
love it.
Antique Chase shared a beautiful collection of silver trophies~
I'm am on the lookout for some now! :)
Shelia over at Note Songs shared her delightful paper rose wreath
and all the ouch she went through to get it done!
Nancy from Nancy's Daily Dish shared her pink and sage tablescape-
soo romantic and pretty!
Miss Kim over at Savvy Southern Style shared a fantastic sideboard transformation!
Her furniture is always so pretty- this one is so inspired.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared your delightful finds,
designs and inspirations for feathering your nest!!

Let's get this weeks party started!
Share your decorating, flea finds, designs, etc.

Anything related to feathering your nest!

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

I would LOVE it if you would become
if you aren't already~ Just click that little follow button on my sidebar under
'Fabulous French Cottage Friends'

Please, NO links to stores or sales.

PLEASE 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 out and mingle!
Visit the other party goers
Show them some love.
Meet new friends and get some new inspiration for
Feathering your Nest!!

sharing with
Vintage Inspiration Friday


  1. Thanks for hosting Courtney! :)

    The wall is stunning with red plates. Love the flowers and the furniture piece is beautiful.

  2. Awww, you make me feel so special by featuring my pink and sage table. I was just ooohing and awwwwing over your sideboard and the arrangement above it. I love the way you decorate and group things together in your vignettes.
    The hydrangeas are really gorgeous. I think I've decided I need some in my bedroom so I'm going to go start looking around online for some as soon as I leave here.
    I thought that framed hydrangea you featured was so pretty too and Kim's furniture IS always lovely. I love Antique Chases trophies too.

    Have a wonderful weekend, and again, thank you for featuring my table setting! ;-) I'm honored!


  3. oh how beautiful! I feel like I am in a French cottage in Provence. I am still finalizing my outside that I started in the fall!


  4. is looking very romantic and Valentinish at your house- Love it! Diana

  5. Love those pretty reds!! I like that it reflects the holiday but isn't so Valentine-ey. Thank you for hosting us again this week, Courtney! Looking forward to seeing everyone's ideas.

  6. So lovely and romantic, Courtney. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Hi Courtney! Your new arrangement is so fresh and tres Francais! I'm enjoying the suggestion of spring.

  8. Courtney, thanks so much for featuring my sideboard. I love your chest in these pictures. What a beauty. I do wish you would post some pics without the white fading on them so I could see your goodies clearly. That chest looks amazing and that wall above is perfection!! Thanks for hosting.

  9. Thanks again my Dear friend for yet another fun party..Love all your red plates..but will tell you I would love to see more of that side board PLEASE!! with sugar on it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  10. Oh Courtney! You have NO idea how timely it is for me to see that gorgeous wall arrangement! I have been strategizing about what to do with some wall space in my dining room and this is just the inspiration I needed! Thanks! I hope it is ok that I linked up our little Valentine Advent. Its really all I have going on this week that qualifies as "Feathering" my nest. :-)
    Thanks as always for hosting!

  11. Courtney, you wall arrangement looks wonderful. I like mixing in the silver with the red. I have a friend who hangs her silver trays on her dining room wall. I've long admired that look.
    Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

  12. Hi Courtney! How pretty! I especially love those transferware plates...some of my favorites! The hydrangeas add the perfect touch! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  13. ...I think I shall call you the "french hydrandea cottage" ~ LOL!!
    all I can say is that your hydrangea bushes must be glorious!!!

    xo, Rosemary

  14. Hi Coutney, You know how much I love transferware and your plates are wonderful. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for hosting.

  15. Courtney,
    The new display looks very nice. Those are great features too. I love them all.

  16. Wow! That's a stunning vignette, Courtney! I know what you mean about seeing a little red in the house for February. I don't know about you, but I never decorated my house for Valentine's Day before, but this year I've been bringing in a bit of red and even bought a vintage-looking wooden red heart. :) Such an influence my blogging friends have on me.... lolol!

    I love your metal tiered stand with the coffee sack. Very vintage and rustic! :)

    xoxo laurie

  17. Hi Courtney!
    Thank you so much for featuring my trophy collection... You made my night! When you find some trophies, I hope you will share them with us! I love your sideboard, the hydrangeas, galvanized troughs, red transferware and oil painting... the entire vignette looks fresh and so inviting. Perfectly arranged but not staged.. love it!

  18. Hi Courtney,
    It's looking so pretty. I especially love the dried flowers, always a romantic here too!

    What lovelies folks shared last week, I enjoyed the "features". Have a great weekend!

  19. I'm loving what you've done with the wall and buffet. It looks great already. I can't wait to see your finishing touches. Hope all is well!

  20. What a stunning display you have there! It looks like something out of a magazine, better actually. Thanks for hosting!

  21. I am with Gloria I am dying to see your sideboard! It looks awesome the little peeks you gave!

    THanks for hosting!

  22. Hi Courtney! Oh, thank you, thank you for featuring the paper rose wreath I made! I'm so honored! :)
    Your sideboard is gorgeous and I love your plates on the wall and the vignette you've added to the top! Gorgeous!
    Did I tell you I was excited? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Bonjour Courtney - You collection of layered art above your sideboard looks fabulous and your French sideboard is simply to die for! Thanks for stopping by today.

  24. I Love your sideboard and how you are setting it up... You plates displayed on the wall are gorgeous and accent it so beautifully...
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs, Donna

  25. Hi Courtney,

    Thank you for hosting all the fun and inspiration !

  26. Courtney, The new wall arrangement looks great. Love the green hydrangeas. How did she get green. Did she cut them while they were green. Beautiful.
    Thanks for hosting, Ginger

  27. I love the tiered stand and galvanized troughs. It's all brought together beautifully.

    Lisa x

  28. Courtney, thanks for hosting the party every week! I linked our nest raising project(64) -- is that related to nest feathering?

    Love your wall grouping -- and that painting is gorgeous!

  29. I love the wall with all the plates...I have often wanted to do that! Your sideboard is fabulous and the hydrangeas look so pretty on it. Very nicely done, Courtney!


  30. Hi Courtney, It looks so pretty! And all put together very well. Thank You for hosting this evening. Have yourself a great weekend....Julian

  31. I love that you mixed the plates and the paintings on the wall. Looks great! Thanks for another fun party!!

    Susan and Bentley

  32. oooh i love what you did to your wall and i love the decoration, the plague sign above and the painting is so beautiful, really love the photos and everything you did, thanks for hosting and happy feathered nest friday!

  33. Pretty features this week. Love all of your plates on the wall.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    ~ Julie

  34. I am so sorry I posted the wrong thing and it would not let me delete it :( really sorry..Love your Blog it is Beautiful..

  35. I love the way you do your linky party as a normal blog post....and what a gorgeous post today! Thank you so much for hosting.


  36. Hi - I just love the eye candy on your blog!

    I posted #80 a kitchen I built for my kids.

  37. Thanks so much for hosting. Your arrangement looks lovely.

  38. Courtney, Always so beautiful!

  39. Courtney, every time I see something in your house, I think: ooh, how French! You are so good at display, girl!

  40. How pretty Courtney! Your sideboard is gorgeous!

  41. Courtney, you've touched on my weakness, red and white transferware. Who needs a china hutch with talent like yours. This looks beautiful. The oil painting too, just gorgous. Thank you for hosting such a nice link party, xoxo tami

  42. Looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  43. Once again, your red ensemble is fab. I have a thing for plates...I'll mosey on over and check out your FB doings.

    xoxo J.

  44. Your design ideas are so inspiring, Courtney. I love your look and the beautiful way you add just the right touch to a room. Thanks for hosting this fun party. I look forward to it every week.
    ~ Lynn

  45. Hi, I'm new to your blog and I am enamored! I love your display over that gorgeous sideboard? Cabinet? Beautiful!!!!

  46. What a gorgeous sideboard. I notice that many of us are diggin' the red this week. I simply love it. Thanks again for hosting ~ Dee
    p.s - I have got the cutest trophy you might like in my shop - take a peek.

  47. Your home is gorgeous. I love each vignette and when put all together these lovely details create the most enchanting corner of your home.


  48. How completely and totally gorgeous! Thanks for always inspiring!

  49. I just happened upon your blog and became your latest follower. I love what you have done and can't wait to see more, Char